You no longer follow Camille

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Camille

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Camille

Katy,, TX, United States | Member Since 2005

15
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 9 reviews
  • 88 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Mister Monday: The Keys to the Kingdom, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Garth Nix
    • Narrated By Allan Corduner
    Overall
    (395)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (106)

    Arthur Penhaligon is not supposed to be a hero. He is, in fact, supposed to die an early death. But then his life is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock.

    Brooke P. Anderson says: "For 9-12 year olds, excellent"
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    I found this book because I was looking for other reads by Allan Corduner. He is a terrific narrator. I had been hoping to read this series at some point so I was pleased that I could listen to his performance of the book. He reads all the books in the series. I am looking forward to the next one.

    You can read the plot summary above. The idea that a "will" can be fragmented into pieces of print or text was an imaginative and original idea.

    This is also a very positive "adoption" story. Arthur is is adopted because his parents died in a pandemic. The loving devotion of his adoptive parents and his strong relationships with his siblings were a very happy aspect of the storyline.

    Very entertaining listen. Would be good as a family listen on a car trip.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Agatha Raisin: Potted Gardener and The Walkers of Dembley (Dramatisation)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Penelope Keith
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Penelope Keith stars as Agatha Raisin in two more full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramas. Agatha Raisin, the Columbo of the Cotswolds, is back in two more full-cast dramas based on the bestselling books by M. C. Beaton.

    Ellen says: "Dramatized Radio Production, Not Unabridged Book"
    "Radio play"
    Overall

    This is performed more like a radio play than a pure audiobook. Penelope Keith is a perfect Agatha Raisin. Very fun.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Revelation: A Matthew Shardlake Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    Overall
    (426)
    Performance
    (267)
    Story
    (266)

    C.J. Sansom's Matthew Shardlake mysteries whisk listeners back in time to the tumultuous court of King Henry VIII. Shardlake has his hands full this time defending a young religious fanatic who has been thrown into Bedlam. On top of that, Shardlake's friend is murdered, and the quest to find the killer leads Shardlake right to the steps of the king's latest romantic conquest, Catherine Parr.

    Fara says: "Great entertainment!"
    "History and mystery"
    Overall

    I am such a fan of this series. Sansom mixes history and mystery in these superb historical thrillers. Revelation is a fascinating glimpse into the religious turmoil that marked Henry VIII's reign. Steven Crossley's narration is so well done. Cannot recommend this series too highly.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Way of All Flesh

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Samuel Butler
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (22)

    This brilliant satirical novel, tracing the life and loves of Ernest Pontifex, has continued in popularity since its original publication in 1903. Every generation finds in The Way of All Flesh a reaffirmation of youth's rightful struggle against the tyranny of harsh parents and its admirable will for freedom of personal expression.

    Jake says: "Really spectacular"
    "Victorian humor"
    Overall

    Frederick Davidson brought Butler's humor and irony to life with his pitch perfect reading of this story. I was running out of time to finish the book for a my reading group when I found this version.
    This is not a book I would have chosen for "light" reading but Davidson's delivery really brought the story of the hapless Theobald Pontifex and his hypocritical Victorian parents to life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sabriel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Garth Nix
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    Overall
    (1169)
    Performance
    (554)
    Story
    (560)

    Ever since she was a tiny child, Sabriel has lived outside the walls of the Old Kingdom, away from the random power of Free Magic, and away from the Dead who won't stay dead. But now her father, the Mage Abhorsen, is missing, and to find him Sabriel must cross back into that world.

    Erin says: "One of the Best Audio Books I've Heard"
    "High fantasy"
    Overall

    Tim Curry has the perfect voice for this unusual fantasy. I had tried to read Sabriel several times because so many people told me I would enjoy it. I found the audiobook a great way to finally experience the book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Pillars of the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12421)
    Performance
    (4821)
    Story
    (4856)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Got 40 hours to kill? You’ll find the time when you start listening to Lee’s take on Follett’s epic – and widely celebrated – novel of 12th-century England. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...and of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame....

    Joseph says: "Good historical setting, but loose story."
    "Splendid"
    Overall

    With out a doubt, this is one of the BEST audiobooks I have every listened to. John Lee's narration is brilliant. His characterizations are true and never forced. A treat, really.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Diana Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Tina Brown
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (41)

    In The Diana Chronicles, you will meet a formidable female cast and understand as never before the society that shaped them: among them, Diana's sexually charged mother, her bad-girl sister-in-law, Fergie, and, most formidable of them all, her mother-in-law, the Queen. Add Camilla Parker-Bowles, the ultimate "other woman" into this combustible mix, and it's no wonder that Diana broke out of her royal cage into celebrity culture, where she found her own power and used it to devastating effect.

    Chris says: "Privileged people behaving badly"
    "Fascinating"
    Overall

    If you are not an Anglophile or did not get up in the wee hours of the morning to watch the wedding of Diana and Charles, you are probably not going to be interested in this book.

    I thought it was an interesting and riveting listen. Rosalyn Landor's narration was wonderful. The quality of my download was excellent. I did not have any issues with echo or hollowness of sound as another listener did.

    Diana did not make a world-altering discovery or lead a country but there is no doubt she had a gift for touching peoples' hearts and giving comfort. She could have been an asset to the royals. Their own jealousy and inability to help her along with her own self-centered, destructive and selfish behavior doomed the marriage.

    Tina Brown presents a fair and well-rounded look at the royal family and Diana. Brown knew Diana but fairly paints her manipulativeness as well as her compassionate and loving side. At the end of the book, you can really feel sympathy for all the players in this real-life drama.

    What potential, what a waste and lost opportunity for them all. Hopefully her sons will benefit and learn from the story.

    I thought this was a great listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mulch: A Gardening Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Ann Ripley
    • Narrated By Lynda Evans
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Organic gardner and television host Louise Eldridge is filling in the low spots of her garden with grass collected from the neighborhood. Organic gardner and television host Louise Eldridge is filling in the low spots of her garden with grass collected from the neighborhood. When body parts start turning up in the mulch, Louise begins an investigation.

    William says: "It's just so much compost"
    "Average"
    Overall

    I was interested in the gardening aspect of the story but over all I did not think this was a strong mystery. Washington DC social settings and White House intrigue impact a family that has moved to the area for the CIA spy husband's new assignment. I found it interesting enough to listen to the end and I will try one more in the series. The performance was ok. I could hear paper pages turning in some parts.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Magyk: Septimus Heap, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Angie Sage
    • Narrated By Allan Corduner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1582)
    Performance
    (707)
    Story
    (719)

    The first book in this enthralling new series by Angie Sage leads readers on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters and magykal charms, potions, and spells. Magyk is an original story of lost and rediscovered identities, rich with humor and heart.

    Lindsey says: "Very enjoyable"
    "Brilliant read/listen"
    Overall

    Allan Corduner is a brilliant narrator. His voicings are spot on and never forced. Magyk is a fun story but it is Corduner's performance that makes this audiobook a wonderful wonderful treat. I was dismayed to discover he did NOT narrate the two sequels. It took awhile to get used to the new narrator. I have started listening to The Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix because Corduner narrates.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.