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Aun Aprendiendo

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  • A Quiet Belief in Angels

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By R. J. Ellory
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    In 1939 in the small, rural community of Augusta Falls, Georgia, 12-year-old Joseph Vaughan learns of the brutal assault and murder of a young girl, the first in a series of killings that will plague the community over the next decade. Joseph and his friends are determined to protect the town from the evil in their midst and they form "the Guardians" to watch over the community.

    danpri says: "One my Top 5 Audio listens of all time."
    "Annoying doesn't begin to describe this book."
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    What would have made A Quiet Belief in Angels better?

    Heavy, heavy, editing.


    Would you recommend A Quiet Belief in Angels to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not at all. After the first couple of hours the listener starts developing an uncontrollable tic when he hears a synonym, redundancy,or hackneyed phrase. Then, certain events described will bring on nausea and will have to stop listening before the killer is revealed. Don't worry, you can probably guess and save yourself the suffering.


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

    He does great accents and is an excellent narrator.. I hope he got paid a lot.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Quiet Belief in Angels?

    Sex with the teacher is one of many.


    Any additional comments?

    Whats with the glowing reviews of this book? Michael Conelley? Jonathan Kellerman? Really?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Swamplandia!

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Karen Russell
    • Narrated By Arielle Sitrick, David Ackroyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (402)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (275)

    The Bigtree alligator-wrestling dynasty is in decline, and Swamplandia!, their island home and gator-wrestling theme park, formerly number-one in the region, is swiftly being encroached upon by a fearsome and sophisticated competitor called the World of Darkness. Ava’s mother, the park’s indomitable headliner, has just died; her sister, Ossie, has fallen in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, who may or may not be an actual ghost.

    Suzn F says: "Sometimes Brilliant, Sometimes Disappointing"
    "Spoiled by bad reading."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This book was hard to stick with. The sentences were read in a repetetive dropping cadence that did nothing for the rich vocabulary of the writing. The young girl reading had no training or editing, mispronouncing many words.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The story was interesting, the descriptions were unusual and conveyed emotion and intelligence. Wish I could have read it instead.


    Was Swamplandia! worth the listening time?

    Had to do it to fulfill a Book Club requirement while traveling. It was vexing.


    Any additional comments?

    As others have stated, I'm annoyed with Audible, and the book publishers,for this poor effort.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Death in Summer: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Benjamin Black
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (49)

    One of Dublin's most powerful men meets a violent end— and an acknowledged master of crime fiction delivers his most gripping novel yet. On a sweltering summer afternoon, newspaper tycoon Richard Jewell—known to his many enemies as Diamond Dick—is discovered with his head blown off by a shotgun blast. But is it suicide or murder? For help with the investigation, Detective Inspector Hackett calls in his old friend Quirke, who has unusual access to Dublin's elite.

    Aun Aprendiendo says: "Disappointing"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall

    Bought and enjoyed the previous Dr. Quirk books, esp. Christine Falls, but having a hard time with this due to the change in narrator. The cadence gets very tiresome, and the "acting", if you can call it that, isn't good. The character of Dr. Quirk is entirely different. Too bad.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tom Franklin
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1367)
    Performance
    (779)
    Story
    (788)

    Larry Ott and Silas “32” Jones were unlikely boyhood friends. Larry was the child of lower middle-class white parents, Silas the son of a poor, single, black mother - their worlds as different as night and day. Yet a special bond developed between them in Chabot, Mississippi. But within a few years, tragedy struck. In high school, a girl who lived up the road from Larry had gone to the drive-in movie with him and nobody had seen her again.

    Ann says: "Excellent story, terrific narrator."
    "Great book, wonderful reading"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this book more than any book in recent history. This was a great mystery with no ridiculous surprises or twists. Good characters, great plot, very evocative descriptions. What's more, Kevin Kenerly is a fantastic actor and it was a treat to hear this read in such authentic voice. Nothing about it was corny or overdone, and there was no cringing at his female voices, either. Perfectly done. I'm looking forward to more from this author and reader.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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