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Carol

Just a book listening girl..

State College, PA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Fall of Giants: The Century Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8303)
    Performance
    (5000)
    Story
    (4990)

    Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

    Keith says: "Ken Follett and John Lee / Audible's Dream Team"
    "Long and Lavish, but great read/listen"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this book. It is definitely LONG! But, sometimes I like that. The characters and their stories were quite enjoyable. It was interesting how he made them twist and intersect. I am definitely looking forward to the next book in this series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way he used history to be the background of interesting characters and the way he interwove their stories.


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

    no cramps in your hands from trying to hold an incredible HUGE book. haha


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I've Got Your Number: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Sophie Kinsella
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1238)
    Performance
    (1075)
    Story
    (1068)

    Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect! Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree.

    Erin says: "Pure fun"
    "Typical Sophie Kinsella Novel"
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    If you could sum up I've Got Your Number in three words, what would they be?

    smart, funny, predictable


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story. It was not ingenious, but it was still enjoyable. I like this author, and have read many of her books, including the Shopoholic series. If you like those, then you will probably like this. I found myself lost a couple of times, so it was a little slow, but still fun and quirky like Kinsella's other books. I like that she comes up with stories that are current and have new plot ideas.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes, I thought it was a good narration. Not hard to follow, and understandable.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9958)
    Performance
    (7432)
    Story
    (7472)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    haesel says: "Where was this woman's editor?"
    "A Grown Up Novel for Harry Potter Fans"
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    What did you love best about A Discovery of Witches?

    I liked the story. It was a bit slow at parts, but the characters were interesting and the plot did move along. I am very excited for the sequel to come out. It has taken forever! I liked that the characters were older and not kids. But it still has the witches/vampires/etc... that I enjoy in this genre. I would definitely read it again.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sex, Murder, and a Double Latte

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kyra Davis
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1660)
    Performance
    (796)
    Story
    (818)

    Thriller scribe Sophie Katz is as hard-boiled as a woman who drinks Grande Caramel Brownie Frappuccionos can be. So Sophie knows it's not paranoia, or post-divorce, living-alone-again jitters, when she becomes convinced that a crazed reader is sneaking into her apartment to reenact scenes from her books. The police, however, can't tell a good plot from an unmarked grave.

    Sandi J Wilson says: "FABULOUS FIND"
    "So FUNNY!!!"
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    What did you love best about Sex, Murder, and a Double Latte?

    I completely love all the characters in this series, especially Sophie Katz. This is not a series for the serious mystery enthusiast. But it is a very entertaining series for "junk" reading. I just love a good laugh and this series makes me laugh so much! I have listened to the whole series several times.


    What other book might you compare Sex, Murder, and a Double Latte to and why?

    Probably Janet Evanovich's One for the Money series.


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

    I think her voices are very fun, and sometimes I forget it is just one voice!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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