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Marilyn

Van Buren, MO, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • 33 reviews
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  • 421 titles in library
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  • Emma

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (237)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (65)

    First published in 1816 and generally considered Jane Austen's finest work, Emma is a humorous portrayal of a heroine whose injudicious interferences in the life of a young parlour-boarder in a neighboring village often lead to substantial mortification. Austen brings to life a myriad of engaging characters as she presents a mixture of social classes as she did in Pride and Prejudice.

    Kathleen says: "Wonderful!"
    "a little dull"
    Overall

    i found this a little dull...........a little irritating,

    1 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13864)
    Performance
    (12235)
    Story
    (12264)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "DEPRESSING END"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    IT WAS A GREAT STORY BUT HATED THE ENDING............LIFE'S DEPRESSING ENOUGH.........I LOOK FOR A LITTLE JUSTICE IN MY FICTION


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    IT WAS AN INTERESTING STORY LINE


    Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne – was your favorite?

    WHALEN AND HAYBORNE DID A GREAT JOB WITH THE AMY CHARACTER.....VERY BELIEVABLE........THOUGH I CAN'T SAY AMY WAS MY FAVORITE


    Was Gone Girl worth the listening time?

    FOR ME..............NO............I WANT EVERYTHING WRAPPED UP NICE, NEAT, AND SENSIBLY...........SHE SHOULD AT LEAST BE ROTTING IN PRISON


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Gunslinger: The Dark Tower I

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6461)
    Performance
    (2920)
    Story
    (2963)

    Eerie, dreamlike, set in a world that is weirdly related to our own, The Gunslinger introduces Roland Deschain of Gilead, of In-World that was, as he pursues his enigmatic antagonist to the mountains that separate the desert from the Western Sea in the first volume of The Dark Tower series. Roland, the last gunslinger, is a solitary figure, perhaps accursed, who with a strange single-mindedness traverses an exhausted, almost timeless landscape of good and evil.

    Michael says: "The Dark Tower Review - Part One"
    "HATED IT!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Stephen King and/or George Guidall?

    IT WAS A CONFUSING, BORING, GROSS MESS OF A STORY........LIKED 11-22-83 BY STEPHEN KING SO I THOUGHT I WOULD TRY THIS.........I'LL PASS ON THE MANY SEQUELS TO THIS MESS.........UGHHHHHHH!!


    What was most disappointing about Stephen King’s story?

    INCOMPREHENSIBLE MESS


    Would you be willing to try another one of George Guidall’s performances?

    POSSIBLY


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Gunslinger?

    THE WHOLE MESS


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Forsyte Saga

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Fred Williams
    Overall
    (258)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (76)

    The three novels that make up The Forsyte Saga chronicle the ebbing social power of the commercial upper-middle class Forsyte family through three generations, beginning in Victorian London during the 1880s and ending in the early 1920s. Galsworthy's masterly narrative examines not only their fortunes but also the wider developments within society, particularly the changing position of women.

    Kay in DC says: "A delight"
    "Depressing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. It was depressing with no redeeming area


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Have at least someone end up happy in the end


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Absolutely not


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (21437)
    Performance
    (15541)
    Story
    (15597)

    In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

    DCinMI says: "Review of First 5 Books"
    "good story line"
    Overall

    a little complicated with lots of details to remember......but a good story, kept my interest...........already downloaded the second installment

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Curse of Chalion

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2004)
    Performance
    (825)
    Story
    (831)

    Amidst the decaying splendor and poisonous intrigue of Chalion's ancient capital, Cazaril is forced to confront not only powerful enemies but also the malignant curse that clings to the royal household, trapping him, flesh and soul, in a maze of demonic paradox, damnation, and death for as long as he dares walk the five-fold pathway of the gods.

    Pete says: "Excellent Fantasy... Epic in feel, finite in pace"
    "loved it"
    Overall

    very entertaining, easy to follow..........a good story

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gone with the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Margaret Mitchell
    • Narrated By Linda Stephens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2765)
    Performance
    (1765)
    Story
    (1791)

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire....

    dallas says: "not to miss audible experience"
    "classic - timeless"
    Overall

    i've read the book multiple times, seen the movie multiple times and now have listened to the audo..........always entertaining, always holds your interest, i guess that's why it's a classic

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Eye of the World: Book One of The Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    Overall
    (8198)
    Performance
    (4308)
    Story
    (4346)

    When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

    Greg says: "This Series Rocks"
    "entertaining enough to stick with"
    Overall

    not fantastic, but entertaining.............i listen while i exercise usully, sooooo it's gotta be entertaining. it was a little hard to follow and remember all the details at times, but all in all worth the credit.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Intervention

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Terri Blackstock
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    Barbara Covington has one more chance to save her daughter from a devastating addiction: staging an intervention. But when 18-year-old Emily disappears on the way to drug treatment and her interventionist is found dead at the airport where she was last seen, Barbara enters her darkest nightmare of all.

    LaToya says: "A real page turner"
    "entertaining"
    Overall

    good way to pass a little time listening in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hadassah Covenant: A Queen's Legacy

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tommy Tenney
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (9)

    When the king is murdered, Esther struggles to understand God's role for her and the people of ancient Persia. And in a parallel story set in the Middle East, the Israeli prime minister's wife must delve into the past to fight terrorism in the present.

    Alice says: "The Hadassah Covenant"
    "entertaining"
    Overall

    i enjoyed the story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jane Eyre, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Amanda Root
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    One of the greatest love stories ever written, Jane Eyre is the tale of a young woman entangled with the powerful Mr. Rochester. What lurks in the attic at Thornfield, the ancestral home of the surly Mr. Rochester? Will the governess Jane Eyre discover his secret, and having discovered it, live to regret that knowledge? Battling inside Jane are passion and prudence; she struggles to survive the turmoil they cause.

    Amy says: "Best ever"
    "classic"
    Overall

    classic says it all...........fascinating

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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