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Sherry

Bark River, MI, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13447)
    Performance
    (7928)
    Story
    (7783)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "Wonderful series!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Outlander?

    The story was wonderfully written and the characters are interesting and loveable. Even though the plot does not sound complex if discussed on the surface, the writing is well-done and the story draws you in until you can't wait for the next part in the series.


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

    I have not listened to Davina Porter except for in this series, but she is fantastic and easy to listen to. Usually I do not like female narrators, but Davina Porter is excellent.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The adventures of a woman who follows unstoppable love through time.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tea Time for the Traditionally Built: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (764)
    Performance
    (345)
    Story
    (340)

    When she asks her dependable husband, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, to fix her tiny white van, Precious Ramotswe fears he might just sell the vehicle and buy her something more modern. And so he does. But this will not do. So Precious tries to track her beloved van down - and learns it has already been stolen from its new owner.

    Carl says: "Fun Like Always"
    "Disappointed"
    Overall

    I didn't like this book nearly as much as The #1 Ladies Detective Agency. I thought the pace was crawling, and regretted purchasing it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Shawshank Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (766)
    Performance
    (471)
    Story
    (475)

    Based on a a novella from Different Seasons, this unabridged tale focuses on a man convicted of murder, who finds himself in a prison ruled by a sadistic warden and secretly operated by a clever convict.

    Eric says: "This makes the movie better"
    "Loved it"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Listened to it twice ina row, I loved it and thought it just as good as watching the movie as far as pace and style. Good narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (15814)
    Performance
    (11795)
    Story
    (11726)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Good enough"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I love 30 rock and I liked a lot of this book, but at times it seemed rushed, as though there should have been one more re-write to organize the ideas. Also, I liked Tina reading the book most of the time, but every once in a while she'd get into a pattern of fading away at the end of every sentence and I found this distracting. Overall worth the money though, a good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2348)
    Performance
    (892)
    Story
    (893)

    Mma "Precious" Ramotswe sets up a detective agency in Botswana on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, making her the only female detective in the country. At first, cases are hard to come by. But eventually, troubled people come to Precious with a variety of concerns. Potentially philandering husbands, seemingly schizophrenic doctors, and a missing boy who may have been killed by witch doctors all compel Precious to roam about in her tiny van, searching for clues.

    Gene says: "Transcends its Genre"
    "Story time"
    Overall

    This books makes you feel like the African mother you never knew you had is telling you a bedtime story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Michael Scott
    • Narrated By Denis O'Hare
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2192)
    Performance
    (1078)
    Story
    (1098)

    Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest alchemist of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty. The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives, but only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.

    Allison says: "High Fantasty in a modern world setting"
    "Too much science fiction, not enough plot"
    Overall

    I am a science fiction fan, but this book is all description of the science fiction, with hardly any plot and no interesting characters. I was very disappointed in this book. If you are looking for something similar that is a good quality listen, try Terry Pratchett or Neil Gaiman.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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