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Lilian

I'm a librarian, knitter, crochetter... I love audiobooks because I can knit and "read" at the same time.

Glenmora, LA, United States

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  • The Bad Beginning, A Multi-Voice Recording: A Series of Unfortunate Events #1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Lemony Snicket
    • Narrated By Tim Curry, Full Cast
    Overall
    (816)
    Performance
    (340)
    Story
    (337)

    Like a car alarm, bagpipe music, or a doorbell ringing in the middle of the night, hearing this all-new audio edition of The Bad Beginning will only upset you. This unique multi-voice recording brings the first book in Lemony Snicket's alarming A Series of Unfortunate Events to such terrible life that no one should really have to experience it.

    Diana - Audible says: "Books Will Save You"
    "The multi-voice recording is a pleasant surprise,"
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    but it is unfortunate that the other books are not available in this format.
    I wish they would...
    I really love this series!!!
    It is very morbid, but is very funny at the same time.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow Woman: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (393)
    Performance
    (322)
    Story
    (329)

    Lizette Henry wakes up one morning and makes a terrifying discovery: She doesn't recognize the face she sees in the mirror. She remembers what she looks like, but her reflection is someone else's. To add to the shock, two years seem to have disappeared from her life. Someone has gone to great and inexplicable lengths to keep those missing years hidden forever. But the past always finds a way to return.

    Molly says: ""just a bad MEMORY"~ 5 STAR Linda Howard Thriller"
    "Good book, but..."
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    I missed the explanation for somethings like: what happened to her boss and best friend? They were part of it all too? And so on...
    But, in general, it was a fun book to read.
    I liked.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Their Special-Care Baby

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Fiona McArthur
    • Narrated By Tess Masters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (21)

    When an unknown woman is dragged from the wreckage of a train crash, her final words before losing consciousness are a plea for the life of the baby inside her. Dr. Stewart Kramer knows he must do all he can to save this baby - he believes it to be his late brother’s child. But as the baby’s mother recovers, Stewart finds himself crossing professional boundaries. He discovers that she has depths only he can appreciate. Very soon both mother and child have crept into his heart.

    SIMARA says: "The longest four hours ever..."
    "Boring and predictable"
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    It's not the worse, but really... It's so predictable that I knew the end in the beginning.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated By Anne Hathaway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2120)
    Performance
    (1963)
    Story
    (1953)

    One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

    Thug4life says: "Great for family car ride"
    "Amazing Narrator!!!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz the most enjoyable?

    The narration of Anne Hathaway lead me to the world of Oz without a fail.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well, it's difficult. I really like the Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tin Men. I mean, they are so sweet and corageous, smart and loving... :) Despite they don't think they aren't.


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

    Well, she really did a great job in performing each caracther and giving them their own voices. It was a really nice experience to listen a classic so well narratade. I hope that she narrate more books in the future.


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

    Yes, it was. Specially because it is a "little" book, and the pace was very good.


    Any additional comments?

    I never had the opportunity before to read this book, and now I am really glad that I did. Great story. Amazing narrator!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Six

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Pittacus Lore
    • Narrated By Neil Kaplan, Marisol Ramirez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1005)
    Performance
    (889)
    Story
    (900)

    I've seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened in Ohio. John Smith, out there, on the run. To the world, he's a mystery. But to me . . . he's one of us.

    Jose says: "Better than the first"
    "It's a shame the narrator is so bad..."
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    I really liked this book, even better than the first one, but... The narrator espoils the experience.
    The editors have to pay more attention in this detail, because we pay for what? Ten, twelve, sometimes even forty hours of listening and if the narrator is boring, irritating or whatever else, the experience of hearing the audiobook is totally lost.
    I really hope the next book - that I'm really anxious for - has a different narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Duchess in Love

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (160)
    Story
    (163)

    Gina was forced into marriage with the Duke of Girton at an age when she'd have been better off in a schoolroom than a ballroom. Directly after the ceremony, her handsome spouse promptly fled to the continent, leaving the marriage unconsummated and Gina quite indignant. Now, she is one of the most well-known ladies in London... living on the edge of scandal - desired by many men, but resisting giving herself to any one. Finally, Camden, the Duke of Girton, has returned home, to discover that his naÏve bride has blossomed into the toast of the town.

    Cecillia says: "Fun and entertaining listen!"
    "Simple, romantic and makes you feel all right..."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it is very well written and romantic, as all her books are.


