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speechymama

logan, UT United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Gardens of Delight

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Erica James
    • Narrated By Jilly Bond
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    The Gardens of Delight brochure promises the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful gardens in Italy. For Lucy, the chance to go to Italy offers more than just gardens. Helen and her wealthy husband have just moved into the Old Rectory. With her husband spending so much time away from home, Helen throws herself into caring for the garden. But Helen needs help. Conrad isn't the least bit interested in gardening.

    K. says: "Gardens English and Italian"
    "Very fun to listen to."
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    What did you love best about Gardens of Delight?

    Erica James has wonderful descriptions of the landscaping.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gardens of Delight?

    The way she wrote about the Italian gardens will always be with me. I wanted to buy a plane ticket to Lake Como right then and there!


    Which character – as performed by Jilly Bond – was your favorite?

    The Italian lover.


    If you could take any character from Gardens of Delight out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Oh yes, the Italian lover...


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Goodbye, Jimmy Choo

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Annie Sanders
    • Narrated By Jilly Bond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (68)

    Under normal circumstances bohemian, skint Izzie would never have met Maddy, a Gucci-clad, Beemer-driving urbanite. But when they are dumped in the English countryside, fish out of water, with five young children between them, they discover a shared hatred of ghastly ladies' lunches and a longing for the mucky London streets and residents' parking permits they've left behind. Then a tragedy, and a chance discovery, leads Maddy and Izzie iinto a surprising new direction.

    Jill says: "Good, clean fun"
    "I adore this book."
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    Where does Goodbye, Jimmy Choo rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 5!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Love seeing a woman make magic of her life.


    Which character – as performed by Jilly Bond – was your favorite?

    Jilly Bond the narrator was my favorite part of the book.


    If you could rename Goodbye, Jimmy Choo, what would you call it?

    "Making Magic"


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Peony in Love: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Lisa See
    • Narrated By Janet Song
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (350)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (124)

    For young Peony, betrothed to a suitor she has never met, lyrics from The Peony Pavilion mirror her own longings. In the garden of the Chen Family Villa, amid the scent of ginger, green tea, and jasmine, a small theatrical troupe is performing scenes from this epic opera, a live spectacle few females have ever seen. Like the heroine in the drama, Peony is the cloistered daughter of a wealthy family, trapped like a good-luck cricket in a bamboo-and-lacquer cage.

    L. Swartz says: "Unusual and excellent book"
    "Intolerable vocals"
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    What disappointed you about Peony in Love?

    Lisa See is pretty much my favorite author thus summer. I bought this book and truly could not listen to the narrator. Sorry.


    What other book might you compare Peony in Love to and why?

    All of Lisa's books are engaging.,. if you enjoy historical fiction.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Her voice was heavy and breathy.


    What character would you cut from Peony in Love?

    Oh, none!


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry to be harsh. But it was bad narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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