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Heather Miller

Massachusetts, USA | Member Since 2012

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  • 12 reviews
  • 76 ratings
  • 545 titles in library
  • 48 purchased in 2014
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  • The Accusers

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Jamie Glover
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (63)

    Fresh from his trip to Britain, Falco needs to re-establish his presence in Rome. A minor role in the trial of a senator entangles him in the machinations of Silius Italicus and Paccius Africanus, two real-life lawyers at the top of their trade. These notorious ex-consuls play a dangerous game, where success brings rich pickings but a mistrial or a wrong verdict entails huge financial penalties.

    Wadie says: "An Imperial Treasure"
    "Love this series!"
    Overall

    I have read and re-read the books, and now am having fun listening to them on audio. Great narration! These novels have a little bit of something for everyone- they're good mysteries, they're an interesting look at the Roman Empire, and the main character is funny. Smart, but also light and entertaining. So far there has only been one book in the series I haven't absolutely loved.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3008)
    Performance
    (2735)
    Story
    (2750)

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris has won numerous awards for her Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, which has been adapted into the hit HBO show True Blood. In this 13th and final book, a murder rocks the town of Bon Temps and Sookie is arrested for the crime. After making bail, she sets out to clear her name - but her investigation only leads to more deaths.

    k says: "Bitter ending? Cleanse your palate."
    "Satisfying ending to a great series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Dead Ever After in three words, what would they be?

    Favorite comfy sweater


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead Ever After?

    Sookie & Sam finally admitting they love each other


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

    She's a great narrator and I really like listening to her voice no matter which story she's reading, but I really love her performances in this series. She gives each character a really distinct personality that seems almost a perfect match to the way I would imagine them myself.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Sookie's sweet southern comfort gets a cold splash of blood and intrigue!


    Any additional comments?

    I really love this series. True Blood is fun, but the books are much more enjoyable for me. I really want to know what's going to happen with the characters. Every time there was a new installment I reread all the books and enjoyed them just as much as the first time. I agree that a lot of things about this final book were predictable and I would have liked to see a few more bits and pieces pulled into the story, but overall I was satisfied with the way Harris ended this series. She was very up front in saying that she was done with Sookie, and I think that was apparent in her writing. That's too bad, because I think fans would have followed Sookie a while longer- I certainly would have- but better to finish on her own terms with a story that does her characters justice. Thank you for a great series, Ms Harris.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23660)
    Performance
    (10246)
    Story
    (10327)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: How do you one-up a book that’s already a global literary phenomenon? Hire Simon Vance to (flawlessly) interpret the loves, lives, and murders of Sweden’s cold and secret-filled world. A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It's about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.

    Pamela Murphy says: "COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN"
    ""Page-turner" - an excellent book"
    Overall

    This is one that I just couldn't put down. I kept wanting to know what was going to happen next. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to mystery lovers.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt
    • Narrated By Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    All too often, we hear about the dangers of male friendships in which peer pressure prevails over common sense. But for George Jenkins, Sampson Davis, and Rameck Hunt, strong and supportive male friendship was a powerful antidote to the temptations and pitfalls of street life. It led three boys to make a vow to be there for one another, to encourage one another every step of the way, until they overcame the odds and became doctors.

    Heather Miller says: "Very Inspirational"
    "Very Inspirational"
    Overall

    Listened to this for my students' book club. I worked with inner-city kids at my previous school, so this book really resonated with me. I think this book should become part of the curriculum in high schools across America. It's a true story, written and narrated by the 4 friends who helped each other get through college. I like the authenticity, but you have to accept that it's not the perfectly crafted prose and melodious inflections of great writers and actors. I think the story is all the better for being the true voice of these 4 men. However, I will admit that even I had a little trouble keeping the 4 guys' stories straight, and I usually don't have any trouble following story lines that skip around. If you're looking for a book that gives a real picture of how difficult it can be for kids to succeed in today's world, but still has a happy ending, this is it. I really wish I had known about this book a few years ago when I taught at that other school- I'd definately have worked it into my classes.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The World According to Bertie

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Robert Ian MacKenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (245)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (133)

    i>The World According to Bertie is the fourth in the series and revolves around the many colorful characters that come and go at No. 44 Scotland Street. McCall Smith handles the characters with his customary charm and deftness - the stalwart Tory chartered surveyor, the pushy mother, and, most importantly in this novel, the beleaguered Italian-speaking prodigy, Bertie. This is classic McCall Smith - clever, witty and entertaining - and beautifully illustrated.

