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Kourosh

Laguna Niguel, CA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • 31 purchased in 2015
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  • Trojan Gold: The Fourth Vicky Bliss Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (258)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (118)

    Adventure and romance enter Vicky Bliss' life in the form of a black-and-white photograph of a woman covered from head to toe in gold jewels. This "Trojan Gold" has an intriguing history, but it is the envelope that piques Vicky's curiosity. It is a grimy brown, with no return address, and it appears to have been soaked in blood.

    SnideSide says: "Couldn't Stop Listening"
    "Loved!"
    Overall

    Combine Elizabeth Peters story telling abilities with Barbara Rosenblat's performances and you get Magic! I have listened to all these series and Elizabeth Peter's Amelia Peabody mysteries performed by Barbara Rosenblat and you just can't miss. It's addicting....I highly recommend it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 1Q84

    • UNABRIDGED (46 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
    • Narrated By Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4538)
    Performance
    (3961)
    Story
    (3935)

    The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

    A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

    Dr. says: "Slow, Strange, and (ultimately) Satisfying"
    "Good Story but Unnecessarily long!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Beautifully written. Great and interesting Story; however, it was way too repetitive with many irrelevant details. Never thought I would see the day when I would have preferred an abridged version of any book. At one point, I had to answer my phone and didn't turn off my ipod. When I returned to the story, I hadn't missed much....need I say more? To finish the book, I took one reviewer's advice and sped up the narration. The narration was very well done and kept me interested--even with the increased speed!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • People of the Book

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Geraldine Brooks
    • Narrated By Edwina Wren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1130)
    Performance
    (570)
    Story
    (562)

    This ambitious, electrifying work traces the harrowing journey of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in 15th-century Spain.

    When it falls to Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book expert, to conserve this priceless work, the series of tiny artifacts she discovers in its ancient binding - an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair - only begin to unlock its deep mysteries.

    Yvette says: "Amazing, fabulous, wonderful!!!"
    "Its ok."
    Overall

    If this is your first book in the historic novel genre, then you will enjoy it. For me, it didn't contain anything new. I'm also at a point in my life where I don't want to listen to detailed and graphic torture/violent scenes and this book has a couple of these scenes--which is hard to skip over in an audio format. I wish someone had mentioned that, I wouldn't have listened to the book. Depressing overall but beautifully written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Social Crimes

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jane Stanton Hitchcock
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (25)

    Dark secrets lurk beneath the glamour and glitter of New York's high-society life in this riveting tale of murder, obsession, and revenge. Jo Slater, one of the grandest of New York's grande dames, is knocked off her pedestal when her husband of 20 years dies under strange circumstances and leaves his fortune to a mysterious French countess. When Jo discovers she has been the victim of a plot, she decides to set things straight. And nothing is going to get in her way.

    Jane says: "Social Crimes has it all!"
    "Great listen!"
    Overall

    Barbara Rosenblat can make any listening experience wonderful. I'm a fan of hers and admit that I enjoyed this book because she read it! Light and fun listening experience. Although I admit that I don't know if I would have liked reading the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil and Miss Prym: A Novel of Temptation

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (52)

    A community devoured by greed, cowardice, and fear. A man persecuted by his painful past. A woman searching for happiness. In one eventful week, each of them will face questions of life, death, and power, and each will choose their own path. Will they choose good or evil?

    Kourosh says: "Classic."
    "Classic."
    Overall

    I enjoy this author and have read many of his books but I must admit that after listening to this book, I realized that the book was written to be read out loud. I found it very enjoyable and was disappointed that audible only carried one other book--"the alchemist"--by this author. I loved it!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Alchemist's Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Katharine McMahon
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (42)

    There are long-held secrets at the manor house in Buckinghamshire, England, where Emilie Selden has been raised in near isolation by her father. A student of Isaac Newton, John Selden believes he can turn his daughter into a brilliant natural philosopher and alchemist. Secluded in their ancient house, with only two servants for company, he fills Emilie with knowledge and records her progress obsessively.

    D. J. says: "Excellent!!"
    "Hauntingly beautiful!"
    Overall

    I enjoy reading books with Hero/heroines who are vulnerable but strong--naive but not useless. This book had these elements. I felt I got to know the characters in the book and I didn't get tired of them. It is also very easy to follow and listen to. I recently listened to a book named "the Observations" by Jane Harris--if you enjoyed that book, you will like this book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14437)
    Performance
    (6734)
    Story
    (6813)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "Engrossing!"
    Overall

    This work is beautifully written and more importantly, it was mesmerizing to listen to. If you enjoyed "Shadow of the Wind" you will love this book. I highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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