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Antonia

United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 57 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2015
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  • The Racketeer

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By J.D. Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4390)
    Performance
    (3708)
    Story
    (3704)

    Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.... Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

    Charles says: "Eh."
    "Not a very good book to listen to very borring."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I did not like this audible. I bought this months ago and still have not finished it. It does not draw me back to pick it up. It was a waste of money.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Hopefully something exciting.


    What didn’t you like about J.D. Jackson’s performance?

    Did not like it


    What character would you cut from The Racketeer?

    Get rid of the book


    Any additional comments?

    The authors first books were very good. Know he is getting weak.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emily Goes to Exeter: The Traveling Matchmaker, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Helen Lisanti
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (90)

    A dead employer’s legacy of five thousand pounds allows spinster Hannah Pym to resign from housekeeping and find adventure traveling the English countryside by stagecoach. But adventure soon finds Miss Pym in the form of Miss Emily Freemantle, a spoilt violet-eyed beauty fleeing an arranged marriage to a rake she has never met. When the girl’s darkly handsome betrothed boards their stage, Miss Pym is certain Emily was rash to bolt from this aristocratic catch!

    Kelly says: "love the matchmaker"
    "Interesting"
    Overall
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    What does Helen Lisanti bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    You can feel the people coming out of the book. She expresses them very well


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19601)
    Performance
    (16272)
    Story
    (16883)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Susan says: "Fifty Shades of Bad Writing"
    "Very slow"
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    What did you like best about Fifty Shades of Grey? What did you like least?

    I did like some of the story.
    It has taken me some time to get thru this book. I found it to be very slow listening, except for some parts. I do not like the person narrating. I find her boring and when she changes her voice to the male form it's not very good. She makes the story go slow. I am told that the 2nd book is better. I hope that it is better on audible.
    Respectfully,
    Antonia


    Would you recommend Fifty Shades of Grey to your friends? Why or why not?

    I was recomended to this book by many friends. I just don't know if it's that good on Audible.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Becca Battoe?

    A young voice yes. A person with more harmoney to her voice. Someone who can change her voice to the male form that it's convinsing. The best bet would be to have a male reader for the male part.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    It will be a move and I hope to see it.


    Any additional comments?

    .. Preview your own books. Have other people preview them and give you their opinions before you sell it to the public. The books is not terrible just that the narrator make it un- interesting. The parts that are good in this book you have your imagination help there

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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