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Mariteje

Maria Elena

Trinidad, Colorado | Member Since 2008

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  • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (556)
    Performance
    (322)
    Story
    (330)

    Dorian Gray, a handsome and narcissistic young man, lives thoughtlessly for his own pleasure. One day, after having his portrait painted, Dorian makes a frivolous Faustian wish: that he should always remain as young and beautiful as he is in that painting, while the portrait grows old in his stead.

    The wish comes true, and Dorian soon finds that none of his wicked actions have visible consequences. Realizing that he will appear fresh and unspoiled no matter what kind of life he lives, Dorian becomes increasingly corrupt. Only the portrait grows degenerate and ugly, a powerful symbol of Dorian's internal ruin.

    Robert says: "Excellent rendition"
    "Disturbing"
    Overall

    I must first admit to have enjoyed Wilde since high school, many years ago. His wit and sarcastic view of people is refreshing. It is amazing how differently his work seems after three decades. Be prepared to have this book haunt you for a while.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Perfect on Paper: The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Maria Murnane
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (293)
    Performance
    (271)
    Story
    (268)

    Waverly Bryson is a successful businesswoman in her late 20s who almost has it all: a dream job in sports PR, two best friends, and a bar where everybody knows her name. What she doesn’t have is a ring on her finger. And after being ditched at the altar, she’s in no hurry to get one. Besides, plenty of other issues keep her busy, including her wayward father, a new rival at work, and an ever-nagging fear that her life is not turning out as she thought it would...or should.

    Missy says: "Just ok..."
    "Couldn't be worse on paper"
    Overall
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    What would have made Perfect on Paper better?

    I don't know.


    What was most disappointing about Maria Murnane’s story?

    The character is shallow and selfish.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Julia Whelan?

    The narrator couldn't do much with this awful book.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Perfect on Paper?

    All of it.


    Any additional comments?

    I have enjoyed all but 2 of my Audible books. This one was the worst of them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Susan Cain
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3985)
    Performance
    (3431)
    Story
    (3407)

    At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

    Teddy says: "Thought provoking and Uplifting.... A++++++++!!!!!"
    "Excellent book"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Quiet again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen to this book again because it covers so much and it was easy to listen to all the subject matter beautifully explained with real life stories.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The author explains in adequate detail why our world needs introverts and how to create a working dialog between introverts and extroverts.


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

    This is my first audiobook read by Ms. Mazur and I think she did a great job.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    The author's intent that the reader feels comfortable in being who she/he is in the temperament continuum.


    Any additional comments?

    I've recommended this book to many people I meet, including my son who is a wonderful introvert.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Irresistible Henry House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Lisa Grunwald
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (326)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (135)

    It is the middle of the 20th century, and in a home economics program at a prominent university, real babies are being used to teach mothering skills to young women. For a young man raised in these unlikely circumstances, finding real love and learning to trust will prove to be the work of a lifetime. In this captivating novel, bestselling author Lisa Grunwald gives us the sweeping tale of an irresistible hero and the many women who love him.

    A User says: "Well worth your time and credit"
    "Beautifully read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Irresistible Henry House again? Why?

    I enjoyed the first time I listened to this book but probably won't listen to it again.


    What other book might you compare The Irresistible Henry House to and why?

    Cider House Rules


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    The range of voices this reader can do is impressive.


    If you could take any character from The Irresistible Henry House out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I don't know if I would like to visit with any of these quirky characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elegance of the Hedgehog

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Muriel Barbery
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat, Cassandra Morris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2091)
    Performance
    (1076)
    Story
    (1096)

    An enchanting New York Times and international best seller and award-winner about life, art, literature, philosophy, culture, class, privilege, and power, seen through the eyes of a 54-year-old French concierge and a precocious but troubled 12-year-old girl.

    Pyles says: "It surprised me"
    "Enchanting"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Elegance of the Hedgehog again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen to this story again. There is so much going on that I would get lots out of a second time.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved the Japanese neighbor.


    Have you listened to any of Barbara Rosenblat and Cassandra Morris ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't think so.


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

    Oh, it made me so sad but in a good way.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By W. Bruce Cameron
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2119)
    Performance
    (1417)
    Story
    (1420)

    After a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey is surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy. Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose?

    Blythe says: "Best dog book ever!"
    "For dog lovers only"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made A Dog's Purpose better?

    I don't know. I expected a fun story with dogs and people.


    What could W. Bruce Cameron have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not been so cutesy.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by George K. Wilson?

    No.


    What character would you cut from A Dog's Purpose?

