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SusieB

Chadstone, Australia

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  • 1 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2014
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  • Sacred Treasure - The Cairo Genizah: The Amazing Discoveries of Forgotten Jewish History in an Egyptian Synagogue Attic

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Mark Glickman
    • Narrated By Mark Glickman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (76)

    Indiana Jones meets The Da Vinci Code in an old Egyptian synagogue - the amazing story of one of the most important discoveries in modern religious scholarship. In 1897, Rabbi Solomon Schechter of Cambridge University stepped into the attic of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo, Egypt, and there found the largest treasure trove of medieval and early manuscripts ever discovered.

    Lisa says: "Not what I thought it would be, but worth it"
    "fascinating story"
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    This audible book was excellent bringing to life this amazing story. The way it was read made the people come to life and I wanted to meet them as well as reading what they had found.
    I will certainly re-listen to it as I know that I will get more from the story next time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Judgment in Death: In Death, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (937)
    Performance
    (609)
    Story
    (612)

    In an uptown strip joint, a cop is found bludgeoned to death. The weapon's a baseball bat. The motive's a mystery. It's a case of serious overkill that pushes Eve Dallas straight into overdrive. Her investigation uncovers a private club that's more than a hot spot.

    Brenda says: "J D Robb and Susan Ericksen"
    "Just additive"
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    This series has me completely hooked...I listen and re-listen.. The characters are very likable and I find myself laughing out loud sometimes. I hope she keeps writing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Naked in Death: In Death, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4033)
    Performance
    (2309)
    Story
    (2325)

    Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over 10 years on the force, she's seen it all - and knows that her survival depends on her instincts. And she's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire - and suspect in Eve's murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about - except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.

    Felicity Fairchild says: "Don't Judge the Series by the First Book!"
    "Addictive listen"
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    This series is just great and I find them quite additive. I think the trick is that the characters are likeable and developing with every book. I'm still attempting to work out who the killer is and love it when I don't get it until I'm told.

    The narrator makes the characters come to live and her accents are brilliant particularly the Irish...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Favorite Poems for Children

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Lewis Carroll, James Reeves, Oliver Herford, and others
    • Narrated By Katinka Wolf
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (1)

    Dance with a lobster, telephone an elephant or knock on a moonlit door - this collection includes magical, macabre, dramatic, funny, bizarre, absurd, delightful, moving and charming poems by Lewis Carroll, A.A. Milne, Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc, Kenneth Grahame and many others. Readers such as Anton Lesser, Simon Russell-Beale and Timothy West bring the lines beautifully to life and make this an ideal introduction to some of the best-loved children's poetry.

    Terry says: "A treasure in poetry"
    "Childhood favourites"
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    Wonderful to play these poems to my granddaughter and to remember them from my own magical childhood.
    Beautifully read with such different actors who obviously enjoy the process.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Just So Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated By David Thorn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    Rudyard Kipling's classic collection of short stories for children, offers fantastic explanations for the origins of certain animals' characteristics, why tides ebb and flow and even how the alphabet was invented.

    ESK says: "Excellent but for the recording"
    "Wonderful memories"
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    If you could sum up Just So Stories in three words, what would they be?

    Imaginative
    Inventive
    Memories


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Elephant Child


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

    No


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

    Laught a lot


    Any additional comments?

    A book my children and grandchildren I hope will love as much as I o

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Winds of War

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2600)
    Performance
    (2189)
    Story
    (2194)

    Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

    Robert says: "A Masterpiece"
    "Fantastic WWII historical story"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely it's just wonderful. I am catching up with all my favourite books and finding new ones.
    It makes the books three dimensional


    What could Herman Wouk have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Nothing....it's just brilliant


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

    He makes the characters believable. People you wanted to learn about and even meet.


    Any additional comments?

    I have learnt so much about this period fom so many different perspectives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jane Eyre

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (4)

    Penguin Classics presents Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. Passionate, poetic, and revolutionary, Jane Eyre is a novel of naked emotional power. The story of a defiant, fiercely intelligent woman who refuses to accept her appointed place in society - and instead finds love on her own terms - has become famous as one of the greatest romances ever. But it is also a brooding Gothic mystery, a profound depiction of character, and a transformative work of the imagination.

    SusieB says: "Just Brilliant"
    "Just Brilliant"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Jane Eyre to be better than the print version?

    It was always a favourite story but, listening to Juliet Stevenson read it was just wonderful. She brought the characters and the scenery to life and I listened to it in one session just couldn't turn it off.


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

    No I haven't but I'll be looking out for other books she's read on audible


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A beautiful love story


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Crocodile on the Sandbank: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (2683)
    Performance
    (1475)
    Story
    (1470)

    Amelia Peabody inherited two things from her father: a considerable fortune and an unbendable will. The first allowed her to indulge in her life's passion. Without the second, the mummy's curse would have made corpses of them all.

    Carrie says: "Nice break from the usual-"
    "Excellent 1st book"
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    What made the experience of listening to Crocodile on the Sandbank the most enjoyable?

    The story was wonderful and the narrator was excellent. She performed the different characters so that you got a really see them.The story line was good and the language very descriptive so good almost feel the heat of the dessert.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Amelia Peabody.....such a great character....despite being a female in a very male world she never let it stop her. She controlled her destination mostly!


    Which character – as performed by Barbara Rosenblat – was your favorite?

    Amelia Peabody....


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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