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Cecilia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

ratings
14
REVIEWS
11
FOLLOWING
1
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
4

  • Touch & Go

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Regina Reagan, Jennifer Woodward
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    Justin and Libby Denbe have it all: a beautiful daughter, a gorgeous house, a great marriage, admired by all. Arriving at the crime scene of their home, investigator Tessa Leoni finds no witnesses, no ransom demands or motive - just a perfect little family, gone. But Tessa knows that flawless fronts can hide the darkest secrets. Now, she must race against the clock to uncover the truth. Who would want to kidnap such a family? And how far would they be willing to go?

    Rajesh says: "A good thriller - Not Lisa's best"
    "Boring and dragged out but good twist at the end"
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    What did you like best about Touch & Go? What did you like least?

    Good beginning but went downhill. Story implausible but at least an element of surprise at the end!


    Would you recommend Touch & Go to your friends? Why or why not?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Watching You

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Michael Robotham
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (70)

    Marnie Logan often feels like she's being watched. Nothing she can quite put her finger on - a whisper of breath on the back of her neck, or a shadow in the corner of her eye - and now her life is frozen. Her husband Daniel has been missing for more than a year. Depressed and increasingly desperate, she seeks the help of clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin. Joe is concerned by Marnie's reluctance to talk about the past, but then she discovers a book packed with pictures, interviews with friends, former teachers, old flames and workmates Daniel was preparing for her birthday.

    Janie says: "Brilliant series, by brilliant author."
    "Can't stop listening"
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    Where does Watching You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In a league of its own. Maybe as good as 'Watching you' also by Michael Robotham


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Piper Hadley. One can understand the immaturity, innocence and ignorance of a lonely teenage girl


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

    Yes. In 'Watching You. He is an excellent narrator


    Any additional comments?

    I hope to find more of this standard by Audible

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Someone Else's Love Story: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Joshilyn Jackson
    • Narrated By Joshilyn Jackson
    Overall
    (221)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (199)

    Someone Else's Love Story is beloved and highly acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Joshilyn Jackson's funny, charming, and poignant novel about science and miracles, secrets and truths, faith and forgiveness; about falling in love, and learning that things aren't always what they seem - or what we hope they will be.

    ~Beloved~ says: "perfectly delightful"
    "The crappiest audible buy ever!"
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    What would have made Someone Else's Love Story better?

    The narrator assumes the audience is as interested as she is in her navel-gazing and high-school girl mental ramblings


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Dont know. Am losing faith in Audible books.... this was a true waste of money


    Would you be willing to try another one of Joshilyn Jackson’s performances?

    Definitely not!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Nothing. It was just so disappointing!


    Any additional comments?

    I think there should be some vetting so that Audible books reach a minimum standard before they are put on the market. Unlike the bookstore, we cant browse it properly nor can we return the book and ask for a refundAlternatively give members a chance to get a refund if after the first 5 minutes the purchase turns out to be absolute disaster....

    I see the review does not allow a ZERO star. I think the one star is ovegenerous

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Cast of Shadows

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Guilfoile
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (107)

    A bereaved doctor undertakes a diabolical experiment in a shattering philosophical thriller that anticipates the moral, social, and metaphysical dilemmas science is poised to confront. Davis Moore is a fertility doctor in Chicago specializing in reproductive cloning, when his 17-year-old daughter is brutally raped and murdered. The case is investigated but never solved. Months later, Moore retrieves her belongings from the police, and finds among them a vial containing the killer's DNA.

    cristina says: "Original to a fault"
    "Cant stop listening!"
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    Would you listen to Cast of Shadows again? Why?

    Amazing plot, very original and relevant in this age


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

    Not much. The plot was so good reading it in a would have been equally enjoyable


    Any additional comments?

    I hope Audible offers more books of this calibre. Also suggest Audible starts a category `medical thrillers'

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Holding the Dream: Dream #2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    Overall
    (306)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (193)

    Kate Powell had been orphaned at an early age, when she had, essentially, watched her parents die. Her family had been taken away, but she had been given another. The distant kinship didn't matter to Thomas and Susan Templeton. They had taken her in, raised her as their own, given her a home and love. And now, 20 years later, she has learned the truth from a colleague of her father.

    tina says: "always great"
    "Corny"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    quite disappointing for a book by Nora Roberts, especially after reading `The Witness'. Boring story and such horribly affected voice


    Has Holding the Dream turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Sandra Burr?

    Nobody can be as bad as Sandra Burr. The worst female narrator I've listened to from Audible. Reminds me of primary school concert performances


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Orphan Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christina Baker Kline
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy, Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3155)
    Performance
    (2802)
    Story
    (2798)

    Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community-service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse.... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

    Susan says: "Fascinating Journey for Two"
    "The best audible"
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    What did you love best about Orphan Train?

    The story line was good and performance outstanding.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That it depicted poverty in North America in such a vivid way


    What about Jessica Almasy and Suzanne Toren ’s performance did you like?

    I wish more audible books were in the league of Jessica Almasy and Suzanne Toren's performance.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope to find another audible book near this standard

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mirror Image

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Sandra Brown
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (351)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (202)

    The crash of a Dallas-bound jet wasn't just a tragedy to TV reporter Avery Daniels; it was an act of fate that handed her a golden opportunity to further her career. Mistaken for a glamorous, selfish woman named Carole Rutledge, the badly injured Avery would find that plastic surgery had given her Carole's face, a famous senatorial candidate for a husband, and a powerful Texas dynasty for in-laws.

    Mary says: "Good read"
    "Vet narrators please!"
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    What would have made Mirror Image better?

    The narrator's voice was barely audible at times dipping so low to almost a growl. Apart from poor diction,the voice sounded like the narrator's chin seemed to be stuck in his chest and that took away any enjoyment a reader could have had. Disappointing because the basically the story line looked good, but the frustration of missing so much due to poor narration prevented me from being able to complete listening to the book.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow Woman: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (385)
    Performance
    (315)
    Story
    (322)

    Lizette Henry wakes up one morning and makes a terrifying discovery: She doesn't recognize the face she sees in the mirror. She remembers what she looks like, but her reflection is someone else's. To add to the shock, two years seem to have disappeared from her life. Someone has gone to great and inexplicable lengths to keep those missing years hidden forever. But the past always finds a way to return.

    Heather says: "I loved this book!!"
    "Watch out if you dont enjoy expletives!"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I bought this going by the review. The story was interesting, but what really put me off is the amount of expletives/four-letter words liberally sprinkled throughout the narration.
    It really marred any possibility of me enjoying the narration as I don't live in an environment where expletives/four-letter words are used so liberally.
    I suggest Audible warns members/listeners which books are full of such four language.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Predictable


    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • My Kind of Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (377)
    Performance
    (324)
    Story
    (327)

    RITA recipient Robyn Carr is the number one New York Times best-selling author of the wildly popular Virgin River books. The 20th in the series, My Kind of Christmas follows Patrick, the youngest Riordan brother, as he recovers from a tragic loss. After his best friend dies, Patrick tries to forget his sorrow in the arms of Jack Sheridan's beautiful niece, Angie. Now the couple just wants to be left alone this Christmas- but their families have other ideas.

    SIMARA says: "My kind of Christmas romance..."
    "DISAPPOINTING"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Plot too corny


    Has My Kind of Christmas turned you off from other books in this genre?

    yes


    What three words best describe Therese Plummer’s performance?

    BORING PULP CORNY


    Could you see My Kind of Christmas being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    NO


    Any additional comments?

    I WENT BY REVIEWS BUT WILL BE CAREFUL IN FUTURE

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7163)
    Performance
    (6236)
    Story
    (6217)

    Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

    Amazon Customer says: "A great book"
    "Truly entertaining"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Maybe just to a female friend


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

    Yes, the part when she was in the Safe House about to celebrate her birthday


    Any additional comments?

    My esteem for Audible has certainly increased after enjoying this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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