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Mary

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  • Dragonsinger: Harper Hall Trilogy, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Sally Darling
    Overall
    (914)
    Performance
    (527)
    Story
    (539)

    Menolly has returned home and entered the Harper Hall. But her entry into the Hall proves the beginning of more troubles, and the Master Harper gives her a difficult time because she is a girl. As Menolly begins to despair, she finds help in the shape of nine bright allies.

    debra says: "Discription Diffrent"
    "the trial of making a home"
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    What made the experience of listening to Dragonsinger the most enjoyable?

    watching the girl go from fear to self comfadence


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    silvana the head woman at the harper hall. she brings the story together


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the girl directing the corus during thread fall. and the sole shaking fealing when it was over. Been there don that. to be part of that only hapens onec in a life.


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

    yes! the first times. more slowly in the many times sence.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Five Little Pigs

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (52)

    Beautiful Caroline Crale was convicted of poisoning her husband, but just like the nursery rhyme, there were five other "little pigs" who could have done it: Philip Blake (the stockbroker), who went to market; Meredith Blake (the amateur herbalist), who stayed at home; Elsa Greer (the three-time divorcee), who had her roast beef; Cecilia Williams (the devoted governess), who had none; and Angela Warren (the disfigured sister), who cried all the way home.

    Sixteen years later, Caroline's daughter is determined to prove her mother's innocence.

    Kathi says: "Good, but not Christie's best"
    "The twested to an artest's death"
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    If you could sum up Five Little Pigs in three words, what would they be?

    Surprise ending twist


    What other book might you compare Five Little Pigs to and why?

    ?


    What about Hugh Fraser’s performance did you like?

    As always his crisp separation of characters


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

    the final statement of the murderess was an eye opener


    Any additional comments?

    AC may have written in the 1930-40's but they have just as much punch today. She was Quite a writer

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Appointment with Death: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Hugh Fraser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sits the corpse of Mrs.Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist is the only sign of the fatal injection that killed her. With only 24 hours available to solve the mystery, Hercule Poirot recalled a chance remark he'd overheard back in Jerusalem: "You see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?" Mrs. Boynton was, indeed, the most detestable woman he'd ever met....

    Calliope says: "Another great reading of an enjoyable book"
    "One of her best."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Appointment with Death to be better than the print version?

    did not read cant say.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It dealt with identifiable social problems that are as valid today as they were in 1938.


    Which character – as performed by Hugh Fraser – was your favorite?

    The young doctor she seemed to be the pivotal corrector.


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

    Yes. On my listening scale of 1-12 with one the lowest . I would have to give it a good 7. Means I'll be lessening to it at lease 7 more times.


    Any additional comments?

    Hugh Fraser's characterizations are sharp and consistent. His voice is very comfortable to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Professor and the Madman

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Simon Winchester
    • Narrated By Simon Winchester
    Overall
    (1519)
    Performance
    (711)
    Story
    (719)

    Part history, part true-crime, and entirely entertaining, listen to the story of how the behemoth Oxford English Dictionary was made. You'll hang on every word as you discover that the dictionary's greatest contributor was also an insane murderer working from the confines of an asylum.

    Jerry says: "Perfect example of a quality audible book."
    "now i want to learn more about words."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes. it stretches the tunnel vision.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Professor and the Madman?

    when he cut off his penis


    What about Simon Winchester’s performance did you like?

    his clear speech for an author he's a good reader.


    If you could give The Professor and the Madman a new subtitle, what would it be?

    the beauty of words


    Any additional comments?

    the first time I read this I went on the web to find out about OED. it was fun

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By James Herriot
    • Narrated By Christopher Timothy
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (53)

    This enchanting program collects some of the Yorkshire vet's favorite stories about one of his favorite animals, each tale as memorable and heartwarming as the last...

    Edward Anderson says: "Fascinating"
    "he truley knows the comfort of animal friends"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes! all of Herriot's books are. I have read and lisend to most of his books. they are worth reading over and over because there is all ways more to learn and feel.


    What other book might you compare James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories to and why?

    only to his other books!. He stands alone.


