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Virginia

Laguna Woods, CA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Rosemary's Baby

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Ira Levin
    • Narrated By Mia Farrow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (123)

    She is a housewife: young, healthy, blissfully happy. He is an actor: charismatic and ambitious. The spacious, sun-filled apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side is their dream home, a dream that turns into an unspeakable nightmare. Enter the chilling world of Ira Levin, where terror is as near as your new neighbors and where evil wears the most innocent face of all.

    Michael E. Wallster says: "Here Be Witches"
    "WOW! A GREAT STORY"
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    If you could sum up Rosemary's Baby in three words, what would they be?

    Scary, scary, scary!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked this book the first time I read it when I was a lot younger than now. Now, when I listened to it, it was even better. I'm an avid reader from Audible, and this was right at the top of my listening list. Great story. It's at the top of my "can't put down" books.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The "birthing" scene, just great.


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

    Couldn't stop listening. A rare feeling for me. I have listened to many, many books and this book made me scared of sounds in my condo.


    Any additional comments?

    Just a really good listen. But be prepared to listen more than you planned because it's REALLY, REALLY SCARY!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Micro: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton, Richard Preston
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    Overall
    (807)
    Performance
    (691)
    Story
    (703)

    In a locked Honolulu office building, three men are found dead with no sign of struggle except for the ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly invisible to the human eye. In the lush forests of Oahu, groundbreaking technology has ushered in a revolutionary era of biological prospecting. Trillions of microorganisms, tens of thousands of bacteria species, are being discovered; they are feeding a search for priceless drugs and applications on a scale beyond anything previously imagined.

    Amanda says: "Honey, I Shrunk Your I.Q."
    "ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I'VE EVER LISTENED TO"
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    Would you listen to Micro again? Why?

    Yes, this book I would listen to again. Although I know the ending, this books is so scary and so awful in its insides, it's just one of the top books ever, and over 75 years I've read and listened to plenty of books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's so scary in that its something that really could happen in our lifetime. A wonderful story that asks us to believe whether or not it could happen in our lifetime. Awesome listening.


    What about John Bedford Lloyd’s performance did you like?

    He is very smooth in his narration. He can make you feel that you are part of this book. He is wonderful, so good that I would pick HIS narration over many of the readers who miss the mark in tone and and in creating a world that's truly possible.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Is this our world to come?


    Any additional comments?

    I'm unable to read books any longer, but I know a good listen when I hear it. The author and narrator are both on the same page. You won't be disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Edge: An FBI Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated By Robert Lawrence
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (234)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (157)

    Baffled by a seemingly supernatural connection to his critically injured sister, an FBI special agent heads to the Oregon coast in search of a more plausible explanation for his sudden ESP, only to discover more puzzling mysteries.

    Jason Major says: "It was ok..."
    "GREAT READER MAKES THIS STORY"
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    Would you listen to The Edge again? Why?

    No, I listen to very few books again. But the reader was exceptional. Wonderful voice.


    What other book might you compare The Edge to and why?

    I can't compare this book to any other because this is the first time with this author and reader.


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

    Definitely! He voice is great in making each character come alive.


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

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Symbol

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9196)
    Performance
    (3411)
    Story
    (3491)

    Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

    Frank says: "Not his best"
    "SUPER DUPER STORY AND NARRATION"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, family and/or friends. It's just a great over-all thriller.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It kept me on edge; I could have stayed up all night (first book I have ever kept me wanting to hear the next part. GREAT!


    Have you listened to any of Paul Michael’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I've never heard Paul Michael until this time. I KNOW I'll look for his name whenever I buy another book. He's really GREAT.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No. I was very smoothly done throughout.


    Any additional comments?

    I sure hope that I'll hear more Paul Michael in the future. Dan Brown will be on my top 10 list to read more of his works.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By William Peter Blatty
    • Narrated By William Peter Blatty, Eliana Shaskan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (467)
    Performance
    (429)
    Story
    (433)

    Four decades after it first shook the nation, then the world, William Peter Blatty's thrilling masterwork of faith and demonic possession returns in an even more powerful form. Raw and profane, shocking and blood-chilling, it remains a modern parable of good and evil and perhaps the most terrifying novel ever written.

    Purdy Oaten says: "Add 3 Hours&40 Years&Let Simmer Till Very Dark"
    "WOW! Just as good as it was 20 yrs. ago"
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    If you could sum up The Exorcist in three words, what would they be?

    BEST OF THRILLERS, It scared me as much as the older book and the movie. DON'T MISS


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Exorcist?

    The exorcism


    What does William Peter Blatty and Eliana Shaskan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voices bring out the evil in tone that you cannot get in a reading book.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Exorcist and why?

    The little girl and what evil can do


    Any additional comments?

    You'll never regret getting this book to re-visit evil!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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