The production was that - a production which served to add nuances to an already loaded story! I loved this as I am sure all who have read and loved the early King books would!
Kitty Genovese: A True ..By Catherine Pelon narrated by Dina Pearlman.
A research, crime narration of the true story of the murder of Kitty Genovese this book was fascinating even though a lot of repetition was present due to the nature of the story line. The book chronicles the Kitty Genovese case from start to finish. Detailing her life and personality to a degree. Focusing on her murder and the complete disdain people in the neighborhood showed when she was murdered in front of their eyes.
I loved the fact that 911 was a result of this murder and how it was dealt with. The psychological research that went into to disinterested bystander etc kept me riveted. Like I said, this is not a novel. It is a chronological look at as many facets as the author could regarding Kitty's life.
With this type of journalism repetition to prove a point etc or to go from hearsay to semi-proven fact is a given and it does get to be a bit much but I understood the reasoning behind it and if true life stories is your cup of tea then I am sure you will really enjoy this book and the look into the reasoning behind events.
The Rules by Mark Troy narrated by Julie Hoverson.
Ok, so the more I read or listen to books with the double tap horror / surprise endings the less I personally like it. This is a short read at a bit over an hour and although the narrator did a very good job with the main protagonists voice and even to a degree with the second main protagonists she does not have the range to pull off more voices and a lot of the story got lost due to my irritation with the narrators inability to make the surprise guest to the house sound anything else other than a person not good at imitating voices. Then the surprise double horror tap ending showing nothing is as it appears…the first such a surprise would have done fine.
The second one simply annoyed. Well it annoyed me personally. I would have preferred if these double tap endings were replaced by a truly surprising twist.
Blue Ink: A short story by Nancy Fulda narrated by J.R Mangels
A short story with heart.
This short story on audible was a surprise. I did not know how well a short story would do on audible so when I started with this 20 min listen I was surprised at how well the short story is fitted to audible.
The story, of a boy who wants to make sure his clone is happy is far deeper than I expected from such a short short. It's implication on our world view etc is quite something and the author and the narrator made every offer to make the story come to life.
This is a feel good, old fashioned type of romance.
Some steamy scenes which is never crude or over the top. The tension between the two main protagonists were enough to make me want to listen more and more.
The Momma character was a hoot as well as a very wise woman who basically served to explain the theme of the book while the two main protagonists served to advance the plot of love lost, misunderstaning etc.
The narrator, Jane Cramer did a brilliant job in giving a voice to a very loveable cast of characters.
In a fast moving plot I felt the narrator of this audiobook did an amazing job in keeping the tone of the plot current.
World buiding is very realistic, the plot although not unique per se is presented well enough to entertain and that is what I want from my reading material, I want to be entertained.
If you like a good read, love this gemre? Then I can say with no doubt that this book, be it on audio or print, is an excellent choice!
I have read and reviewed this book prior to listening to the audible edition.
For that reason I will not go into the intricacies of the story and trust me, it is a complicated plot.
Instead I am going to focus on the narrator Maxine Lennon. This woman has a stunning voice, her Scottish lilt is extremely appropriate for many of the characters. I love how she at times used the Scottish lilt to give more or less character to various characters. It is a joy to listen to this woman read a book.
I do however think that the vast array of characters in this book might have been a bit more than she can pull off. That said, I might be wrong in this since I noticed new "scenes" etc due to her narration and the emphasis she places on some things vs others.
All in all, a good listen.
A really fresh take on Vampires.
Regarding the audio narrator, the woman did a brilliant job in giving our heroin a playful tone which I am not 100% sure would not have sounded childish if I read the book. Good job. Now for the story.
First of all, I applaud the author for having a heroin that is perfectly imperfect. Having a limp added more to this story than any fresh or new story line ever could.
I loved the fact that our heroin is not perfect.
The one fanged vampire and the general vampire nemesis and the love of our heroin's life was fresh, new and exciting.
My complaints, the again insta-love that we all go through with all YA and NA books. Also our heroin forgets about her mom and brother awfully quick once she meets the HOT - physically, sexually and his blood is boiling - love of her life.
The story is however saved by the fresh approach, the limp present and good writing.
As far as NA vampire stories go....this one is well worth the read.
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Although well written and narrated by an expert this book out of context lacked the hook to motivate me to read more.
Only now that I have signed on do I realize it is part of a tv show I have not watched.
I suspect followers of the show will get far more from this I did.
Loved the theme of the book, it is one of love.
The story of a father with twins is touching and moving and inspirational!
Some of the scenes are thigh slapping funny and the generational sub theme was funnto read.
The narrator did an exceptional job with this book making the characters pop and come alive.
The narrator has a crisp clear voice and his pronunciation is good. However, he needs a bit more practice in doing a range of voices!
So the story. An epic fantasy where each pillar is a mark of a well rounded, well educated man!
Ahm so what I hear you say? Well see in this fantasy a pillar also marks the point where the main protagonist shows real growth. I really like this. The internal battle is presented in short bursts and never slows down the action. In the end the action and the growth follows the same theme while the plot is action driven.
A good read. Get yourself a copy.
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