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Kristine

A bush baby (boomer) in the Aussie bushland shire, edge of Sydney. Loves to listen & knit on train journey to n fro work :-)

Hornsby Westfield, Australia

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  • The Descendants

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Kaui Hart Hemmings
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    Matthew King was once considered one of the most fortunate men in Hawaii. His missionary ancestors who came to the islands were financially and culturally progressive - one even married a Hawaiian princess, making Matt a royal descendant and one of the state's largest landowners. But now his luck has changed. His two daughters are out of control: 10-year-old Scottie has a smart-ass attitude, and 17-year-old Alex is a recovering drug addict. His thrill-seeking and high-maintenance wife, Joanie, lies in a coma.

    Aline says: "Very good book."
    "boring..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    the story was long winded and of no real interest to me. I must admit perhaps seeing George Clooney might have added some interest, or some cuts in the plot.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Marigold hotel


    What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

    Was read very well


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    storyline of some interest, but not a lot


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The King of Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By John Hart
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (735)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (275)

    John Hart creates a literary thriller that is as suspenseful as it is poignant, a riveting murder mystery layered beneath the southern drawl of a humble North Carolina lawyer. When Work Pickens finds his father murdered, the investigation pushes a repressed family history to the surface and he sees his own carefully constructed facade begin to crack.

    Scott says: "Better than a Grisham novel"
    "a dumb clever man's ordeal in his own mind"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I found the slow pace and obvious overlooked 'clues' annoying. The overall story of a family's trauma was ok. Work did not seem very clever at times, overlooking too much to focus in one direction... far too self-centred in some ways. At odds with his desire to protect Jean.
    The narrator was oddly paced... sometimes rushing on at the end of a chapter and leaving too much space at the beginning (or was that poor editing?). You could also hear him swallow (or take a drink) at times. His differentiation of voices was not very well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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