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Jacqueline Whyte

Ottawa, Ontario
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  • The Dead Travel Fast

  • By: Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Parry
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 232

With a modest inheritance and the three gowns that comprise her entire wardrobe, Theodora leaves Edinburgh—and a disappointed suitor—far behind. She is bound for Romania, where tales of vampires are still whispered, to visit an old friend and write the book that will bring her true independence. She arrives at a magnificent, decaying castle in the Carpathians, replete with eccentric inhabitants, including the castle’s master, Count Andrei Dragulescu.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A different take on the vampire romance genre

  • By Kaye on 08-24-14

I didn't finish it.

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I normally love tis author but this one was a big miss for me. The storyline is not engaging and the accents are hard to listen to. I stopped listening with 4 hours left.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Golem and the Jinni

  • A Novel
  • By: Helene Wecker
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,435

Helene Wecker's dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enchanting Debut Novel - Delicious!

  • By Tango on 04-26-13

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

I thought it might get long winded and boring but that never happened. I could have listened to 20 more chapters!! It was a truly captivating story.

  • The Dead Key

  • By: D. M. Pulley
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,522
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,525

It's 1998, and for years the old First Bank of Cleveland has sat abandoned, perfectly preserved, its secrets only speculated on by the outside world. Twenty years before, amid strange staff disappearances and allegations of fraud, panicked investors sold Cleveland's largest bank in the middle of the night, locking out customers and employees and thwarting a looming federal investigation. In the confusion that followed, the keys to the vault's safe-deposit boxes were lost.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not good.

  • By Guy on 05-05-17

Interesting read

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

Reviewed: 10-17-17

Great story but it left a lot of unanswered question. A little more in the epilogue from another point of view would have been perfect.

  • My Planet

  • Finding Humor in the Oddest Places
  • By: Mary Roach
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 456
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 424
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 421

Follow New York Times best-selling author Mary Roach - but be careful not to trip - as she weaves through personal anecdotes and everyday musings riddled with her uncanny wit and amazingly analytical eye. These essays, which found a well-deserved home within the pages of Reader's Digest as the column "My Planet," detail the inner workings of hypochondriacs, hoarders, and compulsive cheapskates. (Did we mention neurotic interior designers and professional list makers?) For Roach, humor is hidden in the most unlikely places, which means that nothing is off limits.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator drove me crazy

  • By Ann on 04-23-14

Loved the book, not the narrator

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

Reviewed: 10-15-17

I couldn't finish it, I'll read it instead. The story is not suited to the narrator. The style of Mary Roach and her writings are deadpan humour and it just sounded wrong.