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Edith

KAMUELA, HI, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • True Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (489)
    Performance
    (299)
    Story
    (301)

    Dr. Chris Shepard is 36 years old, newly married, and well on his way to a perfect life. Or so he believes. But that future is forever cast into doubt the day Special Agent Alexandra Morse walks into his office and drops a bombshell: Dr. Shepard's beautiful new wife is plotting his murder.

    Garry says: "True Evil"
    "Mezmerized!"
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    What made the experience of listening to True Evil the most enjoyable?

    Iles' ability to seize your complete attention is truly legendary. There was also a perfect matching of story to narrator which resulted in a TOTAL experience in just the way Iles intended.


    What other book might you compare True Evil to and why?

    Sleep No More.


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    both primary characters


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

    I HAD to listen to it at EVERY POSSIBLE MOMENT!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • This Case Is Gonna Kill Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Phillipa Bornikova
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (170)

    What happens when The Firm meets Anita Blake? You get the Halls of Power - our modern world, but twisted. Law, finance, the military, and politics are under the sway of long-lived vampires, werewolves, and the elven Alfar. Humans make the best of rule by “the Spooks”, and contend among themselves to affiliate with the powers-that-be, in order to avoid becoming their prey. Very loyal humans are rewarded with power over other women and men. Very lucky humans are selected to join the vampires.

    decembergrit says: "Great Story!"
    "MORE! MORE! MORE!"
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    Where does This Case Is Gonna Kill Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Deinitely in the top 25%


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Linnet & John.


    Which character – as performed by Therese Plummer – was your favorite?

    Linnet


    Any additional comments?

    I've read 11 of 12 of the Sookie Stackhouse books and felt a huge chasm opening up....no more Sookie books! :( So in a chat with one of the Audible specialists, I found out about Phillippa Bornikova! The only problem is that there's only ONE book!! Please, please write more Linet Books!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Out of the Black Land

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs)
    • By Kerry Greenwood
    • Narrated By Paul Garcia, Emily Bauer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt is peaceful and prosperous under the dual rule of the Pharaohs Amenhotep III and IV, until the younger Pharaoh begins to dream new and terrifying dreams. Ptah-hotep, a young peasant boy studying to be a scribe, wants to live a simple life in a Nile hut with his lover Kheperren and their dog Wolf. But Amenhotep IV appoints him as Great Royal Scribe. Surrounded by bitterly envious rivals and enemies, how long will Ptah-hotep survive?

    r4punz3ll3 says: "False Advertising or an Honest Mistake?"
    "ENTHRALLING!!"
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    Would you listen to Out of the Black Land again? Why?

    I did. I'd spent so much time with these characters that I wanted to experience them again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I absolutely love that this book was such a long book. I enjoyed every rich detail and description, the entire building of this world, characters and lives was spell-binding.


    What does Paul Garcia and Emily Bauer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I am so happy that there was both a male AND a female narrators....not just a male adjusting his voice to mimic that of a female and vice versa. It really made the story work!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Grave Surprise

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1199)
    Performance
    (560)
    Story
    (558)

    Twenty-something Harper Connelly has a gift. After being struck by lighting as a child, she discovered an eerie ability to locate the deceased. In Memphis, skeptical Professor Nunley wants her to demonstrate that skill at an ancient cemetery. There, Harper stands atop a grave and says there are two bodies entombed: one centuries old, but the other, a young girl named Tabitha.

    April says: "Amazingly different"
    "I'm hooked on Harper!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would indeed!! These are characters who are entirely believable...though unique. Also, Harris has a great way of getting to the "meat" of each character and working with narrators who are able to sink into each persona.


    What does Alyssa Bresnahan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She successfully brings each character to life in a way that just isn't possible when reading. I now identify Harper with this narrator in the same way that Johanna Parker IS Sookie Stackhouse.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I just about did!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mortal Fear

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (290)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (166)

    By day, Harper Cole trades commodities over the internet from his isolated Mississippi farmhouse. At night, he is systems operator of E.R.O.S., an exclusive, sexually explicit on-line service that guarantees total anonymity to its rich and famous clientele.

    Char says: "Sick but Great"
    "EXTRAORDINARY"
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    Where does Mortal Fear rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's one of the best...completely gripping!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the battle between the brilliance of good and evil.


    What does Eric G. Dove bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is able to "cast" a character through changes in his voice and able to step out of the "narrator's" position...as an external force, and get deep into your mind!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • City of Dark Magic: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Magnus Flyte
    • Narrated By Natalie Gold
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (127)

    Once a city of enormous wealth and culture, Prague was home to emperors, alchemists, astronomers, and, as it’s whispered, hell portals. When music student Sarah Weston lands a summer job at Prague Castle cataloging Beethoven’s manuscripts, she has no idea how dangerous her life is about to become. Prague is a threshold, Sarah is warned, and it is steeped in blood. Soon after Sarah arrives, strange things begin to happen. She learns that her mentor, who was working at the castle, may not have committed suicide after all. Could his cryptic notes be warnings?

    Tyler says: "So promising and yet..."
    "Exceptional!"
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    Where does City of Dark Magic rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's in a category along with Deborah Harkness' books, Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed that the author historical facts into the fantasy in a seamless way to evoke a truly possible existence! I can't wait for the next book from this author!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Grave Sight: Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1506)
    Performance
    (801)
    Story
    (807)

    Grave Sight draws listeners into the intriguing world of Harper Connelly, a woman with a unique gift: she can "see" the deceased and how they died. A teenage girl from a small Ozarks town is missing and feared dead. Hired by local police, Harper locates the girl's body in a nearby forest. But there's more than one corpse in those woods, and the second one raises questions no one wants to ask.

    Connie says: "Enjoyable. Interesting. Recommend!"
    "Another side to Charlaine Harris"
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    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was intriguing and definitely kept my attention throughout.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I was curious about this character as I am addicted to Sookie Stackhouse. Harris could never keep up with my unsatiable desire to read Sookie books! I thoroughly enjoyed my introduction to this new character, Harper, and her brother, Tolliver.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Earthly Delights: Corinna Chapman Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Kerry Greenwood
    • Narrated By Louise Siversen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (283)
    Performance
    (253)
    Story
    (250)

    Baking is an alchemical process for Corinna Chapman. At four am she starts work at Earthly Delights, her bakery in Calico Alley. But one morning Corinna receives a threatening note saying "The wages of sin is death" and finds a syringe in her cat's paw. A blue-faced junkie has collapsed in the dark alley and a mysterious man with beautiful eyes appears with a plan for Corinna and her bread. Then it is Goths, dead drug addicts, witchcraft, a homeless boy and a missing girl and it seems she will never get those muffins cooked in time.

    S. Sarabasha says: "Don't know why I waited so long."
    "Easy to engage in this read!"
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    Where does Earthly Delights rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was mind candy: entertaining, easy to identify with the characters, well-spun story.


    What about Louise Siversen’s performance did you like?

    At first, I found it difficult to hear because the narrator's voice is quite low. Took at little while to get comfy.


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

    nothing extreme.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow of Night

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6401)
    Performance
    (5757)
    Story
    (5760)

    Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliff-hanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens. Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries.

    Hallie says: "Even better than A Discovery of Witches"
    "Magical characters & setting!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Shadow of Night the most enjoyable?

    Excellent narrator who brought these characters, past & present, into credible, exciting existence. Can't wait for Book 3.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Diana. The process of her learning about herself and her powers is excellently portrayed.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely. Did not want this book to end.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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