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

    He brings Herriot to live in the ear. He also gave wormth and sensativety in the BBC series


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the way gave words to the dying of the old lady.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James Herriot's Cat Stories

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Herriot
    • Narrated By Christopher Timothy
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (37)

    The world's most beloved veterinarian, James Herriot, brings his storytelling magic to the enchanting world of cats. Also available from Herrriot: Every Living Thing.

    luis tavera says: "Beautiful!"
    "Herriot uses words that brings peace to the soal"
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    If you could sum up James Herriot's Cat Stories in three words, what would they be?

    his grate impathy


    What did you like best about this story?

    how he puts in to words what he see.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the black kitten in the reads


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

    it's better in little bites. so to saver each story in the book


    Any additional comments?

    James Herriot has given the world a frozen picture of a time and place buty and serenity. Christopher Timothy been the voice of Herriot in the BBC series and the audio books. he has truly given live the this part.. I have been a fan from the time my children and I watched the shows when thy were little. this is truly a winning combo.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Myth Conceptions: Myth Adventures, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Robert Asprin
    • Narrated By Noah Michael Levine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (231)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (212)

    After mistakenly being appointed court magician by a regent who should have known better, apprentice mage Skeeve must defend a kingdom from the mightiest invading army in the world.

    Leiah says: "Noah Takes It To The Next Level"
    "funny and makes the mind work for the puns"
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    What about Noah Michael Levine’s performance did you like?

    he is one of the most talented of the readers I have heard lately.


    Any additional comments?

    I am on book 17 all have been a treat. fresh and mind teasing. gives the mind a rest from blood and guts. I am so glad you got this seres.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ascendant Sun: A Novel of the Skolian Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Catherine Asaro
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (53)

    Kelric returns to Skolian space, only to find the Empire in control of the Allied forces of Earth, thanks to the upheaval of the Radiance War. With little more than the clothes on his back and with his family imprisoned by the Allieds, Kelric is forced to take work on a merchant vessel. But when that vessel enters Euban space, Kelric finds his worst nightmare realized.

    Don says: "Another Good Asaro Book"
    "kept me on the edge of my seat threw the hole book"
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    Where does Ascendant Sun rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    for refreshing suspence. one of the best .


    What did you like best about this story?

    how the action was contenues with out being overpowering. It kept me up most of the night reading it threw.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when he finaly got to turn off the KEY. He had to go therw so much to get there. with descriptive violance.


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

    his slowly dyeing threw out. then the joy of the recovery.


    Any additional comments?

    truley thoughtful suspence. with out overt vilance. shocking but not over don.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bel Canto

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1720)
    Performance
    (884)
    Story
    (891)

    Somewhere in South America at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening, until a band of terrorists breaks in, taking the entire party hostage.

    Brian says: "Surprisingly engrossing"
    "Butiful twist in the story"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Bel Canto to be better than the print version?

    did not read. the audio was exalent performance and story. all in one sitting


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bel Canto?

    when the boy began to sing.joy when he died. very sad


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when the boy sang his song for the hole grupe (both sides) and they gave him such an ovation.


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

    yes! very much


    Any additional comments?

    the joy of music demenstrated by the reactions of both grupes to a grate voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Stars, Like Dust

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (379)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (214)

    Biron Farrell was young and naïve, but he was growing up fast. A radiation bomb planted in his dorm room changed him from an innocent student at the University of Earth to a marked man, fleeing desperately from an unknown assassin. He soon discovers that, many light-years away, his father has been murdered. Stunned, grief-stricken, and outraged, Biron is determined to uncover the reasons behind his father's death.

    Scifi says: "Classic 1950's boyhood scifi"
    "well read, well writen"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes. anyone who likes ASIMOV will like this. serebeal with quiet humer


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

    knows when to infosize


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

    old is new


    Any additional comments?

    Asilmov is fun juest fun

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Farmer in the Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (106)

    Farmer In The Sky is a 1953 science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein about a teenage boy who emigrates with his family to Jupiter's moon Ganymede, which is in the process of being terraformed. A condensed version of the novel was published in serial form in 1950 in Boys' Life magazine (August, September, October, November), under the title "Satellite Scout".

    Katherine says: "A Heinlein Juvenile"
    "the reader must be new. looses the story"
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    Would you try another book from Robert A. Heinlein and/or Nick Podehl?

    Heinlein, Yes! Nick Podehl, NO!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Farmer in the Sky?

    the aftermath of the line up of the planets


    Would you be willing to try another one of Nick Podehl’s performances?

    No. not until he has more training


    Do you think Farmer in the Sky needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. Heinlein is gon.


    Any additional comments?

    Scott Brick performed this book outstandinly. He is one of the best. I have to be more careful about verifying readers from one foremat to another.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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