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Carol

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  • The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3348)
    Performance
    (2373)
    Story
    (2377)

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    karen says: "Best audiobook of the year!"
    "potato factory"
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    If you could sum up The Potato Factory in three words, what would they be?

    stunning character development


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Potato Factory?

    The description of the attack on Mary after she gets a job as clerk is gory and amazing and relates very well the incredible desperation of the times and the baseness which humans can sink in dire situations.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Potato Factory and why?

    Mary Abacus


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Firebird

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (959)
    Performance
    (874)
    Story
    (877)

    Nicola Marter was born with a gift. When she touches an object, she sometimes glimpses those who have owned it before. When a woman arrives with a small wooden carving at the gallery Nicola works at, she can see the object’s history and knows that it was named after the Firebird - the mythical creature from an old Russian fable. Compelled to know more, Nicola follows a young girl named Anna who leads her into the past on a quest through the glittering backdrops of the Jacobites and Russian courts, unearthing a tale of love, courage, and redemption.

    Sue says: "More heavy on the romance than the historical"
    "wonderful time travel"
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    Where does The Firebird rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    very near the top, probably 1 or 2


    What did you like best about this story?

    narration is great, but the story is engaging as well


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    dialects and accents are terrific!


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

    no, because we wanted to spread it out over a longer time


    Any additional comments?

    towards the end it did get a bit tedious with some of the detail of Anna's experiences.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Deborah Blum
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1245)
    Performance
    (783)
    Story
    (772)

    In The Poisoner's Handbook, Blum draws from highly original research to track the fascinating, perilous days when a pair of forensic scientists began their trailblazing chemical detective work, fighting to end an era when untraceable poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime.

    Reagan says: "Fascinating book marred by production errors"
    "interesting story"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Poisoner's Handbook the most enjoyable?

    the fascinating chemical information and details about how poisons affect people, both victims and criminals.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Poisoner's Handbook?

    many--background on all forms of poisons


    What three words best describe Coleen Marlo’s voice?

    pleasant, precise, assertive


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    From a science/medical point of view, very interesting. Probably not for everyone, but I found it a fascinating historical review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (26968)
    Performance
    (13597)
    Story
    (13645)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "a view into southern culture"
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    Where does The Help rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Probably in the top 3.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Skeeter was my favorite because of her expansive view of the world in a time when narrow-minded people surrounded her. Her compassion, sensitivity and intelligence made her a strong character and a wise person.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    voices and accents that defined the characters


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

    Several, actually the entire book, but the country club social was probably the most stunning, with Cilla's outrageous reactions.


    Any additional comments?

    fabulous book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Judy Collins
    • Narrated By Judy Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (46)

    Sweet Judy Blue Eyes is the deeply personal, honest, and revealing memoir of folk legend and relentlessly creative spirit Judy Collins. In it, she talks about her alcoholism, her lasting love affair with Stephen Stills, her friendships with Joan Baez, Richard and Mimi Fariña, David Crosby, and Leonard Cohen and, above all, the music that helped define a decade and a generation’s sound track.

    Laurie says: "Voices of the angels..."
    "beautifully boring"
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    What would have made Sweet Judy Blue Eyes better?

    Perhaps a different narrator. While the authenticity is great, having a third party narrator would have added some color to the story.


    Has Sweet Judy Blue Eyes turned you off from other books in this genre?

    not at all


    What didn’t you like about Judy Collins’s performance?

    it is authentic and up-front, but fairly monotone. I love her songs and singing, but the narration did not ignite anything.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Sweet Judy Blue Eyes?

    Difficult to say, since many of the scenes and commentaries seemed repetitive and mundane, except for the fact that famous people were performing in various altered states.


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't follow a chronology or theme or flow to the narration. This may be one book that should be read, not listed to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kennedy Detail: JFK's Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gerald Blaine, Lisa McCubbin
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (430)
    Performance
    (266)
    Story
    (267)

    Even today, almost five decades after John F. Kennedy was slain, the public continues to be captivated by the "Kennedy Curse" and new theories about what really happened on that fateful day in 1963. For nearly 50 years former Secret Service agent Clint Hill has lived with the unimaginable guilt of losing a president on his watch and has obeyed an honor code of silence, refusing to contribute to any books about the assassination. Until now.

    Vidoloff says: "A must "read" in my opinion"
    "riveting incident"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    tedious telling


    Did Alan Sklar do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    not as much as I had hoped


    Was The Kennedy Detail worth the listening time?

    It was fine for a drive


    Any additional comments?

    Those of us who lived through the assassination were so stunned by the events, it is interested to hear details, though they do become tedious.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1170)
    Performance
    (1020)
    Story
    (1031)

    In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Why would an artist at the height of his creative powers attempt to take his life... and then walk a mile to a doctor's house for help? Who was the crooked little "color man" Vincent had claimed was stalking him across France? And why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue? These are just a few of the questions confronting Vincent's friends who vow to discover the truth of van Gogh's untimely death.

    John says: "Not Moore at his funniest, but Moore completely"
    "immersion in culture d'art"
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    What did you like best about Sacre Bleu? What did you like least?

    the individuals come to life with various accents and voice qualities


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

    haven't


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

    voice intonations


    Did Sacre Bleu inspire you to do anything?

    not really


    Any additional comments?

    I got only one book, or maybe it is only one book, when I downloaded. But it seemed unfinished. The book, overall did not hold my interest, even though some of the characters were quite interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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