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Mary

WINDBER, Panama | Member Since 2010

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  • The Accursed

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Joyce Carol Oates
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (81)

    Princeton, New Jersey, at the turn of the 20th century: a tranquil place to raise a family, a genteel town for genteel souls. But something dark and dangerous lurks at the edges of the town, corrupting and infecting its residents. Vampires and ghosts haunt the dreams of the innocent. A powerful curse besets the elite families of Princeton; their daughters begin disappearing. A young bride on the verge of the altar is seduced and abducted by a dangerously compelling man - a shape-shifting, vaguely European prince who might just be the devil.

    Amanda says: "Not for the typical Horror fan"
    "Not for the easily distracted"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No....very drawn out and difficult to follow.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Grover Gardner?

    Maybe


    Could you see The Accursed being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Love Oates's work....had high expectations but was very disappointed. Made it 2/3 of the way through but finally gave up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl on the Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23594)
    Performance
    (19608)
    Story
    (19593)

    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

    L. O. Pardue says: ""Rear Window" Meets "Gone Girl""
    "Spell binding"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This one grips your attention from page 1 and doesn't let go! Total enjoyment and spine tingling suspense. Loved it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The World According to Garp

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    Overall
    (453)
    Performance
    (267)
    Story
    (264)

    Here are the life and times of T. S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields, a feminist leader ahead of her times. Here are the life and death of a famous mother and her almost-famous son; theirs is a world of sexual extremes, even of sexual assassinations. The World According to Garp is a novel rich with "lunacy and sorrow", yet the dark, violent events of the story do not undermine a comedy both ribald and robust.

    Jill says: "Favorite author, disappointing narration"
    "An American Classic"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The World According to Garp rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Somehow, I missed reading this classic but was glad for the opportunity to listen to it. Loved the story and the rich characters....typical John Irving excellence. Not so impressed with the narrator and the production quality of the recording.....sounded very dated and amateurish. I would love to hear it read by a more contemporary narrator.


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