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  • O is for Outlaw: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    Overall
    (429)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (175)

    Through 14 books, listeners have been fed short rations when it comes to Kinsey Millhone's past. This time, Grafton feeds you an entire feast, including the juice about Kinsey's first husband!

    Lisa says: "Did not like the narrator"
    ""O""
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    What happened to the wonderful reader Mary Peifer? Sounds horrible! Sounds like a guy trying to sound like a woman. I bought all of Grafton's alphabet books and spent the summer listening to her books. If I had paid attention to the change of the narrator, I could have save $20 plus a book, so that adds up to $$$.

    I would love the book, if I didn't have to listen to this woman!!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Slow Regard of Silent Things: Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2.5

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (544)
    Performance
    (506)
    Story
    (508)

    Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place. Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries. The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri’s life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auri’s eyes. And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows.... In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle’s most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world.

    christopher says: "I love you man, but the book is bad."
    "Auri"
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    What did you love best about The Slow Regard of Silent Things?

    This story is about Auri. I don't know about you, but whatever Patrick Rothfuss writes, I inhale, listen to, breath again and listen to again. He has a way of writing that is lovely. What did I like best? I liked learning more about Auri. Period. I loved her making soap.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Auri was the only character. Who could want anything more? Unless it is the last book of the trilogy.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I am a person who loved to make anything from scratch. I card my wool, spin and either weave it or knit it....so I loved hearing about the soap making. Just an FYI, it is not as easy as Auri does it


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole book was moving. It made me cry, laugh, shake my head...total enjoyable. But if you don't read the first two books....it will not make much sense.


    Any additional comments?

    Mr. Rothfuss probably never reads these reviews...but if he does, I want to say how many hours I have listened to and enjoyed his story of Kvothe. I am going to get the book Rogues, where he writes about Bast. Thank you for being such a talented writer...

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Cousin Kate

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Jilly Bond
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (56)

    When young and beautiful governess Kate Malvern finds herself unemployed, she is taken in by Minerva Broome, the aunt she has never met, and whisked away to the majestic country home of Staplewood. However, things are not as they seem: strange things start to happen in the manor and Staplewood soon turns from an inviting stately house to a cold and gloomy mansion with a dreadful secret!

    Leslie says: "Classic Heyer, narrator falls short"
    "Love the Story, BUT"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have another rendition of Cousin Kate and it is narrated 100% better. This narrator makes Kate sound insipid. Kate is not insipid. I listen to the other rendition as I go to sleep and Kate is a lady...in this one she is a wimp. I should have listened to the whole sample. I would not recommend this rendition. I am sure the public library has this book, to be rented out. Phyllida Nash is the best in my opinion.


    What other book might you compare Cousin Kate to and why?

    Georgette Heyer's women are such strong, non namby pamby women. I have collected her books over the years and love them all. The Grand Sophy is a talented woman, no nonsense. Venetia, Faro's Daughter...OK all her books.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Sarah is too rough sounding...no class, and Sarah as a Ladies maid would not have talked that way. I am only 1 hour into the book, maybe I will get use to the voice. Fingers on the chalk on the chalk board this far.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Look before you leap.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope they are not made into movies. My imagination is much better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steelheart: Reckoners, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7297)
    Performance
    (6808)
    Story
    (6836)

    Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

    D says: "He got the idea from a near traffic accident"
    "Great Story"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book, it doesn't have unnecessary sex scenes. I don't have to delete in my mind swear words. My grandchildren would love it, and I wouldn't be embarrassed to have recommended it.


    What other book might you compare Steelheart to and why?

    I love the Mistborn series. OK, I love how Brandon Sanderson writes.


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

    He really sounds like the character that he is speaking for.


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

    If I was taking a trip YES!, But, I can't just sit and listen when I am at home...the phone rings, I have appointments. I really would like to just listen though.


    Any additional comments?

