LISTENER

Tia Mayes

  • 3
  • reviews
  • 20
  • helpful votes
  • 48
  • ratings
  • The Lake House

  • By: James Patterson
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis, Stephen Lang
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

Six children have escaped government experiments, and a frightening brush with death. Living out in the world for the first time, they yearn to be reunited with Kit and Frannie, the couple who saved their lives, and to return to the cabin known as the Lake House. But before they can get there, they will face a horrifying evil, for one man has survived the laboratory that bred the flying children, and he is obsessed with reclaiming them for a new round of experiments - with an even more deadly outcome.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • skip this one

  • By E. Miller on 06-19-03

Goodbye, Brain Cells.

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

This book and the horrible performance are so stupid that I felt brain cells dying with each excruciating moment I spent listening. A contrived story with very little character development or plot. Not one moment did I feel willing to suspend my disbelief. Hope Davis did a particularly terrible job—read it like a fifth-grader—halting and flat. I wish I could take back every second I gave to the listening of this book. Yuck!!

  • Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes

  • By: Denise Grover Swank
  • Narrated by: Frances Fuller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,314
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,173
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,178

For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV on a Friday afternoon is bad even before she sees a vision of herself dead. She's had plenty of visions, usually boring ones like someone's toilet's overflowed, but she's never seen one of herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered on her sofa instead, two things are certain: There isn't enough hydrogen peroxide in the state of Arkansas to get that stain out, and Rose is the prime suspect.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I'm trying to get past the narration

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-03-16

Limerick or prose?

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

Who in the world decided that this narrator was the right choice? Her one-dimension limerick-metered attempt at a southern drawl about drove me insane!!

20 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • Gray Mountain

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,752
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,007
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,015

The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofer's career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track - until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the "lucky" associates. She's offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that she'd get her old job back. In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Painful to listen to

  • By Toni on 10-24-14

Go back!

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

Reviewed: 12-14-14

Has Gray Mountain turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes, if narrated by Catherine Taber. BORING!!

Would you be willing to try another one of Catherine Taber’s performances?

NO!! She read extremely slowly and sounded like she was trying to dumb the performance down. Very irritating.

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

That, despite being an 'issue' novel, John Grisham was able to hold my interest and entertain me sonwhat.

Any additional comments?

PLEASE go back to writing legal dramas. I love them.