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Chantal Noordeloos

Chanti

The Netherlands | Member Since 2014

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  • High Moor 2: Moonstruck

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Graeme Reynolds
    • Narrated By Chris Barnes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (36)

    The people of High Moor are united in horror at the latest tragedy to befall their small town. As dawn breaks, the town is left to count the cost and mourn its dead, while breathing a collective sigh of relief. John Simpson, the apparent perpetrator of the horrific murders, is in police custody. The nightmare is over. Isn't it? Detective Inspector Phil Fletcher and his partner, Constable Olivia Garner, have started to uncover some unsettling evidence during their investigations of John Simpson's past - evidence that supports his impossible claims: that he is a werewolf....

    James says: "More bite than bark."
    "A rollercoaster ride of blood and guts"
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    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up High Moor 2: Moonstruck in three words, what would they be?

    Gory
    Gripping
    Heartbreaking


    What was one of the most memorable moments of High Moor 2: Moonstruck?

    Olivia vs Connie


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

    I love the accents he does. The narrator has a wonderful way of bringing the characters to life, and really letting the reader feel the 'setting'. In my head they would have sounded different.


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

    The relationship between John and Marie. But there were many points that tugged at my heart strings.


    Any additional comments?

    Wonderful read. I never liked werewolves too much, only read this because a friend recommended it, but I might have actually changed my mind after these books. Great work by the author and the narrator added an extra layer of awesome.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Doodeedoo

    • UNABRIDGED (16 mins)
    • By Tony Gilbert
    • Narrated By Chris Barnes
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    This is the tale of Doodeedoo, who was made of socks and superglue by a little mouse with tiny paws, red painted lips, and well-trimmed claws. She'd read a book called Frankenstein but never passed page 109, and as she said, "I'll have a go!" The mouse picked up some thread to sew... And so the tale goes. A fun story for children, written in rhyme and a lesson in not judging a book by its cover... so to speak.

    Chantal Noordeloos says: "cute childrens story"
    "cute childrens story"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Doodeedoo to be better than the print version?

    I really think the narrator brings extra life to the story. It's wonderfully narrated.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Fred. He was a quirky character.


    What about Chris Barnes’s performance did you like?

    The different voices, the pacing of the narration and the great intonation. His Scottish accent is so nice to listen to and he reads beautifully.


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

    It's a rather short children's book, so this question is not too relevant.


    Any additional comments?

    I was given a free copy in exchange for a review. I don't read a lot of children's books, but this one was very creative and sweet. I think it's a lovely read for primary school children.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Trouble with Pixies: Edinburgh Elementals, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By Gayle Ramage
    • Narrated By Chris Barnes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    A short, urban fantasy tale set in Edinburgh, Scotland. An introduction to the Edinburgh Elementals series. Michael has just moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, to make a fresh start with his three children. While they're out exploring the city, he's relaxing with a glass of wine. That is until a knock on the front door leads to a bizarre revelation from a strange, red-haired woman, and an encounter in the attic with some unexpected guests.

    Bryant says: "Good story, TOO SHORT"
    "Brilliantly narrated, okay story"
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    Story
    Where does The Trouble with Pixies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Somewhere in the middle. I love the narrator of this, he did the story a lot of justice


    Would you be willing to try another book from Gayle Ramage? Why or why not?

    Hmmm not sure. I liked the writing style well enough, but the story fell a little flat for me. The book is marked as YA, but it felt more like a children's book (for 3rd or 4th grade kids) and lacked a little imagination. Though the setting was interesting enough.


    What about Chris Barnes’s performance did you like?

    I loved the different accents, and the fast pace of the narrative. There was real 'life' in the characters.


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

    No, not at all.


    Any additional comments?

    I think this will be a nice story for younger children. For me it lacked a bit of layers, and the story itself didn't live up to the promise. I didn't want to give it two stars, because it wasn't bad. I feel the narrator really spruced it up for me, though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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