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Rebecca

Via Jingellic, Australia | Member Since 2011

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  • 7 reviews
  • 54 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 13 purchased in 2014
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  • Gregor the Overlander: Underland Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (784)
    Performance
    (515)
    Story
    (526)

    When Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where spiders, rats, and cockroaches coexist uneasily with humans. This world is on the brink of war, and Gregor's arrival is no accident. A prophecy foretells that Gregor has a role to play in the Underland's uncertain future. Gregor wants no part of it, until he realizes it's the only way to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance.

    Joey says: "Second best book series in print"
    "Just Plain Loved it"
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    I had no idea what to expect from this book. I had heard good things about it but as it was written with a younger audience in mind I was not sure what I was getting.
    How very pleased I was to discover a wonderfully written and narrated book.
    The author has created wonderful rich characters that are all quite different from other books.
    The setting of the "Overland" & "Underland" are very interesting and descriptions of the land, it's creatures and characters are very interesting.
    Paul Boehmer is a wonderful narrator, his reading style is very well paced and he makes the characters come alive using wonderful voices and accents for all of them making it easy to follow who is speaking and what is going on.
    I loved the relationship between Gregor and his little sister, I was quite sad for them hearing their back story, but the way he looks after Boots is just so wonderful and heartwarming.
    Little Boots is such a wonderful character, she is so very well written and my favourite character in the whole book, she is the cause of most of my laughter throughout.
    It was lucky I was alone while listening to most of it as I was laughing out loud in more than 1 place, this was due to both the writing and the narrating, some of the characters are just so loveable and others just so interesting.
    I now look forward to listening to the 2nd book with impatience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fairies in My Fireplace: Monster Haven, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By R. L. Naquin
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (143)

    A migration of mythical creatures has begun, and more and more of them are landing on Zoey Donovan's doorstep. As the only Aegis left in the country, it falls to her to protect the Hidden and keep them safe - and her house has become a sanctuary for water sprites, goblins, harpies, djinn and more. Keeping track of her boarders is a full-time job, and Zoey's already got her hands full trying to run her wedding planning business.

    Gayle says: "LOVE the Monster Haven Series!"
    "Cannot wait for the next book"
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    I was in love from the first book in this series and this 3rd installment has only made me love them all the more.
    Zoe is once again, in her usual stylish way setting out to save the Hidden from an un-known danger.
    Along the way we meet even more wonderful creatures including a Genie who dresses like a 1980's pop star and a Harpie who inspires hilarious "Breast Envy".
    Rebecca Gibel once again does a magnificent job with all the voices and characters.
    This book, like the others, had me laughing so hard that I cried but this time there was also an amazingly sad part right at the end that moved me to tears.
    I am just waiting for the next book, it's killing me waiting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Monster in My Closet

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By R. L. Naquin
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (273)
    Performance
    (247)
    Story
    (248)

    I stopped believing in monsters long ago. But I knew I wasn't imagining things when I found one in my kitchen baking muffins. I'd seen him before: lurking in my closet, scaring the crap out of my five-year-old self. Turns out that was a misunderstanding, and now Maurice needs a place to stay. How could I say no? After all, I've always been a magnet for the emotionally needy, and not just in my work as a wedding planner. Being able to sense the feelings of others can be a major pain.

    Teresa says: "Quirky with Unusual Characters."
    "Loved it loved it loved it"
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    I was not sure about this book but got it on a whim in a sale.
    What can I say I loved it........
    I loved everything about it. From the descriptions of Zoey's very individual sense of fashion to the dialogue going on in her head I was hooked from the start.
    The descriptions of the different monsters and creatures are awesome and so un-like what you would expect that I was entertained all the way through.
    I LOVED Maurice the housekeeping Monster and the hot sexy Reaper.
    Rebecca Gibel does an awesome job at bringing Zoey and her internal dialogue to mind, so well that I was laughing out loud at more than one point, her character voices are wonderful and I was totally enchanted by the entire book.
    I am downloading the next installment as I write this and can't wait to get started.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rose Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1535)
    Performance
    (1340)
    Story
    (1366)

    Acclaimed author Susanna Kearsley's previous works have won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award, and finaled for both the UK Romantic Novel of the Year and the RITA awards.

    Eva Ward is a modern woman thrown back three centuries to 1715 - only to find that might be exactly where she belongs. There, she finds true love with Daniel Butler, but the discord surrounding Hanoverian King George plunges the lovers into a world of intrigue, treason, and romance.

    Angel Claire says: "Amazing story."
    "I just LOVED it"
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    I am not going to compare this book to any others I have read as it does not deserve that.
    I enjoyed this book from the first to the last word.
    The story itself is very compelling, the main character tells her story with detail but not too much that you get bored with too much detail.
    The writing is very good in that it makes me think of childhood memories and how I feel when I visit or see something from back then and it is all so accurate in the way Eva feels and behaves through her grief and return to Trellowath House.
    I feel compassion for her and like her as a character very much.
    When she starts to have her "episodes" I thought it so funny that she thought she was going mad and then as the story evolves and the new people enter her life you get to know them and feel her care and love for them as she does.
    I felt very drawn into the whole book and when the resolution starts to come about near the end it was actually a very nice surprise to see how it all came together and extremely clever too.
    I was actually quite emotional right at the end as it finished and although I am an avid reader not all books can get to me in such an emotional way.
    The Narrator did a wonderful job of all aspects, the different voices, the descriptions and the emotion of the story.
    I think she has a large part to play in why I loved this story so much.
    I am looking forward to reading more of Susanna Kearsleys books and to seeing what else is narrated by Nicola Barber.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1976)
    Performance
    (1228)
    Story
    (1238)

    By edict of the king, the mighty Scottish laird Alec Kincaid must take an English bride. His choice was Jamie the feisty youngest daughter of Baron Jamison. Alec ached to touch her, to tame her, to possess her forever. But Jamie vowed never to surrender to this highland barbarian. Though his kisses fired her blood, shadowed secrets from Alec's past threatened Jamie's happiness. She brazenly resisted him - until one rapturous moment quelled their clash of wills.

    XYZPDQ says: "Early works released in MP3 at last!!"
    "Great Story and Narration"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Bride the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoyed everything about it, the storyline, the characters which were sometimes difficult but quite human and the narrator is one of my favourite, her voices are always well done and easy to follow.
    I loved the descriptions of the Scottish men, their physical size and their humor.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It flowed well, there was some nice romance but there was also a great story behind it and the time of setting was well presented.


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

    Yes, they are always wonderful


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the King spoke with Jamie


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Face the Fire: Three Sisters Island Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (889)
    Performance
    (589)
    Story
    (587)

    Mia Devlin knows what it is like to love with your whole heart - and then watch your love walk away. Years ago, she and Sam Logan shared an incredible bond built on passion, legend, and fate. But then one day he fled Three Sisters Island, leaving her lost in memories of the magic they shared - and determined to live without love. But now Sam has returned....

    Camden says: "Great Story but Some Character Flaws"
    "Another great listen"
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    Would you listen to Face the Fire again? Why?

    Yes definately


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Mac, he is just so open to the experience and so patient and loving to the sisters.


    What about Sandra Burr’s performance did you like?

    I love her voices and the cadence of her reading. She pulls me into the story so well, her style agrees with my ears.


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

    I wish I had time but I don't find it a problem that I cannot do that


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great series, I always enjoy Nora Roberts and Sandra Burr does a wonderful job narrating it which makes it even better..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vengeance in Death: In Death, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1241)
    Performance
    (827)
    Story
    (833)

    He is an expert with the latest technology...a madman with the mind of a genius and the heart of a killer. He quietly stalks his prey. Then he haunts the police with cryptic riddles about the crimes he is about to commit - always solved moments too late to save the victims' lives.

    NanaMeryl says: "Is there a Roarke out there for me?"
    "Great Story Great Narrator"
    Overall

    I am a huge fan of these books and this one did not let me down.
    One of my main loves is the Narrator Susan Ericksen. She is the narrator of all of the ones I have listened to so far and some of the Nora Robers too and I just love the way she does it.
    I love her voices, the rhythm of her voice and the way she tells the story.
    As for the story itself I have listened to a few and read a few of the In Death series now and they are right up my alley.
    A great murder mystery set not too far into the future but quite a different future than I envision we will have. Lead detective Eve Dallas is a great character she grows and changes with each installment while her husband Rourke sounds good enough to eat!!!
    All the other characters are well likeable and fun too and they bounce around together in these stories so well.
    They may not be everyone's cup of tea but I love them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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