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Ann

Brooklyn, NY, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • Better Than I Know Myself

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Virginia DeBerry, Donna Grant
    • Narrated By Lisa Renee Pitts
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (370)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (144)

    The beloved #1 Essence best-selling authors of Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made now deliver a novel in which you'll meet their most unforgettable characters yet. Carmen, Jewel, and Regina could not be more different. When they meet as freshmen at Columbia University, they're pretty confident that a friendship among them isn't in the cards.

    Victoria says: "A great listen!"
    "Could Not Put It Away"
    Overall

    This was by far one of the best audible titles that I have listened to. The Characters are so real and unforgettable. The Narration just pulls you right into their lives.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Days of Anna Madrigal: A Novel (Tales of the City)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated By Kate Mulgrew
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (112)

    Suspenseful, comic, and profoundly moving, the latest novel in Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City series follows one of modern literature's most beloved and indelible characters - Anna Madrigal, the transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane - as she embarks on a road trip that will take her deep into her complicated past. Now ninety-two, and committed to the notion of "leaving like a lady," Mrs. Madrigal has seemingly found peace with her "logical family" in San Francisco: her devoted young caretaker, Jake Greenleaf; her former tenant Brian Hawkins and his daughter, Shawna; and Michael Tolliver and Mary Ann Singleton, who have known and loved Anna for nearly four decades.

    Keith says: "A Life In Review"
    "Another good story from Armistead"
    Overall
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    Would you try another book from Armistead Maupin and/or Kate Mulgrew?

    I really enjoyed this series by Armistead Maupin. I would read another novel by him.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    If you followed all of the characters over their life times, they are all equally wonderful. However, this title did not quite stand as tall as the rest of the stories in the series.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Kate Mulgrew?

    She was very good.


    Could you see The Days of Anna Madrigal being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    The rest of the series came to TV, so why not this one. I loved Olympia D. In the role of Anna Madrigal. I could see, Shirley MacLaine or Julie Newmar.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Walking Back to Happiness

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Lucy Dillon
    • Narrated By Jilly Bond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Juliet’s been in hiding - from her family, from her broken life, but most of all from the fact that Ben’s not around anymore. Her mother, Diane, has run out of advice. But then she insists Juliet look after her elderly Labrador and it becomes apparent that Coco the dog might actually be the one who can rescue her daughter. Especially when it leads to her walking dogs for a few other locals too, including a spaniel, Damson, who belongs to a very attractive man.... Before she knows it, Juliet realizes she has somehow become the town’s unofficial pet-sitter.

    Leisha says: "Great Read - makes you appreciate what you have"
    "Listening back to happiness"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Walking Back to Happiness in three words, what would they be?

    Insightful, warm, well done.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lou and Minton the dog.


    Have you listened to any of Jilly Bond’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I absolutely love Jilly Bond. I have actually searched out books because they we're read by Jilly Bond.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were so many. This book had many many moments


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely a good read. We'll worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Giving Chase: Chase Brothers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lauren Dane
    • Narrated By Aletha George
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (170)

    Some small towns grow really good-looking men! This is the case with the four Chase brothers. The homegrown hotties are on the wish list of every single woman in town and Maggie Wright is no exception. Maggie has finally had it with the men she's been dating but a spilled plate of chili cheese fries drops Shane Chase right into her lap. The sheriff is hot stuff but was burned by a former fiancée and is quite happy to play the field. After Shane's skittishness sends him out the door, Maggie realizes that Kyle Chase has had his eye on her from the start.

    CAROLYN says: "WELL.... THE CHASE BROTHERS DON'T NEED TO CHASE ME"
    "Surprisingly bad"
    Overall
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing, it was just weak


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrator started off pretty fair, and then as different characters were introduced, it seems the narrator ran out of steam


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Proposition

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Judith Ivory
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (235)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (115)

    Lady Edwina Bollash is a woman of importance and distinction who has never been the object of any man's affection. However, when she meets Mick Tremore, a tall, handsome young man from the bottommost rung of society, she instantly attracts his attention. As Mick wants desperately to become a gentleman, Edwina decides to transform him into a man with class.

