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  • Oliver Twist

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Peter Batchelor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Born to an unmarried woman who dies after giving birth, orphan Oliver Twist seems destined to slog through a dismal life in the workhouse. A rebellious cry for more gets Oliver banished, and ultimately lands him on the dismal streets of London. The young outcast finds refuge with Fagin and his band of thieves before fate intervenes and puts Oliver in the hands of a kindly benefactor. It is likely that Dickens's own early youth as a child labourer contributed to the story's development.

    Jeanne says: "Great book- what a bargain! Excellent narrator!"
    "Great book- what a bargain! Excellent narrator!"
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    I was hesitant to get this since sometimes the inexpensive are that way for a reason, but was thrilled with this book, and all for $1.95! Character descriptions are so vivid and the narrator was great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Mercedes: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4134)
    Performance
    (3863)
    Story
    (3877)

    In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

    Joyce says: "Love this style of King!!!"
    "Narrator gave me false hopes"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Anyone who isn't bored easily


    What was most disappointing about Stephen King’s story?

    Not at all exciting.


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

    His narration was the only good thing about the book!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Wow- not many.


    Any additional comments?

    Too much miscellany passing as character/plot development. Very repetitive- this book should have lasted about three hours. Stephen King has written books that were far superior to this!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Love in the Time of Cholera

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Gabriel García Márquez
    • Narrated By Armando Durán
    Overall
    (449)
    Performance
    (391)
    Story
    (395)

    From the Nobel Prize-winning author of One Hundred Years of Solitude comes a masterly evocation of an unrequited passion so strong that it binds two people's lives together for more than half a century. In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career, he whiles away the years in 622 affairs - yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral....

    Darryl says: "Marquez is great, awaiting 100 Years"
    "I didn't like the characters."
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    They all seemed shallow and uninspiring; I'll be willing to listen to 100 years of solitude- maybe they are more interesting?

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • My Notorious Life: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kate Manning
    • Narrated By Terry Donnelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    A brilliant rendering of a scandalous historical figure, Kate Manning's My Notorious Life is an ambitious, thrilling novel introducing Axie Muldoon, a fiery heroine for the ages. Axie's story begins on the streets of 1860s New York. The impoverished child of Irish immigrants, she grows up to become one of the wealthiest and most controversial women of her day.

    Jessie says: "Grating"
    "Narrator gave me false hopes"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I liked the narrator but the middle third, as others pointed out, was pretty tedious. No big surprises, actually fairly predictable.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Kate Manning? Why or why not?

    I don't think so.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Patron Saint of Liars

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
    Overall
    (215)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (119)

    St. Elizabeth's is a home for unwed mothers in the 1960s. Life there is not unpleasant, and for most, it is temporary. Not so for Rose, a beautiful, mysterious woman who comes to the home pregnant but not unwed. She plans to give up her baby because she knows she cannot be the mother it needs.

    But St. Elizabeth's is near a healing spring, and when Rose's time draws near, she cannot go through with her plans, not all of them.

    Deborah says: "Incomplete"
    "The narrator is incredibly irritating!"
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    What disappointed you about The Patron Saint of Liars?

    These audiobooks are so hard to listen to when the narrator is bad! I don't undertand why they aren't chosen more carefully?


    What didn’t you like about Julia Gibson’s performance?

    Accent was so unauthentically Southern....


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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