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Amy

Havelock, Ontario, Canada | Member Since 2011

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  • Blood of the Prodigal: An Amish-Country Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By P. L. Gaus
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (139)

    In the wooded Amish hill country, a professor at a small college, a local pastor, and the county sheriff are the only ones among the mainstream, or "English", who possess the instincts and skills to work the cases that impact all county residents, no matter their code of conduct or religious creed. When an Amish boy is kidnapped, a bishop, fearful for the safety of his followers, plunges three outsiders into the traditionally closed society of the "Plain Ones".

    Greg says: "A Solid 4 for kids"
    "Not bad....."
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    What did you like best about Blood of the Prodigal? What did you like least?

    I thought I would be enthralled in the world or the Amish, but it didn't provide the detail and engulfment I was hoping for. An interesting story, but not one that hooks you in. Take it or leave it


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Either Storm of Swords or the last Sookie Stackhouse book.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narrator was decent,but the voices were not capturing


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

    absolutely not.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night over Water

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Tom Casaletto
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (587)
    Performance
    (308)
    Story
    (303)

    On a bright September morning in 1939, two days after Britain declares war on Germany, a group of privileged but desperate people gather in Southhampton to board the largest, most luxurious airliner ever built - the Pan American Clipper - bound for New York.

    Daniel Mcafee says: "Fun Listen"
    "Unexpectedly good!"
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    Would you listen to Night over Water again? Why?

    yes, I feel I missed many details a the begining while I was getting to know each character. I always like re reading a good book, it is amazing how much more you can pick up on.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the complex and interweaving characters


    Have you listened to any of Tom Casaletto’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no, first time, but excellent narration


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes, but far to long!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24109)
    Performance
    (18051)
    Story
    (18108)

    In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

    DCinMI says: "Review of First 5 Books"
    "Wonderful!"
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    Where does A Game of Thrones rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right near the top! The characters are real and full of depth, the story enthralls you. Most excellent narrations! Top marks


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Game of Thrones?

    the dire wolves give me goosebumps! Especially the connection between them and the Stark children


    Have you listened to any of Roy Dotrice’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I am currently listening to the 2nd book in Game of Thrones. The voices remain true and his variety is incredable!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Eddard Stark was killed. Such empathy for Aria watching....


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14527)
    Performance
    (11923)
    Story
    (12547)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Kd says: "Really 2.5"
    "Unbelievable............and not in a good way"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    First off, the narrator in this book was HORRIBLE. She sounded like a whining little valley girl and the character voices were atrocious. Not believable at all and didn't ring true to the characters in the book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by E. L. James again?

    Perhaps with a different narrator


    What didn’t you like about Becca Battoe’s performance?

    Was there anything to like? She made the sex scenes even sound uninteresting. No build up, no anticipation.


    Do you think Fifty Shades of Grey needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    The story has a little intrigue, but needs more depth


    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
    (2976)
    Performance
    (1948)
    Story
    (1979)

    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"
    "Completely enjoyable!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! Anyone who enjoys a complex and lengthy story will love this book. The characters are full and believable and the story is wonderful. A true classic


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Obviously Scarlett, a woman with strenght, determination and the occasional weakness.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The BBQ at the beginning before the war. You can just picture the elegance and gaiety of life before the war.


    Who was the most memorable character of Gone with the Wind and why?

    To me Mammy stands out as truly unique character.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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