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Shannon

Dayton, TX, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • And the Mountains Echoed

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Khaled Hosseini, Navid Negahban, Shohreh Aghdashloo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2317)
    Performance
    (2054)
    Story
    (2040)

    Khaled Hosseini, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations.

    FanB14 says: "Does the End Justify the Means"
    "Not sure what I think."
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    Any additional comments?

    I didn't have any trouble with the accents and Im kind of surprised a lot of other people did. The story was good but there was too much jumping around between characters and between generations for me to keep up with. I have a hard time with any book that has a lot of characters. At the end when they focused only on the two main characters and only in one time frame I really started to get interested but then soon after it was the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In Flight: Up in the Air, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By R.K. Lilley
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Powers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (659)
    Performance
    (614)
    Story
    (621)

    When reserved flight attendant Bianca gets one look at billionaire hotel owner James Cavendish, she loses all of her hard-won composure. For a girl who can easily juggle a tray of champagne flutes at 35,000 feet in three inch heels, she finds herself shockingly weak-kneed from their first encounter. The normally unruffled Bianca can't seem to look away from his electrifying turquoise gaze. They hold a challenge, and a promise, that she finds impossible to resist, and she is a girl who is used to saying no and meaning it.

    Tara says: "Romance meets BDSM"
    "It's good at times."
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    What aspect of Elizabeth Powers’s performance would you have changed?

    I listened to the book with head phones and it sounded like she had a lozenge in her mouth. It just about drove me crazy enough to quit the book. I don't know if it's as noticeable listening to it on a speaker. By book 3 either I was used to it or she didn't make that noise anymore.


    Was In Flight worth the listening time?

    It was worth it, I guess. I liked the story but the some of the erotic stuff was more abusive than erotic and in the 3rd book some of it was just gross.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sweet Filthy Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Christina Lauren
    • Narrated By Shayna Thibodeaux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (480)
    Performance
    (457)
    Story
    (457)

    One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him. But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation - and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out - Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume - her sweet, filthy fling - to France for the summer and just…play.

    karen says: "Sweet Hot Deliciousness / Yum Yum"
    "Good story."
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    Would you be willing to try another one of Shayna Thibodeaux’s performances?

    Not if I don't have to. She talks in crescendos and it is highly annoying.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • This Man: This Man Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jodi Ellen Malpas
    • Narrated By Edita Brychta
    Overall
    (835)
    Performance
    (780)
    Story
    (785)

    Young interior designer Ava O'Shea has no idea what awaits her at the Manor. A run-of-the-mill consultation with a stodgy country gent seems likely, but what Ava finds instead is Jesse Ward - a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, pleasure-seeking playboy who knows no boundaries. Ava doesn't want to be attracted to this man, and yet she can't control the overwhelming desire that he stirs in her. She knows that her heart will never survive him and her instinct is telling her to run, but Jesse is not willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her.

    Katheryne says: "Wash. Rinse. Repeat."
    "I quit."
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    What disappointed you about This Man?

    The whole story, up until I gave up was the same thing over and over. She barely knows him but she has sex with him. She's barely knows him but the sex is good. She barely knows him but she's in love with him. She barely knows him but he moves her in and the sex is good. She barely knows him and blah, blah, blah,..


    What could Jodi Ellen Malpas have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Her idea of erotic is too close to creepy. It's one thing for the character to say he will tie her up and f**k her brains out and she will like it...but this character was saying he would tie her up keep her and never let her go. With the creepy voice she had for Jesse, it just made the whole story cross over into creepy.


    What didn’t you like about Edita Brychta’s performance?

    The voice she used for Jesse made it sound like he was a decrepit 90 year old man.


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

    I finally gave up on it. The story didn't seem to be going anywhere.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Reason to Breathe: Breathing, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Rebecca Donovan
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (750)
    Performance
    (694)
    Story
    (693)

    In the affluent town of Weslyn, Connecticut, where most people worry about what to be seen in and who to be seen with, Emma Thomas would rather not be seen at all. She’s more concerned with feigning perfection - pulling down her sleeves to conceal the bruises, not wanting anyone to know how far from perfect her life truly is. Without expecting it, she finds love. It challenges her to recognize her own worth - at the risk of revealing the terrible secret she’s desperate to hide.

