You no longer follow Sharon

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Sharon

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Sharon

Love listening to a wide range of audio - science fiction, chick lit, memoirs,.

ratings
46
REVIEWS
20
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
6

  • The Storyteller

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3795)
    Performance
    (3317)
    Story
    (3334)

    Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

    Suzn F says: "The Baker, The Nun, The Virgin and The Monster"
    "A bit repetitious"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    While I don't regret spending the time listening to this, the middle of the book gets very repetitious. The story within a story, within a story, format is laboured. After spending too long on the middle of the story, the very ending is rather brief, which is consistent with some of Picoult's other books. I think some of her other works have a better pace to them and are more suspenseful and engaging. It was very well read by all the narrators.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Cary Elwes, Joe Layden, Rob Reiner (foreword)
    • Narrated By Cary Elwes, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane, and others
    Overall
    (1630)
    Performance
    (1488)
    Story
    (1480)

    From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

    Anne Morris says: "I don't normally write reviews but..."
    "Smarmy and dull"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I'm not sure what I was expecting, but with the high rating on this book I was certainly expecting to enjoy this. Well, I didn't. I'm a big fan of The Princess Bride, but this book seemed - to me at least - to be smarmy, self congratulary and dull. It does not contain much that is not obvious. It's nice that they all had a nice time making the movie, but the book says this, and many other things, over and over again. Cary Elwes seems to have a great deal of fake humility, and this book is basically dull. My least favourite parts (and this happens repeatedly) is when he tells a story, and then one of the other actors, who was actually involved, tells the same story. It's so boring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Quaker Café

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Brenda Bevan Remmes
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    When Liz Hoole, a free-spirited liberal from the Midwest, marries into a conservative Quaker family, she knows that raising children in compliance with Quaker values will be challenging. Twenty-five years later, she still feels like she's falling short of expectations. Fortunately, her faith and her friends in the small, rural North Carolina town of Cedar Branch keep her strong.

    Sharon says: "Beautiful"
    "Beautiful"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is a story about family and community. The narrator does such a good job and the story itself is beautiful and lovely. At one point I was listening to this with tears in my eyes. The religious aspects of this are background, its about friendship and community.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Paying Guests

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Sarah Waters
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1148)
    Performance
    (1027)
    Story
    (1035)

    It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned; the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.

    Mel says: "Difference of Opinion"
    "Boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I'm half way through and I'm abandoning this novel, because I just don't care about any of the characters. The author has given me no reason to like any of them. They are a bunch of insipid, unhappy people, but I don't even care whether they get themselves worked out or not. What a waste of time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The New Republic: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lionel Shriver
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    Ostracized as a kid, Edgar Kellogg has always yearned to be popular. A disgruntled New York corporate lawyer, he's more than ready to leave his lucrative career for the excitement and uncertainty of journalism. When he's offered the post of foreign correspondent in a Portuguese backwater that has sprouted a homegrown terrorist movement, Edgar recognizes the disappeared larger-than-life reporter he's been sent to replace, Barrington Saddler, as exactly the outsize character he longs to emulate.

    Sharon says: "Not as clever as it's trying to be"
    "Not as clever as it's trying to be"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Lionel Shriver's books cover a wide variety of topics, but I think she's strongest when writing about families and relationships (Big brother, We need to talk about Kevin, the Post Birthday World) and weakest when trying to ironically address serious issues (this and Game Control) While the premise is amusing, the story drags and the end is insipid and annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jackson Galaxy, Joel Derfner
    • Narrated By Jackson Galaxy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (212)
    Story
    (214)

    In this book, Galaxy tells the poignant story of his 13-year relationship with a petite gray-and-white short-haired cat named Benny, and gives singular advice for living with, caring for, and loving the feline in your home. When Benny arrived in his life, Galaxy was a down-and-out rock musician with not too much more going on than a part-time job at an animal shelter and a drug problem. Benny's previous owner brought the cat to the shelter in a cardboard box to give him up.

