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Janie.ohio

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  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (26976)
    Performance
    (13604)
    Story
    (13651)

    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!"
    "Holy Cow , this was good"
    Overall

    I'm picky about audiobooks, but this one was awesome. The narration was perfect, the writing was wonderful, and I was sad to see the story end. I DEFINITELY recommend, especially to people who love history.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Troubled Waters: Elemental Blessings, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Sharon Shinn
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    Overall
    (501)
    Performance
    (349)
    Story
    (354)

    Zoe Ardelay receives astonishing and unwelcome news: she has been chosen to become the king's fifth wife. Forced to go to the royal city, she manages to slip away and hide on the shores of the mighty river. It's there that Zoe realizes she is a coru prime, ruled by the elemental sign of water. She must return to the palace, not as an unwilling bride for the king, but a woman with power in her own right.

    Katherine says: "Really pleasant"
    "Great characters and setting, storyline just ok."
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    Story
    Would you listen to Troubled Waters again? Why?

    Yes, I would. I loved the characters and the setting. I enjoyed the "world" she created and would love to see more set here. I'd listen again to revisit the people and place.


    What other book might you compare Troubled Waters to and why?

    Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn books. Similar type world and magic structure, and similar storytelling style. Definitely aimed at a more female-type audience than Sanderson, though.


    What does Jennifer Van Dyck bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Not sure she brought anything special, but she didn't detract from the story, either.


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

    No, but it was overally very enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this, but I would also let someone know that if they are looking for a larger storyline, they won't find it here. Perhaps it's my own fault, as I've been reading a lot of series lately, but I kept looking for something larger to push the story forward. It didn't lag, but I did wonder where it was going a time or two.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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