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Lizzy

Ocean Grove, Australia

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  • A Discovery of Witches: The All Souls Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (105)

    When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it's an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she's kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires.

    Eleanor says: "Wonderful book"
    "Not normally my cup of team but ...."
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    This is not something I would normally bother with. Vampires and witches - really! However, I really did enjoy this book very much. The story wasn't predictable and the characters were almost human.

    I particularly liked the conflict between the different creatures. Similar to prejudices we face in real life with race and culture. The moral is that nothing is too great that it can't be overcome.

    Highly recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Between Sisters

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Kristin Hannah
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (225)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (152)

    Claire Cavenaugh has fallen in love for the first time in her life. As her wedding day approaches, she prepares to face her harsh, judgmental older sister. It is the first time they have been together in more than two decades. Over the course of a hot Pacific Northwest summer, these two women who believe they have nothing in common will try to become what they never were: a family.

    Lizzy says: "I wish I had a sister!"
    "I wish I had a sister!"
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    This is beautiful story. Although the plot was fairly predictable the characters were real and there was nothing boring about this book. Read with feeling and thoroughly enjoyable.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Seven Ancient Wonders

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Matthew Reilly
    • Narrated By Sean Mangan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    Thousands of years ago, a magnificent golden capstone sat atop the Great Pyramid of Giza. It was a source of immense power, capable of bestowing upon its holder absolute global rule for a thousand years...

    Owen says: "What did they know back then which is lost now?"
    "Great Story"
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    Loved this story. Matthew Reilly has included everything; adventure, intrigue, political tension, history. Wow. His weaving of current history into the story is very interesting. Makes you wonder about real life conspiracies.

    I was majorly disappointed by the narration especially for such an action packed book. While I liked Sean Mangan's voice very much his narration was much too slow and I found it boring. In fact I put my iPod onto "faster" for 2/3's of the book and then it honestly became much more enjoyable. Try it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Firefly Lane: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kristin Hannah
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1060)
    Performance
    (566)
    Story
    (575)

    Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the mainstay of their lives. For 30 years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship: jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they've survived it all, until a single act of betrayal tears them apart...and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test.

    FanB14 says: "Beachy Fare"
    "Loving Friendship Story"
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    A beautiful story about a complicated friendship. The characters are recognisable as people we all know. This book made me laugh and made me cry. What more could I want. The narration was appropriate, gentle and varied - superb.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Reef

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (231)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (149)

    The Reef is the story of Tate Beaumont, a beautiful young student of marine archeology - and of Matthew Lassiter, a sea-scarred young man who shares her dream of finding Anguelique's Curse, the jeweled amulet surrounded by legend and said to be long lost at the bottom of the sea.

    Kerri says: "My 1st Nora Roberts book......."
    "A book by Nora Roberts - say no more"
    Overall
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    Story

    Yes, it is a typical Nora Roberts book. Romance, intrigue, mystery, plot twists. In other words an easy and enjoyable listen - except for the narration. I found that the male characters portrayals were a major disappointment. Having said that one does get used to the narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Bayou

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By James Daniels, Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1142)
    Performance
    (938)
    Story
    (940)

    Declan Fitzgerald had always been the family maverick, but even he couldn't understand his impulse to buy a dilapidated mansion on the outskirts of New Orleans. All he knew was that ever since he saw Manet Hall, he'd been enchanted - and obsessed - with it. So when the opportunity to buy the house comes up Declan jumps at the chance to live out a dream.

    Phyllis S. Mike says: "Not the Norm"
    "Predictable"
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    This story was so predictable - the plot has been done to death.

    The saving grace was the narration paricularly James Daniels. He was very believable even with the female characters.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Keeper of the Keys: Book 2 of the Cycle of Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Janny Wurts
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    For the first time in audio, the Cycle of Fire Trilogy, a stout and epic tale mixing sci-fi and fantasy, by acclaimed author Janny Wurts.

    In Book 2, Keeper of the Keys, Ivainson Jaric, Keeper of the Keys, heir of the Firelord, is being hunted down by the Accursed. His blood gifts him with raw power but not enough to overcome the evil forces....

    Katherine says: ""Middle book" of a creative series"
    "Not suitable for audio"
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    This applies for the entire series. The books are complicated and I believe not suitable for audio book format. I could not keep track of what was happening and who was doing what and when. Numerous rewinds later I gave up.

    I have enjoyed Janny Wurtz in the past and enjoy her stories but only in the written word in future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11.22.63

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (313)
    Performance
    (280)
    Story
    (279)

    What if you could go back in time and change the course of history?11.22.63, the date that Kennedy was shot - unless.... King takes his protagonist Jake Epping, a high school English teacher from Lisbon Falls, Maine, 2011, on a fascinating journey back to 1958 - from a world of mobile phones and iPods to a new world of Elvis and JFK, of Plymouth Fury cars and Lindy Hopping, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill who becomes the love of Jake's life.

    keith says: "Excellent!!! sai King"
    "What would you do?"
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    Exceptionally well researched with believable, everyday characters involved in an "existence" changing plot. A beautiful love story set in dramatic times of which we are all aware with a perfect ending as well. I can't recommend this book enough.

    I never imagined I would cry over a Stephen King novel but that was excactly what I did. This story kept me intriqued from beginning to end and I kept asking myself the same question over and over, 'What would you do?' I still don't know the answer but the story, climax and ending were much more than satisfactory.

    I'm not a huge fan of the horror genre so haven't read much Stephen King but there is no way this would fall into that category. Having said that I believe that if you are a fan of Stephen King you will not be disappointed. Time travel it is, but in this book the horror is a very real concept. He is a wonderful storyteller.

    Yes, it is longer than my normal audiobook but it was never boring. Every word was necessary to the story and the narration varied with the characters so it was good listening.

    It doesn't stop with the story. You must listen to the afterword by Stephen King. Impressive!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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