    Dawn says: "10 Stars!!!"
    "Good one"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I'm a fan of Jackson Galaxy, and a lover of redemptive memoirs, particulary those read by their authors, and this book did not disapoint. It is an interesting and enjoyable listen, well read by Jackson. It probably helps that I agree with his basic premise about cats: adopt don't buy, don't declaw, feed raw etc etc. His own stroy was much more dramatic than I excpected and at one point I was literally in tears.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lords and Ladies: Discworld #14

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    Overall
    (865)
    Performance
    (409)
    Story
    (412)

    Thomas Mailloux says: "Witches vs. Elves"
    "One of the best"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Not all Discworld novels are equal, and this is one of the best ones. All of my favourite characters, and gentle rollicking plot and Nigel Planer's excellent narration make this book a winner.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Perfect on Paper: The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Maria Murnane
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (338)
    Performance
    (309)
    Story
    (306)

    Waverly Bryson is a successful businesswoman in her late 20s who almost has it all: a dream job in sports PR, two best friends, and a bar where everybody knows her name. What she doesn’t have is a ring on her finger. And after being ditched at the altar, she’s in no hurry to get one. Besides, plenty of other issues keep her busy, including her wayward father, a new rival at work, and an ever-nagging fear that her life is not turning out as she thought it would...or should.

    Missy says: "Just ok..."
    "I hated this book so much...."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    that I can't stop thinking about it! I thought it would be a nice light listen. The narrator is a useless human being, who, while described as "successful" can't even get it together to move her car for street sweeping - and can't see a problem with this. Her work "nemesis" doesn't seem to have done anything worse than ask if she needs help. She writes imaginary greeting cards that are neither funny nor clever. Possibly worse than the character's unlikeability is the painful descriptive prose. Things like: "she got in the car, turned the key and drove off" are very common. I'm almost tempted to keep listening, because it's verging on "so bad it's good territory" but doesn't quite get there either.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Amanda Palmer, Brené Brown (foreword)
    • Narrated By Amanda Palmer
    Overall
    (305)
    Performance
    (281)
    Story
    (280)

    In The Art of Asking, Palmer expands upon her popular TED talk to reveal how ordinary people, those of us without thousands of Twitter followers and adoring fans, can use her principles in our own lives to "let people help".

    Mark Mulvey says: "Worth it."
    "Love, Love Love"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I'm a fan of Amanda Palmer. I don't really now how this book would go down if I'd never heard her, or didn't love her music. This book is fantastic, it's designed for audio, with the right songs included at the right places. It's interesting and engaging and Ms Palmer is a fantastic narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vampire Academy: Vampire Academy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Richelle Mead
    • Narrated By Stephanie Wolf
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2556)
    Performance
    (1595)
    Story
    (1623)

    St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school - it's a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St. Vladimir's - the very place where they're most in danger.

    Mitch says: "The Weakest Installment in a Fantastic Series"
    "I heard the series gets better"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book was a bit of hard work. The premise of the book is good, but the characters are a little difficult to care about. The narrator's voice is challenging and whiny, but actually matches the main character nicely. I'm decided whether to give the next book in the series a listen, or let it go.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Neil Patrick Harris
    • Narrated By Neil Patrick Harris
    Overall
    (966)
    Performance
    (863)
    Story
    (857)

    This hilarious book has been adapted especially for the audiobook edition so you’ll hear all of the same fun and humor from the printed version but you don’t have to make any decisions or jump around - just kick back, relax and listen. Plus, it features exclusive bonus audio of young Neil delivering an adorable speech! That’s audio you won’t hear in any version of this book other than the audiobook!

    Mel says: "No Magic...just great delivery"
    "Stick with it"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    At the start I found this a bit confusing, but once I understood the "choose your own adventure" joke, I really enjoyed it. I'm a big fan of biographies read by the author, and this was a fun interesting listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.