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Cynthia

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  • Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Ilyana Kadushin
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (95)

    When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark secret.

    karen says: "One of my favouriates"
    "I could not put this Twilight sires down"
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    What made the experience of listening to Twilight the most enjoyable?

    A feel good love story with a difference story line to any other love story's, it makes me want more.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Edward


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All off the book


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

    yes yes and yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mark Mathabane
    • Narrated By Mark Mathabane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (15)

    Mark Mathabane was weaned on devastating poverty and schooled in the cruel streets of South Africa’s most desperate ghetto, where bloody gang wars and midnight police raids were his rites of passage. Like every other child born in the hopelessness of apartheid, he learned to measure his life in days, not years. Yet Mark Mathabane, armed only with the courage of his family and a hard-won education, raised himself up from the squalor and humiliation to win a scholarship to an American university.

    Cynthia says: "Enlightening"
    "Enlightening"
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    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Kaffir Boy?

    The story of family's that live in South Africa.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How he got out of Alexandra. South Africa


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

    This was a sad but a great book that made me feel like things can happen to anyone. Just have to keep on trying to improving our lives.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (220)
    Performance
    (191)
    Story
    (188)

    When Ana Steele first encountered the driven, damaged entrepreneur Christian Grey, it sparked a sensual affair that changed both their lives irrevocably. Ana always knew that loving her Fifty Shades would not be easy, and being together poses challenges neither of them had anticipated. Now, finally together, they have love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of infinite possibilities. But just when it seems that they really do have it all, tragedy and fate combine to make Ana's worst nightmares come true....

    Lia says: "Don't miss the series"
    "So good cant wait for the movie."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes and I have.


    If you could take any character from Fifty Shades Freed out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would love to 50 out to dinner.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the story line,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4029)
    Performance
    (3650)
    Story
    (3661)

    "Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness… He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds…and desires."

    CAROLYN says: "TOUCHING & EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER OF PASSION"
    "Excellent"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Bared to You the most enjoyable?

    The love story


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way he loved her. And he would do anything for her.


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of One

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (2693)
    Performance
    (1518)
    Story
    (1521)

    Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

    Bob says: "Compelling story lifted higher by the narration"
    "The power"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Power of One the most enjoyable?

    The in depth of the story tell, made me feel like I was there.


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

    Love listening to Humphrey Bowers narrating, very easy to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    Great fantastic

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reflected in You: A Crossfire Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Jill Redfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2934)
    Performance
    (2679)
    Story
    (2695)

    Gideon Cross: As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn’t stay away. I didn’t want to. He was my addiction…my every desire…mine. My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We’d never work. It was too hard, too painful…except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity. We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession.…

    Rebecca says: "Fifty Shades Minus Twilight."
    "Loved every minute of this book"
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    What other book might you compare Reflected in You to and why?

    50 shades of grey it has a bit of the same story line.


    Any additional comments?

    Love this book can't wait for the new one to come out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Solomon's Song: The Australian Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (1433)
    Performance
    (930)
    Story
    (923)

    Here is the story of two families, branches of the Solomons, transported to an alien land. Both branches eventually grow rich and powerful. But through three generations, the families never, for one moment, relinquish their hatred for each other. This novel is also the story of Australia, from its beginnings to its coming of age as a nation.

    Anne says: "Breathtaking!"
    "Fantastic book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book because its keeps you wanting more.


    What other book might you compare Solomon's Song to and why?

    Any of Bruce Courtenays book


    Any additional comments?

    All Bruce!s books are well worth listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mob Daughter: The Mafia, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, and Me!

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Karen Gravano, Lisa Pulitzer
    • Narrated By Karen Gravano
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (63)

    Karen Gravano is the daughter of Sammy “the Bull” Gravano, once one of the mafia's most feared hit men. With 19 confessed murders, the former Gambino Crime Family underboss - and John Gotti’s right-hand man - is the highest ranking gangster ever to turn State’s evidence and testify against members of his high-profile crime family. But to Karen, Sammy Gravano was a sometimes elusive but always loving father figure. He was ever-present at the head of the dinner table.

    Amber says: "BORING"
    "Great book"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Mob Daughter to be better than the print version?

    Not sure i haven't read the book. I would have thought it would have been the same.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The love the family had for each other, it helped them through there lives.


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

    no


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Katie Piper
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Katie Piper was 24 and well on her way to fulfilling her dream of becoming a model. She has the world at her feet – but then she meets Daniel Lynch on Facebook. After a horrific rape and acid attack her mind, body and spirit are snatched away. This is the inspiring story of her fight to get them back.

    Cynthia says: "What a great spirit"
    "What a great spirit"
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    Would you listen to Beautiful again? Why?

    I would listen to Beautiful again because made think about all the people out there with disfigurement and how they move on with there lives.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Katie and her mum


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was when Katie had her opening of her charity.


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

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Stolen Life: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jaycee Dugard
    • Narrated By Jaycee Dugard
    Overall
    (1353)
    Performance
    (1005)
    Story
    (1005)

    "In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen. For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse. For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation. On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I dont think of myself as a victim. I survived...."

    Daniel says: "Terrific"
    "Could not put this down"
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    What made the experience of listening to A Stolen Life the most enjoyable?

    The strength this young lady has to go on and on.


    What other book might you compare A Stolen Life to and why?

    Room as both young lady's where taken and kept locked up for many years.


    What about Jaycee Dugard’s performance did you like?

    Her strength and the grown up way she handled the whole situation.


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

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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