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Carol

St George, UT 84770 | Member Since 2011

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  • The Valley of Horses: Earth's Children, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1150)
    Performance
    (735)
    Story
    (754)

    Ayla, the unforgettable heroine of The Clan of the Cave Bear, sets out on her own odyssey of discovery away from the nurturing adoptive family and friends of the Clan. She is in search of others like herself and in search of love.

    Lois says: "Engrossing story that needs some abridgment"
    "Good story"
    Overall

    This is a good story, in a series of good stories. I did NOT like the narrator, she sounded like she was reading to a group of First Graders. That would not be so bad until she was talking about the sexual scenes, it gave me the creeps.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Keeper of Lost Causes: Department Q, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Jussi Adler-Olsen
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1851)
    Performance
    (1614)
    Story
    (1610)

    Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark's premier crime writer. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in northern Europe, and he's won just about every Nordic crime-writing award, including the prestigious Glass Key Award-also won by Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson, and Jo Nesbo. Now, Dutton is thrilled to introduce him to America.

    Kelli N. Perkins says: "Maximum Thrill and Fabulous Characters"
    "Didn't work for me."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    More endearing lead detective. The story seemed to drag along, there was enough going on, it just wasn't very interesting. I hate stories that wrap things up in the last few minutes of the epilogue. I like to follow the characters a little more to after 13-14 hours of listening.
    It doesn't have to be a sappy 'happy ever after', but for me it needs a little more follow through.


    What could Jussi Adler-Olsen have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Make the lead characters more dynamic and engaging. Karl was a smart detective, but a bore; old, worn out, walked on by everyone in his life. Hassad (sp?) his assistant was the only bright spot in the book.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Erik Davies?

    He spoke clearly but so dry.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Keeper of Lost Causes?

    Hoddy (sp?) the paralyzed co-worker in the hospital. The story made us think he had some involvement in solving the crimes, but he really didn't. He could have been pulled into the story much more with his brain functioning where his body couldn't. Seemed like page fillers.

    The needy slutty wife, that Karl hadn't lived with in many years, had no bearing on the story. Nor did the waste product of a step son, more page fillers with no contribution to the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm sorry, I kept listening, thinking the story would redeem itself in the end, and it never happened for me.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (586)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (170)

    One day in 1957, in the third-grade classroom of St. Brigid's parochial school, an exasperated Sister Mary Lurana bent over a restless young William O'Reilly and said, "William, you are a bold, fresh piece of humanity." Little did she know that she was, early in his career as a troublemaker, defining the essence of Bill O'Reilly and providing him with the title of his brash and entertaining issues-based memoir.

    James says: "Avid Reader Explains Bold Fresh is a must Listen"
    "Great book"
    Overall

    The wit and wisdom of O'Reilly comes through.
    Great life stories and high principals have you nodding and laughing at a trip through history. His history and his experiences are ours, and easy to relate to. He is indeed Bold and Fresh.
    You have to admire his courage and high standards.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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