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Nancy

Calgary, AB, Canada | Member Since 2013

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  • Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By John Finnemore
    • Narrated By AudioGO Ltd
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (195)

    Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the fourth series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult. By John Finnemore (The News Quiz, Mitchell & Webb).

    Mary says: "Laugh out loud"
    "Most enjoyable experience"
    Overall
    Performance
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    What did you love best about Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4?

    I loved everything! The cast, the story and the characters!


    What did you like best about this story?

    "Have a banana!"


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Arthur making up a word play game


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

    Oh, I think "Have a banana" would do!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jennifer Worth
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1291)
    Performance
    (1152)
    Story
    (1165)

    At the age of 22, Jennifer Worth left her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in postwar London’s East End slums. The colorful characters she met while delivering babies all over London - from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lived to the woman with 24 children who couldn't speak English to the prostitutes and dockers of the city’s seedier side - illuminate a fascinating time in history.

    Kathy says: "This is one I didn't want to put down!"
    "Possibly the most enjoyable audible book yet!"
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    What did you love best about Call the Midwife?

    Both the narrator and the story were amazing. The narrator brought all the characters to life for me.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Call the Midwife?

    Learning what families would endure in order to avoid the workhouses or how long it took for midwives to require certification.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The storyline about the woman with 24 babies!


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

    Both


    Any additional comments?

    So worth listening to. Even if you've seen the show, the book offers so much more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Prince of Tides

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Pat Conroy
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    Overall
    (2019)
    Performance
    (1197)
    Story
    (1197)

    Spanning 40 years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted and troubled twin sister Savannah, and their struggle to triumph over the dark and tragic legacy of the extraordinary family into which they were born.

    Ella says: "A "Prince" amongst novels"
    "Story seems enjoyable but cannot listen to it"
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    What disappointed you about The Prince of Tides?

    The narrator. I am (was) enjoying the story but I cannot listen to the narrator gasp for air each time he says anything. When the narrator is not inhaling to add emphasis, he's fine but he seems to feel nearly everything said requires emphasis.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Story is fine.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Frank Muller?

    Anyone else.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Scold's Bridle

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Minette Walters
    • Narrated By Sharon Williams
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    Mathilda Gillespie's body was found nearly two days after she had taken an overdose and slashed her wrists with a utility knife. But what shocked Dr. Sarah Blakeney the most was the rusted metal cage obscuring the dead woman's face - a medieval instrument of torture called a scold's bridle grotesquely adorned with a garland of nettles and Michaelmas daises. What happened at Cedar House in the tortured hours before Mathilda's death?

    Amazon Customer says: "Enjoyable!"
    "Entertaining"
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    Would you listen to The Scold's Bridle again? Why?

    Not again but was well worth listening to one time. The story is good but sometimes I was unsure what the author wanted me to feel for the main character, although perhaps that was the point.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It wasn't exciting but isn't wasn't predictable either.


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

    I have read the book. I found Sharon Williams voices to be very entertaining. She does an upper class voice like no other!


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

    No, the book just toddles along. Enjoyable to listen to but did not evoke any particular emotion.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fear Nothing: Detective D. D. Warren, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (734)
    Performance
    (637)
    Story
    (637)

    The last thing Boston Detective D. D. Warren remembers is walking the crime scene after dark. Then, a creaking floorboard, a low voice crooning in her ear… She is later told she managed to discharge her weapon three times. All she knows is that she is seriously injured, unable to move her left arm, unable to return to work. My sister is Shana Day, a notorious murderer who first killed at fourteen. Incarcerated for thirty years, she has now murdered more people while in prison than she did as a free woman.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Fascinating look at a killer family!"
    "Another enjoyable book by Lisa Gardner"
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    Where does Fear Nothing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's not at the top but it was really enjoyable and made the time pass quickly as I was cleaning the house!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was fun trying to figure out the "true" story.


    What three words best describe Kirsten Potter’s voice?

    slow, relaxing, deep


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

    No, I needed breaks from it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Morning Frost

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By James Henry
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    November 5th, 1982. It's been one of the worst days of Detective Sergeant Jack Frost's life. He has buried his wife Mary, and must now endure the wake, attended by all of Denton's finest. All, that is, apart from DC Sue Clark, who spends the night chasing a bogus tip-off, before being summoned to the discovery of a human foot. And the night gets worse. Local entrepreneur Harry Baskin is shot inside his club, an off-licence is set on fire and a famous painting goes missing. And Superintendant Mullett's attempts to join the Freemasons are being rudely thwarted.

    Nancy says: "Not as good as the original"
    "Not as good as the original"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The narrator was very good, it was the story that lacked. If the author(s) had not changed facts from Frost's life as described in the original R.D. Wingfield Frost books, it would have been much better.


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Henry again?

    Yes. I would probably still buy their work. The story was okay for detective fiction, it just wasn't really a Frost book.


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

    This is the first one I've listened to.


    What character would you cut from Morning Frost?

    None. They all served a purpose.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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