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Patricia

Weston, Australia | Member Since 2009

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  • Gone Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (269)
    Performance
    (242)
    Story
    (243)

    Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do? Just how well can you ever know the person you love? These are the questions that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone.

    Janie says: "Get Gone Girl soon!"
    "A Psychological Thriller"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Gone Girl?

    The suspense and the fact that initially it was difficult to determine which one was lying.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gone Girl?

    When you realise that he is the good guy


    Have you listened to any of Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never


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

    Definitely!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I would have preferred a better ending

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Tooth

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ian McEwan
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (92)

    Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services. The year is 1972. Britain, confronting economic disaster, is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism and faces its fifth state of emergency.

    Christopher says: "Superb and surprising"
    "A gripping cold war spy romance"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Sweet Tooth to be better than the print version?

    Definitely. I have already recommended it to several friends.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Serena's character was very well portrayed as I could relate to how women were treated in the seventies. I was amazed that a male could write so well from a woman's point of view.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The final scene in which Serena sits down and reads the letter.


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

    Serena's reaction in the final meeting with her superiors - great character descriptions and portrayal of emotions.


    Any additional comments?

    This is definitely Ian McEwan's best novel. Many modern writers create insipid, extraneous characters to offset the villains from a particular country or ethnicity in order to accommodate our politically correct world, but it rarely works for me. Fortunately, McEwan hasn't succumbed to this yet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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