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  • The Best of Adam Sharp

  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: David Barker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33

Two decades ago Adam Sharp's piano playing led him into a passionate relationship with Angelina Brown, an intelligent and strong-willed actress. They had a chance at something more - but Adam didn't take it. Now, on the cusp of turning 50, Adam likes his life. He's happy with his partner, Claire; he excels in music trivia at quiz night at the local pub; he looks after his mother; and he does the occasional consulting job in IT. But he can never quite shake off his nostalgia for what might have been.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Don't buy this because you like The Rosie Project

  • By joshua cowen on 08-29-17

Well done

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

i had trouble with this story the first time I listened to it and switched to another book. Fortunately I returned to it snd enjoyed it very much. I definitely would recommend it as a quirky, well thought out tale of live and nostalgia.

  • Murder in the Mystery Suite

  • Book Retreat Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Ellery Adams
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 810
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 739
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 734

Tucked away in the rolling hills of rural western Virginia lies the storybook resort of Storyton Hall, catering to book lovers who want to get away from it all. To increase her number of bookings, resort manager Jane Steward has decided to host a Murder and Mayhem week so that fans of the mystery genre can gather together for some role-playing and fantasy crime solving.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nancy Drew meets "The Librarian"

  • By Ray on 01-07-15

Saccharin sweet and pretentious story.

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

Eyerolling old fashioned language and hard to feel interest in unrealistic characters. I will avoid this author and narrator.

  • Off Kilter

  • Scottish Highlands Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Hannah Reed
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 180

After the recent death of her mother and the dissolution of her marriage, 30-something Eden Elliott is seriously in need of a fresh start. At the urging of her best friend, best-selling author Ami Pederson, Eden decides to embark on an open-ended trip to the picturesque village of Glenkillen in the Scottish Highlands, to do some hands-on research for a book of her own. But almost as soon as Eden arrives in the quaint town, she gets caught up in a very real drama....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Start

  • By Beatrice on 04-05-18

Enjoyable story about an American in Scotland,

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

Reviewed: 06-01-18

I liked the story and characters, but the narrator overacted at times.

I'd listen to more audiobooks by this suthor.

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  • The Rosie Effect

  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,247
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,243

Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they’re about to face a new challenge because - surprise! - Rosie is pregnant. Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he’s left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the first one....

  • By Julie on 09-23-15

A great sequel

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

Reviewed: 11-17-17

I loved this story and hated for it to end. It was wacky and endearing.

  • The Rosie Project

  • A Novel
  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,721

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical - most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent - and on a quest of her own....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not a typical romance - so much more

  • By Gretchen on 10-03-13

Beautifully written and perfomed.

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

Reviewed: 10-20-17

This story made me laugh and cry. The characters are believable and endearing. I'd love to find more stories by this author.

  • The Child

  • By: Fiona Barton
  • Narrated by: Mandy Williams, Rosalyn Landor, Full Cast
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 754

As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it's a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building Site Baby? As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A newborn baby was stolen from the maternity ward in a local hospital and was never found.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pacing Problems

  • By Mel on 07-25-17

Beautifully understated story.

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

Reviewed: 07-30-17

Everything about this audio book is well done, story and narration kept me up listening.

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  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

  • A Novel
  • By: Rachel Joyce
  • Narrated by: Jim Broadbent
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,672

Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack is a letter addressed to Harold from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in 20 years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Walkabout

  • By FanB14 on 07-01-13

Beautifully written with understated tenderness.

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

Reviewed: 07-01-17

I lved this story and look forward to listen to other books by this author.

  • A Circle of Wives

  • By: Alice LaPlante
  • Narrated by: George Newbern, Betsy Zajko, Nan McNamara, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 386
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 343

When Dr. John Taylor is found dead in a hotel room in his hometown, the local police find enough incriminating evidence to suspect foul play. Detective Samantha Adams, whose Palo Alto beat usually covers small-town crimes, is innocently thrown into a high-profile murder case that is more intricately intertwined than she could ever imagine. A renowned plastic surgeon, a respected family man, and an active community spokesman, Dr. Taylor was loved and admired. But, hidden from the public eye, he led a secret life - in fact, multiple lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable until the end

  • By FatOldBroad on 01-07-15

Good story but the language is too flowery and dis

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

Reviewed: 06-25-17

I enjoyed the story but was annoyed by the flowery language. It seems like author was hoping for an A in a high school creative writing class.

  • Perfect on Paper

  • The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson
  • By: Maria Murnane
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 698
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 620
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 617

Waverly Bryson is a successful businesswoman in her late 20s who almost has it all: a dream job in sports PR, two best friends, and a bar where everybody knows her name. What she doesn’t have is a ring on her finger. And after being ditched at the altar, she’s in no hurry to get one. Besides, plenty of other issues keep her busy, including her wayward father, a new rival at work, and an ever-nagging fear that her life is not turning out as she thought it would...or should.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable

  • By susan on 03-26-13

Couldn't be worse on paper

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

Reviewed: 07-30-14

What would have made Perfect on Paper better?

I don't know.

What was most disappointing about Maria Murnane’s story?

The character is shallow and selfish.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Julia Whelan?

The narrator couldn't do much with this awful book.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Perfect on Paper?

All of it.

Any additional comments?

I have enjoyed all but 2 of my Audible books. This one was the worst of them.

  • Quiet

  • The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
  • By: Susan Cain
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,712
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,649

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clamorous Praise for "Quiet"

  • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12

Excellent book

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

Reviewed: 12-02-12

Would you listen to Quiet again? Why?

Yes, I would listen to this book again because it covers so much and it was easy to listen to all the subject matter beautifully explained with real life stories.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The author explains in adequate detail why our world needs introverts and how to create a working dialog between introverts and extroverts.

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

This is my first audiobook read by Ms. Mazur and I think she did a great job.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

The author's intent that the reader feels comfortable in being who she/he is in the temperament continuum.

Any additional comments?

I've recommended this book to many people I meet, including my son who is a wonderful introvert.

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