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Jane

BRICK, NJ, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Remains of the Day

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (479)
    Performance
    (426)
    Story
    (420)

    The Remains of the Day is a profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world in postwar England. At the end of his three decades of service at Darlington Hall, Stevens embarks on a country drive, during which he looks back over his career to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving "a great gentleman". But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness" and graver doubts about his own faith in the man he served.

    Dan Harlow says: "Duty, Honor, England"
    "This book makes you think"
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    Where does The Remains of the Day rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks as one of the top books


    What did you like best about this story?

    Although the story started out a bit slow, the author goes deep into the thoughts and life of the main character. The book makes one think about their own life and reflect.


    What about Simon Prebble’s performance did you like?

    Excellent reader!


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Crash & Burn

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Christina Traister, Mikael Naramore
    Overall
    (603)
    Performance
    (516)
    Story
    (516)

    Nicole Frank shouldn't have been able to survive the car accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help: Vero.

    Kerry says: "Terrible!"
    "Very suspenseful!"
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    Highly recommend this book. Lots of twists and turns. Very difficult to stop listening! A true thriller.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jamie Ford
    • Narrated By Feodor Chin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2094)
    Performance
    (999)
    Story
    (1002)

    In the opening pages of Jamie Ford's stunning debut, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle's Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol.

    Christopher says: "Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet"
    "Wonderful book!"
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    Performance
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    Thought this book was a wonderful listen. Easy to follow and loved the history that was given.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What She Left Behind

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ellen Marie Wiseman
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (485)
    Performance
    (434)
    Story
    (435)

    Ten years ago, Izzy Stone's mother fatally shot her father while he slept. Devastated by her mother's apparent insanity, Izzy, now 17, refuses to visit her in prison. But her new foster parents, employees at the local museum, have enlisted Izzy's help in cataloguing items at a long-shuttered state asylum. There, amid piles of abandoned belongings, Izzy discovers a stack of unopened letters, a decades-old journal, and a window into her own past.

    Maryellen says: "Bad Italian accent ruins narration"
    "One of the best books I have ever read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I listen to A LOT of books and this book is beyond amazing and I recommend it to anyone who likes historical fiction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Never Seduce a Scot: Montgomerys and Armstrongs, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2127)
    Performance
    (1947)
    Story
    (1953)

    Eveline Armstrong is fiercely loved and protected by her powerful clan, but outsiders consider her "touched." Beautiful, fey, with a level, intent gaze, she doesn't speak. No one, not even her family, knows that she cannot hear. Content with her life of seclusion, Eveline has taught herself to read lips and allows the outside world to view her as daft. But when an arranged marriage into a rival clan makes Graeme Montgomery her husband, Eveline accepts her duty -unprepared for the delights to come.

    CAROLYN says: "OMG - NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A GREAT LISTEN"
    "Great listening to lose yourself and have fun"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Have fun listening to a book that takes you to Scotland and think of clans, honor and protecting your keep!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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