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Karen

eugene, OR, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • The Case of the Man Who Died Laughing

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Tarquin Hall
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (424)
    Performance
    (255)
    Story
    (257)

    Dr. Suresh Jha, best known for unmasking fraudulent swamis and godmen, dies in a fit of giggles at his morning yoga class when goddess Kali appears from the mist and plunges a sword into his chest. The only one laughing now is the main suspect, a powerful guru named Maharaj Swami, who seems to have done away with his most vocal critic.

    Margaret says: "All Aboard!"
    "fun ;and well done"
    Overall

    enjoyable mystery, very nice narration.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Inferno: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8465)
    Performance
    (7696)
    Story
    (7756)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    Livia says: "Formulaic and Hard to Finish...."
    "so not the da vinci code"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Inferno?

    Look, he's a storyteller, not a writer. the prose has always been clunky and breathless but the plotting and pop culture themes were fun. this is an absolute DOG of a book. read some professional reviews, not fan reviews, before you decide, because this time the ctritics are right. If you loved the breathless chase from clue to clue and place to place in the previous books, you won't find it here. honestly, it is a pointless, suspenseless plodder


    What could Dan Brown have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Too little too late


    What three words best describe Paul Michael’s voice?

    He's fine


    What character would you cut from Inferno?

    Dan brown


    Any additional comments?

    You'll SEE.....

    8 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2501)
    Performance
    (2134)
    Story
    (2144)

    England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

    Maria says: "Kate Morton (and Caroline Lee) does it again!"
    "absolutely worth your credit"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I wasn't over the moon with the last couple of morton books, but this one features a whole new level of prose and exceptionally fine character development, all within the context of a very compelling story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret Keeper?

    Tiny moments in extraordinary narrator caroline lee's pitch perfect characterization of these very different sisters took my breath away


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

    Wow wow wow. Masterful narrator, will now give a close look to any book she reads...


    Any additional comments?

    Just enough time in each era, but above all, the nuanced performance by the narrator makes this a worthwhile listen

    22 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • The Meryl Streep Movie Club

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Mia March
    • Narrated By Joy Osmanski
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Two sisters and the cousin they grew up with after a tragedy are summoned home to their family matriarch's inn on the coast of Maine for a shocking announcement. Suddenly, Isabel, June, and Kat are sharing the attic bedroom - and barely speaking. But when innkeeper Lolly asks them to join her and the guests in the parlor for weekly Movie Night - it's Meryl Streep month - they find themselves sharing secrets, talking long into the night and questioning everything they thought they knew about life, love, and each other.

    chris says: "Inspiring"
    "not for meryl fans"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Mia March and/or Joy Osmanski?

    Don't let the very market-savvy title fool you; this is a run of the mill chick lit that manges to mention some movie titles in passing but in no way takes advantage of what could have been a clever plot device...


    Any additional comments?

    Meryl will NOT. Be playing the lead!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fast Women

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jennifer Crusie
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (885)
    Performance
    (465)
    Story
    (469)

    Nell Dysart's in trouble. Her divorce is 18 months old, she's been sleepwalking through life, and the best job she can get is with a detective agency that specializes in relationship work. Determined to turn her life around, Nell flings herself into making McKenna Investigations a better place.

    Shannon says: "Couldn't put it down!"
    "same old same old"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Fast Women better?

    Not compelling enough to finish, should have known better....fans will probably enjoy but....not worth a credit


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl With Braided Hair

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Margaret Coel
    • Narrated By Andrea Bates
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    A woman's skeleton is found on the Wind River Reservation. Forensics determine the woman was shot to death in 1973. Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O'Malley are determined to find the identity of the forgotten woman and see that she is laid to rest in the traditional Arapaho way. As the life and death of the woman begin to come into view, Vicky and Father John realize that, after 30 years, the killer still on the reservation and that they are about to be his next victims.

    Karen says: "oh dear, different narrator"
    "oh dear, different narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about The Girl With Braided Hair? What did you like least?

    gosh ....a beloved series, but this narrator's take on the characters, especially the priest father john, is really jarring...and she sings, the narrator...i believe at the one hour point she has let her voice soar at least five times...again, since this is supposed to be a native american woman, her admittedly lovely soprano voice is...jarring. i was too comfy with the other voices, i guess, which just shows how crucial narration is...a wonderful series not to be missed and i'm feeling crotchety because i really wanted to escape into this story so take me with a grain of salt...


