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Cheryl

Nevada City, California, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • In the Face of Jinn

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Cheryl Howard Crew
    • Narrated By Bryce Howard
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    Two American sisters, Christine and Elizabeth Shepherd, are on a silk-buying trip in India for their business in California. After Elizabeth mysteriously disappears, Christine is compelled to challenge the ineffectual U.S. and Indian bureaucracies and venture alone, with various strangers as guides, to find her sister. Disguised in the traditional female garb of some Islamic cultures, Christine continues her search in Afghanistan and Pakistan. She navigates the mysterious tribes of the Pashtuns, has a dangerous encounter with the Taliban, and learns to fear the "Jinn", the devils that dominate the superstitions of the people she must understand in order to survive.

    Lisa says: "Don't waste you time or money"
    "Learn about Arab coustoms!"
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    Where does In the Face of Jinn rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was a good book, it almost lost me but I stuck with it and loved it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Learning about the customs and dress and what went on over there..


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

    Enjoyed her voices


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

    When Christine found what she was looking for...


    Any additional comments?

    Very interesting!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Blonde: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Anna Godbersen
    • Narrated By Erin Mallon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    It’s early spring 1959, and the word desire is synonymous with America’s most famous blonde: Marilyn Monroe. Being desired is her drug, her kryptonite, the very definition of who she is. It’s so much a part of her identity that her own wants and needs have become fleeting at best, as if she’s seen herself through others’ eyes so often that she’s forgotten what she looks like through her own. But the deepest needs always surface, and there is one thing Marilyn wishes for beyond all else: to meet her real father.

    Jaime says: "Awesome Story!"
    "Absolutely Fabulous"
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    What did you love best about The Blonde?

    The story, could have went down that way!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The ending!


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

    She sounded just like Marilyn!


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

    It did make ME think oh how cleverly written!!


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this book, best I've heard in a while ! Great listen !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Rob Lowe
    • Narrated By Rob Lowe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3209)
    Performance
    (2522)
    Story
    (2514)

    A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

    N. Belle says: "Great Book and Great Story"
    "Secrets Revealed!"
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    What did you love best about Stories I Only Tell My Friends?

    He gives you enough, but he is not a cad, or too much info. It was just right!


    What did you like best about this story?

    His side of the stories!


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

    He is such a great voice, and is great at imitation of others around him..


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

    The story of his true life growing up!


    Any additional comments?

    It was a great time to here his side of all the publicity !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Love Life

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Rob Lowe
    • Narrated By Rob Lowe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (370)
    Performance
    (348)
    Story
    (346)

    Love Life serves up another delicious selection of intimate stories and observations from Rob Lowe's life, told with humor, warmth, and brutal honesty. After writing his acclaimed debut effort, Lowe felt he had more stories to share and many more friends to introduce. The result is a touching memoir about the business and craft of acting, the pitfalls of success, family, love, and much more.

    LESLIE DOHENY-HANKS says: "Insightful, interesting and uplifting"
    "True Rob Lowe"
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    What made the experience of listening to Love Life the most enjoyable?

    Listening to Rob in his own words!


    Which character – as performed by Rob Lowe – was your favorite?

    All of the characters he did were great, he is such a great performer. But my favorite was his agent! I could picture the guy!!!


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the story about the Big Foot Incident, made me laugh out loud! Very funny!
    As a matter of fact I laughed out loud a couple of times I didn't expect that, he is funny.
    Loves his wife and Sons ! Refeshing!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9957)
    Performance
    (9023)
    Story
    (9093)

    One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves - and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

    George says: "Struggled to finish"
    "Good Story"
    Overall
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    Where does Insurgent rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'd say it would rank in 5th place, it was good, interesting, and told the story well.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Triss


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Triss and Tobias together


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

    The Love Story continues


    Any additional comments?

    Good 2nd in the series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Allegiant: Divergent Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin, Aaron Stanford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6665)
    Performance
    (6124)
    Story
    (6181)

    What if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation - like a single choice - changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times best-selling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of listeners in Divergent and Insurgent.

    Teddy says: "I hate it when this happens"
    "Pretty Good Ending"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Allegiant in three words, what would they be?

    New Beginning 4


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Allegiant?

    The way 4 dealt with Tris's death


    What about Emma Galvin and Aaron Stanford ’s performance did you like?

    They were easy to listen to...


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

    If I had the time yes


    Any additional comments?

    The series was good...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Valley of Amazement

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Amy Tan
    • Narrated By Nancy Wu, Joyce Bean, Amy Tan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (960)
    Performance
    (847)
    Story
    (860)

    Shanghai, 1912. Violet Minturn is the privileged daughter of the American madam of the city's most exclusive courtesan house. But when the Ching dynasty is overturned, Violet is separated from her mother in a cruel act of chicanery and forced to become a "virgin courtesan." Half-Chinese and half-American, Violet grapples with her place in the worlds of East and West - until she is able to merge her two halves, empowering her to become a shrewd courtesan who excels in the business of seduction and illusion, though she still struggles to understand who she is.

    Pamela says: "Just could NOT get past the ugliness"
    "Amazeing Writing! Wonderul"
    Overall
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    What did you love best about The Valley of Amazement?

    The story of Violet, I felt as if I was always with her...


    What did you like best about this story?

    The whole story, and the ending was as it should be...


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

    No but they were all great


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

    Some laughs but some crying also..


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen, the story was wonderful you were in 19th century China, and what it was like for some women at that time... Definitely recommend it.!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (5736)
    Performance
    (5215)
    Story
    (5229)

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
    "Great Listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Cuckoo's Calling in three words, what would they be?

    Great Characters !


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The PI


    Which character – as performed by Robert Glenister – was your favorite?

    All of them Great Job


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

    When they solved the crime!


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed this book and all it's characters!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bone Season

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Samantha Shannon
    • Narrated By Alana Kerr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1370)
    Performance
    (1263)
    Story
    (1260)

    The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people's minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant, and in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.... It is raining the day her life changes forever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford - a city kept secret for 200 years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race.

    linda says: "Engaging, Room for Improvement"
    "Great !"
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    What did you love best about The Bone Season?

    It was very different! Great imagination!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters! And how the story line went!!


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

    No, but she did a great job on this one!


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

    Would have liked to but I did not have that luxury!


    Any additional comments?

    Great new twist! Loved this can't wait for the others books in the series!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Caroline Kennedy (foreword), Michael Beschloss (introduction)
    • Narrated By Jacqueline Kennedy, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Caroline Kennedy, and others
    Overall
    (450)
    Performance
    (361)
    Story
    (357)

    In 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy recorded seven historic interviews about her life with John F. Kennedy. Now, decades later, these conversations can be heard in this digitally remastered eight-and-a-half-hour audio program. This audiobook includes the foreword written and read by Caroline Kennedy; introduction written and read by historian Michael Beschloss and the photos from the hardcover book, as well as complete annotations from Michael Beschloss, both in downloadable PDF format.

    Tim says: "Fascinating Listen"
    "Was nice to here her voice,in her own words!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy to be better than the print version?

    Yes, it was in Jacqueline's own voice


    What other book might you compare Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy to and why?

    ?


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

    No


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    The preface would have been nice to hear? Why was it not there?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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