I would definately recommend this to a friend esp if they liked Downton Abbey and similar programs. It was very easy to picture life in this house by the servents and those upstairs.
Any books relating to servants in the upper class houses in the wealthiest areas during war time London.
I think her own character Rose that she played in the original tv series . She did play all characters very well and it was nearly as enjoyable as watching the tv show. Jean was very good at Mr Hudsons Scottish accent and Mrs Bridges .
The entire book moved me. It was hard in London at that time when you worked downstairs and I think this book really showed that. There was the poor and the wealthy and this showed that perfectly. It was nice to see the respect that the people upstairs had for their servants, but as nice as they treated them they were still servants. There was a line they did not cross.
Having Rose from the original tv series read the story made this an extra special experience.
I would for her Kristin's comic one liners and sense of humour. Her beautiful voice is wonderful as narrator.
The ending was more or less like the rest of the book. A solid story about her life in showbiz from her pageant days, and ballet classes right up until she was on our TV screens.
I have only ever watched her on TV in Pushing Daisies ,and Four Christmases and Deck The Halls. I think she is a lovely actress !!
Yes there was a few moments that were emotional. When she talked about her birth mother, and her adopted family , and when there was a death in the family, and she was on a plane when she got the news..I just wanted to give her a hug!!!
Kristin has just about the worst luck when she is flying .. I liked how she explained her treatment by staff on her flight. You never think it could happen to a celebrity. Her love for her adopted family is also worth a mention. It was very touching to listen to.
I don't know.. Her voice was beautiful and her story was touching and I am very glad I read it ,but I am not sure I will listen to it again. Although saying that, there are others who will gain a lot from this and who will enjoy listening to this more then once. Dana is very optimistic and a sunny person. It was lovely spending time in her world.
Jennifer Hudson's autobiography is quite similar. Both are strong beautiful women who love their families and care very little about all the trappings of fame. They seem like real people that you would enjoy spending time with if you met them in real life.
I have never listened to other performances by her before. I had watched almost all of her movies and I love her as an actress. I love the way she looks at life. Small things giving great enjoyment. Spending time with real friends and family. Taking care of those who took care of her. Taking a moment to live in the moment ..When Dana( Queen Latifah) talked about the loss of her beloved brother I do admit to crying. She describes the moment so vividly in the hospital with her and her mother as they got the bad news it almost felt like I was there too. Her brother is mentioned so often in the book it feels like he was there with her when she was writing/recording it. Mama Owens was a wonderful women too and it is easy to see where Dana got her strength and sensible look on life. Her performance was excellent and touching and I am so glad I listened to this story.
Strength Through Troubled Times.
Dana's family are very dear to her and with good reason. They seem like really great people. It was lovely gettting to know those close to her and to see what made her the person she is today. A really nice read that encourages me to look up more about this wonderful woman who is an inspiration to all curvy girls out there.
This is my favourite audible book so far.. I bought it not knowing much about it and I truly loved every second of it. I literally did not want to stop listening because I had to sleep and eat.
Nate was my favourite ,but really all the residents from the building were interesting and I could picture each oen in my mind clearly and all their diff personalities
No, this was a first, but it wont be the last. Ray did the voices so well, esp the female voices and the voices of the Squales...OMG he did thise sooooooooo good.. I had goosebumps on my arm and kept thinking of all he said. Even now I can hear it in my head when I think of the book.
I was on the edge of my seat from start to finish.. Housework was left... Husband was not fed... everything was left until I had the book finished..I was freaked out by the story, intrigued and and left speechless. I sooooooooo want there to be another book after this one..... Please Mr Peter Clines write a sequel!!!!!!!!!
Read this book without looking up information on it. Two words that are going to make your blood run cold while listening to this are Squales and Cattle....seem harmless enough now maybe but wait.........just wait.... hehehehehehe(insert evil creepy laugh here)
Oh Yes, without a doubt. This book is wonderful , esp for people who like books about books. This book is not just for children. Any adult will enjoy this just as much or perhaps more.
I most enjoyed how much the main characters like Meggie, Mo, Elinor adored books sooo very much. They respected books and cared for them to the centre of their souls. Books were as much part of them as an arm or a leg. Their lives were surrounded by books and they got great comfort from books and were happier because of having books in their lives.
