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Diana

United States

ratings
75
REVIEWS
11
FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
2
HELPFUL VOTES
5

  • And Then There Were None

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (155)

    Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U.N. Owen". At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead. Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one...one by one they begin to die. Who among them is the killer? And will any of them survive?

    C says: "Literally gave me chills"
    "Kept Me Guessing!"
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    What made the experience of listening to And Then There Were None the most enjoyable?

    Chilling murder (multible) story, and a quick story to listen to.


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

    No, this was the 1st time.


    Any additional comments?

    My first Agatha Christie, enjoyed it thoroughly!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heft

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Liz Moore
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne, Keith Szarabajka
    Overall
    (1622)
    Performance
    (1465)
    Story
    (1472)

    Forrmer academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn’t left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career - if he can untangle himself from his family drama.

    Melinda says: "Intriguing--Captivating--Altering"
    "Beautiful, A "must read""
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    Would you listen to Heft again? Why?

    Yes. This book is now on the top of all my audible books I have listened to . Both narrators were PERFECT. Can't wait for Liz Moore's next book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Heft?

    There were many, but I think when Yolanda entered Arthur Ops life.


    What about Kirby Heyborne and Keith Szarabajka ’s performance did you like?

    Everything, but most of all, both of the narrators felt real!!!


    If you could take any character from Heft out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I think Charlene. I'd like to know more about her life.


    Any additional comments?

    Liz Moore's "Heft" should be on all the Best Sellers list. It should be up there with "A Prayer For Owen Meany" by John Irving. One of the best books I've ever read. I can't believe that I found it by accident. LUCKY ME!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swimming Home: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Levy, Tom McCarthy (introduction)
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    As he arrives with his family at the villa in the hills above Nice, Joe sees a body in the swimming pool. But the girl is very much alive. She is Kitty Finch: a self-proclaimed botanist with green-painted fingernails, walking naked out of the water and into the heart of their holiday. Why is she there? What does she want from them all? And why does Joe's enigmatic wife allow her to remain? A subversively brilliant study of love, Swimming Home reveals how the most devastating secrets are the ones we keep from ourselves.

    Diana says: "Interesting and different"
    "Interesting and different"
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    None of the characters were very likable, but maybe Nina.


    Which character – as performed by Nicola Barber – was your favorite?

    Nina.


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

    Not really!


    Any additional comments?

    A different kind of story. A bit deep and also sad, but interesting characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (18188)
    Performance
    (16184)
    Story
    (16143)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Great Story and wonderful narration!"
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    What made the experience of listening to 11-22-63 the most enjoyable?

    The narration was fantastic.


    What other book might you compare 11-22-63 to and why?

    I can't think of any other book that compares to 11-22-63.


    What about Craig Wasson’s performance did you like?

    Like his voice. A very talented narrator.


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

    Everything!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unlucky 13: Women's Murder Club

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (789)
    Performance
    (692)
    Story
    (693)

    The Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose. San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn't be better. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes.

    Jennifer Bailey says: "Pointless Waste Of Time"
    "One of the best in the series."
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    Would you listen to Unlucky 13 again? Why?

    Yes. A good story.


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

    Yes, she is very good in the audiobooks I've read narrated by her.


    Any additional comments?

    One of the better books in the "Woman's Murder Club" series by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Open and Shut

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1620)
    Performance
    (772)
    Story
    (772)

    Whether dueling with new forensics or the local old boys' network, irreverent defense attorney Andy Carpenter always leaves them awed with his biting wit and winning fourth-quarter game plan. But the fun stops the day Andy's dad, Paterson, New Jersey's legendary ex-DA, drops dead in front of him at a game in Yankee Stadium.

    pewter says: "Does Anyone Else Notice the Missing Content?"
    "A fun legal mystery!"
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    What did you love best about Open and Shut?

    I loved the narration by Grover Gardner. At times I laughed out loud. I liked the story and the ending was really good.


    What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

    Everything. He certainly has a way with words.


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

    Made me laugh several times.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Profiler's Daughter: Sky Stone, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By P. M. Steffen
    • Narrated By Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (972)
    Performance
    (868)
    Story
    (871)

    The Profiler's Daughter is a psychologically haunting thriller that combines murder mystery, love triangle, and family intrigue in one satisfying page burner. Sky Stone was born into the wealth and privilege of Boston's oldest Brahmin family but chooses instead to follow in the footsteps of her deceased father, legendary FBI profiler Monk Stone. In the chilly morning hours before the Boston Marathon, when a beautiful university student is found strangled and mutilated, her body left at the base of Heartbreak Hill, Sky returns from self-imposed exile to investigate.

