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Nikki

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  • Murder in Thrall

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Anne Cleeland
    • Narrated By Marcella Riordan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (78)

    First-year detective Kathleen Doyle is a plucky Irish redhead of humble origins and modest means. Chief Inspector Michael Acton is her antithesis: a British lord turned cop. He's tall, handsome, and enigmatic - to a fault. He also has a knack for solving London's most high-profile crimes. Acton selects Doyle out of the newbie squad to partner with him on a series of investigations because she always knows when someone is lying - a trait that comes in handy when interviewing suspects and witnesses.

    Tracey says: "Great new entry into British mysteries"
    "5 Star Story"
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    Would you listen to Murder in Thrall again? Why?

    I would enjoy nothing more then
    Iistening to Murder in Thrall. The story is great and very well written. I can't wait for the next book! I really hope there is a next book!


    Which character – as performed by Marcella Riordan – was your favorite?

    The reading took a chapter or two to get adjusted too. But once more characters were introduced she hit her stride.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Not My Father's Son: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Alan Cumming
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (702)
    Performance
    (649)
    Story
    (653)

    With ribald humor, wit, and incredible insight, Alan seamlessly moves back and forth in time, integrating stories from his childhood in Scotland and his experiences today as the celebrated actor of film, television, and stage. At times suspenseful, at times deeply moving, but always incredibly brave and honest, Not My Father's Son is a powerful story of embracing the best aspects of the past and triumphantly pushing the darkness aside.

    Angie says: "If You've Been Through Something Similar..."
    "Could Not Stop Listening!"
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    What did you love best about Not My Father's Son: A Memoir?

    The story was great! It was honset, entertaining and heartbreak all at the same time.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of them, everyone was important in his life and I think he treated everyone fairly.


    What about Alan Cumming’s performance did you like?

    His reading of his own story made the book even better. You could hear the pain and joy in voice.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fault in Our Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13960)
    Performance
    (12747)
    Story
    (12816)

    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    FanB14 says: "Sad Premise, Fantastic Story"
    "Enjoyed It"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fault in Our Stars to be better than the print version?

    I couldnt say it was better then print version but it was well read.


    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
    (1247)
    Performance
    (1103)
    Story
    (1109)

    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.

    Trish says: "Loved, Loved, Loved It!!"
    "Great Listen"
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    Where does The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best books I've listened to this year.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    A. J and a close second is his daughter. A.J had a great story line and his daughter had a great personality .


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    He did a good job.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was funny in part which I didnt expect.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Murder in Retribution: Scotland Yard, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Anne Cleeland
    • Narrated By Marcella Riordan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (38)

    Despite their investigative prowess, Scotland Yard's Chief Inspector Michael Sinclair, Lord Acton, and rookie detective Kathleen Doyle stir more than a few feathers at CID Headquarters when their relationship comes to light. But office politics quickly become trivial when a rash of underworld murders shatters London's normally austere façade. With a growing list of successfully solved cases to her name, the ever-dauntless Doyle shakes off the gossip and sets out to investigate the escalating turf war.

    Tracey says: "Heavy on drama, light on mystery"
    "Not as Good as the First"
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    Would you try another book from Anne Cleeland and/or Marcella Riordan?

    Yes, I would try another book because I love the first book. But this one just didnt hit the mark for me. I want them to solve crimes that don't circle back to them.


    Would you recommend Murder in Retribution to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, but I would recommend Murder in Thrall


    What does Marcella Riordan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I enjoy her voice and the life she brings to each person.


    Could you see Murder in Retribution being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maisie Dobbs

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated By Rita Barrington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1691)
    Performance
    (1083)
    Story
    (1081)

    Maisie Dobbs isn't just any young housemaid. Through her own natural intelligence - and the patronage of her benevolent employers - she works her way into college at Cambridge. After the War I and her service as a nurse, Maisie hangs out her shingle back at home: M. DOBBS, TRADE AND PERSONAL INVESTIGATIONS. But her very first assignment soon reveals a much deeper, darker web of secrets, which will force Maisie to revisit the horrors of the Great War and the love she left behind.

    Lori says: "A delightful discovery"
    "Great Story"
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    If you could sum up Maisie Dobbs in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, Smart and Easy Read


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Masie is my favorite chararcter but a very close 2nd is Billy.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Rita Barrington?

    I did not love the narration. I seem to be in minority so I will try another book and see if I like it better.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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