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Heidi

St Martin, United Kingdom | Member Since 2005

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  • 7 reviews
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  • Dear Cary: My Life with Cary Grant

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Dyan Cannon
    • Narrated By Dyan Cannon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (43)

    With unparalleled honesty, Dyan Cannon shares the heartwarming and heartbreaking story of her magical romance and stormy marriage to screen legend Cary Grant.He was the ultimate star, defining Hollywood glamour as well as cinematic achievement. She was a bright new actress, beautiful and funny, who would one day prove her talent by being the first woman to receive Academy Award nominations for her work on-screen and behind the camera. When he asked to meet Dyan, she assumed it was for an acting part, but he had a different role in mind for her....

    Heidi says: "Fascinating story, more than an autobiography."
    "Fascinating story, more than an autobiography."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Before I read this I wasn't expecting more than a name dropping bio but this is something completely different. Excellently composed, the stories link together and the whole is a coherent study of 2 real people who just happened to be well known actors. The fact that Dyan Cannon reads this makes it very personal and there are times when it is clear that reading it brought back profound feelings for her.
    Overall this is a really good book on many levels and the last chapter is an emotional high for both the narrator and listener.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Locked On

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Lou Diamond Phillips
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3862)
    Performance
    (3315)
    Story
    (3301)

    Although his father had been reluctant to become a field operative, Jack Ryan Jr. wants nothing more. Privately training with a seasoned Special Forces drill instructor, he’s honing his skills to transition his work within The Campus from intelligence analysis to hunting down and eliminating terrorists wherever he can—even as Jack Ryan Sr. campaigns for re-election as President of the United States. But what neither father nor son knows is that the political and the personal have just become equally dangerous.

    Joseph says: "Give me more! Loved it!"
    "Good story, appalling accents"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I enjoyed this story. A typical Tom Clancy story that follows his usual formula. However, it was let down by the narration. The guy's so called Welsh accent was a travesty. The nearest to any real accent was possibly Scots but that would probably not go down well with any Scotsman listening. All the other non-Americans had some weird generic 'foreign' accent. Whilst it meant you knew it wasn't an American character, it was grating and frankly detracted from the story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Victory and Honor

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth IV
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (257)
    Performance
    (209)
    Story
    (205)

    Wars come to an end. But then new ones begin. Just weeks after Hitler's suicide, Cletus Frade and his colleagues in the OSS find themselves up to their necks in battles every bit as fierce as the ones just ended. The first is political-the very survival of the OSS, with every department from Treasury to War to the FBI grabbing for its covert agents and assets. The second is on a much grander scale-the possible next world war, against Joe Stalin and his voracious ambitions.

    Rick says: "Classic W.E.B. and Brick's narration wins big."
    "Lacking atmosphere"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was disappointed with this book. There is a lot of dialogue but at the expense of any feel for the period or locations. Where there are descriptions, these are often repeated. It just felt that it was guys taking off and landing in planes but with no sense of distance travelled. All in all I found it one dimensional and at times confusing.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Washington Square

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Donna Barkman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    This novel tells the story of Catherine Sloper, the plain, obedient daughter of the widowed, well-to-do Dr. August Sloper of Washington Square. When a handsome, reckless man-about-town proposes to Catherine, her father forbids the marriage because he believes the man to be after Catherine's fortune and future inheritance. The conflict between father, daughter, and suitor provokes consequences in the lives of all three that make this story one of James's most piercingly memorable.

    Heidi says: "Interesting"
    "Interesting"
    Overall

    Best word I could think to describe this mammoth book. Sometimes predictable but depth to characters and used historical fact and speculation well to create something that wanted me to keep listening.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Time Traveler's Wife

    • ABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Audrey Niffenegger
    • Narrated By Maggi-Meg Reed, Christopher Burns
    Overall
    (2613)
    Performance
    (367)
    Story
    (382)

    Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six. They were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry was thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future.

    Herve Bronnimann says: "My Favorite Audiobook so far"
    "Brilliant"
    Overall

    This was just fantastic. Don't be fooled into thinking this is another Dr Who. Absolutely brilliant writing and really did not want the book to finish. Very clever and deep.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daughters of Eden

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bingham
    • Narrated By Kim Hicks
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    Daughters of Eden focuses on the lives and fortunes of four very different young women at the outbreak of the Second World War. Marjorie, left at a boarding school by her emigrating mother; plain Poppy, pushed into marriage with a mean-spirited aristocrat; Kate, despised by her father, but determined to prove herself; and man-mad Lily, who turns out to be the bravest of them all. That all of them are chosen to work undercover for the espionage unit at Eden Park is a surprise, not least to them.

    AmyX says: "An amazing book everyone should read."
    "lovely"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this story of 3 strong women from totally different backgrounds coming together to help win the war. Well written and seemed to be 3 stories in one. Thoroughly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rainmaker

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Rudy Baker's world collapses when the law firm he was due to join is taken over. Suddenly, just before his bar examination, he is without employment and up to his neck in debt. His whole future hinges on his only two prospective clients.

    Heidi says: "okish"
    "okish"
    Overall

    this wasn't a bad story but seemed to tick along rather than grab me with twists and turns. All a bit predictable really. OK to listen to on the bike.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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