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Mynt

Mynt

Washington, DC | Member Since 2005

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  • 25 reviews
  • 82 ratings
  • 285 titles in library
  • 12 purchased in 2014
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  • The Woman in White

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Roger Rees, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (316)
    Performance
    (242)
    Story
    (246)

    Secrets, mistaken identities, surprise revelations, amnesia, locked rooms and locked asylums, and an unorthodox villain made this mystery thriller an instant success when it first appeared in 1860, and it has continued to enthrall ever since. From the hero's foreboding before his arrival at Limmeridge House to the nefarious plot concerning the beautiful Laura, the breathtaking tension of Collins's narrative created a new literary genre of suspense fiction, which profoundly shaped the course of English popular writing.

    JGrace says: "Another multi-cast winner"
    "Slow and a Little Clunky"
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    I managed my way through this period work full of over zealous manners and sensibilities. I was hoping for a much better and gripping mystery but alas I found myself wishing ill on the main characters for the book to end. I wish I'd stopped and switched to Jane Austin.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Joel Dicker
    • Narrated By Pierce Cravens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (49)

    August 30, 1975: The day 15-year-old Nola Kellergan is glimpsed fleeing through the woods before she disappears; the day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence. Thirty-three years later, Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist, visits Somerset to see his mentor, Harry Quebert, one of America’s most respected writers, and to find a cure for his writer’s block as his publisher's deadline looms.

    Omie says: "AN INCREDIBLY STUPID BOOK"
    "writer w/ overly inflated sense of self worth"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    My pet peeve is writers talking about how important writers are. I was totally turned off in the first few pages where the junior writer publishes a hit book and then becomes the talk of new york, recognized on the streets, and dates supermodels. Gag me with a fork. It might get better after this but I didn't stick around to find out. Too many other good books out there.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Circus

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Erin Morgenstern
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6363)
    Performance
    (5657)
    Story
    (5653)

    The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

    Pamela says: "The circus of your dreams"
    "Enchanting and Bewitching"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Night Circus the most enjoyable?

    The compelling and unique storyline, expert writing, and top of the line narration collide to make one of my favorite audiobooks ever.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9696)
    Performance
    (7193)
    Story
    (7231)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    Tim says: "True Blood PG13"
    "Lose yourself in a great story and superb narratio"
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    One of the best narrations I've ever had the pleasure of listening to in almost 10 years of listening to audiobooks. Usually I petter out on even the best books after 16 hours and have to slow down and take a break. But I went straight onto the second, equally delightful book and was completely bummed that the next one isn't out yet. It's very well written book - rich characters and plot line and as I mention the narration is devine. I love the different voices she uses - they are distinct and always stay this side of being overacted. well written, well produced as an audiobook. More please!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow of Night

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6004)
    Performance
    (5394)
    Story
    (5390)

    Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliff-hanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens. Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries.

    Hallie says: "Even better than A Discovery of Witches"
    "Fantastic Story and One of the best Narrations"
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    If you like gripping, well planned plot and developed characters including witches and vampires, and if you like your books suberbly performed - then this is your book. Normally after 16 hours I get tired of an audibook but I went straight onto the second book and was so disappointed when it ended. I would have started pacing myself if I had known the 3rd book wasn't out yet.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fixer Upper

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Mary Kay Andrews
    • Narrated By Isabel Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (406)
    Performance
    (230)
    Story
    (224)

    After a political scandal, fledgling lobbyist Dempsey Jo Killebrew is left almost broke, unemployed, and homeless. She reluctantly accepts to refurbish Birdsong, the old family place in Guthrie, Georgia. But, oh, is Dempsey in for a surprise. "Bird Droppings" would more aptly describe the moldering Pepto Bismol - pink dump. There's also a murderously grumpy old lady who has claimed squatter's rights and isn't moving out. Ever.

