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  • The Fourth Protocol

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    Overall
    (138)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (88)

    MI5 investigator John Preston, is the only man who can prevent an act of murderous devastation aimed at tumbling Britain into revolution.

    Calum says: "Good story, too much detail in some areas"
    "Never Finished it."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Slow slow slow. I dont know who would enjoy this. I rarely dont finish a book and I just couldnt see devoting any more time to this one


    Would you ever listen to anything by Frederick Forsyth again?

    I doubt it.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by David Rintoul?

    It wasnt the narrator that was the issue with this book


    What character would you cut from The Fourth Protocol?

    Just burn the book. This guy took an entire chapter to talk about the connnections and influence in teh British parliament. Soooo boring and could have set up the connections in about 10 pages - instead he devoted an entire chapter - talk about page filling. This is the kind of crap I would do in high school papers.


    Any additional comments?

    Dont waste your time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Ann B. Ross
    • Narrated By Cynthia Darlow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (58)

    It's summer in Abbotsville, and Miss Julia has visions of enjoying a life of leisure. But before she can even sip some iced tea on her front porch, a letter from her long-lost cousin Elsie informs her that Elsie's granddaughter is on a bus headed to Abbotsville that very day. Reminding Miss Julia of an old family debt, Elsie proclaims that she is sending Trixie to Miss Julia's to learn to become a lady. The nerve of some people! When the rude and unkempt Trixie arrives, even Sam and Lloyd agree that Miss Julia faces quite a challenge.

    Karen says: "Miss Julia almost meets her match!"
    "An easy listen and enjoyable look at life"
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    Easy listening and the narrator did a good job. I would easily consider another of these books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    Overall
    (8452)
    Performance
    (7623)
    Story
    (7623)

    Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

    Brock says: "Grisham at his best (again)"
    "A good Grisham Book - as always"
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    If you could sum up Sycamore Row in three words, what would they be?

    Easy listen


    What other book might you compare Sycamore Row to and why?

    Previous Grisham books.


    What about Michael Beck’s performance did you like?

    Pleasant


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

    no - and if it makes you cry - you're weird


    Any additional comments?

    A good listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Me Before You: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
    Overall
    (2948)
    Performance
    (2680)
    Story
    (2690)

    Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

    Bonny says: "Will & Louisa - each has what the other one needs"
    "Easy listen and enjoyable"
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    Would you listen to Me Before You again? Why?

    No. But I recommend it to anyone


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Clark of course


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Easy voice to listen too.


    Any additional comments?

    Just a good book. Worth your time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Silvertongue: The Stoneheart Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Charlie Fletcher
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (220)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (166)

    The battle between the statues and gargoyles of London rages on in the conclusion to the international blockbuster!

    Jessica says: "Sad to see it end."
    "Just as good as the first 2"
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    If you could sum up Silvertongue in three words, what would they be?

    A great series of books. My only comment was that when I thought this book had ended it actually had a few more chapters which didnt seem necessary. The last part of the book could have been truncated and the story would have seemed finished.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ironhand: The Stoneheart Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Charlie Fletcher
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (279)
    Performance
    (206)
    Story
    (206)

    Now that George Chapman has upset the fragile truce between the warring statues of London, he has been drawn into a war that will test his mettle. He and Edie, a glint who can see the past, may have succeeded in their quest to find the Stoneheart, but their journey is far from over.

    Euryleia says: "Terrific!"
    "Well worth the trilogy time"
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    What did you love best about Ironhand?

    A very good series and I enjoyed all 3 books. Jim Dale is awesome. Like the Potter books - the 3 books are well connected and imaginative


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stoneheart: The Stoneheart Trilogy, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Charlie Fletcher
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (385)
    Performance
    (326)
    Story
    (324)

    A city has many lives and layers. London has more than most. A 12-year-old boy named George Chapman is about to find this out the hard way. On a school trip he's punished for something he didn't do. In a tiny act of rebellion, he lashes out at a small carving on the wall - unexpectedly breaking it off. And then something horrible does happen: a stone pterodactyl unpeels form the wall and starts chasing him. George is already running before his mind starts trying to tell him that this is impossible!

    MJ Dulmage says: "Fantastic Story, Great Narrator!"
    "Love the series of these books"
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    What other book might you compare Stoneheart to and why?

    Similar to Harry Potter in its approach to a series.


    Have you listened to any of Jim Dale’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    JIm Dale is awesome and I picked this trilogy because of his performance on the Harry Potter books. He just does an amazing job and I will search him out again.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated By Anne Hathaway
    Overall
    (2153)
    Performance
    (1912)
    Story
    (1926)

    One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming The Dark Knight Rises, lent her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

    Thomas M Clifford says: "In Time for the Holiday.Give the GIFT of a STORY!"
    "Very different from the movie"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    An easy listen and one everyone should make. It is different from the movie - but an interesting comparison. Overall I enjoyed it.


    What about Anne Hathaway’s performance did you like?

    SHe has a nice tone to her voice.


    0 of 0 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
    (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!"
    "Husband even enjoyed it!"
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    If you could sum up The Help in three words, what would they be?

    engaging, humorous and enjoyable


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    loved the entire book


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

    yes - on a drive to florida


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen - highly recommend

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By George Crile
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3108)
    Performance
    (890)
    Story
    (909)

    Charlie Wilson's War is the untold story behind the last battle of the Cold War and how it fueled the rise of militant Islam. George Crile tells how Charlie Wilson, a maverick congressman from east Texas, conspired with a rogue CIA operative to launch the biggest, meanest, and most successful covert operation in the agency's history.

    Chuck says: "Best Non-Fiction Book - Extremely Compelling!!!"
    "Painfully slow"
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    Would you try another book from George Crile and/or Christopher Lane?

    Maybe


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

    less minutia. Wow- sooooo sloooooowwwww


    Did Christopher Lane do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    eh - ok


    Do you think Charlie Wilson's War needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No - too slow


    Any additional comments?

    I skipped some sections as it was just too slow - although I have a high interest in politics and the history of the mid east.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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