You no longer follow Anne

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Anne

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Anne

ratings
2
REVIEWS
2
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
1

  • The Grub-and-Stakers Quilt a Bee

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Charlotte MacLeod
    • Narrated By Lory Reyes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    When a considerable legacy leads to the murder of the curator of their new museum, the members of the Grub-and-Stake Gardening and Roving Club solve the mystery with the help of an embroidered wedding quilt.

    Anne says: "Great book--distracting narrator"
    "Great book--distracting narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Grub-and-Stakers Quilt a Bee rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Middle of the pack.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love all the characters in this series. :)


    What didn’t you like about Lory Reyes’s performance?

    She tried to make each character distinctive, but erred on the side of making them caricature: the main character Dittany was performed as being so timid that every one of her sentences is a question; other characters had such exaggerated accents to the point of seeming prejudiced and insulting. This is one of my favorite series but I would be embarrassed to recommend this audiobook to a friend. Lori may think she is Jim Dale, but she isn't.


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

    Murder can be fun!


    Any additional comments?

    I really appreciate Charlotte MacLeod's books being released on audiobook (as well as Kindle) but I wish they had invested a little more and got a professional narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Agent to the Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3621)
    Performance
    (3136)
    Story
    (3139)

    The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents.

    C. Paget says: "excellent"
    "Couldn't stop!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Agent to the Stars the most enjoyable?

    It was a captivating story, simple and amusing to begin with but developed complexities in both character and plot. Wil did an incredible job performing a very entertaining story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Agent to the Stars?

    The story of how the alien was named.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the "new" Joshua accomplished his mission but not in the way I expected.


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

    I laughed out loud.


    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to over a hundred audiobooks when convenient, but I could not stop this one until I listened to the whole book in one sitting. Then I wanted to start over again and see any nuances I missed the first time (but I had to go to work instead.) Narrator: at first, I was pleased to see how "Wesley Crusher" had matured, but very soon I couldn't hear "Wil Wheaton" and instead just heard each character distinctly and was seamlessly into the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.