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NatesNana

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  • 21 reviews
  • 110 ratings
  • 316 titles in library
  • 47 purchased in 2014
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  • Jack of Diamonds

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (699)
    Performance
    (602)
    Story
    (598)

    Born and raised in a poor, working-class family in Toronto, Jack Spayd is the son of an unhappy marriage. After being taken under the wing of "Miss Frostbite", the owner of a local jazz club, Jack becomes a gifted musician, playing piano and harmonica. Fame and the allure of gambling takes him to Vegas, and prospects of fortune take him to the Belgian Congo, where he's heard it's possible to earn big money working in the most dangerous parts of the local copper mines.

    Brodie says: "On the Day we lost Bryce"
    "Good story but often ponderous and slow moving"
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    Good story and characters but often seemed repetitive and slow moving. I think the abridged version may have been more enjoyable.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Profiler's Daughter: Sky Stone, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By P. M. Steffen
    • Narrated By Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1012)
    Performance
    (901)
    Story
    (905)

    The Profiler's Daughter is a psychologically haunting thriller that combines murder mystery, love triangle, and family intrigue in one satisfying page burner. Sky Stone was born into the wealth and privilege of Boston's oldest Brahmin family but chooses instead to follow in the footsteps of her deceased father, legendary FBI profiler Monk Stone. In the chilly morning hours before the Boston Marathon, when a beautiful university student is found strangled and mutilated, her body left at the base of Heartbreak Hill, Sky returns from self-imposed exile to investigate.

    Irene L. Culkeen says: "What a great find"
    "Needs a different Narrator!"
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    Story has a lot of potential but the Narrator has destroyed my enjoyment of the book. The over-exaggerated dramatic portrayal of the characters leaves me disliking every character!
    Disappointed. Would like to try another book by this author but would NOT listen to another book with this Narrator.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A Severe Mercy

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Sheldon Vanauken
    • Narrated By Peter Chanice
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Beloved, profoundly moving account of the author's marriage, the couple's search for faith and friendship with C. S. Lewis, and a spiritual strength that sustained Vanauken after his wife's untimely death.

    NatesNana says: "Superb narration makes for a fascinating Book"
    "Superb narration makes for a fascinating Book"
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    What an interesting book. The narration was superb and made the characters come alive. Amazing insights of one man's journey through profound love, developing faith as he handles his beloved wife's illness and subsequent death.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Bottom of the Sky: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By William C. Pack
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    The Bottom of the Sky is an aching rags to riches family saga that surges from rural squalor into the opulent power chambers of Wall Street and Silicon Valley. The story contrasts the 30-year struggles of an abused sister and brother who seek to reclaim themselves from their abhorrent past. One is abandoned to a life of sexual desecration and addiction. The other escapes with his demons to wield fragile, uncanny genius and unrelenting ambition to amass staggering wealth.

    Nathaniel Pack says: "A MUST READ!"
    "Disappointing"
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    I'm afraid I never got past the first 3 chapters of this book. The story and narrator combined to leave an impression of unrelenting gloom. I failed to get drawn to any of the characters. Nothing made me want to make the effort of listening any further. I am returning this to find something I enjoy listening to!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Follow the River

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By James Alexander Thom
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (357)
    Performance
    (304)
    Story
    (304)

    Mary Ingles was 23, happily married, and pregnant with her third child when Shawnee Indians invaded her peaceful Virginia settlement in 1755 and kidnapped her, leaving behind a bloody massacre. For months they held her captive. But nothing could imprison her spirit. With the rushing Ohio River as her guide, Mary Ingles walked one thousand miles through an untamed wilderness no white woman had ever seen.

    Marie says: "Amazing tale of survival"
    "Inspiring story"
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    I found myelf drawn into this story from the start with my interest held right down to the end of the epilogue. Mary Ingles was an amazing woman. Her courage and determination despite the formidable challenges were a constant inspiration. Fascinating insights into the history of USA early pioneers especially in relation to American Indian population.

    Quality narration. well written. Well worth the credit :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the Land of the Long White Cloud

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Sarah Lark
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (71)

    Hardworking London governess Helen Davenport longs for a family of her own but knows the prospect of finding a suitable husband grows dimmer each year. Then she spots an advertisement seeking wives for the churchgoing bachelors of colonial New Zealand and begins an affectionate correspondence with a gentleman farmer.Meanwhile, not far away in Wales, society life bores Gwyneira Silkham, beautiful, daring daughter of a wealthy sheep breeder.

