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Kim

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  • Severe Clear: A Stone Barrington Novel, Book 24

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (247)
    Story
    (248)

    Stone Barrington is called to Bel-Air to oversee an exclusive event that will gather the top echelons of the beau monde: Hollywood starlets, socialites, politicos, billionaires from overseas. It’s a task in which Stone has a personal stake, and one that is made all the more pleasurable - though somewhat more complicated - with the arrivals of two beautiful women with whom he’s intimately acquainted. But the grand occasion has also attracted a dangerous criminal group with sinister plans....

    drummin2life says: "Less Stone and Dino, more crap about the Wealthy"
    "Another short story"
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    What did you like best about Severe Clear? What did you like least?

    I've always liked the characters, but these books seem to get shorter and shorter. The storyline is predictable. His books have become a quick very read.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Stuart Woods? Why or why not?

    I will only keep up with the Stone Barrington, but anything else no.


    Could you see Severe Clear being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no, too short no indepth story.


    Any additional comments?

    Spend more time building the story and give us more then you have been lately with the past couple of books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18831)
    Performance
    (17026)
    Story
    (17169)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Grant says: "It's not for me. Loved it anyway."
    "Expected more from this story."
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    What did you like best about Divergent? What did you like least?

    Not much of a story, it skimmed over characters briefly. The lack of depth of the story.


    Would you recommend Divergent to your friends? Why or why not?

    no, just watch the movie free on the computer.


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

    She's fine, took some time to get use to her voice.


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

    not now after listening to the audiobook.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Unintended Consequences: A Stone Barrington Novel, Book 26

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (216)
    Performance
    (183)
    Story
    (186)

    Stone Barrington is no stranger to schemes and deceptions of all stripes - as an attorney for the premier white-shoe law firm Woodman & Weld, he’s seen more than his share. But when he travels to Europe under highly unusual circumstances, Stone finds himself at the center of a mystery that is, even by his standards, most peculiar.

    kfm says: "I love all things Stone ....but"
    "Very disappointed!"
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    Performance
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    Would you try another book from Stuart Woods and/or Tony Roberts?

    I've read all the Stone Barrington series and enjoyed them in the past. As time goes on the storyline is getting less and less. Not worth the money we have to pay for such a short story and no story... I've been hoping Mr. Woods would spend more time w/the stories.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Nothing...


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Tony Roberts?

    No choice...


    Did Unintended Consequences inspire you to do anything?

    NO...


    Any additional comments?

    Going to return the book and get something else worth the monthy fee I pay for Audible. Sorry...

    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
    (16276)
    Performance
    (13535)
    Story
    (14159)

    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.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "Disappointed..."
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    What disappointed you about Fifty Shades of Grey?

    #1 is the narrator, her voice isn't good with changing voices to male/female. Very irritating and most likely won't be purchasing the next two books.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    her tones, male to female voices, speaks like a teenager...


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment in the story, but mostly the voice is irritating.


    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Dance Upon the Air: Three Sisters Island Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1473)
    Performance
    (900)
    Story
    (906)

    When Nell Channing arrives on charming Three Sisters Island, she believes that she's finally found refuge from her abusive husband - and from the terrifying life she fled so desperately eight months ago. Just as Nell starts to wonder if she'll ever be able to break free of her fear, she realizes that the island suffers from a terrible curse - one that can only be broken by the descendants of the Three Sisters, the witches who settled the island back in 1692.

    Allicia says: "Good Romance, Not So Good Narration"
    "Enjoyed story, poor narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Enjoyed the story but couldn't get over the male voices. The voices were creepy. But due to the story building I have to finish the trilogy. Male voices are annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Maxine Hong Kingston
    • Narrated By Ming-Na
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (63)

    Acclaimed author Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior broke new ground when it was first published 35 years ago, weaving autobiography, history, folklore, and fantasy in to a candid and revelatory story about the daughter of Chinese immigrants in mid-20th century California.

    Alyssa says: "Talking Story"
    "The Woman Warrior"
    Overall

    Ming Na's voice sometimes made me irritated and had to turn off the my Kindle. Otherwise, the book was just ok.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful

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