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Kristine

corona del mar, CA, USA | Member Since 2007

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  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26743)
    Performance
    (13381)
    Story
    (13426)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Reading or Listening?"
    Overall

    'The Help' was a wonderful read. An honest and
    unique approach to the Sixties...and the naration of the audible book made it even better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Goldfinch

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Donna Tartt
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7443)
    Performance
    (6827)
    Story
    (6832)

    The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

    B.J. says: "A stunning achievement - for author and narrator"
    "Narrator David Pittu"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Goldfinch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Best narrator ever he keeps the story fresh and alive.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Goldfinch?

    So far, Theo coming home to Tobie after Las Vegas


    What about David Pittu’s performance did you like?

    Voices capture character


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

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cast of Shadows

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Guilfoile
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (108)

    A bereaved doctor undertakes a diabolical experiment in a shattering philosophical thriller that anticipates the moral, social, and metaphysical dilemmas science is poised to confront. Davis Moore is a fertility doctor in Chicago specializing in reproductive cloning, when his 17-year-old daughter is brutally raped and murdered. The case is investigated but never solved. Months later, Moore retrieves her belongings from the police, and finds among them a vial containing the killer's DNA.

    cristina says: "Original to a fault"
    "Cast of shadows"
    Overall

    If novel has a Christian theme it should be noted

    17 of 30 people found this review helpful

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