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Susan Keefe

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  • Mysterium I: Rome

  • By: Mitchel Fidel
  • Narrated by: Phillip J Mather
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Jesus of Nazareth has been dead for some 65 years. The eyewitnesses to this extraordinary life have died, often as martyrs, and only a scattered handful remain. Might anyone have resolved to interview those last few before it was too late, it being a matter of mind-boggling importance? What if someone had? Mysterium I: Rome presents the story of a young Roman scholar who determines to do precisely that.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Rome

  • By MANI on 07-23-16

Great story.

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

Reviewed: 07-19-16

If you could sum up Mysterium I: Rome in three words, what would they be?

Interesting Historical Fiction

What other book might you compare Mysterium I: Rome to and why?

Perhaps The DiVinci Code.

Have you listened to any of Phillip J Mather’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Perhaps because I am English, I love Phillip J. Mather's quintessentially 'old boy' voice and enjoy all his narrations.

Any additional comments?

As a lover of historical fiction I found this story fascinating, and very enjoyable to listen to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Trial for Murder

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Phillip J Mather
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

A superbly crafted Dickens classic, masterfully narrated - a ghostly apparition supervises the trial of his murderer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very enjoyable short story.

  • By Susan Keefe on 06-14-16

A very enjoyable short story.

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

Reviewed: 06-14-16

Would you listen to The Trial for Murder again? Why?

Yes, it is a very good story and well worth listening to more than once.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I just love the whole story.

Have you listened to any of Phillip J Mather’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Phillip J Mather has a wonderfull voice for narrating, I always enjoy listening to him.

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

Definitely, it is a nice size to do so.

  • A Ghost Story

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Phillip J. Mather
  • Length: 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Mark Twain's classic tale of the unfortunate ghost of the Cardiff Giant - skillfully narrated by Phillip J. Mather

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A ghostly classic beautifully read.

  • By Susan Keefe on 06-14-16

A ghostly classic beautifully read.

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

Reviewed: 06-14-16

What did you love best about A Ghost Story?

I have always loved this classic, it starts off so creepy, you can just imagine being the person in the story, and then the tale turns - but you will have to listen to it to tell what it is.

What did you like best about this story?

The way the story evolves.

What does Phillip J. Mather bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Phillip has a wonderful voice for narrating and brings this story wonderfully to life.

  • The Moth

  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Phillip J. Mather
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

First published in the Pall Mall Gazette in 1895, this dark tale from master storyteller, H. G. Wells gives an account of the truly maddening battle for scientific supremacy between two notable entomologists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great short story.

  • By Susan Keefe on 06-12-16

Great short story.

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16

If you could sum up The Moth in three words, what would they be?

creepy, compelling, listening.

Which character – as performed by Phillip J. Mather – was your favorite?

I loved Phillip J. Mather's narration of this great short story. A tale of academic rivalry and a feuds which continue beyond the grave.

  • A Haunted House

  • By: Virginia Woolf
  • Narrated by: Phillip J Mather
  • Length: 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

"Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the 20th century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury group of intellectuals." (Wikipedia)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A haunting tale.

  • By Susan Keefe on 06-12-16

A haunting tale.

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16

Would you listen to A Haunted House again? Why?

Yes, I would, the story is a little confusing at the first listen, I think the depth of the content of it is improved with each listening.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the eerie atmosphere,

Have you listened to any of Phillip J Mather’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I think that Phillip J. Mather's deep and solemn voice is great for this type of story. I also liked him narrating The Oval Portrait.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Ghost

  • By: Guy de Maupassant
  • Narrated by: Phillip J. Mather
  • Length: 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

"A Ghost" is an old man's reminiscence of a supernatural event that has haunted him for more than half a century....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creepy

  • By Susan Keefe on 06-12-16

Creepy

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16

Would you consider the audio edition of A Ghost to be better than the print version?

I have never read the book but I certainly enjoyed the audiobook.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character.

Which scene was your favorite?

When he combs her hair....

