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Kelly

locust grove, OK, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Homicide in Hardcover: A Bibliophile Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (89)

    The streets of San Francisco would be lined with hardcovers if rare book expert Brooklyn Wainwright had her way. And her mentor wouldn't be lying in a pool of his own blood on the eve of a celebration for his latest book restoration. With his final breath he leaves Brooklyn a cryptic message, and gives her a priceless - and supposedly cursed - copy of Goethe's Faust for safekeeping.

    Sue says: "Waste of credits"
    "I agree wholeheartedly with Rebecca in LaJolla"
    Overall

    Rebecca echos my sentiments exactly. Don't waste even the bargain price for this one.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Before I Go to Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By S. J. Watson
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (81)

    Christine wakes up every morning in an unfamiliar bed with an unfamiliar man. She looks in the mirror and sees an unfamiliar, middle-aged face. And every morning, the man she has woken up with must explain that he is Ben, he is her husband, she is 47 years old, and a terrible accident two decades earlier decimated her ability to form new memories. Every day, Christine must begin again the reconstruction of her past. And the closer she gets to the truth, the more unbelievable it seems.

    jennifer says: "Fabulous book"
    "Amazing!"
    Overall

    Couldn't stop listening to this one. Well worth the credit. Suspenseful and thought provoking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9465)
    Performance
    (6972)
    Story
    (7014)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    Tim says: "True Blood PG13"
    "Yes!"
    Overall

    Yes, it's a romance! Yes, it's reminiscent of Twilight with a more mature set of characters. Yes, it's a little contrived. Yes, I thought about the characters Harkness so richly described long after I stopped listening at the end of my daily commute. Yes, the narrator deserves an Audie for her performance. Yes, in my opinon, it is well worth the single credt for hours of listening enjoyment.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    Overall
    (1860)
    Performance
    (1070)
    Story
    (1072)

    In this Hugo-winner from Connie Willis, when too many jumps back to 1940 leave 21st century Oxford history student Ned Henry exhausted, a relaxing trip to Victorian England seems the perfect solution. But complexities like recalcitrant rowboats, missing cats, and love at first sight make Ned's holiday anything but restful - to say nothing of the way hideous pieces of Victorian art can jeopardize the entire course of history.

    Carol says: "Wonderful"
    "Seven hours into the book and still nothing..."
    Overall

    I want to like this book. The premise is wonderful. The narrator is excellent. I keep starting it up on my daily commute and keep finding my mind wandering because the book has not yet captured my attention. After seven hours of listening, nothing much has happened.

    The cat came through the net. The cat went back through the net. The cat was lost. The cat was found. The cat escaped. The cat was captured. And, if we're going to hear about the bishop's bird stump incessantly, please tell us what the heck it is a little sooner in the story. I finally had to google the phrase and that wasn't a great deal of help either.

    I'll give it another try tomorrow, but if something doesn't happen in the 2 hours I have to spend in the car, I'm giving up.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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