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Sandi

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  • Primetime Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Lindy DeKoven
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Chauvinism. Cutthroat competition. It’s all in a day’s work for Alexa Ross, vice president of comedy development at Hawkeye Broadcasting System. After years of fighting her way through the Hollywood boys’ club, Alexa thinks she’s finally free of Jerry Kellner, her sleazy ex-boss - until she learns that Jerry is her newest employee. Now it’s all-out war at HBS, and Jerry is determined to destroy Alexa. Good thing Alexa has her charming boyfriend, Gordon, and her best girlfriends for emotional support. But the pressure in her life forces her to a breaking point, and she finds herself wondering what matters most....

    Sandi says: "Do not bother."
    "Do not bother."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Primetime Princess better?

    It just went on and on, and on, far to wordy. The lead character is supposed to be a tv executive, but acts like a scared constantly whinging schoolgirl. I only made it thorough the first chapter and that was enough.


    What was most disappointing about Lindy DeKoven’s story?

    That the lead character. I wanted to like her, but her constant mental dialogue about how she didn't measure up was too much to take. As often as she talked about " having a set" even a steel "set " on her desk it was obvious they didn't work. I just kept wanting to scream at her " to pull up her big girl panties and deal" .


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She didn't help, her voice was very dull, as the book went on with the lead characters very long mental dialogue about all her inadequacies, it all became too much. Far too annoying to endure the whole book.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Great annoyances, eventually I just screamed in sheer frustration and turned it off.


    Any additional comments?

    I got it at a reduced price in one of the daily deals, but you can be sure I well ask for a refund.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Habits of the House

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Fay Weldon
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (136)

    As the Season of 1899 comes to an end, the world is poised on the brink of profound, irrevocable change. The Earl of Dilberne is facing serious financial concerns. The ripple effects spread to everyone in the household: Lord Robert, who has gambled unwisely on the stock market and seeks a place in the Cabinet; his unmarried children, Arthur, who keeps a courtesan, and Rosina, who keeps a parrot in her bedroom; Lord Robert’s wife, Isobel, who orders the affairs of the household in Belgrave Square; and Grace, the lady’s maid who orders the life of her mistress.

    Cindy says: "A Downtonlike story read by my favorite narrator?"
    "Just ok"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Habits of the House? What did you like least?

    It was a glimpse into life of the times, but the characters were not very likeable.


    What could Fay Weldon have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I found it very wordy. it seemed to go on a bit, and it was too easy to tune out.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Her accent fit the story and her characters were believable.


    Was Habits of the House worth the listening time?

    Not really if I hadn't gotten it on special for $4.95, I would have returned it right away.


    Any additional comments?

    All in all I was not impressed. Even at a reduced price it just wasn't worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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