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Sarah

dwyer65

Nashua, NH, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Delusion In Death: In Death, Book 35

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1691)
    Performance
    (1482)
    Story
    (1466)

    It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks, complained about the boss, maybe hooked up with someone for the night. Until something went terribly wrong. At first it was just a friction in the air. The noise intensified. The crowd seemed oppressive. Some sharp words were exchanged, some pushing and shoving. Then the madness descended. And after 12 minutes of chaos and violence, 80 people lay dead.

    Lisa says: "Robb, Dallas & Ericksen - what a Fantastic Combo"
    "Not really a fan"
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    Would you try another book from J. D. Robb and/or Susan Ericksen?

    I did not know anything about this author and went on the reviews. Not really my thing. I did not care for the narration and thought the story a bit obvious.


    Would you recommend Delusion In Death to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would not recommend this book as it did not captivate me or intrigue me.


    Could you see Delusion In Death being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fall of Giants: The Century Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (8012)
    Performance
    (4721)
    Story
    (4708)

    Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

    Keith says: "Ken Follett and John Lee / Audible's Dream Team"
    "How can you not like Ken Follett?!"
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    If you could sum up Fall of Giants in three words, what would they be?

    Facinating depiction of war


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

    Yes and he is brilliant. Not only does he get all the regional and country accents spot on, he imparts a complete charactirization of the people focused in the book.


    If you could take any character from Fall of Giants out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Ethel - because she is a trail blazer of her time.


    Any additional comments?

    Slow to start but once you get in is a true Follett

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3795)
    Performance
    (3380)
    Story
    (3394)

    The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

    Daniel says: "History Made Interesting"
    "Great story - get an actor to read it next time."
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    What would have made Killing Lincoln better?

    Having someone who doesn't send you to sleep would be a good idea.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Killing Lincoln?

    The story line is intriguing and so well written, there are many parts that are unbelievably good, However I just could not listen to Bill O'Reilly's voice.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Bill O'Reilly’s performances?

    Book yes - if someone else read it. Bill O'Reilly's performance absolutely not.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Sadness.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a Bill fan, or can tolerate his voice - try it. It really is well written. If you cannot listen to his voice - don't bother.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Forgotten Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5085)
    Performance
    (2876)
    Story
    (2914)

    Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.

    avid reader says: "Hours of enjoyable, fun listening"
    "Great story with good 'twists' to it."
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    Where does The Forgotten Garden rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I veru much enjoyed this book so this ranks up there for me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoyed how all the characters are defined, but Nell was the one I was compelled by, given what had happened to her.


    What does Caroline Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voices were interesting, though she didnt get the accents all correct she did bring emotion into the characters.bv


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    Overall
    (16745)
    Performance
    (15153)
    Story
    (15273)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Grant says: "It's not for me. Loved it anyway."
    "Interesting premise for a story"
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    If you could sum up Divergent in three words, what would they be?

    Engaging, well written, good start for novice scifi readers.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters


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

    It made me keep reading.


    Any additional comments?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • White Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons
    Overall
    (1129)
    Performance
    (963)
    Story
    (973)

    They ruled England before the Tudors, and now internationally best-selling author Philippa Gregory brings the Plantagenets to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women.

    FanB14 says: "Prep for Starz Drama"
    "Another great story by Philippa Gregory"
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    Would you listen to White Queen again? Why?

    Yes. Because it is an enlightening view of 15 century England.


    What other book might you compare White Queen to and why?

    The other two in the trilogy and the Boyleyn series. Very smartly written historical fiction.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Red Queen: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (790)
    Performance
    (479)
    Story
    (489)

    Heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her house is the true ruler of England and that she has a great destiny before her. Her ambitions are disappointed when her sainted cousin Henry VI fails to recognize her as a kindred spirit, and she is even more dismayed when he sinks into madness.

    Karin says: "Good book, unsympathetic heroine"
    "Great story"
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    Where does The Red Queen rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my favorite historical fictions, though I am a fan of Philippa Greagy. This is a good way to learn about some of the history in England during the Lancaster/Tudor wars. Philippa Gregory writes in a way that allows the reader to get completely immersed in the period and completely understand the personality of the characters and their role in history. She takes historical facts and fills in the blanks in such an intellectual way that you sometimes feel you are ready a history book and not historical fiction. This is a must for those who love the theatre of English monarchy.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Elizabeth Woodsville - because she was a facinating character, beguiling, beautiful and focused.


    What does Bianca Amato bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great dictation and certainly provided the feeling and energy that might be lost by reading the book.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Great read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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