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  • The Conch Bearer

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    In a dingy shack in the less-than-desirable Indian neighborhood he calls home, 12-year-old Anand is entrusted with a conch shell that possesses mystical powers. His task is to return the shell to its rightful home many hundreds of miles away. Accompanying him are Nisha, a headstrong but resourceful child of the streets, and a mysterious man of indeterminate age and surprising resources named Abadhyatta. His quest will take him farther from home than he's ever been and will teach him more than he ever imagined - and it will force him to make a poignant decision that will change him forever.

    K. Hable says: "Nothing original here"
    "Nothing original here"
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    What disappointed you about The Conch Bearer?

    Completely stolen from the Harry Potter books, a total rip off of the story. Alan Cummings is great but couldn't get past the first hour.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni again?

    not one bit.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Death of a Scriptwriter: Hamish Macbeth Mysteries, No. 14

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Shaun Grindell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    With the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe away in London, Lochdubh constable Hamish Macbeth pines for company during the long Scottish winter. He gets his wish - and more - when a troupe of flashy, urbane film makers clambers into the nearby town of Drim. Before long bedlam erupts around their make-believe mystery…and culminates in the sudden appearance of one very real corpse. The initial suspect in the killing is one Patricia Martyn-Broyd, the aging mystery writer furious that her musty old cozies a regetting a risqué face-lift for their television reincarnation.

    K. Hable says: "Narrator put me to sleep"
    "Narrator put me to sleep"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I couldn't finish the book. It put me to sleep. Love the series, other narrators were so much better.


    Has Death of a Scriptwriter turned you off from other books in this genre?

    NO


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Shaun Grindell?

    Davina Porter


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bad Luck and Trouble: A Jack Reacher Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2310)
    Performance
    (1463)
    Story
    (1446)

    Jack Reacher reunites with the survivors of his old Army investigative team, scrambling to raise the living, bury the dead, and connect the dots in a mystery that is growing darker by the day. In a world of bad luck and trouble, when someone targets Jack Reacher and his team, they'd better be ready for what comes right back at them.

    Patricia says: "Kept My Interest"
    "Wish Lee Child had better taste."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I can hardly stand to listen to Dick Hill. His women's voices are just horrible and I think he makes Reacher sound like a jerk. Now that Lee Childs has let hollywood cast Tom Cruise...I just don't know where this is going. Anyway, its a long story with a great beginning and ending just way too many characters and too much guessing wrong. Not like Reacher to go off on 2 wild goose chases.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nagly, I want to know more about her character. Reacher respects her in every way.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Needed to be read by someone else. Women all sound like breathless bimbos, and they are not written that way.


    Do you think Bad Luck and Trouble needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It has one.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Hobbit

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8387)
    Performance
    (7540)
    Story
    (7659)

    Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

    Darwin8u says: "Victory after all, I suppose!"
    "Worth a reread."
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    Would you listen to The Hobbit again? Why?

    Yes, The Hobbit is a delightful story and each time I hear it I enjoy something new. I haven't read this since high school in the late 70's. I wanted to get it fresh in my mind before the movies come out.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bilbo is my favorite character because he presses on even thru his fear and overcomes fear to be great.


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

    No, but I will look for his work again.


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

    Yes, I was angered at how ungracious the dwarfs were and how quickly they forgot they owed their lives to Bilbo's quick thinking.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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