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Catherine

Potsdam, NY, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Midwinter of the Spirit

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Phil Rickman
    • Narrated By Emma Powell
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    When offered the post once styled Church of England Deliverance Minister, the Reverend Merrily Watkins ¿ parish priest and single parent ¿ cannot easily refuse. But the retiring exorcist, strongly objecting to women priests, not only refuses to help Merrily but ensures that she's soon exposed to the job at its most terrifying.

    Catherine says: "Another Good One from Rickman"
    "Another Good One from Rickman"
    Overall

    Audible, you need to have ALL of Rickman's books available! This one was a good listen and was paced enough to keep me interested until the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Death at Wentwater Court

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Carola Dunn
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (320)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (125)

    This first installment of a cozy mystery series transports listeners back to the bygone era of 1923 Britain, where unflappable flapper and fledgling journalist Daisy Dalrymple daringly embarks on her first writing assignment, and promptly stumbles across a corpse.

    Mary A. says: "Fun, 20's era mystery-I love Daisy Dalrymple"
    "Bored from word one"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Carola Dunn and/or Bernadette Dunne?

    Probably not


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I just downloaded a memoir that I heard about on NPR


    Would you be willing to try another one of Bernadette Dunne’s performances?

    Probably not


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really. I was very disappointed.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mark Haddon
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3908)
    Performance
    (1638)
    Story
    (1660)

    Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has Asperger's Syndrome, a condition similar to autism. He doesn't like to be touched or meet new people, he cannot make small talk, and he hates the colors brown and yellow. He is a math whiz with a very logical brain who loves solving puzzles that have definite answers.

    Robert says: "Endearing. Pathos, humor, reality, and insight."
    "A bit gritty, a bit, but overall a good story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time?

    I liked that the story was told from the point of view of Christopher. I feel this will give people some insight as to how someone with autism or aspergers views and experiences the world.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By David Finch
    • Narrated By David Finch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (90)

    At some point in nearly every marriage, a wife finds herself asking, "What is wrong with my husband?!" In David Finch's case, this turns out to be an apt question. Five years after he married Kristen, the love of his life, they learn that he has Asperger syndrome. The diagnosis explains David's ever-growing list of quirks and compulsions, his lifelong propensity to quack and otherwise melt down in social exchanges, and his clinical-strength inflexibility. But it doesn't make him any easier to live with.

    Patrick says: "I wish I had read this many years ago"
    "Rather enlightening"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Journal of Best Practices the most enjoyable?

    I liked the honesty that I felt from the author. He told it like it was for him going through the experience of discovering something about himself. I found the story to be very enlightening for myself as well, since many of the things that they author mentioned were the same for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Weight Loss for Women Hypnosis: Lose Weight, Lose Belly Fat, Healthy Lifestyle, Guided Meditation Hypnosis & Subliminal

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Rachael Meddows
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Learn to love your body just the way it is and desire a new change for the right reasons. Create healthy habits that will reshape your life and your body. Increase your self-esteem and energy level. Lose weight the right way, by changing your eating and exercise habits to reflect a healthy, energetic person!Let Weight Loss for Women increase your self-esteem while increasing your desire to change your body in persuit of health.

    Catherine says: "Not worth the credit"
    "Not worth the credit"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The technique was very amateurish and really reminded me of something I would have heard in the 80's. Really wasn't not worth the credit that I wasted on this. Would really like my credit back, please, and maybe an extra one, too since the preview provided was so very misleading.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Rachael Meddows again?

    Most likely I would not.


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrator’s performances?

    Possibly if it was someone other than Ms. Meddows.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Weight Loss for Women Hypnosis?

    Honestly? All of them.


    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Cure of Souls

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Phil Rickman
    • Narrated By Emma Powell
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    In Herefordshire's hop-growing country, a converted kiln is the scene of a savage murder. When the local vicar refuses to help its new owners cope with the aftermath, Merrily Watkins is sent in by the Bishop of Hereford to defuse the situation. Merrily, however, is already contending with a woman's claim that her daughter is possessed by evil. In both cases Merrily remains unconvinced, but nothing is ever quite what it seems.

    Lesley says: "Extremely Enjoyable"
    "A Good Read that Kept Me Wondering"
    Overall

    Just when I decided that the story was a certain way, Mr. Rickman steers it in another direction! Loved the suspense! If you like Agatha Christi, Midsummer Murders or the like then you may like this one as well!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Remains of an Altar

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Phil Rickman
    • Narrated By Emma Powell
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (32)

    Merrily Watkins, parish priest, single mother, and Deliverance Consultant, heads for the Malvern Hills to investigate an alleged paranormal dimension to a spate of road accidents. A revamped local pub has injected the valley with a shattering surge of inner-city nightlife and drugs. When a dealer is found savagely murdered below the great earthen hillfort of Herefordshire Beacon, police wonder if it is a gangland disposal, a cry of outrage or something more sinister.

    Shaliali says: "Disappointing"
    "Modern tale of paranormal"
    Overall

    I loved this one. A good read that kept me involved and listening... I feel that a sign of a good writer and story is when you as the reader simply want to throttle one of their characters. I needed to remind myself every so often that the character in question was simply that... a character... not a real person. If you like British series like Midsommer Murders, then you may very well like this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wine of Angels

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Phil Rickman
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lacey
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (75)

    A paradise parish of cobbled streets and timber-framed houses, and a huge, haunted vicarage were not what the Revd Merrily Watkins ever had in mind. Nor had she wanted to walk into a local dispute over a play about a curious 17th century cleric accused of witchcraft, a story that certain old-established families would rather remained in obscurity. But this is Ledwardine, steeped in cider and secrets.

    Ruth says: "Brilliant!"
    "A good listen"
    Overall

    I liked this. The story was woven together in such a way that my interest never wandered. If you like the British shows like Midsommer Murders, Inspector Morse or any of the Agatha Cristi offerings, then give this one a try. I also liked how the author doesn't play up the supernatural portions, but does intice us with their possibilities.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The House on the Strand

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated By Michael Maloney
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Dick Young stays in his friend Professor Magnus Lane's house in Cornwall, on the understanding he will be a guinea-pig for a new drug that Magnus has developed. As a result of the experiment he is transported back to fourteenth century Cornwall.

    Shanna says: "Too much left out! I miss theUNABRIDGED Version!"
    "Kept me listening!"
    Overall

    I loved this story when I first read it and was a bit disappointed with the adbridged version, since it really leaves out so much detail.

    If this is your first time with this story then you should love it.

    But, please Audilble.com, please get the Unabridged version!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Second Glance

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (834)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (269)

    An intricate tale of love, haunting memories, and renewal, Second Glance begins in current-day Vermont, where an old man puts a piece of land up for sale and unintentionally raises protest from the local Abenaki Indian tribe, who insist it's a burial ground. When odd, supernatural events plague the town of Comtosook, a ghost hunter is hired by the developer to help convince the residents that there's nothing spiritual about the property.

    Ella says: "Not up to par"
    "A good summer"
    Overall

    This was an enchanting listen that was able to keep me interested. The plot was a little predictable, but not entirely. I loved how the author was able to tell this story with its many layers yet keep it as real as could be expected.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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