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  • Beautiful Sacrifice: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Lowell
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (75)

    According to Maya legend, December 21, 2012, will mark the end of the world as we know it. Is it myth...or will their prediction become reality? Archaeologist Lina Taylor has devoted her life to studying ancient Maya artifacts, splitting her time between digs in South America and the classroom teaching college students. But the professor's structured, academic life is about to spin out of control. Some extremely valuable and important Maya artifacts have gone missing. Are the culprits fanatics determined to create chaos and usher in annihilation?

    Elle in the Great NorthWest says: "Mayan Calendar adventure/romance-average"
    "Distracting narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Elizabeth Lowell and/or Richard Ferrone?

    From Elizabeth Lowell - yes
    By Narrator Richard Ferrone - no


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

    The premise of the story is interesting - Mayan end of the year in 2012, however the narration makes the book almost impossible to listen to.


    What didn’t you like about Richard Ferrone’s performance?

    Everything. He makes the female lead character sound like the wicked witch of the west and the male lead character like a dirty old man.


    Any additional comments?

    Books written by female authors should be narrated by a female voice. Read the book, you will enjoy it more than the audio version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Whiskey Beach

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1327)
    Performance
    (1154)
    Story
    (1158)

    For more than 300 years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore - and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home.… A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of - but never arrested for - the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife. He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though.

    Kim Venatries says: "Not So Good"
    "Poor narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I love Nora Roberts books but the use of a male for narration is off-putting. Although the main character is male, the author is a female and writes with a female voice and perspective. Luke Daniels makes the female characters sound whiney and weak. If you want to enjoy the book, you are better off reading it rather than listening to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Winter Ghosts

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Kate Mosse
    • Narrated By Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    March 1928. The Great War has been over for ten years, but Freddie still hasn't recovered from the loss of his brother. Even now, on holiday in south-west France, he cannot escape his grief. When his car crashes, Freddie stumbles down from the hills to a village nearby. There he meets Marie, a beautiful young woman who is also mourning a lost generation. Her story of the fate of her family moves him deeply.

    NYNM says: "Deadly boring"
    "Terrible narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Winter Ghosts?

    The narrator has such a thick accent that you cannot understand a word he says. I stopped listening within 15 minutes of starting so I have no idea if this would be a good story or not.


    What was most disappointing about Kate Mosse’s story?

    Narration


    Would you be willing to try another one of Julian Rhind-Tutt’s performances?

    NO


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

    Frustration - could not understand a word the narrator spoke


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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