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Yolandi

woodmead, South Africa | Member Since 2008

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  • Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (155)

    According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch - the world's only totally reliable guide to the future - the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just after tea...The armies of Good and Evil are amassing, the Four Bikers of the apocalypse are revving up, and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not particularly looking forward to the coming rapture.

    Stefanie says: "what a brilliant book!"
    "Sooo Good!!"
    Overall

    Not your typical Terry Pratchett book, but awesome. I loved the pace of the book and the characters, as they always are with Terry, is rich and colorful. This is my first introduction to Neil Gaiman's work and I love it.
    Stephen Briggs is an amazing narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Gray Man

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3833)
    Performance
    (2849)
    Story
    (2826)

    Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

    Jason Spencer says: "Action packed, edge of your seat "page-turner""
    "Yikes! :)"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Gray Man in three words, what would they be?

    Gripping, Exciting, Entertaining


    What did you like best about this story?

    From start to finish I was hooked, did not take pages to get into things. The ending did not leave one with more questions than answers. Brilliant pace. This is my first ever action novel and was surprised at how much I loved it. I am hooked and will read all the books in this series.


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

    This is my first listen to jay Snyder and he is brilliant. There is so many characters in this book and he has does an great job, I had to smile a bit at the female voices. Would look out for more books narrated by him.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both! The sarcasm and dry humor is awesome.


    Any additional comments?

    Such an awesome action packed book! Loved it and want to start reading it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jennifer Donnelly
    • Narrated By Emily Janice Card, Emma Bering
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (341)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (179)

    Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages - until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.

    David P. McGivern says: "Great for any age"
    "Awesome!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was one of the best books I have listened to in a while! I love the narrator! She is absolutely brilliant. The story just comes alive.
    I will definitely be looking for more books of both the author and Narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Julie & Julia

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Julia Powell
    • Narrated By Julie Powell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Trapped in a boring job and living in a tiny apartment in New York, Julie Powell regularly finds herself weeping on the way home from work. Then one night, through her mascara-smudged eyes, Julie notices that the few items she's grabbed from the Korean grocery store are the very ingredients for Potage Parmentier, as described in Julia Childs' legendary cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. And The Project is born.

    Yolandi says: "Book Good, Narrater not so much"
    "Book Good, Narrater not so much"
    Overall

    I think I would have enjoyed the book much more if I actually read it. Julie Powell is a wonderful author but she should not have narrated the book. It was very difficult to Distinguish between the characters and at times she even sounded bored and slightly irritated. I stopped for I could not listen to her voice any longer.
    The movie does it no justice, the best thing about the movie is Meryll Streep.
    But good book overall.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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