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Tammy Bushell

Melbourne, Australia
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  • Anne of Green Gables

  • By: Lucy Maude Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,060
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,062

When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, send for a boy orphan to help them out at the farm, they are in no way prepared for the error that will change their lives. The mistake takes the shape of Anne Shirley, a redheaded 11-year-old girl who can talk anyone under the table. Fortunately, her sunny nature and quirky imagination quickly win over her reluctant foster parents. Anne's feisty spirit soon draws many friends - and much trouble - her way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even this old man love Anne

  • By Karen on 07-20-15

Terrible performance

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

Of course Anne of Green Gables is a fantastic classic, but the delivery of this audio version is such a disappointment. Reader is way too cute and glib and all wrong for such passionate, fiery personalities such as Anne and Marilla.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Neverwhere

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,382
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,548
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,539

Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Vivid, imaginative.

  • By Joseph on 10-29-09

Uninspired

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

Reviewed: 12-24-16

Just couldn't get into it. Maybe I wasn't in the right headspace, and maybe it was because I'm grieving over a 30hr book I really enjoyed, but it just didn't hook me.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • BORing😕

  • By Tammy Bushell on 11-16-16

BORing😕

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

Reviewed: 11-16-16

I want to abandon as there are still a massive 2 hours of listening time (it feels like there have been 2 hours-something for days!), but nevertheless I need to know what happens and have invested so much already. I keep tuning-out then wonder who on earth he's talking about when I tune back-in. Just so tedious.

  • Fear the Sky

  • The Fear Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,362

From the Audie-nominated narrator of The Martian. In eleven years' time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Caught me by surprise, and held me till the end.

  • By Brian Perry on 07-21-15

Same old....

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

Reviewed: 09-02-15

Boring, drawn-out fight scenes, "machine-minds", and alien-capability discrepancies. LOVE R.C. Bray and that's why I purchased it, but even R.C. couldn't help this one.

  • Preparation for the Next Life

  • By: Atticus Lish
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 382

Zou Lei, orphan of the desert, migrates to work in America and finds herself slaving in New York's kitchens. She falls in love with a young man whose heart has been broken in another desert. A new life may be possible if together they can survive homelessness, lockup, and the young man's nightmares, which may be more prophecy than madness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful and Heartbreaking

  • By C. Farrell on 04-22-15

A series of descriptions

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

Reviewed: 06-23-15

Self indulgent and unsatisfying, I found the rolling description of every single thing, event, moment etc quite tedious. Nevertheless, I persisted cause I was curious to see what was building. The climax was disappointing and dull.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Night’s Master

  • Tales from the Flat Earth, Book One
  • By: Tanith Lee
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

Long ago when the Earth was flat, beautiful, indifferent Gods lived in the airy Upperearth realm above; curious, passionate demons lived in the exotic Underearth realm below; and mortals were relegated to exist in the middle. Azhrarn, Lord of the Demons and the Darkness, was the one who ruled the night, and many mortal lives were changed because of his cruel whimsy. And yet, Azhrarn held inside his demon heart a profound mystery which would change the very fabric of the Flat Earth forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gothic fairytale

  • By Kat Hooper on 04-10-12

Narration ruined it.

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

Reviewed: 12-22-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A different narrator.

Would you ever listen to anything by Tanith Lee again?

Yes, providing it was a different narrator. I read Law of the Wolf Tower years ago and loved it, but unfortunately I can't find any more of that series in the Audible library.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Susan Duerden?

ANYONE! The tone of Susan's voice is so nervous, minor, and anticipatory, and made me feel constantly on-edge, when I would have preferred it to be more relaxed and conversational. I am really disappointed that I couldn't get past the narration to listen to the story, and no offence to Susan, but I think the choice of her as the narrator did no favours to Tanith in selling the Audible version of the book.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful