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Gabrielle Britton

Bethlehem, PA USA
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  • Lost in Yonkers

  • By: Neil Simon
  • Narrated by: Barbara Bain, Dan Castellaneta, full cast
  • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Set in Yonkers in 1942, two boys, aged 13 and 16, must spend one year with their austere and demanding grandmother. While the war rages in Europe, Jay and Arty learn the ropes from Uncle Louis and assorted relatives, all peculiar characters. Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play is performed here by a full cast, featuring Barbara Bain, Dan Castellaneta, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!

  • By Gabrielle Britton on 08-15-17

Excellent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-17

Fantastic cast and production. If you love theater you will enjoy this play in every way.

  • No Night Is Too Long

  • By: Barbara Vine
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Shelley Thomson, Samuel West
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Tim Cornish thought he'd gotten away with murder. For months after he'd killed his lover off the Alaskan coast, there hadn't been a word. But then the letters started to arrive. It seems that someone knows what Tim has done.... This compelling thriller delivers such a dark picture of romantic love that murder seems its natural mate. Frightening, suspenseful, and deeply unsettling, No Night Is Too Long is a modern crime masterpiece and will be enjoyed by readers of P. D. James and Ian Rankin.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Never quite delivers

  • By Needles on 12-30-17

Great until halfway through

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

The plot is unbelievable and formulaic. The writing as always is tight. But it's too bad the story didn't hold up.

  • Mercury

  • A Novel
  • By: Margot Livesey
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins, Nicol Zanzarella
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28

Donald believes he knows all there is to know about seeing. An optician in suburban Boston, he rests assured that he and his wife, Viv, who works at the local stables, will live out quiet lives with their two children. Then Mercury - a gorgeous young racehorse - enters their lives, and everything changes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! Great narration.

  • By Gabrielle Britton on 10-19-16

Excellent! Great narration.

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

Reviewed: 10-19-16

Fast paced story about ordinary lives. I couldn't stop listening. If you enjoy Franzen novels you will love this book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Cuckoo's Calling

  • By: Robert Galbraith
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,514
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,494

After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unbelievable debut mystery set in London

  • By Tracey on 05-26-13

A bit long but excellently narrated page-turner

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

The narrator keeps this murder mystery alive despite the book being 2 hr too long.

  • The Monogram Murders

  • The New Hercule Poirot Mystery
  • By: Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 706

Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffeehouse is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. She is terrified - but begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done. Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a fashionable London Hotel have been murdered, and a cufflink has been placed in each one’s mouth. Could there be a connection with the frightened woman?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not Agatha Christie

  • By Molly on 09-17-14

Waste of a credit!!

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

Reviewed: 09-19-14

I regret using my credit for this book. The plot is soooo bad that Agatha Christie is probably rolling in her grave.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Dear Life

  • Stories
  • By: Alice Munro
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr, Arthur Morey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 234

A brilliant new collection of stories from one of the most acclaimed and beloved writers of our time. Alice Munro’s peerless ability to give us the essence of a life in often brief but always spacious and timeless stories is once again everywhere apparent in this brilliant new collection. In story after story, she illumines the moment a life is forever altered by a chance encounter or an action not taken, or by a simple twist of fate that turns a person out of his or her accustomed path and into a new way of being or thinking.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor narration CAN ruin an audiobook...

  • By Elizabeth M. Koehler on 12-10-13

Not Munro's best

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

Reviewed: 12-02-12

I have read or listened to most of Ms. Munro's work, and this is definitely not her best. The stories have little to go on, and in contrast to her previous work (Someting I've been meaning to tell you; Runaway) the characters are dull and uninteresting. The female narrator, Kimberly Fair, reads far too slowly and in an almost kindergarten-teacher kind of way, very annoying. The best are the first few stories, previously published in the New Yorker magazine, but even these are affected negatively by the narration.

14 of 18 people found this review helpful