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Tina

NEWBURGH, NY, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Pride and Prejudice

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (61)

    Many consider this rich social commentary to be Jane Austen's finest novel. It is certainly among her more famous ones. Austen sets her entertaining study of manners and misconceptions against the backdrop of a class-conscious society in 18th century England.

    Tad Davis says: "Practically perfect in every way"
    "Powerful Jane"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I listen to several Pride and Prejudice books. Flo Gibson interpets the characters very well.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The visit to Premberly was always the best part of the book.


    Which character – as performed by Flo Gibson – was your favorite?

    Mrs. Bennet, is my favorite character, her nerves is my second favorite.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Jane realized, Bingley's sisters did not like her or her family.


    Any additional comments?

    I first read Pride and Prejudice when I fourteen. Jane Austen was boring and knew nothing about women's right. After I turned 21, I began to appreciate her novels and her fight for women Lizzie, was her mouthpiece for 19th century. Now at the age of 63, Mrs. Bennet became my favorite because she controls the story; despite her crying and fainting spells, her daughters married. Of all the novels written by Jane, Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion are my favorites.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Pride and Prejudice

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (454)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (177)

    Jane Austen's most popular novel, originally published in 1813, some 17 years after it was first written, presents the Bennet family of Longbourn. Against the background of gossipy Mrs. Bennet and the detached Mr. Bennet, the quest is on for husbands for the five daughters. The spotlight falls on Elizabeth, second eldest, who is courted by Darcy, though initially she is more concerned with the fate of her other sisters.

    Marilyn Pearse says: "Pride and Prejudice"
    "MY FAVORITE BOOK!!!!!!!!"
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    If you could sum up Pride and Prejudice in three words, what would they be?

    Wonderful, Romantic and Witty


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Pride and Prejudice?

    What I say to my children and grands when they cry ( as babies) "Nobody knows how much I suffer" ...the babies words not mine.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Ms Fox interpretation was good I listened to better performances


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

    I made me mad when I was younger, I read this story multiple times. I have also listened to it just as many times. I makes me laugh especially Mrs. Bennet; my favorite character.


    Any additional comments?

    If you ever want to listen to a great story this is the book!!!! You will get lost in the mayhem of the Bennet Family. The young ladies started women"s lib long before it began.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Apology, Crito, and The Republic, Books 1 and 2

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Plato
    • Narrated By Walter Covell
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    For those looking for "a taste of Plato", this audiobook is ideal. It includes the full text of "Apology" and "Crito" as well as the first two books of Plato's monumental Republic.

    Brad says: "Great Summary"
    "Need For School"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I had logic and ethic courses that was hard to get into; not a fan of either subject.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It help simplify "The Apology and Citro. I am 64, I can hardly remember my name at times and my reading as decrease immensely. Listening to the work helped me past both subjects.


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

    Good


    Do you think Apology, Crito, and The Republic, Books 1 and 2 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No! This is a silly question.


    Any additional comments?

    No, I still do not like logic, however I has better understanding.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Agnes and the Hitman

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jennifer Crusie, Bob Mayer
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    Overall
    (612)
    Performance
    (330)
    Story
    (334)

    Agnes Crandall's life goes awry when a dognapper invades her kitchen one night, seriously hampering her attempts to put on a wedding that she's staked her entire net worth on. Then a hero climbs through her bedroom window. His name is Shane - no last name, just Shane - and he has his own problems.

    Sharon11675 says: "Ditzy Agnes?"
    "Not What I expected :-)"
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    Where does Agnes and the Hitman rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would say it ranks in the top 25.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Agnes and the Hitman?

    When Shane had a bridge erected. Agnes was at her wits end and her catered wedding was about to be cancelled.


    What about Sandra Burr’s performance did you like?

    The audio characterizations good. I like her interpretation of the southern elite and the wrong side of the track was amusing. My favorite was the Brooklyn accents, especially Brenda's.


    If you could rename Agnes and the Hitman, what would you call it?

    Nothing, I like the name it, caught my attention.


    Any additional comments?

    Caution to readers, The language is strong so do not listen to this around children and young adults. ( earphones needed). I would like them to write another story about Agnes and Shane could be intriguing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Man with a Load of Mischief: A Richard Jury Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Martha Grimes
    • Narrated By Steve West
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (256)
    Story
    (253)

    At the Man with a Load of Mischief, they found the dead body stuck in a keg of beer. At the Jack and Hammer, another body was stuck out on the beam of the pub’s sign, replacing the mechanical man who kept the time. Two pubs. Two murders. One Scotland Yard inspector called in to help. Detective Chief Inspector Richard Jury arrives in Long Piddleton and finds everyone in the postcard village looking outside of town for the killer - except for one Melrose Plant....

