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Nora

12 n \\\\ Born and grew up in Scotland. No species of book I do not love. Favorite genre History, thrillers, biography, memoirs etc

Pocatello, ID, United States

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  • Top Secret Twenty-One: A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    Overall
    (1081)
    Performance
    (974)
    Story
    (978)

    Trenton, New Jersey’s favorite used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he’s out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. Leads are quickly turning into dead ends, and all too frequently into dead bodies. Even Joe Morelli, the city’s hottest cop, is struggling to find a clue to the suspected killer’s whereabouts. These are desperate times, and they call for desperate measures.

    G. House Sr. says: "Stagnant Stephanie - Plodding Plot - Not great"
    "SAD"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    As a Plum fan this is a rehash ..nothing new.


    What was most disappointing about Janet Evanovich’s story?

    Storyline was a rehash of several others.


    Which character – as performed by Lorelei King – was your favorite?

    Grandma


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    the characters remaining the same.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the Plum books. This is a retelling of the same story. Nothing and no one has changed. You don't have to buy this NEW book, you can read any of the others for the same basic plot and characters. I am returning this one.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder that Shook the Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Harold Schechter
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (102)

    Beekman Place, once one of the most exclusive addresses in Manhattan, had a curious way of making it into the tabloids in the 1930s: SKYSCRAPER SLAYER, BEAUTY SLAIN IN BATHTUB read the headlines. On Easter Sunday in 1937, the discovery of a grisly triple homicide at Beekman Place would rock the neighborhood yet again - and enthrall the nation. The young man who committed these murders would come to be known in the annals of American crime as the Mad Sculptor.

    William R. Toddmancillas says: "The Mad Sculptor"
    "AWFUL!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Harold Schechter and/or Peter Berkrot?

    One of the worst books in a long time. Bought it on sale, NO bargain. Production is flawed and annoying. There is no story really.


    Has The Mad Sculptor turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes, Yes, Yes


    How could the performance have been better?

    Very much so.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    NONE


    Any additional comments?

    If you like this genre try another book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The First Elizabeth

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Carolly Erickson
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    In this remarkable biography, Carolly Erickson brings Elizabeth I to life and allows us to see her as a living, breathing, elegant, flirtatious, diplomatic, violent, arrogant, and outrageous woman who commands our attention, fascination, and awe. With the special skill for which she is acclaimed, Carolly Erickson electrifies the senses as she evokes with total fidelity the brilliant colors of Elizabethan clothing and jewelry, the texture of tapestries, and even the close, perfumed air of castle rooms. Erickson demonstrates her extraordinary ability to discern and bring to life psychological and physical reality.

    Nora says: "You may think you know Elizabeth"
    "You may think you know Elizabeth"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The First Elizabeth in three words, what would they be?

    I thought I knew Elizabeth 1 of England but this book convinced me of how much more I did not know. An enjoyable, well researched book. NOTE: She is Elizabeth 1st of England

    The United Kingdom did not exist during this period. Elizabeth 2nd is an error.

    Yes, I am opinionated


    What other book might you compare The First Elizabeth to and why?

    Your favorite Tudor period biography.


    Which character – as performed by Antony Ferguson – was your favorite?

    Gives all of the human beings in this book interest and color.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I have listened several times


    Any additional comments?

    A pleasure, a bit like hot chocolate, its addictive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Autobiography of Henry VIII

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Margaret George
    • Narrated By David Case
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (167)

    Margaret George's novel brings into focus the larger-than-life King Henry VIII, monarch of prodigious appetites for wine, women, and song.

    Amy M. Walts says: "Perfection!"
    "A Favorite Book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book captires you in every way. I have relistened several times.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Henry of course! I KNOW what he was really like, truly evil a really bad human being. BUT this book has a way of hooking your interest and keeping it. Very well researched. For me a book has to be well researched and this one is.


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

    I loved the narration, beautifully done.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Hypnotic


    Any additional comments?

    A GREAT listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Innocent Graves: An Inspector Banks Novel #8

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Peter Robinson
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (40)

    The worst that can possibly happen... has. A beautiful child is dead - defiled and murdered in a lonely graveyard on a fog-shrouded evening. It is the sort of horrific crime Chief Inspector Alan Banks fled the city to escape. But the slaying of a bright and lovely teenager from a wealthy, respected family is not the end of a nightmare. Lies, dark secrets, unholy accusations, and hints of sexual depravity swirl around this abomination like leaves in an autumn wind, leading to a shattering travesty of justice that will brutally divide a devastated community with suspicion and hatred.

    Snoodely says: "Falsely Accused!"
    "A good "read" BUT"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Innocent Graves to be better than the print version?

