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M. D. Baines

GateGypsy

Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada | Member Since 2014

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  • 192 titles in library
  • 3 purchased in 2015
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  • A Study in Emerald

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    Overall
    (2394)
    Performance
    (863)
    Story
    (868)

    A Study in Emerald draws listeners in through carefully revealed details as a consulting detective and his narrator friend solve the mystery of a murdered German noble. But with its subtle allusions and surprise ending, this mystery hints that the real fun in solving this case lies in imagining all the details that Gaiman doesn't reveal, and challenges listeners to be detectives themselves.

    M. D. Baines says: "Listen Well"
    "Listen Well"
    Overall

    This story is brilliant, and subtle. It's a real treat! It's even worth re-listening to, because you will certainly miss some fantastical points the first time through. If you've listened to Sherlock Holmes stories before, don't let yourself get lulled into the familiar patterns of speech and characters -- keep sharp! You'll be glad you paid attention! If imitation is the highest form of flattery, Gaiman pays great homage to two amazing authors, and leaves his own patent mark, too. Buy it! You won't regret it!

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Rules of Survival

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Nancy Werlin
    • Narrated By Daniel Passer
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    It all starts when Matthew observes a heroic scene in a convenience store: A man named Murdoch puts himself between an abusive father and his son. Matt is determined to get to know this man. And when, amazingly, Murdoch begins dating Matt's mother, it seems as if life may become peaceful for the first time.

    M. D. Baines says: "An accurate tale from inside an abusive upbringing"
    "An accurate tale from inside an abusive upbringing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Daniel's voice as narrator is great for this, and he conveyed the emotions of a completely terrible situation very clearly to the listener. Werlin's story is believable and heart-wrenching. It especially hit home for me how Matt never self-identified as "neglected" or "abused" growing up, but instead would've classified himself as "loved" if ever questioned by police or social workers. That part is so important for anyone on the outside to understand. That, and knowing that, when that kid finally does reach out for help, please please please take him seriously... Don't minimise his feelings or dismiss his concerns. This was well worth the read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Composer and His Parakeets: A Short Story from A Good Fall

    • UNABRIDGED (36 mins)
    • By Ha Jin
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne, Ray Porter, Robertson Dean, and others
    Overall
    (302)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (83)

    With the same profound attention to detail that is a hallmark of his previous acclaimed works of fiction National Book Award winner Ha Jin gives us a collection of stories that delves into the experience of Chinese immigrants in America. Ha Jin depicts here the full spectrum of immigrant life and the daily struggles - some minute, some grand - faced by these men, women, and children.

    Joseph R says: "An Accidental Collaboration"
    "Heartwarming"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I know this was just a little snippet, but it totally got to me. I'll be looking into reading more of Ha Jin's work!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: Flavia de Luce, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (152)

    Flavia de Luce - "part Harriet the Spy, part Violet Baudelaire from Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" (The New York Times Book Review) - takes her remarkable sleuthing prowess to the unexpectedly unsavory world of Canadian boarding schools in the captivating new mystery from New York Times best-selling author Alan Bradley.

    Melissa says: "It doesn't get much better than this!"
    "Flavia's got game, even away from home"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I love Jane Enwistle's narration of the Favia DeLuce books. She's marvellous! Bradley, keep up the good work! It was a little odd to be away from Buckshaw this time, but I enjoyed the trip to post-war Canada :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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