    Mary says: "Very enjoyable as well as fun"
    "Unentertaining, and disappointing"
    Overall
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    Story
    What disappointed you about The Proposition?

    Story has been done to death, but often even knowing that...the narrator can draw you in and make it somewhat enjoyable. However, this misses on both levels. I could not go past 30 minutes.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    One of the classics


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Harrison's Confessions

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Elizabeth C Gaskell
    • Narrated By Nicola Bonn
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Elizabeth Gaskell, famed authour of Cranforn, is cherished for her incise social observations and portrayals of the changing nature of English life through the Industrial Revolution of the Victorian era. Mr. Harrison's Confessions is a warm, funny portrait of life in a small English town. Narrated by the young Doctor Harrison, we follow his practice and his courting in this charming tale.

    Teresa says: "Not worth it"
    "Narration was dissapointing"
    Overall
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    What disappointed you about Mr. Harrison's Confessions?

    I love Elizabeth Gaskell's writing and style. This Narrator was so poor I could not get past 15 minutes of it. Waste.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bertrams

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    We follow the mid-Eastern travels, careers, loves and marriages as three Oxford graduates explore the spirit of competition and the mid-Victorian money culture. This book is a remarkable novel full of psychological insight, satire, and social comedy.

    Sharon says: "Stay away from this reader!"
    "This fabulous author deserves a better narrator"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up The Bertrams in three words, what would they be?

    insightful, innovative author


    What didn’t you like about Flo Gibson’s performance?

    She is just plain awful. Her voice quality is really bad. Her voice is so hard and raspy. I don't understand why she is narrating so many of these wonderful works.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Nonesuch

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Eve Matheson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (461)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (304)

    Sir Waldo Hawkridge, wealthy, handsome, eligible, illustrious, and known as The Nonesuch for his athletic prowess, believes he is past the age of falling in love. But when he comes north to inspect his unusual inheritance at Broom Hall in the West Riding, his arrival leads to the most entertaining of ramifications.

    Carl Smith says: "Simple pleasure"
    "Is this really how it ends??"
    Overall

    I loved this title, like I love all of Georgette Heyer's books. However, somthing is not right here...the book just shuts off. I am sure it does not end this way. Audible please check this recording out....it has a problem

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Frederica

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Clifford Norgate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (712)
    Performance
    (412)
    Story
    (414)

    Rich and handsome, the hope of ambitious mothers and despair of his sisters, the Marquis of Alverstoke sees no reason to put himself out for anyone. But when a distant connection applies to him for help, he finds himself far from bored.

    connie says: "not run-of-the mill chick lit"
    "Great Characters and wonderful narration"
    Overall

    I really like this title. I smiled a lot while listening. I like Georgette Heyer. This is my second title by this writer, and I was not dissappointed. Clifford Norgate brings the characters right to you. Excellent.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Julie Garwood
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2024)
    Performance
    (1272)
    Story
    (1284)

    By edict of the king, the mighty Scottish laird Alec Kincaid must take an English bride. His choice was Jamie the feisty youngest daughter of Baron Jamison. Alec ached to touch her, to tame her, to possess her forever. But Jamie vowed never to surrender to this highland barbarian. Though his kisses fired her blood, shadowed secrets from Alec's past threatened Jamie's happiness. She brazenly resisted him - until one rapturous moment quelled their clash of wills.

    XYZPDQ says: "Early works released in MP3 at last!!"
    "Great Story, Awesome Narrator"
    Overall

    Great Story, Awesome narrator equals fabulous audible experience. I really liked this story. The narration is a 10+. She does every voice so well, you can actually see the characters. She does the male voices fabulously, and not wimpy like I have heard on many occassions. Worth the read. I actually went to look for other combinations of this writer and this narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Brightest Star in the Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Marian Keyes
    • Narrated By Caitriona Keyes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (27)

    The Brightest Star in the Sky follows seven neighbors whose lives become entangled when a sassy and prescient spirit pays a visit to their Dublin townhouse with the intent of changing at least one of their lives. But what will this metamorphosis be and who will the sprite choose?

    Jan says: "Terrible sound quality, worse narration"
    "Another Awesome book by Ms. Keyes"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this story. The characters are rich with personality. The story just plays so well. Marion Keyes is always right on point.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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