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  • The Rook: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Daniel O'Malley
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1892)
    Performance
    (1712)
    Story
    (1713)

    Myfanwy Thomas awakes in a London park surrounded by dead bodies. With her memory gone, her only hope of survival is to trust the instructions left in her pocket by her former self. She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that protects the world from supernatural threats. But there is a mole inside the organization - and this person wants her dead.

    Ethan M. says: "Harry Dresden meets English bureaucracy"
    "I Just Loved IT-"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Very definitely , Yes, but not to all of them- if you are a bit quirky you would be delighted. Monty Python Fans apply.


    What other book might you compare The Rook to and why?

    NONE!


    What about Susan Duerden’s performance did you like?

    very much. I liked her emotion, her accent, the rhythm of her reading..


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

    "She isn't who she was and she is not who they expect"...or "Beware the Green slime!"


    Any additional comments?

    Very original, you will recognize some things, the vampire for instance. But the Vampire history is totally new. Loved the quirky details and the monsters, also funny as all get out.
    ive listened to it twice now, just because it is one of those that are so clever you enoy it more than once.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Death of a Darklord: Ravenloft: The Covenant, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    Death of a Darklord focuses on a young woman who finds that she has a talent for magic in a land and a family unforgiving of such abilities. Her tragic attempts to redeem herself in the eyes of her family involve aiding them on their quest to end the dark magic that has destroyed a neighboring town.

    REGAN says: "The nail in the coffin..."
    "The nail in the coffin..."
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    What disappointed you about Death of a Darklord?

    It read like a work that had been done as a freshmen in college or high school, Maybe drug out of the dark, from the back of a dusty drawer, and someone said "hey ,we could release this and take advantage of all the success, those poor saps will buy ANYTHING SHE WRITES!!!!!!!!!and I did.


    What was most disappointing about Laurell K. Hamilton’s story?

    everything,It sounded like an adaption of a video game.~~~RANT ALERT~~~

    I feel like Hamilton has just gotten very very lazy. I had already gotten very fed up with the "we know she likes sex scenes you can stop repeating them now" ,i mean, when the sex starts to bore me there is a problem.I feel like her succes has made her writing incredibly lazy and that this book was either written while she was in a coma or about thirty years ago and was such a dog she couldnt publish it until now. I will not blow $$$ on another thing she writes ,ever.I dont care. Ill go to the library. Last dime she gets from me.EVER AGAIN. period.
    Thru.
    Over it.
    Hope Anita gets eaten by Mommie Darkness.
    Seriously.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator was distinctly bad, Just..AARGH, Ya know how really good male narrators sound, the smooth voices with subtle inflection? No heavy weird overly dramatic emphasis on the wrong syllable.....well, this wasnt it.This was so bad, i could barely pay attention to the words and when i concentrated on the dialogue I could barely stand that...I thought I was going to black out. Awful.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Death of a Darklord?

    ???????allllllllll


    Any additional comments?

    I repeat my earlier comments. I repeat my earlier comments. I repeat my earlier comments.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14630)
    Performance
    (12017)
    Story
    (12646)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "NONONONONONONO"
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    Would you try another book from E. L. James and/or Becca Battoe?

    NEVER!!!!!


    What was most disappointing about E. L. James’s story?

    the narration, the writing


    How could the performance have been better?

    A narrater who wasn't stilled. like a bad junior high student reading a poorly written diary. I am sooo kicking myself for downloading this book.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Fifty Shades of Grey?

    all of them


    Any additional comments?

    I can't think of anything other than a determined and desperate desire to save anyone else from this experience

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9253)
    Performance
    (6772)
    Story
    (6814)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    Tim says: "True Blood PG13"
    "Fantastic, better than so many"
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    Would you listen to A Discovery of Witches again? Why?

    YES! I have listened to A Discovery of Witches 3 times! After the first "listen", I immediately listened to it again- it is one of the best books i have ever read. Intelligent, and engrossing.


    What other book might you compare A Discovery of Witches to and why?

    Gosh, very hard question. It is far more than a romance. Far more than Twilight, or any other I can think of. Perhaps, a bit like Diane Gabaldon Outlander series. Because of the history.


    Which character – as performed by Jennifer Ikeda – was your favorite?

    The lead.Or Mathew.


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

    Absolutely


    Any additional comments?

    You will not be sorry. I have July 10th on my calendar!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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