    C. Telfair says: "Favorite Revisited"
    "A Good Old Fashion Mystery"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Man with a Load of Mischief the most enjoyable?

    Yes, at first I was confused, 2 men died in two seperate places


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    In the beginning yes, until I figured out who did the murders. However I really could not figure out why.


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

    I never listened to Steve West before but, after this novel I did order more Martha Grimes novels.
    His portrayal of Lady Agatha Ardry, was exquisite. Like Jury you wanted to strangle her for her constant interference .


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Jury interaction with the brother and sister, James and James. Another Jury interveiwed Ruby Judd's family their cold and aloof treatment of their daughter


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 'Stowaway' and 'Milk Run': Two Unabridged Stories from Mary Higgins Clark

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 16 mins)
    • By Mary Higgins Clark
    • Narrated By Jan Maxwell
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Mary Higgins Clark is a master storyteller who keeps her readers and listeners spellbound. Now, in her first two published stories, written in the 1950s, she draws on her career as a young Pan American Airways flight attendant to create these tales of adventure and intrigue.

    Tina says: "Oh Mary!!!"
    "Oh Mary!!!"
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    Would you try another book from Mary Higgins Clark and/or Jan Maxwell?

    Of course, I am a Fan of Mary's book for decades. I read several of her books over again, She is a great author. But even Mary has her bad days and stories..


    Would you ever listen to anything by Mary Higgins Clark again?

    Yes, even the novels that I read years ago.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No, I don't think so


    Any additional comments?

    Mary Higgins Clark is an excellent writer, do not let these short stories deter you from her books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dolores Claiborne

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Frances Sternahagen
    Overall
    (194)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    Dolores Claiborne's elderly employer dies suddenly, apparently from falling down a flight of stairs. This tragedy sparks memories of the day Dolores' husband died...the day of the total eclipse. Suspected by police and townspeople alike, she delivers a story of a disintegrating marriage, and the breaking point reached by a docile woman.

    SHEILA says: "Finally a S. King I liked.........."
    "Good Read"
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    Would you listen to Dolores Claiborne again? Why?

    Yes I have already.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Ii was better than the movie.


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

    No I haven't but, she is an excellent reader.


    If you could take any character from Dolores Claiborne out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    ?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4729)
    Performance
    (3452)
    Story
    (3476)

    They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.

    Parola138 says: "I thought I was desensitized"
    "Oh Stephen!!"
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    What did you love best about It?

    Nothing, I read this book years ago. It took a year, he kept killing children I continuously stop reading the book and was compelled to finish it.
    I thought if I listened to to the story it would be different. It wasn't. Don't get me wrong it's a great story. Keeps you at the end of your seat. I had trouble with the death of the children.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Beverly, she was able to stand up for herself


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None really


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

    It scared me


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18214)
    Performance
    (8381)
    Story
    (8417)

    Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

    B.J. says: "Perfect."
    "Wow"
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    Would you listen to The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest again? Why?

    Yes I would and have listen to it again. I am so sorry this author passed I would have love to listen/read Lisbeth's new adventure.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course Lisbeth, I love her strength.


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

    Only the trilogy. I looked up the names of the cities and towns on Google Map. I bought the book on-line but could not make heads of the language. I hate pronouncing words in correctly. So I download the 1st book on another site for free. (sorry! I was hooked and ordered the rest of from Audible.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I tried :-).


    Any additional comments?

    Yes I love Audible!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By James Marsters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11741)
    Performance
    (8592)
    Story
    (8593)

    A call from a distraught wife, and another from Lt Murphy of the Chicago PD Special Investigation Unit makes Harry believe things are looking up, but they are about to get worse, much worse. Someone is harnessing immense supernatural forces to commit a series of grisly murders. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill. Tracking that someone takes Harry into the dangerous underbelly of Chicago, from mobsters.

    Tom says: "Excellent Story, Distracting Sound Engineering"
    "Gotta Love the Wizard"
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    What made the experience of listening to Storm Front the most enjoyable?

    It was entertaining. the story pulled you in slowly.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That even though Harry was a wizard, he acted more like a detective. He seems to stumple his way into situtations than he takes control through magic. He scares you and also makes you laugh.


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

    no


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Don't know


    Any additional comments?

    Wow! What a surprise. I watched the Dresden Files on SYFY, and wish they continues the series.But since I started the books, I’m really a fan the TV series did not come close. Big thumps up & five stars.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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