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Jennifer

Mexico, NY, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Woman in White

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Glen McCready, Rachel Bavidge
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (56)

    Walter Hartright, a drawing teacher to two sisters, wants to marry Laura, though she is betrothed to another. But who is the mysterious woman in white he encounters? Wilkie Collins was a master of suspense, but his transfer to audiobook requires a cast of readers to faithfully reflect the11 different characters who tell the story. Naxos AudioBooks brings together a strong cast to bring alive the mystery and suspense of The Woman in White.

    Liz says: "Excellent Writing; Superb Narration"
    "The Woman in White"
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    This book was amazing! I was engaged with each character and invested in the plot. The readers were great but, the story makes this one a don't miss!! Plot twists, complex characters and intrigue this book has it all. It is not fast and there is some redundancy in the characters recollections but I found it added to the plot and deepened the mystery. It is long and will take some time to get through but Collins masterfully develops his plot and sucks in his readers/listeners. This one is the granddaddy of modern thrillers and it set the bar pretty high!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Quest: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Nelson DeMille
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (412)
    Performance
    (358)
    Story
    (358)

    From the locked archives of the Vatican to the overgrown jungles of Ethiopia, an unlikely trio begins a deadly search for the Holy Grail. Two journalists and a beautiful photographer are traveling together in a broken down Jeep while covering the 1975 Ethiopian civil war. Both men fall in love with the woman and that complicates things. When the trio winds up lost in the jungle, in the no man's land between the fighting factions, they take cover and dig in for the night. In their hiding place, they encounter a dying man who tells them an amazing and quite unbelievable story. But for some reason - one that they grapple with for the rest of their journey - that night they believe.

    Andy says: "The Quest to make money"
    "Not DeMille's best work."
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    I knew this was a rework before I used my credit, so I was not expecting The Lion or WildFire. DeMille has evolved into the writer we know and love over many years so I knew this would be a step back, not forward. This book started out interesting and I was intrigued enough to continue listening. Some of it was a little unrealistic and irritating and as it became more fantastic I stopped caring about all the characters but Purcell. It was a struggle to finish and I was underwhelmed as the credits rolled. I still love DeMille but I don't love this book.

    Of course Scott Brick was amazing but the material he was reading was not.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Camel Club

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2843)
    Performance
    (1037)
    Story
    (1049)

    It exists at the fringes of Washington, D.C., has no power, and consists solely of four eccentric and downtrodden members whom society has forgotten. Their simple goal is to find the "truth" behind their country's actions.

    Alex says: "The Good, Bad, and the So-So"
    "I tried to like this... I really did."
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    I listened to this twice because I thought I had missed something the first time through and that was why I did not know who any of the characters were or what was going on in the story. I was wrong, it made no sense the second time around either. I have heard such good things about this author... maybe you have to read it not listen to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2503)
    Performance
    (1644)
    Story
    (1664)

    First appearing in print in 1890, the character of Sherlock Holmes has now become synonymous worldwide with the concept of a super sleuth. His creator, Conan Doyle, imbued his detective hero with intellectual power, acute observational abilities, a penchant for deductive reasoning and a highly educated use of forensic skills. Indeed, Doyle created the first fictional private detective who used what we now recognize as modern scientific investigative techniques.

    David says: "mouth watering"
    "Great!"
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    Carlton Griffin does an amazing job characterizing each character. I never had to wonder who was speaking and at times I had to listen carefully to see if there were different readers. I love Old Time Radio Sherlock Holmes and this is very similar. Great job and the reader has a great voice... I could listen to him read the phone book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone with the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Margaret Mitchell
    • Narrated By Linda Stephens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2764)
    Performance
    (1764)
    Story
    (1790)

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire....

    dallas says: "not to miss audible experience"
    "Excellent!!"
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    The narrator does an amazing job capturing Mitchell's tone and context. Sometimes with audio some of the meaning is lost however, this one was better heard than read. Stephens' timing and context bring out all Mitchell's subtext. She had me laughing out loud at times!! Don't miss this one!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Phantom of the Opera

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Gaston Leroux
    • Narrated By Henry Butler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Sharon says: "Great narration of one of my favorite books ever"
    "Amazing"
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    Henry Butler does an excellent job narrating this book. I have had it for a year now and have listened to it three times. He brings each character to life and engages the listener. This one is a must hear!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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