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Amanda

Cathedral City, CA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • False Impression

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Byron Jennings
    Overall
    (428)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (74)

    When an aristocratic old lady is brutally murdered in her English country home on the night before September 11, 2001, it will take all the resources of the FBI and Interpol to work out the connection between her death and a priceless Van Gogh, which is stolen that night.

    A says: "Very disappointing"
    "Good Characters"
    Overall

    Incredible moving description of 9/11 which catapults the reader into the story. The rotten are rotten and the good are good. I enjoyed "Prisoner of Birth" so much that I bought another of Jeffrey Archer's books immediately. The reader of this book was not as enjoyable as in the previous audible book,and his attempt at a Roumanian accent sounded more Irish than Roumanian. Lot's of twists and turns in the plot, which made me want to get back to listening as soon as possible. It's an elaborate shell game played all over the world with a priceless painting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bleak House

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Hugh Dickson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (221)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (106)

    The case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce has ground its way through the courts for generations. At its heart are Ada Clare and Richard Carstone, who find love - and terrible loss - through their involvement in the endless battle. Meanwhile, her friend Esther Summeson, who believes she is an orphan, gradually discovers the truth of her identity. The court case throws out a web ensnaring all who come near it, including Lady Dedlock, the menacing lawyer Tulkingham, detective Bucket and tragic little waif Jo.

    Deborah says: "Ideal as an audiobook"
    "Moved By Language and Words"
    Overall

    Oh it was so wonderful to wallow in the words and to brood over the characters so marvelously portrayed by Mr. Hugh Dickson. (Paticularly the character's of Smallweed, Bucket, Guppy and of course the Bagnets) Dickens has set me down in London in the middle of the 1800s and invited my mind's eye to see the extremes of that society, and amid the tragedy of its epidemics, the incredible goodness that is to be found in the souls of those who are bound to be the great counterweight to those whose hearts are nourished only by their own avarice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fool Moon: The Dresden Files, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7305)
    Performance
    (5376)
    Story
    (5352)

    Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is Chicago's only openly practicing wizard. He is also dead broke. His vast knowledge and magical skills are unfortunately matched by his talent for making powerful enemies and alienating friends. With little more than his integrity left, he accepts an offer of work from Lt. Karin Murphy of Chicago's Special Investigations Unit. He wants to redeem himself in Murphy's eyes and make enough money to quiet his rumbling stomach.

    pterion says: "I'm liking Harry more and more"
    "Harry Dresden Could be so much more"
    Overall

    I found myself wanting more enthusiasm from Harry Dresden. He sounded depressed, disinterested, disheartened, and yet a man with such power and so much to discover, I found myself let down by him. I liked Harry most when he transformed near the end of the story, because his personality changed and he had strength. I don't know if it is the character created by the author, the lack of vocal range of the reader or the audio director that caused me to tire so of a book I had been looking forward to listening to.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • A Prisoner of Birth

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Roger Allam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2430)
    Performance
    (462)
    Story
    (469)

    One evening, Danny, an East End cockney who works as a garage mechanic, takes his girlfriend up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. He crosses the path of Spencer Craig, a West End barrister tipped to be the youngest Queen's Counsel of his generation. A few hours later Danny is arrested for murder and later is sentenced to 22 years in prison.

    Josh says: "Fun, Predictable Fluff"
    "Prisoner of Birth"
    Overall

    I loved it and just didn't want it to end. Well crafted story; it kept me engaged and entertained every moment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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