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Kathleen

I work in sales for a cellphone company and so obviously love technology. I couldn't function without my Audible apps on my phones!!

Spruce Grove, Alberta | Member Since 2009

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  • Gregor the Overlander: Underland Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (783)
    Performance
    (514)
    Story
    (525)

    When Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where spiders, rats, and cockroaches coexist uneasily with humans. This world is on the brink of war, and Gregor's arrival is no accident. A prophecy foretells that Gregor has a role to play in the Underland's uncertain future. Gregor wants no part of it, until he realizes it's the only way to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance.

    Joey says: "Second best book series in print"
    "Nothing like Hunger Games"
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    Any additional comments?

    I bought this series hoping it would be like the Hunger Games in some way. It's not at all. It's an okay story, definetly geared towards a much younger person. I think young boys especially would enjoy it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15695)
    Performance
    (13922)
    Story
    (13956)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "DateLine Meets The Time Traveler's Wife"
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    What did you love best about Gone Girl?

    It was exactly like a Dateline episode. You don't actually know "who dun it" till mid way. And even after that its still fascinating. The start of the story is told through the perspective of the husband in the present day & the wife in journal form.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    YES! I really didn't want to stop listening. I would get home after work and continue to listen to this book instead of turning on the tv. For the first whole half of the book you really wonder if Nick (the husband) did do it, or if it was a frame job or if Amy (the wife) just ran off... Gillian Flynn really keeps you guessing.


    Have you listened to any of Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I feel like I must have. They have great voices and they sound familiar, but I don't associate them with anything specific... Both did great in their performances.


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

    Yes... but with this book you can't give anything away.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is worth way more than just a credit. Buy it, you will not regret it!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Empire: The Novel of Imperial Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Steven Saylor
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (53)

    The Pinarii witness the machinations of Tiberius, the madness of Caligula, and the decadence of Nero. The deadly paranoia of Domitian gives way to the Golden Age of Trajan and Hadrian - but even the most enlightened emperors wield the power to destroy their subjects on a whim.Empire is filled with the dramatic, defining moments of the age, including the Great Fire of 64 A.D, Nero’s persecution of the Christians, and the astounding opening games of the Colosseum.

    Michael says: "Very well done!"
    "I came, I Saw, I Downloaded"
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    If you could sum up Empire in three words, what would they be?

    History, Rome, Power.


    Who was the most memorable character of Empire and why?

    As in "Roma" the Fascinus (the winged penis pendant heirloom) is my favorite. Even though it's not exactly a character.


    Any additional comments?

    A perfect addition to the book Roma by Steven Saylor.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By John Bradshaw
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (92)

    Dogs have been mankind's faithful companions for tens of thousands of years, yet today they are regularly treated as either pack-following wolves or furry humans. The truth is, dogs are neither - and our misunderstanding has put them in serious crisis. What dogs really need is a spokesperson, someone who will assert their specific needs.

    Frances Godwin says: "Good book"
    "A new perspective on dogs behavior."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have, all my friends with dogs in fact. Though its not always well received by those who take Caesar Milan's word as gospel.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dog Sense?

    How the author explained dogs are not "pack animals" in the sence that they are like wolves. I found this very interesting.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Who: Borrowed Time

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Naomi A. Alderman
    • Narrated By Meera Syal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    "You want more time Mr Brown, of course you do. We all want more time. Let me make you an offer...." Andrew Brown never has enough time. No time to call his sister, or to prepare for that important presentation at the bank where he works. The train’s late, the lift jams. If only he’d had just a little more time. And time is the business of Mr Symington and Mr Blenkinsop. They’ll lend him some - at a very reasonable rate of interest. Detecting a problem, the Doctor, Amy and Rory go undercover at the bank.

    Techpotato says: "One of the Best Doctor Who Listens to Date"
    "Never Wish For More Time!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Doctor Who: Borrowed Time to be better than the print version?

