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  • The Malady in Madeira

  • By: Ann Bridge
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Jasicki
  • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

The last thing recently widowed Julia Probyn expects to find on the lush and charming island of Madeira is a clue to her husband's mysterious death, for Colonel Jamieson perished somewhere in the wilds of Central Asia while on a top-secret mission for British Intelligence. No sooner does Julia arrive at Madeira with her infant son and his devoted Nanny, however, than a series of strange, sinister, but apparently unconnected events begins thrusting itself upon her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable Listen

  • By Mimi on 03-06-18

Very Enjoyable Listen

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

Would you consider the audio edition of The Malady in Madeira to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version, but the characters drew me in, and the descriptions of the various interesting aspects of Madeira did as well.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I enjoyed the interesting story- inventive and unusual, and the hierarchy and workings of British intelligence drew me in as well. I will definitely look for more books in this series.

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

The narrator did a great job of doing many different voices, although it took me a while to get used to her portrayal of the main character, Julia.

  • The One

  • The Complete Emma Holden Suspense Mystery Trilogy
  • By: Paul Pilkington
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 21 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

The gripping, international number one chart-topping romantic suspense mystery trilogy. Now available in a single box set. This box set includes all three books in the trilogy: The One You Love, The One You Fear, and The One You Trust. Packed with twists, turns, and cliff-hangers, the fast-paced suspense mystery trilogy has topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic, with over three million downloads worldwide.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sorry, I can't recommend this book

  • By Mimi on 07-07-17

Sorry, I can't recommend this book

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

Reviewed: 07-07-17

Tedious to listen to. Painfully long, trite descriptions that went on and on but didn't add to the story . I never felt any connection with the characters. I wanted to know the ending so I stuck it out but was disappointed with that too.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 109,119
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 101,078
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 100,595

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Expecting something else

  • By Betsy S. on 10-15-17

Highly Recommend!

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

Reviewed: 06-25-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This was very entertaining, informative and well written – and expertly presented. I would describe it as an autobiography that is funny, moving, and uplifting even though it describes some heartbreaking tales. It is performed by the author, which was, in this case, both appropriate and the best choice possible. (In my experience authors rarely doing justice to their own work, and can actually spoil their work.) But in this case it felt quite personal, even intimate. While I was reading it, I had no idea who Trevor Noah was; I found out only when I began telling people about the book and how wonderful it was.

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

It made me both laugh and cry. It also made me think a lot, which I love.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Life We Bury

  • By: Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,192

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran-and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen!

  • By Lori on 12-14-15

An amazing story beautifully told.

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

Reviewed: 05-25-16

engaging well-written and thought-provoking as well. I highly recommend this book. I couldn't put it down

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Girl You Left Behind

  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Penny Rawlins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,168

France, 1916: Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Edouard’s portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officer’s dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything - her family, her reputation, and her life - to see her husband again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exquisite Portrait of Sophie and Liz

  • By FanB14 on 09-03-13

beautiful intricate story. i loved every word

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

Reviewed: 09-18-15

I loved every word. It was beautifully written and exquisitely told. i can't get enough of jojo moyes.

  • The Last Letter from Your Lover

  • A Novel
  • By: Jojo Moyes
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,423
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,194

A sophisticated, pause-resistant double love story spanning 40 years - an unforgettable Brief Encounter for our times. It is 1960. When Jennifer Stirling wakes up in the hospital, she can remember nothing - not the tragic car accident, not her husband, not even who she is. She feels like a stranger in her own life until she stumbles upon an impassioned letter, signed simply "B", asking her to leave her husband. Years later, a journalist named Ellie discovers the same enigmatic letter in a forgotten file in her newspaper's archives....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Excellent Audio!

  • By careful shopper on 02-12-14

i love this book!

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

Reviewed: 08-21-15

A beautiful story beautifully written. It is a little slow in parts, but I couldn't stop reading it anyway. Highly recommended. The end is worth waiting for. beautifully crafted.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Egg

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,523
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,523

You were on your way home when you died.It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.And that’s when you met me." A short story about the universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Weir is a master of putting words together.

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 12-11-14

i love this concept wonderful little book

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

Reviewed: 07-22-15

I love this concept. A wonder little book that teaches compassion in a sweet concise story.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • I Am the Messenger

  • By: Markus Zusak
  • Narrated by: Marc Aden Gray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Meet Ed Kennedy - cab driving prodigy, pathetic card player, and useless at sex. He lives in the suburbs; he shares coffee with his dog, the Doorman; and he's in nervous love with Audrey. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence - until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That's when the first Ace turns up. That's when Ed becomes the messenger. Chosen to care, he makes his way through town, helping and hurting (where necessary) until only one question remains. Who's behind Ed's mission?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My New Favorite Book

  • By Mimi on 06-23-15

My New Favorite Book

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

Reviewed: 06-23-15

What did you love best about I Am the Messenger?

This book is a beautiful uplifting story written in the voice of a most unlikely character. It was easy to read, but well written. It made me think, it made me feel hopeful and warm and also made me laugh out loud. It was not sappy. It gave me insight into men like nothing else ever has. (I have four sisters, so the relationships that guys have with one another have been something of a mystery to me.)

What other book might you compare I Am the Messenger to and why?

I have never read anything like the messenger.

What does Marc Aden Gray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I loved the narration, his casual manner, and his accent. Marc completely brought the character to life. He WAS the character.

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

It made me both laugh and cry (but I cry at anything, even Coke commercials).

Any additional comments?

By the end of the book, I was making a mental list of all the people I want to give it to. I can't recommend it more highly.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful