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Kathleen

Sydney, NSW, Australia | Member Since 2007

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  • Jesus Is Here

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Charles M. Sheldon
    • Narrated By Adams Morgan
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (5)

    What if, suddenly, Jesus appeared on the streets of your city? That's the scenario of Jesus Is Here, Charles M. Sheldon's sequel to his classic novel In His Steps, the book that introduced the world to WWJW: "What would Jesus do?"

    Raymond says: "Interesting, but written from another period"
    "Insightful"
    Overall

    I found this story of Jesus inspiring and for me life changing. Charles Sheldon presents us with so much insight into the work of Jesus here on earth. Wonderful presentation.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • King of the Mountain: Wilderness Series #1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By David Thompson
    • Narrated By Rusty Nelson
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (27)

    Nathaniel King left New York City in 1828 to venture into the vast unexplored regions beyond Mississippi. He heads west, lured on by dreams of wealth based on his uncle's promise to share with him "the greatest treasure in the world".

    Edward says: "excellent wilderness adventure."
    "Very good series"
    Overall
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    Story
    Where does King of the Mountain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Well, I can't answer this for myself as my husband & I are listening to this together when we go to bed at night. It's more for male tastes but I am still enjoying the series and we are going to continue. Well written, well narrated, great characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unequal Affections: A Pride and Prejudice Retelling

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Lara S. Ormiston, Devleena Gosh PhD (Foreward)
    • Narrated By Carmela Corbett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (47)

    When Elizabeth Bennet first knew Mr. Darcy, she despised him and was sure he felt the same. Angered by his pride and reserve, influenced by the lies of the charming Mr. Wickham, she never troubled herself to believe he was anything other than the worst of men - until, one day, he unexpectedly proposed. Mr. Darcy's passionate avowal of love causes Elizabeth to reevaluate everything she thought she knew about him.

    Meagan says: "One of the Best P&P Variations Out There"
    "Enjoyable extended version of Darcy & Elizabeth"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Unequal Affections in three words, what would they be?

    Satisfies the inner desire for more of this interesting pair of lovers


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mr Darcy certainly always intrigues


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Carmela Corbett?

    Her narration was good & easy to listen to.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Elizabeth finally comes to understand & love Mr Darcy


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Black Sheep

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Barbara Leigh-Hunt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (317)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (203)

    He had nothing to recommend him but his smile, and she was surely too old, and had too much commonsense, to be beguiled by a smile... Miss Abigail Wendover's efforts to detach her spirited niece Fanny from a plausible fortune-hunter are complicated by the arrival in Bath of Miles Caverleigh. The black sheep of his family, a cynical, outrageous care-for-naught with a scandalous past - that would be a connection more shocking even than Fanny's unwise liaison with his nephew!

    Roxalanne says: "Excellent entertainment"
    "Brilliant"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would & have. One of Heyer's best I think. I love this story, the characters, the dialogue, the wit, the humour. It's delightfulI & can be listened to again & again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really love the two main characters, Miles & Abby. They're well matched. Down to earth, great sense of humour. A really satisfying love story.


    What does Barbara Leigh-Hunt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like her voices, timing & pauses are perfect. Intimate conversations between the main characters are memorable. I think she does a great job of reading this story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Raven Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Hoyt
    • Narrated By Moira Quirk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (379)
    Performance
    (339)
    Story
    (340)

    Widowed Anna Wren is having a wretched day. After an arrogant man on horseback nearly crushes her, she arrives home to learn that she is in dire financial straits. The Earl of Swartingham is in a quandary. Having frightened off two secretaries, Edward de Raaf needs someone who can withstand his bad temper and boorish behavior. When Anna becomes the earl's secretary, it would seem that both their problems are solved. But when she discovers he plans to visit the most notorious brothel in London, she sees red-and decides to assuage her desires....

