Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow Maxie

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Maxie

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Maxie

Odessa, TX, United States | Member Since 2005

ratings
75
REVIEWS
7
FOLLOWING
1
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
25

  • A Garden to Keep

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jamie Langston Turner
    • Narrated By Barbara McCulloh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Author of Some Wildflower in My Heart, Jamie Langston Turner won the Christy Award with A Garden to Keep. Elizabeth Landis is learning that God works in mysterious ways, and life has become more fulfilling for her as she takes Him into her heart. When she discovers her husband has been unfaithful, the Lord's strength becomes more valuable than ever.

    Becky Smith says: "A Great Book Made Better By the Narrator"
    "If you don't understand poetry, don't read it."
    Overall

    This is an interesting book - the story rambles and skips around so much that sometimes you forget the point of where it's supposed to be going. However, we must understand that this lady is suffering through a terrible time and we are pulled into her emotional upheaval. If you can bring yourself to understand what is happening in her mind and heart, and choose to love her, you will enjoy this book. Having been through the death of a marriage, I can remember times when my thoughts were just this disjointed.

    My only real complaint is that the narrator always pronounces POEM as "pome". Since the word is used every few lines, it becomes irritating. I've heard better readers.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Talisman

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs)
    • By Stephen King, Peter Straub
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3584)
    Performance
    (1635)
    Story
    (1644)

    On a brisk autumn day, a 13-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: His father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense. But for Jack everything is about to change. For he has been chosen to make a journey back across America - and into another realm. One of the most influential and heralded works of fantasy ever written, The Talisman is an extraordinary novel of loyalty, awakening, terror, and mystery.

    Swad says: "Still Good"
    "Good book...."
    Overall

    I have not quite finished listening to this book, but feel obligated to comment on the narration. I did not have the issues some have written about with this reader - his style is quite appropriate, in my opinion, giving the reading a bit of "creepiness" which fits in with the book. However, the narrator needs to have some dental work done because the whistle of his "S" nearly drives me crazy. Had to turn the volume down quite a bit to keep it from hurting my ears, and when it is necessary to turn it up because of outside noise, I can hardly wait to get it turned down again.
    But listen anyway, if you can. Worth your time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow Country: A New Rendering of the Watson Legend

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Peter Matthiessen
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (387)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (156)

    Inspired by a near-mythic event on the wild Florida frontier at the turn of the 20th century, Shadow Country re-imagines the legend of the inspired Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E. J. Watson, who drives himself relentlessly toward his own violent end at the hands of neighbors who mostly admired him, in a killing that obsessed his favorite son.

    John says: "Engrossing, Rich and Powerful"
    "Best narrator ever!"
    Overall

    This long and involved tale would have gotten lost for me without the amazing narration given by Anthony Heald.
    I typically choose the longest books available since I spend several hours a day listening. Most of the time, the books with irritating or inept readers make it hard to keep listening. I've already searched out and chosen several more books with Mr Heald narrating.
    This is an intriguing story with great insights into the minds of friends, enemies, and family members. As always, "to understand all is to forgive all", and so I find that though I started out hating EJ Watson, I end up forgiving him because I hear his side of the story at the end. A great read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Wilderness: Wilderness Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Sara Donati
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (759)
    Performance
    (473)
    Story
    (476)

    Weaving a vibrant tapestry of fact and fiction, Into the Wilderness sweeps us into another time and place...and into the heart of a forbidden, incandescent affair between a spinster Englishwoman and an American frontiersman. Here is an epic of romance and history that will captivate readers from the very first page.

    Jeanette says: "Love and Adventure"
    "Great book, even better with this reader!"
    Overall

    I love the characters and the wonderful story begun in this book. I've continued to listen to every book in the series and haven't been bored yet. Can't wait for the last book!
    But best of all, I've discovered Kate Reading - she is absolutely the best Narrator I've come across. Her voices are always consistent and her accents for different nationalities & dialects are perfection. She quickly switches back and forth in conversations between characters without a bobble. I will search for more books with her narrating. You won't be sorry if you do the same.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Private Justice: Newpointe 911 Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Terri Blackstock
    • Narrated By Juanita Parker
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    A dark shadow of fear has fallen over Newpointe, Louisiana. First one, then another, of the town firemen's wives has been murdered, and a third has barely escaped an attempt on her life. Incredible as it seems, a serial killer is stalking this sleepy little southern community. And Mark Branning's wife may be next on the list.

    Kim says: "Pretty good"
    "Great book - poor narration & sound"
    Overall

    I've enjoyed all the Terri Blackstock books - this one is very good. It is unapologetically a story about Christians and their lives. My only complaints are that the sound quality is poor - the reader sounds like she is in a barrel - and the reader herself. She mispronounces quite a few words and her inflection of many sentences causes a misunderstanding of the meaning. Her rendering of a Louisiana accent is thick and makes many of the characters sound like they are black. She isn't very good at showing the appropriate feelings in her voice according to what the text says the characters are feeling. My recommendation? Get the book and read it yourself.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • One Tuesday Morning

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Karen Kingsbury
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (265)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (120)

    On the morning of September 11, 2001, two men meet in a smoky stairwell of the World Trade Center. One is Eric Michaels, a driven financial manager from Los Angeles who has been busy climbing the corporate ladder, often at the expense of his wife and young son. The other is Jake Bryan, a New York City fireman devoted to his wife and daughter. In the midst of the crisis, Eric falls on the stairs and Jake stops to help him up. The two men freeze momentarily, stunned by the uncanny resemblance between them.

    ANN says: "What a concept!"
    "What a sweet story!"
    Overall

    The "coincidences" told in this book could only be the work of God, and thankfully the credit is given to no one else! A very lovely telling of the very dramatic grief experienced by fire-fighters' wives who lost their husbands in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Wonderful narrator - would listen to her books anytime. Please, Audible, bring us more of this quality book & narrator. Thank you!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • When Joy Came to Stay

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Karen Kingsbury
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (56)

    When Joy Came to Stay illustrates the miraculous power of faith to overcome even the most debilitating suffering. Maggie Stovall has a successful career and a happy marriage, but she also bears the crippling weight of a secret from her past. As she slips farther and farther into depression, her only hope lies in God's loving forgiveness.

    Maxie says: "Heart stopping!"
    "Heart stopping!"
    Overall

    This book has a very profound message. The narrator is par-excellence. The story is a beautiful one and spoke to my heart in powerful ways. I hope to see many more Karen Kingsbury books available on Audible and also would enjoy listening to other books read by this narrator. The spiritual message of this book is exactly what I love to experience. Thank you!

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.