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Margeaux Lucas

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  • 3 reviews
  • 7 ratings
  • 119 titles in library
  • 55 purchased in 2014
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  • The Weight of Blood: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Laura McHugh
    • Narrated By Dorothy Dillingham Blue, Shannon McManus, Sofia Willingham
    Overall
    (510)
    Performance
    (457)
    Story
    (455)

    The town of Henbane sits deep in the Ozark Mountains. Folks there still whisper about Lucy Dane's mother, a bewitching stranger who appeared long enough to marry Carl Dane and then vanished when Lucy was just a child. Now on the brink of adulthood, Lucy experiences another loss when her friend Cheri disappears and is then found murdered, her body placed on display for all to see.

    John S says: "Not too bad but you have to pay attention."
    "Loved it!"
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    A wonderfully written story about the dark side of small town life. The author uses multiple points of view to great effect; unfolding a tale that is both horrifying and mesmerizing. The desperation of poverty looms large, but there is kindness as well, and fierce loyalty to family and friends. I loved the narrators' voices, which felt authentic and just right to me. Wonderful story, narration and characters. Highly entertaining. A win on all levels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shining

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2366)
    Performance
    (2206)
    Story
    (2224)

    Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

    Kristin says: "Don't expect the movie..."
    "King's Masterpiece!"
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    I've read The Shining multiple times; it remains one of my all-time favorite books - ditto the movie. I was a bit reticent to listen to the audio version as I didn't want to taint my love of the story with the wrong narration. I had nothing to worry about - Campbell Scott is perfect for this book. I consider this King's masterpiece - even after multiple readings/listenings/viewings, The Shining still thrills and captivates me - and yes, it still sends shivers up my spine.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Gabrielle Zevin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (605)
    Performance
    (546)
    Story
    (549)

    The irascible A. J. Fikry, owner of Island Books - the only bookstore on Alice Island - has already lost his wife. Now his most prized possession, a rare book, has been stolen from right under his nose in the most embarrassing of circumstances. The store itself, it seems, will be next to go. One night upon closing, he discovers a toddler in his children’s section with a note from her mother pinned to her Elmo doll: I want Maya to grow up in a place with books and among people who care about such kinds of things. I love her very much, but I can no longer take care of her.

    B. Sorensen says: "A Tale for Booksellers"
    "I wanted to like this...."
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    What would have made The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry better?

    "I wanted to like this...."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
    Based on the description and reviews, I felt sure I would like this. Unfortunately I found it so unbearable that I couldn't finish. The characters did not resonate for me - I didn't care about anyone, and while I found the story at first interesting, the overall tone quickly became maudlin and sickly sweet. I've enjoyed this narrator on other books, but in this one his voice sounded like one long extended sigh...frankly I found this book depressing. I'm glad others enjoyed it; I just couldn't.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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