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Molly Widstrom

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, US
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  • The Phantom Tree

  • By: Nicola Cornick
  • Narrated by: Laura Kirman, Stephanie Racine
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461

Browsing an antiques shop in Wiltshire, Alison Bannister stumbles across a delicate old portrait - identified as the doomed Tudor queen Anne Boleyn. Except Alison knows better. The subject is Mary Seymour, the daughter of Katherine Parr, who was taken to Wolf Hall in 1557 and presumed dead after going missing as a child. And Alison knows this because she, too, lived at Wolf Hall and knew Mary...more than 400 years ago. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent! Best book I have read in a LONG time!

  • By cheryl coen on 09-19-18

Slow and disappointing

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

This story had so much potential but unfortunately the execution leaves much to be desired. The narrator is lovely but the plot is slow and quiet; there are a million ways this story could have been done well and it just really misses the mark. It's too bad about the execution because the premise for the book is fantastic.

  • House of Shadows

  • By: Nicola Cornick
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds, Fiona Hardingham, Beverley A Crick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

The wooded hills of Oxfordshire conceal the remains of the aptly named Ashdown House - a wasted pile of cinders and regret. Once home to the daughter of a king, Ashdown and its secrets will unite three women across four centuries in a tangle of romance, deceit, and destiny....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-06-19

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 12-30-18

This book was pretty disappointing. The plot was very slow and frustrating at times, and not a lot actually happens. There are three eras but not much ties them all together. One of the narrators had the most irritating way of speaking I have ever heard in an audiobook.

  • Hidden

  • A Bone Secrets Novel
  • By: Kendra Elliot
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,581
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,236
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,229

Eleven years ago, the Co-Ed Slayer murdered nine female college students on the Oregon State University campus. Lacey Campbell barely survived his attack, but he killed her best friend, Suzanne, whose body was never found. Now a forensic odontologist analyzing teeth and bones for the state medical examiner, Lacey is devastated when she identifies Suzanne’s remains at a crime scene. She finds comfort in the arms of ex-cop Jack Harper, and sparks fly between them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 3.5 stars OK For Under $10

  • By Lia on 03-13-17

The First Two Thirds Were Good

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

Reviewed: 02-06-14

What did you like best about Hidden? What did you like least?

It had a good start, but toward the end the same scene was shown from the perspective of 5 or 6 characters, even very minor ones, and it felt extremely repetitive and even boring, although it was the big climax.

  • Sepulchre

  • By: Kate Mosse
  • Narrated by: Donada Peters
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 112

From the author of the New York Times best-selling novel Labyrinth comes another haunting tale of double crosses, murder, and the occult set in both 19th and 21st century France.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Too many subplots

  • By Molly Widstrom on 12-08-09

Too many subplots

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-09

So many different subplots - I don't think I quite figured it all out. The audiobook format probably contributed to that - you can't exactly reference back to previous pages. I also felt that for a 28-year old American main character, the narrator wasn't the best choice.

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