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Carolyn

Kenmore, NY, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 5 reviews
  • 17 ratings
  • 140 titles in library
  • 14 purchased in 2014
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  • Ghosts Among Us: Uncovering the Truth About the Other Side

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By James Van Praagh
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (229)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (83)

    Ghosts Among Us is an incredible journey into the spirit world that sheds light on the greatest mysteries of life and death. James Van Praagh shares his knowledge about and life experience with ghosts, taking a world that to many of us seems both crazy and scary and making it accessible, leading not only to understanding but even inspiration.

    Filled with extraordinary true ghost stories and surprising details about how ghosts actively participate in our lives, Van Praagh challenges us to question our perceptions and shows how we can live more fully by being open to the spirit world.

    C. Weidner says: "Interesting and enjoyable"
    "not great if you're looking for ghost stories"
    Overall

    Mr. Van Praagh's focus here is to explain how HE perceives the world of ghosts around him. It's a little self-important, and he's not the best narrator. The last 1/3 of the book is info about how to become psychically grounded and what you need to go "ghost-hunting." If you are looking for individual ghost stories, (like I was), there aren't too many to be found in this book.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Places: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
    Overall
    (3846)
    Performance
    (3119)
    Story
    (3144)

    Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

    Glenda Jeffers says: "Riveting but brutal"
    "Captivating Story, Amazing Narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Dark Places the most enjoyable?

    Twists and turns, and ending I didn't expect.


    What other book might you compare Dark Places to and why?

    Well, it is much like Gillian Flynn's other work, which is diverse and amazing.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've never heard these narrators before, but they did a fine job conveying mood and tone.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Faithful Place: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3576)
    Performance
    (1970)
    Story
    (1973)

    New York Times best-selling author Tana French has won the prestigious Edgar, Barry, Macavity, and Anthony awards. As her third novel featuring the Dublin Murder Squad opens, 19-year-old Frank Mackey is waiting in vain for Rosie, who he’s supposed to run away to London with. But when she doesn’t show, Frank leaves Dublin without her—thinking never to return.

    Buffalogal says: "Incredible"
    "Fantastic Reader!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Faithful Place to be better than the print version?

    Yes.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    It drags a bit at some parts, but is overall a great story.


    What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    There were many Irish colloquialisms and/or slang that I don't think I would have understood if reading it in print. Listening to the reader's tone in context made them understandable. And it sounds to me like he is more than a narrator; he's a voice actor.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh at many points, and also feel nostalgic for my youth. The author has a great ability to make the reader to visualize the characters in the past.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All the Lovely Bad Ones

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mary Downing Hahn
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Cummings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    Travis and his sister, Corey, can’t resist a good trick. When they learn that their grandmother’s quiet Vermont inn, where they’re spending the summer, has a history of ghost sightings, they decide to do a little “haunting” of their own. Before long, their supernatural pranks have tourists flocking to the inn, and business booms. But Travis and Corey soon find out that they aren’t the only ghosts at Fox Hill Inn. Their thoughtless games have awakened something dangerous, something that should have stayed asleep. Restless, spiteful spirits swarm the inn....

    Meri says: "Good Suspense"
    "Good story, poor narration."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Mary Downing Hahn and/or Jeffrey Cummings?

    I would try another book from Mary Downing Hahn, but not one narrated by Jeffrey Cummings. His narration interfered with the story for me. Each time he voiced a female character, he sounded nasal and silly.


    Was All the Lovely Bad Ones worth the listening time?

    The book was worth it, if you can separate the story from the narration.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ram Inn: Journey into the Heart of England's Most Haunted Inn

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 13 mins)
    • By Patrick McNamara
    • Narrated By Patrick McNamara
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Join acclaimed psychic and medium Patrick McNamara as he journeys into the world of the paranormal. The Ram Inn is one of England's oldest and most haunted Inn's with many strange tales. In this recording we take an exclusive view inside this notorious, ancient building and listen to the many stories of hauntings and paranormal occurrences. McNamara uncovers the secret and lost past and contacts the dead in various locations, revealing an often harrowing history.

    Carolyn says: "This is NOT a book!"
    "This is NOT a book!"
    Overall

    This is an interview, not an audiobook. It is a badly recorded, difficult to hear interview between the author and the owner of the Ram Inn. Some parts might have been interesting if I could have understood what was being said, but I couldn't. It was like watching an episode of "Ghost Hunters" on a fuzzy TV channel with no picture. I don't know how this can be sold on Audible as an audiobook.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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