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Emily

Brookline, MA, United States

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  • French Silk

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (719)
    Performance
    (522)
    Story
    (524)

    Like the city of New Orleans itself, Claire Laurent is a vibrant beauty laced with a mysterious elusiveness. The founder of French Silk, a fabulous lingerie company, she has fought hard to make it a worldwide success. Then a TV evangelist attacks French Silk’s erotic sleepwear as sinful. And when he is killed, Claire becomes the prime suspect. District Attorney Robert Cassidy knows Claire is damning herself with lie after lie about the murder, even as he feels her drawing him into her world and her very soul....

    OLIVIA says: "Sandra Brown at her Best!!"
    "Don't know why I kept listening"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I gave 2 starts instead of 1, because I made it all the way through the book (it wasn't so bad that I abandoned all together). The narrator makes the main character, Claire, sound like a total wimp who is about to swoon at any second though her character has obviously endured some tough times and must have some degree or strength and wit. The "love" that unfolds seems so ridiculous in the context of the characteristics the 2 main characters are described to have that I could not even get in to the romance aspect of the story. I will say that I was surprised at the resolution of the mystery so at least that part of the storyline was well done. I will not listen to anything by this narrator again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Third Gate: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Johnathan McClain
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (874)
    Performance
    (746)
    Story
    (741)

    Under the direction of famed explorer Porter Stone, an archaeological team is secretly attempting to locate the tomb of an ancient pharaoh who was unlike any other in history. Stone believes he has found the burial chamber of King Narmer, the near mythical god-king who united upper and lower Egypt in 3200 B.C., and the archaeologist has reason to believe that the greatest prize of all - Narmer's crown - might be buried with him. No crown of an Egyptian king has ever been discovered, and Narmer's is the elusive crown of the two Egypts.

    Amanda says: "Reliable Entertainment for Child Fans"
    "Entertaining but lacks character & plot developmen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I read and listen to mostly fiction but within that will try nearly any genre. I found this to be entertaining enough to continue listening, and would probably listen to another book by this author if I was in the mood for this type of story, but nothing particularly memorable. I did not particularly care for this narrator- the voice was the same for most of the characters (though he did have some variability so was better than a few others I've listened to). The voice he used for women always sounded petulant to me, and the main character (a male) often sounded arrogant and cocky, though I think if I had read the book I would not have intrepreted most of his speech in that manner. The character and plot development were just so-so but the superficiality of the characters and story did keep the book quick-moving. I was easily able to figure out 'where things were going' before it was revealed- and usually I'm pretty bad at that. Overall, worth a try if you're looking for a quick read in this genre but if you want something that is thought-provoking I'd keep looking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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