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Sharon

Preston, Australia

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  • Burial Rites

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Hannah Kent
    • Narrated By Morven Christie
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (78)

    In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnúsdóttir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of two men. Agnes is sent to wait out the months leading up to her execution on the farm of district officer Jón Jónsson, his wife, and their two daughters. Horrified to have a convicted murderess in their midst, the family avoid contact with Agnes. As the year progresses and the hardships of rural life force everyone to work side by side, the family’s attitude to Agnes starts to change - until one winter night.

    Sharon says: "Icelandic Drama"
    "Icelandic Drama"
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    What did you love best about Burial Rites?

    The story was unfolded in a most intriguing manner.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The descriptions of the characters, the cold icelandic weather and the living environs that the characters performed their day to day tasks in.


    Which character – as performed by Morven Christie – was your favorite?

    Agnes


    Who was the most memorable character of Burial Rites and why?

    Agnes was revealed as an intelligent and compassionate lady who was convicted of a crime that she was sentenced to die for, but the unraveling of the story reveal the unfortunate circumstances and a questionable application of justice.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7307)
    Performance
    (6368)
    Story
    (6352)

    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"
    "A very interesting and engaging audiobook"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Witness to be better than the print version?

    Don't know... Haven't read the print version


    What other book might you compare The Witness to and why?

    Key of Light, Key of Knowledge, Key of Valor


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I thoroughly enjoyed the beginning chapters which laid the foundation for the novel


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

    Overall, the morality of good overcoming the bad..


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Atlas Shrugged

    • UNABRIDGED (63 hrs)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (5369)
    Performance
    (3329)
    Story
    (3348)

    In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

    Mica says: "Hurt version decidedly superior"
    "Tedious and long winded"
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    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The story in itself is potentially very interesting, however, there are too many long winded chapters that could be edited or perhaps deleted.


    If you’ve listened to books by Ayn Rand before, how does this one compare?

    I haven't read any.


    Was Atlas Shrugged worth the listening time?

    No, the book would benefit from editing


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Driving Mr. Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3554)
    Performance
    (3233)
    Story
    (3229)

    Miranda Puckett has failed at every job she’s ever had. Her mother just wants her to come home, join the family law firm, and settle down with Jason, the perfect lawyer boyfriend. But when Jason turns out to be a lying cheater, Miranda seizes on a job that gets her out of town: long-distance vampire transportation. Her first assignment is to drive vampire Collin Sutherland from Washington to sleepy Half Moon Hollow without incident—no small feat for a woman whom trouble seems to follow like a faithful hound dog!

    Ducky says: "Molly Harper can't write fast enough for me!!!!"
    "Suitable for a young audience"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I don't know... I feel that the story is a bit silly and more suitable for a teen aged girl audience.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I have just seen a documentary about the writing of Burial Rites which was intriguing.


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

    No, I haven't listened to any other performances, but the issue I have is with the story itself.


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

    Boredom.... I really almost didn't finish listening to it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Touching Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Kay Hooper
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (66)

    Kay Hooper weaves an irresistible web of mystery and suspense in her latest thriller Touching Evil. Police sketch artist Maggie Barnes, whose exceptional talent has made her indespensible, faces the challenge of a lifetime when a deranged psychopath grips the city in a horiffic tirade that leaves many women wounded. Maggie’s abilities are put to the test as she struggles to put a face to the acts and uncover this predator before even she becomes his victim.

    Sharon says: "Intriguing and Engaging"
    "Intriguing and Engaging"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend it as the book is a very engaging psychological thriller.


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

    The plot was very well written and presented and definitely kept my interest from the first page.


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

    No, I haven't listened to another performance.


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

    The dedicated approach and strength of the heroine to what she perceived to be her abilities to help others.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • River of Destiny

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Barbara Erskine
    • Narrated By Gina Peach
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    On the banks of the River Deben in Suffolk lies a set of barns dating back to the Anglo Saxons. Within their walls, secrets have been buried deeply. Zoe and Ken have just moved into one of the barns, ready to start a new life away from the hustle and bustle of the city. To the outside world they seem like an ordinary couple, but underneath they are growing more distant by the day. And when Zoe becomes close to local recluse, Leo, she finds her attraction to him undeniable.

    Sharon says: "Romantic Entertainment With Suspense"
    "Romantic Entertainment With Suspense"
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    Where does River of Destiny rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The audiobook is an interesting and entertaining experience ... Although engaging, the book does not provoke deeper thoughts or lasting impression... It is, however, amongst the most entertaining books I have listened to so far.


    What other book might you compare River of Destiny to and why?

    The Book isn't as good as The Lady of Hay but is similarly structured.


    Which character – as performed by Gina Peach – was your favorite?

    I didn't really have a favourite, but I found Gina conveyed a variety of characters very effectively.


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

    No, it just was good entertainment.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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