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  • The Time Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Mitch Albom
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (543)
    Performance
    (482)
    Story
    (488)

    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"
    "Insightful with crisp wit"
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    Would you listen to The Time Keeper again? Why?

    Yes, this is a story that deserves a spot in anyone's library. It encourages internal and external reflections and allows for a fresh perspective with each read.


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

    The joining of three unlikely strangers separate from the constraints of time.


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

    Dan Stevens' performance as Sarah Lemon, a lost teenage girl seeking purpose is not only believable but commendable.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I fought the urge to rebel when the flight attendant asked for all electronics to be shut down.


    Any additional comments?

    Another win for Albom

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inferno: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (71)

    In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust...before the world is irrevocably altered.

    JDB says: "Not as good as I hoped."
    "Dan Brown again but not as Inspired"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Eeh. I was not quite captivated by the tale. It fit the Dan Brown formula story, but needed to be expanded.


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

    I enjoyed the story, but it lacked the thought and inspiration I expect from Dan Brown. The story was fast paced and exciting, but missing something deeper.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I enjoyed the way the narrator used inflexion to bring out excitement. The narrator did a good job distinguishing between character voices.


    Was Inferno worth the listening time?

    It was an appropriate length.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Forgotten Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4992)
    Performance
    (2795)
    Story
    (2830)

    Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.

    avid reader says: "Hours of enjoyable, fun listening"
    "Fairy Tale, Family Mystery, & Inspiration in One"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I was pleasantly surprised by this book. This story was hard to walk away from. Intertwining tales of history, fantasy, and mystery, from the voices of strong but very different women, reveal secrets and motives that evoke emotion and thought. This story touches upon the love of family, friendship, and romance. It brings to light the importance of recognizing the past, but living in the present.


    What did you like best about this story?

    My favorite aspect of this story was the descriptive and engaging writing style. The writing reminded me of my favorite British classics. The care shown in character development and the particular voice given to children made it easy to feel for these ladies.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scenes were from the hidden garden: the laughter and play of children, the moments of recognition it evoked in a 65 year old, the love it sparked in a middle-aged widow. The garden tied up the loose ends and brought the mystery to light.


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

    The beginning of the book was nice enough, but what grabbed my attention was the scene where Cassandra is told of her Grandmother's secret by her Great Aunts over tea. This secret intrigued me the same way it did Cassandra, and I was lost in the tale.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm going to find more Kate Morton treasures.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Pillars of the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12478)
    Performance
    (4868)
    Story
    (4905)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Got 40 hours to kill? You’ll find the time when you start listening to Lee’s take on Follett’s epic – and widely celebrated – novel of 12th-century England. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...and of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame....

    Joseph says: "Good historical setting, but loose story."
    "You won't want to put it down"
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    Would you listen to The Pillars of the Earth again? Why?

    Yes!!! It was unique and enchanting.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I truly cared about these characters. My favorite was the heroine Alienna, a strong spirited modern day woman in medieval England.


    What does John Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator adds texture to the characters. His voice draws the reader into the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I couldn't put it down.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a story for everyone

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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