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  • Odd and the Frost Giants

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536

In a village in ancient Norway lives a boy named Odd, and he's had some very bad luck: His father perished in a Viking expedition; a tree fell on and shattered his leg; the endless freezing winter is making villagers dangerously grumpy. Out in the forest Odd encounters a bear, a fox, and an eagle - three creatures with a strange story to tell. Now Odd is forced on a stranger journey than he had imagined, a journey to save Asgard, city of the gods, from the Frost Giants who have invaded it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My 4 and 6 year old loved! Mom too!!

  • By Oskar's Mom on 08-23-11

Gaiman

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

Reviewed: 12-03-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Well, I listened to it while traveling. I enjoy that, and Neil's books are clever and entertaining.

Would you be willing to try another book from Neil Gaiman? Why or why not?

I listened to this book because I enjoy Neil Gaiman's books and his quirky characters. I have listened to Neverwhere and The Graveyard Book as well. So far The Graveyard Book is my favorite.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The House at Tyneford

  • By: Natasha Solomons
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 798
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 722
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 726

It’s the spring of 1938 and no longer safe to be a Jew in Vienna. Nineteen-year-old Elise Landau is forced to leave her glittering life of parties and champagne to become a parlor maid in England. She arrives at Tyneford, the great house on the bay, where servants polish silver and serve drinks on the lawn. But war is coming, and the world is changing. When Kit, the son of Tyneford’s master, returns home, he and Elise strike up an unlikely friendship that will transform Tyneford - and Elise - forever. An irresistible World War II story of a forbidden romance in a great English country house.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Recommend This Book

  • By Martha on 09-15-13

Tyneford

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

Reviewed: 12-03-12

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

This book didn't have the grace of Downton Abby, but the story was solid. Certainly a coming of age story in time of WWII. I would recommend the book. It provides yet another story of how people existed during WWII and the heartache and anxiety that was felt by all.

What other book might you compare The House at Tyneford to and why?

I recently read War Brides and found that it gave me good background for what was happening outside of big houses like Tyneford. The Distant Hours, by Kate Morton, was a similar story of living in the big estate during war. I think I enjoyed Tyneford the least of these three, actually. Still, I did enjoy it and would recommend it.

Who was the most memorable character of The House at Tyneford and why?

Elise, the main character was the most memorable. It was her story, her life we followed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Blackout

  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren, Connie Willis
  • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,448
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,453

In her first novel since 2002, Nebula and Hugo award-winning author Connie Willis returns with a stunning, enormously entertaining novel of time travel, war, and the deeds - great and small - of ordinary people who shape history. In the hands of this acclaimed storyteller, the past and future collideand the result is at once intriguing, elusive, and frightening.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Double review - Blackout and All Clear

  • By Monica on 06-03-12

Blockout

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

Reviewed: 06-20-12

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

No. #1. It doesn't have a conclusion in this book. #2. It is very repetitive. It takes too long to explain simple things. Too wordy.

What could Connie Willis have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

See above

Which character – as performed by Katherine Kellgren and Connie Willis – was your favorite?

Bennie and Vinnie

Do you think Blackout needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Blackout needs a conclusion in this book.

Any additional comments?

The performance was outstanding! The accents and character changes were excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tipperary

  • A Novel
  • By: Frank Delaney
  • Narrated by: Frank Delaney
  • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

Born into a respected Irish-Anglo family in 1860, Charles loves his native land and its long-suffering but irrepressible people. As a healer, he travels the countryside dispensing traditional cures while soaking up stories and legends of bygone times - and witnessing the painful, often violent birth of land-reform measures destined to lead to Irish independence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By Kathy on 12-08-07

Tipperary

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

Reviewed: 02-28-12

Would you try another book from Frank Delaney and/or Frank Delaney?

I will definitely try another of his books.

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

His voice brought the story to life and I felt like I would like to go there to Tipperary!

Any additional comments?

I found the story to be interesting and enjoyable. I loved the characters and the history.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Dangerous Fortune

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,281

In 1866 tragedy strikes at the exclusive Windfield School when a mysterious accident takes the life of a student. Among the student's circle of friends are Hugh Pilaster; Hugh's older cousin Edward, dissolute heir to the Pilaster banking fortune; and Micky Miranda, the handsome son of a brutal South American oligarchy. The death and its aftermath begin the spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable Fun

  • By Rebecarol on 05-24-08

Dangerous Fortune

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-11

Great story! Too much sex for me and no way to skip it! But the story kept me glued!

  • My Name Is Mary Sutter

  • By: Robin Oliveira
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 298

In this stunning historical novel, Mary Sutter is a brilliant, headstrong midwife from Albany, New York, who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Determined to overcome the prejudices against women in medicine—and eager to run away from her recent heartbreak—Mary leaves home and travels to Washington, D.C. to help tend the legions of Civil War wounded.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent and riveting

  • By midge on 09-25-10

Mary Sutter

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-11

I love historical fiction and Civil War history. This book took me there and fed my thirst for information while giving me a sense of the struggles of individuals involved in a beautifully written story. Hats off to the narrator, Kimberly Farr, as well.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Distant Hours

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 22 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,861
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,180

Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arrives one Sunday afternoon with the return address of Milderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother’s emotional distance masks an old secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Right Mood At The Right Time

  • By Simone on 11-13-12

Totally intriguing

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-11

Well developed characters and lots of twists and turns. Beautifully written and beautifully read! I will definitely look for more from this author.