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Vanessa Rees

Member Since 2007

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  • 3 reviews
  • 9 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 16 purchased in 2014
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  • Danse Macabre

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (86)

    The author whose boundless imagination and storytelling powers have redefined the horror genre, from 1974’s Carrie to his new epic Under the Dome, reflects on the very nature of terror—what scares us and why—in films (both cheesy and choice), television and radio, and, of course, the horror novel, past and present.

    Flavius says: "Too Much Information"
    "Boring/ not a novel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen King again?

    yes i like Stephen King but this was not a normal novel.


    Any additional comments?

    The description needs to be revamped so that it portrays accurately that this is not a novel, but a how to right scary stories book.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Susanna Clarke
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (3220)
    Performance
    (1215)
    Story
    (1219)

    English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.

    David says: "Hang in there!"
    "I could not even get past the 5th chapter"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    a story line


    What could Susanna Clarke have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    not write books


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Simon Prebble?

    make his voice less boring


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

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I would like my credit back this was such a waist of my credit.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mudwoman

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (65)

    Mudgirl is a child abandoned by her mother in the silty flats of the Black Snake River. Cast aside, Mudgirl survives by an accident of fate - or destiny. After her rescue, the well-meaning couple who adopt Mudgirl quarantine her poisonous history behind the barrier of their middle-class values, seemingly sealing it off forever. But the bulwark of the present proves surprisingly vulnerable to the agents of the past.

    Holly Helscher says: "Descent Into Madness or Political Treatise?"
    "this is the worst book ever"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A total waste of my credit I am shocked that this book even got to print.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Joyce Carol Oates again?

    No way


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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