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Sundance Metelsky

Bethesda, MD, United States
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  • Lucky Suit

  • By: Lauren Blakely
  • Narrated by: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,339
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,333

I'm breaking up with setups. No more “you should meet my son, nephew, grandson, the butcher, the guy down the street who mows my lawn.” People mean well, but machines know better, so I'll rely on the great dating algorithms of the web to find my ideal man, thank you very much. Soon enough, it looks like I’ve found him - his screen name is Lucky Suit, and he’s hilarious, quick-witted, and full of heart. But when we finally get together in person, I have the distinct feeling I’ve met him before. Funny enough - he says the same thing about me. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great romantic short story

  • By ERIC M REDMAN on 02-03-19

Shallow trite difficult to follow

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

Reviewed: 02-07-19

The characters all sounded the same, the story is contrived and not believable. Another poor choice of an original.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Have a Nice Day

  • By: Billy Crystal, Quinton Peeples
  • Narrated by: Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,167
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,858

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter – and possibly his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • superb!!

  • By Kindle Customer on 11-02-18

So moving and beautiful!

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

Reviewed: 11-29-18

Deep, poignant, funny, touching. I cried at this powerful work. Highly recommended. Excellent reminder of what matters.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • After Anatevka: Live

  • By: Alexandra Silber
  • Narrated by: Ellie Fishman, Kerstin Anderson, Sheldon Harnick, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,796
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,631
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,620

Fiddler on the Roof revival cast member Alexandra Silber continues the story of the beloved characters from the Broadway classic.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing and pretentious

  • By Sundance Metelsky on 10-15-18

Disappointing and pretentious

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

I loved Fiddler on the Roof but found this production, particularly Alexandra Silber's excessive gushing, to be very disappointing. The story line was forced and the musical numbers were disappointing. There was too much self-consciousness about everything. Just tell a story without having to explain each character.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Rosamund Pike
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,029
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,981
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,931

One of Jane Austen’s most beloved works, Pride and Prejudice, is vividly brought to life by Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ( Gone Girl). In her bright and energetic performance of this British classic, she expertly captures Austen’s signature wit and tone. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Darcy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Truth Universally Acknowledged

  • By Gretchen SLP on 12-10-15

Perfect!

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

Reviewed: 10-05-18

So well written and masterfully narrated! My favorite Jane Austen book! Highly recommended! Narrator captures each character perfectly!!!

  • Emma

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, and others
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,067

This Audible Original production is narrated by Emma Thompson (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner, Love Actually, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility), with a full supporting cast including Joanne Froggatt, Morgana Robinson, Aisling Loftus, Joseph Millson, Alexa Davies and rising star Isabella Inchbald as our eponymous heroine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of a Radio Drama than an audiobook

  • By Cyberlucy on 09-11-18

too cloying

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

I like Jane Austen but am not a fan of this story. I found the production overdone.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Tale for the Time Being

  • By: Ruth Ozeki
  • Narrated by: Ruth Ozeki
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,858
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,852

In Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. A diary is Nao's only solace - and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox - possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging story beautifully read

  • By Karen on 01-30-14

Good beginning, disappointing ending

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

I really was excited about this book or the first chunk. Somewhere in the middle it started to lag and I really was not happy with the choices about the ending. I did enjoy having the author as the narrator.

  • Murder, She Wrote: A Date with Murder

  • Murder, She Wrote
  • By: Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain, Jon Land
  • Narrated by: Regina Reagan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

Jessica Fletcher takes up the cause of her good friend Barbara Babs Wirth after Babs's husband Hal suffers a fatal heart attack that Jessica has reason to believe was actually murder. Her suspicions are aroused by a sinister dating site Hal used while he and Babs were having marital issues - a site that might be complicit in somehow swindling him out of millions. Jessica's investigation reveals that Hal was far from the only victim, and when his former business partner is also killed, a deadly pattern emerges. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Donald Bain :(