    glamazon says: "Great visit to 44 Scotland Street"
    "One of my absolute favorite authors!"
    Overall

    Alexander McCall Smith is a wonderful author. I love all of his series. The great narration makes these books a fun listen, too. I highly recommend all of his books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Saturnalia

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (33)

    It's 76 A.D. during the reign of Vespasian and the Roman festival of Saturnalia is getting underway. The days are short; the nights are for wild parties. But not for "informer" Marcus Didius Falco. His job is to uncover unwelcome truths and deal with sensitive situations, frequently at the behest of the imperial government. So when a general's famous female conquest escapes from house arrest - leaving a horrendous murder in her wake - Falco is on the case.

    Abigail says: "Historic Rome Adds Nice Twist to Standard Mysterie"
    "Love this series!"
    Overall

    I have read and re-read the books, and now am having fun listening to them on audio. Great narration! These novels have a little bit of something for everyone- they're good mysteries, they're an interesting look at the Roman Empire, and the main character is funny. Smart, but also light and entertaining. So far there has only been one book in the series I haven't absolutely loved.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Shadows in Bronze (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser, Anna Madeley, Full Cast
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    Rome, AD 71. Against his better judgement, Marcus Didius Falco secretly disposes of a decayed corpse for the Emperor Vespasian, then heads for the beautiful Bay of Naples with his friend Petronius. He conveniently forgets to mention to his companion that this will be no holiday. They have been sent to investigate the murderous members of a failed coup, now sunning themselves in luxurious villas and on fancy yachts in Neapolis, Capreae, and Pompeii.

    Sandy says: "Shadows in Bronze, by Lindsey Davis"
    "Love this series!"
    Overall

    I have read and re-read the books, and now am having fun listening to them on audio. Great narration! These novels have a little bit of something for everyone- they're good mysteries, they're an interesting look at the Roman Empire, and the main character is funny. Smart, but also light and entertaining. So far there has only been one book in the series I haven't absolutely loved.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Jupiter Myth: Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (56)

    Marcus was hoping for a relaxed visit to Britannia. But things turn serious at the scene of a murder. King Togidubnus has been stuffed down a bar-room well - leading to a diplomatic situation which Marcus must resolve.

    Abigail says: "My Favorite"
    "Love this series!"
    Overall

    I have read and re-read the books, and now am having fun listening to them on audio. Great narration! These novels have a little bit of something for everyone- they're good mysteries, they're an interesting look at the Roman Empire, and the main character is funny. Smart, but also light and entertaining. So far there has only been one book in the series I haven't absolutely loved.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Body in the Bath House

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (63)

    Marcus Didius Falco discovers that rank brings problems, the most gruesome of which is a corpse buried under the tiles of his new bath house. The contractors have fled to Britain where, as the Fates have it, Falco is ordered. A local chief and ally of the Romans is having a Palace built by the Emperor Vespasian. However, the project is running late, and fatal accidents keep happening. Falco, troubleshooting for the Emperor, is without an ally and now next on the list for assassination.

    Lehua says: "The More Things Change..."
    "Love this series!"
    Overall

    I have read and re-read the books, and now am having fun listening to them on audio. Great narration! These novels have a little bit of something for everyone- they're good mysteries, they're an interesting look at the Roman Empire, and the main character is funny. Smart, but also light and entertaining. So far there has only been one book in the series I haven't absolutely loved.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Iron Hand of Mars (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser, Anna Madeley
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    The Iron Hand of Mars sees Falco being dispatched to one of the most hostile parts of the Empire to deliver a new standard, an iron hand, to one of the legions. Germania is cold, wet, dismal, and full of dark forests inhabited by bloodthirsty barbarians, but Falco has an even bigger problem to worry about: he has forgotten Helena Justina's birthday, and she is being pursued by the Emperor's son Titus Caesar.

    Heather Miller says: "Love this series!"
    "Love this series!"
    Overall

    I have read and re-read the books, and now am having fun listening to them on audio. Great narration! These novels have a little bit of something for everyone- they're good mysteries, they're an interesting look at the Roman Empire, and the main character is funny. Smart, but also light and entertaining. So far there has only been one book in the series I haven't absolutely loved.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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