    Lorna says: "Frontier Land story"
    "Narrator has no idea of Maori Pronunciation!"
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    Interesting story of pioneer New Zealand. However as a genuine "Kiwi" pakeha, I found the narration rather bland and her poor pronunciation of Maori words and place names grated - sometimes they were unrecognisable. The "Maori accent" of the Maori workers speaking English was also poorly portrayed.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Heft

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Liz Moore
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne, Keith Szarabajka
    Overall
    (1735)
    Performance
    (1569)
    Story
    (1576)

    Forrmer academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn’t left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career - if he can untangle himself from his family drama.

    Melinda says: "Intriguing--Captivating--Altering"
    "Gets to the heart of "Family""
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    I bought this because of reviews recommending and wasn't disappointed. The characters are well developed and believable, enhanced by wonderful expression by narrators. The book sensitively explores themes around grief and the search for love, value and belonging in a contemporary setting.

    Held my attention to the last word. Left me enriched.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In This Hospitable Land

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Lynmar Brock
    • Narrated By David Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    When the Germans invade Belgium in 1940, chemistry professor André Sauverin fears the worst. His colleagues believe their social and political positions will protect them during the occupation, but André knows better. He has watched Hitler’s rise to power and knows the Nazis will do anything to destroy their enemies. For the Sauverins are Jews, non-practicing, yes, but that won’t matter to the Germans - or to the Belgians desperate to protect themselves by informing on their neighbors. And so André and his brother Alex take their parents, wives, and children and flee south.

    Cookie says: "Great historical perspective"
    "Outstanding! Inspiring story."
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    I was held involved throughout by this inspiring true story of a courageous family group coping with amazing fortitude throughout the long years of the war. Well written and very well performed. Excellent value for money. Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Face of a Stranger: A William Monk Novel #1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (566)
    Performance
    (408)
    Story
    (403)

    A tragic accident leaves Inspector Monk with amnesia just moments after he solves the murder of a popular Crimean war hero. Forced to redo his entire investigation, a frustrated Monk faces a desperate murderer who will do anything to keep the inspector from discovering the truth twice.

    connie says: "promising start to the series"
    "A slow start but worth persevering"
    Overall
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    I almost gave up because the story seemed quite slow moving and ponderous for the first half. However the characters grew on me and the second half proved quite fascinating both with insight into the period and some clever turns in the plot.

    The narration was excellent which also helped me persevere through the early chapters.

    I am pleased I persevered :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Close Your Eyes

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (441)
    Performance
    (371)
    Story
    (372)

    A music therapist who thrives on helping others, Kendra Michaels cherishes the ordinary life she has achieved after stem cell surgery restored her sight. The skills she perfected during those sightless years - the ability to pick up the most subtle audio, olfactory, and tactile cues in the world around her - coupled with her laser-sharp mind - have made her a uniquely potent observer and problem solver. Kendra’s uncanny way of connecting the dots is as baffling to law enforcement as it is legendary.

    Yvonne says: "Loved it!"
    "Soo disappointing!!!"
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    Was looking forward to this book - a music therapist working with children becoming involved in solving a crime. I was so disappointed. The main character was poorly developed and totally unlikeable. In fact all the characters seemed poorly developed and lacking depth. There seemed no reason for their extreme reactions in most situations. I became so frustrated I stopped reading it before the end. I would not bother with another book from this author especially if it had the same main character. I should have taken note of the comments by others who obviously experienced the same disappointment as me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Case of Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Adam Mitzner
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1580)
    Performance
    (1361)
    Story
    (1374)

    A high-profile attorney in the middle of a leave of absence following a personal tragedy is drawn back into the legal arena amidst a media firestorm when he agrees to represent a popular rap artist accused of brutally murdering his pop star girlfriend. With its powerful voice, pause-resisting tension, and strong cast of characters, Adam Mitzner’s novels are reminiscent of such best-selling authors as Scott Turow and John Grisham.

    cristina says: "Excellent"
    "Great story Unexpected ending!"
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    The story gripped me from the start and held me till the end. Certainly did not expect the ending. Looking forward to another story featuring this detective.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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