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Steve

Salinas, CA, United States | Member Since 2001

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  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (27143)
    Performance
    (13764)
    Story
    (13811)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "5 stars not enough."
    Overall

    One of my all time favorites. I've been an Audible listener for ten years now and this book is close to the top of my list. Water for Elephants and 5 People That You Meet in Heaven and The Help are my top three. Ms. Stockett brings the South of the 60's alive. On my only visit to New Orleans in the late 60's I still saw "whites only" and "colored only" labels on fountains and rest rooms. As a true Yankee this was very new to me and was not right. In The Help I was able to "see" this South again and I didn't like it.
    The actresses playing the maids were so real that I was transported back 40+ years to my youth.
    I cannot possibly imagine what their working life was like but I learned from Ms. Stockett. She made me want to laugh and scream, get mad and want cry for them. I doubt if anyone will ever be able to tell their story any better ever. Kudos to you, Ms. Stockett and also to all the terrific narrators.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Long Lost

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (888)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (236)

    Myron hasn't heard from Terese Collins in years. Not since their affair ended with no explanation. There had been no contact since, so her call catches him off guard. She's in Paris, she says, in trouble, and only Myron can help. She tells him a sad story she's never before revealed: a good marriage, her struggles to get pregnant, the happiest moment of her life when her only child was born, the day everything she'd ever loved was taken from her.

    Karen says: "Highly recommend/but prefer Marosz over Weber"
    "Good Find"
    Overall

    I rarely purchase additional books, normally get my two per month. This was promoted on Audible at a sale price and it was more than worth it. As my title states, it was a good find. I thought that I had figured out the plot in the first couple of hours but I was wrong. I'm glad I was. The story did not go in the usual direction.
    Steven Weber did an excellent reading. He reminded me Scott Brick. I want to hear more of his work. Great job Steven!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Darkness More than Night: Harry Bosch Series, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Richard M. Davidson
    Overall
    (2197)
    Performance
    (989)
    Story
    (1002)

    A movie director is charged with murdering an actress during sex, and then staging her death to make it look like a suicide. In a seemingly unrelated case, a loner is murdered, leaving the sheriff's department with no clues. One unsettling revelation after another leaves a retired FBI agent and an L.A. detective thinking they've unmasked a most frightening killer with almost inconceivable calculation.

    Aaron says: "Terrific Pairing of Connelly's best Detectives."
    "Too Dark; UGH !"
    Overall

    Michael Connelly has become one of my favorite authors. Harry Bosch is one fantastic cop. This book is my least favorite and the cops in this book are useless. I cannot decide which is worse; the story or the actor/reader. If I had another book credit this month I would delete this story from the computer and my IPOD forever.
    This production is terrible. The attempt at accents and character voices are most disconcerting. This reader should not have quit the drama club in high school. He needed much more practice. To Michael Connelly; please NEVER use this reader again.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Listener

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated By Armistead Maupin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (327)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (47)

    This unprecedented audio project is as thought-provoking as it is mesmeric. The Night Listener is a meditation on the power of voices and the faith we place in them, and an extraordinary audio experience from an American literary icon.

    Naomi says: "Wheels within wheels"
    "Not Tales of the City"
    Overall

    I purchased this book because I loved the Tales of the City series on ShowTime. I had not read any previous works by this author. Once I started listening I was completed enchanted with the rich detail and description of each character and scene. Maupin's use of the English language is without a doubt top notch. I wish that I could think as well as he writes. He is also the reader/actor in The Night Listener. His soothing voice and unusual accent makes this book just that much better. Five stars from this longtime Audible listener!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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