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brigitte wales

ROSWELL, GEORGIA, US
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  • A Treacherous Curse

  • By: Deanna Raybourn
  • Narrated by: Angele Masters
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,182
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,091
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089

London, 1888. As colorful and unfettered as the butterflies she collects, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell can't resist the allure of an exotic mystery - particularly one involving her enigmatic colleague, Stoker. His former expedition partner has vanished from an archaeological dig with a priceless diadem unearthed from the newly discovered tomb of an Egyptian princess. This disappearance is just the latest in a string of unfortunate events that have plagued the controversial expedition, and rumors abound that the curse of the vengeful princess has been unleashed as the shadowy figure of Anubis himself stalks the streets of London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I rarely give a book a 5, but....

  • By bigdjunta on 04-27-18

Read this book instead of listening...sorry

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

The good: If you like this series...keep reading. Literally this is a good story that moves along nicely with interesting enough characters.
The not so great:Uggggggggggg! I know I should start with words but the narrator is simply horrible. She makes the male characters sound like lumps and bellowing walruses. I'm spoiled I guess from the narrator of the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series...she is masterful at narrating all characters.

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  • Labyrinth Lost

  • By: Zoraida Cordova
  • Narrated by: Almarie Guerra
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 143

Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives. Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can't trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange marks on his skin. The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, non Spanish speaker narrator

  • By Ivonne on 11-15-17

Wow!

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

Reviewed: 09-24-17

Thank you to the author who kept the real work of magic real. Also real love for self family and the earth.

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62,983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,622
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,519

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Hooray!

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

Reviewed: 07-09-16

I was not impressed at first even bored by the monotone voice... I kept listening though and was pulled in by a the character who remained his crotchety super hero self. Very funny made me laugh and cry . So worth listening to!