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  • The Importance of Being Seven

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (303)
    Performance
    (261)
    Story
    (263)

    Perhaps best known for his No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, #1 New York Times best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith delights fans around the world with his warmhearted 44 Scotland Street novels. In the series’ sixth entry, the residents of 44 Scotland Street grapple with problems both trivial and severe, but none so great as when six-year-old Bertie Pollock - who longs to be seven - mislays his mum and learns a valuable lesson about wish fulfillment.

    Benedict says: "Beyond touching"
    "Couldn't relate - impossible to follow"
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    What was most disappointing about Alexander McCall Smith’s story?

    Simply couldn't follow the narrative. Most uninteresting.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Robert Ian Mackenzie?

    Would depend upon book.


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

    Nothing!


    Any additional comments?

    Not my kind of book. I depend upon other reviews. Didn't find them helpful.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Painting the Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
    Overall
    (210)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (177)

    On a mild autumn afternoon in 1882, William Trenchard sits smoking his pipe in the garden of his comfortable family home. When the creak of the garden gate heralds the arrival of an unexpected stranger, he is puzzled but not alarmed. He cannot know the destruction this man will wreak on all he holds most dear.

    Janice says: "Skeletons in every closet"
    "Couldn't get into it"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Perhaps people who enjoy historical fiction


    Has Painting the Darkness turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Probably


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Michael Kitchen?

    Don't know that much about British narrators.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Couldn't get far enough along. Simply didn't hold my interest.


    Any additional comments?

    I found the plot uninteresting, predictable and too slow moving. Decided to try it because of all the good reviews but it really wasn't for me!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7629)
    Performance
    (6646)
    Story
    (6638)

    Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

    Amazon Customer says: "A great book"
    "Don't agree with other Reviews"
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    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Obviously since I don't agree with all those wonderful reviews, I have no idea. Perhaps someone who loves interminable detail.


    Has The Witness turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Definitely no more a Nora Roberts, either in print or audible. I'll never get through this one, never mind another like it!


    How could the performance have been better?

    Shorter - more action - less narrative (description).


    What character would you cut from The Witness?

    All of them!


    Any additional comments?

    Hate to hear a women narrating a man's role. Woman for man, not so bad! Silly plot!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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