You no longer follow Kathie

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 Kathie

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

Kathie

ratings
526
REVIEWS
16
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
22

  • Her Dark Knight

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Sharon Cullen
    • Narrated By Helen Stern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (98)

    Madelaine Alexander is on a mission. When her boss sends her to the hottest nightclub in town to meet with the owner, she won't be deterred, even if that means standing in line for 58 minutes in torturous heels while she'd rather be home in her pj's with a bowl of popcorn.

    Robbie says: "Enjoyable Read"
    "Worst audio book ever"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Horrible narration - horrible production. Totally improbable storyline. Terrible dialogue. I really don't get all the positive reviews. Just can't finish it - and I really tried.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rescued by a Highlander: Clan Grant, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Keira Montclair
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (128)

    Forced into a betrothal to a man she hates, her only way out is to escape to a convent. Laird Alexander Grant is honor bound to rescue Maddie after seeing the bruises on her face. What he doesn't realize is that once he holds the beaten lass in his arms, his heart will never be the same. He vows revenge for the abuse she was forced to endure and yearns to make the sweet woman with an iron will his, but can he help her fight the demons in her mind left behind by her abusers' horrid treatment?

    Amy says: "Respectful Handling of a Touching Story"
    "Just Say No"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Actually, I'm pretty sure this is the worst.... simply the worst story ever. Mr. Ferguson does a laudable job - but there is simply no depth to this book - at all. Ridiculous - and I have read plenty of bad books. This is the worst.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Temptation of the Night Jasmine

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Lauren Willig
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (124)

    The much- anticipated fifth installment in the inventive and original Pink Carnation series.

    Bethany says: "Disapointing Reader"
    "Still fun. Still entertaining, If not my favorite."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I've enjoyed this series - especially the switch between the historical and the modern day. I prefer Kate Reading - she being the narrator will often convince me to listen. But Justine Eyre is not bad at all - in fact I think she did a very nice job. I liked her reading of Eloise better in fact. The story is a bit slow in the beginning but picks up. As many of the reviewers have noted, I prefer the earlier episodes to this one but will probably continue the series. Her characters are fun and well developed - though in this one they are not as entertaining as in the previous books. This is fun and well read but not as good, or funny, as previous installments.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Curse of the Pharaohs: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1597)
    Performance
    (989)
    Story
    (989)

    The sun rides high over the British Empire and the light still sparkles brightly in Amelia Peabody's eye as she returns for her second adventure in archaeology and romantic mystery as recounted in her lively journal, The Curse of the Pharaohs.

    Michelle says: "So much fun!"
    "Thank goodness for Barbara Rosenblat!!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I love Amelia Peabody and nobody could "do" her like Ms. Rosenblat does. I rushed through book one so I could hear this installment read by one of my favorite narrators. I was not disappointed! Within a few minutes I had a smile plastered on my face - where it stayed during the entire story. All the characters come alive. Brilliant, brilliant brilliant!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Place: Dublin Murder Squad, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Stephen Hogan, Lara Hutchinson
    Overall
    (1549)
    Performance
    (1369)
    Story
    (1360)

    "The Secret Place", a board where the girls at St Kilda's School can pin up their secrets anonymously, is normally a mishmash of gossip and covert cruelty, but today someone has used it to reignite the stalled investigation into the murder of handsome, popular Chris Harper. Stephen joins forces with the abrasive Detective Antoinette Conway to find out who and why.

    Diane says: "Incredibly disappointing"
    "O.M.G. - Mostly Good Murder Squad Installment"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was a bit put off by the "Valley Girl" dialogue from (mostly) the "mean girls", and the portrayal of them is fairly one dimensional. However, I loved the back and forth between the past and the present investigation. It has Tana French's touch with building characters, and developing them - even in the length of only one day. It was not as suspenseful as some earlier installments, but the frustration and tension felt by the detectives was palpable. I found myself changing my mind about the culprit's identity several times. Lara Hutchinson was hard to understand but she was adequate. Mr. Hogan did have an odd interpretation of one of the girls; though over all I think he did a very good job.

    Not my favorite in the series (Book Three), but it did not disappoint - neither in the build up nor the end. I am looking forward to the next installment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Island of Glass: Dragonblade Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Kathryn Le Veque
    • Narrated By Tim Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    1333 A.D. - The lovely and educated Lady Aubrielle Grace di Witney is what is kindly termed an unmanageable woman. Her uncle, the Earl of Wrexham, has been awarded custody of his niece because her mother can no longer handle the head-strong beauty. Like a coward, the earl abdicates his duties to his most powerful knight, Sir Kenneth St. Hever with the instructions to transform her into a submissive lady. Aubrielle and Kenneth are at odds from the onset; Kenneth expects obedience and Aubrielle is less than compliant.

