Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow Amazon Customer

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Amazon Customer

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Amazon Customer

ratings
15
REVIEWS
6
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
7

  • Royal Flush: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2069)
    Performance
    (1797)
    Story
    (1769)

    With its posh clientele in the country for the summer, Georgie's housecleaning business has fizzled. So she tries hiring herself out as a dinner and theatre companion. But her first client has quite the wrong idea. To avoid further scandal, Georgie's shipped home to Castle Rannoch, where her summer plans include honoring a promise to Her Majesty to keep Castle Rannoch's divorcedhouseguest from seducing the Prince of Wales.

    A says: "Cute series"
    "Continues the "Royal Spyness" storyline"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is fun, entertaining listening. The humorous portrayal of the English aristocracy, with a nod to real historical figures, was enjoyable, and the performance is flawless. But I don't know how long I'll be be able to sustain interest in the ever-thwarted romance between Georgie and Darcy.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Broadbent
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3038)
    Performance
    (2705)
    Story
    (2711)

    Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack is a letter addressed to Harold from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in 20 years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person.

    FanB14 says: "Wonderful Walkabout"
    "A Journey to Save a Life from Grief and Regret"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Anyone who has ever looked back on his life and wished they had done things differently should be able to relate to Harold Fry -- a genuinely good, kind person who sometimes just doesn't think fast enough to do the right thing. The roots of Harold's pain and regret begin to reveal themselves as Harold sets off rather abruptly on a pilgrimage to save a friend, but really to save himself. The ups and downs of the journey seem so true to life, with Harold experiencing real highs and lows as he nears his destination.

    Jim Broadbent was absolutely the perfect narrator for this book. In my mind, he IS Harold Fry. I so hope this book is made into a movie, with Jim playing Harold.

    I cannot recommend this book strongly enough. It will probably make even the most stoic of readers shed a few tears, but it also has enough laughs to keep you going and to leave you hopeful that it's never too late to claim happiness in life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Long Way Down

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Nick Hornby
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Simon Vance, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (914)
    Performance
    (263)
    Story
    (263)

    In his eagerly awaited fourth novel, New York Times best-selling author Nick Hornby mines the hearts and psyches of four lost souls who connect just when they've reached the end of the line.

    Julia's aunt says: "Seems made for audio format"
    "Absolutely loved this book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Can suicide be funny? You wouldn't think so, but the chance meeting of this book's four characters kicks off a story that is both laugh-out-loud funny and thought provoking. It's easy to relate to the human frailties of these flawed individuals as they search for a way out from their various problems. The narrators do a fantastic job of giving voice to the characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Headhunters

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (345)
    Performance
    (290)
    Story
    (294)

    Roger Brown is a corporate headhunter, and he’s a master of his profession. But one career simply can’t support his luxurious lifestyle and his wife’s fledgling art gallery. At an art opening one night he meets Clas Greve, who is not only the perfect candidate for a major CEO job, but also, perhaps, the answer to his financial woes: Greve just so happens to mention that he owns a priceless Peter Paul Rubens painting that’s been lost since World War II - and Roger Brown just so happens to dabble in art theft.

    Matt says: "Dragon Tattoo(esque)....but......"
    "Fantastic -- the best Jo Nesbo so far"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A fan of the Harry Hole mysteries, I was reluctant to try "Headhunters," without one of my favorite protagonists. I got over that immediately. This is a fabulous suspense novel filled with exciting, original characters and a plot line that will keep you guessing until the very end. One of the best audio books I have heard. Steve West is the perfect narrator for this book. He so convincingly embodies the voice/personality of the main character. I will definitely be looking for more books narrated by Steve.

    Bottom line: If you like suspense, surprise, lots of action, well developed characters, and a plot that keeps you turning the pages, read this book. It's quite obvious to me why this book has been made into a movie -- as I have missed it's US release date, I'll be first in line to see it once it becomes available on Netflix.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Neon Rain: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3005)
    Performance
    (1814)
    Story
    (1807)

    New York Times best-selling author James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux novels began with this first hard-hitting entry in the series. In The Neon Rain, Detective Robicheaux fishes a prostitute's corpse from a New Orleans bayou and finds that no one, not even the law, cares about a dead hooker.

    S. Sand says: "The perfect combination of author and narrator"
    "Excellent book; fantastic narrator; but very dark."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book came as a pleasant surprise. I hadn't heard of the Dave Robicheaux series, so this Cajun detective solving crimes in the colorful city of New Orleans was a great find. The descriptions of Lake Ponchartrain and the outlying areas made me want to pack my bags for a vacation on the bayou.

    Dave is a complex character with plenty of flaws, and Will Patton does a fantastic job of giving voice to Dave and the other characters.

    The plot is complex, and the twists and turns keep you interested. If I had one criticism, I'd say that poor Dave gets heaped with a little too much grief -- more than one guy, or the reader -- should be expected to stand. The flashbacks to Vietnam, along with descriptions of human rights atrocities in Central America, coupled with the gruesomeness of the crimes being investigated, are a bit over the top. I also wonder why the author chose to make gratuitious slams at the US Govt's handling of politics in Central America: The US Treasury officer in the story is doing his job; there was no need for him to justify his actions based on his religious or political views.

    In any case, this is a great detective story and well worth your time. I plan to check out other novels in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mind's Eye: An Inspector Van Veeteren Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Håkan Nesser, Laurie Thompson (translator)
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (70)

    Chief Inspector Van Veeteren knew that murder cases were never as open-and-shut as this one: Janek Mitter woke one morning with a brutal hangover and discovered his wife of three months lying facedown in the bathtub, dead. With only the flimsiest excuse as his defense, he is found guilty of a drunken crime of passion and imprisoned in a mental institution.

    chris says: "A GOOD MYSTERY"
    "Just okay"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This story held my interest, but the characters weren't really well developed. Too much happens at the end without sufficient story and character development to support it.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Most interesting aspect is finding out what happened during the suspected murderer's blackout. Least interesting is the character development of the victim and the murderer.


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    As usual, Simon Vance's performance was outstanding. He can modify his voice to suit a multitude of characters without sounding strange. He is just very easy to listen to -- one of the best readers I've heard.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.