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Karen

pinjarra, Australia | Member Since 2010

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  • 5 reviews
  • 10 ratings
  • 202 titles in library
  • 12 purchased in 2014
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  • Fall of Giants

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (308)
    Performance
    (269)
    Story
    (271)

    A huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. It is 1911. The Coronation Day of King George V. The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners. Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London.

    S. R. Gibb says: "Disapointing"
    "A story to get totally lost in!"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Fall of Giants again? Why?

    Yes absolutely!! Fall of Giants is compulsive listening. I got so involved in the characters lives, loves and losses. A great insight to the different classes of the time and how war impacts on them. Love Ken Follett books - this is the third novel I've listened to.


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

    I love this narrator! I so enjoy listening to him, he has wonderful tone and a beautiful accent and he reads at the right pace - not too slow, not too fast, and I was able to absorb the story fully. He can switch accents several times in one sentence - amazing, and brings the characters to life! I actually look for books that are read by John Lee now.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Thirteenth Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated By Jenny Agutter
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (24)

    The Thirteenth Tale is a compelling and emotional mystery, in the timeless vein of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, about family secrets and the magic of books and storytelling.

    S. Brown says: "Amazing"
    "the thirteenth tale"
    Overall

    A real "page turner". I loved this book. It's full of loyalty, love, twists and turns - I could almost touch the characters and Jenny Agutter is an excellent narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Forgotten Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5190)
    Performance
    (2964)
    Story
    (3004)

    Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.

    avid reader says: "Hours of enjoyable, fun listening"
    "loved it!"
    Overall

    This book draws the reader into the characters lives so successfully and I loved the way it was read. Great book:)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Drums of Autumn

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (7240)
    Performance
    (4858)
    Story
    (4848)

    Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.

    Frances M says: "You listened, Audible!"
    "drums of autumn"
    Overall

    Absolutely love this series!! I've read every one and am now listening to them:) Davina Porter is a fabulous narrator and brings the characters to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Red Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Caitlin R. Kiernan
    • Narrated By Eileen Stevens, Katherine Kellgren, Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (53)

    Sarah Crowe left Atlanta, and the remnants of a tumultuous relationship, to live alone in an old house in rural Rhode Island. Within its walls she discovers an unfinished manuscript written by the house's former tenant - a parapsychologist obsessed with the ancient oak growing on a desolate corner of the property. And as the gnarled tree takes root in her imagination, Sarah risks her health and her sanity to unearth a revelation planted centuries ago.

    Kristen says: "Worth it for the quality of writing"
    "the red tree"
    Overall

    hmmm, strange, but once you start listening you have to continue to the end!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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