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Shelley M. Mather

CADOTT, WI, United States
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  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon

  • By: Kelly Barnhill
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,029
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,016

Every year the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the forest, Xan, is kind and gentle. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster named Glerk and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, Fyrian. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extraordinary Listening Experience

  • By Gunnyvil on 12-18-16

A message for all time

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

Reviewed: 01-24-18

I was sad this story came to an end but grateful the message is timeless. Beautifully written and beautifully read

  • Spill Simmer Falter Wither

  • By: Sara Baume
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,152
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,049
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,055

A debut novel already praised as "unbearably poignant and beautifully told" (Eimear McBride), this captivating story follows - over the course of four seasons - a misfit man who adopts a misfit dog. It is springtime, and two outcasts - a man ignored, even shunned by his village, and the one-eyed dog he takes into his quiet, tightly shuttered life - find each other, by accident or fate, and forge an unlikely connection. As their friendship grows, their small seaside town suddenly takes note of them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Beautiful

  • By Sara on 03-14-16

Lovely

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

Reviewed: 07-03-16

Profoundly beautiful. Terribly sad. Beautifully performed. Astonishingly human.
I highly recommend this book, if only to help you find your compassion.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Defend and Betray

  • A William Monk Novel #3
  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565

Ten people gather together for an elegant London dinner party. By the end of the party, only nine are alive. Sometime after dinner, General Thaddeus Carlyon is brutally murdered in the hallway. Who had the strength - and motive - to murder the distinguished military hero? Nurse Latterly and Inspector Monk find the answers in a nightmarish legacy of evil.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Anachronistic, repetitious, annoying.

  • By Michele on 01-15-14

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 05-16-15

This is a book I could not stop listening to. Excellent story, excellent narrator. The suspense was overwhelming at times. Loved it.

  • The Thin Man

  • By: Dashiell Hammett
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 552
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 448

The Thin Man introduces Nick and Nora Charles, New York's coolest crime-solving couple. Nick retired from detecting after his wife inherited a tidy sum, but six years later a pretty blonde spies him at a speakeasy and asks for his help finding her father, an eccentric inventor who was once Nick's client. Nick can no more resist the case than a morning cocktail or a good fight, and soon he and Nora are caught in a complicated web of confused identities.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • RECORDING IS DEFECTIVE! MISSING SEVEN CHAPTERS!

  • By David on 01-08-13

Story is classic. Recording? Not so much.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-11

This is a classic noir story and Dashiell Hammett is a master of the genre. The actor doesn't do a bad job. His tone is a bit sarcastic but I credit that to artistic license. My biggest complaint is that the entire last chapter is missing from this unabridged recording. How unfortunate. It's a good thing I have the printed copy too.

22 of 23 people found this review helpful