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  • A Royal Duty

  • By: Paul Burrell
  • Narrated by: Paul Burrell
  • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

In A Royal Duty, Paul Burrell reveals the truth about Princess Diana, as well as a faithful account of her thoughts. He was the favourite footman who formed a unique relationship with the Queen. He was the butler who the Princess of Wales called "my rock" and "the only man I can trust". He was accused of theft, then acquitted following the historic intervention of the monarch. He was the Princess' most intimate confidant.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Angie on 08-25-12

cringe worthy adulatory rambling

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

Reviewed: 12-21-16

Would you try another book from Paul Burrell and/or Paul Burrell?

It depends...reading a book, or even more intimately, listening to a book narrated by Paul Burrell is like listening to a relative ranting about politics and life.

What other book might you compare A Royal Duty to and why?

Something by Kitty Kelley

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

His personality. He's a piece of work.

Did A Royal Duty inspire you to do anything?

I feel like I dipped a toe into a pool of unsavory tell-all instead of memoir that I was hoping to read. So much drama and conflict and rationalization. It's exhausting.

Any additional comments?

The last few chapters about his motivation and justification for writing the book were embarrassing. And bizarre.

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  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

  • By: Washington Irving
  • Narrated by: Curtis Sisco
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 514
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 471

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the most famous supernatural wild chase in all of literature. One of the best known American short stories, this tale has been produced countless times for television and film. A halloween classic!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to believe was written almost 200 years ago

  • By Nothing really matters on 06-06-14

Fun ghost story

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

Reviewed: 07-29-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to be better than the print version?

Yes, it was humorous to hear it read aloud.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ichabod Crane, for his appetite and his heart and his longings.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Curtis Sisco?

He was not my favorite but he did not detract from the book.

If you could rename The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, what would you call it?

The Headless Horseman!

Any additional comments?

Short, perfect for a car ride. Has some dated language regarding race that was offensive but not unexpected considering when this story was written.

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37,091
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,030
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,046

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

Worthy of all the praise

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

Reviewed: 07-29-16

What made the experience of listening to The Help the most enjoyable?

The movie was excellent, the book was excellent but my favorite format for this story is audiobook. This was highly praised by my friends and my expectations were high and I was happy to hear the audiobook exceeds the praise.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Skeeter...Her journey from ambition to understanding what she has taken on is impressive.

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

They bring the characters to life.

Who was the most memorable character of The Help and why?

I can't answer that, they all feel like friends.

Any additional comments?

I'll listen to this again. Very good.

  • New Moon

  • The Twilight Saga, Book 2
  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,647

For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the first! builds excitement for 3rd

  • By Meagan Whimsical on 09-25-15

Like the Empire Strikes Back in Star Wars...Dark

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

Reviewed: 07-10-16

If you could sum up New Moon in three words, what would they be?

Dark Light Blinding

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jacob---he is a lifeline for Bella and he is insistent and warm and unconditionally loves her.

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

She has a beautiful young woman's voice. It's fun to experience this book as an audiobook. Very good.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Jacob sees that the Cullens are back in town and his prejudicial hatred of vampires is challenged by Bella's love and acceptance of the Cullens.

  • Breaking Dawn

  • The Twilight Saga, Book 4
  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin, Matt Walters
  • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,508

To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare, woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife to reach the ultimate turning point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't wait for the audio book

  • By Angie on 09-07-08

Wild conclusion--get ready to ride the rocket

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

Reviewed: 07-10-16

What made the experience of listening to Breaking Dawn the most enjoyable?

Stephanie Meyer's no holds barred story line. She created a mythology around vampires and werewolves and it gets richer and more complicated the deeper I travel into her world. Fabulous conclusion.

What other book might you compare Breaking Dawn to and why?

Interview with the Vampire is sensuous --a different take on vampires and worthy.

Which character – as performed by Ilyana Kadushin and Matt Walters – was your favorite?

Jacob's committment to Bella even when it seems he has lost everything makes him my favorite character as he comes into his own in this book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Jacob's birthright and his attachment to the tribe. Bella and Edward's love story is powerful but Jacob's claim as a someone that loves her and can offer her a life creates conflict. Jacob is a character that is poised to grasp his heritage and he has to make hard choices about what he will accept in his life and allow to be close to him. Sticking by Bella through thick and thin opened a door for Jacob that I never imagined was there. So clever and well done.

