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Ellen

dighton, MA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 1Q84

    • UNABRIDGED (46 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
    • Narrated By Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4157)
    Performance
    (3629)
    Story
    (3595)

    The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

    A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

    Dr. says: "Slow, Strange, and (ultimately) Satisfying"
    "Good book"
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    I have admit I'm not all the way through this book. I am enjoying it quite a lot. The book takes place in a world that is slightly different from our own. Just enough to add some interest. However, I do not really enjoy Ms. Hiroto's voice especially her rendition of an older lady's voice. It just sounds really fake. A word of warning if you are planning to listen to this book with children present or at work. I would pass on the book. There is a lot of sex between uncommitted people and some lesbian scenes as well.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Lonesome Dove

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Lee Horsley
    Overall
    (3274)
    Performance
    (1734)
    Story
    (1766)

    Larry McMurtry's American epic, set in the late 19th century, tells the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, a drive that represents not only a daring foolhardy adventure, but a part of the American Dream for everyone involved.

    Richard Delman says: "A masterpiece. An epic western story."
    "Great Listen"
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    You don't need to like westerns to enjoy this book. I read this series awhile ago and I loved the story as a book and enjoyed it just as much listening to it. This is a great story with lots of interesting and memorable characters. The only problem I had with the book is that the production was not as professional as other books. Sometimes the reader would sound like he was close to the mike and other times it sounded like he was far away.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11582)
    Performance
    (10522)
    Story
    (10543)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "Great Listen"
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    I really enjoyed listening to this book. It was easy to follow while I was driving to work. The plot has lots of twists with likeable characters. The reader gave a top notch performance. It is mostly family friendly, it has plenty of action and has one mild sex scene.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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