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Joan

Cochecton, NY, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Maria Semple
    • Narrated By Kathleen Wilhoite
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2679)
    Performance
    (2406)
    Story
    (2405)

    Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

    Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle - and people in general - has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

    S says: "One of my top 10 listens of the year!"
    "Funny & heartwarming"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A great story with twists and turns, humorous, compelling and somewhat "out there"


    What did you like best about this story?

    Told from a teen's point of view.


    What about Kathleen Wilhoite’s performance did you like?

    Kathleen's performance was brilliant. She could do young, old, man & woman flawlessly.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Treasure Island

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (611)
    Performance
    (394)
    Story
    (398)

    Robert Louis Stevenson's cherished, unforgettable adventure magically captures the thrill of a sea voyage and a treasure hunt through the eyes of its teenage protagonist, Jim Hawkins. Crossing the Atlantic in search of the buried cache, Jim and the ship's crew must brave the elements and a mutinous charge led by the quintessentially ruthless pirate Long John Silver. Brilliantly conceived and splendidly executed, it is a novel that has seized the imagination of generations of adults and children alike.

    Jessica Kos says: "Wonderful!"
    "Narration unsteady in volume"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you be willing to try another one of Alfred Molina’s performances?

    No. Alfred Molina, while he has a lovely voice, tends to drop the volume of his voice at the end of each sentence - making it difficult, if not impossible, to hear. I found myself continuously turning the volume up, then back down again - until I just gave up and stopped listening.


    Any additional comments?

    Try this book by another narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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