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Mark O. Washington

Markow

Kuwait | Member Since 2012

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  • 5 reviews
  • 19 ratings
  • 155 titles in library
  • 29 purchased in 2014
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  • The Wedding Gift

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Marlen Suyapa Bodden
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, January LaVoy
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (169)

    When Cornelius Allen gives his daughter Clarissa’s hand in marriage, he presents her with a wedding gift: the young slave she grew up with, Sarah. Sarah is also Allen’s daughter and Clarissa’s sister, a product of his longtime relationship with his house slave, Emmeline. When Clarissa’s husband suspects that their newborn son is illegitimate, Clarissa and Sarah are sent back to her parents, Cornelius and Theodora, in shame, setting in motion a series of events that will destroy this once-powerful family.

    C. Crawford says: "Wow! You must listen to this audio book!"
    "Excellent novel"
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    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Wedding Gift rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely in the top ten.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The contrast in story line between Sarah the slave and Thedore the wife of a slave owner.


    Which character – as performed by Jenna Lamia and January LaVoy – was your favorite?

    Sarah


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

    It was sad the way Charissa was treated by her Father.


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent narrator....well paced audio book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7026)
    Performance
    (6513)
    Story
    (6528)

    Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

    D says: "The sequel to the book; not the movie"
    "Stephen King does it again with a bang"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Doctor Sleep to be better than the print version?

    I have fell in love with audio books, I believe this book can stand alone in both realms, written and spoken.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Doctor Sleep.


    What about Will Patton’s performance did you like?

    His fluent movement from character to character.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Outstanding book!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Kitchen House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7068)
    Performance
    (5017)
    Story
    (5006)

    Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

    B.J. says: "Good, but with reservations"
    "Great Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Kitchen House rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Somewhere in the top ten that I have listened to over the past year.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is about a tragic time in the United States. The story is vivid with emotion.


    What about Orlagh Cassidy and Bahni Turpin ’s performance did you like?

    Great pace, excellent voices.


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

    This book can bring some unsettling emotions to your heart.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Book of Night Women

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Marlon James
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (450)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (228)

    The story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the 18th century. Even at her birth, the slave women around her recognize a dark power that they - and she - will come to both revere and fear. The Night Women, as they call themselves, have long been plotting a slave revolt, and as Lilith comes of age and reveals the extent of her power, they see her as the key to their plans.

    A User says: "read now to understand the past"
    "Outstanding"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Book of Night Women to be better than the print version?

    I have not seen the written version, but the audio version is excellent


    What did you like best about this story?

    The storyline pace and the narrator were excellent.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All scenes were good


    If you could rename The Book of Night Women, what would you call it?

    I would use the same name.


    Any additional comments?

    This a fantastic book about slave life in the West Indies. It articulates how enduring the human spirit is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wormhole: The Rho Agenda, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Richard Phillips
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (862)
    Performance
    (783)
    Story
    (787)

    When the Rho Project’s lead scientist, Dr. Donald Stephenson, is imprisoned for his crimes against humanity, the world dares to think the threat posed by the Rho Project’s alien technologies is finally over. The world is wrong. In Switzerland, scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider have discovered a new threat, a scientific anomaly capable of destroying the earth - and only Rho Project technology can stop it.

    Brian says: "SPECTACULAR SERIES!"
    "Great series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Wormhole rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best series I have read in a while. This last book wrapped up all the loose ends, but leaves it open to continue the series also.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Timing and flow was great.


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    Nice voice kept the flow of the story going.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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