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Karen

Sebastopol, Australia

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  • 4 reviews
  • 27 ratings
  • 69 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2015
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  • The Far Pavilions

    • UNABRIDGED (48 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By M. M. Kaye
    • Narrated By Vikas Adam
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (209)

    When The Far Pavilions was first published 19 years ago, it moved the critic Edmund Fuller to write this: "Were Miss Kaye to produce no other book, The Far Pavilions might stand as a lasting accomplishment in a single work comparable to Margaret Mitchell's achievement in Gond With the Wind." From its beginning in the foothills of the towering Himalayas, M. M. Kaye's masterwork is a vast, rich, and vibrant tapestry of love and war that ranks with the greatest panoramic sagas of modern fiction.

    Velan says: "Heroism, adventure, sadistic cruelty, and love."
    "Wonderful. Excellent."
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    I read The Far Pavilions many years ago. To listen to it now was ....... Can't put it into words. Fantastic. I was taken to India whenever I was listening. The reader was excellent. He did voices of the characters very convincingly , they were outstanding. Loved it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Holding the Dream: Dream #2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    Overall
    (371)
    Performance
    (253)
    Story
    (253)

    Kate Powell had been orphaned at an early age, when she had, essentially, watched her parents die. Her family had been taken away, but she had been given another. The distant kinship didn't matter to Thomas and Susan Templeton. They had taken her in, raised her as their own, given her a home and love. And now, 20 years later, she has learned the truth from a colleague of her father.

    Judy says: "Good Series"
    "Romance and Mystery"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Excellent narrator gave life to the different characters. The romance was complimented by the mystery. An enjoyable listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8121)
    Performance
    (7073)
    Story
    (7068)

    Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

    M. Davis says: "Classic Nora - Outstanding!!!!"
    "Got me from the start"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Although I at first thought I was listening to a 'Young Adult' story I soon came to realize I was not.... and then I couldn't stop listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13216)
    Performance
    (11999)
    Story
    (12030)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Charles says: "Completely Engaging"
    "Great Listen"
    Overall
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    The story kept me wanting more and was I sorry when it ended. End was a little anti-climatic though. Still good.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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