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  • Body of Evidence: A Scarpetta Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (477)
    Performance
    (393)
    Story
    (386)

    Late one night Beryl Madison turns off her burglar alarm, puts down her gun and opens her door to the man who has stalked and terrorized her for months. Hours later, her brutally mutilated body lies in the city morgue. As Scarpetta begins searching for the microscopic clues to the killer’s identity, one question keeps nagging her: why did Beryl let him in?

    Ryan says: "Annoying narrator"
    "Worst narrorator ever!"
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    Would you try another book from Patricia Cornwell and/or C. J. Critt?

    I will never purchase anything again that has been narrated by CJ Critt. It sounds like she is sucking on oxygen before every sentence. I couldn't even make it through 1 chapter of the book it was so annoying. And I love Patricia Cornwell.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Please listen to the narration. The women needs a sharp intake of air before every sentence. It is torture to listen to her.


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

    I wish I could have made it through- a big fan of Cornwell.


    Any additional comments?

    Would love to get my money back for this download.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Yes, Chef: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Marcus Samuelsson
    • Narrated By Marcus Samuelsson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (436)
    Performance
    (386)
    Story
    (379)

    It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother’s house and helps her prepare a roast chicken for dinner. The grandmother is Swedish, a retired domestic. The boy is Ethiopian and adopted, and he will grow up to become the world-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson. This book is his love letter to food and family in all its manifestations. Yes, Chef chronicles Marcus Samuelsson’s remarkable journey from Helga’s humble kitchen to the opening of the beloved Red Rooster in Harlem.

    loix says: "A fun and inspiring civics lesson"
    "Great story- but painful to listen to"
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    Would you try another book from Marcus Samuelsson and/or Marcus Samuelsson?

    I would read another book written by Chef Samuelsson but I won't listen to him reading it. No emotion and the cadence of how the sentences are delivered don't make any sense. Samuelsson wrote this book- yet it seemed as if he had never looked at the words before. You never know when he has finished a sentence and this makes it very hard to enjoy the fascinating story he has to tell. I am sorry that I purchased this book on Audible. I think that this would have been better as a read than a listen.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Marcus Samuelsson’s performances?

    Absolutely not- it was dreadful.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Yes, Chef?

    Cut the actor and get someone else to deliver the story to the listener


    Any additional comments?

    The story itself is great. As a foodie, it was very interesting to get in the kitchen of some of the most renowned restaurants and understand how it all works- the hierarchy, the development of a menu, the delivery of food to the customer. I am just sorry that the experience was marred by a poor delivery. I liken this experience to going to a great restaurant and having a fabulous meal- only to be spoiled by a lousy waiter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Extraordinary Ordinary Life

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Sissy Spacek
    • Narrated By Sissy Spacek
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (130)

    In her delightful and moving memoir, Sissy Spacek writes about her idyllic, barefoot childhood in a small East Texas town, with the clarity and wisdom that comes from never losing sight of her roots. Descended from industrious Czech immigrants and threadbare southern gentility, she grew up a tomboy, tagging along with two older brothers and absorbing grace and grit from her remarkable parents, who taught her that she could do anything.

    DCHank says: "Charming and lovable"
    "What a great treat!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely- anyone who is a fan of Sissy Spacek and her movies will enjoy this book- which takes the listener from Sissy's childhood through her successes in Hollywood and most importantly her biggest achievements- finding a great partner and raising 2 talented children.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Sissy as a young adult making her way in NYC!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I really enjoyed the chapters of her knocking on doors and trying to get an audition.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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