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Jean

Hanahan, SC, USA

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  • Minerva: The Six Sisters, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (72)

    Minerva marks the delightful debut of The Six Sisters, a family saga in six volumes that will recount the romantic adventures of the six marriageable daughters of a country vicar, the Reverend Charles Armitage, in Regency England. The eldest, Minerva, is enchantingly beautiful - but a prude. She lives in the country looking after her siblings while her mother reclines on a chaise longue happily inventing new malaises.

    Kim says: "If you like Emma, you'll like this one"
    "Minerva by M. C. Beaton"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Minerva rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not exactly what I was expecting from this author but a good book nonetheless.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Minerva?

    When her man came back to the home of Minerva and they instantly came together as a couple.


    What about Charlotte Anne Dore’s performance did you like?

    Loved her voice


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Same as Memorable Moment.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (5786)
    Performance
    (5262)
    Story
    (5275)

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
    "Good but way too long for the story."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Cuckoo's Calling rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Middle


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I didn't have a favorite.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No favorite


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

    It was a good story but way too drawn out.


    Any additional comments?

    I would much rather Ms. Rowling would continue Harry Potter through his adult life! She can make them as long as she wants and I will love every word!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Theodore Boone: The Accused

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Richard Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (234)
    Performance
    (203)
    Story
    (203)

    Theo Boone might only be 13, but he's already uncovered key evidence in a groundbreaking murder trial and discovered the truth behind his best friend's abduction. Now with the latest unfolding of events in Strattenburg, Theo will face his biggest challenge yet. Filled with the intrigue and page-turning suspense that made John Grisham a number-one international best seller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone's adventures will keep listeners enthralled until the very last minute.

    Jean says: "A delightful series"
    "Theodore Boon - thumbs up!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I loved each of the Theodore Boone books. They are light, good plots and don't involve a lot of violence.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Katie Pavlich
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (45)

    Two hundred and rising. That's the death tally for the Obama administration's "Operation Fast & Furious." The program was supposedly designed to "win the drug war" by deliberately walking more than two thousand guns across the border to Mexico. But instead of catching drug lords, Fast & Furious armed the very kingpins it was supposed to trap.

    James says: "The 2nd biggest scandle since Watergate"
    "Excellent portrayal of Fast and Furious!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fast and Furious to be better than the print version?

    With this subject matter, I can see no difference in the impact the book would have. I read it for a factual portrayal of the definitely illegal practice by an agency of our country.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The whistleblowers! We need people to stand up and tell the truth in these autocratic times.


    Have you listened to any of Emily Durante’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No - I look for authors and content - not permormers, although they make a huge difference in the enjoyment of audiobooks.


    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • The Importance of Being Earnest: Free Performance

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 58 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By James Marsters, Charles Busch, Emily Bergl, and others
    Overall
    (1239)
    Performance
    (1097)
    Story
    (1100)

    This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, "that name which inspires absolute confidence." Wilde's effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language.

    Susan says: "So much fun!"
    "Laughed out loud all around my house as I listened"
    Overall
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    Where does The Importance of Being Earnest: Free Performance rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Each audiobook is different and I don't know that one is better than another, among the ones I choose. It had been a while since I had listened to a comedy however and this was hysterical at times.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The humor - very well done and read in an excellent manner.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    All are good.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 16 Lighthouse Road: Cedar Cove, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (725)
    Performance
    (419)
    Story
    (426)

    "You don't know me yet, but in a few hours that's going to change. You see, I'm inviting you to my home and my town of Cedar Cove, because I want you to meet my family, friends, and neighbors. Come and hear their stories - maybe even their secrets!"

    Ginger says: "Drama"
    "Debbie Writes Another Hit!"
    Overall

    I have loved all of Debbie Macomber's books and she keeps getting better and better. I use my audiobooks to relieve stress and love her humor and human characters. Hoping for another new one soon!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9877)
    Performance
    (4808)
    Story
    (4836)

    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Suzanne says: "The scare is in the human nature under stress."
    "Best King ever!"
    Overall

    This novel kept me spellbound from beginning to end. I was making homemade chocolates for Christmas (long tradition of 35 years) and I barely knew I was working! There was such a reality I would come up for air and wonder if the grocery store would still have a certain item. I would recommend this book to any King fan although it is quite different from the norm.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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