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Cyndi

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  • Northanger Abbey

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Mary Sarah Agliotta
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (123)

    In Northanger Abbey, a young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in the matters of the heart. Austen's first, this is considered by many to be among her most charming novels.

    Martin says: "Couldn't listen to the end!"
    "Wonderful story horrible audio"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Northanger Abbey? What did you like least?

    The story was classic Jane Austin, the story brought me back to my visit to Bathe. The audio was so bad it seemed to be at a very fast speed, and would at times sound like it was sped up to double speed. The audio also cracked through out. It was very quite or rating.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Northanger Abbey?

    When Catherine went to Northangsr Abbey and the way Henry teased her.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Try the story with a differnt narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • An Early Wake: County Cork Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Sheila Connolly
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    Summer is ending in County Cork, Ireland, and with it the tourist season. Expat Maura Donovan is determined to keep Sullivan's Pub in the black as the days grow shorter - but how? When she hears that the place was once a hot spot for Irish musicians who'd come play in the back room, she wonders if bringing back live music might be Sullivan's salvation.

    Cyndi says: "A little bit of Ireland"
    "A little bit of Ireland"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    From the title of this book I guess I knew from the beginning that there was going to be some sort of a death. I I enjoyed learning a little bit about Irish music and this book created a desire for me to do some more investigating to find out if this type of thing really occurred in Ireland in the 80s.

    I enjoy the way Sheila Conley has begun to develop more depth to our characters. I like that there is intrigue and suspense but without a lot of violence or sex. I can't wait until the next Book in the series is written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Places: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
    Overall
    (7196)
    Performance
    (6024)
    Story
    (6054)

    Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

    Charles says: "Dark Places Indeed..."
    "Disturbing"
    Overall
    Performance
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    What did you love best about Dark Places?

    There were so many twists And turns kept me on my toes.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lyle was my favorite he belong to this crazy kill club, but seem to be more than a groupie.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Libby Day as she seemed very real, confused regretful and self centered all wrapped in one.


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

    Ben's silence was odd especially how he lets Deondra (sp?) control him.


    Any additional comments?

    Gillian Flynn has one friggin' twisted imagination.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mary Kubica
    • Narrated By Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3421)
    Performance
    (2887)
    Story
    (2897)

    Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, Colin Thatcher seems at first like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

    Roger says: "Brilliant performances, moving story"
    "Amazing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Good Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John he was a "bad guy" with an unexpected soft heart.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    The detective


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

    Spoiler I like when he found out more about her dad and what she knew about him.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sneaky Pie for President: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Rita Mae Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    With help from her friends - the irascible gray cat Pewter, the wise corgi Tee Tucker, and Tally, the exuberant Jack Russell - Sneaky crisscrosses her home state of Virginia hoping to go where no cat since Socks Clinton has gone: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. In the tradition of her heroine, Sojourner Truth, she takes her case to the masses. Journeying from the lair of the red-shouldered hawk to the nest of the tufted titmouse, from a pasture full of curmudgeonly cows to the stately halls of Monticello, the tenacious tiger cat even secures the chattering support of Thomas Jefferson’s mice.

    Jake Snyder III says: "Not a Mrs. Murphy Book"
    "Awful awful awful"
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    Story
    What would have made Sneaky Pie for President better?

    Having a story not a political commercial


    What was most disappointing about Rita Mae Brown’s story?

    This was not a story all in the animals voice


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your money or a credit. I listened to the whole thing hoping for an improvement

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blood and Circuses: A Phryne Fisher Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Kerry Greenwood
    • Narrated By Stephanie Daniel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (337)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (292)

    The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher is feeling dull. But is shebored enough to leave her identity, her home and family behind and join Farrell’s Circus and Wild Beast Show? There have beenstrange things happening at the circus. And when Phryne is asked by her friends – Samson the Strong Man, Alan the carousel operator and Doreen the Snake Woman – to help them, curiosity gets the better of her.

    Nancy J says: "Danger and Joys in the Circus"
    "Hated all the singing"
    Overall
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    What disappointed you about Blood and Circuses?

    There was too much singing. I would have liked it better it if there was no singiing. A little is fine this was over the top.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Kerry Greenwood again?

    Yes I love the series just not this story


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Deal Breaker

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (892)
    Performance
    (426)
    Story
    (429)

    Sports agent Myron Bolitar is poised on the edge of the big-time. So is Christian Steele, a rookie quarterback and Myron's prized client. But when Christian gets a phone call from a former girlfriend, a woman who everyone, including the police, believes is dead, the deal starts to go sour. Suddenly Myron is plunged into a baffling mystery of sex and blackmail.

    Lisa says: "Deal Breaker"
    "Not just for men"
    Overall

    I just started listening to Harlan Coben books, and at first I was a little worried that these would be just for men, however I was pleasantly surprised - I love the characters and the stories always seem to have twists and turn.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Tales of The City

    • ABRIDGED (18 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated By HarperAudio
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (65)

    Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed a singular trail through popular culture, from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel, to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The first of six novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a wry comedy of manners and a deeply involving portrait of a vanished era.

    Dan says: "a collection of abridged books"
    "Brings me back to the City"
    Overall

    What I love most about this story is all the real reference to the City I love the most. I grew up in the Bay Area and was the first in 6 generations to move out of the state. The characters are interesting and the references bring me back home.
    What I didn't like was the quick movement from one plot to the next. Not sure if this is because it was originally done as a newspaper story or if it is the way it was edited for Audible. I find that I am often going back just to make sure I that I did not miss something by not paying attention.

    I am still enjoying the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cat Who Went into the Closet

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Lilian Jackson Braun
    • Narrated By Dick Van Patten
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Cyndi says: "Poor Audio"
    "Poor Audio"
    Overall

    I love The Cat Who books, but the audio on this book is soooooooooo bad, I can barely hear it. I can't even tell if I like the reader. I am not sure I can listen I have my IPOD on so loud and I still can't hear.

    I have no clue about the book because it is o hard to hear.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bras & Broomsticks

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Sarah Mlynowski
    • Narrated By Ariadne Meyers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    What if all your wishes could come true? Blink your eyes, drink a fizzing pink potion, and poof! Life is perfect. That's Rachel's situation. Except she's not the one who suddenly has magical powers. Her younger sister is. And as Rachel would tell you, spellbooks are wasted on the young!

    Cyndi says: "Listened with my daughter"
    "Listened with my daughter"
    Overall

    This was a great book. My daughter, a very typical 14 year old who wants to spend time with her parents as long there is absolutely nothing else to do(and no one will find out), and I listened to this book together while traveling in the car. It was a great coming of age story.

    It touches on many of the items that teenage girls go through, popularity, changing of friends, clothes, friendship, boys and parents.

    My daughter loved this, because it was told from the teens eyes, not her parents.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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