    Yes, it reads almost like a radio play.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This goes with out saying... The Doctor.


    Which character – as performed by Meera Syal – was your favorite?

    Meera did all the characters really well, though I was pretty impressed with her Amy.


    Any additional comments?

    Perfect for getting your Who in while the Doctors off season.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Seth Grahame-Smith
    • Narrated By Scott Holst
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6666)
    Performance
    (5059)
    Story
    (5139)

    While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

    Haden says: "My friends thought I was crazy."
    "Cool Idea... But a little dry"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, but with the warning that it's a little dryer then one might expect.


    Was Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter worth the listening time?

    Yes. Again the idea behind the story was a very cool one, however this is only a one listen book. No repeats.


    Any additional comments?

    I do like that there was no overly grafic sex scenes or anything like that, but it just had the potential to be so much more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Roma: The Novel of Ancient Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Steven Saylor
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (281)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (114)

    Weaving history, legend, and new archaeological discoveries into a spellbinding narrative, critically acclaimed novelist Steven Saylor gives new life to the drama of Rome's first 1,000 years - from the founding of the city by the ill-fated twins Romulus and Remus, through Rome's astonishing ascent to become the capital of the most powerful empire in history.

    S. Caruso says: "Excellent Feel for Ancient Rome"
    "Fabulous!!! So good I listened twice!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES!! I completely recommend this to any of my friends who enjoy history.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved how all of Romes history could be tied in by following a heirloom. (It's just extra awesome it's a penis pendant.)


    What about John Lee’s performance did you like?

    His voice is just perfect!


    Who was the most memorable character of Roma and why?

    Probably the Fascinus, even though it's not really a character. It's the penis with wings pendant that the family passes down from generation to generation.


    Any additional comments?

    While listening to this I felt as if I knew the Potitius & Pinarius families. Fabulously written!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17237)
    Performance
    (15310)
    Story
    (15263)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "One of Kings Best!!!"
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    Would you listen to 11-22-63 again? Why?

    Yes! It's a very long listen, but there is so much detail and layers it would not at all feel repetitive.


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

    I have not actually enjoyed another performance of Craig Wasson before, however he is perfect for the narroration of this story.


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

    The small time spent in Derry, Maine was the only scary part of the book.... And that stuck with me. Probably because as a child I was so afraid of Pennywise.


    Any additional comments?

    I have recommended this book to everyone. It's a perfect book for all types, it's not really scary, it has romance, history... Who wouldn't love it?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Memoirs of Madame Tussaud

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Madame Tussaud
    • Narrated By Jane Lapotaire
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    The name of Madame Tussaud is famous throughout the world, yet few people know the fascinating story of her life in Paris during the French revolution, where she met Voltaire, Benjamin Franklin, and Napoleon, and became a close friend of the Royal family and an acquaintance of the radical Robespierre. In her Memoirs of 1838, Madame Tussaud recounts how she was forced to take wax impressions of the newly severed heads of her Royal Friends to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette....

    O Town Sal says: "Great Story and Reader, Annoying Effects"
    "A different perspective of the French Revolution"
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    What other book might you compare The Memoirs of Madame Tussaud to and why?

    I actually bought this book after reading the book "Madame Tussaud" by Michelle Moran. So I would have to say that would be the best comparison.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow of the Titanic: The Extraordinary Stories of those Who Survived

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Andrew Wilson
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
    Overall
    (152)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (133)

    Although we think we know the story of the Titanic - the famously unsinkable ship that hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Britain to America in April 1912 - little has been written about what happened to the survivors after the tragedy. How did the loss of the ship shape the lives of the people who survived? How did those who were saved feel about those who perished? And how did they remember that terrible night?

    Tad Davis says: "Wonderful"
    "The Story after the Story!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Shadow of the Titanic the most enjoyable?

    Hearing how the tragedy of the Titanic continued to affect the survivors for the remainder of their lives.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The compilations of so many little biographies of so many interesting and diverse people.


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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