    CAROLYN says: "IF YOU'R LOOKING FOR ROMANCE THEN LOOK NO FURTHER"
    "Very disappointing"
    Overall
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    What disappointed you about The Raven Prince?

    I found it more coarse than romantic. Superficial, smutty dialogue. Unpolished, shallow characterisations.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Certainly not Elizabeth Hoyt. Probably try another Georgette Heyer, though you need more of hers. I've almost exhausted your supply & can't understand why any of her books are abridged. It spoils them.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She was adequate for this type of novel. Not much in the way of subtlety to challenge her.


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

    All of those but mainly disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • U Is for Undertow: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1365)
    Performance
    (410)
    Story
    (409)

    It's April, 1988, a month before Kinsey Millhone's 38th birthday, and she's alone in her office doing paperwork when a young man arrives unannounced. He has a preppy air about him and looks as if he'd be carded if he tried to buy booze, but Michael Sutton is 27, an unemployed college dropout. Twenty-one years earlier, a four-year-old girl disappeared, and a recent reference to her kidnapping has triggered a flood of memories.

    BSquared67 says: "A brilliant departure from the familiar"
    "Very good"
    Overall

    Worth the listen. The story was good, interesting & well written. The narrator was excellent in the role.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Milton
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (240)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (172)

    Paradise Lost, along with its companion piece, Paradise Regained, remain the most successful attempts at Greco-Roman style epic poetry in the English language. Remarkably enough, they were written near the end of John Milton's amazing life, a bold testimonial to his mental powers in old age. And, since he had gone completely blind in 1652, 15 years prior to Paradise Lost, he dictated it and all his other works to his daughter.

    thomas says: "SELL YOUR SHIRT FOR THIS AUDIO BOOK!"
    "Absolutely Awsome"
    Overall

    I have never encountered something at once so incredibly beautiful and awe inspiring as this account of Paradise Lost. I now see things from God's perspective. Milton, your a genius. This production is superb and captured my imagination. Will listen to this one often.

    13 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Ben-Hur

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Lew Wallace
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (186)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (103)

    An American classic, Ben-Hur is both a vivid historical epic and the powerful story of one man's spiritual journey from slavery to vengeance to redemption. Born the son of a Jewish nobleman, Ben-Hur is condemned to the galleys for life for accidentally dislodging a piece of tile that falls on the Roman procurator. He is betrayed by his best friend, manages to escape his imprisonment, and gains revenge and glory before the cheering multitudes in the chariot races at the Roman circus in Antioch.

    Stephanie says: "Beautiful & Thought-Provoking"
    "Absolutely great"
    Overall

    This timeless tale brought to life beautifully. Not a dull moment. I loved it.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Piercing the Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Frank Peretti
    • Narrated By Kevin Foley
    Overall
    (399)
    Performance
    (250)
    Story
    (258)

    Across a vast panorama of heart-stopping action, Sally Roe flees for her life. Her journey is a penetrating portrayal of our times, and a vivid reminder of the redemptive power of the Cross.

    Penny says: "Disc one is over change to disc two........."
    "Great"
    Overall

    I loved the book and this is great too. Narration is wonderful, with full story line and characters. Why not have the first in the series "This present darkness"? That'd be even better!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Lamb and the Fuhrer: Jesus Talks with Hitler

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ravi Zacharias
    • Narrated By various
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (25)

    Adolf Hitler spilled the blood of millions for his own sake. Jesus Christ shed his own blood for the sake of millions. Hitler set himself up as a god and the masses succumbed. Jesus Christ was God in the form of lowly man. Hitler created a living hell for the masses. Jesus endured hell to save the masses. Hitler's name is synonymous with power, evil, and genocide. Jesus' name with love, peace, and life. Put the two in a room together and you won't believe your ears.

    As my Wimsey takes me says: "Disappointed"
    "Enthralling"
    Overall

    Very thought provoking presentation. Shows that even Hitler could have sought forgiveness through Christ but his massive ego overshadows the Masters voice.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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