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  • Bombay Ice

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Leslie Forbes
    • Narrated By Susan O’Malley

    Rosalind Benegal is a BBC correspondent who has spent years distancing herself from surreal memories of a childhood spent in India. But lately her long-lost sister, Miranda, has taken to sending her cryptic postcards all the way from Bombay. In swirling script, Miranda claims she’s being followed by a eunuch; she alludes to her childhood fear of water; she hints that her husband may have murdered his first wife. Miranda’s dizzying missives compel Rosalind to do what she would never do on her own....

    D. Jackson says: "HORRIBLE Narration!"
    "HORRIBLE Narration!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    NO, This was the hardest book to get through -- the narrator's voice was monotone and awful. She ruined the book.

    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Susan O’Malley?

    Not sure, but not her.

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

    Yes, the story line was good. Just poorly executed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • We Are Water: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Wally Lamb
    • Narrated By Wally Lamb, George Guidall, Maggi-Meg Reed, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    After 27 years of marriage and three children, Anna Oh - wife, mother, outsider artist - has fallen in love with Viveca, the wealthy Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her success. They plan to wed in the Oh family’s hometown of Three Rivers in Connecticut. But the wedding provokes some very mixed reactions and opens a Pandora’s Box of toxic secrets - dark and painful truths that have festered below the surface of the Ohs' lives.

    Suzn F says: "Lamb writes Fine Literature/What a Book!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Storyline had great potential, but fell short. To many unexplored characters, and one over exposed (Kent) character. Ending is horrible.

    Has We Are Water turned you off from other books in this genre?


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. I'm a huge Wally Lamb fan.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Cartel 4: Diamonds Are Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By JaQuavis, Ashley
    • Narrated By Cary Hite
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The Diamond family has survived murder, deceit, and betrayal. Through it all, they’re still standing tall, and a new era has begun. After surviving an attempt on her life, Breeze has moved into the queen’s position by Zyir’s side. Zyir has taken over the empire and locked down Miami’s streets; the world is in his hands. But there is always new blood ready to overthrow the throne. Young Carter has retired and moved away from the madness - that is, until he gets an unexpected visitor at his home. This person shakes up the whole family, causing chaos that threatens to bring down the Cartel for good.

    Nevada says: "Fast paced, Exciting, Alot going on, & High Energy"
    What disappointed you about The Cartel 4?

    Tired of several things very quickly: sound effects - really? description of every piece of clothing worn, yawn....Basically, while the series was never great, it was a decent read. This last one will be my last one. Reads like a B rated movie..

    What could JaQuavis and Ashley have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Add some polish. The storyline could really be compelling, but it just seems to devolve to the a bunch of cursing, descriptions of clothing, sex, crap. When they do attempt to show any depth or complexity to any of the characters, it starts to be interesting. It's quickly erased by something that portrays an extremely lucky/dumb/ super-human.

    Any additional comments?

    I'm done. I need a story to end. It's clear this is a soap opera style book -- and I could care less what happens to any of the characters -- they're all just too shallow.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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