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Avis

Kernersville, NC, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Virginia Hamilton
    • Narrated By Andrew Barnes
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    Virginia Hamilton (1936-2002), a giant in the world of children's literature, was the first African-American woman to win a Newbery Medal and the first children's book author to be awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant. In her prize-winning anthology of American Black folktales, The People Could Fly, Hamilton has gathered and retold a collection of stories that teach us much, move us deeply, and make us laugh out loud.

    Ann says: "Fly Indeed"
    "Entertaining and educational"
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    Would you listen to The People Could Fly again? Why?

    The stories were fun and in the process my daughter and I learned much from the historic facts included in the audio.


    What other book might you compare The People Could Fly to and why?

    Is the first time I read / hear this type of literature.


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

    His voice is powerful, magical, it demands your attention.


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

    yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Great for quality time with your young one. Great dialogue starter.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wonder

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated By Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
    Overall
    (1068)
    Performance
    (970)
    Story
    (966)

    August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?R. J. Palacio has crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and writing that shines with spare emotional power.

    Jay says: "A Beautiful Story"
    "Great message"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It is so positive and real. My daughter and I listened to it in the car. When we would get to our destination we would sit in the car dreading to turn it off. It was funny and very sweet.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The message of kindness, love, forgiveness. Just a lovely book for any age.


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

    He brings the characters alive.


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

    Every part. It is a book that should be recommended for all pre-teens, and all educators.


    Any additional comments?

    Great job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Man in 3B

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Carl Weber
    • Narrated By Mike Ray, Shay Moore, King Parker, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (294)
    Performance
    (260)
    Story
    (262)

    Meet Darryl Graham, or as his new neighbors call him, The Man in 3B. Darryl's new to the Jamaica, Queens building, but from day one he's made quite an impression on his neighbors. He has made it very clear he greatly values his privacy, but he is the man every woman wants and every man wants to be, so inquiring minds want to know. Unfortunately, in Darryl's world, what you know can hurt you. And when he winds up dead, those inquiring minds become the prime suspects.

    Dream says: "Epilogue brings the story together"
    "AWESOME"
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    Would you listen to The Man in 3B again? Why?

    Yes. It was intense, unpredictable, enthralling, fun. I laughed and I held my breath. I could not put it down. I have read several books by this author, this is the best thus far. If you like Webber , you will love this book.


    What other book might you compare The Man in 3B to and why?

    I normally read historical novels so, none. This was a delightful surprise.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Darryl


    If you could take any character from The Man in 3B out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Darryl. He was smart, kind, sensitive, thoughtful lover and a bad ass tug. But you would never know it was so.


    Any additional comments?

    Get this book. FYI The love scenes are HOT HOT HOT without being tacky.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lord of Ice

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Gaelen Foley
    • Narrated By Emma Greene
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (71)

    Damien Knight, the earl of Winterley, is proud, aloof, and tormented by memories of war. Though living in seclusion, he is named guardian to a fellow officer's ward. Instead of the young homeless waif he was expecting, however, Miranda FitzHubert is a stunning, passionate beauty who invades his sanctuary and forces him back into society. Struggling to maintain honor and self-control, Damien now faces an even greater threat: desire.

    Karen says: "Ughhhh the worst reader!"
    "Decent story BAD narrator"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The story line was good, but the narrator made it painfully difficult to stick with it. Very distracting. I felt like downloading the Kindle version just to not have to listen to Mrs. Greene less than stellar performance.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lord of Ice?

    The Hero saving the young heroine from the bad guys at the beginning of the book.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Emma Greene’s performances?

    NEVER. Well maybe in the future after she improves.


    Did Lord of Ice inspire you to do anything?

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    I was so disappointed with the narrator and having wasted my money that I don't believe I am being as objective as I would be under different circumstances. The story in my opinion was hurt by the narrator. I suggest the hard copy version

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Duchess in Love

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (161)

    Gina was forced into marriage with the Duke of Girton at an age when she'd have been better off in a schoolroom than a ballroom. Directly after the ceremony, her handsome spouse promptly fled to the continent, leaving the marriage unconsummated and Gina quite indignant. Now, she is one of the most well-known ladies in London... living on the edge of scandal - desired by many men, but resisting giving herself to any one. Finally, Camden, the Duke of Girton, has returned home, to discover that his naÏve bride has blossomed into the toast of the town.

    Cecillia says: "Fun and entertaining listen!"
    "Crazy Love"
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    If you could sum up Duchess in Love in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, gripping and delightful


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Duchess in Love?

    When Emis husband died in her room the first and only night she slept with him in hopes to have a legitimate heir. OMG it was a laugh out loud moment, even though I felt bad for the poor man... The circumstances leading up to the events, were too funny...


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

    She is pretty good. I enjoy her.


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

    When Carola confessed her love to Topey.


    Any additional comments?

    The "Man of Business" was assigned a tough task. He deserved a raised after the painfully embarrassing situation in which he found himself. The HOT Bath was definitely a good choice. The love scenes were mild but nice. The lack of Steamy love scenes did not diminish my enjoyment. But, I did miss them.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Lady Awakened: Blackshear Family Series # 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Cecilia Grant
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (324)
    Performance
    (292)
    Story
    (290)

    Newly widowed and desperate to protect her estate and beloved servants from her malevolent brother-in-law, Martha Russell conceives a daring plan. Or rather, a daring plan to conceive. After all, if she has an heir on the way, her future will be secured. Forsaking all she knows of propriety, Martha approaches her neighbor, a London exile with a wicked reputation, and offers a strictly business proposition: a month of illicit interludes... for a fee.

