You no longer follow K. Smith

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow K. Smith

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

K. Smith

pearland, texas | Member Since 2009

8
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 13 reviews
  • 58 ratings
  • 177 titles in library
  • 30 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • The Divine Comedy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Dante Alighieri, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (translator)
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (103)

    Dante's Divine Comedy is considered to be not only the most important epic poem in Italian literature, but also one of the greatest poems ever written. It consists of 100 cantos, and (after an introductory canto) they are divided into three sections. Each section is 33 cantos in length, and they describe how Dante and a guide travel through Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.

    Amazon Customer says: "Not for listening."
    "Wasted Credit"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Divine Comedy?

    To anyone reading this, save your credit. I hated this listening to this book so much that I could not finish it. The narrator was completely monotone and the music along with the thunderstorm sounds made it worse. I actually wanted to listen to this classic but I think I will just read it in paper form instead.


    Has The Divine Comedy turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. Just this narrator.


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

    I did not finish it due to the boring narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    I usually like to read and listen to classical literature. However, this audiobook is one of the worst I have ever listened to. I would not recommend it to anyone.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Filthy Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Shayna Thibodeaux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (623)
    Performance
    (595)
    Story
    (596)

    One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him. But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation - and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out - Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume - her sweet, filthy fling - to France for the summer and just…play.

    karen says: "Sweet Hot Deliciousness / Yum Yum"
    "Great Story, Poor Narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Christina Lauren and/or Shayna Thibodeaux?

    I loved this story! Ansel and Mia are charming :) They make you cheer for them to be together despite the dramas that threaten to tear them apart. Ansel is HOT! You just want to find someone that makes you feel the way he makes Mia feel every moment in this book.

    However, I did not like the narrator. Her voice was whiny and annoying. I took 1 star off for the sub-par performance. I really liked Grace Grant from The Beautiful series. They need to bring her back or get someone who is comparable to Grace to narrate the next book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ansel. Reading about him makes you want a man just like him.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Shayna Thibodeaux?

    Grace Grant


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

    Absolutely!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I love this book, just not the narrator.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Ilyana Kadushin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7616)
    Performance
    (3025)
    Story
    (3086)

    About three things I was certain. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him, and I didn't know how dominant that part might be, that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

    Mitch says: "My Not-So-Guilty Pleasure"
    "Love Story with a Supernatural Twist"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Twilight again? Why?

    Definitely! Although this is definitely not Shakespeare, it is entertaining. Once you take this book for what it is, "light entertainment" not Charlotte Bronte or Jane Austin, then it becomes a good read :) The description of how the main character falls in love and the way that she views her love is exactly how I would imagine it to be for a teenage girl. The supernatural twist to this story keeps it from being just another dull teen romance novel. The narrator reminds me of what Bella would actually sound like if a movie was never made based on this book.


    What other book might you compare Twilight to and why?

    Fifty Shades of Grey (XX-Rated), but a "G-rated version". Both of these books are love stories involving awkward young women who underestimate their own beauty and value. The men in both of these books are drop dead gorgeous but very possessive. I love both of these books :)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It is hard for me to narrow it down to only one scene. However, I have picked only two. The first is the first time that Bella saw Edward and the rest of the Cullens in the lunchroom at school. The description of how she looked at him just makes my heart melt. The second is Bella and Edward's first kiss after they spent the day in the meadow for the first time instead of going to Port Angeles. The first kiss with someone that you love is always an action that sends an electric shock down the body and heats the blood :)


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

    YES!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Twilight is definitely worth the listen. A very entertaining love story about first love with a supernatural twist :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18352)
    Performance
    (8512)
    Story
    (8552)

    Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

    B.J. says: "Perfect."
    "Slow Starting Story, but Good"
    Overall

    As with the other 2 Stieg Larsson books, this book is fantastic except it takes a little while for the story to really get going. The narrator adds interest and keeps you going until the story starts to take off. If it were not for the plot dragging at time I would have given this whole series of books 5 stars :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18831)
    Performance
    (8682)
    Story
    (8712)

    Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to publish a story exposing an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government. On the eve of publication, the two reporters responsible for the story are brutally murdered.

    David says: "irritatingly engrossing"
    "Good Narrator and Story"
    Overall

    This narrator is AWESOME! He keeps you really engaged in the story even when the story is taking a while to develop. This story is fantastic except sometimes it takes a little while to get to the point. Love this series!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Little Women

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Louisa May Alcott
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (46)

    It is no secret that Alcott based Little Women on her own early life. While her father, the free-thinking reformer and abolitionist Bronson Alcott, hobnobbed with such eminent male authors as Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Louisa supported herself and her sisters with "woman’s work."

    Madelynn says: "Great Narration"
    "Boring Narrator and Boring Story"
    Overall

    I do like reading and listening to classical literature, but this story is extremely uninteresting and boring. The narrator just made it worse. I stopped listening after the first 45 minutes because I was falling asleep and cared nothing for the characters.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Sign of Four: A Sherlock Holmes Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (34)

    As a dense yellow fog swirls through the streets of London, a deep melancholy has descended on Sherlock Holmes, who sits in a cocaine-induced haze at 221B Baker Street. His mood is only lifted by a visit from a beautiful but distressed young woman---Mary Morstan, whose father vanished ten years before. Four years later she began to receive an exquisite gift every year: a large, lustrous pearl.

    Doug says: "Good not great"
    "Interesting"
    Overall

    This is the first Sherlock Holmes stories I have ever listened to and it was entertaining. The reader had an excellent voice and both stories keep you interested. Definitely worth a credit :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wuthering Heights

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Emily Bronte
    • Narrated By Janet McTeer, David Timson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (683)
    Performance
    (313)
    Story
    (321)

    When Mr. Earnshaw brings a black-haired foundling child into his home on the Yorkshire moors, he little imagines the dramatic events which will follow. The passionate relationship between Cathy Earnshaw and the foundling, Heathcliff, is a story of love, hate, pity, and retribution, the effects of which reverberate throughout the succeeding generations.

    Stephanie says: "Classic"
    "LOVE IT!!!!!!"
    Overall

    This is one of my all time favorite books! The reader is phenomenal and makes you want to listen to the story in one setting. Definitely worth the money :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Skin Trade: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Laurell K. Hamilton
    • Narrated By Kimberly Alexis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (635)
    Performance
    (308)
    Story
    (317)

    When a vampire serial killer sends Anita Blake a grisly souvenir from Las Vegas, she has to warn Sin City's local authorities what they're dealing with. Only it's worse than she thought. Ten officers and one executioner have been slain - paranormal style. Anita heads to Vegas, where's she's joined by three other federal marshals, including the ruthless Edward. It's a good thing he always has her back, because when she gets close to the bodies, Anita senses "tiger" too strongly to ignore it.

    Evelyn says: "Finally, Anita's back!"
    "Low on Plot, High on Smut"
    Overall

    I used to be a huge fan of this series but now it is nothing more than smut. About every 30 or so pages there is some graphic group escapades which add very little to the story and just makes the book even worse. I began reading the Anita Blake books back in the early 1990s when they first came out and the books had the campy covers (which I miss). The Anita Blake books USED to be good. Now they are nothing more than a smut fest. Don't waste your Audible credits on this. Get a paper copy from the bookstore when it goes on clearance for $5.99 or less.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (2079)
    Performance
    (1085)
    Story
    (1092)

    "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem.

    Katelyn says: "One word - Awesome!"
    "Hilarious and Fun!"
    Overall

    I loved the original Pride and Prejudice and the zombie additions just made it even better. The original text is all there with the zombie bits mixed it. It is hilarious and great entertainment :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.