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ratings
14
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HELPFUL VOTES
8

  • The House of Stairs

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Annie Wauters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    When Elizabeth Vetch spots Bell for the first time in 17 years, she chases her down in order to learn why her old friend committed a terrible murder all those years ago. Bell has been in prison ever since the mysterious events that took place at the House of Stairs, a London mansion full of over-privileged, overstuffed, and somewhat sinister boarders, landed her there. Now it’s up to Lizzie to put together the pieces of her friend’s - and her own - fateful past.

    bonnie says: "Such an irritating reader"
    "Such an irritating reader"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The House of Stairs?

    The performance.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Ruth Rendell again?

    As a rule, I enjoy Ruth Rendell


    How could the performance have been better?

    The reader sounds like a short-winded smoker!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I can't even finish the first chapter because of the reader


    Any additional comments?

    Yes, I would like to return this audiobook

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Tale for the Time Being

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ruth Ozeki
    • Narrated By Ruth Ozeki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (414)
    Performance
    (372)
    Story
    (371)

    In Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. A diary is Nao's only solace - and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox - possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami.

    Karen says: "Engaging story beautifully read"
    "UGHH!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, I found both the story, if you want to call it a story, and the narration grating.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Ruth Ozeki again?

    I doubt it.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ruth Ozeki’s performances?

    Probably not.


    Was A Tale for the Time Being worth the listening time?

    Didn't spend that much time. After chapter 3, I gave up


    5 of 26 people found this review helpful

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