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Diana

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  • Those Across the River

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Christopher Buehlman
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (106)

    Failed academic Frank Nichols and his wife, Eudora, have arrived in the sleepy Georgia town of Whitbrow, where Frank hopes to write a history of his family's old estate - the Savoyard Plantation - and the horrors that occurred there. At first, the quaint, rural ways of their new neighbors seem to be everything they wanted. But there is an unspoken dread that the townsfolk have lived with for generations. A presence that demands sacrifice.

    Charles says: "Major Sound Issues"
    "Well written, depression era, horror story"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    I think the author did a great job of capturing the feel of the depression era as well as the small town setting for the story. The relationship between the two main characters was well defined and engrossing.


    What does Mark Bramhall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The deep timber and slow delivery, suggestive of a southern drawl helped define the story line. The narrator did a very nice job with the southern accents.


    Any additional comments?

    As mentioned, this book had glitches, The sudden dropping out was jangling considering the intensity of the dialogue. Good story, well written, didn't want to stop listening!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Legionary

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Gordon Doherty
    • Narrated By Simon Whistler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    376 AD: The Eastern Roman Empire is alone against the tide of barbarians swelling on her borders. Emperor Valens juggles the paltry border defenses to stave off invasion from the Goths north of the Danube. Meanwhile, in Constantinople, a pact between faith and politics spawns a lethal plot that will bring the dark and massive hordes from the east crashing down on these struggling borders. The fates conspire to see Numerius Vitellius Pavo, enslaved as a boy after the death of his legionary father, thrust into the limitanei, the border legions, just before they are sent to recapture the long-lost eastern Kingdom of Bosporus.

    CS says: "A visceral historic cross-section"
    "This Author May Never Use the Word "Grimace" Again"
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    Would you try another book from Gordon Doherty and/or Simon Whistler?

    No.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Gordon Doherty again?

    No.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Simon Whistler’s performances?

    No.


    What character would you cut from Legionary?

    All of the one's incessantly using the word grimaced. Which was usually pronounced grim-Aced but occasionally would be pronounced grim-ace.


    Any additional comments?

    I am very disappointed in this book. The constant use of the word 'grimaced" overshadowed any storyline to the point I grimaced every time I heard it. The use of modern slang, Romanized was distracting. poorly done.

    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • UR

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (628)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (253)

    Reeling from a painful break-up, English instructor and avid book lover Wesley Smith is haunted by his ex-girlfriend's parting shot: "Why can't you just read off the computer like everyone else?" He buys an e-book reader out of spite, but soon finds he can use the device to glimpse realities he had never before imagined, discovering literary riches beyond his wildest dreams...and all-too-human tragedies that surpass his most terrible nightmares.

    doG ma says: "BRAVO!"
    "From the mind of King, another winner!"
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    Would you listen to UR again? Why?

    Yes. King is the only author who's work I will reread or relisten too.


    Any additional comments?

    Disclaimer, I have been a huge Stephen King fan since I read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bedbugs

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ben H. Winters
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (343)
    Performance
    (312)
    Story
    (312)

    FOR RENT: Top two floors of beautifully renovated brownstone, 1300 sq. ft., 2BR 2BA, eat-in kitchen, one block to parks and playgrounds. No broker's fee. Susan and Alex Wendt have found their dream apartment. Sure, the landlady is a little eccentric. And the elderly handyman drops some cryptic remarks about the basement. But the rent is so low, it's too good to pass up. Big mistake.

    Amazon Customer says: "Fantastic narration! Good, creepy story."
    "Interesting plot. Writing could have been better."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This book was an Ok listen.


    If you’ve listened to books by Ben H. Winters before, how does this one compare?

    This is my first book by this author.


    What about Elisabeth Rodgers’s performance did you like?

    The narrator did a very nice job portraying each character.


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

    No,


    Any additional comments?

    This book had an interesting enough plot to hold my attention but the writing needed to be tighter. Plot lines were left dangling never to be resolved. The author used the same phrases (it seemed a lot of the characters

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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