    Karen M. McGrady says: "Enjoyable Listening"
    "Enjoyable light Chicklit - well narrated"
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    I picked this book out from a list of recommended chicklit beach reading and it was exactly what I was lookig for. Light, fun, and well written story. In addition the narration was perfectly done as well. Good story, endearing characters and not too deep.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
    Overall
    (2552)
    Performance
    (1077)
    Story
    (1078)

    Mma "Precious" Ramotswe sets up a detective agency in Botswana on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, making her the only female detective in the country. At first, cases are hard to come by. But eventually, troubled people come to Precious with a variety of concerns. Potentially philandering husbands, seemingly schizophrenic doctors, and a missing boy who may have been killed by witch doctors all compel Precious to roam about in her tiny van, searching for clues.

    Gene says: "Transcends its Genre"
    "Disappointed, a bit formularic and at time clunky"
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    After I heard so much about this series I was expecting a lot more. The writing could be formularic and clunky - I could predict outcomes chapters in advance. The best part was the personal history but the detective stories could use work.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Chelsea Handler
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1037)
    Performance
    (527)
    Story
    (535)

    You've either done it or know someone who has: the one-night stand, the familiar outcome of a night spent at a bar, sometimes the sole payoff for your friend's irritating wedding, or the only relief from a disastrous vacation. Often embarrassing and uncomfortable, occasionally outlandish, but most times just a necessary and irresistible evil, the one-night stand is a social rite as old as sex itself and as common as a bar stool.

    Kathryn says: "Chelsea, You are HYSTERICAL!"
    "Hilarious - bawdier than Bridget Jones Diary"
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    It all started with getting weird looks from people on the airplane and I was shaking, wheezing, and crying while reading "Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea" Bawdier than Bridget Jones Diary. I love her obsession with midgets. I've recommended this book to multiple other friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Snowman

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2068)
    Performance
    (1404)
    Story
    (1408)

    Oslo in November. The first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, in the cold moonlight, he sees the snowman that inexplicably appeared in the yard earlier in the day. Around its neck is his mother’s pink scarf. Hole suspects a link between a menacing letter he’s received and the disappearance of Jonas’s mother - and of perhaps a dozen other women, all of whom went missing on the day of a first snowfall. As his investigation deepens, something else emerges: he is becoming a pawn....

    Anita says: "many layered thriller"
    "Gripping from Start to Finish"
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    Any additional comments?

    A dark Swedish detective story..but less sensational than the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I've past this book on to multiple other people. It has been a while since I've enjoyed the whole of a book so much. Gripping plot line, clever murder schemes (important for a murder mystery/crime novel.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Savage Detectives: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated By Eddie Lopez, Armando Durán
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (70)

    The late Chilean writer Roberto Bolaño has been called the García Marquez of his generation. The Savage Detectives is a hilarious and sexy, meandering and melancholy, companionable and complicated road trip through Mexico City, Barcelona, Israel, Liberia, and finally the desert of northern Mexico. It is the first of Bolaño's two giant works, with 2666, to be translated into English and is already being hailed as a masterpiece.

    Rebecca Lindroos says: "Started slow but ended great"
    "Stopped reading without guilt. Skip this book"
    Overall

    No one in book club finished the book. Despite high reviews (NY Times, Washington Post) every one of the voracious readers in my book club stopped reading it - myself included. You know that guilt you sometimes feel when you don't finish something you started. I didn't feel that guilt. There are too many better books out there to read.

    Why didn't I like it?

    1) It was a wandering and rambling trail of thought without an apparent plot line in the spirit of "On the Road", "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and to a certain extent "Walden Pond".

    2) I didn't care one bit for any of the characters. They could have dropped down the bottom of a well as far as I was concerned. It might even do them some good - teach those fancy, dreamy poets to live in the real world.

    3) The book was also complicated by the Spanish words - It was harder for me to connect to the book and get the swing of it with all of the foreign names and words.

    On the plus side - our book club's consensus is that the book wasn't 100% bad but we just didn't get it/ connect with it. I actually thought the racy sex scenes were the more intriguing part of the 2 hours that I listened to - the emotions of sexual wonder, desire, and exploration seems more real to me than discussions of young Mexican surrealist poets trying to establish a magazine.

    2 of 16 people found this review helpful

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