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Annmarie

Easton, PA, United States

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  • 11 reviews
  • 18 ratings
  • 376 titles in library
  • 48 purchased in 2014
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  • Doomsday Book

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2190)
    Performance
    (1492)
    Story
    (1514)

    For Oxford student Kivrin, traveling back to the 14th century is more than the culmination of her studies - it's the chance for a wonderful adventure. For Dunworthy, her mentor, it is cause for intense worry about the thousands of things that could go wrong.

    Sara says: "A Haunting First Book in the Series"
    "Very interesting"
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    What made the experience of listening to Doomsday Book the most enjoyable?

    Time travel books certainly aren't new but this one was special. Initially I thought it was going to be too long but it had you really caring about the present day people as well as all the charaters the time traveler met. I'm ready to listen to the next one.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Doomsday Book?

    Spoiler Alert : Losing the whole family to the plague and the strength of the priest wiht to the end.


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

    I think she helped keep your interest. As I've said its a long book but its never boring and I think her narration was part of that.


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

    No, It was just a very enjoyable book.


    Any additional comments?

    I will definetly be listening to the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rabbit Factory

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Marshall Karp
    • Narrated By James Jenner, Tom Stechschulte
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Dean Lamaar is the architect of an entertainment empire and the creator of iconic characters like Rambunctious Rabbit and McGreedy the Moose. When his company falls on hard times, the only hope to get it back in the black is Familyland, an amusement park in Las Vegas. But after an actor playing Rambunctious Rabbit is found dead on the park grounds, everyone senses foul play. And after more characters wind up murdered, it becomes obvious that someone has it in for Lamaar.

    Annmarie says: "Poor performance"
    "Poor performance"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Rabbit Factory to be better than the print version?

    Loved the story and looking forward to the next book in the series. The only issue I have with the book is the performer. You can hear him swallow! You hear every bit of mucous rolling around in his mouth. I hope the next book is better.


    Would you be willing to try another one of James Jenner and Tom Stechschulte ’s performances?

    No!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bad Dogs Have More Fun: Selected Writings on Family, Animals and Life from the Philadelphia Inquirer

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By John Grogan
    • Narrated By Arte Johnson
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Bad Dogs Have More Fun is an unforgettable collection of more that 75 newspaper columns by John Grogan, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of Marley & Me. Combining humor, wit, poignancy and affection, these columns provide insight into the intriguing and wonderful world we live in.

    Annmarie says: "One small point"
    "One small point"
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    Where does Bad Dogs Have More Fun rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Better than some. I had an issue with the narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The stories he told about people he has met.


    What didn’t you like about Arte Johnson’s performance?

    Over and over he made the same mistake. He would start the chapter with the date. For the year he would, for example, say two thousand and four instead of the correct way of two thousand four. We learned in school that the word 'and' is used to break up dollars from cents. Two thousand and four means 2000 and 4. Maybe its not a big deal but for me it was like fingernails on a chalk board.


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

    The story of the tow-truck driver and the assistance he gave the family looking for the hospital was wonderful. It helps renew my faith in the goodness of people.


    Any additional comments?

    I thoroughly enjoy listening to my books; especially on long drives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hard Magic: Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Larry Correia
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    Overall
    (5973)
    Performance
    (5423)
    Story
    (5438)

    Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

    Clinton says: "Not what I thought it was going to be."
    "Just Awful"
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    Would you try another book from Larry Correia and/or Bronson Pinchot?

    I really tried to give this book a chance and listened for an hour and a half. It was terrible


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something a lot more upbeat than this


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Bronson Pinchot?

    I'm not sure. The convict that eas trying to catch Violet sounded half asleep and none of thr voiced sat well with me.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm definetly sorry I bought this book

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Next Always: Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2386)
    Performance
    (2113)
    Story
    (2121)

    The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, the changing of hands, and even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major face-lift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect in the family, Beckett’s social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was sixteen.

    krista says: "A cozy romance"
    "Will read the whole series"
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    Would you listen to The Next Always again? Why?

    I don't think I'd listen to it again. I have the next two books to help keep me informed about the characters in this book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bechet wasmy favorite. He was so good with the kids and you never felt like he wanted just Claire and not the whole package


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    I think a sign of a good reader is when you don't notice that they're there. They are just part of the story that keeps things moving.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. I listen in my car and don't usually listen at home.


