You no longer follow Angelyn

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 Angelyn

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

Angelyn

Lynn Haven, FL, United States | Member Since 2008

235
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 106 reviews
  • 301 ratings
  • 908 titles in library
  • 70 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
21

  • Solomon's Song: The Australian Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (1553)
    Performance
    (1036)
    Story
    (1031)

    Here is the story of two families, branches of the Solomons, transported to an alien land. Both branches eventually grow rich and powerful. But through three generations, the families never, for one moment, relinquish their hatred for each other. This novel is also the story of Australia, from its beginnings to its coming of age as a nation.

    Anne says: "Breathtaking!"
    "Ho Hum"
    Overall

    This listen was interesting, but failed to reach that place inside me where I really care about the characters.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Revival: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By David Morse
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (989)
    Performance
    (934)
    Story
    (943)

    In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession.

    Thug4life says: "Not fit for a King"
    "Depressing ending"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Now, I'm one of Kings biggest fans. No one can make a character real like King can and I liked this character. I loved the book until the last few chapters then I felt let down and depressed by the terrible ending.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Blue Labyrinth

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (615)
    Performance
    (558)
    Story
    (557)

    A long-buried family secret resurfaces when one of Aloysius Pendergast's most implacable enemies shows up on his doorstep as a murdered corpse. The mystery has all the hallmarks of the perfect murder, save for an enigmatic clue: a piece of turquoise lodged in the stomach of the deceased. The gem leads Pendergast to an abandoned mine on the shore of California's desolate Salton Sea, which in turn propels him on a journey of discovery deep into his family's sinister past.

    G. House Sr. says: "Twists and Tuns in the Pendergast Family Tree"
    "Does not Disappoint"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Another winner for Preston & Childs in this last Pendergast novel. The book had me from the first chapter.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Edge of Eternity: The Century Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1717)
    Performance
    (1546)
    Story
    (1554)

    Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution - and rock and roll.

    Elisa says: "Some good, some bad"
    "Boggs down"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This could have been an excellent book. Unfortunately it isn't. It boggs down to the point that you just don't want to listen anymore. Too many characters doing too many things making all of them one dimensional. You just got where you didn't care.

    10 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Mercedes: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5942)
    Performance
    (5542)
    Story
    (5543)

    In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

    Joyce says: "Love this style of King!!!"
    "Fascinating!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The book is a fascinating look at human behavior and the circumstances that make people do the things they do.

    No one, and I do mean no one can create characters like Stephen King. I've yet to read one of his book in which the character didn't drag me into the story. The plot in Mr. Mercedes is really quite ordinary, it's the characters that make it special.

    To say I'm a Stephen King fan is an understatement. While I like some of his books better than others, he has never disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The River of Souls: Matthew Corbett, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (417)
    Performance
    (385)
    Story
    (388)

    The year is 1703. The place: The Carolina settlement of Charles Town. Matthew Corbett, professional 'problem solver,' has accepted a lucrative, if unusual, commission: Escorting a beautiful woman to a fancy dress ball. What should be a pleasant assignment takes a darker turn when Matthew becomes involved in a murder investigation.

    J. Kelly says: "Dare I say it - a tad lazy."
    "Disappointed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I love the Matthew Corbett series but this last publication is very disappointing. The story is trite and the evil characters are recycled from other books in the series. It was almost as if the publisher demanded Mr. McCammon write something, anything.

    This is the first McCammon novel that has disappointed and it won't stop me from buying others. However, I'd rather have waited another year from a really good story than to have gotten this disappointing offering.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Only Time Will Tell: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Roger Allam, Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1288)
    Performance
    (1082)
    Story
    (1073)

    From the internationally best-selling author of Kane and Abel and A Prisoner of Birth comes Only Time Will Tell, the first in an ambitious new series that tells the story of one family across generations, across oceans, from heartbreak to triumph. The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the words "I was told that my father was killed in the war"....

    C. Johnson says: "Standard Archer "class-clash". Stellar narration!!"
    "Glaring lack of research"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book had a glaring lack of research. In the book the year is 1934 and the police are reading the Miranda warning, right down to the Supreme Court wording, to someone they had just arrested. The Miranda warning was not implemented until 1966.

    Unfortunately this was the only thing that stuck out in a totally unmemorable book. Absolutely predictable at every turn. I sould have used my credit more wisely.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Goldfinch

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Donna Tartt
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10197)
    Performance
    (9334)
    Story
    (9353)

    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"
    "Tends to Drag"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    There is no argument the Danna Tartt is a wonderful writer. She uses words as an artist uses paint. Her descriptive narratives are so well written you can visualize exactly what she's describing. Unfortunately it dragged. She wrote and wrote and wrote scenes of Theo's and Boris's drinking and drugging until I found my mind wondering, which is something the rarely happens to me.

    I am the all time lover of long books. Usually I hate to see them end. However, I had to for force myself to finish this one. There are good reasons for editors and this book is in need of a good one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    Overall
    (3158)
    Performance
    (2857)
    Story
    (2854)

    It's Christmas in Half-Moon Hollow and newly turned vampire Iris Scanlon-Calix wants to make Gigi's first visit home from college as normal and special as possible. It's taken months for Iris to work up the nerve to spend time around her baby sister after her vampire transition, so she enlists help from Jane Jameson and Company to keep her blood-thirst under control and assure Gigi's safety. Gigi, on the other hand, has problems of her own, including the demise of her relationship with high school sweetheart, Ben, and a looming job interview with Ophelia Lambert, the scariest potential employer in the Hollow.

    AudioAddict says: "Clever Christmas Cheer!"
    "Great Fun and Great Recipes"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Loved this free download. Molly Harper never fails to entertain with humor. Hope we find out who GiGi's mysterious stranger is!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Book Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Markus Zusak
    • Narrated By Allan Corduner
    Overall
    (9148)
    Performance
    (7222)
    Story
    (7259)

    It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

    Amazon Customer says: "Word Thief"
    "Beautiful and thought provoking"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    You know from the first few words that this book is something special. The story is basically a simple one of a little girl who lives in Nazi Germany during some of the most horrific periods in history.

    Markus Zusak writing is nothing short of magic. It's one of the few books, that when you've finished reading it, you know without a doubt you've been reading literature.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • White Fire: Agent Pendergast, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1994)
    Performance
    (1770)
    Story
    (1785)

    Special Agent Pendergast arrives at an exclusive Colorado ski resort to rescue his protégée, Corrie Swanson, from serious trouble with the law. His sudden appearance coincides with the first attack of a murderous arsonist who - with brutal precision - begins burning down multimillion-dollar mansions with the families locked inside. After springing Corrie from jail, Pendergast learns she made a discovery while examining the bones of several miners who were killed 150 years earlier by a rogue grizzly bear.

    G. House Sr. says: "A Grand Slam Tale of Terror"
    "I love Pendergast but . . ."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Too little Pendergast and too much Corrie. The character Corrie lacks depth and in just about all instances common sense. The decisions she makes are much in line with that of a 5 year old. Her behavior was unforgivably rude and nasty toward Pendergast, considering he is the one who made it possible for her to escape her abusive mother. I found nothing in her character redeeming. Hopefully she'll just disappear in future Pendergast novels.

    The narrator was fabulous.

    6 of 12 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.