You no longer follow "unknown"

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow "unknown"

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

"unknown"

Female, love a good mystery, Victorian English literature and love to laugh (Dickens, Austen, Trollepe, Wodehouse, Gaskell, Elliot

Royal Oak, MI, United States | Member Since 2011

7
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 18 reviews
  • 39 ratings
  • 290 titles in library
  • 57 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
1

  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Jonas Jonasson
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1945)
    Performance
    (1735)
    Story
    (1755)

    After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

    Sylvia says: "Full of Surprises and Unexpected Events"
    "A volume of delightful fun"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Such fun, oh my! This story brings Carlson's past history and his current life to the reader in a humorous and fascinating way. Historical world events intermingle with his unassuming personality. And, such "characters" with whom he shares his adventures! These include, believe it or not, Sophie, an elephant!

    General wisdom says the opening sentence of a book carries much importance. I believe the "ending" of a book is doubly important. Isn't the ending what one remembers most? The ending of this book was sweet and satisfying.

    I believe the narrator can make (or ruin) a book; and Steven Crossley was excellent.!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The President's Hat

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Antoine Laurain
    • Narrated By Luke Thompson, Peter Noble, David Timson, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Dining alone in an elegant Parisian brasserie, accountant Daniel Mercier can hardly believe his eyes when President François Mitterrand sits down to eat at the table next to him. After the presidential party has gone, Daniel discovers that Mitterrand’s black felt hat has been left behind. After a few moments’ soul-searching, Daniel decides to keep the hat as a souvenir of an extraordinary evening. It’s a perfect fit, and as he leaves the restaurant Daniel begins to feel somehow...different.

    Amber says: "You need this book. I need that hat."
    "A Delight"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Enjoyed both the story and each of the narrators. Clever and charming. Must admit I failed to understand the ending -will listen again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bertie Plays the Blues: A 44 Scotland Street Novel, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (154)

    Domestic bliss seems in short supply at 44 Scotland Street. Over at the Pollocks', dad, Stuart, is harbouring a secret about a secret society and Bertie is feeling kind of blue. Having had enough of his neurotic hot-housing mother, he puts himself up for adoption on eBay. Will he go to the highest bidder or will he have to take matters into his own hands? Will the lovelorn Big Lou find true love on the Internet? And will Angus Lordie and Domenica make it up the aisle? Catch up with all your favorite faces down in 44 Scotland Street as we follow their daily pursuit of a little happiness.

    Pauline says: "Eternally 6+"
    "Most Enjoyable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I always feel a little sad when I reach the end of one of hese delightful books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Whisky Galore

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Compton Mackenzie
    • Narrated By Ken Stott
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Love makes the world go 'round? Not at all. Whisky makes it go 'round twice as fast. This is the hilarious story of wartime bootlegging in the Scottish islands.

    Wartime food rationing is bad enough, but when the whisky supplies run out on the Hebridean islands of Great and Little Todday, nothing seems to go right. Then the fifty-thousand-bottle cargo of the shipwrecked S.S. Cabinet Minister brings salvation - in its most giddily intoxicating form.

    Scott says: "Witty, Wicked and irreverently Scottish."
    "A Scottish Delight!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Having watched and then read the Monarch of the Glen (by Compton Mackenzie), I had high expectations for Whiskey Galore. And I wasn't disappointed! My favorite character did not appear until the end of the book until the wedding of Sergeant Odd and Peggy Macroon. Mother Odd is a colorful "Cockney" character with something witty to say about everything (particularly when she compared a seal which jumps out of the sea to her butcher back in "good old London"!) Fun.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dandruff Hits The Turtleneck

    • UNABRIDGED (37 mins)
    • By John Mayfield
    • Narrated By Prunella Scales
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    From the moment pub landlord and keen amateur entomologist, Arnold Matson, arrives in Blinkington-on-the-Treacle to take over his new hostelry, the listener is guided superbly by one of Britain’s best-loved actresses, Prunella Scales, as she introduces local characters and intimately narrates her way through a colourful collection of vignettes and poignant flashbacks that are both comically funny and disturbingly familiar.

    "unknown" says: "5 stars for Laugh Out Loud "English" wit"
    "5 stars for Laugh Out Loud "English" wit"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I selected "Dandruff" because it is narrated by Prunella Scales (I could listen to her forever!) I questioned whether a book of less than one hour would be worth purchasing. The answer is YES! Humor in every line, characters one can love (even the Rev Colin Wheatchief). A delight from start to finish. I've listened at least 5 times and catch a clever line each time which I missed the time before. I highly (and I emphasize "highly") recommend this for any listener who enjoys English humor, quaint backwater villages and fun, fun, fun!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Circus

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Erin Morgenstern
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6710)
    Performance
    (5973)
    Story
    (5973)

    The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

    Pamela says: "The circus of your dreams"
    "didn't meet my expectation"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The review of this book lead me to expect much; unfortunately, it did not meet them. I admit I care little for "fantasy" so perhaps I am not the best judge.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Three Junes

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Julia Glass
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1167)
    Performance
    (295)
    Story
    (300)

    Three Junes is a vividly textured symphonic novel set on both sides of the Atlantic during three fateful summers in the lives of a Scottish family. Three Junes "almost threatens to burst with all the life it contains...extraordinary," says Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours.

    Dagmar says: "Beautiful Narration of a Wonderful Story!"
    "Pshaw"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I made a big mistake when I selected this title. There was really nothing I liked about it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elegance of the Hedgehog

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Muriel Barbery
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat, Cassandra Morris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2160)
    Performance
    (1130)
    Story
    (1151)

    An enchanting New York Times and international best seller and award-winner about life, art, literature, philosophy, culture, class, privilege, and power, seen through the eyes of a 54-year-old French concierge and a precocious but troubled 12-year-old girl.

    Pyles says: "It surprised me"
    "Can't quite decide about this book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was a nice story, but somehow, fell a little flat. I couldn't quite grasp the way this character was so much in her shell (even after it was explained).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Malcolm Gladwell with Robert Krulwich at the 92nd Street Y

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 25 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell, Robert Krulwich
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (52)

    Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author and New Yorker staff writer, discusses making sudden, instinctive judgments, as written about in his new book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. He is joined by Emmy-winning reporter Robert Krulwich, who covers scientific phenomena for ABC's Nightline and PBS's Nova.

    "unknown" says: "Captivating"
    "Captivating"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    These two are, to me, intellectuals with heart and humor. I love both equally; so together, what can I say, but double the fun!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life of Pi

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Yann Martel
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11019)
    Performance
    (6208)
    Story
    (6257)

    Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

    Theresa says: "Best audio of the year for me"
    "All my stars go to this book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I read and highly enjoyed this wonderful book. I could not resist purchasing the audio version, and happy I am that I did! What a delightful, fanciful story. Imagine 7 months in a lifeboat with Mr Parker. The main character captured my heart from Chapter one to the very end when he offered a cookie to the two Japanese diplomats from whom he had received the cookies! Sweet. The narrator was just perfect, I will probably listen again in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.