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

Shivers down my spine...

Any additional comments?

Very entertaining. Phillip J. Mather tells this creepy story in just the right voice.

  • Fierce Winds & Fiery Dragons

  • Dusky Hollows Volume 1
  • By: Nan Sweet
  • Narrated by: Phillip J Mather
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Ivy and Carrie love their new classroom even if the new teacher is a little strange. When Mrs. Huffity asks for volunteers to care for an egg, Ivy doesn't budge. She's had a few scary dreams about that egg and wants nothing to do with it. But when trouble comes, Ivy defends the egg. In her desire to save the baby that hatches, Ivy is tossed into the middle of an adventure. She never imagined one dragon could be so much trouble.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Cute, Fun and Entertaining

  • By Lori on 09-16-16

A lovely fantasy story for children.

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

Reviewed: 03-22-16

What made the experience of listening to Fierce Winds & Fiery Dragons the most enjoyable?

I love being able to immerse myself in a story by closing my eyes and letting someone else take over.

What did you like best about this story?

It was such a fun fantasy adventure story for children.

Which character – as performed by Phillip J Mather – was your favorite?

I loved the way that Phillip J. Mather bought the story to life and all the characters in it.

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

Definitely and my grandchildren enjoyed listening to it too.

  • Operation Nimrod

  • The Iranian Embassy Siege
  • By: Russell Phillips
  • Narrated by: Phillip J Mather
  • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

On 29 April 1980, British police assured Iran that their embassy was secure. The very next day, terrorists stormed the embassy and took 26 hostages. With the Iranian government willing to let the hostages become martyrs, and the British government only willing to talk if the terrorists surrendered, 26 lives hung in the balance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration of an Interesting Event!

  • By A. Kessel on 09-24-15

Riviting.

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

Reviewed: 03-22-16

Would you listen to Operation Nimrod again? Why?

Yes, I can remember this incident like it was yesterday and was very impressed by Phillip J. Mather's narration of it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I did not have a favourite character but the incident was so memorable because of all the separate components of the story, and of course the climax, Operation Nimrod.

What about Phillip J Mather’s performance did you like?

His voice, in my opinion is perfect for this narration.

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

Yes it was, this very tense situation story made compelling listening

  • Twas the Night Before Christmas

  • By: Clement C. Moore
  • Narrated by: Phillip J. Mather
  • Length: 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

A timeless Christmas story - ideal for children and adults alike to enjoy or reminisce. Saint Nicholas, reindeer, snow, fireside, gifts...all there and beautifully narrated in a classic British manner by Phillip J. Mather.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful narration!

  • By Susan Keefe on 03-22-16

Wonderful narration!

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

Reviewed: 03-22-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Twas the Night Before Christmas to be better than the print version?

Definitely, I have read this classic to my two children for 30 years (yes, they still insist upon it as adults) and I found it great hearing it read myself.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Pa

What does Phillip J. Mather bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Being English, Phillip J. Mather's rich, deep voice made this classic stories narration even more special.

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

I just love the end!

Any additional comments?

This is a wonderful narration of an excellent classic.

  • The Art of War

  • By: Sun Tzu
  • Narrated by: Phillip J Mather
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Written in the sixth century BC by senior military general and advisor Sun Tzu, The Art of War has been adopted by strategists the world over. The tactics detailed in the work are appropriate even today, after two and a half millennia, for all those wishing to obtain the best performance from their soldiers and subordinates, sports athletes, and themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterpiece.

  • By Susan Keefe on 03-22-16

A masterpiece.

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

Reviewed: 03-22-16

Would you listen to The Art of War again? Why?

Yes. I enjoy listening to Phillip J. Mather narrations. It was nice to be able to relax and I found it much easier to absorb this quite challenging classic listening to it being read by someone.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The whole book was so very interesting.

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

Surprising for me, yes it did, I thought I would have to do it in stages, but instead found it so absorbing I listened to it in one sitting,

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this audiobook to anyone interested in the subject.