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Rosemary

Retired teacher then social worker living in Spain.. have three grown up children 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Member Since 2011

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  • Twilight of the Gods: The Mayan Calendar and the Return of the Extraterrestrials

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Erich von Daniken
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (231)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (194)

    "Something here really stinks to high heaven," writes Erich von Däniken. "In Twilight of the Gods," says von Däniken, "I document precisely what it was that left the first visitors breathless as they stood before the mighty stone blocks some 400 years ago. I will show you what archeologists discovered hundreds of years ago and demonstrate how much has been destroyed over the centuries. Intentionally.

    Chuck says: "So very logical it makes me shiver!"
    "Thought provokng"
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    What made the experience of listening to Twilight of the Gods the most enjoyable?

    I have read many of Erich Von Danikens books. This one is typical of his work. Thought provoking, leads one to read many of the references in the Bible, and to understand how thousands of years ago, people interpreted things they did not understand into miracles, or acts of the "Gods". Very plausible in parts and obviously very well researched.


    What about Kirby Heyborne’s performance did you like?

    His practical interpretation of the work


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

    not particularly


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aprons and Silver Spoons: The Heartwarming Memoirs of a 1930s Kitchen Maid

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Mollie Moran
    • Narrated By Nicolette McKenzie
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    At just 14, Mollie Moran left the Norfolk countryside to take up a position in the kitchens of a stately London townhouse. Getting through the endless chores, sneaking out with her best friend Flo the kitchen maid to go dancing at night, and flirting with Alan the footman and Harrods errand boys, Mollie quickly rose through the ranks. We see the “upstairs, downstairs” world through Mollie’s eyes: the politics and scandals, the friendships and secret liaisons, the many comings and goings.

    Rosemary says: "A Tale of how it was"
    "A Tale of how it was"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, I thoroughly enjoyed it, it reminded me of stories my Grandparents used to tell of their youth.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It had to be Molly, so unassuming, hard working and appreciative. Never grumbling, just geting on with what was expected of her.


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

    I liked the way she portrayed the characters, she made them seem real


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

    Not extreme, no, but enjoyed it enormously


    Any additional comments?

    I will certainly read (listen) to it again and probably remind my Grandchildren and Great
    Grandchildren how great they have it today

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4161)
    Performance
    (3710)
    Story
    (3706)

    LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.

    Jacqueline says: "Gripping Page Turner!!"
    "A book with a heart"
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    Would you listen to Suspect again? Why?

    I would and indeed have, listened to it again


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Suspect?

    When Molly loses her first owner


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

    I haven't heard him before, but thoroughly enjoyed his narration


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

    Indeed, I did.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the way this writer entered into the psyche of the dog and how he described the relationship between man and dog. Loved the book and will certainly read it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (6756)
    Performance
    (6148)
    Story
    (6157)

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
    "Riveting read"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Cuckoo's Calling the most enjoyable?

    Definitely the Narrator, brilliant rendition


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Cuckoo's Calling?

    No particular moment, the whole book is memorable


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

    Robert Glenister is my new hero, I will purchase any books that he has narrated


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    An excellent story, believable characters made more so by the excellent portrayal of them by the narrator Robert Glenister. Will listen to it over and over again, just in case I missed something first time around.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10149)
    Performance
    (9193)
    Story
    (9273)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    Livia says: "Formulaic and Hard to Finish...."
    "Not entirely unexpected tale from this author."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Inferno to be better than the print version?

    I have not read this book but the narrator was brilliant, and kept me listening.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Dan Brown? Why or why not?

    I have read all his books, that is why it was rather predictable.


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

    Brilliant portrayal his interpretation, accents, and narration were extremely good.


