Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow Susanna

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Susanna

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Susanna

Woodland Hills, CA, United States | Member Since 2011

ratings
199
REVIEWS
6
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
4

  • North and South: North and South Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By John Jakes
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (982)
    Performance
    (861)
    Story
    (867)

    Two strangers, young men from Pennsylvania and South Carolina, meet on the way to West Point.... Thus begins this brilliant novel of antebellum America, spanning three generations and chronicling the lives and loves of two great family dynasties. The Hazards and the Mains are brought together in bonds of friendship and affection that neither jealousy nor violence can shatter - until a storm of events sunders the nation and brings the cataclysm of war!

    Parusski says: "Captivating novel of the Civil War"
    "History comes alive"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Interesting to feel you know how pre-Civil War citizens felt & behaved.... not much different that people today.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Ruins

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jess Walter
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5874)
    Performance
    (5091)
    Story
    (5081)

    The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

    Ella says: "My mind wandered"
    "LOL!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    One of the best humor/man-made calamity books I've read in a long time. Great read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 1984: New Classic Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By George Orwell
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3867)
    Performance
    (2428)
    Story
    (2460)

    George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.

    Kit McIlvaine (GirlPluggedN) says: "Come one, Come all into 1984!"
    "Mind Control or Fox News?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Perhaps it should have been titled 2084. We're headed that way with such twisted news these days. I truly believe that if the Nazis would have won the war 1984 would have been a reality.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hex

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Allen Steele
    • Narrated By Tracy Sallows, Allen Steele
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (141)

    The two-time Hugo Award-winner expands the universe of his Coyote saga. The danui, a reclusive arachnid species considered the galaxy's finest engineers, have avoided contact with the Coyote Federation. Until, that is, the danui initiate trade negotiations, offering only information: the coordinates for an unoccupied world suitable for human life - a massive sphere, composed of billions of hexagons.

    A User says: "An awe inspiring saga."
    "Hex concept intriguing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The Hex concept was intriguing but I found it a let down... the ending was wrapped up too quickly & neatly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Warlock: A Novel of Ancient Egypt

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (106)

    After the death of his beloved Queen Lostris, Taita retreats into the forbidding deserts of North Africa to become a hermit. He devotes himself to the study of the occult and, armed with extraordinary powers, he gradually transforms himself into a warlock. After years of study, he discovers the divine purpose of his bereavement when he is called upon to save the dynasty of Lostris from the clouds of evil that loom over Egypt.

    Matthew says: "Poor sequel"
    "Entertaining but some gore & very adult material"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    If were made into a movie they would be hard put to not edit out some scenes or have a R or even X rating. I didn't appreciate the explicit gore much but did like the history being brought to life. Very life-like, including the sex, if that is what you are looking for in your library (I'm not) ; its all part of life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Forever Texas: Texas, the Way Those Who Lived It Wrote It

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Mike Blakely, Mary Elizabeth Goldman
    • Narrated By Barbara McCulloh, Cynthia Darlow, Jack Garrett, and others
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    The Lone Star state has been a subject of pride and admiration for generations of writers. Forever Texas features the works of some of the most memorable men and women who ever lived in Texas. With essays by President George W. Bush, H. Ross Perot, Sam Houston, David Crockett, Stephen F. Austin, Lyndon Baines Johnson and many more.

    Susanna says: "Dry History"
    "Dry History"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Forever Texas read like a history book, which isn't bad if you like the way 6th grade history books read. Some of the family histories were interesting enough, but it was definately not one of Mike Blakely's best efforts.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.