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Tamara

Thrillers, Children's' fiction, Shakespeare...good Narrators "make or break" for me though. Love sharing a listen with my 10 year daughter!

Member Since 2012

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  • 8 reviews
  • 20 ratings
  • 167 titles in library
  • 37 purchased in 2014
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  • Tiger's Voyage: Tiger's Curse, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Colleen Houck
    • Narrated By Annika Boras
    Overall
    (390)
    Performance
    (347)
    Story
    (350)

    With the head-to-head battle against the villainous Lokesh behind her, Kelsey confronts a new heartbreak: in the wake of his traumatic experience, her beloved Ren no longer remembers who she is. As the trio continues their quest by challenging five cunning and duplicitous dragons, Ren and Kishan once more vie for her affections--leaving Kelsey more confused than ever.

    Arwen says: "Big-Time Quest Adventure and Heartbreaking Emotion"
    "Dull and Duller!"
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    My 10 year old daughter and I were enthralled with "The White Tiger."
    It was fun, thrilling and refreshing. So we were excited purchase the next 2 books in the trilogy.
    What a disappointment!
    The Plot line has thinned to the point of ridiculous. In all of my listening and reading adventures, I have never failed to finish a book. Sadly I just cant keep listening to the remainder of Book 3 "Tigers Voyage". I suffered through Book 2 "Tigers Quest" hoping that would get to the interesting bit soon. Alas it was for the most part fruitless, romantic musings. Book 3 is worse. Please dont waste tour credits!

    Save your credits for the awesome "14" by Peter Clines or "Deliverance" read by James Patton or the unstoppable thrill ride of "Reamde." There are plenty of good reads and you only have ne set of ears!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Woman in White

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Roger Rees, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (324)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (253)

    Secrets, mistaken identities, surprise revelations, amnesia, locked rooms and locked asylums, and an unorthodox villain made this mystery thriller an instant success when it first appeared in 1860, and it has continued to enthrall ever since. From the hero's foreboding before his arrival at Limmeridge House to the nefarious plot concerning the beautiful Laura, the breathtaking tension of Collins's narrative created a new literary genre of suspense fiction, which profoundly shaped the course of English popular writing.

    JGrace says: "Another multi-cast winner"
    "Not much complexity , a little annoying."
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    It was a pleasant listen, but not life changing. The heroine, I think,should have been the strong "wall flowerish" sister of the Woman n White. I just couldn't be convinced of who was the Main character. Who should I barrack for in this drama?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Garden of Empress Cassia

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Gabrielle Wang
    • Narrated By Rebecca Macauley
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Mimi laid the box on the bench and opened it carefully. Inside were rows and rows of coloured pastels that shimmered in the light. She rolled them under her fingertips and her imagination began to fill with amazing pictures. When Mimi is given a box of magical pastels, she discovers that she can draw the Garden of Empress Cassia - a drawing so beautiful and real that people are transported inside it. But the pastels are ancient, mysterious, and powerful, and in the wrong hands can be very dangerous....

    Tamara says: "A cute story for the 10 year olds"
    "A cute story for the 10 year olds"
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    My daughter enjoyed this story. Its a lovely performance. Nothing to deep. A bit of a moral, but all well in the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Guns

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (940)
    Performance
    (852)
    Story
    (836)

    In a pulls-no-punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion, Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America. Anger and grief in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are palpable in this urgent piece of writing, but no less remarkable are King's keen thoughtfulness and composure as he explores the contours of the gun-control issue and constructs his argument for what can and should be done.

    Daniel E. Jacobs says: "putting his voice on what people have been saying"
    "No Bull! Just the facts. A breath of sanity."
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    This is just brilliant . An antidote to the: "You tube fodder" that the next Gen. seems to thrive on. (My kids included.)

    If you have an opinion on gun ownership; listen to it.
    If you hate guns; listen to it.
    If you love guns; listen to it.

    And hey ... it will only take 60 minutes of your time.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Macbeth: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By A. J. Hartley, David Hewson
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1397)
    Performance
    (1162)
    Story
    (1159)

    Macbeth: A Novel brings the intricacy and grit of the historical thriller to Shakespeare’s tale of political intrigue, treachery, and murder. In this full-length novel written exclusively for audio, authors A. J. Hartley and David Hewson rethink literature’s most infamous married couple, grounding them in a medieval Scotland whose military and political upheavals are as stark and dramatic as the landscape in which they are played.

    Beverly says: "Narrator choice inspired"
    "How in love with Macbeth am I now?"
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    Narrator David Hewson s the real hero of this audiobook. He swallows your heart up whole with his beautiful voice. You are drawn into the events that unfold as unstoppable as Macbeth himself. Macbeth is lost to us us now...but on the way you fall a little in love with him.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tiger's Curse

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Colleen Houck
    • Narrated By Annika Boras, Sanjiv Jahveri
    Overall
    (675)
    Performance
    (590)
    Story
    (589)

    The last thing teenager Kelsey Hayes thought she'd be doing over the summer was meeting Ren, a mysterious white tiger and cursed Indian prince! When she learns she alone can break the Tiger's curse, Kelsey's life is turned upside-down. The unlikely duo journeys halfway around the world to piece together an Indian prophecy, find a way to free the man trapped by a centuries-old spell, and discover the path to their true destiny.

    F. DesBouillons says: "Great Book!!!"
    "My daughter and I were hooked!"
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    Would you listen to Tiger's Curse again? Why?

    My 10 year old daughter and I loved sharing the unfolding of this mysterious and entertaining tale.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Reamde

    • UNABRIDGED (38 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3805)
    Performance
    (3331)
    Story
    (3366)

    Richard Forthrast created T’Rain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game. But T’Rain’s success has also made it a target. Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a player’s electronic files and holds them for ransom. They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game’s virtual universe - and Richard is at ground zero.

    ShySusan says: "Not perfect, but worth a listen."
    "Brilliant!"
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    If you could sum up Reamde in three words, what would they be?

    Reamde is full of likeable "baddies" I'm just listening to it now and love it.


    Any additional comments?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12089)
    Performance
    (10980)
    Story
    (11007)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "I cant stop listening to this one. Its unique."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    A bunch of regular people find them selves bonding with the neighbors you usually smile and wave to ...in order to solve a sequence of little creepy events in a story that is like one of those dreams you wake up trying to remember...


    What other book might you compare 14 to and why?

    Coma by Robin Cook


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the bit I am not up to yet


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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