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  • The Rules of Magic

  • By: Alice Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,595

For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man. Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the '60s, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Darkly Fun and Bitterweet

  • By Mel on 11-17-17

Horrible narrator ruined the story

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-17

I couldn't get through the book because the narrator was so distracting. She is not a professional. Her voice was congested sounding - it was so bad that when she pronounced certain letters you could hear nasal rasping. Plus her volume was inconsistent. She would start a sentence practically yelling only to finish it practically whispering which caused me to have to constantly adjust the volume. Maybe she had a cold, who knows, but she had no right narrating that book.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Never Smile at Strangers

  • By: Jennifer Minar-Jaynes
  • Narrated by: Anne Johnstonbrown
  • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 232

When teenage girls vanish in what was once considered a safe, Louisiana bayou town, the lives of four desperate young locals take unexpected turns, begging the question: Do you every truly know those closest to you? When nineteen-year-old Tiffany Perron vanishes from rural Grand Trespass, Louisiana, best friend Haley Landry's relationship with her boyfriend becomes increasingly strained. To make matters worse, her impressionable younger sister Becky has begun idolizing an impetuous, seductive 15 year old who's encouraging her to do dangerous things.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • couldn't finish

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-27-15

Yuk

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

Reviewed: 07-04-16

I couldn't even get through a third of this book. I hate the accents. The story (what I got through) is sick. Can I get my money back?
The sample that I listened to did not have the accent so I feel I got jipped.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette

  • A Novel
  • By: Maria Semple
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Wilhoite
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,584
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,583

Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle - and people in general - has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Misleading cover contains excellent novel

  • By jennifer on 01-28-16

Funny & heartwarming

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

Reviewed: 11-12-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A great story with twists and turns, humorous, compelling and somewhat "out there"

What did you like best about this story?

Told from a teen's point of view.

What about Kathleen Wilhoite’s performance did you like?

Kathleen's performance was brilliant. She could do young, old, man & woman flawlessly.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Treasure Island

  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,155
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158

Robert Louis Stevenson's cherished, unforgettable adventure magically captures the thrill of a sea voyage and a treasure hunt through the eyes of its teenage protagonist, Jim Hawkins. Crossing the Atlantic in search of the buried cache, Jim and the ship's crew must brave the elements and a mutinous charge led by the quintessentially ruthless pirate Long John Silver. Brilliantly conceived and splendidly executed, it is a novel that has seized the imagination of generations of adults and children alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!

  • By Jessica Kos on 01-02-08

Narration unsteady in volume

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-12

Would you be willing to try another one of Alfred Molina’s performances?

No. Alfred Molina, while he has a lovely voice, tends to drop the volume of his voice at the end of each sentence - making it difficult, if not impossible, to hear. I found myself continuously turning the volume up, then back down again - until I just gave up and stopped listening.

Any additional comments?

Try this book by another narrator.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful