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Brandi

Pleasanton, CA, US | Member Since 2012

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  • The Husband's Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4332)
    Performance
    (3861)
    Story
    (3877)

    Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

    Margaret says: "Escape to the land down under..."
    "Overwhelming and full of tragedy. It was awesome"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Husband's Secret the most enjoyable?

    The constant barrage if issues, realistic relationship issues


    What did you like best about this story?

    Coming full circle


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

    Na


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

    Confessional


    Any additional comments?

    I. Normally listen to light hearted stories of young women coming into their own. As a arrived woman of 15 years, this story hit home in a trials and tribulations sort of way, that has touched me. I'd forgotten how good books could truly sweep you in,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Island: Gideon Crew, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By David W. Collins
    Overall
    (552)
    Performance
    (492)
    Story
    (495)

    Gideon Crew, brilliant scientist, master thief, is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon's task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security. Accomplishing the impossible, Gideon steals the parchment - only to learn that hidden beneath the gorgeously illuminated image is a treasure map dating back to the time of the ancient Greeks.

    Mary says: "Their worst book!"
    "Not necessarily ripped off just cheated"
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    What did you like best about The Lost Island? What did you like least?

    An amazing conglomeration of science and myth. The hijacking of the story by Amico. I listen to these for Gideon, but Amico took over the story and by default Gideon was put in the back seat. made to take action or rather inaction that I dont feel his character wouldve normally been okay with.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The mythological tie in was amazing. I'd go further into detail but I don't want to give spoilers. Amico was a whiny distraction. I bet she gets her own book.


    What does David W. Collins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice takes you there. Bringing the Characters to life.


    Could you see The Lost Island being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Amico: Lucy Lui, Gideon Tom Mison Garza: Silas weir Mitchell Glen: Christopher Heyerdahl


    Any additional comments?

    I still believe in the writers and the story line a good listen but not their best

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Firespell: Dark Elite, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Chloe Neill
    • Narrated By Mary Kane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (63)

    From the author of the Chicagoland Vampires novels, a new series about a boarding school filled with something worse than homework. Lily's parents have sent her to a fancy boarding school in Chicago filled with the ultra-rich. If that wasn't bad enough, she's hearing and seeing bizarre things on St. Sophie's creepy campus. Her roommate, Scout, keeps her sane, but keeps disappearing at night. When one day Lily finds Scout running from real-life monsters, she learns the hard way that Scout is involved in a splinter group of rebel teens.They protect Chicago from demons, vamps, and dark magic users....

    Melissa Moseley says: "Narration Blows"
    "Someone take the Clothes pin off her nose"
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    What did you like best about Firespell? What did you like least?

    The story was definitely decent but the narrator was horrible. My husband even came into the room and was like oh my god what are you listening to This is painful. I agreed


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

    And was nice still difficult to get into because of the narrator


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I probably would've really enjoyed this book but the narrator was not becoming very nasally. I wouldn't even this series again unless there was a new narrator. And I am very much a series girl all the way to the end.


    Did Firespell inspire you to do anything?

    Choose a new book


    Any additional comments?

    This author is an amazing author I've read all of her Chicagoland series books but I can't get into this series because of the authors choice of narrator. Which detracts from the story line completely.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Driving Mr. Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3837)
    Performance
    (3492)
    Story
    (3487)

    Miranda Puckett has failed at every job she’s ever had. Her mother just wants her to come home, join the family law firm, and settle down with Jason, the perfect lawyer boyfriend. But when Jason turns out to be a lying cheater, Miranda seizes on a job that gets her out of town: long-distance vampire transportation. Her first assignment is to drive vampire Collin Sutherland from Washington to sleepy Half Moon Hollow without incident—no small feat for a woman whom trouble seems to follow like a faithful hound dog!

    Ducky says: "Molly Harper can't write fast enough for me!!!!"
    "Quirky screw up meets Mr stuffy"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, classic tale of self discovery and emotional connection


    What other book might you compare Driving Mr. Dead to and why?

    And one more thing Also a Molly Harper book. Similar in the fact that your life isn't perfect but it's possible to meet someone who's willing to work with you and grow a relationship


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    Consistent funny well timed


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

    They were a few instances where are you just felt for this girl & her ability to be in the wrong place at the wrong time


    Any additional comments?

    Consistent writing by Molly Harper I wish shed write more

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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