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Danielle

WARNER ROBINS, GA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • A Manhattan Ghost Story

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By T. M. Wright
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Abner Cray, a photographer, comes to New York City to work on a new coffee table book about Manhattan. An old acquaintance has offered to let him use his apartment while in the city, and though the two never really got along, Abner accepts. In the apartment he finds that a woman named Phyllis Pellaprat is already in residence, and over a short period of time, Abner falls in love.

    Audiofile says: "haunting cozy, great narration"
    "T.M. Wright strikes again!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Manhattan Ghost Story to be better than the print version?

    Equally good, I would say. A great story, and unique, as is all of his work.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Manhattan Ghost Story?

    When Abner finds out who his "roommate" really is, or at least what she really is, or "where" she really is! Didn't see this coming!


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

    He seemed to grasp the plot, bringing the story around where it needed to be with his inflections, and generally his overall feel.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Beware...do you know who your friends really are???


    Any additional comments?

    Look for T.M. Wright's other books. He is worth the time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Winter of the World: The Century Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4747)
    Performance
    (3996)
    Story
    (4005)

    Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, Welsh - enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion.

    Tim says: "Brilliant Sequel"
    "Another Gem by Follett"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, especially those who are into history!


    What other book might you compare Winter of the World to and why?

    Unbroken, another History lesson, well told.


    Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

    With all of the numerous generations, nationalities, multiple families, historical events that intertwined them all, it would be difficult to pick one character out of so many excellent ones.


    If you could rename Winter of the World, what would you call it?

    Appropriately named, and if I had time to search my mind for a better one, I doubt I would succeed.


    Any additional comments?

    Just an excellent choice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1175)
    Performance
    (1023)
    Story
    (1014)

    No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as “the beautiful mystery.”

    Sparkly says: "Engaging, entertaining, and heartbreaking."
    "Monks, Chants, Murder . . ."
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    If you could sum up The Beautiful Mystery in three words, what would they be?

    Great Story Line . . . (is that really two words?)


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Plot ties with the Setting, as so wonderfully described.


    Have you listened to any of Ralph Cosham’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Have not listened to another, however, I would do so. It was extremely well done.


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

    No, I wanted to savor the story.


    Any additional comments?

    A unique story, well written, and well told. A gem, and well worth the time to listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hobbit

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8692)
    Performance
    (7808)
    Story
    (7938)

    Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

    Darwin8u says: "Victory after all, I suppose!"
    "The Hobbit, the Beginning"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Hobbit to be better than the print version?

    No, not better, just different. It's nice to hear the story and all the voices that make it all it is.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    That is a hard choice, mainly because Gollum is insightful and very entertaining, but Bilbo is, too, as is Gandalf, but for different reasons.


    Which character – as performed by Rob Inglis – was your favorite?

    I can't really say that there was anyone that stood out because of Rob's performance. All were played believably and well.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    the film has been made....


    Any additional comments?

    This is a re-re-re-read for me. Tolkien is that readable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Peter Mayle
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (41)

    Armed with knife, fork, and corkscrew, Peter Mayle travels to every corner of France. From bouillabaisse to escargot, here is all the glory and pleasure of the French table in the most satisfying audiobook. Bon appétit!

    Diane says: "Delightful"
    "Preview of A Year In Provence - entertaining!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of French Lessons to be better than the print version?

    Yes, easily better. One cannot be nearer to the feel of living there and visiting there, and dealing with the French on their own terms.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of French Lessons?

    It was all equally well done.


    What about Simon Jones’s performance did you like?

    He does Mayle as I would expect, based on Mayle's "A Year in Provence." That makes it excellent, alone!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Prologue to A Year in Provence. And the story continues.


    Any additional comments?

    I really suggest that readers rent the movie, A Year in Provence. It will give a great insight into Mayle.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (2682)
    Performance
    (1807)
    Story
    (1823)

    First appearing in print in 1890, the character of Sherlock Holmes has now become synonymous worldwide with the concept of a super sleuth. His creator, Conan Doyle, imbued his detective hero with intellectual power, acute observational abilities, a penchant for deductive reasoning and a highly educated use of forensic skills. Indeed, Doyle created the first fictional private detective who used what we now recognize as modern scientific investigative techniques.

    David says: "mouth watering"
    "Holmes . . ."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1 to be better than the print version?

    The audiobook version of this collection is no better or worse than the print version, but it is a nice change from reading, especially when time is precious. I have a hard time sitting and doing just one thing, like reading, since I always want to do other things at the same time I am being "entertained." I did that a lot with this one, including having a night time story read to me at bedtime!


    What other book might you compare The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1 to and why?

    Volume 2, of course, and any other collections of Conan Doyle.


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

    His narrative and voices are perfectly in line with what you would expect!


    If you could take any character from The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1 out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Hard to say, but probably Holmes . .


    Any additional comments?

    Any Conan Doyle books are winners. Well worth my time and energy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3784)
    Performance
    (3372)
    Story
    (3386)

    The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

    Daniel says: "History Made Interesting"
    "Great learning experience!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely. Great history, little known facts and details, well done, overall!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well, Lincoln, of course, but Grant was pretty impressive!


    What about Bill O'Reilly’s performance did you like?

    Really decent grasp of the details and made sense of the story line.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Lincoln and Grant. . . The Odd Couple


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, good entertainment value, with a valuable learning experience.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14972)
    Performance
    (12327)
    Story
    (12962)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "Horrible, unless you're 20 or younger!"
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    Would you try another book from E. L. James and/or Becca Battoe?

    Absolutely NOT. So not for the adult mind.


    What could E. L. James have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Grow up.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Becca Battoe’s performances?

    No. Never. Of course, it might just have been the best she could do with such adolescent material.


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

    Can't think of any, but them I am numb from the pure base-ness of this book. I would love to see the demographics of those who apparently LOVE this book. Bet they are a bunch of "horny" teenie-bopper-types.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your time OR money if you're over 25.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A History of the World in 6 Glasses

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Tom Standage
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1367)
    Performance
    (1162)
    Story
    (1162)

    Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.

    Stoker says: "Fun and Informative"
    "Great Information, and FUN!"
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    What did you love best about A History of the World in 6 Glasses?

    Lots of little known tidbits in this book. Well done!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    No characters, just different types of "drinks" with a lot of great info about their places in history. Who woulda thunk beer has such a history?


    Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I have not heard his other performances, but this one was pretty well done and kept my interest.


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

    No, just lots of hitherto unknown information.


    Any additional comments?

    A good overview of history from the beginning to now . . . well, almost the beginning, anyway!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11507)
    Performance
    (7487)
    Story
    (7522)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Anastasia Burke says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "One of the best books ever!"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    I have already suggested this book to many friends and family. A real learning experience, well done, easy to listen to, and kept pulling me to it each time I had to do other things!


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    I compare this book favorably to The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. Unbroken is a lot shorter, of course, but no less informative of this era in world history. Unbroken is destined to be a classic.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    He was easy to listen to, his delivery made sense, and was consistently good in every way, including consistent in his enunciation (proper) of names, certain "terms," etc. I compare this to The Rise and Fall in that the narrator mispronounced "coup de GRAS," for example, and pronounced some of Hitler's cronies' names, sometimes pronouncing them correctly, sometimes not, etc. Not saying that it is not a classic, but you cannot help notice when someone puts the "s" on the end of "GRAS." Back to Unbroken . . . Loved it. Plan another listen in the near future to pick up some of the details I may have missed first time around.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Not a thing.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    Plan to listen to this more than once. Well worth it. Descriptive enough to replace the need to see this on t.v.!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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