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Stephanie

Sydney, NSW, Australia

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  • Villette

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Mandy Weston
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (75)

    Long overshadowed by Jane Eyre, Villette is widely admired as one of Charlotte Bronte's finest works. This story of a young teacher at a girl's school in the city of Villette is a particular challenge for the young reader, for it requires maturity of vision, a fine narrative sense - and a command of French! Mandy Weston, a newcomer to Naxos AudioBooks, tells the story magnificently.

    Chloe says: "classical heart"
    "Parlez vous francais?"
    Overall

    There is a lot of French in this book, if you don't understand it you will miss things, not hard to guess but still its annoying.
    The reading is good, easy to listen to but the story is very long and there isn't that much that happens and its a totally rubbish ending.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Swagger: 10 Urgent Rules for Raising Boys in an Era of Failing Schools, Mass Joblessness, and Thug Culture

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Lisa Bloom
    • Narrated By Lisa Bloom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (29)

    We medicate, discipline, suspend, and expel our boys from school at quadruple the rate of girls. We let double the number of boys drop out of high school than girls, and of those boys who do graduate, they are far more likely than their sisters to be illiterate, to fail to go to college, or to drop out of college if they do go. Swagger is a wakeup call for parents about the real world our boys inhabit right now, but it offers solutions as well. This audiobook is packed with research-proven, parent-tested, practical solutions.

    Stephanie says: "Im sure its great for Americans"
    "Im sure its great for Americans"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    This book is filled with lots of statistics and info about the American legal and education system. While some is relevant most simply doesn't apply to me.
    The bit on music was interesting, honestly i never really listened to the lyrics of rap music too closely but i will from now on, most of its horrible and not ok for kids.
    I'm really glad I'm not bring up my son in the US!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Wives and Daughters

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated By Prunella Scales
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (142)

    Molly Gibson lost her mother when she was a child. Any stepmother would have been a shock, but the new Mrs Gibson is a self-absorbed, silly little widow, and Molly's unhappiness is compounded by the realisation that her father has come to regret his second marriage.

    Jo says: "Superb! Story and Narration A++"
    "Lovely Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Wives and Daughters the most enjoyable?

    The Reading is beautiful, this book is very much worth a listen

    But you should be aware that the last chapter was never finished by the author so if you need everything tied up in a neat little bow its not going to happen
    Its fairly easy to guess from where its left what happens to the characters though and don't let that put you off.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Songs of the Humpback Whale

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    Songs of the Humpback Whale is a powerful and sensitive novel of family life that questions how songs are passed down from male speaker to male speaker, but also examines the female tradition of listening that women unconsciously pass on to their daughters. Five rich narrative voices interweave to tell this story of love, loss, and self-discovery.

    Stephanie says: "Worth a listen"
    "Worth a listen"
    Overall

    Loved it, couldn't stop listening.
    The story is told well, all the narrators are good (the one who reads Rebecca sounds like she is reading but she playing a teenager so it sort of works)
    If you like Picoult other books you should like this one. Was very happy that there wasn't a court case or a sick kid in this one, nice change.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • House Rules

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Mark Turetsky, Nicole Poole, Andy Paris, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3087)
    Performance
    (1295)
    Story
    (1303)

    One of America’s most popular authors, Jodi Picoult has earned a reputation for crafting riveting, topical fiction. In House Rules she examines how being different can have dire consequences. Teenager Jacob Hunt has Asperger’s syndrome. A forensic science wizard, he follows his scanner to show up at crime scenes and give law enforcement officials his advice.

    Charlotte says: "Great book until the ending"
    "Listened to it twice"
    Overall

    I love Jodi Picoult! I have read a few a her books and always enjoy them and this was no different.

    The narrators are all fantastic! I love that it is a big cast for this book and it works really well with the way its written. at times is its a little confusing when different actors are doing voices for other characters but its not a problem in any way.

    I loved it so much i have listened to it twice, really enjoyable.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Wuthering Heights

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Emily Bronte
    • Narrated By Janet McTeer, David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (662)
    Performance
    (294)
    Story
    (303)

    When Mr. Earnshaw brings a black-haired foundling child into his home on the Yorkshire moors, he little imagines the dramatic events which will follow. The passionate relationship between Cathy Earnshaw and the foundling, Heathcliff, is a story of love, hate, pity, and retribution, the effects of which reverberate throughout the succeeding generations.

    Stephanie says: "Classic"
    "Great"
    Overall

    I love Wuthering Heights, I read it back in school and it was great to revisit it. The Narration being done by two people i thought at first would be a little jaring but was actually very good, both readers are very talented and create perfectly the mood of this amazing ghost story/love story/horror

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Jane Eyre [Brilliance Edition]

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1167)
    Performance
    (861)
    Story
    (872)

    After a sad and neglected childhood as an orphan, Jane Eyre was hired by Edward Rochester as governess for his ward. Jane was pleased with the quiet country life at Thornfield, with the beautiful old manor house and gardens, with the book-filled library, and with her own comfortable room. But there were stories of a strange tenant, a woman who laughed like a maniac, and who stayed in rooms on the third floor.

    bebe says: "a book that can be heard/read again and again"
    "Loved it!"
    Overall

    Loved it! Kept sneeking back to the computer to listen to more. Very well narrated and a wonderful story

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Northanger Abbey

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (47)

    Catherine Morland goes to Bath for the season as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Allen, and there she meets the eccentric General Tilney, his son Henry Tilney and his daughter Elanor Tilney. Catherine is invited to the Tilney's home, Northanger Abbey, where she imagines numerous gruesome secrets surrounding the General and his house. Henry proves that her suspicions have no substance, and while she is still recovering from the humiliation, she finds herself ordered out of the house by the General.

    Linda says: "Well Done"
    "Enjoyable"
    Overall

    I really liked this one. The narrator was good, and the story, not in the usual Austin style, was interesting. I really liked Katherine, being a bit of a silly girl myself and felt like I was walking with her the whole way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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