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Joy

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  • Enchanted

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Alethea Kontis
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (248)
    Story
    (242)

    It isn’t easy being Sunday’s child, not when you’re the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true. When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night, Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him....

    Amazon Customer says: "Charming... Enchanting"
    "LOVED this story from beginning to end"
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    What made the experience of listening to Enchanted the most enjoyable?

    The author did a fantastic job bringing in a bunch of fairly tales into this one simple story. Very creative and lots of fun to listen to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    With so many cast members in this one story it is to hard to pick just one. I really did enjoy the frog/prince though.


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

    Yes but did not have time to. It was easy to pick up where I left off though.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book and worth getting for a fun light hearted story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shatter Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Tahereh Mafi
    • Narrated By Kate Simses
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (862)
    Performance
    (781)
    Story
    (787)

    "You can't touch me," I whisper. I'm lying, is what I don't tell him. He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him. But things happen when people touch me. Strange things. Bad things. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon. But Juliette has plans of her own.

    Olwyn says: "Gasp! Freeze! Repeat. Gasp! Freeze! Repeat."
    "Awful could not get past chapter 5"
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    What disappointed you about Shatter Me?

    The repetitive words were driving me crazy. There was a point in chapter 4 where there was this long pause and the girl saying over and over again "I am not crazy" not once or twice but on and on and on. It was annoying. She is also apparently writing in her journal but there are these scratching noises in the back ground every once in a while. Not necessary. Then she is talking to herself in almost poetry format and then switches back to dialog its strange. I am glad I was able to return this.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tahereh Mafi again?

    NO


    How could the performance have been better?

    Take out the back ground scratching noise and she is writing or scratching things out in her journal. Change the cadence of the narrator as she reads so it does not sound like disjointed poetry.


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

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By A. J. Hartley, David Hewson
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1343)
    Performance
    (1113)
    Story
    (1110)

    Macbeth: A Novel brings the intricacy and grit of the historical thriller to Shakespeare’s tale of political intrigue, treachery, and murder. In this full-length novel written exclusively for audio, authors A. J. Hartley and David Hewson rethink literature’s most infamous married couple, grounding them in a medieval Scotland whose military and political upheavals are as stark and dramatic as the landscape in which they are played.

    Beverly says: "Narrator choice inspired"
    "Great Narrator Story was ok"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I did not like the repetitiveness of the author describing things over and over again. I get it one of the witches has milky white teeth like that of a new born child. I did not need to hear that over and over again.


    Would you ever listen to anything by A. J. Hartley and David Hewson again?

    Maybe?


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Love everything about the narrator. He did an amazing job playing all the parts. He kept me drawn into the story.


    Did Macbeth: A Novel inspire you to do anything?

    Not really


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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