Customer Reviews | Audible.com
 

You no longer follow Lorna

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 Lorna

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

Lorna

I have a busy career, travel a lot and don't have much time to read, so I listen to Audio books. I love reading!

Johannesburg, South Africa | Member Since 2010

29
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 76 reviews
  • 76 ratings
  • 219 titles in library
  • 10 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
7
FOLLOWERS
4

  • Three Fates

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Bernadette Quigley
    Overall
    (641)
    Performance
    (519)
    Story
    (516)

    When the Lusitania sank, more than one 1,000 people died. One passenger, however, survived to become a changed man, giving up his life as a petty thief but keeping a small silver statue that would become a family heirloom to future generations. Now, nearly a century later, that heirloom, one of a priceless, long-separated set of three, has been snatched away from the Sullivans.

    Barbara says: "Nora at her best!"
    "Nora Roberts usual.."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I love Nora Roberts writing and this book was her usual good production. A bit like having a meal at a restaurant and when someone asks you a week later what it was like and you honestly can't remember.. It wasn't bad, it wasn't fantastic, it was acceptably ok.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seduction and Snacks

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Tara Sivec
    • Narrated By Romy Nordlinger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (275)
    Performance
    (253)
    Story
    (253)

    Claire is a 20-something, single mom who grudgingly helps her best friend sell sex toys while she attempts to make enough money to start her own business to give her foul-mouthed, but extremely loveable (when he's asleep) toddler a better life. When Carter, the one-night-stand from her past that changed her life forever, shows up in her hometown bar without any recollection of her besides her unique chocolate scent, Claire will make it a point that he remembers her this time. With Carter's undisguised shock at suddenly finding out he has a four-year-old son and Claire's panic that her stretch marks and slim-to-none bedroom experience will send the man of her dreams heading for the hills, the pair will do whatever they can to get their happily ever after.

    Angela says: "Very Good"
    "Funny, giggly and just out loud laughter.."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Seduction and Snacks?

    It was raunchy, hilarious, true to life and a good light hearted listen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I just loved Drew, Carter, Liz, Claire, Jenny, Jim the Dad George and that little terror Gavin.


    What about Romy Nordlinger’s performance did you like?

    I found her voice to be a bit gravelly, with an older sound to it and she isn't too good at character differentiation.. sometimes I got a bit lost and played cathc up on who was speaking..


    If you could take any character from Seduction and Snacks out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Oh I would take that Dad George.. hmmm.... ( ok, so I'm his age) what can I say.. ex Nam, Built like a brick sh@t house.. OMG..


    Any additional comments?

    This was a really good listen, very true to life, quite raunchy and yes we all have wandering minds when we have sex.. Does my tummy look flat enough? Hope I don't fart.. I shouldn't have eatn all of those dried prunes.. lol!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Longest Ride

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By January LaVoy, Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    Two couples. Two love stories. One epic tale. Ninety-one-year-old Ira Levinson is in trouble. Struggling to stay conscious after a car crash, with his mind fading, an image of his adored - and long-dead - wife Ruth appears. Urging him to hang on, she lovingly recounts the joys and sorrows of their life together - how they met, the dark days of WWII and its unrelenting effect on their families. A few miles away, college student Sophia Danko's life is about to change.

    Lorna says: "Just beautiful... sigh!"
    "Just beautiful... sigh!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Longest Ride to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the hard copy


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Longest Ride?

    I wouldn't want to spoil the story, but it was so poignant with deep love..


    Which character – as performed by January LaVoy and Ron McLarty – was your favorite?

    All the characters were special.. The deep love of the old and the new fresh love of the young


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me think of my own marriage.. 30 years long, I could feel myself relating to the old man.. that deep love...


    Any additional comments?

    I love Nicholas Sparks, the way he writes love stories.. he just gets it! You wont be dissapointed with this beautiful double story that collides into an amazing dance..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Just Another Kid

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Torey Hayden
    • Narrated By Tara Ochs
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    A dramatic and remarkable narrative of an extraordinary teacher's determination, from the author of the Sunday Times bestsellers The Tiger's Child and One Child. Torey Hayden faced six emotionally troubled kids no other teacher could handle - three recent arrivals from battle-torn Northern Ireland, badly traumatized by the horrors of war; an eleven-year-old boy, who only knew life inside an institution; an excitable girl, aggressive and sexually precocious at the age of eight; and seven-year-old Leslie, perhaps the most hopeless of all, unresponsive and unable to speak.

    Lorna says: "Usual Torey story"
    "Usual Torey story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Torey Hayden and/or Tara Ochs?

    I enjoy her books and the narration.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Not sure.. Torey's books are non fiction, so they are her stories..


    What three words best describe Tara Ochs’s performance?

    Good narration and character reading


    Did Just Another Kid inspire you to do anything?

