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  • Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Gina Kolata
    • Narrated By Gina Kolata
    Overall
    (282)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (46)

    Feeling feverish, tired, or achy? Listening to Gina Kolata's engrossing account of the 1918 Influenza epidemic is sure to give you the chills. A gripping work of science writing, Flu addresses the prospects for a great epidemic recurring, and considers what can be done to prevent it.

    L. says: "Disappointed"
    "Flu mystery"
    Overall

    The story is very good if you like medical mysteries. It is well written and has the feel of fiction. But I had some trouble with the readers voice. I could not understand everything she said and had to go back frequently.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Princess Elizabeth's Spy: A Maggie Hope Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Susan Elia MacNeal
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (330)
    Performance
    (297)
    Story
    (293)

    Susan Elia MacNeal introduced the remarkable Maggie Hope in her acclaimed debut, Mr. Churchill's Secretary. Now Maggie returns to protect Britain's beloved royals against an international plot - one that could change the course of history. As World War II sweeps the continent and England steels itself against German attack, Maggie Hope, former secretary to Prime Minister Winston Churchill, completes her training to become a spy for MI-5.

    A. Dyer says: "Bring back Wanda McCaddon as narrator"
    "Loved the story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Princess Elizabeth's Spy to be better than the print version?

    I loved this story. It is well written and entertaining. I have to say I the print version is better in this case.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like learning some of the details of Windsor Castle


    What didn’t you like about Susan Duerden’s performance?

    I love audio books. I adore it when someone reads to me. I have a very long commute daily and this allows me to enjoy reading. But this narrator has a habit of 'whispering' dialog when the character whisper. I am hearing impaired and could not understand her. So I missed a good bit of the story. And some of her accents were difficult to catch. I really prefer when they read the story and dramatize it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The House On Tradd Street

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Karen White
    • Narrated By Aimee Bruneau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (742)
    Performance
    (349)
    Story
    (346)

    Practical Melanie Middleton hates to admit she can see ghosts. But she's going to have to accept it. An Old man she recently met has died, leaving her his historic Tradd Street home, complete with housekeeper, dog - and a family of ghosts anxious to tell her their secrets.

    Joanna says: "Pleasantly surprised"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I read the reviews. I liked the story. But the narration was the worst I have heard. I am ready to forgive a readers accents just to have a book read to me. But this was so bad. And not just the accents; the phrasing was appalling. She stopped where there should not have been any pauses. She strung sentences together so they made no sense. I will look for other books by the author but not the reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Skeleton Canyon: Joanna Brady Mysteries, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J. A. Jance
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (48)

    A pretty, popular teenager never returned from her secret tryst in Skeleton Canyon. Perhaps it was a youthful rage or savage passion that ripped the life from a child of privilege and abandoned her broken body to the cold Arizona night. Or maybe she stumbled onto something terrible, something too dangerous to know. Now dark secrets about a future hideously destroyed are pulling Sheriff Joanna Brady of Cochise County into a lethal nest of lies and greed.

    lynda says: "Take back everything I said about the narrator"
    "Good story"
    Overall

    I really liked the story, but the narrator drove me crazy. I rarely critize someone who will read to me, but her phrasing was odd. Her emphasis really didn't seem appropriate and her accent didn't seem right for the southwest. It was all I could do to finish listening. I know she has done many books; maybe she was having an off day on this one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Green Trap

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Ben Bova
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Kathe Mazure
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Microbiologist Michael Cochrane has been murdered. His brother, Paul, wants to find out who did it and why. It's clear that Michael was working with cyanobacteria, the bacteria that crack water molecules and release free oxygen. It's less clear why this would get anybody killed.

    Angel says: "Green Trap"
    "Booring and implausible"
    Overall

    I found listening to this to be very tedious. The technology that was presented as cutting edge, was easy for me to figure out and second guess. The preaching was unnecessary. The narrator put me to sleep. I skipped much of the second disk. I wish I had saved my money and time.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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