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Louise M

Cranston, RI, USA
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  • Alcatraz

  • By: Max Brand
  • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Alcatraz is classic Western from one of the masters of the genre. It's the story of a wild horse many said could not be caught or broken and the man who set out to prove them wrong. Added to the mix, there's danger, betrayal, heroes and villains, and romance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Max Brand is the best.

  • By Louise M on 06-15-18

Max Brand is the best.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-15-18

Very good story if you are into Westerns...and horses. We ( my husband and I ) thought the reader was fine.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Ultima Thule

  • By: Mack Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

In Ultima Thule, young Ronny Bronston has a dream of getting a United Planets job that would take him off-world. He finally gets such an opportunity when his application is accepted and heis given a provisional assignment with the Bureau of Investigation, Section G. Then he finds that the assignment is to capture the elusive terrorist, Tommy Paine, who has eluded even the most experienced operative.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty Good

  • By Louise M on 06-03-18

Pretty Good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-18

Sometimes I wonder if extreme bad reviews that use words like "worst ever," terrible," "insufferable" etc have more to do with a listener lashing out after a bad day than the actual listening experience.

I thought this story was interesting and entertaining. Not a classic but good enough to make my daily commute go by faster.

The reader has an East Coast accent but \ I got used to that quickly and he did a nice job with various characters.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • A Bullet for Cinderella

  • By: John D. MacDonald
  • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

A Bullet for Cinderella is one of John D. MacDonald's earlier works but nonetheless is a brilliant piece of writing. A POW in the Korean War, Tal Howard returns to find himself restless and haunted by the tale told to him by a friend who didn't make it home: a stolen fortune hidden away in the soldier's hometown with the only clue a girl named Cinderella. Tal decides to leave everything behind and go and try and find the money.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Louise M on 07-30-17

Captivating

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-30-17

What did you love best about A Bullet for Cinderella?

Very polished for an early work.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tal - range of emotions - not one dmensional.

What about Jim Roberts’s performance did you like?

Good character voices.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The title.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Pull Out

  • By: Elle Snow
  • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
  • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Liam. Hometown boy makes good. High school hero becomes NHL star. All of my dreams came true. So why don't I feel happy? I'm on the road a lot, with a new groupie in my bed at a different luxury hotel every night. But all I can think about is my sister's best friend, Maddie. She's the only woman who ever meant something to me. And, God, was she sexy back in the day. I can still feel her wrapped around me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just plain good

  • By Louise M on 10-04-16

Just plain good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-16

Where does Pull Out rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10

What other book might you compare Pull Out to and why?

Griff Montgomery...sports romance.

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

Yes. I like him. Always does a good job.

Any additional comments?

A couple of reviews did not like the narrator, I did. Decide for yourself, Listen to the sample.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Wagon

  • By: Jim Kjelgaard
  • Narrated by: Jim Roberts
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11

Deeply in debt and worried that his children will be forced to struggle all their lives to make ends meet, Joe Tower hears stories of free land in Oregon and a better way of life. The tale of the "promised land" does not move his wife Emma to support their leaving all they have behind until a catastrophe gives them no other choice. Intimate and glorious in its description of everyday events, thoughts and hopes, this story is an excellent representation of what like was really like back in frontier days.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good tory

  • By Louise M on 02-18-16

Good tory

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-16

Would you listen to The Lost Wagon again? Why?

no. once was fine.

What about Jim Roberts’s performance did you like?

Nice voice. Good pacing. Good character voices.

Who was the most memorable character of The Lost Wagon and why?

The whole family.

Any additional comments?

As the description says, and I agree... an excellent representation of what like was really like back in frontier days.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Favorite Children's Stories

  • By: Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Beatrix Potter, and others
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Here are 28 of the best-loved children's stories from around the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done

  • By Jas on 12-29-06

Good Selection

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-15

Would you listen to Favorite Children's Stories again? Why?

Yes...my kids love the stories.

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

Reading brought the stories alive!

Any additional comments?

Had to raise the treble a bit in car to cut through road noise.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Martin Eden

  • By: Jack London
  • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Martin Eden, Jack London's semiautobiographical novel about a struggling young writer, is considered by many to be the author's most mature work. Personifying London's own dreams of education and literary fame as a young man in San Francisco, Martin Eden's impassioned but ultimately ineffective battle to overcome his bleak circumstances makes him one of the most memorable and poignant characters Jack London ever created.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done

  • By Louise M on 06-03-08

Well done

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-08

I don't know why this is not usually listed up there with THE CALL OF THE WILD as one of London' best works. It's an incredible look into the mind of an artist. Very well read, too.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman in White

  • By: Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by: various
  • Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 313
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

When Walter Hartright encounters the "solitary figure of a woman, dressed from head to foot in white garments" on a lonely road, he is haunted by her. He falls in love with his employer's niece, Laura, because she resembles the mysterious woman. Laura, however, is betrothed to the evil Sir Percival, who wishes to marry her for her money. The woman in white, it turns out, is Anne Catherick, who was confined in an asylum by the evil Sir Percival because she knew a devastating secret about him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Woman In White

  • By Virginia Waldron on 12-21-07

Wonderful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-08

This made our long, long, ten hour car trip just fly but. Whole family loved it. We especially liked how the various sections were read by different characters. Made it seem very real, even if it was written a long time ago. Five stars from a car full of might have been bored otherwise people!!

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Classic Ghost Stories, Volume 1

  • By: Wilkie Collins, Daniel Defoe, Ambrose Bierce, and others
  • Narrated by: Walter Covell, Cindy Hardin, Jim Roberts
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Highlights
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

This collection of stories brings together the writings of some of the greatest authors of all time and contrasts ghost stories of different lands and languages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy

  • By Jas on 07-03-07

A must for fans

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-08

If you are a fan of the detective story, this is a must listen. Excellent renditions of stories from the early days of detective stories.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Great Short Stories from Around the World

  • By: Bjornstjerne Bjornson, Selma Lagerloff, Maxim Gorky, and others
  • Narrated by: various
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

This collection provides a wide selection of literary masterworks by authors of numerous nationalities. Included are: "The Father" and "Railroad and Churchyard" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson; "The Outlaws" and "A Christmas Guest" by Selma Lagerloff; "The Lover" by Maxim Gorky; "The Fountain of Youth" by Rudolf Baumbach; "The 47 Ronins" by Takashi Takamya; "Patient Griselda" by Giovanni Boccaccio; "The Distracted Preacher" by Thomas Hardy; "The Lady of Launay" by Anthony Trollope; and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Louise M on 05-17-08

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-08

Excellent renditions of some incredible stories.
Five stars.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful