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  • Maisie Dobbs

  • By: Jacqueline Winspear
  • Narrated by: Rita Barrington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,391
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,385

Maisie Dobbs isn't just any young housemaid. Through her own natural intelligence - and the patronage of her benevolent employers - she works her way into college at Cambridge. After the War I and her service as a nurse, Maisie hangs out her shingle back at home: M. DOBBS, TRADE AND PERSONAL INVESTIGATIONS. But her very first assignment soon reveals a much deeper, darker web of secrets, which will force Maisie to revisit the horrors of the Great War and the love she left behind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A delightful discovery

  • By Lori on 08-07-09

Lovely Singing

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

Reviewed: 04-18-16

The story was fresh and suspenseful.
The narrator was perfect and her lovely singing of the several songs was better than whipped cream with a cherry on top.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Earth Moved

  • On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms
  • By: Amy Stewart
  • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 916
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 827
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 820

They destroy plant diseases. They break down toxins. They plough the earth. They transform forests. They’ve survived two mass extinctions, including the one that wiped out the dinosaur. Not bad for a creature that’s deaf, blind, and spineless. Who knew that earthworms were one of our planet’s most important caretakers? Or that Charles Darwin devoted his last years to studying their remarkable achievements?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I bow down to our benevolent worm overlords

  • By Kirstin on 04-17-14

Nerds, this is for us!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

A lovely review of college Agronomy and Helminths, with cool new stuff. Nonfiction makes me so happy!!

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • The Capture

  • Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Book One
  • By: Kathryn Lasky
  • Narrated by: Pamela Garelick
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

Soren is born in the forest of Tyto, a tranquil kingdom where the Barn Owls dwell. But evil lurks in the owl world, evil that threatens to change Soren's life forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet

  • By Wdockat on 11-19-14

Sweet

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

Reviewed: 11-19-14

Where does The Capture rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very good, top one third.

What other book might you compare The Capture to and why?

Eragon.
Very imaginative fantasy world.

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

No, but I loved the different voices she uses for each owl. The singing of the owl songs I found charming, Thankfully it was not highly produced. Who knows how an owl, especially a baby owl, would sing.

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

Owl Adventures

Any additional comments?

I needed to listen to something relaxing, which is why I choose a children's book. It took my mind off my worries and even made me laugh at times.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful