You no longer follow Colette F

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Colette F

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Colette F

ratings
4
REVIEWS
3
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
1

  • Unfinished Empire: The Global Expansion of Britain

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By John Darwin
    • Narrated By Alex Hyde-White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    In Unfinished Empire, he marshals his gifts to deliver a monumental one-volume history of Britain's imperium - a work that is sure to stand as the most authoritative, most compelling treatment of the subject for a generation.

    Colette F says: "Great History of the British Empire"
    "Great History of the British Empire"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Unfinished Empire to be better than the print version?

    Probably a tossup


    What did you like best about this story?

    Learning about the early days of the British Empire


    Have you listened to any of Alex Hyde-White’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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

    No, too long.


    Any additional comments?

    Very illuminating on the justifications for Empire. Basically, no matter how much governments say they want to help 'backward' peoples, they are just in it for the money.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Red Sparrow: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jason Matthews
    • Narrated By Jeremy Bobb
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1299)
    Performance
    (1164)
    Story
    (1169)

    Drafted against her will to become a "Sparrow" - a trained seductress in the service, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception, and inevitably, a forbidden spiral of carnal attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America's valuable mole in Moscow.

    Melinda says: "Sexy Saucy Spies"
    "Tedious, Boring, Ridiculous"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Red Sparrow?

    I listened to 7 of the 17 hours and NOTHING happened except interminable visits to Helsinki restaurants and swimming pools.


    Has Red Sparrow turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, there are many good books in this genre.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jeremy Bobb?

    Maybe, he did the best he could with the lousy material


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

    Nope


    Any additional comments?

    Get Jason Matthews an editor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Aviator's Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Melanie Benjamin
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (680)
    Performance
    (595)
    Story
    (604)

    For much of her life, Anne Morrow, the shy daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has stood in the shadows of those around her, including her millionaire father and vibrant older sister, who often steals the spotlight. Then Anne, a college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family. There she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles’s assurance and fame, Anne is certain the celebrated aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong.

    Audrey says: "The Megalomaniac's Wife"
    "Engaging Story, a little padded"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I learned a lot I never knew about Charles and Anne Lindbergh. I understand that it is more about their marriage than the heroics, but the author seemed to really drag out the ruminations. I ended up playing it on 1 1/4 speed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.