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Jenny

EAST PERTH, Australia | Member Since 2005

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  • Surrender (Volume 1)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Melody Anne
    • Narrated By Saskia Maarleveld
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (216)

    Raffaello (Rafe) Palazzo takes what he wants with no regrets. Arianna (Ari) Lynn Harlow has led a charmed life until tragedy strikes her family. He's looking for a no-emotions attached mistress, she's looking for redemption. They are not a pair that should ever work, but undeniable attraction and devastating tragedies bring them together in the city by the bay where he fights to keep their relationship nothing more than an enjoyable way to meet his needs, and she battles to not lose herself in him.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "WOW! So good that I am upset volume 2 is not out.."
    "Annoying narration, terribly predictable story."
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    Narrator's voice is ok but the exaggerated over pronunciation of the final consonants in so many words is distracting and very annoying. Actually, on reflection, distraction from the story is probably a blessing as it is very predictable and the characters lack credibility.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night Watch: Alexandra Cooper, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Linda Fairstein
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (94)

    Forty-eight hours after Alexandra Cooper arrives in France to visit her boyfriend, the famed restaurateur Luc Rouget, her vacation in paradise is cut short when a young woman from the village is found murdered. The only evidence discovered on the body is one of Luc’s matchboxes promoting his new restaurant in New York. But before the investigation begins, Alex is summoned back to New York to handle a high profile case. Mohammed Gil-Darsin, the distinguished and wealthy Head of the World Economic Bureau, has been arrested and accused of attacking a maid in his hotel.

    Jenny says: "Well worth a credit!"
    "Well worth a credit!"
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    In fact I have nominated Night Watch for my Book Club, and I feel sure it will generate a great deal of discussion, both around the book and the broader issues of abuse.

    I found the book to be quite gripping, awfully credible and was engrossed right through to the end. Excellent narration helped. The unfolding of the story provided an insight into controlling and abusive behaviours and to the almost inevitable effects, both short and long-term on the victim and others in her orbit.

    There are good lessons for us all in being more observant of others' health and well-being and providing support where it is (rather obviously, in this case) needed.

    An excellent listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gucci Mamas

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Cate Kendall
    • Narrated By Danielle Carter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    This is laugh-aloud chick-lit that will have you hooked from the opening scene. In this world of Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Bulgari, our heroine, Mim, has to do battle with the Car Park Mafia and the Mothers Superior as she drops her children off at the most prestigious school in Melbourne. But in between keeping up with the Joneses - or, in this case, the Mason-Jacksons - cracks are starting to show in Mim's perfect life.

    KATHY says: "Just Okay, Sorry."
    "Skinny plot, worse narration."
    Overall


    I had low expectations of this book, and they were fully met - not a problem. A plot as skinny as some of the characters, and a glaringly predictable story was implicit in the title and precis.

    Far worse than the story was the narration. Whilst the narrator's voice is pleasant enough to listen to, and has a better quality than many, it was the inappropriate intonation and strange emphasis on the wrong words that distracted this listener. I have noted this previously in other books read by the same narrator and it really detracts from any story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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