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Jeni

I'm an avid reader/listener who loves a good yarn, a voice full of character, and a little something to think about. I hate it when a great story is ruined by unnecessary or extreme violence/profanity.

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  • 23 purchased in 2014
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  • Death of a Witch

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    Overall
    (240)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (130)

    When the Catriona Beldame is found murdered and her home set ablaze, Hamish Macbeth must clear his own name and then work to solve yet another murder to bring peace and quiet back to his beloved village. His investigations are complicated by a romance with a female forensic expert. Perhaps the Scotish Highlands' most stubborn bachelor will get married at last!

    vancouverquilter says: "The narrator really makes the story"
    "Mystery and Charm in Northern Scotland"
    Overall

    In this well-read, charmingly accented recording, Beaton's appealing characters become more engaging. I feel that I would recognize Hamish Macbeth if I passed him on the street.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Beekeeper's Apprentice

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1742)
    Performance
    (1077)
    Story
    (1078)

    In 1914, a spirited American girl named Mary Russell meets a retired Sherlock Holmes in the English countryside. Instantly realizing that Mary is gifted with astonishing deductive powers, the Great Detective emerges from retirement to join her as she tracks down a fiendish assassin.

    Yuriko says: "Wow"
    "Smart and Intriguing"
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    Laurie R. King's smart writing, riveting plot, and admirable protagonist coupled with Jenny Sterlin's outstanding performance make THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE my favorite recommended read/listen. I dare any of my strong female students to experience this book and not want to finish the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Strangers On Montagu Street

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Karen White
    • Narrated By Aimee Bruneau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (179)

    The Strangers On Montagu Street, the third in Karen White's enchanting series, follows up on the The House On Tradd Street and The Girl On Legare Street. Psychic realtor Melanie Middleton is still restoring her Charleston house and doesn't expect to have a new houseguest, a teen girl named Nola. But the girl didn't come alone, and the spirits that accompanied Nola don't seem willing to leave.... Karen White, author of ten award-winning novels, is a graduate of Tulane University....

    T. Arcangel says: "Best so far!"
    "Ghosts and romance in Charleston"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Strangers On Montagu Street to be better than the print version?

    Yes.


    What about Aimee Bruneau???s performance did you like?

    Her accent and attitude made characters feel as alive and familiar as neighbors.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the entire series of books, although the romantic frustration finally grows a little old.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22913)
    Performance
    (9559)
    Story
    (9634)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    "A couple of scenes just too disturbing."
    Overall
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    What did you like best about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo? What did you like least?

    Interesting characters


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stieg Larsson again?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    For me, the compelling story and intriguing characters were soured by rape and torture scenes that went too far.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Craig Ferguson
    • Narrated By Craig Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1612)
    Performance
    (997)
    Story
    (996)

    In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson delivers a moving and achingly funny memoir of living the American dream as he journeys from the mean streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to the comedic promised land of Hollywood. Along the way he stumbles through several attempts to make his mark - as a punk rock musician, a construction worker, a bouncer, and, tragically, a modern dancer.

    Diane says: "Unabashedly Honest"
    "Humor, Heart, and Charm - this autobio has it all!"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have and will continue to recommend this book. Craig Ferguson is charming and funny...very funny...but also unexpectedly sincere, intimate, and uplifting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ghosts of Belfast

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Stuart Neville
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1064)
    Performance
    (456)
    Story
    (458)

    Fegan has been a "hard man" - an IRA killer in Northern Ireland. Now that peace has come, he is being haunted day and night by 12 ghosts: a mother and infant, a schoolboy, a butcher, an RUC constable, and seven other of his innocent victims. In order to appease them, he's going to have to kill the men who gave him orders. As he's working his way down the list, he encounters a woman who may offer him redemption; she has borne a child to an RUC officer and is an outsider too.

    David P. McGivern says: "What an unexpected good read!"
    "Intriguing story marred by gratuitous violence"
    Overall
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The theme of redemption was overwhelmed by a level of brutality that was unnecessary for character of plot development.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    NO


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By David Wroblewski
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2835)
    Performance
    (746)
    Story
    (749)

    Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents and an unusual breed of dogs on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. But when tragedy strikes the Sawtelle family, Edgar flees to the surrounding wilderness. He comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him.

    Ella says: "Just OK"
    "Insightful and compelling"
    Overall

    Wroblewski's characterizations are beautiful and so powerfully honest that they will stick with me always. Dog-lovers, especially, will be strongly stirred by these characters. Richard Poe's voice was perfectly suited to this story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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