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Cheryl

Princeton, MN, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Tarzan Of The Apes: Tarzan Series, 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated By David Sharp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    This is the first story in the Tarzan adventure novels. The legend begins when Tarzan’s parents are placed on a jungle shoreline by mutinous seamen. Here they establish a crude residence and survive for a time until attacked and killed by a band of apes. But one female ape rescues the baby, takes it for her own, and raises it among a large socially organized tribe of great apes. The baby grows to be a noble man whose great strength and keen senses compel the world around him to bend to his might according to the “law of the jungle.”

    Cheryl says: "Just as I remembered"
    "Just as I remembered"
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    Would you listen to Tarzan Of The Apes again? Why?

    I read this series many years ago when I was a wee tyke. I thoroughly enjoyed it then, and I wondered if it still would be as entertaining for me now. It is indeed, and the reader does a good job which helps make it so. I will listen to this again.


    What about David Sharp’s performance did you like?

    He has a great accent and it fits the time of the story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Return of Tarzan: Tarzan Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated By David Sharp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (21)

    This is the second story in the Tarzan adventure novels. Tarzan has been in England where he has been learning about civilization, his heritage and how he fits into it all as Lord Greystoke. Fate thrusts Tarzan back into the primeval jungle and as he returns to it, his adventures begin with a shipboard altercation. Evil Nickolas Rokoff, the recipient of Tarzan's wrath, swears vengeance and puts a price on Tarzan's head. But Tarzan has greater concerns on his mind as he leaves modern civilization behind to discover a hidden ancient civilization.

    Cheryl says: "Enjoyable continuation of the story."
    "Enjoyable continuation of the story."
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    If you could sum up The Return of Tarzan in three words, what would they be?

    Equal to the first book in all ways.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Return of Tarzan?

    When Tarzan and Jane finally get together.


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

    Yes, and he handles the story well.


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

    It was hard to stop.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Time Traders

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Andre Norton
    • Narrated By William Coon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    The young man in question, Ross Murdock, is about to embark upon the adventure of his life. In order to avoid prosecution, he reluctantly joins Operation Retrograde, whose members are exploring various time periods. Their goal? To find out where – and when – the ‘Reds’ are obtaining certain scientific breakthroughs, in order to maintain the balance of global power. An outsider in his own time, Ross becomes an outsider in other times as well, and faces one challenge after another.

    Barbara says: "Excellent"
    "Ok"
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    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narration didn't have as much emotional inflection as I would have hoped for. But, the story didn't present as much opportunity for that either. This is a story I enjoyed more when I was a lot younger. Now, it doesn't have quite enough meat to it.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Touch of Dead: Sookie Stackhouse: The Complete Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1603)
    Performance
    (755)
    Story
    (745)

    New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris has re-imagined the supernatural world with her "spunky" (Tampa Tribune) Southern Vampire novels, starring telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse. Now, for the first time, here is every Sookie Stackhouse short story ever written - together in one volume. The stories include "Fairy Dust", "One Word Answer", "Dracula Night", "Lucky" and "Giftwrap".

    A User says: "Good read after Sookie's series"
    "Love this series."
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    If you could sum up A Touch of Dead in three words, what would they be?

    Creative, humorous, emotional


    What did you like best about this story?

    This entire serires is extremely entertaining.


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

    I've listened to the entire series performed by Johanna Parker, and she does a fabulous job with the characters. She is definitely a good part of the reason I enjoy the series so much.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Black Hills

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1110)
    Performance
    (544)
    Story
    (556)

    A summer at his grandparents' South Dakota ranch is not 11-year-old Cooper Sullivan's idea of a good time. But things are a bit more bearable now that he's discovered the neighbor girl, Lil Chance, and her homemade batting cage. Even horseback riding isn't as awful as Coop thought it would be. Each year, with Coop's annual summer visit, their friendship deepens from innocent games to stolen kisses, but there is one shared experience that will forever haunt them: the terrifying discovery of a hiker's body.

    Lorraine says: "black hills"
    "Thoroughly enjoyed it."
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    What did you love best about Black Hills?

    The suspense and action in the story, coupled with a nice romantic plot.


    What other book might you compare Black Hills to and why?

    Similar to other Nora Roberts stories -- which is what I like about it.


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

    Yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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