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Georgia

Plymouth, MA, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • 11 reviews
  • 156 ratings
  • 367 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2014
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  • 'Twas the Night After Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Sabrina Jeffries
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (121)

    Pierce Waverly, the Earl of Devonmont, has led an unabashed rogue’s life, letting no woman near his heart. Inexplicably abandoned as a child to be raised by distant relatives, he never forgave his parents, refusing to read any of his mother’s letters after his father’s death. Then came a letter that shook his resolve. A Christmas visit to Montcliff might prove his last chance to discover the truth of his past, and come to terms with the stranger he calls "Mother". But two surprises await him at Montcliff....

    Carol says: "Nursing home narrator"
    "Not bad if you can get through the narration"
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    The story is fine, classic Sabrina Jeffries, the narration is a different story. I struggled not to turn it off several times - his female voices are not very convincing and the main male characters voice was like nails on a chalkboard. It would have been much better to have a reading of the text with no acting at all. If you are interested in the book I would suggest you buy the paperback instead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swordspoint: A Melodrama of Manners

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ellen Kushner
    • Narrated By Ellen Kushner, Dion Graham, Katherine Kellgren, and others
    Overall
    (707)
    Performance
    (627)
    Story
    (630)

    On the treacherous streets of Riverside, a man lives and dies by the sword. Even the nobles on the Hill turn to duels to settle their disputes. Within this elite, dangerous world, Richard St. Vier is the undisputed master, as skilled as he is ruthless--until a death by the sword is met with outrage instead of awe, and the city discovers that the line between hero and villain can be altered in the blink of an eye.

    Stacy says: "What a beautiful book..."
    "Not my cup of tea."
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    I tought this was a rather bizarre book. Maybe I am terribly dense, but through most of the book I was left wondering what was the point, and where is the story headed. I found it difficult to relate to the characters and the story line. The narration was fine, and the performance background was a great idea, but the book did not help matters.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow of Night

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5499)
    Performance
    (4928)
    Story
    (4920)

    Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliff-hanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens. Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries.

    Hallie says: "Even better than A Discovery of Witches"
    "Very long (and pretty good) story, excellent narra"
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    The narrator is excellent --probably why she won an award for this performance. The story was good, but in my opinion not as good as the first book. Some of the book's details were annoying and repetitive, but overall it was very enjoyable. I am quite looking forward to the next book in the trilogy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Royal Blood: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1650)
    Performance
    (1420)
    Story
    (1405)

    Penniless and 34th in line to the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch finds herself in a truly draining state of affairs. To escape her hateful brother, Georgie accepts an invitation from the Queen to represent the royals at a wedding in Transylvania. But at the macabre- looking castle, Georgie finds the bride with blood running down her chin, and a wedding guest is poisoned.

    Amazon Customer says: "A little predictable"
    "An entertaining and funny mystery"
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    Another fun installment in the Lady Georgianna series. The tone was much the same as the other books in the series, a little farsical and tongue in cheek, with a healthy dose of silliness thrown in. There was a lot of Darcy in this book, and that is a plus. The vampire elements of the story were not my cup of tea, but it didn't detract much from the story. The narrator does a great job. If you are looking for a light, fun listen, this is a good one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (4125)
    Performance
    (3507)
    Story
    (3491)

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

    Coffee Lover says: "Joy, Joy, Joy!"
    "Fun, charming, tongue-in-cheek mystery"
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    If you like quirky, farcical mysteries, you will enjoy Rhys Bowen's Her Royal Spyness series, and this is the best starting point. The story takes place in 1932 in England and is very amusing. I found this series slightly reminiscent of the Amelia Peabody series.
    The narrator does a great job keeping all the voices distinct throughout the books. I think I may have developed a bit of a tendre for Mr. O'Mara as a result of this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Turkish Gambit

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Boris Akunin
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    It is 1877, and war has broken out between Russia and the Ottoman Empire. The Bulgarian front resounds with the thunder of cavalry charges, the roar of artillery, and the clash of steel on steel during the world's last great horse-and-cannon conflict. Amid the treacherous atmosphere of a 19th-century Russian field army, former diplomat and detective extraordinaire Erast Fandorin finds his most confounding case.

    Svetlana says: "Third Book of Erast Fandorin Series"
    "Now I am an Erast Fandorin fan"
    Overall
    Performance
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    I bought this book because Paul Michael was the narrator. I recently finished The Historian and Paul Michael did a great job with that narration. That may be why I bought it, but what made me listen to it twice and then read all the other Erast Fandorin's novels was Boris Akunin's superb story telling ability. Akunin's prose is satisfying, the plot keeps you guessing and the 19th century eastern European setting will make you want to learn a lot more about Fandorin's world.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The House at Riverton

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2436)
    Performance
    (1533)
    Story
    (1527)

    Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again....Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken, and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks.

    Cathy says: "superbly written mystery"
    "Are you a Downton Abbey fan? Then read on..."
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    Great audiobook. I was looking for a WWI period book (to help fill the void left by the end of the Downton Abbey season) and this turned out to be a really good story. Morton is a skilled writer, her language is beautiful and touching. The story has some lovely twists and the dual timeline adds an extra dimension. The narrator did an excellent job too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Fielding: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Chad Harbach
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1129)
    Performance
    (943)
    Story
    (944)

    At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended.

    S. says: "Not Quite ~"
    "Not for me"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Despite all the positive reviews I found this book disappointing. Flat narration, stilted dialogue and indifferent characters come to mind. I think this was the first audiobook I just couldn't finish, although I really tried.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Chad Harbach again?

    No


    How could the performance have been better?

    I am not sure. Although I did not care for the narrator, the book really did not help.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Dislike. I just kept dreading going back to it...


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Untamed Bride: Black Cobra Quartet

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (121)

    New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Laurens presents a brash, bold new series. They're battle-hardened, sinfully wealthy, completely unstoppable - and all male: Four officers of the Crown, fighting against a deadly foe known only as the Black Cobra.

    Karen says: "Great New Series"
    "narrator is not my favorite"
    Overall

    The story is typical Laurens. No surprises there. The narrator did get on my nerves, however. In addition to the authors tendency toward hyperbole, he made the love scenes even more over the top. I found myself fast forwarding a lot. One of the best elements was the ongoing interaction with the Black Cobra.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Can You Keep a Secret?

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Sophie Kinsella
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (1234)
    Performance
    (440)
    Story
    (445)

    Emma Corrigan has a long list of secrets, one of which is that she is afraid of flying. Coming back from a thoroughly ruinous sales trip to Glasgow, the plane she is on encounters some air turbulence, and she ends up spilling her guts to the handsome American sitting next to her. He gets to hear that she fibbed to get her current job and that she has never been able to satisfactorily find her G-spot. Then, the plane lands...and the American turns up in her life again. He's the CEO of her company....

    A says: "Enjoyable Chick Lit"
    "I did not want it to end"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed the story, as unbelievable as it is. Kinsella not only can put a sentence together but has a knack for making the reader care for the characters. If what you are in the mood for is a sweet and funny story, go for it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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