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Elizabeth

Bothell, WA, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • A Royal Pain: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (2575)
    Performance
    (2236)
    Story
    (2219)

    The Queen of England has concocted a plan in which penniless aristocrat Lady Georgie is to entertain a Bavarian princess and conveniently place her in the playboy prince's path, in the hopes that he might finally marry.

    But queens never take money into account. Georgie has very little, which is why she moonlights as a maid-in-disguise.

    Coffee Lover says: "More Royal Fun!"
    "Love the performance"
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    Can't wait to start the next book! I love the voices for Darby and Belinda.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Selection: The Selection Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Kiera Cass
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1485)
    Performance
    (1344)
    Story
    (1358)

    For 35 girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth... to be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels... to live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want.

    Amazon Customer says: "You might want to wait... if you hate cliffhangers"
    "No action or adventure"
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    I'm a hour away from the end and am finding it disappointing, I don't know if I'll finish. All the reviews compared it to The Hunger Games meets Cinderella...I don't see how as there's absolutely no action or adventure in this book. None. No thrills, intrigue, danger, or plot. It's The Bachelor set in a poorly developed world with a girl who's emo over a boy. But it lacks any of the drama that comes with reality TV.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (4868)
    Performance
    (4187)
    Story
    (4163)

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

    Alice says: "Happy addition to a difficult genre"
    "So well done! A great purchase"
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    If you could sum up Her Royal Spyness in three words, what would they be?

    Unique professional funny


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Darby, Katherine did an amazing job with all the voices.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the best narrorator I've heard on Audible. She delivers the lines beautifully. Each character is robust and you get he sense that she is enjoying the story as much as the listener.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Arrows of the Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Mercedes Lackey
    • Narrated By Carole Edie Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (440)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (250)

    Talia has always known that she isn't suited for the life her elders have chosen for her. As part of a small, conservative community, she's never been allowed beyond the boundaries of her father's lands. Her only window to the outside world has been the few books she's been allowed to read, but this only fuels her desire to know more.

    Amazon Customer says: "Highly Recommend"
    "Fun young adult book"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This used to be one of my favorite books when I was 13. I'd read it over and over again and wish I could be whisked away to the world of Heralds and Companions.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is the perfect story for a young teen. It's full of adventure, it deals with bullies, acceptance, plus there are horses and magic.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She just sounded too old. It distracts from the fact that you are hearing a story about a 13 year old girl. She does do some great accents, but sadly they are rare. And often her reading sounds patronizing.


    Any additional comments?

    All the books in this series are so worth reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Handmaid's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Claire Danes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4062)
    Performance
    (3669)
    Story
    (3697)

    Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

    Emily - Audible says: "My Top Pick for 2012"
    "Claire Danes made me car sick"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Old ladies with no sense of adventure


    What could Margaret Atwood have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Better story, adventure, air sick bag


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Made me car sick with her voice.


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

    Nausea


    Any additional comments?

    It's so boring and the narrator is difficult to follow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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