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Ted

Delta, BC, Canada | Member Since 2011

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  • The Living

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Annie Dillard
    • Narrated By Grace Conlin
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Ninety miles north of Seattle on the Washington coast lies Bellingham Bay, where a rough settlement founded in the 1850s would become the town of Whatcom. Here, the Lummi and Nooksack Indian people fish and farm, hermits pay their debts in sockeye salmon, and miners track gold-bearing streams.

    Gala A. Van Eaton says: "So glad I hung in there."
    "Best Audio Book read yet!"
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    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    This outstanding book works beautifully on three fronts. The history of Bellingham Bay is gripping from start to finish. The writing is beautiful, even poetic at times. Dillard provides so many perspectives on her investigation of life and death by threading this main theme beautifully through all of the stories and all of the characters. Wonderfully and brilliantly done.

    I am also glad to have been introduced to Grace Conlin as a narrator. From the playful parts of the book to the grimly serious sections to the philosophical side spurs, she brought out the mood of the book very well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Touch & Go: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2103)
    Performance
    (1769)
    Story
    (1780)

    Justin and Libby Denbe have the kind of life you’d find in the pages of a glossy magazine: A beautiful 14-year-old daughter. A gorgeous brownstone on a tree-lined street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. A great marriage, admired by all. A perfect life. When investigator Tessa Leone arrives at the crime scene in the foyer of the Denbes’ home, she finds scuff marks on the floor and a million tiny pieces of bright green Taser confetti. The family appears to have been abducted.

    lisa says: "Wait for it to go on clearance!"
    "Ugh. Do some research!"
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    What was most disappointing about Lisa Gardner’s story?

    Does a woodworker decide what he is going to make a table, no a bookcase, no a wine rack and then reach for a board? Nope. Do you punch coordinates into a GPS tracker? Nope. Does a GPS tracker have a range of +/- 100 feet in one sentence and then tell you the target is 15 feet ahead 5 sentences later? Nope. Author is sloppy and lazy and, was there no editor?


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrator was fine. No audible cringes, impressive given the material.


    Any additional comments?

    Live and learn.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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