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Deborah A. Kemp

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Berkeley, California USA | Member Since 2006

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  • 2 reviews
  • 46 ratings
  • 583 titles in library
  • 19 purchased in 2014
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  • The Pleasures of the Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Christina Hardyment
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser, Frances Jeater, Sean Barrett, and others
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Pleasures of the Garden begins in ancient China and ends on the Isle of Man; it admires both stately landscaped parks and a soap box full of red geraniums on a fire-escape. It shows that gardening is for everybody, whatever their resources.

    Deborah A. Kemp says: "Disappointing"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Pleasures of the Garden better?

    A better narrator might have helped. I had hoped this anthology would be like "More Writers in the Garden: An Anthology of Garden Writing" but the narration was deadly dull and the selections not nearly as interesting.


    Would you recommend The Pleasures of the Garden to your friends? Why or why not?

    No because the narration is dull.


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    Absolutely not.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The anthology contains some very good selections but not nearly as interesting as "More Writers in the Garden: An Anthology of Garden Writing," which I recommend highly.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Absent One

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jussi Adler-Olsen
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (951)
    Performance
    (828)
    Story
    (829)

    In The Keeper of Lost Causes, Jussi Adler-Olsen introduced Detective Carl Mørck, a deeply flawed, brilliant detective newly assigned to run Department Q, the home of Copenhagen’s coldest cases. The result wasn’t what Mørck - or readers - expected, but by the opening of Adler-Olsen’s shocking, fast-paced follow-up, Mørck is satisfied with the notion of picking up long-cold leads. So he’s naturally intrigued when a closed case lands on his desk: A brother and sister were brutally murdered two decades earlier....

    Librarian says: "Who knew?"
    "Good book but wrong narrator, I prefer Erik Davies"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Absent One again? Why?

    No, I did not like the narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Characters and plot.


    What three words best describe Steven Pacey’s voice?

    Irritating


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

    Author does a great job of setting the scene in his novels.


    Any additional comments?

    None.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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