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Michelle Jones

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  • Deeply Odd: Odd Thomas, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz
    • Narrated By David Aaron Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1617)
    Performance
    (1456)
    Story
    (1468)

    How do you make sure a crime that hasn’t happened yet, never does? That’s the critical question facing Odd Thomas, the young man with a unique ability to commune with restless spirits and help them find justice and peace. But this time, it’s the living who desperately need Odd on their side. Three helpless innocents will be brutally executed unless Odd can intervene in time. Who the potential victims are and where they can be found remain a mystery. The only thing Odd knows for sure is who the killer will be: the homicidal stranger who tried to shoot him dead in a small-town parking lot.

    D says: "Odd Once Again"
    "Great story! Good for Odd lovers."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Deeply Odd to be better than the print version?

    It's so nice to be told a story, but I believe some people may prefer the written version to the spoken one and nice versa.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Odd


    What about David Aaron Baker’s performance did you like?

    He allowed the characters' personalities to be better imagined when read aloud.


    Who was the most memorable character of Deeply Odd and why?

    Odd - he is just so special.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • What's So Funny?: My Hilarious Life

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Tim Conway, Jane Scovell, Carol Burnett
    • Narrated By Tim Conway, Carol Burnett, Dick Hill, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (685)
    Performance
    (622)
    Story
    (619)

    Six-time Emmy Award-winning funnyman Tim Conway, best known for his characters on The Carol Burnett Show, offers a straight-shooting and hilarious memoir about his life on stage and off as an actor and comedian. In television history, few entertainers have captured as many hearts and made as many people laugh as Tim Conway. There's nothing in the world that Tim Conway would rather do than entertain - and in his first-ever memoir, What's So Funny?, that's exactly what he does.

    Richard says: "Very Enjoyable"
    "Misleading"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Although there are some EXTREMELY funny stories told here, very little of the narration/performance is done by either Tim Conway or Carol Burnett. I almost returned the book mid-way through the first chapter because it was so obviously being read aloud, not narrated or performed, and certainly not by Mr. Conway. If you can put aside the delivery, there are (again) many funny stories, but it was difficult for me to do so. Overall, I was very disappointed.


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    NO!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The subject matter itself was interesting (as the delivery was not).


    Any additional comments?

    I would suggest you edit the "performed by" information for this book to identify which small parts Mr. Conway and Ms. Burnett actually portray.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dexter's Final Cut: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jeff Lindsay
    • Narrated By Jeff Lindsay
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (272)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (243)

    Mayhem. You won't find this story on television. Hollywood gets more than it bargained for when television's hottest star arrives at the Miami Police Department and develops an intense, professional interest in a camera-shy blood spatter analyst named Dexter Morgan. Mega-star Robert Chase is famous for losing himself in his characters. When he and a group of actors descend on the Miami Police Department for "research", Chase becomes fixated on Dexter Morgan, the blood spatter analyst with a sweet tooth for doughnuts and a seemingly average life.

    Jeannie says: "Stumble, stumble, fall..."
    "Gotta Love Dexter!"
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    Would you listen to Dexter's Final Cut again? Why?

    Yes. The characters are deep and well developed and the story-telling is superb since the author speaks his own words.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Dexter evolves in little ways in each book, but big changes are afoot in this one. Mr. Lindsay's description of the inner workings of Dexter's mind and his Dark Passenger's are sometimes chilling - does he know the material too well, you think.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep more coming!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Time Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Mitch Albom
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (583)
    Performance
    (516)
    Story
    (521)

    From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The Time Keeper--a compelling fable about the first man on earth to count the hours.

    Karen F says: "Intriguing and thought provoking story"
    "A Marvelous Story Performed Brilliantly"
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    Would you listen to The Time Keeper again? Why?

    I will listen to it again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Time Keeper?

    It's more a theme than a moment - the main character's enduring love for and dedication to his wife


    Which character – as performed by Dan Stevens – was your favorite?

    Dor


    If you could rename The Time Keeper, what would you call it?

    The name is perfect.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to it already!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Handmaid's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Claire Danes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4044)
    Performance
    (3651)
    Story
    (3679)

    Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

    Emily - Audible says: "My Top Pick for 2012"
    "Very Good Story Performed Exceedingly Well"
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    Would you listen to The Handmaid's Tale again? Why?

    Yes. As the storyline unrolls there are many intriguing conventions in this future society that are explained by the main character who transitioned the old ways to the new. Nicely done.


    What did you like best about this story?

    While the story itself was very good, Ms. Danes delivery was very much the icing on the cake.


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

    No, but I would be eager to do so.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Handmaid's Tale and why?

    The main character was the most memorable because the story unfolds around her, although the Commander was interesting as well.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you ,Audible, for arranging for Ms. Danes to perform for us.

    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
    (6471)
    Performance
    (5822)
    Story
    (5824)

    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"
    "Interesting Storyline Performed Well"
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    Where does Shadow of Night rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a good listen, as was the first book in this series. While I am not a big fan of the more romantic aspects of the story, the rest of the plot plays out well.


    What other book might you compare Shadow of Night to and why?

    It continues where "Discovery of Witches" left off. Some aspects of the storyline make it difficult to compare to other books of this genre.


    What about Jennifer Ikeda’s performance did you like?

    Her vocal characters are consistently distinct and and not just read.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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