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larissa

Loves to read but doesnt have time to turn the pages....

Member Since 2015

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  • In the Company of Others

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jan Karon
    • Narrated By Erik Singer
    Overall
    (332)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (178)

    Father Tim and Cynthia arrive in the west of Ireland, intent on researching his Kavanagh ancestry from the comfort of a charming fishing lodge. The charm, however, is broken entirely when Cynthia startles a burglar and sprains her already injured ankle. Then a cherished and valuable painting is stolen from the lodge owners, and Cynthia's pain pales in comparison to the wound at the center of this bitterly estranged Irish family.

    Nilda says: "Disappointed"
    "A lovely way to sneak into another world!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of In the Company of Others to be better than the print version?

    Erik Singer does this book great justice in the voice projection and change! I enjoyed him very much and will look for his other books! I do also hope he narrarates the final book.


    What about Erik Singer’s performance did you like?

    Yes, he was excellent! The voice change was perfect. I could tell the difference in characters remarkably!


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

    The moment that Father Tim and Henry first found out that they where brothers! Threw me for a big ole' loop!


    Any additional comments?

    I love and enjoy all of Jan Karon's works! I am so happy I found them on audible, my 3 hour commute to work 5 days a week flies by! Thanks AUDIBLE!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22318)
    Performance
    (16097)
    Story
    (16004)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Sara says: "The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary"
    "Of course it was perfect!"
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    The reader was perfect, the book was perfect! Now to start the next, Dragonfly in Amber!!! Thank you Diana! I love your mind!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Bloodletter's Daughter: A Novel of Old Bohemia

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Linda Lafferty
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (270)
    Performance
    (237)
    Story
    (240)

    In 1606, the grand city of Prague hides an ugly secret: the emperor’s bastard son, Don Julius, is afflicted with a madness that pushes the prince to unspeakable depravity. Banished to a remote corner of Bohemia, Don Julius comes under the care of a bloodletter who works to purge the vicious humors coursing through the young royal’s veins. When the prince meets the bloodletter’s daughter Marketa, his madness sparks a frenzied - and dangerous - obsession.

    Think about this says: "Compels you to look up it's history"
    "Great book"
    Overall

    Intersting book! A lot of gore and rape, but interesting history... Reminds me of Deborah Harkness Shadow of Night re motley.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14448)
    Performance
    (6743)
    Story
    (6822)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "Wonderful story!!!"
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    I really enjoyed this book! The story was great! A bit of language, but overall fantastic!!! Loved it very much!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow of Night

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7260)
    Performance
    (6495)
    Story
    (6501)

    Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliff-hanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens. Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries.

    Hallie says: "Even better than A Discovery of Witches"
    "OMG I CANNOT GET ENOUGH!!!"
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    If you could sum up Shadow of Night in three words, what would they be?

    Magic Love Mystical


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

    She brings the story to life in your head.....I can see it in my head like I am watching a movie!


    Who was the most memorable character of Shadow of Night and why?

    Jack----he is a young weak little boy, who worms his way into your heart! Also Phillipe is also a very memorable character! He is a LION!


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot wait until book 3 is published! What will I read until then????? :(

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11213)
    Performance
    (8551)
    Story
    (8603)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    Tim says: "True Blood PG13"
    "OMG!!!! TWILIGHT FOR ADULTS!!!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would reccomend this book to all my friends, and I HAVE!!! This is like Twilight with Red Wine instead of Beer!


    What other book might you compare A Discovery of Witches to and why?

    Twilight.....except sooooo much better! Less teeny boppers and more adult themes and a better story line!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene in the Bodlein LIbrary where she pulls the books off the shelf and sees Matthew for the first time.


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

    I had a reaction to the fact that the sensual tension between Matthew and Diana in this book is remarkable.


    Any additional comments?

    I LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS BOOK!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Witches of Worm

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Zipha Keatley Snyder
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Here's a spooky tale of mystery and witchcraft that always captures the imagination of young listeners. When Jessica finds a scrawny kitten, she brings him home and names him Worm. But then Jessica begins to change. Is Worm bewitching her?

    larissa says: "Intrieging-----short but a very good read"
    "Intrieging-----short but a very good read"
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    If you could sum up Witches of Worm in three words, what would they be?

    Icy Strange Evil


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jessica, she is the main character, and shows such bravery in the face of all the evil she is faced with.


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

    No, first time, but very good. Easy to listen to.


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

    I wished for more in the ending....


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this book, I read it when I was in the 6th grade....found it on here and could not resist! Thank you Audible!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inheritance: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5150)
    Performance
    (4509)
    Story
    (4572)

    Not so very long ago, Eragon - Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider - was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders. months of training and battle have brought victories and hope, but they have also brought heartbreaking loss. And still, the real battle lies ahead: they must confront Galbatorix. When they do, they will have to be strong enough to defeat him. And if they cannot, no one can.

    Robert says: "All the reviews had me worried for nothing!"
    "I love these books!!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    My only wish is that someone will fund the remainder of the movies....nothing could top these books, ever, but to finish the movies, would be the icing on the cake!!!!!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inheritance?

    When Eragon defeated Galbatorex!


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

    The voices of the characters are out of this world! He was better than anyone!


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

    I laughed and cried all through the movie!


    Any additional comments?

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Christopher Paolini........fund the movies!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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