LISTENER

Anonymous

  • 35
  • reviews
  • 28
  • helpful votes
  • 96
  • ratings
  • Ladies Who Punch

  • The Explosive Inside Story of "The View"
  • By: Ramin Setoodeh
  • Narrated by: Ramin Setoodeh
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

When Barbara Walters launched The View, network executives told her that hosting it would tarnish her reputation. Instead, within 10 years, she’d revolutionized morning TV and made household names of her cohosts: Joy Behar, Star Jones, Meredith Vieira, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. But the daily chat fest didn’t just comment on the news. It became the news. And the headlines barely scratched the surface. Based on unprecedented access, award-winning journalist Ramin Setoodeh takes you backstage where the stars really spoke their minds.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please never let this author narrate again! Ever!

  • By Sean McCormack on 04-05-19

Book just OK...narrator stinks!

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

Not press with this book at all. They released all the good parts so what’s left with this just some story that I really don’t care about anymore.. AND once again the writer feels that they can do a better job of reading their book instead of paying for a professional to do it. Ramin’s voice is so annoying that it’s driving me nuts...I just can’t listen to it anymore! What waste of a valuable credit.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Murder on a Mystery Tour

  • By: Marian Babson
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 64

Reggie and Midge, genteel husband and wife who live in what was the family's more or less stately home, are now the reluctant managers of Chortlesby Manor Hotel, an English country inn of no particular distinction. But even this transformation will not solve their financial problems. The possibility of succor comes instead in a transatlantic phone call from Midge's old classmate, Victoria, who is arranging "mystery tours" of the English countryside for American visitors and wants to use Chortlesby Manor as one of the locales of her staged murders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Traditional English Mystery

  • By Beatrice on 05-06-16

No 2nd book? The last chapter leaves you hanging

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

Reviewed: 08-20-16

Where does Murder on a Mystery Tour rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I REALLY enjoyed this book.

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

No, I would have it I didn't have to go back a few times and listen to the chapter over again. Some of it can get confusing with all the characters if you're not really paying attention to what is going on, but I enjoyed it so much I didn't mind we relistening to chapters.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this book BUT it has no ending...something very suspicious happens and the author just leave you hanging.... I looked to see if there was a sequel and there's nothing there's no other books or a series its just a standalone book and it doesn't end it just kind a like stops...

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Death by Chocolate

  • Death by Chocolate, Book 1
  • By: Sally C Berneathy
  • Narrated by: Sarianna Gregg
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 153

>Lindsay Powell's only secret is the recipe for her chocolate chip cookies, but she is surrounded by neighbors with deadly secrets. Suddenly Lindsay finds herself battling poisoned chocolate, a dead man who doesn't seem very dead, and a psycho stalker. Her best friend and co-worker, Paula, dyes her blond hair brown, hides from everybody, and insists on always having an emergency exit from any room.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly fun and unpredictable!

  • By Jennifer Falk on 02-07-15

Would have loved it if it wasn't for....

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

Reviewed: 12-27-15

What did you love best about Death by Chocolate?

When I didn't have to heard that stupid next door neighbour!!! Her voice is AWFUL!

Any additional comments?

This would have been a great book to listen to if it wasn't for the incredibly annoying next door neighbour that sounds like 5 year old girl!!! Her stupid child's voice makes you want to slap her and tell her to grow the heck up!!! Her baby son sounds more like an adult than she does! 5 books in the series and I don't think I can take that stupid whiny voice for the next 4!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Haunting of Maddy Clare

  • By: Simone St. James
  • Narrated by: Pamela Garelick
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,390
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,284
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,276

Sarah Piper’s lonely, threadbare existence changes when her temporary-work agency sends her to assist a ghost hunter. Alistair Gellis - rich, handsome, scarred by World War I, and obsessed with ghosts - has been summoned to investigate the spirit of 19-year-old maid Maddy Clare, who haunts the barn where she committed suicide. Since Maddy hated men in life, it is Sarah’s task to confront her in death. Soon Sarah is caught up in a desperate struggle, for Maddy’s ghost is real, she is angry, and she has powers that defy all reason.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting storyline but...

  • By RavidReader on 11-04-14

Couldn't stop listening!!

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

Reviewed: 10-16-15

Awesome narrator!! She can actually do different men's voices!! Great story, as soon as you start listening you won't want to stop until the book is done!! Real page turner!!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Scraps of Paper, Revised Author's Edition

  • Spookie Town Murder Mysteries
  • By: Kathryn Meyer Griffith
  • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 115

Abigail Sutton's beloved husband walks out one night, doesn't return, and two years later is found dead, a victim of a long ago crime. It's made her sympathetic to the missing and their families. Starting her new life, Abigail moves to small town and buys a fixer-upper house left empty when old Edna Summers died. Once it was also home to Edna's younger sister, Emily, and her two children, Jenny and Christopher, who, people believe, drove away one night, thirty years ago, and just never came back.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable small town mystery

  • By Rabid Reader on 04-23-16

GREAT book!!! Horrible horrible narrator!!!

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

Reviewed: 09-20-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Scraps of Paper, Revised Author's Edition to be better than the print version?

No, but only because I HATED the narrator.

What didn’t you like about Wendy Tremont King’s performance?

Words cannot describe how much I truly hated this narrator she goes from singsong...... to a flat tone to mostly namby-pamby...to sounding like her voice hasn't developed yet and she sounds like a little kid. Absolutely hated hated hated hated hated her voice!! It really spoiled the book for me!!! It's a great book that was hard to listen to because of the narrator but p, yes I loved the book!! So don't believe the reviews her voice is awful!!!

