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Member Since 2013

  • 4 reviews
  • 9 ratings
  • 331 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2015

  • Brideshead Revisited

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Evelyn Waugh
    • Narrated By Jeremy Irons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Evelyn Waugh's most celebrated work is a memory drama about the intense entanglement of the narrator, Charles Ryder, with a great Anglo-Catholic family. Written during World War II, the story mourns the passing of the aristocratic world Waugh knew in his youth and vividly recalls the sensuous pleasures denied him by wartime austerities; in so doing it also provides a profound study of the conflict between the demands of religion and the desires of the flesh.

    Vieux Carré Blonde says: "Extraordinary"
    "A must, must read for everyone"
    Would you listen to Brideshead Revisited again? Why?

    I will keep Brideshead Revisited on my IPod forever. I will listen to it again and again. I love the story and Jeremy Irons tell it to perfection. The story came alive visually for me through his soothing voice. Loved it!

    What did you like best about this story?

    Although it was very hard to listen to the horrid details of life in the trenches, it was real. Going back to Brideshead was told with such emotional sadness that I have to admit I cried.

    Which character – as performed by Jeremy Irons – was your favorite?

    I cannot choose because each one had their own importance to the story.

    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Oh yes, however I could not do that. Could hardly wait for the next chance to listen.

    Any additional comments?

    This was a very good visual of life in the trenches which I had never thought about before. I saw this production on PBS many years ago and loved it then. The book gives a different slant on the reality and emotional part of the story which cannot be fully captured in film.
    Thank you for bringing this book back and THANK YOU Jeremy Irons for this great audio version. I want to listen to more of you on Books on Tape.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Place: Dublin Murder Squad, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Stephen Hogan, Lara Hutchinson

    "The Secret Place", a board where the girls at St Kilda's School can pin up their secrets anonymously, is normally a mishmash of gossip and covert cruelty, but today someone has used it to reignite the stalled investigation into the murder of handsome, popular Chris Harper. Stephen joins forces with the abrasive Detective Antoinette Conway to find out who and why.

    Diane says: "Incredibly disappointing"
    "What a load of rubbish"

    Love Tana French books, that is until now. Was waiting with bated breath for this to come out and was the first to read it amongst my friends. What? If I was not from Dublin I would not have known half of what was being said. I live in America and my American friends did not have a clue. For me, a big letdown was the language. No need for all the bad language, is there? The story was not very interesting and could have been told in half the time. I was a little amused at times, little being the operative word. Subject matter is very important in todays world and this could have been an incredible story if told in a different way. Tana you have let your readers down this time for sure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Beast: Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitchell Greenberg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Throughout his years with the LAPD, Peter Decker has handled a number of tough cases and strange killers. But few of his previous assignments compare to his latest case. When Hobart Penny is found dead in his apartment, the cops think that his pet cat - an adult female tiger - attacked the reclusive elderly billionaire. But it soon becomes clear that the beast that killed the eccentric inventor is all too human.

    Think about this says: "Lacking"

    This was the most disappointing Faye Kellerman ever. I really did not want to finish it but I do hate to give up, just in case it turns brilliant. This was a yawn from beginning to end. I have never said that about any of her Decker books and I have read almost all of them from the Ritual Bath on. So sad.....

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "what was all the fuss about?"
    What disappointed you about Gone Girl?

    All I can say is that this couple deserved each other.....

    What do you think your next listen will be?

    A much better story, I am sure

    How did the narrator detract from the book?


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


    Any additional comments?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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