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Jennifer

Philadelphia, PA, USA | Member Since 2002

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  • 8 purchased in 2014
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  • Dating Game

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Danielle Steel
    • Narrated By Sam Freed
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    In her 57th best selling novel, Danielle Steel brilliantly chronicles the roller-coaster ride of dating the second time around - and tells a captivating story of the surprises one woman encounters when she's thrust into the terrifying, exhilarating world of the Dating Game.

    Jen says: "believe it, don't bother"
    "Entertaining and easy"
    Overall

    No deep lessons learned here, but fun and easy to listen to. This is a good 'listen' for those who are dealing with a failed romance through fiction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Susanna Clarke
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (3199)
    Performance
    (1195)
    Story
    (1199)

    English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.

    David says: "Hang in there!"
    "Slow to start, but brilliant to the last"
    Overall

    Initially, I spent about 2 hours trying to engage with the book's material, and then actually bought the book, thinking that it might work better in written form -- that didn't help either. Part of my difficulty involved the subtlety of language and social commentary, which, in a Jane Austin book, is wrapped around a very clear plot that emerges very early in the telling. Instead, it took me several tries, but one day, I think I relaxed, and waited for the plot to kick in, and when it did, this book progressed from a relatively amusing but dull social commentary, to a wondrous and fantastical tale intertwined so cleverly with historical references that sometimes I wondered to myself if this tale were actually true. This book is an absolutely brilliant masterpiece! If you love Tolkien, Harry Potter, & Jane Austin you will be enthralled. Don’t miss this book. This is one rare case where patience is rewarded.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mummy Case: An Amelia Peabody Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Susan O’Malley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (41)

    The irascible husband of Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody demonstrates again why he has been nicknamed "Father of Curses." Denied permission to dig at the pyramids of Dahshoor, Emerson is awarded instead the "pyramids" of Mazghunah: countless mounds of rubble in the midst of nowhere. Nothing in this barren spot seems worthy of interest - until an antiquities dealer is murdered in his Cairo shop.

    Mary Twain says: "Better versions"
    "O'Malley vs. Barbara Rosenblat"
    Overall

    Just to clear up the confusion, Susan O'Malley stinks at narration and Barbara Rosenblat is the one who does this series justice with appropriate accents and inflections. Make sure to miss O'Malley's American dribble and catch Rosenblat's superb performance.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Dragon's Son: The Second Book of the Dragonvarld Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Margaret Weis
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (324)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (81)

    In The Dragon's Son, there is new hope in the form of a special offspring who might be able to bridge the anarchy that is disrupting the delicate and unseen order that the Parliament has tried to protect. The twin offspring of a high priestess and a dragon hold the key to man's future, but their identity must be held secret, even from each other, until they have matured. One is raised in a human court, the other in hiding.

    S. Marie says: "Just bad"
    "Solid Good Fantasy"
    Overall

    In the literary realm, this book is not great fiction. But in general Margaret Weis delivers an interesting story with good characters and does what she tends to do best: makes the reader want the happy/neat ending but deliciously disappoints by not delivering one. If you are an avid fantasy reader, this book is great fun and is a wonderful reprieve from more linear transparent fantasy storyline.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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