    All of them.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Return to Sullivans Island

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    Newly graduated from college, aspiring writer Beth Hayes is elected by her family to house-sit the Island Gamble. Buoyed by sentimental memories of growing up on this tiny sandbar seemingly untouched by time, Beth vows to give herself over to the Lowcountry force and discover the wisdom it holds. Just as she vows she will never give into the delusional world of white picket fences, minivans, and eternal love, she meets Max Mitchell.

    Elizabeth says: "Completely enjoyable!"
    "Entertaining and fun"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Return to Sullivans Island again? Why?

    No, but I enjoyed listening to this story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Return to Sullivans Island?

    I liked the support the ladies at the salon had for each other.


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

    First time listening to Ms. Miles, I think.


    Who was the most memorable character of Return to Sullivans Island and why?

    Lucy the neighbor was a hoot.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mystery: An Alex Delaware Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By John Rubinstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (620)
    Performance
    (284)
    Story
    (291)

    Few know the city of Los Angeles the way #1 best-selling author and acclaimed suspense master Jonathan Kellerman does. His thrilling novels of psychological drama and criminal detection make the capital of dreams a living, breathing character in all its glamour and infamy. That storied history of fame, seduction, scandal, and murder looms large in Mystery, as Alex Delaware finds himself drawn into a twisting, shadowy whodunit that’s pure L.A. noir—and vintage Kellerman.

    Marion says: "As one narrator to another"
    "Kellerman does it again"
    Overall
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    Story
    Where does Mystery rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Jonathan Kellerman's stories are at the top of my favorites in audio or print form.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Milo Sturgis and his sarcastic take on police work.


    Which character – as performed by John Rubinstein – was your favorite?

    Again, Milo Sturgis is my favorite.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I don't know.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In Session: Dr. Morgan Snow with Steve Berry's Cotton Malone, Lee Child's Jack Reacher & Barry Eisler's John Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 44 mins)
    • By M. J. Rose
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross, Phil Gigante, Scott Brick, and others
    Overall
    (1045)
    Performance
    (849)
    Story
    (873)

    As a therapist specializing in sexual issues, psychiatrist Dr. Morgan Snow isn't easily shocked, or shaken, as readers of the popular "Butterfield Institute" novels know. There are times, however, when the need for her services leads her out of the office... and into unfamiliar worlds. In these stories, the therapist matches her wits -and her training - against three men of mystery: Jack Reacher, John Rain, and Cotton Malone.

    Rose says: "Thank you for the free story, however........"
    "Nice break from long stories"
    Overall
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    What did you like best about In Session: Dr. Morgan Snow with Steve Berry's Cotton Malone, Lee Child's Jack Reacher & Barry Eisler's John Rain? What did you like least?

    I enjoyed the variety and meeting new characters.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have left out some of the sexual details of the main character's work.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by the narrators?

    Sure.


    Did In Session: Dr. Morgan Snow with Steve Berry's Cotton Malone, Lee Child's Jack Reacher & Barry Eisler's John Rain inspire you to do anything?

    Listen to more short stories and independent works.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crewel World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Monica Ferris
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (218)
    Story
    (220)

    When Betsy Devonshire arrived in Excelsior, Minnesota, all she wanted was to visit her sister Margot and get her life in order. She never dreamed her sister would give her a place to stay and a job at her needlecraft shop. In fact, things had never looked so good - until Margot was murdered. In a town this friendly, it's hard to imagine who could have committed such a horrible act, but Betsy has a few ideas. There's an ex-employee who wants to start her own needlework store. And there's the landlord who wanted Margot out. Now Betsy's putting together a list of motives and suspects....

    Sara says: "British style mystery set in America"
    "Predictable but fun"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Crewel World rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks at a five out of ten.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the dialogue and relationships between some of the characters.


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

    Susan Boyce does an OK job in this book.


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

    Not really, it for made good company during my walks and runs.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lowcountry Summer: A Plantation Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (54)

    Dorothea Benton Frank is a native of the South whose novels vividly capture the wild beauty, laid-back atmosphere, earthy characters, and charming eccentricities of life in South Carolina's Lowcountry. Written with compelling honesty and emotional depth, her stories have touched readers from coast to coast, and propelled her to the top ranks of bestsellerdom nationwide.

    Susan says: "Not my favorite, but still a good listen"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Lowcountry Summer better?

    The characters needed to be more human and less stereotypical. This book needed more humor and less self righteousness. I didn't care what happened to these characters and stopped listening early on.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dorothea Benton Frank again?

    Maybe.


    What three words best describe Robin Miles’s performance?

    So so.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Apathy.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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