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Amelia

Pretoria, South Africa | Member Since 2011

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  • 12 reviews
  • 32 ratings
  • 93 titles in library
  • 18 purchased in 2014
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  • Sleeping Murder (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 26 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By June Whitfield
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (46)

    Gwenda Reed arrives from New Zealand, travelling ahead of her husband with the task of finding the perfect place to make their base. In the quiet village of Dilmouth, she finds a house with immediate appeal. A few renovations will convert it into her ideal home. Then things get very strange indeed. Wanting porch stairs, Gwenda hires a builder to put them in - only to find some old steps, covered up by bushes.

    jeanette says: "i didn't wanna slleep a wink!"
    "AGATHA CHRISTIE - BIG FAN!"
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    Very enjoyable! The "usual" for Agatha Christie, but always mysterious. Love the way the english language is used. Takes you back to that century. Loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Royal Flush: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2341)
    Performance
    (2041)
    Story
    (2009)

    With its posh clientele in the country for the summer, Georgie's housecleaning business has fizzled. So she tries hiring herself out as a dinner and theatre companion. But her first client has quite the wrong idea. To avoid further scandal, Georgie's shipped home to Castle Rannoch, where her summer plans include honoring a promise to Her Majesty to keep Castle Rannoch's divorcedhouseguest from seducing the Prince of Wales.

    A says: "Cute series"
    "Just wonderful! LOVE THE SERIES"
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    Any additional comments?

    Loved the way the author add all the characters from book 1 and 2 to this one. How they fit in to society, how they solve mysteries and a little bit of love and humor!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Royal Pain: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (2574)
    Performance
    (2235)
    Story
    (2218)

    The Queen of England has concocted a plan in which penniless aristocrat Lady Georgie is to entertain a Bavarian princess and conveniently place her in the playboy prince's path, in the hopes that he might finally marry.

    But queens never take money into account. Georgie has very little, which is why she moonlights as a maid-in-disguise.

    Coffee Lover says: "More Royal Fun!"
    "A WONDERFUL SERIES - GREAT CHARACTERS"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Good and light story line as well as interesting. No heavy concentration needed. Just love these books. Probably will listen to all. The narrator KATHERINE KELLGREN is fantastic!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (4867)
    Performance
    (4186)
    Story
    (4162)

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

    Alice says: "Happy addition to a difficult genre"
    "Refreshing, funny and mysterious."
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    What made the experience of listening to Her Royal Spyness the most enjoyable?

    The narrator is wonderful - what a great listen!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot keeps getting more and more intriguing, fascinating, captivating, what is going to happen next.


    What does Katherine Kellgren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The portraying of each character, voice imitating. Why, if you read the book it would be so different. Listening to it was such fun.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh and I just could not stop to listen.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book. Just what we need in our lives today!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Very Good Jeeves, Volume 1

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By PG Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Jeeves and Wooster never disappoint on audio and these unabridged stories are of course no exception. Wodehouse/Jarvis deliver another excellent audio collection featuring all your favourite characters, not forgetting our intrepid duo of course! Full Story Listings: 1. Jeeves and the Impending Doom, 2. The Inferiority Complex of Old Sippy, 3. Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit, 4. Jeeves and the Song of Songs, 5. Episode of the Dog McIntosh, and 6. The Spot of Art

    Amelia says: "FUNNY! HILARIOUS "LOL""
    "FUNNY! HILARIOUS "LOL""
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    Would you listen to Very Good Jeeves, Volume 1 again? Why?

    Yes, wish I could speak like that and maybe, listening to it more than once could rub of on me.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Mrs Pendlebury has given you a somewhat to hungry expression, a little like that of a dog looking at a distant bone. Very funny.


    Which character – as performed by Martin Jarvis – was your favorite?

    Jeeves


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Clicking of Cuthbert and Other Golf Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Golf, like measles, should be caught young. P. G. Wodehouse leads the listener out on to another round of golf stories that always avoid the rough.

    Amelia says: "LOL! How enjoyable can a book be!"
    "LOL! How enjoyable can a book be!"
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    Story

    Love the characters, the courting stories, and the golf stories. Laughed out loud. I really enjoyed this book. I thought it to be hilarious! Well worth listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kite Runner

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Khaled Hosseini
    Overall
    (6828)
    Performance
    (2131)
    Story
    (2150)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Never before has an author’s narration of his fiction been so important to fully grasping the book’s impact and global implications. Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of its monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them.

    Joseph says: "A storyteller's story"
    "Wonderful Story"
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    The writer paints a wonderful picture of characters and country. You can smell the different smells and you imagination can run wild. Also well narrated by the writer. Very enjoyble. Thanks

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Importance of Being Earnest: Free Performance

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 58 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By James Marsters, Charles Busch, Emily Bergl, and others
    Overall
    (1284)
    Performance
    (1140)
    Story
    (1140)

    This final play from the pen of Oscar Wilde is a stylish send-up of Victorian courtship and manners, complete with assumed names, mistaken lovers, and a lost handbag. Jack and Algernon are best friends, both wooing ladies who think their names are Ernest, "that name which inspires absolute confidence." Wilde's effervescent wit, scathing social satire, and high farce make this one of the most cherished plays in the English language.

    Susan says: "So much fun!"
    "Entertaining and funny"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    English is such a beautiful language. The bantering is so funny and clever. Really enjoyed listening to this

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1453)
    Performance
    (715)
    Story
    (716)

    Lisbeth Salander lies in Intensive Care with a bullet lodged in her head. She will face trial for three murders and one attempted murder on her release. With the help of journalist Mikael Blomkvist, Salander must not only prove her innocence, but identify and denounce the corrupt politicians that have allowed the vulnerable to become victims of abuse and violence. Salander is now ready to fight back.

    Olga says: "A Fabulous Finale"
    "THE BEST SERIES EVER"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I just loved the twisted tales and characters. The beautiful descriptions of the country side, that made my immagination ran wild. The way the narrator Saul Reichlin keeps you on edge all the time. He is amazing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Deja Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (558)
    Performance
    (463)
    Story
    (469)

    It's June in Montreal, and Dr. Temperance Brennan, who has left a shaky marriage back home in North Carolina to take on the challenging assignment of Director of Forensic Anthropology for the province of Quebec, looks forward to a relaxing weekend in beautiful Quebec City. First, though, she must stop at a newly uncovered burial site in the heart of the city. The remains are probably old and only of archeological interest, but Tempe must make sure they're not a case for the police. One look at the decomposed and decapitated corpse, stored neatly in plastic bags, tells her she'll spend the weekend in the crime lab.

    Kay says: "Mixed"
    "I LIKE BONES"
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    My opinion: this book should not be narrated or maybe it was just me or the narrator, but I did not hear half the story. I think if I read the book I might have enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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