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

Yes!!!.....it was.. repulsion!!! But, because the narrator sucks!!!

Any additional comments?

I already looked into buying other books by this author, especially if this is an ongoing series...... but since most of them are with the same narrator I will never buy another book by her again!! Yes, if they revise all her books with a different narrator I will buy all of them in a New York minute!!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Agatha's First Case

  • An Agatha Raisin Short Story
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 489

At age 26 Agatha Raisin has already come a long way. She has clawed her way up since leaving the Birmingham slum where she was born. She's lost her Birmingham accent, run away from her drunken husband, and found a job at a public relations office as a secretary. Then her boss asks Agatha to go to the home of Sir Bryce Teller to tell him that he is soon to be arrested for the murder of his wife and that the agency no longer wants to represent him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Agatha's Origins

  • By Bibliopa on 01-24-16

Fun!!

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

Reviewed: 08-22-15

It was fun hearing how Agatha might have started her career. Since this seems like an afterthought story and not really a prequel to the series...I say...might have started. Still is was a fun little short story....would love to listen to more!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Trouble in High Heels

  • By: Christina Dodd
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,733
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,425
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,431

When Brandi Michaels discovers her fiancé hopping a flight to Vegas to marry his girlfriend, she pawns her engagement ring, buys herself a fabulous outfit, and spends one sultry night in the arms of a gorgeous Italian stranger named Roberto Bartolini. When Brandi becomes the mark for a killer, she has no choice but to turn to Roberto – a man who’s destined to be either her savior or her downfall. But one thing’s for sure: She’s not going down without a fight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very entertaining

  • By Houston mom on 03-31-11

Really good book!

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

Reviewed: 07-10-15

Not sure I'll listen to the others books in this series but I really enjoyed this one! Need a break from the mysteries and got this one when it came up in the daily special. Really like this narrator...wouldn't mind listening to more of her narrations.

  • Down the Rabbit Hole

  • Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny
  • By: Holly Madison
  • Narrated by: Holly Madison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,348

The shocking, never-before-told story of the bizarre world inside the legendary Playboy Mansion - and finally the secret truth about the man who holds the key - from one of the few people who truly knows: Hef's former number-one girlfriend and star of The Girls Next Door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "Mean girls", magicians, mansions, and more!

  • By Brianna Gallagher on 06-24-15

Really enjoyed this book!

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

Reviewed: 07-03-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Down the Rabbit Hole to be better than the print version?

i really did enjoy this book....although at times it was a little distressing. Still I couldn't stop listening. I always loved how they lived at the mansion and could call at get any food they wanted at any time of day! Seems like everything you could want in the world was at their beck and call...when really the mansion is run down and out of date. I don't know how anyone could stay there. Back in the day Hef was super cool.....not ant more! Really feel sad for him.....even if he is controlling and kind of nasty. Can't be easy no longer being relevant....

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kendra was always my favorite but I loved Holly & Bridget just as much! Kendra's book was too boring that I couldn't get passed the first chapter....this book was great from first word!

What about Holly Madison’s performance did you like?

She was good.....at least her voice wasn't how annoying like some narrators!

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

YES! I listened to it until if was done! If I didn't have go to work I would have listened to it I one sitting.

Any additional comments?

I don't know why people call her a gold digger when she didn't ask Hef for money but always try to make her own! I was hoping she would talk more about her husband but is just a quick blurb... Really hope Bridget right to tell all about mansion life!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Murder on Wheels

  • Hildegarde Withers, Book 2
  • By: Stuart Palmer
  • Narrated by: Julie McKay
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Thick flakes of snow are falling on Fifth Avenue at twilight - and then the body of a young man suddenly falls among them, mysteriously out of the sky. Momentarily the wheels of traffic are halted, but other wheels spin relentlessly on - the wheels of death, the wheels on which bloody murder moves silently through Manhattan’s streets. Once again Miss Hildegarde Withers, the schoolteacher-detective, matches her wits against an unknown X, armed only with the precious gift of common sense and a cotton umbrella.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hildegarde Withers returns

  • By Richard S. Swol on 11-21-18

If you can get past the narrator......

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

Reviewed: 06-29-15

This narrator cannot do a man's voice and they all sound like women that's really the only bad part other than that the stories are really good! I'm really enjoying them already started the third one. Really wish they used a better narrator. Besides no men's voices being used....she pronounces words funny never knew that bureau was two words bur-row is how she says it.. So far first 2 books she did a "man" with the cold and lisp. It doesn't help to make it sound like a man...it's just really annoying!!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Crime Wave

  • Maggie, PI Mysteries
  • By: Rose Pressey
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 201
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

Maggie Thomas doesn't know the first thing about being a private eye. She quickly discovers that running her uncle's faltering Miami Beach P.I. agency is nothing like watching detective show reruns. Even the private eye app on her iPhone can't help. But Maggie's first case is surprisingly easy...or so she thinks until she stumbles upon a dead body. With whizzing bullets, car chases, and spandex-clad bodybuilders, Maggie wonders if she's in over her head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, i am a PI

  • By Troublemer(tammy hovey) on 07-27-17

Not one of my favorites...

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

Reviewed: 06-22-15

If you can get past the lead character saying every 5 mins "why are you following me" is he following me....now I following him....over and over its really annoying! She really kind of gets on your nerves! She study criminal justice....but is so dense she had NO glue what's going on half the time! Her assistant would make a better PI, she is FUN!!! Give us more of her!! She reminds me of Violetta Bell..aka...Morgue Mamma! The story is better good...but the narrators voice is our Maggie is a little thin at times....other than that she's OK.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful