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Sally Ann Rival

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  • 33 ratings
  • 220 titles in library
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  • The Color Purple

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Alice Walker
    • Narrated By Alice Walker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1276)
    Performance
    (858)
    Story
    (857)

    Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 - when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate - and continuing over the course of her marriage to "Mister", a brutal man who terrorizes her.

    Amazon Customer says: "Absolutely Wonderful"
    "Better then the movie!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Color Purple rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was terrific! I utterly enjoyed it and the knowledge that the authoress herself was preforming it made it better for me.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Color Purple?

    The fight scene for Sophia and Squeeky!


    Which character – as performed by Alice Walker – was your favorite?

    Ceely by far and Netty came in a close second


    Who was the most memorable character of The Color Purple and why?

    I think Sophia stood out most to me. Her strong will reduced and then regained was magnificent!


    Any additional comments?

    I just know I loved it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rescue Party: When the World Ends Series, Volume I

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 11 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Jim Gallant
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    A spaceship crew from an advanced alien civilization notices that Earth faces imminent destruction as its sun begins to explode. With time rapidly ticking down, the crew desperately searches a now-desolate planet for any possible human survivors.

    Sally Ann Rival says: "Leaves one wanting more, in a good way!"
    "Leaves one wanting more, in a good way!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Rescue Party to be better than the print version?

    Don't know, only had the audio version and I enjoyed it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    When the aliens finally find that the earths population saved itself!


    What about Jim Gallant’s performance did you like?

    He was very good in his interpretations of the written material.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Again the realization that the earths population saved itself.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed it a lot!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tombstone: A Crimson Worlds Prequel Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jay Allan
    • Narrated By Fred Kennedy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (73)

    In the 23rd Century, the Superpowers of Earth vie for control of occupied space and the vast resources of the colony worlds. Darius Jax is a senior officer and hero of the Marine Corps, veteran of countless battles fought throughout occupied space. But once he was a raw private fighting his first battle on a planet so deadly, so hellish, its own occupants called it Tombstone. This is his story, before fame, before glory. The fighting on Tombstone is brutal and deadly, and Jax must find his inner strength if he is to survive.

    Kevin d. says: "A Fine Introduction"
    "It's a great war story!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Tombstone the most enjoyable?

    The back story of the main characters experiences.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Private Darius. His characters forthright truthfulness about his emotions.


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

    No, but I enjoyed it completely.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The loss of the Darius' commanding officer.


    Any additional comments?

    Great battle sequences with deep insights of how war can affect people.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Invasion: Book One of the Secret World Chronicle

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Mercedes Lackey, Steve Libbey, Cody Martin, and others
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    Overall
    (330)
    Performance
    (301)
    Story
    (302)

    The world had become used to the metahumans - people sometimes perfectly ordinary, but sometimes quite extraordinary in appearance - who mostly worked with their governments as high-powered peace officers, fighting crime, and sometimes fighting rogue metahumans who had become super-criminals. Then that comfortable world ended in just one terrifying day.

    Amazon Customer says: "It's ...okay."
    "Wonderful"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Invasion in three words, what would they be?

    Very enjoyable and exciting


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Invasion?

    The Angel


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

    Wonderful character voices and emotions


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

    Scary and sad, but still great


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Talisman

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs)
    • By Stephen King, Peter Straub
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3765)
    Performance
    (1799)
    Story
    (1810)

    On a brisk autumn day, a 13-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: His father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense. But for Jack everything is about to change. For he has been chosen to make a journey back across America - and into another realm. One of the most influential and heralded works of fantasy ever written, The Talisman is an extraordinary novel of loyalty, awakening, terror, and mystery.

    Swad says: "Still Good"
    "Amazing and Rich"
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Talisman the most enjoyable?

    I am without words.... This book is just epic! I am still reeling from the captivating storyline and the amazing narration! This is what mature fantasy literature is all about, it is magical and yet feels so realistic. The array of characters are engaging and beautifully developed. The characters many sub-plots and intertwining leaves you just wanting more and more.The narration is so spot on I can't think of anyone else that could do this book any more justice, Frank Muller, you are just plain great. This was one of those books that you CANNOT stop listening to. I mean I listened to this book non stop, going to bed some UNREAL hours because of it. I am so impressed, so so so impressed!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Talisman?

    Every moment with WOLF I love this character!


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

    The narration is so spot on I can't think of anyone else that could do this book any more justice, Frank Muller, you are just plain great


    If you could rename The Talisman, what would you call it?

    The Title is great!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Halfway to the Grave: Night Huntress, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Jeaniene Frost
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5558)
    Performance
    (3869)
    Story
    (3891)

    Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership. In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner…are there actually good vampires?

    Stephenie says: "Great series. Worth every credit."
    "Magnificent"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES! It is a great series and I love the narrator, she brought it to life for me and that is why I have kept buying all in the series and why I am buying other books narrated by Tavia Gilbert. :D It was a pleasure to listen to.


    Which character – as performed by Tavia Gilbert – was your favorite?

    BONES!


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

    Yes and I could not get enough and kept buying more and will wait for the next book by the Author and hope Ms. Gilbert narrates it.


    Any additional comments?

    Just wonderful!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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