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I was loving the book...

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

Reviewed: 12-09-15

...until the very end. So as to not spoil it for anyone I'll just say ,"AARGH"!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Summer lightweight

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

Reviewed: 07-07-15

A pleasant, undemanding addition to your summer activities. The main character is annoyingly naive sometimes. Spoiler alert: Would you go home alone to your apartment if an assassin was after you?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I'm so confused!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-15

The last sentence of the book seems to indicate that something is about to happen, that we're in the middle of something, and that's it? I have to go to the store to see a print version to make sure that's really the end.
The performance is super.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Really disappointing.

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

Reviewed: 03-06-15

Incredibly and unnecessarily gory, if this were a movie it'd be rated R for violence. And the performance made the women sound arch and cutesy, even though these women are PhDs. The story could've been so much better without the violence and with the addition of more archaeological fantasy. The descriptions of the archaeological sites were wonderful.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Loved it.

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

Reviewed: 12-01-14

Would you listen to Home from the Sea again? Why?

Yes. For the sheer pleasure of re-experiencing the setting and characters.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Home from the Sea?

When the constable arrived in the village.

Which scene was your favorite?

I couldn't begin to pick just one!

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

Yes. I laughed out loud several times.

Any additional comments?

Buy it.

Light-hearted fun.

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

Reviewed: 12-01-14

If you could sum up Her Royal Spyness in three words, what would they be?

Fun, silly, and engaging.

What other book might you compare Her Royal Spyness to and why?

It reminds me of an episode or two of Upstairs, Downstairs, but more light-hearted. It's from the same era and gives insight into the lives of both the rich and titled, and the working class.

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

I actually disliked the voice she gave to one of the characters. It influenced my picture of the character too much. I've since bought several books in the series, but not in the audio format.

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

No.

Any additional comments?

A good book to listen to while cleaning!

Enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 12-01-14

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I wouldn't know what to change, but it seemed to be a lesser version of several other books.

Would you recommend Cragbridge Hall, Book 1 to your friends? Why or why not?

I would, if they were looking for a light read and liked children's fiction. I didn't realize this was a book for older elementary or middle schoolers when I bought it. I'm guessing that kids will really like this book.

Which character – as performed by Kirby Heyborne – was your favorite?

Abby. It was easy to empathize with her.

Do you think Cragbridge Hall, Book 1 needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

It has several.

Any additional comments?

I found myself wishing that audio books came with illustrations like regular kids' books do.

Sweet and gentle book.

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

Reviewed: 12-01-14

Would you consider the audio edition of What Katy Did to be better than the print version?

I have no idea. I read the book at Girl Scout camp when I was 8 or 9. It was part of the camp library and when it was time to go home, I surreptitiously exchanged one of my books for What Katy Did. My purloined copy is somewhere in a box since I've been dragging it around with me for 47 years, but I haven't read it since I was a teenager.

What was one of the most memorable moments of What Katy Did?

There are so many! The scene where Katy's little sister invites a schoolfriend over brought back childhood memories of my own.

Which scene was your favorite?

That would be spoiling the book for others.

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

Yes.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed the narration and the way that the different voices made the characters seem alive. And, the book was written in a time when life was so different and medical knowledge so limited... it had me looking things up. Mostly, I wish I had a little girl to share the book with. It would be lovely to share the softer ways of the past with a child.

Fun and interesting, too.

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

Reviewed: 12-01-14

Would you listen to Wallis: My War again? Why?

I might, just to catch any details I missed the first time.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Wallis: My War?

The very end of the book holds an image I won't forget.

Which scene was your favorite?

I really enjoyed the plotting among the afternoon cocktails.

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

No.

Any additional comments?

I have to keep reminding myself that the book is fiction.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Addictive.

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

Reviewed: 12-01-14

Where does The Serpent's Shadow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's in my top 5.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters have real depth, rather than being caricatures.

What about Michelle Ford’s performance did you like?

Her reading made it so easy to see the world in the book.

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

No. But it made me go out and buy half a dozen books by the same author.

Any additional comments?

Mercedes Lackey is my new favorite author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful