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Bee

Martinez, CA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Something Blue

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Emily Giffin
    • Narrated By Christine Marshall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (499)
    Performance
    (330)
    Story
    (323)

    Darcy Rhone thought she had it all figured out: the more beautiful the girl, the more charmed her life. Never mind substance. Never mind playing by the rules. Never mind karma.But Darcy’s neat, perfect world turns upside down when her best friend, Rachel, the plain-Jane “good girl,” steals her fiancé, while Darcy finds herself completely alone for the first time in her life… with a baby on the way.

    Vinessa says: "Better than expected"
    "Better than Borrowed"
    Overall
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    Where does Something Blue rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    For light and fun listening, good audiobook.


    Would you recommend Something Blue to your friends? Why or why not?

    If you liked Something Borrowed, you'll enjoy the continuing drama of Darcy. But the narrator's voice is really irritating because its so whiney.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end (don't want to spoil the ending).


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

    The Drama Queen goes on. . .


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17848)
    Performance
    (15871)
    Story
    (15828)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Good story but a bit too long in some parts"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to 11-22-63 the most enjoyable?

    The time travel and how it worked.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 11-22-63?

    Don't want to give away the ending but its at the climax of the story.


    What three words best describe Craig Wasson’s voice?

    Too mature/older to portray a supposedly youthful 35 years old man.


    Any additional comments?

    The tone of the narrator's voice would change through the book. Again, his voice sounded more like a man past his forties.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Stephen Chbosky
    • Narrated By Noah Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2042)
    Performance
    (1859)
    Story
    (1881)

    Most people think 15-year-old Charlie is a freak. But then seniors Patrick and his beautiful stepsister Sam take Charlie under their wings and introduce him to their eclectic, open-minded, hard-partying friends. It is from these older kids that Charlie learns to live and love.

    FanB14 says: "Intelligent, Absorbing Coming of Age Story"
    "Sweet read; brings back good memories of high scho"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to The Perks of Being a Wallflower the most enjoyable?

    Narrator does a good job of convincing reader that he's Charlie. Also Charlie is a funny writer.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Perks of Being a Wallflower?

    The twist at the end.


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

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7898)
    Performance
    (6919)
    Story
    (6933)

    When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees. Now, Ana and Christian have it all - love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy.

    SIMARA says: "We ate the dessert first..."
    "Should have stopped at Darker"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No, as poorly written as the first two in the triology, the storyline for Freed goes off the deep end. Its like James had nothing else to write so she made up stupid scenes and made Ana appear to be even more juvenile than she is. Not worth it. Stop after Darker.


    Has Fifty Shades Freed turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes. The intense sex in the first book was a good read but then it got to be too much and honestly boring.


    What three words best describe Becca Battoe’s performance?

    Annoying at first, but then you get used to it as Ana.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    Not to be so perfect.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8861)
    Performance
    (7700)
    Story
    (7712)

    Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist.

    Tracy L says: "I CAN'T LISTEN ANY LONGER! I'M BUYING THE BOOK."
    "If you read Grey, you have to read Darker"
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    Would you listen to Fifty Shades Darker again? Why?

    Yes, lots of detail explored from the first book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Angst of Christian Grey.


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

    no.


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

    When Christian breaks down in front of Ana.


    0 of 0 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
    (15300)
    Performance
    (12626)
    Story
    (13267)

    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.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "First book of the Trilogy is definitely worth a re"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifty Shades of Grey to be better than the print version?

    Did not read print.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course Christian Grey. Too perfect to be real but you had to sympathize with his dark side and desired to be loved.


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

    no.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    Overall
    (16928)
    Performance
    (15059)
    Story
    (15102)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Keeps you wanting more"
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    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    Yes. The story starts out fairly slow and if you weren't paying attention you may have missed some things. Due to all the twists and turns and thoughts in main characters head, hard to keep the real facts straight.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gone Girl?

    Unbelieveable actions from antagonist.


    What does Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Kirby's voice was a bit annoying at first (too high pitched) but then you got used to it. By the end, both narrators really were perfect for their characters. Made you really visual who they were.


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

    Not all in one seating because it was too long but definitely as fast as you could listen.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (17882)
    Performance
    (13729)
    Story
    (13674)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Hilarious Tina Fey"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Bossypants in three words, what would they be?

    Don't read the book on your own. Listen to the audiobook.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All of her stories.


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

    No.


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

    motherhood and pregnancy


    Any additional comments?

    Nothing beats an audiobook narrated by the author, especially Tina Fey. You can't make up her phrases and jokes in your own voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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