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D. Evans

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Mississippi | Member Since 2009

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  • 14 reviews
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  • 163 titles in library
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  • Wolf Hall

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Simon Slater
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1987)
    Performance
    (1254)
    Story
    (1261)

    In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political powerEngland in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn.

    S. Marie says: "A unique perspective of history"
    "parts are very funny"
    Overall

    I agree with many of the reviews. Yes, it is long. Yes, sometimes I loose track of the characters. Yes, the naration is wonderfu. But very few people have said how funny the dialog is. I'm listening over several weeks' time, and not a day goes by without a good laugh.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flight Behavior

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1543)
    Performance
    (1350)
    Story
    (1360)

    Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at 17. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders, and the media.

    Marcia says: "Tough Message Delivered in Silk"
    "My new favorite"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What about Barbara Kingsolver’s performance did you like?

    I liked the reading by the author.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the contemporary subject matter and technology. Thank you to Barbara Kingsolver for the research she did to put together this story in a believable way. Besides the science, she talked about scientists in a respectful way. I also liked her story of the family.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17068)
    Performance
    (15188)
    Story
    (15230)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Depressing story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What was most disappointing about Gillian Flynn’s story?

    The lack of hope.


    Do you think Gone Girl needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I would not bother to read a follow up book.


    Any additional comments?

    These characters were so uknlikable. It made me sad to read "Gone Girl". Several of my friends read it and liked it. They told me to keep reading: it gets better. I wish I had stopped it about a third of the way through.I wil give the auther credit for a very complex story in which a lot of loose ends got tied off.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Son

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Philipp Meyer
    • Narrated By Will Patton, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Shepherd, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1276)
    Performance
    (1138)
    Story
    (1160)

    Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching portrait of the bloody price of power, The Son is an utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American West through the lives of the McCulloughs, an ambitious family as resilient and dangerous as the land they claim. Spring, 1849: Eli McCullough is 13 years old when a marauding band of Comanches takes him captive. Brave and clever, Eli quickly adapts to life among the Comanches, learning their ways and waging war against their enemies, including white men - which complicates his sense of loyalty and understanding of who he is.

    Melinda says: "Five Stars for the Lone Star, The Son, & Meyer"
    "21st Century Version of Texas History"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Son in three words, what would they be?

    I loved the naration by all of the characters. The story was compelling. I have suggested my friends read this book if this is the type of story they like.


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

    Family saga reminds my a bit of "New York the Novel" and "Carribean".


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Eli's character was my favorite, but I liked the contrast between them all.


    Any additional comments?

    This was great for a long road trip.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Broadbent
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3047)
    Performance
    (2714)
    Story
    (2720)

    Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack is a letter addressed to Harold from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in 20 years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person.

    FanB14 says: "Wonderful Walkabout"
    "Uplifting"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry in three words, what would they be?

    Compassionate, uplifting, meaningful.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the way I felt reading the book. It gave me inspiration to be kind to strangers.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Calling Invisible Women: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jeanne Ray
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    >A mom in her early fifties, Clover knows she no longer turns heads the way she used to, and she's only really missed when dinner isn't on the table on time. Then Clover wakes up one morning to discover she's invisible - truly invisible. She panics, but when her husband and son sit down to dinner, nothing is amiss. Even though she's been with her husband, Arthur, since college, her condition goes unnoticed. Her friend Gilda immediately observes that Clover is invisible, which relieves Clover immensely.

    Pete says: "Surprising."
    "Clever, witty light read."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Very thought provoking. I found myself thinking about this story a lot. I'm glad there was so much love and not too much anger in the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Trapeze

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Simon Mawer
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (84)

    Barely out of school and doing her bit for the British war effort, Marian Sutro has one quality that makes her stand out—she is a native French speaker. It is this that attracts the attention of the SOE, the Special Operations Executive, which trains agents to operate in occupied Europe. Drawn into this strange, secret world at the age of nineteen, she finds herself undergoing commando training, attending a “school for spies,” and ultimately, one autumn night, parachuting into France from an Royal Air Force bomber to join the Wordsmith resistance network.

    Bonny says: "Somewhat tedious"
    "great narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Trapeze the most enjoyable?

    The Narrater was so good. Enjoyed the story.


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

    The plot was involved and interesting.


    What about Kate Reading???s performance did you like?

    Kate Reading has a wonderful nack for accents.


    Who was the most memorable character of Trapeze and why?

    Which name do we give to Alice?


    Any additional comments?

    I will look for more books by this auther and nannater.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Devotion of Suspect X

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Keigo Higashino, Alexander O. Smith
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (549)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (265)

    Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence and Togashi ends up dead on her apartment floor.

    Howard says: "Devoted tale of kindness and unknown friendship."
    "Thought stimulating"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed to twists and turns of the story. I thought I knew what happened, but in the end, I found out more.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nightwoods: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Charles Frazier
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (479)
    Performance
    (415)
    Story
    (410)

    Charles Frazier puts his remarkable gifts in the service of a lean, taut narrative while losing none of the transcendent prose, virtuosic storytelling, and insight into human nature that have made him one of the most beloved and celebrated authors in the world. Now, with his brilliant portrait of Luce, a young woman who inherits her murdered sister’s troubled twins, Frazier has created his most memorable heroine. Before the children, Luce was content with the reimbursements of the rich Appalachian landscape....

    Molly says: "Beautiful writing and powerful narration"
    "Discriptive writing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Nightwoods again? Why?

    Probably not


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Nightwoods?

    The snowy, scarey night in the woods.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Seeing the children play with kindling.


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

    This book reminded me so often of my childhood at my grandparents' farm in the Tennessee mountains.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rules of Civility: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Amor Towles
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1803)
    Performance
    (1438)
    Story
    (1419)

    Set in New York City in 1938, Rules of Civility tells the story of a watershed year in the life of an uncompromising 25-year-old named Katey Kontent. Armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, Katey embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future.

    Emily - Audible says: "Like a Country Pastoral for City Rats"
    "My favorite Audio in 6 months"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Rules of Civility the most enjoyable?

    The female protagonist is strong, smart and kind. The story really gives you a sence of time and place.


    What about Rebecca Lowman???s performance did you like?

    Rebecca gave the various characters good voices.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Ann Patchett
    Overall
    (3052)
    Performance
    (2529)
    Story
    (2543)

    We are excited to present our members with a gift that is truly unique: an original essay, available exclusively here at Audible, written and voiced by best-selling author – and fellow listener – Ann Patchett. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is a very real love story, and one that is much more about the journey than the destination.

    Lee says: "Was this our holiday present?"
    "Contemporary Love Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage in three words, what would they be?

    modern and memorable


    What was one of the most memorable moments of This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage?

    The trip to Mayo Clinic


    What does Ann Patchett bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    This is her story, not somone elses or fiction


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

    Her discription of her current marriage


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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