You no longer follow AZ walker

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow AZ walker

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

AZ walker

Tucson | Member Since 2005

0
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 2 reviews
  • 27 ratings
  • 1348 titles in library
  • 120 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Life Mask

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (16)

    Lord Derby - unhappily married and the richest as well as the ugliest man in the House of Lords - is the relentless suitor of England's reigning queen of comedy, Eliza Farren. His chief rival is the aristocratic widow Anne Damer, a sculptor who, as the rumor has it, loves women. Set in parliament, on stage, the racetrack as well as the intimate salons of the Beau Monde, the bestselling author of Slammerkin evocatively brings to life a world where everyone wears a mask.

    AZ walker says: "so disappointed"
    "so disappointed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Maybe it's my aging ears, but I find the reader's voice and enunciation skim over the words in a way that makes it very difficult for me to engage in the story. It just sort of zips by before I can grab on to the words. The little bits I do retain often seem quite clever, so I'm not faulting the story, just the delivery. Perhaps I need to try listening at the "slow" speed setting.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I am anxious to listen to "The Dinner" by Herman Koch


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Donada Peters?

    Davina Porter - the quintessential British reader


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

    Humour/cleverness, I think, but couldn't really absorb enough to tell


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Salem Falls

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (854)
    Performance
    (327)
    Story
    (327)

    Jack St. Bride was a popular teacher and soccer coach at a girls' prep school when he was falsely accused of statutory rape. Released after eight months behind bars, he arrives in Salem Falls hoping to start fresh. He lands a job washing dishes at the local diner and even falls in love with the owner, Addie. But then a spoiled local girl accuses Jack of assault, forcing his past into the open and turning the town against him.

    Carolyn says: "Not My Favorite Picoult"
    "Salem Falls"
    Overall

    One of the best and most engaging books from one of my favorite authors.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.