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Ellen

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CALDWELL, ID, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (507)
    Performance
    (431)
    Story
    (434)

    Emily Pollifax is one of a precious few gray-haired female sleuths who solve their cases through unflagging determination, moral courage and wisdom that comes with age. In "The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax", Emily answers the call of that “nice Mr. Carstairs” to go to Istanbul as a courier and search for a missing agent.

    Coffee Lover says: "Wonderful story, perfect narration!"
    "diverting!"
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    Where does The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks high in the nail biting, but with a lot of lighter moments. It has an unbelivably strong older lady; where others her age want to sit around and worry about thier physical woes Ms. Pollifax wants and seeks out work for her government.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mrs. Pollifax is my favorite character because she is so heroic; no nursing home and being read to yet. These are quite pleasant in thier places, I have learned to enjoy all this and not to mourn what I have lost. Mrs. Pollifax gives me hours of enjoyment and time away fom my pain.


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

    She leaves the listener the freedom to relax and just submege myself into the story line and plot. what a joy she gives to the listener, thanks.


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

    YES!


    Any additional comments?

    I want to listen this team again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Charles Dickens's Our Mutual Friend (Woman's Hour Drama)

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings, Pauline Quirke
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    (3)
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    Charles Dickens' classic novel stars Alex Jennings as Charles Dickens and Pauline Quirke as Mrs Boffin. Adapted by Mike Walker. Following his father's death, John Harmon returns to London to claim his inheritance. But he finds he is only eligible if he marries Bella Wilfer. To observe her character he assumes another identity and secures work with his father's foreman, Mr Boffin, who is also Bella's guardian.

    Ellen says: "darkness, with grasping greediness lose."
    "darkness, with grasping greediness lose."
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    What did you love best about Charles Dickens's Our Mutual Friend (Woman's Hour Drama)?

    I love the way the way it is juxtopposed with Dickens's other books. The way it is so dark with sunshine just behind the darkness. The language is so beautiful and lyrical it is easy to listen to and it fleshes out the storyline. I also love the way Dickens writes so that his readers can see the people and places in his book. The man was a genius!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Charles Dickens's Our Mutual Friend (Woman's Hour Drama)?

    There are so many memorable moments that it is hard to write down just one. I guess it would be when Mr. Boffin was pulled into the morass of his own greed.


    What about Alex Jennings and Pauline Quirke ’s performance did you like?

    They each had voices that changed with the individuals that they represented, not only that, they expressed the joy, fear, anger or hatred that was expected.


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

    This was a book I wanted to listen to in one sitting however I restrained myself.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a very enriching book, get it you'll enjoy it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free, Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3384)
    Performance
    (2237)
    Story
    (2241)

    Since his mother’s death six years ago, Carter Kane has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe with his father, the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. But while Carter’s been homeschooled, his younger sister, Sadie, has been living with their grandparents in London. Sadie has just what Carter wants — school friends and a chance at a “normal” life.

    Heather says: "Rick Riordan does it again..."
    "Egypts mythology told through time travel."
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    What did you love best about The Red Pyramid?

    The sudden disapperance of the father.


    If you’ve listened to books by Rick Riordan before, how does this one compare?

    This is the first book by Rick Riordan that I have ever read.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the sister had her comeuppance, causing some confusion on her part.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a fun book, I think, especially for young adults.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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