    An good story line and as usual I enjoyed Banks BUT there is so many instances of drinking and one night stands in the Banks books that is does distract from the overall story line. If you added it all up the amount of alcohol consumed makes it a cast of drunks. I was born and grew up in Scotland and we do have alcohol and alcoholics but NOT to this extent.


    What other book might you compare Innocent Graves to and why?

    Any of the Inspector Banks series


    What about James Langton’s performance did you like?

    It was O.K.


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

    Thinking about drunk drivers in every chapter.


    Any additional comments?

    I like and read the series. I just wish it was a bit more true to life

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Margaret George
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
    Overall
    (171)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (85)

    An exhaustively researched novel weaves both historical fact and plausible fiction in bringing the story of Mary Queen of Scots to life.

    Robin says: "Well written, well read"
    "well researched"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Margaret George and/or Donada Peters?

    One of my favorite writers


    Would you recommend Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes I would reccommend this book


    Which scene was your favorite?

    thos in which her childhood is exoplored


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Onne of my favorite writer very good research

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bertie: A Life of Edward VII

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jane Ridley
    • Narrated By Carole Boyd
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (58)

    Entertaining and different, this is an enjoyable study of a flawed yet characterful Prince of Wales seen through the eyes of the women in his life. Edward Vll, who gave his name to the Edwardian Age and died in 1911, was King of England for the final 10 years of his life. He was 59 when at last he came to the throne. Known as Bertie, the eldest son of Victoria and Albert, he was bullied by both his parents.

    Flatbroke says: "A charming pleasure-seeker who did the job his way"
    "Good listening, gossipy, relaxing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Bertie: A Life of Edward VII?

    Sound research, hgighly entertaining


    What other book might you compare Bertie: A Life of Edward VII to and why?

    Autobiography of Henry V111 by Margaret George


    Have you listened to any of Carole Boyd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would if I had 50 hours! But I could listen to it more than once


    Any additional comments?

    A good satisfactory "read"

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tell No Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (570)
    Performance
    (502)
    Story
    (503)

    The scion of an old-money San Francisco family, Daniel Brasher left his well-paying, respectable money-manager position to marry his community organizer wife and work at a job he loves, leading group counseling sessions with recently paroled violent offenders. One night he finds an envelope - one intended for someone else that was placed in his office mailbox by accident. Inside is an unsigned piece of paper, a handwritten note that says, "Admit what you've done or you will bleed for it."

    karen says: "The purgatory of group therapy"
    "Boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Tell No Lies better?

    Astory that is NEW not a rehash for the updated bodice ripper


    What could Gregg Hurwitz have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Tell me an interesting story. Sex and violence is not eonugh


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Scott Brick?

    Probably


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not for me


    Any additional comments?

    I would hesitate to buy another book by this author

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tooth and Nail

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ian Rankin
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (70)

    John Rebus is on a train from Edinburgh to London, where he has been drafted for his expertise in the modus operandi of serial killers. The Wolfman could be his toughest case yet - a serial killer named by the press due to a terrifying trademark of taking a bite from each victim. Rebus' Scotland Yard opposite number, George Flight, isn't too happy at yet another interference in the investigation - especially from an upstart jock hounding him at every turn.

    John says: "Enjoyable Listen"
    "Narrator should be next victim."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Ian Rankin and/or Samuel Gillies?

    Ian Rankin yes, Samuel Gilliess NO


    If you’ve listened to books by Ian Rankin before, how does this one compare?

    Hard to get by the narrators cheesy Standard Broadcast English accent. For the record I was born in Scotland. His Scots dialect is,not too bad but when he switches to an English dialect....Oh go away Mr. Gillies


    Would you be willing to try another one of Samuel Gillies’s performances?

    NO


    Was Tooth and Nail worth the listening time?

    not up to Rankin's other books in this series. BUT I would listen again WITHOUT Mr Gillies


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The King's Daughter: Thornleigh Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Barbara Kyle
    • Narrated By Barbara Kyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Upon the death of her father, Henry VIII, Queen Mary assumes the throne after a long exile. Her first order of business is to wed the devout Prince Philip of Spain, creating a powerful alliance that will transform Mary's fanatical dream of ridding England of Protestantism into terrifying reality.

    Nora says: "Unendurable"
    "Unendurable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The King's Daughter better?

    I am a history buff. The author obviously needs to go back and study the subject.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Barbara Kyle again?

    NO


    Would you be willing to try another one of Barbara Kyle’s performances?

    NO


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    NONE


    Any additional comments?

    It is insulting to present this as a book with ANY research on the subject behind it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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