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mamaD

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  • Ride the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Lucia St. Clair Robson
    • Narrated By Laurie Klein
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (54)

    In 1836, when she was nine years old, Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanche Indians. This is the story of how she grew up with them, mastered their ways, married one of their leaders, and became, in every way, a Comanche woman. It is also the story of a proud and innocent people whose lives pulsed with the very heartbeat of the land. It is the story of a way of life that is gone forever.

    mamaD says: "nice book but the narrator could be better."
    "nice book but the narrator could be better."
    Overall

    I liked the book but the narrator should not make so many people sould like a cranky old women, even young boy sounded like craky old women. She would have done better to NOT use that voice snd just read the book. The rest of the reading ws good except the Cranky Old Lady Voice she would do distracted from the story. Better book if rerecorded.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood: Outlander, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2096)
    Performance
    (1965)
    Story
    (1959)

    Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.

    G. House Sr. says: "Eloquent Fabulous Historical - Grand Continuation"
    "Great audiobook ,great writing, great performance"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Written in My Own Heart's Blood to be better than the print version?

    Yes, Ms Porter brings this and all of the series books to life. You can almost see it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It answered .."what happened". From the last book.that you had to wait YEARS to find out.


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

    Everything. She holds you in her spell , you don't want to stop listening then you're sorry it is over at the end.


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

    "The past comes again.".........".the past is your future".............".the past is not always set in stone."


    Any additional comments?

    When is the next one. ....? If you have not read any of this series start at the beginning or at least start with the first book. You will get more out of this one. But if you start with this one you will understand it fine. But you will WANT to read them all. You will definently get you monies worth with this one. Great PERFORMANCE MS Porter.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Scottish Prisoner

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman, Rick Holmes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1127)
    Performance
    (987)
    Story
    (991)

    Winner of the Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize, Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Outlander series. This fourth novel featuring popular character Lord John Grey is told both from Lord Grey’s perspective and from that of Jamie Fraser, the star of the Outlander series.

    Teahouse Fox says: "Lord John 'Quixote' rides again"
    "better if done by different narrators"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Scottish Prisoner in three words, what would they be?

    poor narrators


    What did you like best about this story?

    A great story from a different point of view, and more insight in to those lost years without Claire.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jeff Woodman and Rick Holmes ?

    no ...................or maybe if they got better with more practice.


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

    I could not quite past the poor narration


    Any additional comments?

    they.. the narrators should have listened to Ms Porter's reading of any part of the Outlander series. This would have given them some in sight into what the readers would be expecting. It's a shame a good book was down graded by the reading. The narrator made Jamie seem like mindless Scott.
    I just could not see the people in the story like I could with Ms Porter's reading of the original series. If you like this book you need to listen to the complete unabridge Outlander series with a GREAT narrator, Diana Porter.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Heir

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Johanna Lindsey
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (294)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (90)

    The grandson of a Scottish clan laird, Duncan MacTavish is shocked to learn that his other grandfather was an English marquis whose title and London estate he is now required to take on. Worse still, he is engaged to a stranger who has mocked him in public. But his bride-to-be, Ophelia, has been guiding a lovely and witty, if dreadfully inexperienced, country girl named Sabrina through the latter's all-important first coming-out season.

    Helene Hadfield says: "Don't Waste Your Credits on This One"
    "Nice book....."
    Overall

    Nice book glad I listened to it. Light reading. Will share with others.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Apothecary's Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Julie Klassen
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (83)

    After enjoying London's sophisticated society and the attentions of wealthy suitors, Lilly returns home to help her ailing dad. Determined to resurrect his apothecary business, Lilly labors tirelessly - praying her family's secrets and her rivals' schemes won't cloud her future.

