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- A Post Apocalyptic Novel
- By: John W. Vance
- Narrated by: Guy Williams
- Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
The Death will find you... Devin Chase was just living his life, when the world changed in an instant. In the matter of a week a deadly virus known as The Death ravages the world killing over 90% of those infected. After six months in a self-imposed quarantine, he emerges into a new world. As he travels, he discovers others like him who are immune, but he also discovers that the world he knew is gone. It has been replaced with a savage and brutal one where the only rule is kill or be killed.
- By Steve Welch on 06-18-15
Predictable, juvenile, and really, really boring. I stopped listening at the term "mangina". Do yourself a favor and don't waste your time and money on this.
Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery
- By: M. Louisa Locke
- Narrated by: Cynthia Wallace
- Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
It's the summer of 1879, and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, is in trouble. Annie's husband squandered her fortune before committing suicide, and to pay off a debt, one of his creditors is now threatening to take the boardinghouse she owns. Annie also has a secret. She supplements her income by giving domestic and business advice as Madam Sibyl, one of San Francisco's most exclusive clairvoyants, and one of her clients has died. The police believe his death was suicide, but Annie believes he was murdered.
Enjoyable story, annoying narration
- By KarenB on 04-26-13
Sweet and fun!
What did you like best about this story?
The strength and spunk (at least for a Victorian era) of the main character. I also liked the very sweet courtship of her and Nate. It held my interest until the very end with small hints along the way which point to one character or another.I really enjoyed the main character and the way she rushed into situations without truly thinking everything through. It was also great to hear her stand up for herself instead of acting like a door mouse. The story was sweet and satisfying.
What does Cynthia Wallace bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The descriptions are more vibrant with someone describing them to you rather than just reading. It's a nice listen for a long car ride or just relaxing. I actually wish the narrator had not used accents for some of the characters since they tended to be rather distracting. But it was nice the way she tried to give a unique voice to many of the characters.
Any additional comments?
Annie's friend has been found dead and she takes it upon herself to solve the mystery of what happened and where his missing assets are. No stranger to disguises, she hires in at the late man's house as a maid. Although being raised a lady, the work is much more than she bargained for. But between the work, her blossoming romance with a lawyer, and lots of speculation, she manages to figure out who has done it. However, she has placed herself in danger getting closer and closer to the truth. This was a fun and interesting story set in Victorian San Francisco.