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Robin

Santa Ynez, CA, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (431)
    Performance
    (333)
    Story
    (346)

    At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering "the cause of generation and life" and "bestowing animation upon lifeless matter", Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts. However, upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness.

    Tad Davis says: "Great reading"
    "Defective!"
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    What disappointed you about Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus?

    I was so enjoying listening to this book. My previous knowledge of Frankenstein was from the movies. Both the writing and the narration are quite wonderful. However, about 45 minutes into the book, it froze! Not only would the story no longer play, it froze my iPod. I use an older iPod just for listening to books and music and have never had a problem before. I will try to re-download or maybe play it on my iPhone - wish me luck!


    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • It Had to Be You

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1247)
    Performance
    (638)
    Story
    (637)

    It's Dan Calebow's worst nightmare: Phoebe Somerville, a trendy New York knockout, inherits the Chicago Stars, the football team he coaches. And she wants to help him run it. Phoebe's sure he needs her. He's a sexist good-ol'-boy jock with a one-track mind. Surely she can straighten him out.

    bluebelle says: "Classic Susan Elizabeth Philips"
    "Ho Hum"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. Fortunately, I listened while I did other tasks so I didn't waste my time. If I had picked it up to read (as opposed to listening), I would have put it down within the first dozen pages. I just hate to waste good credits spent.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I am listening to "Gone Girl," another well-rated book that I am not enjoying as much as I had hoped.


    Was It Had to Be You worth the listening time?

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    I am always surprised when I choose a book based on the reviews and I am so disappointed. Unfortunately, I had previously downloaded a later book in this series and now I need to decide if it is worth my time to listen to it or just "forfeit" the credit I spent on it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Magician's Assistant

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Karen Ziemba
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (649)
    Performance
    (370)
    Story
    (372)

    When Parsifal, a handsome and charming magician, dies suddenly, his widow Sabine - who was also his faithful assistant for 20 years - learns that the family he claimed to have lost in a tragic accident is very much alive and well.

    glamazon says: "Patchett Has It"
    "Unsatisfying Ending"
    Overall

    Interesting story with well developed characters. I enjoyed most of the story but felt the ending was very abrupt. It left me feeling like I had forgotten to download part of the book. Loved Bel Canto but had a similar feeling at the end of that book. Perhaps it is a feature of all of Ann Patchett's books. I will learn from this experience and may not download another.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A is for Alibi: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Mary Peiffer
    Overall
    (846)
    Performance
    (389)
    Story
    (400)

    This is the first in the popular series featuring California investigator Kinsey Millhone. She's 32, twice divorced, no kids, an ex-cop who likes her work...and who works strictly alone!

    Gene says: "Poorly Narrated"
    "No More for Me"
    Overall

    I usually look so forward to my long drives and the Audible books that I get to listen to along the way. This book was chosen by my book club so I must finish it, otherwise I would not. I dread listening to it and cannot wait to be finished with it. The plot is boring. I am not at all interested in finding out "who dunnit." Even worse than the book itself is the narrator. Her male voices sound ridiculous and some of the female voices sound like a female trying to sound male - very off-putting. At times, she has lengthy pauses at very odd places in the story. At other times, she ends a sentence or a chapter in a way that makes the listener think that she has not read the end of the sentence. I will avoid this reader and this author in the future.

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful

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