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Judith

Pennington, NJ, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • Tender Rebel: A Malory Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Johanna Lindsey
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (335)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (167)

    Scottish beauty Roslynn Chadwick needs the safety of marriage to protect her from an unscrupulous cousin and the fortune-hunting scoundrels who covet her wealth. And Anthony Malory is precisely the sort of handsome rogue she's been warned against.

    Vinity says: "Bad narrator"
    "a book about a couple of unpleasant people"
    Overall

    I found this book boring, and quite difficult to finish. The plot started out all right, but the author couldn't bring it off. The heroine is stupid, and the hero unpleasant. This is the last Johanna Lindsey book I try. The narrator is also quite annoying.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • My Dear I Wanted to Tell You: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Louisa Young
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    The lives of two very different couples - an officer and his aristocratic wife, and a young soldier and his childhood sweetheart - are irrevocably intertwined and forever changed in this stunning World War I epic of love and war. Moving among Ypres, London, and Paris, this emotionally rich and evocative novel is both a powerful exploration of the lasting effects of war on those who fight - and those who don't - and a poignant testament to the enduring power of love.

    Judith says: "A Powerful book with a great narrator"
    "A Powerful book with a great narrator"
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    What made the experience of listening to My Dear I Wanted to Tell You the most enjoyable?

    The author paints pictures with her stories. You feel like you are there experiences life in the trenches and life as a nurse on the frontline.


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

    Dan Stevens is simply a great narrator. He never distracts from the story.


    If you could take any character from My Dear I Wanted to Tell You out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Riley is a great character. You follow from when he is a working class boy, growing up with a higher class, in the war, and then recovering from his wounds.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Angel's Game

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (399)
    Performance
    (233)
    Story
    (234)

    In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man, David Martin, makes his living by writing sensationalist novels under a pseudonym. The survivor of a troubled childhood, he has taken refuge in the world of books and spends his nights spinning baroque tales about the city's underworld. But perhaps his dark imaginings are not as strange as they seem, for in a locked room deep within the house lie photographs and letters hinting at the mysterious death of the previous owner.

    bluebelle says: "My Favorite Book!"
    "Interesting, but also baffling"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The first half was very good, but I found the second half strange and baffling. I was not sure what was going on.


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

    The picture of Barcelona was the best part of the story, and the language was beautiful


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scenes where Isobel comes and takes care of him were the most beautiful.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Dan Stevens is a terrific narrator. I could listen to his voice anytime.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (87)

    Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer. Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again....

    Jennifer says: "Masterful Performance!"
    "Great Version of a classic"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Murder on the Orient Express again? Why?

    It has been many years since I read this, and I had forgotten much about the story. I really appreciated this version


    What did you like best about this story?

    A classic tale with a very interesting outcome.


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

    This is the first audiobook I have heard Dan Stevens narrate. He has a terrific voice and does a great job.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bleak House

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett, Teresa Gallagher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (216)
    Performance
    (194)
    Story
    (191)

    A complex plot of love and inheritance is set against the English legal system of the mid-19th century. As the case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce drags on, it becomes an obsession to everyone involved. And the issue on an inheritance ultimately becomes a question of murder.

    KTMak says: "WONDERFUL NARRATIONS!"
    "A great version of this classic tale"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Bleak House?

    The two narrators worked really well. It really felt like reading the book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bleak House?

    Dickens always has such varied and interesting characters. This book is particularly filled with them.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene where Esther and Mr. Bucket chase after Lady Dedlock was very exciting, and ultimately sad.


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

    What a wonderful man John Jandyce is, but some of the characters take advantage of them.


    Any additional comments?

    I would say that this is an excellent version of Bleak House, and I would highly recommend it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beguiling the Beauty

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sherry Thomas
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (40)

    When the Duke of Lexington meets the mysterious Baroness von Seidlitz-Hardenberg on a transatlantic liner, he is fascinated. She’s exactly what he’s been searching for - a beautiful woman who interests and entices him. He falls hard and fast - and soon proposes marriage. And then she disappears without a trace.… For in reality, the "baroness" is Venetia Easterbrook - a proper young widow who had her own vengeful reasons for instigating an affair with the duke. But the plan has backfired. Venetia has fallen in love with the man she despised - and there’s no telling what might happen when she is finally unmasked….

