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Karen

KF Mitchell

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  • Stately Pursuits

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Katie Fforde
    • Narrated By Roe Kendall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    When Hetty Longden, freshly dumped and brokenhearted, agrees to look after her greatuncle’s dilapidated mansion in the English countryside, she’s at something of a lifetime low. With no job, no lover, no prospects, and no particular talent for resuscitating crumbling estates, she hopes for nothing more than some good oldfashioned escape.

    A User says: "Enjoyable story. Technically challenged."
    "Decent story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This was a nice story overall, good for a long drive to some vacation time.


    Would you recommend Stately Pursuits to your friends? Why or why not?

    Hettie and the other characters are mostly believable, but the jumps in the narrative keep the listener saying "wha...?" at the start of a new chapter. I appreciated a modern setting of a nod to Jane Eyre and her fictional contemporaries, though.


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

    haven't heard Roe's other performances, but I thought it was well done with the multiple characters & personalities easily distinguishable.


    Do you think Stately Pursuits needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No need for a follow-up book. Hettie got her act together, it was a happy ending.


    Any additional comments?

    There were MANY skips in the audio - very distracting!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trojan Odyssey: A Dirk Pitt Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Clive Cussler
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (406)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (244)

    Long hailed as the grand master of adventure fiction, Clive Cussler has continued to astound with the intricate plotting and astonishing set pieces of his novels. Now, with a surprising twist, he gives us his most audacious work yet.

    cwdunn says: "Thanks for updating the Cussler files on Audible!"
    "Reliable (Predictable?) Cusser & Co."
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    Story
    What did you like best about Trojan Odyssey? What did you like least?

    I appreciate the author's effort to present a history lesson, then use a minority report theory to re-write the history into something delightfully fictitious. This book uses Homer's Iliad & Odyssey as the basis for a re-telling using Celts & the Caribbean as the characters & setting. You know what to expect from the characters, and as with any old friend, you look forward to hearing what they've been up to, and only smile when they crack the corny jokes that they always do. Entertainment, pure and simple.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That it is a great adventure novel with a minimum of graphic violence or sex. My elementary school kids listen in the car with me occasionally, and I don't have to worry often about how to censor what they're hearing.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Part of the story takes place in Nicaragua, and I would've appreciated the narrator researching the local pronounciations better: Ometepe Island should be 4 syllables, not 3 (o-may-TEP-pay, not o-may-TEP).


    Was Trojan Odyssey worth the listening time?

    This was worth the time to listen.


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