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Annalisa

SAVANNAH, GA, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • The Father Paolo Baldi Mysteries: Death Cap & Devil Take the Hindmost (BBC Radio Crimes)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By David Threlfall
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    David Threlfall stars as Father Paolo Baldi in two full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisations. On sabbatical from the Franciscan order, Father Paolo Baldi is working as a philosophy lecturer in Dublin when his life takes an unexpected turn and he finds himself helping the police to solve crimes. 'Death Cap' sees Paolo attending a monastic retreat far out in County Cork, where a sudden death among the Franciscan brothers causes him to suspect foul play.

    Cheryl Waters says: "Grab This at Audible's Next Sale!"
    "Badly cut & not worth the $$"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one


    Has The Father Paolo Baldi Mysteries: Death Cap & Devil Take the Hindmost (BBC Radio Crimes) turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    How could the performance have been better?

    Though the actors are decent, this radio version is badly edited and seems very truncated. Although it was not expensive it was still not worth the price.


    What character would you cut from The Father Paolo Baldi Mysteries: Death Cap & Devil Take the Hindmost (BBC Radio Crimes)?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    If these stories are ever recorded in a more complete and professional manner they might be interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Guns in the Gallery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Simon Brett
    • Narrated By Simon Brett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    Invited to a Private View of the work of controversial artist Denzil Willoughby, the good citizens of Fethering are not quite sure what to expect. And it certainly turns out to be a lively affair, culminating in a confrontation between Willoughby and his ex-lover, followed by a heated argument with the gallery owner and a rival artist. But what no one could have anticipated was that the evening would end in sudden, violent death.

    Kathleen says: "Brett Never Disappoints"
    "Story would be enjoyable from another narrator"
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    What disappointed you about Guns in the Gallery?

    Mostly the narration - it was terrible.


    Would you recommend Guns in the Gallery to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not unless it was read by Geoffrey Howard (the previous narrator) or someone equally good.


    What didn’t you like about Simon Brett’s performance?

    While he has a fitting British accent, he has no ability to differentiate between characters, and becomes very monotones. He does not bring the story to life.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The this story is as well crafted, and almost as much fun as most of the other 6 Feathering novels I have read, but I don’t think I’ll get any more unless the narration goes back to someone with more skill at it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thank You, Jeeves

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Nicolas Coster
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    In high dudgeon, Bertie disappears to the country as a guest of his chum Lord "Chuffy" Chuffnell, who naturally employs the services of the recently resigned Jeeves. Along the way, we meet a memorable cast of characters including Bertie's ex-fiancee Pauline, her formidable father, and the eminet looney-doctor Sir Roderick Glossop. When Chuffy falls in love with Pauline, chaos ensues...until Jeeves step in to save the day.

    Mama C says: "Great Story, Just Not This Recording"
    "Good Story, but narrater"
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    Would you try another book from P. G. Wodehouse and/or Nicolas Coster?

    I would definitely get another PG Wodehouse, but never another Nicolas Coster.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    As with most Wodehouse, the descriptions the main character uses to paint a picture of people and situation are hysterically funny. But you'd never know it from the performance here.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Nicolas Coster?

    No one- he's terrible.


    Any additional comments?

    Jonathan Cecil is the best narrator for Wodehouse books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • My Man Jeeves

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By David Thorn
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (126)

    Wodehouse introduces us once again to the "wonder butler" Jeeves, who, as usual is able to solve any and all of Bertie Wooster's endless problems with ease and finesse. And he also introduces us to a character not dissimilar to Bertie . . . by name of Reggie. Such fun to follow Jeeves in the hijinks!

    Noora says: "Brilliantly narrated light reading"
    "OK Story with poor narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Having heard many PG Wodehouse recordings, I was disappointed with this narration. There are other, much better versions of this same story available.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Burning Wild: Leopard Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Christine Feehan
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Cummings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (284)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (161)

    Bred by capricious parents for his innate leopard-shifting abilities, billionaire Jake Bannaconni has spent his life in an emotional vacuum - especially after a tragic twist of fate left him to raise his infant son alone. But when his path crosses that of an enigmatic young woman, Jake’s life takes a detour he never fathomed.

    Damita says: "Surprising"
    "Disappointed in this Feehand effort"
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    Would you try another book from Christine Feehan and/or Jeffrey Cummings?

    Yes because I've read a number of other Feehan works which were quite good.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jeffrey Cummings???s performances?

    Maybe, but not for a book of this type.


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

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I think the combination of the thin delivery, and shallower then usual characters combined to make it hard to even get through this one, let alone enjoy it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Peter M. Senge
    • Narrated By Peter M. Senge
    Overall
    (393)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (117)

    Peter Senge's groundbreaking ideas on building organizations have made him a household name among corporate managers. His theories help businesses to clarify their goals, to defy the odds, to more clearly understand threats, and to recognize new opportunities. He introduces managers to a new source of competitive advantage, and offers a marvelously empowering approach to work.

    Greg says: "Abridged books are inadequate"
    "How Refreshing"
    Overall

    What a great book. It gave me hope that there might be a way out of the muck that most of corporate America is currently in. This lead me to loads of interesting work in related fields, and I'll always be grateful for having listened to it.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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