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Jodi Muller

Teacher-Librarian, an a avid audible listener:)

Olympia, Washington United States | Member Since 2009

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  • 7 reviews
  • 33 ratings
  • 355 titles in library
  • 37 purchased in 2014
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  • The Peach Keeper: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Sarah Addison Allen
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (304)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (194)

    The New York Times best-selling author of The Girl Who Chased the Moon welcomes you to her newest locale: Walls of Water, North Carolina, where the secrets are thicker than the fog from the town’s famous waterfalls, and the stuff of superstition is just as real as you want it to be.

    Barbara says: "Narrator was terrible"
    "The story is better than the reader........"
    Overall

    I love this author and have read a few of her books, this is the first one I have listened to........very annoying!!
    The enunciation was extreme and sing songy, sort of mono-tone. I really thought about not listening and then I eventually got used to it, but this was not the usual standard of Audible.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1628)
    Performance
    (1087)
    Story
    (1089)

    It is the summer of 1950 and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia's family calls home. A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw.

    Midi says: "Terrific story...spot-on narration"
    "Look out Sherlock Holmes!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I love the reading of Jane Entwistle she really brings Flavia to life!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Flavia, what a gem, this in my mind is a going to become a classic. The writing is superb, I can not not give these books enough praise!


    Which character – as performed by Jayne Entwistle – was your favorite?

    Flavia, of course! She has captured the essence of this character!


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

    I love all these books and am anxiously awaiting the next!


    Any additional comments?

    A must read for mystery fans!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sapphire Blue: The Ruby Red Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Kerstin Gier, Anthea Bell (translator)
    • Narrated By Marisa Calin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (281)
    Performance
    (248)
    Story
    (249)

    Gwen’s life has been a rollercoaster since she discovered she was the Ruby, the final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. In between searching through history for the other time-travelers and asking for a bit of their blood (gross!), she’s been trying to figure out what all the mysteries and prophecies surrounding the Circle really mean. At least Gwen has plenty of help.

    Mandi says: "Had to get it immediately after the first"
    "Good Story but bad reader."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Sapphire Blue? What did you like least?

    I like the story it is fun and interesting.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gweneth, because it is her story.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The reader is very sing songy and I hate that! I like readers that read naturally and do not have such a false cadence to there performance.


    Could you see Sapphire Blue being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I am sure the Disney Chanel will pick it up.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Witch Child

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Celia Rees
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ehle
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    Enter the world of young Mary Newbury, a world where simply being different can cost a person her life. Hidden until now in the pages of her diary, Mary's startling story begins in 1659, the year her beloved grandmother is hanged in the public square as a witch. Mary narrowly escapes a similar fate, only to face intolerance and new danger among the Puritans in the New World. How long can she hide her true identity? Will she ever find a place where her healing powers will not be feared?

    Cindy says: "Witch Child"
    "This is a great book!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    If you could sum up Witch Child in three words, what would they be?

    Suspenseful,engaging,fabulous!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mary, she is such a powerful and sympathetic character.


    What about Jennifer Ehle’s performance did you like?

    Jennnifer Ehle brought this story to life and gave voice to Mary in such an amazing way. I read this book years ago and recommend it to my middle school students, but it was much better to listen to.


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

    The entire story is powerful.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope the sequel is done as well.

    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
    (4042)
    Performance
    (3649)
    Story
    (3677)

    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"
    "Chilling"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Handmaid's Tale rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In my top 20, which is means it is tied with many of my most favorites.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    OfFred, because it is her story.


    What does Claire Danes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is excellent, what can you say, It Is Claire Danes!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A Hand Maids Tale, be careful it may be the future......


    Any additional comments?

    It was excellent, I had to walk away sometimes because it was so sad and creepy....but I always came back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (19005)
    Performance
    (14775)
    Story
    (14720)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Could Not Stop Smiling and Laughing!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, and I have to everyone! This is a smart, hilarious, down to earth book. I loved every second of it and will be making sure my daughters in college listen to it! This is in my top favorite books, and that is saying a lot because, I am a Librarian and I have quite a collection of favorite books!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Her prayer for her daughter, she nailed every worry that I have for my daughters.


    Which character – as performed by Tina Fey – was your favorite?

    Well, she was not really performing but reading her life, so I guess she is awesome, because the book was so good.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Watch this movie, you will laugh your ass off.....be....


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you Tina, you are as inspiring as you are funny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Vows of Silence: Simon Serrailler 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Susan Hill
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (88)

    Gunmen are terrorising young women in the Cathedral town of Lafferton. What - if anything - links the apparently random murders? Is the marksman with a rifle the same person as the killer with a handgun? Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler falls back on well tried police methods such as questioning neighbours and house-to-house searches.

    Ruth says: "taut writing, narrator perfect - read in order!!!"
    "So Sad!"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to The Vows of Silence the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoy these books, they are very detailed and I can picture so perfectly this English town and countryside. However, Susan Hill drives me mad with her willingness to kill off key characters. Why does everyone have to die?


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I like the way she narrates from the killers point of view.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The death of Chris, although I am mad he died!


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

    Chris's death made me cry.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope some happier things happen in the next books, this one brought me down. I am taking a break from this series.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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