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jane

Cincinnati, OH, United States | Listener Since 2005

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  • The Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7303)
    Performance
    (6365)
    Story
    (6349)

    Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

    Amazon Customer says: "A great book"
    "Suspense, abandonment and romance"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    When I started listening, I wondered if I wanted to continue. The interaction between a teenage girl and her cold dogmatic mother was not what I wanted. But, Wait, the story picks up quickly and soon you can't stop listening.

    Julia Whelan's reading truly brought the story to life. She kept exactly the right tone as we moved from crime, suspense to romance.

    A terriffic listen. You'll love it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thérèse Raquin

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Emile Zola
    • Narrated By Kate Winslet
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (854)
    Performance
    (782)
    Story
    (772)

    Once upon a time, a teenaged Kate Winslet (The Reader, Titanic, Revolutionary Road) received a gift that would leave a lasting impression: a copy of Emile Zola’s classic Thérèse Raquin. Six Academy Award nominations and one Best Actress award later, she steps behind the microphone to perform this haunting classic of passion and disaster.

    FanB14 says: "Wonderful Winslet, Satisfactory Story"
    "Long, long, long"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Maybe I just don't enjoy listening to a couple's reptitive and obsessive fretting . Neither character was sympathetic enough for me to care. I do enjoy character intense novels, but this couple never developed any nuanced anything!
    Beautiful reading, but, boy, I'd sure like to know what Kate Winslett enjoyed in the novel

    27 of 32 people found this review helpful

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