    Diane M. Vergowven says: "Sherry Thomas is the best!"
    "A very good book, but..."
    Overall
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Beguiling the Beauty to be better than the print version?

    I actually liked the audio version better than the print version


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the book and the audio up to the last chapter. The way Sherry Thomas finished the book felt abrupt and somewhat unbelievable. I would say this is an excellent the book except for the last book. This is however a great lead-in to the next two books in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Unlocked

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Courtney Milan
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (137)

    A perpetual wallflower destined for spinsterhood, Lady Elaine Warren is resigned to her position in society. So when Evan Carlton, the powerful, popular Earl of Westfeld, singles her out upon his return to England, she knows what it means. Her former tormenter is up to his old tricks, and she's his intended victim. This time, though, the earl is going to discover that wallflowers can fight back. Evan has come to regret his cruel, callow past. At first, he only wants to make up for past wrongs.

    Karen says: "Great short story"
    "A gem of a book"
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    Performance
    Story

    Courtney Milan is a terrific writer. This short story is well done, and what a wonderful surprise to have Simon Prebble as the narrator. He is my favorite.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue: A Cynster Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated By Matthew Brenher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (348)
    Performance
    (292)
    Story
    (293)

    You are cordially invited to the wedding of Miss Heather Cynster... but not before she encounters kidnappers, danger, and a daring rescue at the hands of Viscount Breckenridge. Determined to hunt down her very own hero, one who will sweep her off her feet and into wedded bliss, and despairing of finding him in London’s staid ballrooms, Heather Cynster steps out of her safe world and boldly attends a racy soiree. But her promising hunt is ruined by the supremely interfering Viscount Breckenridge, who whisks her out of scandal....

    L. Reiner says: "Simon Prebble - come back!!"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The first half is fine, but the second half is so boring - who will admit that they love the other first. It went on forever.

    The near death scene was really not believable.

    I hope the series gets better, because I didn't like this one.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Year of Living Scandalously,

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Julia London
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (84)

    When Declan O’Connor, Earl of Donnelly, arrives at Hadley Green to meet with Lily Boudine, the new countess of Ashwood, he knows instantly that the lovely woman who welcomes him is not who she pretends to be. In an attempt to avoid an unwanted marriage, Keira Hannigan has assumed her cousin’s identity and is staying at the estate while Lily is abroad. When Declan threatens to expose her, Keira convinces him to guard her secret....

    Mary says: "Enjoyable but incomplete"
    "Very boring book"
    Overall

    I would not recommend this book. The purpose of the book seems to be to set up the next book in the series. The hero is dull and uninteresting, and dim witted where the heroine is concerned. The heroine isn't very interesting either. You are left at the end wondering why the author didn't just write one story that was entertaining instead of trying to milk her idea for two books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reckless Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (89)

    USA Today best-selling author Stephanie Laurens takes us on an unforgettable journey of extraordinary adventure.... Four bold, brave, and determined ex-officers of the Crown band together to destroy the traitorous fiend known as the Black Cobra.

    Judith says: "Disappointing"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall

    The last of the black cobra books was very disappointing. It was dull, dull, dull. Aside from a brief part near the end when they confront the Black Cobra it just wasn't interesting. The secret of the Black Cobra's identify wasn't much of a secret. I guessed it in book 3.

    If you've been reading the series, you'll probably read this one, but not one of SL's finest.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Secrets of Surrender

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Madeline Hunter
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (62)

    When proud Roselyn Longworth is auctioned off at a dinner party to the highest bidder, she dreads passing from one cruel man to another. But Kyle Bradwell proves himself to be a true gentleman and an even more insatiable lover, and Roselyn finds herself succumbing to his seductive grip - one that demands her complete surrender.

    mia says: "The dishonored lady and the gentleman miner"
    "A very good book"
    Overall

    I especially liked the fact that this wasn't about aristocrats, but a young engineer. Madeline Hunter always writes very compelling stories. This is the third book in a series. I listened to it first, but it was interesting to read the first two books, and then listen to this again.

    As always Simon Prebble is the best narrator around.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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