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Andrea Bates?

    whoever narrated the rest of the series


    Could you see The Girl With Braided Hair being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    oh this is the silliest damn reviewing format....done!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rogue Island

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Bruce DeSilva
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman, Bruce DeSilva
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (619)
    Performance
    (465)
    Story
    (458)

    Liam Mulligan is as old school as a newspaper man gets. His beat is Providence, Rhode Island, and he knows every street and alley. He knows the priests and prostitutes, the cops and street thugs. He knows the mobsters and politicians--who are pretty much one and the same. Someone is systematically burning down the neighborhood Mulligan grew up in, people he knows and loves are perishing in the flames, and the public is on the verge of panic.

    Michael Jacobi says: "Classic Whodunnit"
    "as good as it gets"
    Overall

    unbelievably superb and delightful mystery from a first time author, but the narrator is BRILLIANT!!!! what a treat from start to finish

    25 of 26 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret of Excalibur: Nina Wilde - Eddie Chase Series #3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Andy McDermott
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (34)

    Excalibur. Legend has it that he who carries King Arthur's mighty sword into battle will be invincible. But for more than a thousand years, the secret to the whereabouts of this powerful weapon has been lost... until now. Archaeologist Nina Wilde is hoping for a little R&R with her fiance, former SAS bodyguard Eddie Chase. But the couple's plans are dashed when a meeting with an old acquaintance propels Nina and Eddie into a razor's-edge hunt across the globe.

    Karen says: "kind of silly"
    "kind of silly"
    Overall

    Imagine DA VINCI CODE (not a well-written book, just a ripping story) written by a seventeen year old X BOX playing teenaged boy and you pretty much have this series. since i'm a sucker for any story with an archeologist protagonist, bought this for a nice escape. i had forgotten that i'd (tried) listening to a previous one in the series and when an absolutely laughable chase scene ensued i remembered that in the last one i stopped listening when a motorcycle/auto chase scene went on for TWENTY FOUR MINUTES...just chasing and crashing. i could hear the author telling his agent "i just wrote the chase scene to end all chase scenes!" unfortunately, it bored me to tears and ended my listening experience. the dialogue is too dopey for me and it's just...kind of silly.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dearly Devoted Dexter

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated By Nick Landrum
    Overall
    (1850)
    Performance
    (842)
    Story
    (843)

    Dexter Morgan has been under considerable pressure. In trying to avoid the deep suspicions of the dangerous Sergeant Doakes - who believes Dexter is a homicidal maniac (which, of course, he is) - Dexter has had to slip further into his foolproof domestic disguise. While not working as a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami Police Department, he now spends nearly all his time with his girlfriend, Rita, and her two children. But how long can Dexter play Kick the Can instead of Slice the Slasher?

    Jacqueline says: "Horror Mixed With Humor"
    "SO GOOD IT HURTS"
    Overall

    lovely dexter, nicely narrated. a bit gruesome, even for dexter, so be sure you know what you're in for. lots of strange fun, in spite of the gore.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Agatha Raisin and the Love from Hell

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    What Agatha expected to be a sparkling modern marriage in the middle of the romantic Cotswolds is turning out to be anything but. James Lacey, the love of her life, is proving to be a most irritated husband; he does not approve of her turning the laundry pink, and is equally censorious of take-away dinners. In turn, Agatha is quite put out by suggestions that James has been frequenting the company of his ex-lover, Melissa.

    Mary says: "Unlikely Heroine"
    "a great escape"
    Overall

    agatha raisin is NOT as cozy or cute as i feared; enjoyed the character, the mystery and the narration. will backtrack through the series. a nice getaway audiobook

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seven Deadly Samovars: Silver Sisters Mystery, book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Morgan St. James, Phyllice Bradner
    • Narrated By Andrea Bates
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Goldie and Godiva are twins who live in very different worlds. Goldie Silver, an aging flower child, runs the Silver Spoon Antique Shoppe in Juneau, Alaska. Rich, manipulative Godiva Olivia Dubois authors her syndicated advice column, Ask G.O.D., from her Beverly Hills mansion. When Goldie finally receives a lost shipment of antique Russian tea urns, she realizes they are not the ones she ordered. The samovars sell quickly but murder and mayhem follow each of the new owners.

    Karen says: "listen to preview first!"
    "listen to preview first!"
    Overall

    i HAVE to learn to listen to the previews...the blaring narration has caused me to shut this off within five minutes every time i've tried to listen...occupational hazard with 'cute' mysteries but at the very least this narrator is an acquired taste, enough that i can't review the actual story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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