    Nancy Devault says: "Awesome"
    "Good but..."
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    Where does Reason to Breathe rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I was very much into the story and the performance was good.


    Any additional comments?

    All was great but the way it ended was like someone tore the last page out of the book and you don't know how it ended. I was left unsatisfied.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Color of Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Julianne MacLean
    • Narrated By Jennifer O'Donnell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (332)
    Performance
    (298)
    Story
    (299)

    A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter's unexpected illness and her husband's shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold, dark depths of the water a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie's past, and teaches her what it means to truly live...and love.

    Cindy says: "Probably one of the best books I've read"
    "Great story!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It was a good heartwarming story that makes you feel all kinds of emotions.


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

    When Matt comes back.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jennifer O'Donnell’s performances?

    Her voice was hard from me to get used to. It almost seemed over performed and I also had to turn it up extra loud for some parts because she spoke too softly. It would all depend on how badly I wanted to hear the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Just a sweet, sad, happy and well rounded story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4695)
    Performance
    (4334)
    Story
    (4346)

    A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock. Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie - magical, comforting, wise beyond her years - promised to protect him, no matter what.

    Dave says: "Oh, the Wondrous Ocean!"
    "I didnt expect it to be so far out there."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The story is like a scary and weird fairy tail. I don't care for that kind of story and didn't realize that was what it was going to be like. It did keep my attention and was well written though.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something more grounded.


    Was The Ocean at the End of the Lane worth the listening time?

    Not for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dog's Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By W. Bruce Cameron
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (406)
    Performance
    (353)
    Story
    (353)

    Buddy is a good dog. After searching for his purpose through several eventful lives, Buddy is sure that he has found and fulfilled it. Yet as he watches curious baby Clarity get into dangerous mischief, he is certain that this little girl is very much in need of a dog of her own. When Buddy is reborn, he realizes that he has a new destiny. He's overjoyed when he is adopted by Clarity, now a vibrant but troubled teenager. When they are suddenly separated, Buddy despairs - who will take care of his girl?

    Robert says: "Outstanding!!!!"
    "I dont want it to end!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Dog's Journey to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version.


    What other book might you compare A Dog's Journey to and why?

    I loved part 1, A Dog's Purpose but A Dog's Journey was even better.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved all of it. There were moments that were very sad but you knew it wasn't over yet.


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

    YES!


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator was awesome. He has a warm fuzzy voice that is perfect for a warm fuzzy animal.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The End of the Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Graham Greene
    • Narrated By Colin Firth
    Overall
    (2536)
    Performance
    (2332)
    Story
    (2322)

    Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

    Emily - Audible says: "Colin Firth Kills It"
    "Not sure why this is supposed to be a great book."
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    Would you try another book from Graham Greene and/or Colin Firth?

    Not sure.


    What was most disappointing about Graham Greene’s story?

    All of it. It was kind of weird and torturous.


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

    I love Colin Firth. He has a great voice.


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

    Dissapointment.


    Any additional comments?

    Just downright dull.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3541)
    Performance
    (2466)
    Story
    (2468)

    Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended. In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys – best friends – are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying.

    Alan says: "Outstanding"
    "Awesome book!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Prayer for Owen Meany to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because you get to here the voice of Owen Meany. At first the voice he uses for Owen Meany is weird and that is what the characters in the book also think but then the voice grows on you and you grow to love him as do the characters in the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything!


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

    I dont know if I could have truly experienced the character of Owen Meany without the voice.


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

    This book mad me laugh and made me sad at times.


    Any additional comments?

    This book had so many facets to it. There is friendship, faith, history, miracles, love and mystery and it all comes around and makes an amazing, complete circle. I can't believe I had never heard of this book. Owen Meany's name will always be locked in my head just like Atticus, Scout and Boo Radley from "To Kill a Mockingbird" and Amir and Hassan from "The Kite Runner".

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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