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Ruth

Upper Marlboro, MD, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Noel Riley Fitch
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (31)

    Her name is synonymous with the art of cooking. Yet few know the richly varied private life of the legendary Julia Child. Go beyond the kitchen to discover a truly American icon in Appetite for Life.

    Jane Mcdowell says: "More than I wanted to know"
    "pretty good book - terrible, awful recording"
    Overall

    This book starts out well, but by the end I was bored and I LOVE Julia Child. Part of the problem is that the recording is really awful. The volume is inconsistent and my ipod kept thinking that it had reached the end of the book and would continue to the next book. This would require me to go back and then fast-forward to where I ended. I guess I just got sick of it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Master and God: A Novel of the Roman Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Lindsey Davis’ Master and God is a vastly entertaining historical novel set in the reign of the Emperor Domitian in first-century Rome. It is on the one hand a love story between Gaius Vinius Clodianus, a valiant but reluctant member of the Praetorian Guard, whose military career is as successful as his marital history is disastrous, and Flavia Lucilla, daughter of a freed slave and hairdresser to the ladies of the imperial household. A devastating fire in Rome brings them together....

    2Ponds says: "Snore..."
    "Boooooring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Lindsey Davis and/or Robin Sachs?

    I love Lindsey Davis' Marcus Didius series and was looking forward to this book, but it was so boring I kept falling asleep. I don't know if the bood was boring or the reader, but it seemed to take forever to finish. I suspect the fault lies with Robin Sachs, because I like her other books so much.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm listening to Creole Belle by James Lee Burke.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Not speak in a monotone!!!!!


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Master and God?

    I'm not sure I would cut anything, except the reader. Why would she change readers?


    Any additional comments?

    Why would an author change from a good reader?

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked Business: Lizzy and Diesel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (582)
    Performance
    (521)
    Story
    (522)

    Lizzy Tucker’s once normal life as a pastry chef in Salem, Massachusetts, turns upside down as she battles both sinister forces and an inconvenient attraction to her unnaturally talented but off-limits partner, Diesel. When Harvard University English professor and dyed-in-the-wool romantic Gilbert Reedy is mysteriously murdered and thrown off his fourth-floor balcony, Lizzy and Diesel take up his 20-year quest for the Luxuria Stone, an ancient relic believed by some to be infused with the power of lust.

    Lorena says: "Not her best"
    "Not as good as Stephanie, but still good"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Wicked Business to be better than the print version?

    No, I would always prefer the print version, but I'm legally blink and forced to listen. However, this is a very good audio book - I really like this reader.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wicked Business?

    Carl the monkey and the cat are always funny.


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

    I have listened to all Janet Evanovich's books and I think she is a great performer - perfect for these books.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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