    Benoibe says: "Excellent Debut Novel. Perfect Narration."
    "Different"
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    If you could sum up A Lady Awakened in three words, what would they be?

    Good but slow.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Theo. He so so patient, smart, kind, loving, funny and persistent.


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    Everything. She did a good job with the different characters and voices


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The reluctant lover


    Any additional comments?

    This book is slow but it is good. Unpredictable and different. The ending is sort of abrupt but it does not take away from the story. The plot is weird, but so is Martha. Our heroine is emotionally perturbed/damaged. The healing process is sloooww. The love scenes (eventually) are pretty good. It is worth a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Prince Charming (Ascension Trilogy)

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Gaelen Foley
    • Narrated By Nell Geisslinger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (300)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (251)

    Destiny casts its hand one perfect moonlit night when Ascencion's most elusive highwayman, the Masked Rider, chooses the wrong coach to rob. For inside is Rafael, the prince of the kingdom, renowned for his hot-blooded pursuits of women and other decadent pleasures. The failed raid leaves the equally notorious Masked Rider wounded and facing a hangman's noose.

    Benoibe says: "Excellent novel. Absolutely a must read!"
    "Delicious romance"
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    What did you love best about Prince Charming (Ascension Trilogy)?

    The twist and turns. The unexpected scenarios and the strong heroine.


    What other book might you compare Prince Charming (Ascension Trilogy) to and why?

    Because of the unpredictability of the story, and the smart, funny and strong will heroine I would compare it to The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie


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

    Not sure. this performance was pretty good.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Much more than a Prince.


    Any additional comments?

    Very tasteful. The love scenes were few but the story kept the book flowing so that the listener is totally enchanted by the Prince and its antics.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage: Highland Pleasures, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (656)
    Performance
    (616)
    Story
    (612)

    Lady Isabella Scranton scandalized London by leaving her husband, notorious artist Lord Mac Mackenzie, after only three turbulent years of marriage. But Mac has a few tricks to get the Lady back in his life, and more importantly, back into his bed.

    CAROLYN says: "REALLY GREAT LISTEN & VERY ENJOYABLE"
    "A LOVE SO STRONG IT HURTS"
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    What made the experience of listening to Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage the most enjoyable?

    Many things: The narration was awesome, the story was engaging and exciting. I don't believe there is a woman that would not want to be loved the way Mac loved Isabella, and I am sure most men wish they had it going on like Mac. He is magnificent (after he got over his traumatic childhood issues).


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Love story. The strength that Isabella exhibited is the kind of strength women claim to have, but very few actually do.


    What about Angela Dawe’s performance did you like?

    She has the voices down extremely well. The sexy scottish accent, the British accent, the confident/sexy tone she gives Isabella and the no nonsense masculine twist of all the males, gave me goose bumps.


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

    No. I wanted it to go on... So I tried but failed to strech it out.


    Any additional comments?

    The love scenes were HOT HOT HOT.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie: Highland Pleasures, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jennifer Ashley
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1521)
    Performance
    (1382)
    Story
    (1383)

    It was whispered all through London society that he was a murderer, that he'd spent his youth in an asylum and was not to be trusted - especially with a lady. Any woman caught in his presence was immediately ruined. Yet Beth found herself inexorably drawn to the Scottish lord whose hint of a brogue wrapped around her like silk and whose touch could draw her into a world of ecstasy.

    Lupdilup says: "FANTASTIC BOOK, NICELLY PERFORMED."
    "AWESOME"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie to be better than the print version?

    I did not have the written version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is unpredictable, exciting, sensual, sexy, hot, fun, unbelievably enthralling.


    Which character – as performed by Angela Dawe – was your favorite?

    Beth was the bomb! She was strong, smart, unbending, and very coning.


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

    I loved it. I could not stop listening. Mrs. Ashley has become one of my favorites authors.


    Any additional comments?

    Not for the faint of heart. Well written, strong, but not vulgar. The dialogues were fabulous.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Winifred Watson
    • Narrated By Frances McDormand
    Overall
    (1148)
    Performance
    (594)
    Story
    (594)

    Miss Pettigrew is a down-on-her-luck, middle-aged governess sent by her employment agency to work for a nightclub singer rather than a household of unruly children. Over a period of 24 hours, as she becomes caught up in the life of Delysia LaFloss, her own life is changed - forever. This charming, funny, light-hearted 1938 novel was a bestseller on its first appearance. Read by Academy Award winning actress Frances McDormand, who stars in the 2008 film as Miss Pettigrew.

    Holly C. Salley says: "Adorable"
    "OK"
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    What did you like best about Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day? What did you like least?

    It was funny. It was too slow. This is a story written sometime ago, so it is not surprising that it was somewhat, not up to par.


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

    Faster pace.


    What three words best describe Frances McDormand’s performance?

    She did well.


    Do you think Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I did not enjoy this book, so, no.


    Any additional comments?

    It was not a bad story, just not what I expected.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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