Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow S

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow S

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

S

Baschi - TR, Italy | Member Since 2010

10
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 8 reviews
  • 9 ratings
  • 196 titles in library
  • 26 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sally Bedell Smith
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (152)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (128)

    From the moment of her ascension to the throne in 1952 at the age of twenty-five, Queen Elizabeth II has been the object of unparalleled scrutiny. But through the fog of glamour and gossip, how well do we really know the world’s most famous monarch? Drawing on numerous interviews and never-before-revealed documents, acclaimed biographer Sally Bedell Smith pulls back the curtain to show in intimate detail the public and private lives of Queen Elizabeth II.

    Lauren says: "3.5 stars- fascinating"
    "Very interesting read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Although this is clearly a totally rosy picture of Queen Elizabeth II, I found it very informative and interesting. The narrator did a good job too. Well worth a credit.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    Overall
    (7271)
    Performance
    (6335)
    Story
    (6318)

    Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

    Amazon Customer says: "A great book"
    "A very enjoyable listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    My first Nora Roberts book. The Witness turned out to be quite the page turner. I thoroughly enjoyed the fast pace and the characters. Julia Whelan did a spectacular job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Doomsday Book

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2057)
    Performance
    (1378)
    Story
    (1398)

    For Oxford student Kivrin, traveling back to the 14th century is more than the culmination of her studies - it's the chance for a wonderful adventure. For Dunworthy, her mentor, it is cause for intense worry about the thousands of things that could go wrong.

    Owl says: "Timely, beautiful, terrible and haunting"
    "A tremendously enjoyable listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I wasn't expecting a great deal from this book, but ended up completely bowled over. What a nice surprise. Great characters, interesting and well written story. At the very beginning I wasn't too sure about the narration, but soon, as you get into the book, the reader begins to develop her characterisations marvellously. The reading adds greatly to the listen. Well done Jenny Sterlin... I'll certainly look out for more read by you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Caring Is Creepy: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By David Zimmerman
    • Narrated By Amanda Dolan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Fifteen-year-old Lynn Marie Sugrue is doing her best to make it through a difficult summer. Her mother works long hours as a nurse, and Lynn suspects that her mother's pill-popping boyfriend has enlisted her in his petty criminal enterprises. Lynn finds refuge in online flirtations, eventually meeting up with a troubled young soldier, Logan Loy, and inviting him home. When he's forced to stay over in a storage space accessible through her closet, and the Army subsequently lists him as AWOL, she realizes that he's the one thing in her life that she can control.

    Stephanie says: "PRETTY DARN GOOD"
    "This book was a nice surprise!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was expecting Caring is Creepy to be rather lightweight. Ok... it's not heavyweight, but it was certainly a nice surprise.
    Well written, good characters and a story that kept you glued to the book... or rather the earphones.
    There were a few inconsistencies, but not enough to seriously detract.
    Also, I loved the narration. Took me a little bit to get into her rendering, but she really brought the characters to life and I loved how she differentiated so well between them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crime and Punishment (Recorded Books Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1389)
    Performance
    (590)
    Story
    (587)

    Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is universally regarded as one of literature's finest achievements, as the great Russian novelist explores the inner workings of a troubled intellectual. Raskolnikov, a nihilistic young man in the midst of a spiritual crisis, makes the fateful decision to murder a cruel pawnbroker, justifying his actions by relying on science and reason, and creating his own morality system. Dehumanized yet sympathetic, exhausted yet hopeful, Raskolnikov represents the best and worst elements of modern intellectualism. The aftermath of his crime and Petrovich's murder investigation result in an utterly compelling, truly unforgettable cat-and-mouse game. This stunning dramatization of Dostoevsky's magnum opus brings the slums of St. Petersburg and the demons of Raskolnikov's tortured mind vividly to life.

    Greg says: "Wonderful Book"
    "Breathtaking and beautifully read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I approached this listen with some trepidation, but need not have worried. My only regret is that I hadn't listened or read this timeless masterpiece sooner. The many hours went by in a flash and I was totally absorbed at all times.
    I can't praise the George Guidall's interpretation highly enough. Wonderful!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bedbugs

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ben H. Winters
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (322)
    Performance
    (291)
    Story
    (291)

    FOR RENT: Top two floors of beautifully renovated brownstone, 1300 sq. ft., 2BR 2BA, eat-in kitchen, one block to parks and playgrounds. No broker's fee. Susan and Alex Wendt have found their dream apartment. Sure, the landlady is a little eccentric. And the elderly handyman drops some cryptic remarks about the basement. But the rent is so low, it's too good to pass up. Big mistake.

    Barbara says: "Fantastic narration! Good, creepy story."
    "Very enjoyable listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Maintained my interest from start to finish and, as the story developed, the tension built nicely. Pretty creepy. Nicely narrated too.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Gary Taubes
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    Overall
    (1728)
    Performance
    (1072)
    Story
    (1063)

    Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Taubes now revisits the urgent question of what’s making us fat—and how we can change—in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubes’s crucial argument newly accessible to a wider audience.

    Igor says: "Are you looking for an attachement for the book?"
    "Missing the Appendices"
    Overall

    As ever, Gary Taubes makes a compelling case. This is a very interesting read. The narrator does a very good job of keeping complex material clear. I was very disappointed though that the appendices are missing as well as the photos, which could perhaps be available as a download.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Full Dark, No Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson, Jessica Hecht
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2285)
    Performance
    (1039)
    Story
    (1036)

    "I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger...." writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up "1922", the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.

    Parusski says: "Eerie, honest, frightening!"
    "Good read... or rather, listen!"
    Overall

    Thoroughly enjoyed this Stephen King.... particularly the last three of the four stories. Jessica Hecht reads beautifully.
    Am giving this four stars because I had a little trouble with Craig Wasson's interpretation... just a little over the top.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.