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Katharine

DeLand, FL, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • The Audacity to Win

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By David Plouffe
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    The story of the most important political campaign in modern times, by the man who went through it side by side with President Obama.

    Susan says: "Fascinating book; don't care for the narration"
    "Good book; Weak reader"
    Overall

    I read Game Change and am now reading Audacity to Win. I'm not getting a whole lot of new information so far, but it's interesting to hear it from the perspective of the Obama campaign. I DO NOT like the reader of this book. He speaks way too slowly, and I agree with the reviewer who commented on how he does female voices. Laughable!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rules of Civility: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Amor Towles
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1730)
    Performance
    (1376)
    Story
    (1360)

    Set in New York City in 1938, Rules of Civility tells the story of a watershed year in the life of an uncompromising 25-year-old named Katey Kontent. Armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, Katey embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future.

    Emily - Audible says: "Like a Country Pastoral for City Rats"
    "Miscast Narrator"
    Overall

    Rebecca Lowman, whose reading contributed to making Anthropology of an American Girl kind of a bummer, is, in my opinion miscast as reader of this book. Her voice and manner of speaking are too contemporary for the period of the story. I haven't finished listening yet, so will reserve judgment.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Lake of Dreams

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Kim Edwards
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    Kim Edwards now gives us the story of a woman's homecoming, a family secret, and the old house that holds the key to the true legacy of a family. At a crossroads in her life, Lucy Jarrett returns home from Japan, only to find herself haunted by her father's unresolved death a decade ago. Old longings stirred up by Keegan Fall, a local glass artist who was once her passionate first love, lead her into the unexpected. Late one night, as she paces the hallways of her family's rambling lakeside house, she discovers, locked in a window seat, a collection of objects that first appear to be useless curiosities, but soon reveal a deeper and more complex family past.

    glamazon says: "Much Ado about...what?"
    "Both Story and Narrator Got Better"
    Overall

    It took me a while to get into this book, and I really hated the narrator for most of the book. But at some point and 2/3 in, I got hooked into the story. Narrator was still flawed but not as annoying as earlier. I agree with the reviewer who said sing-song voice. Also overly dramatic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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