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  • Chimes at Midnight: An October Daye Novel, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Seanan McGuire
    • Narrated By Mary Robinette Kowal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (311)

    Things are starting to look up for October "Toby" Daye. She's training her squire, doing her job, and has finally allowed herself to grow closer to the local King of Cats. It seems like her life may finally be settling down…at least until dead changelings start appearing in the alleys of San Francisco, killed by an overdose of goblin fruit.

    nancy olean says: "Truly excellent !!!"
    "Truly excellent !!!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Chimes at Midnight the most enjoyable?

    Being a big fan of Seanan McGuire, I waited none to patiently for this book to come out. I was not disappointed. The plot was excellent pulling you in immediately from the first chapter. The characters were well developed and elicited concern and compassion from the reader.


    What about Mary Robinette Kowal’s performance did you like?

    The narrator was excellent and greatly enhanced a very enjoyable read.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Snow Falling on Bluegrass

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (407)
    Performance
    (387)
    Story
    (387)

    Kelsey is known around the office for having everything under control. So it's not surprising that she and her boss, Sadie, have everything planned to the second for the office winter retreat. But there are things even Kelsey can't micromanage. An unprecedented snowstorm smothers half of Kentucky and knocks out the power, closes the roads, and generally shuts down the state.

    Carol Puckett says: "Sophmoric and Lame"
    "Bit disappointing"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The book was mildly entertaining. I love Ms Harper's stories but this was not one of her stronger ones.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Kelsey and her boyfriend have such a long history and he is such a good character that I this more could have been done with their breakup and less with the snow storm. I think there should have been more character development with Charles.


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

    Amanda Ronconi enhances the character's development with her readings that when just reading the book would lack.


    Do you think Snow Falling on Bluegrass needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    There was not enough " story " to the book to warrent a follow up


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Better Homes and Hauntings

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1447)
    Performance
    (1358)
    Story
    (1361)

    When Nina Linden is hired to landscape a private island off the New England coast, she sees it as her chance to rebuild her failing business after being cheated by her unscrupulous ex. She never expects that her new client, software mogul Deacon Whitney, would see more in her than just a talented gardener. Deacon has paid top dollar to the crews he’s hired to renovate the desolate Whitney estate - he had to, because the bumps, thumps, and unexplained sightings of ghostly figures in 19th-century dress are driving workers away faster than he can say “Boo.”

    Jonathan says: "Would I let (ok, want) my daughter to marry a ..."
    "Another great Molly Harper"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Toss together likable characters, great story and a healthy dose of humor and you have another hit from Molly Harper ! Add in Ms Ronconi's performance and my family had to make do with take-out tonight. Lol


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Shadows on the Nile

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Kate Furnivall
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    1912, London. Jessie Kenton hears her young brother, Georgie, scream in the middle of the night and wakes up the next morning to find him gone. Her parents never speak of him again. 1932. Twenty years later, Jessie is haunted by the same nightmare. Her other brother, Timothy, has inexplicably vanished from her parents' home. Wracked by guilt because of her failure to ever find Georgie, and convinced that the two events must be related, she sets out on a quest to find Timothy. She plunges into a mysterious world of seances and mystics, nebulous clues and Egyptian artifacts.

    nancy olean says: "Great read"
    "Great read"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was a good storyline and excellent charactor development.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the relationship between Tim and George,


    Which character – as performed by Alison Larkin – was your favorite?

    I have to say Ms Larkin's performance of George was my favorite. She conveyed his vulnerability and the extent of his disability really well while still showing he had the same fears and determination as his siblings.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Haunting of Maddy Clare

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Simone St. James
    • Narrated By Pamela Garelick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (92)

    Sarah Piper’s lonely, threadbare existence changes when her temporary-work agency sends her to assist a ghost hunter. Alistair Gellis - rich, handsome, scarred by World War I, and obsessed with ghosts - has been summoned to investigate the spirit of 19-year-old maid Maddy Clare, who haunts the barn where she committed suicide. Since Maddy hated men in life, it is Sarah’s task to confront her in death. Soon Sarah is caught up in a desperate struggle, for Maddy’s ghost is real, she is angry, and she has powers that defy all reason.

    passiflora says: "Not bad, but a little disappointing"
    "Entertaining but not great"
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    Would you try another book from Simone St. James and/or Pamela Garelick?

    The plot in the book was good and the characters were strong and well-developed. I would take a look at another book by the author as long as it was not the same narrator.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Haunting of Maddy Clare?

    One of the most memorable points in the book was when Sarah first went in the barn to meet Maddie. The tension builds from the moment she first hears the footsteps to the point where she finds the fire surrounding her. First contact !!


    What didn’t you like about Pamela Garelick’s performance?

    I found the narrators voice to be plodding and monotone. The result was that this book that should have left you sitting on the edge of your seat really ended up putting you in a comfy armchair with a cup of tea to keep you awake


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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