    Any additional comments?

    You always know you'll have a happy ending with a Nora Roberts book and that's not suvh a bad thing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1867)
    Performance
    (1622)
    Story
    (1637)

    After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie's bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton's premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it's on Stephanie to track down the con man. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape...or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive.

    G. House Sr. says: "Tedious Formulaic with same-old same-old"
    "Hurry up with 20!"
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    What did you love best about Notorious Nineteen?

    The characters only get better and better. Janet Evanovitz keep the stories fresh and interesting.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Stephanie Plum is still my favorite. Things just seem to happen to her and she never gives up. Its always a game to see how many cars she'll lose in any one book.


    What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

    She's an old friend now and has her performance down to a T. She is perfect for the series.


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

    I always laugh out loud at least once every book. We were at a football game and I was reading one of the series on my iPhone and started laughing out loud. My husband thought I ws crazy until I told him what I was reading.


    Any additional comments?

    The wait for the next installmernt is always hard. I truly look forward to the next one and hope for the next one and hope she doesn't stop.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Boyfriend: The Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1942)
    Performance
    (1710)
    Story
    (1731)

    Owen is the organizer of the Montgomery clan, running the family’s construction business with an iron fist - and an even less flexible spreadsheet. And though his brothers give him grief for his compulsive list making, the Inn BoonsBoro is about to open right on schedule. The only thing Owen didn’t plan for was Avery MacTavish... Avery’s popular pizza place is right across the street from the inn, giving her a firsthand look at its amazing renovation - and a newfound appreciation for Owen.

    Lynne Phelps says: "Speed up your MP3 Player!"
    "Basic Nora Roberts"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The stalker story line was a little extra creepy. In real life I would hope they would have taken the threat more seriously.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Chosen a different adversary than the stalker


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    Do you think The Last Boyfriend needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Sure. There are two more main women that need mates.


    Any additional comments?

    I say this is your basic Nora Roberts book because you know within the first couple of chapters who the main male and female love interest will be and the book just develops the relationship with various ups and downs. I'll read the next two in the series and I'm sure more Nora Roberts after that because I enjoy a happy ending.

    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
    (4800)
    Performance
    (4121)
    Story
    (4097)

    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"
    "New Series"
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    What made the experience of listening to Her Royal Spyness the most enjoyable?

    It was a cute story line. It was a great book for a long drive. The story kept your interest and was a pleasant idea. I'm going to read the next one in the series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By June Casagrande
    • Narrated By Shelley Frasier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Here's some good news for everyone who's ever been bullied into believing they can't speak their own language: The grammar snobs are bluffing. Half the "rules" they use to humiliate others are really just judgment calls and the rest they don't even understand themselves. Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies is a laugh-out-loud funny collection of anecdotes and essays on grammar and punctuation, as well as hilarious critiques of the self-appointed language experts.

    Scott says: "One of the Best"
    "Boring"
    Overall
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    What disappointed you about Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies?

    This was like sitting in my seventh grade english class. We memorized 52 prepositions and learned how to conjugate verbs in 23 tenses. Sr Ann Veronica was more interesting than this book. I couldn't make it through the whole thing, even though I try to see every book to the end no matter how weak it is. It was awful


    What could June Casagrande have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I don't think this book could be fixed


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Her narration didn't make any difference to the content.


    Any additional comments?

    Very disappointing

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • My Happy Days in Hollywood: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Garry Marshall
    • Narrated By Garry Marshall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (104)

    Once called a legend in his own time slot, Garry Marshall has been among the most successful writers, directors, and producers in America for more than five decades. In My Happy Days in Hollywood, Marshall takes us on a journey from his stickball-playing days in the Bronx to his time at the helm of some of the most popular television series and movies of all time, sharing the joys and challenges of working with the Fonz and the young Julia Roberts, the “street performer” Robin Williams, and the young Anne Hathaway, among many others.

    Leslie says: "Heartfelt, Open and Honest"
    "Terrific all the way through"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of My Happy Days in Hollywood to be better than the print version?

    Yes! Listening to Garry Marshall narrate was at least half the fun. He was wonderful.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Garry Marshall himself was the best character


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I especially liked his stories about directing his movies. I also liked listening to him talk about his childhood in the Bronx.


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

    I laughed out loud several times. It was wonderful.


    Any additional comments?

    I have recommended this audio book to several people.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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