  • By Sundance Metelsky on 09-05-18

Not Donald Bain :(

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

I was disappointed to listen to this new Murder She Wrote book. The author does not capture the character of Jessica Fletcher in the way that Donald Bain did. There's one point where she says "good" instead of "well" or something like that and she would never have made such a grammatical error. She also comes off as much more of a busybody and obnoxious then she does in Bain's books or on the show. He just doesn't respect her and has a lot of digs and put downs of her by other characters. He also has an entire subplot about Jessica having never been on a date since Frank died. All of us fans know that Jessica has an ongoing relationship with the inspector from Scotland Yard. The fact that the author didn't know that and that the editors didn't catch that gaping hole in Jessica's story leads me to think that the publishing house just doesn't care whether the author is true to the spirit of Jessica Fletcher or not. This author must be somewhat well-known or something because he hasn't written a cozy mystery before nor has he read Donald Bain's books. He has hostility toward Jessica and the Murder She Wrote series. I really hope publisher finds a different author to capture the spirit of Jessica Fletcher and her Mysteries. There were also far too many jokes about the number of murders in Cabot Cove. That was funny the first time, it got old very fast. Also, Seth is barely present in this story, and he typically figures very prominently as one of her good friends. Having Jessica say how this scenario was so different from all of her other cases and why she had to stand up for her friend and so on was ridiculous and not in keeping with her character. It sounded like the author was trying to prove himself through her words. PLEASE GET A BETTER AUTHOR FOR THIS SERIES!!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Killer Characters

  • Books by the Bay Mystery Series, Book 8
  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 161

Restaurant owner and aspiring novelist Olivia Limoges is happily enjoying her new marriage. Sadly, the same doesn't hold true for Laurel, a fellow Bayside Book Writer. While struggling with a demanding job, twin boys, and a terminally ill mother-in-law, Laurel learns that her perfect marriage is mostly fictional. When she catches her husband fooling around with his mother's hospice nurse, she issues impassioned threats that will later come back to haunt her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story until the end

  • By suzebo on 05-16-17

Not as strong as earlier Bayside books

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

The narrator was great, but the story was somewhat convoluted. It was quite dark for a cozy mystery, but because Ellery Adams is a strong writer, that doesn't bother me. I was, however, deeply saddened by the ending. I didn't get to see the letter that Ellery Adams published within the book itself explaining that the series was ending, because it was not included in the audio book. I'm very curious about why she made the choices she did as a way to end the series. Of all of the Bayside books, my favorite one is the one with the swamp witch.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Writing All Wrongs

  • Books by the Bay Mystery Series, Book 7
  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

After Olivia and Chief Rawlings enjoy an all too brief honeymoon on Palmetto Island, they're joined by the rest of the Bayside Book Writers for the Legends of Coastal Carolina Festival. The event's highlight is Silas Black, celebrity screenwriter and television producer, who is currently working on a popular television show in North Carolina.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another home run in this wonderful series!

  • By Christina on 03-11-16

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

Not nearly as strong as the other Bayside books. Big stretches and leaps to connect all the dots of the mystery. Disappointing. Felt like the author's heart was not in this book.

  • Color Me Murder

  • Pen & Ink Series, Book 1
  • By: Krista Davis
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

By day, Florrie Fox manages Color Me Read bookstore in Georgetown, Washington D.C. By night, she creates her own intricately detailed coloring books for adults, filling the pages with objects that catch her eye. There's plenty of inspiration in her new apartment - a beautiful carriage house belonging to Professor John Maxwell, Florrie's boss. He offers the property to Florrie rent-free with one condition - she must move in immediately to prevent his covetous sister and nephew from trying to claim it. When the professor's nephew, Delbert, arrives, he proves just as sketchy as Florrie 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just right

  • By M. Gibson on 03-02-18

Flat, boring story with flat narrator

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

I only got as far as chapter 4. The book is very tedious and not believable or engaging. And the narrator sounds like a GPS voice or some other mechanized voice, and not like a human being who's reading a story. Definitely one of the worst audible experiences I have had. very disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful