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  • The Melody Lingers On

  • By: Mary Higgins Clark
  • Narrated by: Jan Maxwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 901

As the sole assistant to a famous upscale interior designer, Lane Harmon, mother to five-year-old Katie, is accustomed to visiting opulent homes around the tristate area. A born optimist, Lane finds the glimpse into these gilded worlds fascinating and loves the reward of exceeding the expectations of their often-demanding owners. When she is called to assist in redecorating a modest townhouse in Bergen County, she knows the job is unusual.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • suspenseful ...true to Mary Higgins Clark!<br /> <br />

  • By Pam Jackson on 07-15-15

Where did the strong heroine go?

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

Reviewed: 08-30-16

Would you try another book from Mary Higgins Clark and/or Jan Maxwell?

Narrator was good except the "old-lady" type voices. I felt she did a good job though.

Has The Melody Lingers On turned you off from other books in this genre?

Probably.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

I'm in my 50's and I, and no one I know in my age group, or even friends I have in their 60's sound like "old women". I assume the narrator is young? None of us have "old-lady voices". Be mindful of that.

Was The Melody Lingers On worth the listening time?

I listen in my car while driving to/from work. When the book finished, I got out of my car and began ranting and raving about how frustrated I was about the women portrayed in this book. If they weren't portrayed as a b*tch, they were meek little women who rely on men and don't have a back-bone. Where have all the strong, intelligent women gone? You have meek, mindless women throughout this book and I was so frustrated with myself that I listened all the way through. I kept thinking that at some point one or more of them would step up and be strong...didn't happen. I'm going back to my post-apocalyptic, or Dean Koontz-type books. This was just too disappointing to see that a woman writer couldn't write a strong woman in her book.

  • Dragons of Autumn Twilight

  • Dragonlance: Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 20 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,219
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,983
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,011

Lifelong friends, they went their separate ways. Now they are together again, though each holds secrets from the others in his heart. They speak of a world shadowed with rumors of war. They speak of tales of strange monsters, creatures of myth, creatures of legend. They do not speak of their secrets. Not then. Not until a chance encounter with a beautiful, sorrowful woman, who bears a magical crystal staff, draws the companions deeper into the shadows, forever changing their lives and shaping the fate of the world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • COULDN'T FINISH LISTENING

  • By Eleanor H. on 04-01-15

COULDN'T FINISH LISTENING

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

Reviewed: 04-01-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Love this book - but will not recommend ANYONE to listen to the audiobook version. I'm so very disappointed and upset that I wasted a credit on it. :(

How could the performance have been better?

I've read this book several years ago and LOVE the series, but I was absolutely disappointed with the audiobook by this reader. I had to stop listening. It was so very poorly read that I couldn't listen to the book itself. When others say "Shatneresque" quality - they truly weren't kidding. Why would anyone hire this person to read an audio book for them? I've never stopped listening before, but I just couldn't continue. It was so distracting. I only gave one star for performance because it wouldn't let me leave it with "0" stars.

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