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Dawn Richardson

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  • Girl's Guide to Witchcraft

  • By: Mindy Klasky
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 147

Jane Madison has a problem. Or two. Or three. She’s unhappily working as a librarian. She has a crush on her oblivious Imaginary Boyfriend. And she just learned she won’t receive a well-deserved raise; instead, she can live for free in a cottage on the library grounds. When Jane settles into her new home, she discovers a hidden chamber lined with ancient books about witchcraft. Her first spell awakens a feline familiar. Her second makes her irresistible to men. Those magical workings attract a sexy magical warder, and Jane’s life is quickly turned upside down.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Narration is Terrible

  • By Iolanthe on 09-02-15

Horrible Narrator!!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-14

What did you love best about Girl's Guide to Witchcraft?

I think the story would have been cute, but the narrator ruined it!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Girl's Guide to Witchcraft?

Trying to fight past the horrible grasp of the English language of the narrator.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

She paused where she shouldn't have and didn't where she should have. She used improper emphasis on words causing them to make no sense. There might as well have not been any punctuation, because she paid it no attention!

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

I love to listen all day as I work and run errands. I have probably taken 5 times longer to finish this book, than it would normally take. I am the kind of reader who really hates to put down a book or quit listening, the only reason I haven't just walked away from it is because the story is good, but Emma makes it so very hard to listen to for any length of time. Keep having to take a break. My 11 year old grand daughter would do better!

Any additional comments?

Redo the series so that Mindy might actually have a chance of getting people to continue the series. I will not get the other books because of Emma's mutilation of English and Grammar.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Snow White and the Huntsman

  • By: Lily Blake (adaptation), Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock, and others
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

A breathtaking new vision of a legendary tale. Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen, who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with the huntsman who was dispatched to kill her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mirror Mirror

  • By Andrew on 09-29-12

Great new look to an old classic

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

Reviewed: 07-16-12

What did you love best about Snow White and the Huntsman?

The darkness of the way it was written, more like real life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Huntsman, because he didn't give himself the opportunity to know he was the man he really was.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Snow White is finally kissed by true love.

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

There were a couple spots that made me laugh and a couple that caused me to cry.

Any additional comments?

Definately a recommended read/listen!!!

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  • Promise Not to Tell

  • By: Jennifer McMahon
  • Narrated by: Celeste Ciulla
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58

Kate Cypher is revisiting her childhood home to care for her Alzheimer's-afflicted mother. She's avoided the place for years, fearful of childhood memories of her friend Del - dubbed Potato Girl by cruel classmates - whose murder 30 years prior was never solved. On the night Kate arrives, an eerily similar murder occurs, forcing Kate to confront her haunting memories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another mystical thriller about little girls

  • By Darja on 08-27-12

A decent book

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

Reviewed: 03-21-12

What did you love best about Promise Not to Tell?

The story was pretty good, but you have to pay pretty good attention to keep up with when you are.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

It would be better if it didn't drag quite so much.

What three words best describe Celeste Ciulla???s performance?

Not much variation

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Don't know

  • Explosive Eighteen

  • A Stephanie Plum Novel
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,074
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,670

Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127, Hawaii to Newark, she’s knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, and she’s flying back to New Jersey solo. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he’s dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. His killer could be anyone. And a ragtag collection of thugs and psychos, not to mention the FBI, are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • to quote Lula 'I really expected a better story'

  • By HappyMom on 11-23-11

I Love This Series!!

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

Reviewed: 12-19-11

What did you love best about Explosive Eighteen?

I love all the trials and tribulations that Stephanie and Lula go through!

What other book might you compare Explosive Eighteen to and why?

The other books in this series.

What about Lorelei King???s performance did you like?

Of all the narrators that I have heard read this series, from 1 to 18, Lorelei is the most awesome of them all. I have also heard her read other books, she just has a great voice!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I love all of it, especially when they thought Joyce had been compacted!

Any additional comments?

Keep em coming!!

  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls

  • By: Jane Austen, Steve Hockensmith
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 902

In this terrifying and hilarious prequel, we witness the genesis of the zombie plague in early 19th-century England. We watch Elizabeth Bennet evolve from a nave young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead. We laugh as she begins her first clumsy training with nunchucks and katana swords and cry when her first blush with romance goes tragically awry.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Narrator for a Fun Story!

  • By Dawn on 03-30-10

Different but fun

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

Reviewed: 12-05-11

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

I would, it was a funny spin on an old classic.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls?

I just loved how it was an everyday thing to deal with the dead.

Which character ??? as performed by Katherine Kellgren ??? was your favorite?

There were several compelling character's. It would be hard to pick just one.

If you could take any character from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would like to make it a group dinner because all the characters were cool.

Any additional comments?

It was very interesting to see Zombies during the Civil War Era!