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Kathleen

Hewitt, NJ, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Old Man and the Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By Donald Sutherland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1346)
    Performance
    (758)
    Story
    (758)

    The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal, a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss.

    Dave says: "Truly a Classic"
    "Good Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No


    What did you like best about this story?

    The entire Story is good


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrator mumbled and made the story hard to follow.


    Was The Old Man and the Sea worth the listening time?

    so, so


    Any additional comments?

    I had an older version that the cd failed. Downloaded this version and was disappointed with Donald Sutherland's performance. He mumbled at times, making it hard to understand.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14503)
    Performance
    (11902)
    Story
    (12526)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Kd says: "Really 2.5"
    "Good Read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Fifty Shades of Grey in three words, what would they be?

    Love this Trilogy.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fifty Shades of Grey?

    already read all three, so much emotion


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

    -


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Love this Trilogy, book two is my favorite. very emotional story. Story reads sort of like reading a diary.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Trophy Hunt: A Joe Pickett Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By C. J. Box
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (270)
    Performance
    (222)
    Story
    (223)

    It's an idyllic late-summer day in Saddlestring, Wyoming, and game warden Joe Pickett is fly-fishing with his two daughters when he stumbles upon the mutilated body of a moose. Whatever - or whoever - attacked the animal was ruthless: half the animal's face has been sliced away, the skin peeled back from the flesh. Shaken by the sight, Joe starts to investigate what he hopes in an isolated incident.

    itinerant says: "another good one"
    "very good"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Trophy Hunt in three words, what would they be?

    got a little scary at times...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Joe Pickett - i just love the voice of David Chandler, my favorite reader....


    Which character – as performed by David Chandler – was your favorite?

    Joe Pickett


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

    listened to it at night, but it kept me awake loon after I should have fallen asleep. tood about 3 nights to finish listening to book.


    Any additional comments?

    ..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Icy Sparks

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Gwyn Hyman Rubio
    • Narrated By Kate Miller
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (43)

    A funny, sad, and transcendent story of a young girl growing up in Appalachia. The New York Times Book Review called this Oprah Book Club selection "vivid and unforgettable."

    Alene says: "Icy made me warm."
    "very good"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Icy Sparks rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    very good story


    What did you like best about this story?

    story is from the view from the child, enjoyed that very much


    Which character – as performed by Kate Miller – was your favorite?

    all good


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

    interesting ending


    Any additional comments?

    a bit streatched out at the end. last Cd or so

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Trapped

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jack Kilborn, J. A. Konrath
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (185)

    It was supposed to be a harmless camping trip. Six wayward teenagers who'd run into trouble with the law, and their court-appointed guardians, Sara and Martin Randhurst. Three nights on a small, deserted island off of Michigan's upper peninsula. A time to bond, to learn, to heal. Then Martin told a campfire story about the island's history. Of the old civil war prison hidden in there, and the starving confederate soldiers who resorted to cannibalism to stay alive. Everyone thought it was funny. They even laughed when Martin pretended to be dragged off into the woods.

    Annie says: "Gore-fest!"
    "brutal"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Trapped? What did you like least?

    liked the scaryness, didn't like the gore


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

    camping trip to Island is good...


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    not sure


    Any additional comments?

    no extra comments

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Freckles

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Gene Stratton-Porter
    • Narrated By Mary Starkey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Freckles, a plucky young man, lands a job as a watchman for a lumber company that logs timber in a mysterious forest swamp called the Limberlost.

    Bart says: "Doesn't get better!"
    "Bad Audio Starting CD2"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Freckles?

    The audio failed in CD 2. Story seems real nice, but with loud background noise it's very hard to understand.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mary Starkey?

    I like her voice ... but cd 2 background sounds drown her out...


    Any additional comments?

    i would prefer tracks 5-8 minutes long instead of 1 single track downloaded.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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