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Martha

WICHITA, KS, United States

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  • The Keepers of the House

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Shirley Ann Grau
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (254)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (132)

    Abigail was the last keeper of the house, the last to know the Howland family's secrets. Now, in the name of all her brothers and sisters, she must take her bitter revenge on the small-minded Southern town that shamed them, persecuted them, but could never destroy them.

    Chimigi says: "very enjoyable"
    "Family Saga"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    There are some areas that the author could have elaborated on, things that a briefly mentioned but nothing else so you're left wondering about it.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Good!


    What three words best describe Anna Fields’s voice?

    Inflective, well-modulated, soothing


    Was The Keepers of the House worth the listening time?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I'm interested in hearing more from both the author and the reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rapture in Death: In Death, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1559)
    Performance
    (1024)
    Story
    (1028)

    They died with smiles on their faces. Three apparent suicides: a brilliant engineer, an infamous lawyer, and a controversial politician. Three strangers with nothing in common - and no obvious reasons for killing themselves. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the deaths suspicious.

    MARCIA says: "GOING BACK TO #4 AFTER LISTENING TO MOST RECENT"
    "Good, but not best"
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    Would you listen to Rapture in Death again? Why?

    Yes, I've enjoyed the series so far.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I guessed the method and murderer early on so that was a let down.


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

    Yes, and it's as good as the rest. Excellent reading and characterizations.


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

    A little disappointed. FIrst time I guessed the method/murderer early on and the ending was a tad abrupt.


    Any additional comments?

    I still enjoy this series and look forward to reading more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Indulgence in Death: In Death, Book 31

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1332)
    Performance
    (748)
    Story
    (751)

    When a murder disrupts the Irish vacation she is taking with her husband, Roarke, Eve realizes that no place is safe - not an Irish wood or the streets of the manic city she calls home. But nothing prepares her for what she discovers upon her return to the cop shop in New York City....

    MJ says: "Good story, great Eve/Roarke relationship"
    "More!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Lt. Dallas is tough, savvy, and a "cop's cop" Good detective work, believable.


    What other book might you compare Indulgence in Death to and why?

    Being that this one is in the future I can't compare. I typically don't read sci fi or futuristic stories but this was believable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    In the shoe store with her partner, who's literally drooling over the high priced shoes. Their interaction is hilarious.


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

    I laughed a few times.


    Any additional comments?

    Good enough that I downloaded two more of Robb's works.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Quiet Gentleman

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Cornelius Garrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (178)

    When Gervase Frant, 7th Earl of St Erth, returns at last from Waterloo to his family seat at Stanyon, he enjoys a less than welcome homecoming.

    Anne says: "Delightful relaxing reading"
    "Cornelius Garrett is Brilliant!"
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    Would you listen to The Quiet Gentleman again? Why?

    Absolutely. The narrative was everything here. The varied voices and characterizations were very entertaining.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Pretty much expected, no surprises.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Between her parents discussing the possibility of her daughter's interest in the Earl.


    If you could rename The Quiet Gentleman, what would you call it?

    Not sure...maybe The Reluctant Heir?


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to hear more narratives by Mr. Garrett.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the Company of Cheerful Ladies: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1647)
    Performance
    (883)
    Story
    (874)

    Readers everywhere have become entranced by the New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, from acclaimed author and award-winning wit Alexander McCall Smith. Each charming book in the series is a masterpiece of comic subtlety and a window for viewing the distinctive culture and landscape of Botswana.

    Nancy says: "Great Listen"
    "Enchanting"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    No.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Perhaps more interaction of the couple who get engaged at the end of the story.


    What about Lisette Lecat’s performance did you like?

    Her conversations were believable and well spoken.


    Do you think In the Company of Cheerful Ladies needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I've read a few in this series and have enjoyed them all. The people in this African town are so polite, which I find very appealing and so lacking in our own society, it's wonderful just to listen to them speak. A delight!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Tiger's Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Tea Obreht
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden, Robin Sachs
    Overall
    (807)
    Performance
    (529)
    Story
    (526)

    In a Balkan country mending from years of conflict, Natalia, a young doctor, arrives on a mission of mercy at an orphanage by the sea. By the time she and her lifelong friend Zóra begin to inoculate the children there, she feels age-old superstitions and secrets gathering everywhere around her. Secrets her outwardly cheerful hosts have chosen not to tell her. Secrets involving the strange family digging for something in the surrounding vineyards. Secrets hidden in the landscape itself.

    Howard says: "Left me unfulfilled!"
    "Storytelling at its Best"
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    What did you like best about The Tiger's Wife? What did you like least?

    I liked the descriptive verse, although at times it was a bit tedious and ongoing. The folklore was fascinating, yet sad that people could be so naive and stubborn in their misguided beliefs.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Tiger's Wife?

    My favorite part was the father narrating the story about the undead man. Great story teling.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I thoroughly enjoyed the male narrator, but the female narrator was less interesting.


    Do you think The Tiger's Wife needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, I think it ended perfectly, leaving the reader to ponder if the granddaughter ever meets up with the undead man and confirm he has the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, a little long, but loved the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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