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Roxanne

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Member Since 2012

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  • Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jules Verne
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (992)
    Performance
    (821)
    Story
    (809)

    A Signature Performance: Tim Curry, the source of our inspiration, returns – this time, he captures the quirky enthusiasm of this goofily visionary adventure.

    Ramon says: "Feels like Jules Verne"
    "Hard when you walk in with high expectations"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It wasn't the reader or anything - it was just that I had fairly high expectations for the book as it is such a classic. I found the characters for the most part fairly irritating and I honestly could relate to none of them. It is a book that I think would have benefited from being read on my eReader as there were many words that are no longer in common usage (as well a numerous geological references).


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  • The Irresistible Henry House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Lisa Grunwald
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (122)

    It is the middle of the 20th century, and in a home economics program at a prominent university, real babies are being used to teach mothering skills to young women. For a young man raised in these unlikely circumstances, finding real love and learning to trust will prove to be the work of a lifetime. In this captivating novel, bestselling author Lisa Grunwald gives us the sweeping tale of an irresistible hero and the many women who love him.

    Jennifer says: "Well worth your time and credit"
    "Not my normal cup of tea"
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    Would you listen to The Irresistible Henry House again? Why?

    No - I enjoyed it the first time but it's not as if I feel I would gain better insight the next time. I felt the story was easy to follow and so lended itself well to an audio book.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Lisa Grunwald? Why or why not?

    Yes - as a departure from my sci-fi reading this book was a nice change of pace.


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

    I've never listened to Oliver Whyman before but I enjoyed his characterizations.


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  • Bloody Jack

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By L.A. Meyer
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1074)
    Performance
    (592)
    Story
    (587)

    Life as a ship's boy aboard HMS Dolphin is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of 18th-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas. There's only one problem: Jacky is a girl. And she will have to use every bit of her spirit, wit, and courage to keep the crew from discovering her secret.

    Terry says: "Sometimes it clicks"
    "My first audio book and I will never forget it"
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    Would you listen to Bloody Jack again? Why?

    Yes probably just to see if I enjoy it as much the second time.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It totally caught me off guard. It is not my usual genre and I picked it because of the reader and I thought Katherine Kellgren did a stellar job of the book and I will definitely be looking for more of her work.

    My motivation for purchasing this book was to pass the time on a 5 hour drive to a conference. Not only did it keep me awake for the drive - I was waiting for breaks so that I could continue listening and was exited for the drive home so I could hear more of the story.

    I'm just concerned that possibly it will be hard to live up to the expectations for audio books after starting with this one hahaha.


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