    What did you like best about this story?

    When you just want to lose yourself in a story, in a simple, romantic story - that you know that everything is gonna be all right in the end, and is well written... What else could you ask for?


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

    Well, I probably have, but in the moment I don't remember if I liked or not. I liked this one. I just fix in the memory the narrators that I REALLY like and those that I REALLY don't like. The in between, sometimes I remember, sometimes I don't.


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

    Well, I stopped to listen and to read other books - but I am a multitasker - so I can not say that. So it doesn't mean anything. It's a very good book.


    Any additional comments?

    The Fairy Tale series is very good. In fact, until this moment I prefer those books to this, but I only read the first one, so it is not fair to compair...

    2 of 4 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
    (7455)
    Performance
    (6490)
    Story
    (6480)

    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.

    Amazon Customer says: "A great book"
    "The Witness!!!"
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    After two trilogies that are totally boring - the last one I still didn't bothered to read all - this book redeems Nora Roberts. Really great book!!!

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Celebrity in Death: In Death, Book 34

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1723)
    Performance
    (1504)
    Story
    (1494)

    Her career in homicide has taken her into the darkest depths of New York City’s underground - and sometimes Lieutenant Eve Dallas feels more comfortable in those kinds of places than in the high-rise, high-society world of her billionaire husband, Roarke. But while she’s no party girl, she’s managing to have a reasonably good time at the celebrity-packed bash celebrating the debut of The Icove Agenda. This time it’s Eve, not Roarke, who’s a guest of honor, since the film is based on one of her famous cases. Her partner, Peabody, is practically giddy....

    Amy Huber says: "Susan Ericksen is amazing!"
    "Another score for J.D. Robb!"
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    I'm always waiting for the next installment of the In Death series, and as soon as it is possible I download it. I simply love it!
    The narration by Susan Ericksen is great. She does a great work distinguishing the voices of the characters, and after so many books is great to hear them back...
    It is one more good book for this series.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Promises in Death: In Death, Book 28

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1035)
    Performance
    (608)
    Story
    (616)

    Amaryllis Coltraine may have recently transferred to the New York City police force from Atlanta, but she's been a cop long enough to know how to defend herself against an assailant. When she's taken down just steps away from her apartment, killed with her own weapon, for Eve the victim isn't just "one of us."

    Erin says: ""Promises" Delivers!"
    "What more to say about J.D. Robb?"
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    It is interesting when an author writes better as her pseudonym that with her true name...
    The In Death series has some books that are not so good, but what to expect of a series that has what? About 43, 44 books, counting the novellas...
    The narrator is great.
    I would like to have Roarke in my bed.
    And really, I would like to have the courage and compassion Dallas shows in every book.
    My dream in reality is to have the gift Nora Roberts or, in this case, J.D. Robb, has to put fantasies, thougths, words in paper. In my opinion, it is the most wonderful gift!



    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Caleb: Shadow Wranglers, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Sarah McCarty
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (658)
    Performance
    (583)
    Story
    (585)

    The loss of control. The fear of desire. Allie always thought that mysteriously sexy rancher Caleb Johnson wanted her as much as she wanted him. But since he never acted on it, she was ready to admit defeat. Until the night she was attacked by a vicious wolf, only to be rescued by another. In the triumphant, bloodied male, there was something Allie recognized---the baritone growl, the mesmerizing eyes, the inexplicable animal attraction. Her savior was Caleb.

    Michele says: "Wasted a credit!"
    "Sarah McCarty always make me want more..."
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    I have read all the the other books from Sarah McCarty, but I don't know why I passed this series by...
    Well, I begun to read it now and I don't want to stop it...
    I love the Hell's Eight series and the Promises series (she stopped this one and never was released in audio).
    You can feel that she gets stuck sometimes in nonsense, but overall is great paranormal/erotica/historical/romance.
    It is fun!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Emma

    • ABRIDGED (16 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Victoria McGee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively 'comedy of manners' among her characters.

    Lilian says: "Love Jane Austen!!!"
    "Love Jane Austen!!!"
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    The price was VERY attractive so I gave I chance. Don't regret it.
    It is not the worst narrator or not the best. It is passable. For the price is great, but we have many other great options available.
    Emma is not my favorite Jane Austen book, but I've lost count how many times I've already read and heard it, so I can say that I really like it.
    I trully recommend this audiobook with any narrator or the book if you prefer. And of course, I recommend the other ones written by her too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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