    Really worth buying.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • City of Heavenly Fire: The Mortal Instruments, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated By Jason Dohring, Sophie Turner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1298)
    Performance
    (1194)
    Story
    (1201)

    Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian - but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance.... Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

    Lisa says: "Disappointing Narration for a beloved series."
    "Disappointed"
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    What made the experience of listening to City of Heavenly Fire the most enjoyable?

    The story


    What didn’t you like about Jason Dohring and Sophie Turner ’s performance?

    They have an English accent...New York is NOT England English speach.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I just can't get past the English accent.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Number Four

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Pittacus Lore
    • Narrated By Neil Kaplan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1422)
    Performance
    (959)
    Story
    (963)

    Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books—but we are real.

    Brynn says: "Annoying book we wanted to like"
    "Great Series"
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    Wonderful story..good plot, interesting. HORRIBLE narrator. He needs to be replaced with Kermit, or Miss Piggy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bedknob and Broomstick

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Mary Norton
    • Narrated By Anna Massey
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    It all begins when Carey, Charles, and Paul are sent away to stay with their old aunt in a Bedfordshire village. It looks like an uneventful summer is ahead, until the day they find Miss Price sitting in the garden. She, it turns out, is studying to be a witch and takes the children on a series of adventures via a flying bed. They visit a London police station and a tropical island, and go back in time to the 17th century.

    Judy says: "Charming British Fantasy"
    "Entertaining!!!!!"
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    Have always loved reading Mary Norton books. Now I can listen and still do my spinning!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sprig Muslin

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Sian Phillips
    Overall
    (376)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (211)

    Finding so young and pretty a girl as Amanda wandering unattended, Sir Gareth Ludlow knows it is his duty as a man of honour to restore her to her family.

    But it is to prove no easy task for the Corinthian. His captive in sprig muslin has more than her rapturous good looks and bandboxes to aid her - she is also possessed of a runaway imagination...

    A says: "Teen years favorite comes to Audible --at last!"
    "Good book"
    Overall

    I think that Georgette Heyer's books are great. I am never embarrassed by bad language, the haphazard usage of the 4 letter words. If they can't find a substitute don't write. These books are a joy to listen to.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Unknown Ajax

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (546)
    Performance
    (372)
    Story
    (375)

    Miles from anywhere, Darracott Place is presided over by irascible Lord Darracott. The recent drowning of his eldest son has done nothing to improve his temper. For now he must send for the unknown offspring of the uncle whom the family are never permitted to mention. Yet none of that beleaguered family are prepared for the arrival of the weaver’s brat and heir apparent.

    bebe says: "Another great Georgette Heyer romance"
    "Wonderful"
    Overall

    I have loved Georgette Heyer books since..forever. Each and everyone is a joy. I love that she writes a good story, the characters are believable, the clothes are something I would love to see. How many times can a person say wonderful in a review?
    The narrator is just right and makes the book come to life.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Toll-Gate

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Daniel Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (263)
    Performance
    (173)
    Story
    (176)

    Captain John Staple’s exploits in the Peninsula had earned him the sobriquet Crazy Jack amongst his fellows in the Dragoon Guards. Now home from Waterloo, life in peacetime is rather dull for the adventure-loving Captain. But when he finds himself lost at an unmanned toll-house in the Pennines, his soldiering days suddenly pale away beside an adventure - and romance - of a lifetime.

    Yvette says: "Great book - reader only OK"
    "Book Great! Narrator STINKS"
    Overall

    Have you ever wanted an Audible book and it finally showed up? You are so excited! BUT, then you hear to the WORST voice you have ever listened to!!!

    I will listen to this again,(because I LOVE the book) but Audible PLEASE don't have Daniel Hill narrate anymore Georgette Heyer books.

    His normal voice is pleasant...his characters are horrible.

    I love Audible...I don't have the time anymore to sit down and read. I listen as I am working on a project. Thank you so much for the wonderful books you have.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful

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