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Chantelle

Georgetown, Ontario, Canada

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  • 4 reviews
  • 54 ratings
  • 128 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014
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  • The Memory of Running

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ron McLarty
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2870)
    Performance
    (1061)
    Story
    (1053)

    In late 2003, in his column in Entertainment Weekly, Stephen King called The Memory of Running "the best novel you won't read this year." This glowing endorsement of the audiobook resulted in Ron McLarty receiving a $2 million two-book deal from Viking Penguin. Also, Warner Brothers has shelled out big bucks for the movie rights to The Memory of Running, for which McLarty will write the script.

    Neal says: "Funny and Fascinating, A Wonderful Book"
    "Enjoyable Listen"
    Overall

    Love his voice and his ability to give each character their own sound, engaging story, I felt it was a little abrupt at the end but overall I'm glad I bought it.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Black House

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Stephen King, Peter Straub
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2187)
    Performance
    (697)
    Story
    (712)

    Stephen King and Peter Straub reintroduce you to Jack Sawyer of The Talisman, once a precocious boy traversing the Territories to save his mother and her "twinner," now a retired homicide detective drawn back to his past.

    Jennifer says: "Magnificent Sequel -- Riveting"
    "Intense"
    Overall

    Read this almost 10 years ago when it was first released, listening to the audible book makes it almost new to me again. The narrator gives me chills when he reads the part of The Fisherman - he has FANTASTIC voices, his tempo is right on, builds suspense and the gross parts are REALLY gross when he reads it. I had a hard time putting down my ipod for a book I already read BEFORE!!! I do like the Talisman better but not by much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brother Fish

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (1351)
    Performance
    (664)
    Story
    (663)

    From the author of The Power of One comes an inspiring human drama of three lives brought together and changed forever by the extraordinary events of recent history. Inspired by real events, Bryce Courtenay's new novel tells the story of three people from vastly differing backgrounds. All they have in common is a tough beginning in life.

    Prsilla says: "And a Cast of Thousands!"
    "Surprising"
    Overall

    When the book began it was very into the Korean war - I'm not much of a fan of war stories but this book pulled me in and wrapped me in the character's lives - which are NOT all about the war. Not a gripping story but very satisfying. I'm glad I strayed from my usual genre. Very enjoyable. The narrator was great and suited the story well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Winter's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Mark Helprin
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (587)
    Performance
    (406)
    Story
    (415)

    One night, Peter Lake - orphan, master-mechanic, and master second-story man - attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between the middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl who is dying. Because of a love that at first he cannot fully understand, Peter, a simple and uneducated man, will be driven "to stop time and bring back the dead".

    David says: "Great book and narrator - bad technical glitch"
    "Misleading"
    Overall

    The description of this book is about one small storyline and is hardly a part of the plot. We meet the girl Peter loves, she's there for about a chapter and then gone for the rest of the book. The story meanders, multiple characters are introduced and barely touch the story, only my insane need to finish a book I've started kept me going until the end. The description should be changed and imply that the story is about the mystery of Time and New York in the 1900's. A story of human interaction with a touch of magic and engineering.

    31 of 36 people found this review helpful

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