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Maureen

Yuma, AZ, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Little Drummer Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By John le Carré
    • Narrated By Michael Jayston
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (52)

    On holiday in Mykonos, Charlie wants only sunny days and a brief escape from England's bourgeois dreariness. Then a handsome stranger lures the aspiring actress away from her pals - but his intentions are far from romantic. Joseph is an Israeli intelligence officer, and Charlie has been wooed to flush out the leader of a Palestinian terrorist group responsible for a string of deadly bombings. Still uncertain of her own allegiances, she debuts in the role of a lifetime as a double agent in the "theatre of the real".

    Darwin8u says: "Terror is Theatre: Le Carré Awakens Anger & Love"
    "Many twists to the storyline"
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Little Drummer Girl to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Little Drummer Girl?

    When she was in the camp taking a look at life from their point of view and feeling like she could be satisfied and useful living with these people


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

    Never would have attempted, no time to sit and read


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

    Again, the camp


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (4145)
    Performance
    (3525)
    Story
    (3508)

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

    Coffee Lover says: "Joy, Joy, Joy!"
    "Fun read while doing chores"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Her Royal Spyness in three words, what would they be?

    ole time fun


    What did you like best about this story?

    love period pieces and this did not disappoint


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh, she is a bit of a clux


    Any additional comments?

    Made me want to read or listen to the other stories from this author

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17669)
    Performance
    (7879)
    Story
    (7914)

    Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

    B.J. says: "Perfect."
    "Great finish to the trilogy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest?

    The story held true for the characters personalities


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest?

    Getting even


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

    Again, thank you or pronouncing all the Swedish words, I never would have made it past the first chapter in the first book


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

    Definately


    Any additional comments?

    Could have done without the job change it was unnecessary and selfish

    0 of 0 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
    (22842)
    Performance
    (9497)
    Story
    (9571)

    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"
    "Great story I definately needed it in audio"
    Overall
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    What did you love best about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?

    Found the twists perfect but I knew she was alive, the only answer


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters were people I would have enjoyed meeting


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    Perfect, great job with the Swedish names and cities, etc


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

    The main victim, I really wanted her to punch somebody out


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Pointed Death: First in the Pointer Mystery Series

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Kath Russell
    • Narrated By Kate Luhr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    When techno genius Nola Billingsley finds her former employee, an amoral creep who stole secrets, murdered, she doesn’t exactly shed tears. Instead, she begins a flirtation with the inspector assigned to the case. With her shorthaired pointer Skootch watching her back, Nola and her group of techno pals try to help solve the murder, bringing into play Nola’s feisty feminism and idealism, and putting both her life and her love affair at risk.

    Maureen says: "BioTechy but very well done, love the dog"
    "BioTechy but very well done, love the dog"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the story kept my interest with light and dark background, bio data was easy to follow even though my only knowledge of this science is a friend who worked in the field but when discussing her work she was to detailed, I like the easy attitude about the science with the interplay of man and dog.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Pointed Death?

    When her dog was fighting with the birds for the wet lump, thought it was going to turn out to be the missing item from the corpse


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

    No, my 1st


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

    Yes but my time is not my own so it took me 2 days


    Any additional comments?

    Would enjoy further stories with these characters

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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