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Susan

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San Tan Valley, AZ, United States

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  • To the Lighthouse

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated By Nicole Kidman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (66)

    To the Lighthouse is Virginia Woolf’s arresting analysis of domestic family life, centering on the Ramseys and their visits to the Isle of Skye in Scotland in the early 1900s. Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge, Eyes Wide Shut), who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Woolf in the film adaptation of Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Hours, brings the impressionistic prose of this classic to vibrant life.

    Lady says: "I will try this again later"
    "Nicole Kidman does a fantastic reading"
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    If you could sum up To the Lighthouse in three words, what would they be?

    Absolutely crazy wonderful


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Each of the characters were important in their own way, but I think that William Banks was my favorite.


    Which character – as performed by Nicole Kidman – was your favorite?

    Nicole performed the Omnipotent narrator in such a way that she made me believe that she sould actually see into the minds of the characters.


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

    It would have been impossible to sit and listen to this in just one sitting. It is a story that I could take in the information for about forty-five minutes, then sit quietly and process all that had happened.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Trapped: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5002)
    Performance
    (4587)
    Story
    (4611)

    After 12 years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave. Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge - but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief.

    Katherine says: "Trapped"
    "I was 'TRAPPED' from the moment I began listening!"
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    Would you listen to Trapped again? Why?

    I have already listened to TRAPPED twice and look forward to listening again, and again. Kevin Hearne's writing keeps me plugged to my Kindle as Luke Daniel's sultry voice makes Atticus come alive.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Atticus will always be my favorite character in this series, after all he is the hero! His interactions with the other characters is fun, witty, serious, and rebellious at once. He is a superhero without the over-sized, obnoxious muscles, nor the 'better-than-everyone-else' attitude.


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

    Luke Daniels is one of the best performers that I have had the privilege to listen to. I have listened to his work in the past, as I have had all of the Iron Druid series in audible books. He does a fabulous job of making me believe he is actually the characters that he is reading about.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fiery Cross

    • UNABRIDGED (55 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4768)
    Performance
    (4230)
    Story
    (4221)

    The year is 1771. Claire Randall is still an outlander, out of place and out of time. But now she is linked by love to her only anchor: Jamie Fraser. They have crossed oceans and centuries to build a life together in North Carolina. But tensions, both ancient and recent, threaten members of their clan. Knowing that his wife has the gift of prophecy, James must believe Claire, though he would prefer not to. Claire has shared a dreadful truth: there will, without a doubt, be a war.

    Lorrie says: "LOVE THIS"
    "Masterful writing from Diana Gabaldon"
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    Would you listen to The Fiery Cross again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen to The Fiery Cross time and time again, in much the same way in which I have read the novels. Diana's work is filled with passion, enchantment and excitement.


    What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

    Davina Porter does a fabulous job with both the male and the female characters. Through her verbalization of all that Diana has written, we, as the readers, are able to put ourselves there with Jamie, Claire, Bri and Roger. Wonderful!


    Who was the most memorable character of The Fiery Cross and why?

    Always, the most memorable characters in the Outlander series will be Jamie and Claire, but Bri and Roger, young Ian, Lord John and the entire cast are easily brought to mind.


    Any additional comments?

    Wonderful, wonderful series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ideal Bride

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated By Clare Higgins
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (24)

    Michael Anstruther-Wetherby is a man destined for power. Except that Michael, for all his political skill and intelligence, lacks the most important element of success: a wife.

    A User says: "terrible"
    "Stephanie Laurens never disappoints"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Ideal Bride the most enjoyable?

    While I did enjoy the story, I do much prefer to listen to Simon Prebble's rendition. Clare Higgins did a fine job, but the enthusiasm and power that Prebble presents is exceptional.


    What other book might you compare The Ideal Bride to and why?

    Each and all of Stephanie Laurens novels are similar in nature, all being wonderful to read in print, but even better to listen to.


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

    All of Laurens books are ones that I want to listen to in one sitting, but this is impossible due to their length.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good House

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Tananarive Due
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    Overall
    (1237)
    Performance
    (648)
    Story
    (644)

    Tananarive Due, author of The Living Blood won the American Book Award and is praised as Stephen King's equal by Publishers Weekly. In The Good House, Due sets a story of ancient powers and modern retribution in a small Pacific Northwest town. When a young woman returns to her grandmother's empty mansion, she is pitted against demonic forces that have poisoned her family for generations.

    Rebecca says: "FABULOUS!"
    "I Could Not Stop Listening!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would and, in fact, have recommended this audiobook to several friends. Frighteningly spectacular-that is the way in which I describe this novel. While it is not actually a horror story, there are elements of terror that go beyond ghosts and zombies. True evil can live within anyone if given the chance. Tananarive Due is an exquisite writer of mystical, sensual, and intriguing stories. I would like to read more about this little family, perhaps the story of the main character's grandmother and the experiences that lead up to what happened in this story of 'The Good House.'


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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