    No, but I enjoy the fact that children are helped.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Overheard in a Dream: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Torey Hayden
    • Narrated By Jean Alexander
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Bestselling author Torey Hayden's novel is a fascinating study of a fractured family, a troubled child, and a psychiatrist's attempts to rescue them. Conor, aged nine, arrives in the play therapy room of child psychiatrist James Innes with the diagnosis "autistic". His mother Laura, an aloof, enigmatic novelist, can't handle him. His rancher father, embroiled in divorcing Laura, does not feel there is anything wrong with Conor. His six-year-old sister Morgana insists he really does see ghosts.

    Lorna says: "Strangely obscure"
    "Strangely obscure"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Overheard in a Dream? What did you like least?

    It was obscure and almost a fantasy bordering on a Narnia type scenario. I'm quite indifferent.. liked it, didn't like it..


    Would you recommend Overheard in a Dream to your friends? Why or why not?

    If you are looking for fiction no.. if you think that it's the usual Torey hayden.. no..


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jean Alexander?

    yes, her nattation is good. But she does muddle male and female characters at times.


    Was Overheard in a Dream worth the listening time?

    If you have the time.. yes... but really no..


    Any additional comments?

    A bland read.. I'm no sure Torey herself knew what to expect while writing it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    Overall
    (271)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
    (245)

    Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? Just how well can you ever know the person you love? These are the questions that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.

    Janie says: "Get Gone Girl soon!"
    "Not your typical "whodunnit""
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    It took me a few chapters to get into this book. When I started listening I thought I had bought a romantic novel with a sicky love story.. Girl meets boy, blah, blah, blah.. I nearly stopped listening, but pushed on because I was on a road trip. Well, what can I say! It turned out to be fantastic.. So push through and enjoy!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Looking for Me

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Beth Hoffman
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (441)
    Performance
    (390)
    Story
    (394)

    Beth Hoffman’s bestselling debut, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, won admirers and acclaim with its heartwarming story and cast of unforgettable characters. Now her unique flair for evocative settings and richly drawn Southern personalities shines in her compelling new novel, Looking for Me.

    Jill says: "It is like listening to a friend...."
    "A sweet gentle story....."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is a sweet gentle story of a country girl that finds herself in a big city and makes a life for herself in restoring antique furniture..
    It was an undulating gentle and calm story. A book that wont keep you sitting gripping the edges of your chair, but will keep you captivated wit its gentle twists and turns filled with real people.. I wasn't dissapointed! Jenna lamia as the narrator did the story proud with her beautiful expressive narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Deep Blue Good-By: A Travis McGee Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By John D. MacDonald
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1103)
    Performance
    (929)
    Story
    (940)

    He's a self-described beach bum who won his houseboat in a card game. He's also a knight errant who's wary of credit cards, retirement benefits, political parties, mortgages, and television. He only works when his cash runs out, and his rule is simple: he'll help you find whatever was taken from you, as long as he can keep half.

    Michael Cavacini says: "An Entertaining Start To A Classic Series"
    "Bleh.... Penny Horrible...."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A penny horrible of note! Full of awful cliches...
    Don't waste your time - unless you enjoy trashy reads...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Keith Richards
    • Narrated By Johnny Depp, Joe Hurley, Keith Richards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (109)

    With the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics and the songs that roused the world, and over four decades he lived the original rock-and-roll life: taking the chances he wanted, speaking his mind, and making it all work in a way that no one before him had ever done. Now, at last, the man himself tells us the story of life in the crossfire hurricane. And what a life....

    David says: "A rare insight into a rock legend"
    "What a treat!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Oh my word, I so enjoyed this book! I gobbled it up and wanted more... and then last nut not least there were little snippets of Keith himself narrating.... Wow!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unstuff Your Life: Kick the Clutter Habit and Completely Organize Your Life for Good

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Andrew J. Mellen
    • Narrated By Andrew J. Mellen
    Overall
    (864)
    Performance
    (720)
    Story
    (693)

    Arguably the most organized man in America, Andrew J. Mellen has created unique, lasting techniques for streamlined living, bringing order out of chaos for a client list that includes attorneys, filmmakers, and even psychologists. With Unstuff Your Life! he puts his powerful program in the hands of his widest audience yet.

    Angela says: "My lightbulb moment"
    "Brilliant for those that need a bit of organising."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    brilliant and practical hints and tips to organise your life.. and to unclutter the clutter.

    I listen in stages between other books and you can also visit the website for more tips..
    Most helpful!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Bone Bed: Scarpetta, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    In Alberta, Canada, an eminent paleontologist disappears from a dinosaur dig site, and at the Cambridge Forensic Center, Kay Scarpetta receives a grisly communication that gives her a dreadful reason to suspect this may become her next case. Then, with shocking speed, events begin to unfold.

    A body recovered from Boston Harbor reveals bizarre trace evidence hinting of a link to other unsolved cases that seem to have nothing in common. Who is behind all this? And whom can Scarpetta trust?

    Lorna says: "A good story.. usual Scarpetta.."
    "A good story.. usual Scarpetta.."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I cannot fault this book, but I must be honest.. I was a little bored. maybe I've had too much of Kay Scarpetta.. blah, blah, blah..... I didn't finish it, but probably will go back t it once i'm over my boredom. If you are an avid Scarpetta fan, then by all means read this one!

    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.