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DURANGO, CO, US
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  • The Romanov Sisters
  • The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
  • By: Helen Rappaport
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands

A different intimate take on the Romanov family

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Enjoyed history and family details, impaired only by the narrator's frequent breathiness and vocal frission

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Another hit from Ms. King as fascinating as ever

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

Reviewed: 05-20-17

have loved all of the Sherlock series, and this is another finely crafted, beautifully narrated tale of phones and Russell.

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She's done it again

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

I've read all the Mary Russell books and was thrilled to see this one! Another wonderful collaboration of author and reader.....can't wait for the next one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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No Native Americans for narration?

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

Ms Hilerman does a good job carrying on stories in her father's style. I enjoyed the story, but had great difficulty with the narrator. I know she is an accomplished performer, but lacked the ability to carry off the Navajo characters. are there no Native American, especially Navajo, narrators? surely Ms Hillerman could find one?

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Narrator ruined it for me

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

Reviewed: 01-19-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No I would not.......I love JLB, but this narrator was excruciating to listen to. He sounded like he was reading it and was bored by it. Some of his voices were OK, but his voice for Dave and other principal characters, like Clete and Bootsie were blah.

If you’ve listened to books by James Lee Burke before, how does this one compare?

Waaaaay down on the list as described above.

What didn’t you like about Mark Hammer’s performance?

Boring and bland.

Could you see A Morning for Flamingoes being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

I have always thought Brian Dennehy would be great as Clete.

Any additional comments?

I would like to return this........cant get past Chapter 3

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Did JLB really write this??

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

Reviewed: 12-25-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I have been a fan of JLB forever......and love Patton's performances of his work. But I couldn't really believe JLB wrote this mish-mash. I was on the road while listening to this and sometimes yelling at the characters, especially the "hero" who I cheerfully would have whacked on the side of the head. Eventually there was no character I cared for and few scenes and dialogues I could buy into. Really disappointed.......please tell me some wannabe author abducted JLB and his laptop.

Would you ever listen to anything by James Lee Burke again?

Of course

Have you listened to any of Will Patton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He's amazing........always a stellar performance.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Jealous Kind?

Only the ones between the first and last page.

Any additional comments?

Just that I seem to be in the minority here.......happy for others that enjoyed it.....will move along to another JLB book.

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Classic Koontz!

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

Reviewed: 07-15-16

What made the experience of listening to Ashley Bell the most enjoyable?

The complexity of the story and the skill of the narrator

What does Suzy Jackson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I normally do not care for female readers, but she brought all the characters to life, including the "macho" ones with her female voice.......HOWEVER....... here is my major pet peeves regarding readers.......know how to pronounce names!! Her pronunciation of "Faulkner" drove me up the wall!! It's FALK-ner, not FOCKNER.

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

yes

Any additional comments?

Loved the twists and turns as I always do with Mr. Koontz......

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Wow! Suspenseful,entertaining, extremely well read

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

Reviewed: 09-19-15

I listen to and from work generally, but couldn't stop listening. ...great glimpse into 1699 Carolina territory as well. laughed, cheered, was shocked and elated. wonderful performance by narrator!

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Why????? did I get a book read by the author!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-20-15

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

Someone who isn't annoyed by a boring, flavorless voice

How could the performance have been better?

A PROFESSIONAL reader! Why wasn't this done????

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

Book is fine, reader is awful

Any additional comments?

The author has destroyed her own work......a beautiful, imaginiative, complex world reduced to cold oatmeal by her own bland voice. So sad. How did the producers let this happen???

6 of 7 people found this review helpful