    Cherri says: "A well told tale"
    "good book,great narrator!"
    Overall

    nice book. Narrator Ms Porter Makes the book come alive. I do not know if I would have bought this one if it was not for Ms Porter was reading it. I was pleasently surprised.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Endless Forest

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Sara Donati
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (301)
    Performance
    (189)
    Story
    (190)

    The spring of 1824 is a challenging one for the inhabitants of Paradise N.Y. when a flood devastates the village. But for Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner, it's also a time of reunion as their children return from far-off places: Lily and her husband from Italy, and Martha Kirby, the Bonners ward, from Manhattan. Although Lily is nursing her own grief, it is Martha, fleeing a crushing humiliation, who brings with her trouble that will reverberate in all their lives.

    Linda says: "Well Worth The Wait"
    "Better than most books.. and completes the series."
    Overall

    This is a great end to the story, but you should listen to the prior books in the series. Excellant series not quit as good as the Outlander series by D. Gaabaldon but in the same style and time.

    If you like this one and have not read "Outlander Series" do so you will be rewarded whith another great series. I like how the last book completed the series with out leaving you wondering what happen to the family. It is all completed in a interested way.

    Good listening, though I do not know about the 2 credits. It would be a ..."must read" if it was 1 credit.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dawn on a Distant Shore

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Sara Donati
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (425)
    Performance
    (282)
    Story
    (291)

    Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner have settled into their life together at the edge of the New-York wilderness in the winter of 1794. But soon after Elizabeth gives birth to healthy twins, Nathaniel learns that his father has been arrested in British Canada. Forced to leave Hidden Wolf Mountain to help his father in Montreal, Nathaniel himself is imprisoned and in danger of being hanged as a spy.

    Wendy says: "A real Treat"
    "good book ..good series.. but 2 credits?"
    Overall

    good book but I don't know if it is twice as good as any other bood for the 2 credits. 1 credit then I'd say definently read this series, but I'd have to think about it for 2 cedits.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • An Echo in the Bone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5440)
    Performance
    (3634)
    Story
    (3638)

    Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.

    Charles says: "Read all of Gabaldon's stuff before this one"
    "Enjoyable, but.... lacking. NOT HER BEST WORK!"
    Overall

    After the last books I was expecting more. I did enjoy the book but not as COMPLETELY is the prior ones.

    I know you can't hit it out of the park every time, but this one left a lot of incomplete threads. I hope that Ms Gabaldon will tie up all the loose ends. There was just too many of them....Do not get me wrong I enjoyed the book and was sorry to see it end.

    I feel like as I am waiting for a letter to come with more information from across the sea and through time, and who knows how long that will take or if it wll ever arrive.

    NOT HER BEST WORK!! Please read the first ones in the series if you have not. That is EXCELLANT Reading.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Wilderness: Wilderness Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Sara Donati
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (758)
    Performance
    (472)
    Story
    (475)

    Weaving a vibrant tapestry of fact and fiction, Into the Wilderness sweeps us into another time and place...and into the heart of a forbidden, incandescent affair between a spinster Englishwoman and an American frontiersman. Here is an epic of romance and history that will captivate readers from the very first page.

    Jeanette says: "Love and Adventure"
    "good book ..good start to the series"
    Overall

    ...A good book. This is a good start to the series. A little slow in starting but worth the wait. I was so surprised by the "Outlook Series reference", by D. Gabaldon ,in the story line. I would recommend this book to anyone.

    The down side is that this is 2 credit/book and The Outlook series is only 1 credit/book( an excellent series in the same style.) Both worth the time as they are both long books and in a series. If this was 1 credit I would definitely finish this series. As I did the "Outland series." At 2 credits I have to think about it as it uses up my monthly amount and I can read it in a few days

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15471)
    Performance
    (9810)
    Story
    (9692)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "THE BEST SERIES I HAVE EVER READ,LISTEN TO."
    Overall

    I am hooked to this series and will listen to it over and over again. I am listening to the complete series in any form I can find but prefer the complete unabridge if available. You will be back for the complete book. I recommend this to everyone no matter how long it takes you to complete it. I am even purchasing all the books in first additions if possible for my collection of favorite books, not to lend.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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