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Janie

Oxford, MI, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • Uncle Dynamite

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By P.G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (191)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (53)

    A chance meeting on a train brought together Lord Ickenham and Bill Oakshott, although being told that the love of his life, Hermione, was engaged to none other than Pongo, Lord Ickenham's nephew, did not make Bill feel like he'd been struck behind the ear. And what with the usual amount of stirring goings-on at Ashendon Manor that include biffings and black eyes and duckings in duck ponds, is there any chance that it will ever work out for poor Bill?

    Sarah says: "Almost better than Jeeves"
    "Loved it."
    Overall

    I have probably listened to this book 4 times now and it still makes me chuckle.... I love Wodehouse and this is one of the funnier ones to me.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (4206)
    Performance
    (3579)
    Story
    (3559)

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

    Coffee Lover says: "Joy, Joy, Joy!"
    "Delightful"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was my first experience with Rhys Bowen and frankly, I bought it a lot for Katherine Kellgren whom I love. In the end, I fell in love with the book too. It was a lightweight, but super fun book. The "mystery" part was interesting and fast-paced enough to keep you going and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the characters.

    I also thought it was an extremely fresh and unusual view of the British royal family and I found it delightful to contemplate the complexities of being the 34th in line for the throne.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • New York to Dallas: In Death, Book 33

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1987)
    Performance
    (1724)
    Story
    (1717)

    It was one of Eve Dallas’s earliest takedowns, back in her uniform days. A monster named Isaac McQueen had been abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body. Thanks to Eve, he wound up where he belonged, removed from civilized society in Rikers. But he’s not behind bars anymore. After his escape, McQueen has two things in mind. One is to take up where he left off, preying on the young and innocent - when necessary, with the help of a female partner all too willing to be manipulated and to aid and abet his crimes.

    helen says: "How does she do it?"
    "Best DALLAS yet"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I have enjoyed EVERY Eve Dallas book. J.D. Robb hits the target every time, but this one stood out for me because there were a few elements that seemed more personal and I felt that I really got to know Eve/Rourke even better. Loved it.

    I missed Peabody, however. She played a very minor role in this book and I felt like she was a good friend who was on an extended vacation and I missed her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All Clear

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren, Connie Willis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1532)
    Performance
    (993)
    Story
    (1014)

    Three time-traveling historians are visiting World War II England: Michael Davies, intent on observing heroism during the Miracle of Dunkirk; Merope Ward, studying children evacuated from London; and Polly Churchill, posing as a shopgirl in the middle of the Blitz. But when the three become unexpectedly trapped in 1940, they struggle not only to find their way home but to survive as Hitler's bombers attempt to pummel London into submission.

    Mike From Mesa says: "Rescued by the second half"
    "CON- FU- SING"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I listened to Black Out and All Clear back-to-back and found All Clear to be so confusing that I spent 95% of the book going, "huuuh?" It is excessively detailed and very convoluted. It was, however, perfectly put together in the end, but wading through 2 lengthy books to figure out what the H was going on was a bit much. Connie Willis, is a brilliant writer/researcher though and I have loved her writing style despite the confusion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Shack

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Wm. Paul Young
    • Narrated By Roger Mueller
    Overall
    (3994)
    Performance
    (1632)
    Story
    (1679)

    Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare.

    Renato says: "much more than I expected"
    "A little wierd"
    Overall

    OK -- first, I didn't expect it to be as heavily religious as it was. That was really not a problem. What WAS a problem though was how wierd some of the situations were. The dialog and narration were well written and was even "uplifting" in many ways, but I had a hard time tracking with the story as a whole because so much of it was so contrived. I don't really want to say too much because I don't want to ruin it. Suffice it to say that I'm not UNhappy at having read it, but would not read it again (which I do with most books I like).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Eyes of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (798)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (208)

    A year had passed since little Danny's death - A year since his mother began the painful process of acceptance. But Tina Evans could have sworn she just saw her Danny in a stranger's car...Then she dreamed that Danny was alive. And when she awoke, she found a message waiting for her in Danny's bedroom - Two disturbing words scrawled on his chalkboard: NOT DEAD.

    Renee says: "Pretty bad"
    "Hard to separate the awful narration from the book"
    Overall

    It is really hard to separate the awful narration from the book. I can't decide if the narration made the book awful or if it just wasn't a very good book. It seemed really disjointed and a lot of huge plot leaps that felt like I was reading an abridged version vs. the whole book. I think the narration is what made it a grating read though.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sunshine

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robin McKinley
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    Overall
    (473)
    Performance
    (237)
    Story
    (238)

    There are places in the world where darkness rules, where it's unwise to walk. Sunshine knew that. But there hadn't been any trouble out at the lake for years, and she needed a place to be alone for a while. Unfortunately, she wasn't alone. She never heard them coming. Of course you don't, when they're vampires.

    Amazon Customer says: "An absolutely riveting, addictive tale"
    "Good read, bad pronunciation"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this book overall. On the upside, it was quite unusual and was well written. On the downside it was somewhat confusing with abrupt introductions to characters and types of "beings" that make you go back a few pages and say "what did I miss."

    Finally, I cannot believe how many words were mispronounced. I liked the reader well enough, but how is it that the producer/author/reader can get through an entire book without checking how words are actually supposed to be said/pronounced? It happened SO often that it became highly irritating and caused me to drop an entire "star" because of the production of this book.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Service with a Smile

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By P.G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Nigel Lambert
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (18)

    The description of his ancestral seat as an earthly Paradise would, at present, have struck its proprietor as ironical, full as it was with unwanted and troublesome inhabitants. What Lord Elmsworth needed above all was a rugged ally at his side to remove from Blandings its superfluous guests, leaving him in peace to tend to his beloved pig, Empress of Blandings. However, when Lord Ickenham is on a sweetness-and-light-spreading expedition, there's always apt to be trouble.

    Shannon says: "Pair with _Uncle Dynamite_ to double your pleasure"
    "Great!"
    Overall

    What can you say? I don't think Wodhouse ever wrote a "dud".... the humor is sometimes subtle, but always terrific.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Amulet of Samarkand: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    Overall
    (2006)
    Performance
    (833)
    Story
    (836)

    Nathaniel is eleven-years-old and a magician's apprentice, learning the traditional art of magic. All is well until he has a life-changing encounter with Simon Lovelace, a magician of unrivaled ruthlessness and ambition. When Lovelace brutally humiliates Nathaniel in public, Nathaniel decides to speed up his education, teaching himself spells far beyond his years. With revenge on his mind, he masters one of the toughest spells of all and summons Bartimaeus, a five-thousand-year-old djinni, to assist him.

    Randy says: "Terrific Trilogy"
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    I absolutely loved the narration and the story. I guess the only thing that dissapointed me a bit was that Nathaniel remained "snippy" right to the end. Please don't let that put you off though, because it's a terrific book and a fabulous narration.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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