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Rev. Kate

Penrith, Australia | Member Since 2011

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  • Clouds of Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Dorothy L. Sayers
    • Narrated By Ian Carmichael
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Lord Peter Wimsey, noted detective, scholar and bon vivant, calls upon all his skills when murder strikes close to home. Too close. The victim? His sister's fiancé. The accused? The Duke of Denver, Lord Peter's brother. As the Duke goes on trial for his life in the House of Lords, Lord Peter, together with his man Bunter, must come up with the real culprit before it is too late.

    Rev. Kate says: "Entertaining, good value... a clever story."
    "Entertaining, good value... a clever story."
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    What does Ian Carmichael bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Ian Carmichael is a quality performer, and is so typically the character it is difficult to imagine Lord Wimsey with any other voice. He is also very skilled at using the wit within the writing to keep you entertained and interested... and to keep the story real.


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent value. Funny, exciting, interesting and enjoyable. A good quality story. A good intertwined plot with realistic characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hindenburg Murders

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Max Allan Collins
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Leslie Charteris, legendary creator of the Saint mystery series, is a passenger on what is to be the last fatal flight of the Hindenburg. Uneasy to find the dirigible under Nazi control, Charteris becomes even more apprehensive with the disappearance of a Gestapo agent. Asked to investigate, he begins digging into the background of his fellow passengers, unearthing uncomfortable secrets along the way. Ultimately, he will be the only person with the truth behind the devastating fire.

    Rev. Kate says: "Exceptional work..."
    "Exceptional work..."
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    If you could sum up The Hindenburg Murders in three words, what would they be?

    Exceptional, enjoyable, gripping...


    Any additional comments?

    As usual Max Allan Collins' writing in this work is outstanding.
    I am always delighted with his clever skills at weaving a gripping story out of an historic experience.
    This book is worth every second of your time... Brilliant!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Killer in the Rain

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated By Elliott Gould
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Here are four classic mysteries from the master of the American detective story. "Killer in the Rain" and "The Curtain" are early works that laid the groundwork for the creation of the Philip Marlowe character. "Goldfish" and "Finger Man" feature Marlowe at his very best. A must-have collection for every Chandler fan.

    Rev. Kate says: "Old school detective stories... of great value."
    "Old school detective stories... of great value."
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    What did you like best about this story?

    The stories are not easily discerned, they take some thinking and therefore offer good interest.


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

    Great timbre in his voice, good quality in this interpretation of the work, and depth.


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

    The honesty of the stories... the era that they invoke and the interest they create.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fall of Giants

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (234)

    A huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. It is 1911. The Coronation Day of King George V. The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners. Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London.

    S. R. Gibb says: "Disapointing"
    "Powerful work; exceptional & gripping adventure."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This audiobook is worth every cent and every second. I would very happily recommend this book to family and friends.A masterful piece.


    What other book might you compare Fall of Giants to and why?

    Ken Follett is an outstanding author. Yet, I find it very hard to compare one skilled writer's work with other skilled writer's work, even of the same genre, as their styles often differ quite dramatically... and so attempting to compare their work is a bit like debating which is the best type of friut.I can, however, state that there is no better wordsmith for his standard and style of work. The way he keeps your attention from start to finish, never under nor overstating life and it's bare,sometimes brutual, sometimes sensual, but always honest realities. He just weaves you into the lives of his characters and never lets you breath until he's finished.


    Have you listened to any of John Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not heard John Lee's performance before, but his reading style is personable and clever. His interpretation of humour is simple and real, and his ability to hold your utter attention in dramatic moments is highly skilled. Brilliant performance... and I will be pleased to listen to any of his other readings.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I certainly laughed at times. And, I was certainly provoked to deep consideration of incidents and experiences, astonishment for the intricate manipulations of the war machine of the early 20th century, disgust for the polarised standards of rights and responsibilities, and I was prompted to empathy,sadness and even tears for the distainful attitude of negligence for life.


    Any additional comments?

    Brilliant work. Exceptional story. Plot and networking to real events was outstanding. An utter pleasure that I was sad to finish. A clever, highly skilled work that will stay with listener for some time... Superb!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Awakening

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Kate Chopin
    • Narrated By Walter Zimmerman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (60)

    Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening, published 1899, drew a storm of criticism for its "shocking, morbid, and vulgar" story and quickly went out of print. The novel was not resurrected until the 1950s, when participants in the growing women's movement recognized its importance. Today, The Awakening is among the most-read American novels in colleges and universities and is considered an early example of American realism.

    Darwin8u says: "A Trembling. Bridge Between Tolstoy and Woolf"
    "A surprisingly captivating story..."
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    If you could sum up The Awakening in three words, what would they be?

    A...


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

    Walter's narrative is ideal for the story but could be a bit more captivating in its style.


    Any additional comments?

    This is about how we often accept less in life... thinking that it's enough, only to discover in time that our path, our acceptance of the ordinary, and our choices have become the walls of our own prison...

    A wonderfully rich story, a finely woven life... with a main character who provokes neither affection nor consideration for her situation and her choices, her responses or her relationships until you come to realise you have beome a part of the web of her life... and that by the end you are willingly walking with her to her ultimate freedom.

    A good quality story.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Jane Eyre

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Josephine Bailey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (61)

    Initially published under the pseudonym Currer Bell in 1847, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre erupted onto the English literary scene, immediately winning the devotion of many of the world's most renowned writers, including William Makepeace Thackeray, who declared it a work "of great genius."

    Sylvia says: "Jane Eyre - The best!"
    "Breathtaking writing, beautiful narration..."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! This is a truly superb audiobook. You walk with the characters throughout, your heart warms to their experiences and is broken by their hardships. It is a story that searches the depth of emotions but never leaves you deserted.


    What other book might you compare Jane Eyre to and why?

    I would think it difficult to compare "Jane Eyre" to any other work... It is much more the benchmark of literature than a mere classic example. If you want literature at it's most articulate, most embracing... There is none better than this "Jane Eyre".


    What about Josephine Bailey’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed her ability to keep you in the character she was expressing at all time, you believe yourself to be hearing the most masculine, daunting, solid of males when they are speaking, and you don't question the gender you hear. And yet, when you are listening to the most feminine, childlike, delicate of women or girls, you are transported into the very presence of that child or woman. Very well narrated, very well enacted, superb work Josephine Bailey.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Embrace your spirit with openness and come walk through the breadth and depth of life, tragedy and elation, and find home


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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