  • Eclipse

  • The Twilight Saga, Book 3
  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin
  • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,289

As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob - knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twilight Series

  • By Christy L on 09-07-07

When you love two people

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

Reviewed: 07-10-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes this is a fun read for a friend looking for a good romantic series. I enjoyed all of it. Edward and Bella have many twists and turns to their relationship and Eclipse maintains the energy started in the first book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Eclipse?

When Bella recognizes that Jacob is right about how she regards him. Stephenie Meyer created a love triangle between Edward, Bella and Jacob. Jacob's heat. light and passion are a foil to Edward's cool perfection. Jacob is flesh and warmth and possiblitiy. Edward believes he is a selfish for loving Bella. It's intriguing watching the future establish itself in two directions for Bella. Her connection with Jacob is extraordinary.

Which scene was your favorite?

The mountain camp site with the climax of Victoria and Edward's meeting. Victoria scares the pants out of me, the idea of Bella alone and hunted by Victoria for months is terrifying. Edward is not afraid of Victoria and is determined to set Bella free of her. When Edward finally has a chance to face Victoria and I could see his confidence in his power and his ability to protect Bella it was my favorite part of this excellent story.

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

I have re-read this one and still enjoyed it. Very good.

  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Brontë
  • Narrated by: Emma Messenger
  • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,370

Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of eponymous Jane Eyre, her growth to adulthood, and her love for Mr. Rochester, the byronic master of Thornfield Hall. The novel contains elements of social criticism, with a strong sense of morality at its core, but is nonetheless a novel many consider ahead of its time given the individualistic character of Jane and the novel's exploration of sexuality, religion, and proto-feminism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story, wonderfully narrated

  • By A. Thompson on 02-28-13

Jane and Mr. Rochester, favorite lovers

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

Reviewed: 07-10-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Jane Eyre to be better than the print version?

Both are delicious and very worthy

What other book might you compare Jane Eyre to and why?

Pride and Prejudice...Mr. Darcy is the same kind of Byronic romantic hero, unattainable yet attained by the most unlikely of heroines.

What about Emma Messenger’s performance did you like?

Her voice is remarkable, so varied and expressive.

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

Find your way home to Mr. Rochester and his unearthly Jane

  • The Peter Rabbit Collection

  • By: Beatrix Potter
  • Narrated by: Emma Messenger
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Beatrix Potter's most famous tales in one wonderful collection. Contains The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale Of Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of Mister Todd, The Tale of The Flopsy Bunnies, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin and The Tale of Two Bad Mice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By Kelli Norris on 06-09-18

Bedtime stories with Alexa

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

Reviewed: 07-10-16

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

Completely charming family book

Who was your favorite character and why?

Peter Rabbit of course

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

She's wonderful. I have all of her performances.

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

I have to recommend this most highly as an audiobook for bedtime. I love using my Amazon Echo to listen to these tales with my boys at night.

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  • The One

  • The Selection, Book 3
  • By: Kiera Cass
  • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,978
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,445
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,455

The time has come for one winner to be crowned. When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown - or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose - and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous Final Installment

  • By Katheryne on 07-03-14

The book title is a massive spoiler

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

Reviewed: 07-10-16

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

This is the series I enjoyed the most despite my raging disdain of both the story and the narrator.

What did you like best about this story?

The cover art.

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

She's a great choice for the main character but sadly the main character is so tiresome and ridiculous that I got a little tired of her.

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

This book made me want to be fifteen so I could enjoy this book more. Of course being fifteen is very hard and this book is not worth going back to that time in my life.

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Book 4

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 39,621
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36,342
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 36,264

The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter - but that doesn't stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe'en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons, and dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through - alive!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Best of a Brilliant Series

  • By Gretchen SLP on 11-21-15

Shoot up red sparks if you are in trouble

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

Reviewed: 07-10-16

Would you listen to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Book 4 again? Why?

Yes, absolutely. Love how it shows what it feels like to be misunderstood and scared and brave and loyal.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cedric Diggory....because he is gone too soon.

Which character – as performed by Jim Dale – was your favorite?

Mad-Eye Moody

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The sudden action in the graveyard. The wands.

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