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  • The Designer

  • By: Marius Gabriel
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 933
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 834
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 833

In 1944, newly married Copper Reilly arrives in Paris soon after the liberation. While the city celebrates its freedom, she's stuck in the prison of an unhappy marriage. When her husband commits one betrayal too many, Copper demands a separation. Alone in Paris, she finds an unlikely new friend: an obscure, middle-aged designer from the back rooms of a decaying fashion house whose timid nature and reluctance for fame clash with the bold brilliance of his designs. His name is Christian Dior.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Copper Is A Feminist Before It Was Cool—1944!

  • By Linda on 10-18-17

Tedious

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I was so looking forward to this book. It drags to the point I had to jump chapters. Sorry.

  • Charles Paris: Dead Room Farce

  • A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
  • By: Simon Brett, Jeremy Front
  • Narrated by: Bill Nighy, full cast, Suzanne Burden
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

A three-month run of a new farce is not to be sniffed at by a jobbing actor. Especially when there's the distinct possibility of a West End run. Which is why Charles Paris is standing on stage. However, by the time the troupe reaches Bath a darker mood has set in and Charles' old friend Mark has a drink problem that amounts to a death wish. But it's not the drink that kills Mark - it's somebody in the cast who has a secret that Mark must not be allowed to reveal....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slapstick overwhelms the story

  • By Simon Wood on 04-13-18

It’s a waste

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

When I read the reviews it sounded interesting.....it’s a waste of time, don’t bother!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gone with the Wind

  • By: Margaret Mitchell
  • Narrated by: Linda Stephens
  • Length: 49 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,111
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,555
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,579

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • not to miss audible experience

  • By dallas on 12-08-09

Beautiful book, horrible performance!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Gone with the Wind to be better than the print version?

This book needs someone you can actually "do" a southern accent. I would have retuned it, but I waited too long. It's a wonderful book, I read it many years ago and enjoyed it, this was awful,... got on my last nerve.

  • NYPD Red 4

  • By: James Patterson, Marshall Karp
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Jay Snyder
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052

When a glitzy movie premiere is the scene of a shocking murder and high-stakes robbery, NYPD Red gets the call. Traversing the city's highs and lows, from celebrity penthouses to the depths of Manhattan's criminal underworld, Zach and Kylie have to find a cold-blooded killer - before he strikes again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great read, tons of twists

  • By Trudy Owens on 01-26-16

Tedious at best

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

Reviewed: 06-03-16

The story could have been much, much, much shorter. The story went on and on without much action.

  • Private Paris

  • By: James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 793
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 791

When Jack Morgan stops by Private's Paris office, he envisions a quick hello during an otherwise relaxing trip filled with fine food and sightseeing. But Jack is quickly pressed into duty after a call from his client, Sherman Wilkerson, asking Jack to track down his young granddaughter, who is on the run from a brutal drug dealer. Before Jack can locate her, several members of France's cultural elite are found dead - murdered in stunning, symbolic fashion. The only link between the crimes is a mysterious graffiti tag.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Could've been an entertaining few hours...

  • By paintgal on 03-25-16

It's just Ridiculous

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

Reviewed: 03-20-16

What disappointed you about Private Paris?

The plot was ridiculous, the situation in the real world is very serious. This novel takes advantage of a horrible situation. If I could give zero stars I would.

Has Private Paris turned you off from other books in this genre?

I love mystery books, this is not a mystery but a political statement. The only turn off I have is with James Patterson. I will NEVER bother with another of his books.

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

Have not heard Jay Snyder before. He did a good job with the material he was given.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The performance.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Private Berlin

  • By: James Patterson, Mark Sullivan
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy, Ari Fliakos
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,070
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,072

Chris Schneider is a superstar agent at Private Berlin, Germany headquarters for the world's most powerful investigation firm. He keeps his methods secret as he tackles Private's most high-profile cases - and when Chris suddenly disappears, he becomes Private Berlin's most dangerous investigation yet. Mattie Engel is another top agent at Private Berlin, gorgeous and ruthlessly determined - and she's also Chris's ex. Mattie throws herself headfirst into finding Chris, following leads to the three people Chris was investigating when he vanished....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • rushed - story was not developed.

  • By Patty on 02-04-13

Repetitive and hard to listen to

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

Reviewed: 03-19-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Pointless and repetitive. Storyline was convoluted. Don't know anyone.

What was most disappointing about James Patterson and Mark Sullivan ’s story?

Repetitive and dark. Pointless sub plots.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of January LaVoy and Ari Fliakos ?

The accents are difficult.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Private Berlin?

The child issue.

Any additional comments?

Could not finish, gave up.

  • The Private Patient

  • By: P. D. James
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 236

Cheverell Manor is a lovely old house in deepest Dorset, now a private clinic belonging to the famous plastic surgeon George Chandler-Powell. When investigative journalist Rhoda Gradwyn arrived there one late autumn afternoon, scheduled to have a disfiguring and long-standing facial scar removed, she had every expectation of a successful operation and a pleasant week recuperating. Two days later she was dead, the victim of murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Problem with narrator.

  • By R & J Sentman on 12-12-08

Love PD James, but not this one.

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

Reviewed: 02-27-16

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was just okay.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

It was just okay, not great.

Would you be willing to try another one of Rosalyn Landor’s performances?

Has a beautiful voice as a female character, not so much as a male. Difficult to distinguish the male characters, they all sound the same.

Did The Private Patient inspire you to do anything?

No