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Terry

Adams Consulting Group

Princeton, NJ, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 7 reviews
  • 9 ratings
  • 157 titles in library
  • 20 purchased in 2014
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  • The Power of One

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (2875)
    Performance
    (1679)
    Story
    (1684)

    Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

    Bob says: "Compelling story lifted higher by the narration"
    "Powerful, inspiring, and touching story!"
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    If you could sum up The Power of One in three words, what would they be?

    A moving "coming of age" story that made me laugh, cry, and wonder about life in South Africa.


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

    Bower brings the characters to life with accents and voice changes, He is very animated and made listening feel like a stage performance.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15458)
    Performance
    (12773)
    Story
    (13411)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "What's the hype all about?"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I found the reader irritating and unconvincing. The story is pure fantasy and very hard to believe this could or would ever happen to a naive 21 year old college educated virgin! I would have preferred the author involve a little more reality so I could relate to the characters. If you “must read”, due to the media sensation, READ the book and create your own voice for the main female character.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Distant Hours

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1522)
    Performance
    (1023)
    Story
    (1028)

    Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arrives one Sunday afternoon with the return address of Milderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother’s emotional distance masks an old secret.

    Simone says: "Right Mood At The Right Time"
    "A must listen!"
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    What did you love best about The Distant Hours?

    I did not want this to end! I loved the multiple levels and time periods that constructed the puzzle of this complex story. There were various times I thought I knew what was coming and then surprised by the direction the author took the story. The characters were unique, and I found myself relating to each of them at various stages of my own life. I’d listen to The Distant Hours again!


    Any additional comments?

    I'm downloading Kate Morton's "The Forgotten Garden" to hear more descriptive story telling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kitchen House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6945)
    Performance
    (4908)
    Story
    (4897)

    Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

    B.J. says: "Good, but with reservations"
    "Gripping Story"
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    Would you listen to The Kitchen House again? Why?

    This story was beautifully woven through generations and created a triumphant surprise in the finale. I felt the powerlessness of the girl growing up with a naive view of slavery and the incredible strength of the slaves who loved her and protected her from the truth. I recommend this fabulous story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tom Franklin
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1310)
    Performance
    (727)
    Story
    (737)

    Larry Ott and Silas “32” Jones were unlikely boyhood friends. Larry was the child of lower middle-class white parents, Silas the son of a poor, single, black mother - their worlds as different as night and day. Yet a special bond developed between them in Chabot, Mississippi. But within a few years, tragedy struck. In high school, a girl who lived up the road from Larry had gone to the drive-in movie with him and nobody had seen her again.

    Ann says: "Excellent story, terrific narrator."
    "Intriging story that kept me guessing."
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    Any additional comments?

    The story had many surprises and kept me in my car longer than needed many times because I didn't want to stop listening. The narrator changed tones for every character, he was amazing, like watching a professional performance in the theater. I highly recommend this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (27195)
    Performance
    (13817)
    Story
    (13863)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "A delight!"
    Overall

    I was entertained from the beginning. I felt the uncertainty of the maids and the danger their lives were in along with the absurdity of the young women “running” the town. Exceptional narration and delightful story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cutting for Stone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Abraham Verghese
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4886)
    Performance
    (2283)
    Story
    (2295)

    Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics - their passion for the same woman - that will tear them apart.

    Mary Lynn says: "Brilliant story, pitch perfect narration"
    "Narrator is Superb!"
    Overall

    Suni Malhotra brings this story into vivid view, has his voice age with the character, and made me feel the main character was conversing over a cup of tea. His dramatic expertise coupled with the gifted language and story by Abraham Verghese inspired me to listen a second time! I HIGHLY recommend this audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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