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

    NO. became rather tedious.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Conflict of Interest: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Adam Mitzner
    • Narrated By David LeDoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2104)
    Performance
    (1711)
    Story
    (1728)

    Alex Miller is a criminal defense lawyer leading the life he always imagined. At thirty-five, he is the youngest partner at New York City's most prestigious law firm, with a beautiful wife and a perfect daughter. When Alex's father suddenly passes away, Alex is introduced to Michael Ohlig, a rich and powerful man who holds an almost mythical place in his family lore. But Alex is surprised when Ohlig admits that he's in serious legal trouble, accused of crimes involving hundreds of millions of dollars.

    Melinda says: "My 2 Cents"
    "A good listen but predictable"
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    Would you listen to A Conflict of Interest again? Why?

    Yes, I thought it was well written, if a little predictable, but enjoyed the Courtroom scenes and the ramifications of the accused and the accuser. Well written and well narrated.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The House at Riverton

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2620)
    Performance
    (1698)
    Story
    (1693)

    Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again....Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken, and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks.

    Cathy says: "superbly written mystery"
    "A step into the past"
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    Where does The House at Riverton rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    about six out of ten.. Entertaining and absorbing. One becomes involved with the characters and wants to know how they faired.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The old lady who was once a maid servant


    Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favorite?

    Again, the maid servant, both as a young girl and as an old lady


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

    A peep into the lives of people from different backgrounds and experilences


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Water

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Diane Fanning
    • Narrated By Thomas M. Hatting
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    The nice guy next door was hiding a dark secret - a homicidal obsession with young girls. It didn't end until his final victim, still bound in handcuffs, escaped while he slept. She recounted the details of a night of horror spent with an elusive serial killer. Neither family nor friends saw Richard Marc Evonitz's dark side - he saved that for his victims - until his double life came undone by a courageous, resourceful 15-year-old. The authorities had questions about many unsolved cold cases, but Evonitz had one more shocking surprise in store for everyone. Into the Water is a cautionary tale about the vulnerability of our children.

    Debi Catamero says: "Performance a killer"
    "Dlisappointing"
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    What did you like best about Into the Water? What did you like least?

    I felt that this was more a series of case histories, almost a documentary.


    Would you recommend Into the Water to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, not particularly entertaining. A bit like reading old newspapers.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Confessions of a Murder Suspect

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (159)

    On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just three things: 1) She was the last person to see herparents alive. 2) The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can't trust anyone-maybe not even herself. Having grown up under Malcolm and Maud's intense perfectionist demands, no child comes awayundamaged. Tandy decides that she will have to clear the family name, but digging deeper into her powerful parents' affairs is a dangerous game.

    Rosemary says: "A tale with a difference"
    "A tale with a difference"
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    What did you like best about Confessions of a Murder Suspect? What did you like least?

    I love James Patterson and the fact that his many publications are so eclectic and original.
    The narrations were brilliant. The story unexpected, and I thoroughly enjoyed it


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Not exactly surprised.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The children finding out about their medication.


    Did Confessions of a Murder Suspect inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The History of Harry Nile, Box Set 6 (Dramatized): Vol. 21-24, May 1956 - Summer 1958

    • ORIGINAL (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jim French
    • Narrated By Jim French
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    On New Year's Day, 1976, radio listeners were introduced for the first time to a former Chicago cop turned hard-luck private detective named Harry Nile, the brainchild of mystery fan Jim French, who created the 1940s-50s-era character for a one-time-only broadcast. But audiences wanted more, and so began 26 years of episodes. Here are 24 dramas covering Harry Niles' cases from May 1956 to Summer 1958. These are full-cast audio dramatizations.

    Linda says: "Great Series"
    "sADLY dated"
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    What did you like best about The History of Harry Nile, Box Set 6 (Dramatized)? What did you like least?

    A little bit of nostalgia, but sadly does not stand up to the test of time


    What could Jim French have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I think he did the best he could with outdated material. Reminded me of the old radio sessions of Dick Barton


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance was good, but i reiterate, the material was too old fashioned


    Did The History of Harry Nile, Box Set 6 (Dramatized) inspire you to do anything?

    Yes! to write this review and say how sorr I am that Harry Nile does not stand the test of time


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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