    Irene L. Culkeen says: "What a great find"
    "Really good "who done it" BY a GREAT NEW AUTHOR!!!"
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    Would you listen to The Profiler's Daughter again? Why?

    Yes! It hooked me from the start!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Profiler's Daughter?

    Sky's time in Texas finding clues to Porter's past.


    Have you listened to any of Gabrielle de Cuir’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't. She's very good, although I didn't think she did the Boston accents well.


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

    Yes, but a book like this that is 19 hours long, well it would be hard to do.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait until Ms. Steffen's next book comes out. I'll be 1st in line to read it. I highly recommend The Profiler's Daughter. AAAAA+

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Famous Writers I Have Known: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Magnuson
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    In this brilliant mix of literary satire and crime caper, Frankie Abandonato, a small-time con man on the run, finds refuge by posing as V. S. Mohle - a famously reclusive writer - and teaching in a prestigious writing program somewhere in Texas. Streetwise and semiliterate, Frankie finds that being treated as a genius agrees with him. The program has been funded by Rex Schoeninger, the world’s richest novelist, who is dying. Buzzards are circling, angling for the remains of Rex’s fortune, and Frankie quickly realizes that he has been presented with the opportunity of a lifetime.

    H. Wilcox says: "This is a "B" movie in novel form"
    "Great Story"
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    Would you listen to Famous Writers I Have Known again? Why?

    Yes. The author has quite an imagination. I loved Kevin T. Collins narration. He's one of the best audible narrators I've listened to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Famous Writers I Have Known?

    When V.S Mohle (Frankie) got the briefcase (loaded with money) out of the gym's locker, and lost all of it when he tripped outside the front of the gym. Also, when Mohle and Rex went on hike and old Rex fell and had a stroke.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end of the story when the REAL V.S Mohle came to see Frankie at the prison.


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

    Definitely!


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend this book. Should be on The New York Times Best Seller list. I would love to read more by the author, James Magnuson.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The First Phone Call from Heaven: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Mitch Albom
    • Narrated By Mitch Albom
    Overall
    (456)
    Performance
    (403)
    Story
    (409)

    The First Phone Call from Heaven tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out. An allegory about the power of belief - and a page-turner that will touch your soul - Albom's masterful storytelling has never been so moving and unexpected.

    Marci says: "Every Character is Great"
    "Heartfelt"
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    What did you love best about The First Phone Call from Heaven?

    I loved the way the story was told. Mr. Albom was the narrator on this audible edition and his voice is so thoughtful and peaceful.


    What other book might you compare The First Phone Call from Heaven to and why?

    Other books by Mitch Albom, such as "The Five People You Meet in Heaven", and "Tuesdays with Morie". Both of these touched me so emotionally.


    If you could take any character from The First Phone Call from Heaven out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Sully!!


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Left Neglected

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Lisa Genova
    • Narrated By Sarah Paulson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (136)

    Sarah Nickerson is like any other career-driven supermom in Welmont, the affluent Boston suburb where she leads a hectic but charmed life with her husband Bob, faithful nanny, and three children—Lucy, Charlie, and nine-month-old Linus.

    MissSusie66 says: "Another hit for Lisa Genova"
    "A very moving story!"
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    Where does Left Neglected rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Left Neglected is probably the most enjoyable book I've listened to on Audible.com. I highly recommend this audible book to anyone who loves a "bring you up" story that makes you feel good after you've read it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters seem very real, not exotic, but like people we might know in our own lives.


    What about Sarah Paulson’s performance did you like?

    I really enjoyed listening to her. Her voice is easy to listen to and she made the main character seem believable. I think one of the main reasons I choose Left Neglected to listen to on Audible was the way Sarah Paulson's narration was so captivating and so pleasing to the ear. I would love to listen to another book she narrates.


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

    I felt that this was a story of a strong and very determined woman, a person who has much feeling and also who learns to "stop and smell the roses" while experiencing a very serious crisis in her life. My heart felt good after listening to it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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