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Emily

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  • Ripley’s Game

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Patricia Highsmith
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (100)

    Living on his posh French estate with his elegant heiress wife, Tom Ripley, on the cusp of middle age, is no longer the striving comer of The Talented Mr. Ripley. Having accrued considerable wealth through a long career of crime—forgery, extortion, serial murder—Ripley still finds his appetite unquenched and longs to get back in the game.

    Darwin8u says: "Brilliant and disconcerting at the same time"
    "Great Narration!"
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    What could Patricia Highsmith have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I love these books but there are times that the plot is so unbelievable that I get very uncomfortable. I know that Ripley is a sociopath but he takes risks, particularly in this book, that make no sense at all. Killing for reasons that have nothing to do with him and which have no chance for profit or preservation. And yet he is loveable and you identify with him and don't want him to get caught.


    What about Kevin Kenerly’s performance did you like?

    Kenerly is my favorite narrator to date. He speaks french, does different accents. His voice is soothing. When he is speaking for women he doesn't do a drag queen voice like some books I've listened to. His performance is invisible with no irritations to remind you that you are listening to a book instead of reading it. I believe he is the reason I have purchased this entire series.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes. The first book made a wonderful movie so why not film all of them?


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26018)
    Performance
    (12672)
    Story
    (12714)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Very entertaining read"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved the experience of this audio version. As each chapter is told from a character's perspective, it is read by a different actress. You get to recognize by the voice which character is telling her part. I haven't seen the movie but since this is unabridges and many many hours long I sure this is the richest way to experience this story.


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