    Nicole Laverdure says: "Ms. Leveque has done it again!"
    "Child Literature with Mature Scenes"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was able to finish Island of Glass, but at times laughed out loud at the formatted (and a bit modern) dialogue. I finally decided that the story was written with a writers' program, or was actually a children's novel with sex added. The actual story was ok, or I would not have been able to finish it; but the narrative and dialogue was awkward and simplistic. Very unbelievable.

    Hate to judge, as Ms. Le Vegue appears to be a successful writer. But I'll not be tackling the third installment.

    And by the way, forget the epilogue. That actually made me mad enough to bother with a review.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • We Are Water: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Wally Lamb
    • Narrated By Wally Lamb, George Guidall, Maggi-Meg Reed, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1391)
    Performance
    (1249)
    Story
    (1257)

    After 27 years of marriage and three children, Anna Oh - wife, mother, outsider artist - has fallen in love with Viveca, the wealthy Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her success. They plan to wed in the Oh family’s hometown of Three Rivers in Connecticut. But the wedding provokes some very mixed reactions and opens a Pandora’s Box of toxic secrets - dark and painful truths that have festered below the surface of the Ohs' lives.

    Suzn F says: "Lamb writes Fine Literature/What a Book!"
    "Again, Mr. Lamb, You Nail It - The Perfect Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - I have already done so. The narration is wonderful; the story is powerful.Presenting it as five - six narratives (sometimes of the same event) connects you to the characters and to the story in a way that one perspective could not.


    What other book might you compare We Are Water to and why?

    Freedom by Jonathan Franzen comes to mind in that it covers several years of a relationship with multiple points of view.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I did not read the book, so I can not tell how it would have been different. However, the narrator who performed creepy Kent's character made my skin crawl. The presentation of Orion, Annie and Andrew was very vivid. I don't think reading their narratives would have been the same.


    Who was the most memorable character of We Are Water and why?

    I think perhaps it was Andrew, though I connected the most with Orion. Andrew surprised me - he was a great guy hidden behind the facade of dogmatic religiosity. As your understanding of him evolves, he becomes someone you really like and root for - and remember.


    Any additional comments?

    I've read (listened to) all of Wally Lamb's books and loved them all. This story could have been trite - in that one of the themes is over used in books and movies - but it was not trite. The characters are written with three dimensions - not all good, and not all bad. I will continue to think of them for a while.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Firelight: Darkest London, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Kristen Callihan
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (374)
    Performance
    (348)
    Story
    (346)

    Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family's fortune decimated and forced her to wed London's most nefarious nobleman. Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it's selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can't help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn't felt in a lifetime.

    Jennifer says: "What's behind the mask?"
    "Really really great story!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I loved this story! The performance was wonderful! This is a great love story... not the typical romance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Sweet Folly

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Laura Kinsale
    • Narrated By Nicholas Boulton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (285)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (264)

    Through their innocent correspondence, a lonely young wife grows to love an imaginary man thousands of miles away. But when he returns to England from India, her idea of reality is turned upside down. Drawn from a safe world of tea and parlor chat into madness and mystery, she cannot find her own cherished Robert in the frightening stranger who claims her love. Laura Kinsale personally chose the exceptional talent of Nicholas Boulton to voice her favorite heroine, sweet, witty Folie with her ferret, Toot.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Delightful Journey of Romance vs Reality"
    "Another brilliant read from Kinsale and Boulton"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    As with the other Kinsale books I've enjoyed, the two main characters are interesting and complex. The secondary characters are also well developed. The story is unveiled skillfully and I enjoyed it completely. The story had similar themes as Prince of Midnight and Flowers from the Storm - wherein the main character is in a struggle for recovery or redemption. Ms. Kinsale's characters are not drawn from the model of male or female perfection; they evolve through the course of the story.

    This is a sweet love story that takes place over a number of years; there is a bit of adventure and a nice bit of romance.

    And, as always, Boulton's narration alone is worth the credit.

    13 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • What the Duke Desires: The Duke's Men, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Sabrina Jeffries
    • Narrated By Corrie James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (281)
    Performance
    (253)
    Story
    (251)

    Maximilian Cale, the Duke of Lyons, long ago buried his grief for his missing elder brother, Peter. When a mysterious note arrives from Tristan Bonnaud asserting that the Duke's brother is alive, it leads Max straight to the winsome Lisette Bonnaud, illegitimate daughter of a viscount and Tristan's sister.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Romance, Mystery, and a Duke."
    "Stunningly Awful."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Half way through part one it appeared the author decided to "phone it in". Really, really not worth a credit.

    1 of 5 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.