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Doris

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, WV, United States

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  • North and South

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (166)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (66)

    This is the story of Margaret Hale, a young English woman who accompanies her family's move from rural southern England to the industrial north. It proves to be a difficult change, with all the attendant social conflicts and cultural misunderstandings consequent to such situations. It is a study in contrasts. Mrs. Gaskell created one of the Victorian era's greatest heroines in Margaret Hale, a young lady of passionate intensity.

    Cariola says: "An Awesome Classic"
    "A really fine piece of literature"
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    What made the experience of listening to North and South the most enjoyable?

    The turn of the phrase and the use of description remind me in a way of listening to a very fine orchestra - It takes you away. If you are like me you will remember small descriptive fragments of the story long after you have listened to it. It was very long -18 hrs but it became my desert during my long commute home after the end of a day of caring for other people's sorrows and loss. I really did like the narrator, some would perhaps find the tone old fashioned but it seemed to me to fit the story


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked best the way the writer told the story, so perceptive and subtle.


    What about Charlton Griffin???s performance did you like?

    I liked the performance, there was a good capability to change from character to character and I thought the tone of voice and the performance really matched the tone of the story and the time when it was written. It was soothing and entertaining to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    I first found this author by looking up the author of the PBS film series Wives and Daughters. I was thrilled to find that she was such a prolific writer. I hope Audible will add to the the collection with some of her stories which are out of print.

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  • The Yard

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Alex Grecian
    • Narrated By Toby Leonard Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (723)
    Performance
    (631)
    Story
    (630)

    Victorian London is a cesspool of crime, and Scotland Yard has only 12 detectives - known as “The Murder Squad” - to investigate thousands of murders every month. Created after the Metropolitan Police’s spectacular failure to capture Jack the Ripper, The Murder Squad suffers rampant public contempt. They have failed their citizens. When Walter Day, the squad’s newest hire, is assigned the case of the murdered detective, he finds a strange ally in the Yard’s first forensic pathologist, Dr. Bernard Kingsley.

    Debra says: "Enjoyable annoying book"
    "Very very enjoyable"
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    What did you love best about The Yard?

    I listened to the book over a period of more than a week on my long commute home from work. I thought the narration was terrific. For me, listening to the book brought out the story better than reading it. I have books I read and those I listen to. This is one which I will tell my reader friends to definitely listen to. There were a number of issues going on at the same time - sometimes this can be hard to track when you are listening to a story especially over time. However, it was easy to follow. I do love a book that makes an attempt to uphold the goodness of people. It gives one hope. I will look forward to more from this author and I look forward to listening to books of substance from this narrator. He is just so talented. He did an excellent job of individualizing the characters, I thought he brought out the inner humanity of Hammersmith particularly well.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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