Books were there to be cherished and they shared their joy of books with each other.
I cannot pick one , I have to pick three. Mo, Meggie and Elinor.. It was just wonderful listening to her. I could just picture them in my head.
The book makes me so happy, I have it in multiple formats. I never tire of reading it. If you love books, I do mean love,then this is the book for you. Books are magical and this one is especially magical.
This is a story about magic , love of books, family, sharing a love of books with those we most love, good guys, and bad guys . It is so wonderful !!!!!!!!
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All the household objects that the borrowers borrowed to use in their own home . I thought that was really cute. The story can really get young imaginations sparking!!!
No, I had never heard any performances by her before but I would be keen to listen to more. Rowena has a wonderful voice.
The old lady in the bed talking to one of the borrowers. It was so sweet and touching.
A lovely book to share with young people to get their imaginations running overtime.
The narrator's voice was the most enjoyable part. He told the story so well ,and you could almost feel the emotions he was feeling.
The ending. I finally learned what the entire story was about and why it happened. I did not guess ahead of time what the ending would be so I really enjoyed that. Susan Hill can build tension in a story very well.
The main character was my favourite. He was easy going and easy to relate to. He is a very straight forward man . It was very refreshing hearing this story from his perspective
Yes, when he was left the country and went to visit the monastery in the hope of buying the book he was going to view. The eerie moments he had when he was there and the spiritual moments he spent talking to the monks,esp when he told one of them what was happening with him, how he felt he was being haunted.
This was a very good book to listen to. I do prefer The Woman In Black but this was very very good too.
I loved the witty banter between the characters and the hilarious happenings at Faulty Towers. It was very enjoyable to listen to and each voice was a pleasure to hear.
When Mrs Richards was annoying everyone in Faulty Towers by complaining about losing money. It was hilarious! It really is all very funny. The sarcastic humour is wonderful .
Basil is my favourite character. Love him!!! I spent so much time laughing at him. He is such a lively sarcastic character that you cannot fail to laugh along with this audible.
Where Not To Go On Your Holidays
Go buy this!!! Wonderful tv series and still wonderful on this audible version. Very funny ,sarcastic, comic capers in this program. Love it !!!! There is always some disaster or near disaster happening at the Faulty Towers which makes all the staff and guests shine in their performances in this show. The characters really are wonderful . Each character has a distinct enjoyable voice that is a pleasure to listen to . At the beginning of this audible you get to hear John Cleese( one of the Monty Python guys) explain the inspiration behind writing Faulty Towers. It was a lovely way of beginning this audible.
Yes I would. It was a tough subject that normally would not interest me to hear again but when told with Portia's wonderful voice it becomes a very touching account about a very hard time in her life.
Portia's honesty. Portia in no way made this seem glamourous. You are shown exactly what she went through. I can understand now why this is an illness. The struggles she went through and how strict she was with herself were mind blowing.
The Yogurt part and the part of exercising while at work and trying not to ruin her make-up It showed how strict she was with herself .
The Strength Of A Woman.. One Woman who fought the war on eating disorders and won.
The voice of the narrator I did not enjoy at all. It was very grainy and unclear. I wish I had saved my money and bought either a different version or a different Audible book.
Stephen Fry, Kate Winslet, both are clear and eloquent. The recording was scratchy like an old record.
Yes the story itself was wonderful as I have read it previous times before. I just wanted to have it on Audible too. Sorry to say I did not enjoy it.
Yes I do. Having all the characters played out with individual voices make the story come alive .
My favourite part was all the witty one liners, they were very funny and I did laugh listening to them. The arguments between Skullduggery and Stephanie were also hilarious.
He was excellent. His voice was perfect for Skullduggery.. It had the right amount of sarcasm and experience.. It was easy to imagine him as the older wiser person in their friendship. His voice could be very creepy at times which set the scene on more then one occasion. At other times his voice was very droll. Perfect for who he was playing. I was not sure at the beginning if I would like a man reading the parts of Stephanie but it really worked!, he was great at it.After a while I forgot that it was a man reading female voices.
It made me laugh. The banter between the two main characters was played out very well and I would easily buy more books in the series just from listening to this book.
A wonderful series for the young or the young at heart who like adventure and bad guys that get what is coming to them.
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