Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow Susan

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 Susan

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

Susan

Richland, WA USA | Member Since 2001

ratings
18
REVIEWS
5
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
3

  • Trace: A Scarpetta Novel

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (5)

    In Trace, Kay Scarpetta travels to Richmond, Virginia, at the odd behest of the recently appointed Chief Medical Examiner, who claims that he needs her help to solve a perplexing crime. When she arrives, however, Scarpetta finds that nothing is as she expected: her former lab is in the final stages of demolition; the inept chief isn't the one who requested her after all; her old assistant chief has developed personal problems that he won't reveal; and a glamorous FBI agent meddles with the case.

    Susan says: "Not Up to Scarpetta Standards"
    "Not Up to Scarpetta Standards"
    Overall

    Please don't let this novel prevent you from trying others in the Kay Scarpetta series. I admit, this was a disappointing novel. Very little suspense, no real climax, a flat ending. However, the earlier Scarpetta novels were great, and I can highly recommend them. From Potter's Field, Black Notice, The Body Farm, and others were excellent reads. Note: I have not cared for Patricia Cornwell's non-Scarpetta efforts (Southern Cross, and Isle of Dogs come to mind), and this particular Scarpetta novel seems more of that ilk.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anne of Green Gables

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By L.M. Montgomery
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (153)

    On Prince Edward Island, aging siblings Mathew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt a boy to help with chores around the farm. But when Mathew arrives at the train platform, the only living creature in sight, legs dangling from the piles of shingles where she sits, is a freckled, green-eyed, redheaded little girl. Mathew senses immediately that life at Green Gables is going to be very different. And how right he is.

    Catherine says: "kindred spirit"
    "Anne of Green Gables, Narrated by Barbara Caruso"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I never read any of the Anne of Green Gables series when I was growing up. I think I purchased this one on an Audible special. I am SO glad I did! I enjoyed the book so much, that I have already purchased the second and third books in the series from Audible, as well as a Kindle edition of the complete collection. I wish ALL of the books in the series were available from Audible, read by Barbara Caruso. I think I probably enjoyed the book more now, as a 50-something adult, than I would have in my younger days. The stories within this book lightened my heart. Such good, clean, heartwarming, funny tales. And I love Barbara Caruso's reading. Not overly dramatic, which I can find quite tiresome. Just perfect!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The God of the Hive: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (912)
    Performance
    (556)
    Story
    (563)

    New York Times best-selling author Laurie R. King enjoys immense popularity and a resounding chorus of critical acclaim for her exquisite mysteries. The God of the Hive continues the thread King began in The Language of Bees, in which Mary Russell and her famous husband, Sherlock Holmes, face trouble with Scotland Yard and the deadliest of adversaries.

    connie says: "Imaginative and engrossing listen"
    "Read The Language of Bees B4 The God of the Hive!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I just started listening to "The God of the Hive," and I don't normally rate a book before I've completed it. However, I wanted to alert other listeners that they should read "The Language of Bees" BEFORE reading "The God of the Hive"! I am so glad that I had already decided to read this series in order. This book picks up ONE DAY AFTER the conclusion of "The Language of Bees", and the storyline between the two books, insofar as I can tell from listenting to the first 30 minutes or so, is continuous. The events referenced to this point in the book are direct occurrences in the previous book. I think the listener would miss a great deal of information, reading these two books out of sequence. I love Laurie R. King's stories of Mary Russel and Sherlock Holmes, but I like stand alone novels. In my opinion, "The God of the Hive" is definitely NOT a stand alone novel.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Scott Adams
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (475)
    Performance
    (442)
    Story
    (444)

    Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the strategy he has used since he was a teen to invite failure in, to embrace it, then pick its pocket.

    VyTri says: "Sucess advice from a cartoonist!"
    "Not What I Was Expecting, Nor What I Wanted"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    If you're looking for the humor of Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip, keep looking. If you're looking for one man's ideas about diet, exercise, and self affirmations, and his suggestions about how to apply them to your life, then this might be the book for you. I was not looking for a self-help book. I bought this because it was an Audible Daily Deal, AND because it was written by Scott Adams. It turns out that those reasons, alone or in combination, are not sufficient reasons to buy an audiobook, and least not for me. I almost chose to not finishing this book. I got pretty tired of hearing the same ideas, and the same disclaimers about them not being "advice" (read CYA here), over and over again. The only reason I chose to finish the book is that I do not like it when other reviewers give reviews of books they have not read, and I wanted to get on here and let others know that this is a self-help book, not humor. I enjoy the Dilbert comic strip, and believe that I will continue to enjoy it for some time to come. I will have to think long and hard, however, before I ever purchase another book by Scott Adams. When I finally got the the end of the book, my immediate reaction was along the lines of, "Thank GOD! Now I can listen to something I'll enjoy."

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By George Lucas, Brian Daley (adaptation)
    • Narrated By Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels
    Overall
    (1035)
    Performance
    (711)
    Story
    (712)

    This landmark production, perhaps the most ambitious radio project ever attempted, began when Star Wars creator George Lucas donated the story rights to an NPR affiliate. Writer Brian Daley adapted the film's highly visual script to the special demands and unique possibilities of radio, creating a more richly textured tale with greater emphasis on character development.

    Matthew says: "Beyond the film..."
    "Star Wars (Dramatized) - Filled in Details"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I enjoyed listening to this dramatization of Star Wars. It was good to hear some of the details that were lacking from the movie. It would have been great if ALL of the original actors had been available to read their characters' parts. I'm glad they were able to get Mark Hamill to reprise his role as Luke Skywalker. The other character/voice actors did fine, too, but the original actors' voices would have been a real treat.

    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.