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  • I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Joan Rivers
    • Narrated By Joan Rivers
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (121)

    Joan Rivers is a groundbreaking, award-winning, internationally renowned entertainment goddess. She’s also opinionated - especially when it comes to people she hates. Like people who think giving birth is a unique achievement. Or well-adjusted - a.k.a. boring - ex-child stars who don’t even have a decent addiction. With all of her diverse experiences, it stands to reason that Joan has seen, done, said, and heard a lot of hateful things. Thank god, she took notes.

    L. Standridge-Santopietro says: "Totally Honest and Brave"
    "Brilliant"
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    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me to be better than the print version?

    Don't know, not having read it


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Why Joan of course


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are no "scenes", but I loved each and every chapter


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh, Joan made me laugh out loud, several times, felt a bit silly, but there was no one to see me


    Any additional comments?

    I just loved this audio book, Joan Rivers is one of the very few comedians I enjoy. I even watch a show about fashion only because she is the star.
    I can't wait for the next book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Strangers On Montagu Street

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Karen White
    • Narrated By Aimee Bruneau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (208)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (178)

    The Strangers On Montagu Street, the third in Karen White's enchanting series, follows up on the The House On Tradd Street and The Girl On Legare Street. Psychic realtor Melanie Middleton is still restoring her Charleston house and doesn't expect to have a new houseguest, a teen girl named Nola. But the girl didn't come alone, and the spirits that accompanied Nola don't seem willing to leave.... Karen White, author of ten award-winning novels, is a graduate of Tulane University....

    T. Arcangel says: "Best so far!"
    "Just simply enjoyable"
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    What did you love best about The Strangers On Montagu Street?

    This is the third in Karen Whites "House on a street" series. All are equally good, easy to listen to, not difficult to get in to.
    A big part of the story is the renovation process of historical houses, very interesting. I very much enjoyed the ghost story aspect, and of course, there is a romantic thread throughout. All in all difficult to pick out a "best" bit, however, I did really love that I found it interesting


    What other book might you compare The Strangers On Montagu Street to and why?

    I can't recall reading anything that might compare, in storyline or setting.
    Except maybe it compares to a few books where the female main character behaves in a predictably annoying manner, making silly choices that lead to the duly foreseeable trouble or misunderstanding, no, didn't like that aspect


    What about Aimee Bruneau’s performance did you like?

    Incomparable, could listen to her reading the Financial Times.
    Lovely voice, each characters voice and manner pleasingly conveyed
    Masterful accents


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes it was


    Any additional comments?

    Mystery, suspense, humour, nothing too heavy or distressing? I do so hope there will be further books featuring Melanie and the Houses

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (4145)
    Performance
    (3525)
    Story
    (3508)

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

    Coffee Lover says: "Joy, Joy, Joy!"
    "Really enjoyable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Her Royal Spyness in three words, what would they be?

    A "Feel Good" book


    If you’ve listened to books by Rhys Bowen before, how does this one compare?

    N/a


    Which character – as performed by Katherine Kellgren – was your favorite?

    The heroine


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not an extreme reaction, but it did make me smile throughout the story


    Any additional comments?

    Katherine Kellgreens narration is exceptionally good, with a wonderful mastery of accents and timing. Her voice is pleasant, lovely to listen to.
    It's not the worlds best detective story, but the humour, the writing style, the interesting time period all combine to make this book a really enjoyable and diverting experience. I loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Robert Crais
    • Narrated By James Daniels
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Threatened by a raging brush fire, the residents of Laurel Canyon are being forced from their homes. Police and fire department personnel rush from door to door to evacuate the inhabitants, but find something in one of the houses none of them expected: The days-old corpse of a middle-aged recluse who apparently committed suicide. Then comes an even more horrible discovery. Clutched in his lap is a photo album containing photographs of seven young women who have been murdered.

    beccy says: "A bit disappointed"
    "A bit disappointed"
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    What disappointed you about Chasing Darkness?

    It didn't give me as much enjoyment as his other books in this Cole/Pike series, and I didn't really know why. Seems I had inadvertently chosen an abridged version.


    If you’ve listened to books by Robert Crais before, how does this one compare?

    Not as interesting or absorbing, probably because it has been abridged


    What does James Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Pleasant voice, easy to listen to.
    Helped with understanding the pronunciation of place names


    What character would you cut from Chasing Darkness?

    None.


    Any additional comments?

    I am sorry I chose abridged, feel this is why I felt let down. Will not let this deter me from listening to more books by this author

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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