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  • Envy

  • By: Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by: Victor Slezak
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,716

New York book editor Maris Matherly-Reed knows a best seller when she sees one - even if it is just a tantalizing partial manuscript submitted by a writer identified only as P.M.E., with the return address of an obscure island off the Georgia coast. Maris is intrigued enough to search for him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Envy

  • By DMHVetSurveyor on 05-26-07

Good easy read

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

Reviewed: 08-31-18

I enjoyed the story although a bit predictable but was somewhat put off by the narrators inability to correctly pronounce the simplest of words like quay (key) which he pronounces “kway”!

  • Leaving Time

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,358

Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pickiest Reader Would Be Willing to Give 6 Stars

  • By Jan on 10-18-14

Never saw it coming!

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

Jody Picoult never disappoints. Well written gripping mystery which kept me guessing til the end and for the first time in a long time I didn’t see the end coming.
Highly recommended

  • Evil Games

  • Detective Kim Stone Crime Thriller, Book 2
  • By: Angela Marsons
  • Narrated by: Jan Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,343
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,342

When a rapist is found mutilated in a brutal attack, Detective Kim Stone and her team are called in to bring a swift resolution. But, as more vengeful killings come to light, it soon becomes clear that there is someone far more sinister at work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept you interested

  • By Betty on 06-13-15

Great Story, but the narrator reads too fast

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

Reviewed: 08-31-16

What did you love best about Evil Games?

Good plot and main character, as interesting and gripping as the first one

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

Although I was able to work it out before the end, i enjoyed the twists and turns that the author took to get to conclusion

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The speed of narration is too fast for me (I had listen to an earlier book and thought the same, but forgot when downloading this)

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

No, you have to take a break for your brain to catch up with the speed of narration

Any additional comments?

Unfortunately although I like the series the narration has put me off buying another one

  • The Vegetarian

  • A Novel
  • By: Han Kang
  • Narrated by: Janet Song, Stephen Park
  • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 822
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 742
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 740

The Man Booker International Prize, 2016. Before the nightmares began, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary, controlled life. But the dreams - invasive images of blood and brutality - torture her, driving Yeong-hye to purge her mind and renounce eating meat altogether. It's a small act of independence, but it interrupts her marriage and sets into motion an increasingly grotesque chain of events at home.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pronunciation!

  • By J L Pasricha on 03-20-16

Very Dark

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

Reviewed: 05-24-16

I'm not sure what I was expecting but found this very dark and depressing. I'm not altogether sure I understand the point the author was trying to make

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Mightier than the Sword

  • By: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,041
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,017

Harry Clifton is more successful than ever as a novelist, and has just been elected president of PEN Britain. He learns of a writer in Russia whose memoir of life inside Stalin's palace has landed the writer in prison for life, his book taken off shelves and destroyed. Harry becomes obsessed with freeing the writer and telling his story. His wife Emma, meanwhile is the chair of Barringtons Shipping, having escaped a plot to destroy their company by bombing one of their luxury liners, and now the company is thriving.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Better Then the Last Two

  • By Joel on 04-26-15

Cliff hangers throughout

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

Reviewed: 05-09-15

Another great book in the series. Well written & research with a fabulous narrator.
When is book 6 coming out Sir Jeffrey?

  • The Sculptress

  • By: Minette Walters
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

Everyone knows Olive Martin, the huge and menacing woman who was found five years ago with the carved-up bodies of her mother and younger sister. Everyone knows how she pleaded guilty to murder at her trial. And everyone knows not to anger the Sculptress even now that she is safely locked in prison for a minimum of 25 years.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, poor narration

  • By Kathy on 05-09-13

The narrator spoiled it!

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

Reviewed: 04-08-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I am aware of the story line having seen it on UK TV decades ago and was interested to hear the book for this reason, as I know there is a twist but can't remember the end. However the american accent trying to do British accents was a mixture of poor Audrey Hepburn accents!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sculptress?

The prison guard who sounds like Eliza Doolittle (before) and the British main character who sounds like Audrey in a Roman Holiday with an american accented inner dialogue (which is actually a blessing)! Olive comes from DaRlington not Dallington and surely even Americans frown, not frowen - and I'm not through the first hour yet!

How could the performance have been better?

Select any British accented narrator - Pauline Quirk who played Olive in the UK Drama would have been excellent....at all the accents.

Could you see The Sculptress being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

It was and it starred Pauline Quirk who was brilliant in it.

Any additional comments?

Really you couldn't find any British accented person to narrate this book?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sarah Woods Mystery Series: Books 1-3

  • By: Jennifer L. Jennings
  • Narrated by: Erin Coleman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 16

If you enjoy suspense, romance, humor, exotic locations, and intriguing mystery, then follow amateur sleuth Sarah Woods on an exciting ride with three different adventures in this audio collection. This series is intended for mature audiences and may contain objectionable behavior.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Oh.......

  • By Me & My Girls on 07-18-13

Simple Stories poorly read and recorded

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

Reviewed: 07-23-14

What would have made Sarah Woods Mystery Series: Books 1-3 better?

A different Narrator and a better recording. If the narrator had spoken more slowly and in a more interesting manner and if the recording didnt sound as though it was read straight into an iphone, the simple stories are OK

Would you be willing to try another book from Jennifer L. Jennings? Why or why not?

Possibly - easy listening to pass a car journey if I have absolutely nothing else to listen to

Would you be willing to try another one of Erin Coleman’s performances?

Never

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Sarah Woods Mystery Series: Books 1-3?

The scenes were fine, just the narration that made it hard to listen to for long periods

Any additional comments?

I should have read the reviews before purchasing the recording - my own fault!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Inferno: A Novel

  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22,697
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,419
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20,493

Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in a hospital in the middle of the night. Disoriented and suffering from a head wound, he recalls nothing of the last 36 hours, including how he got there...or the origin of the macabre object that his doctors discover hidden in his belongings. Langdon's world soon erupts into chaos, and he finds himself on the run in Florence with a stoic young woman, Sienna Brooks, whose clever maneuvering saves his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping, compelling

  • By Happy Woman on 09-15-16

I want to go to Florence!

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

Reviewed: 07-17-13

What did you love best about Inferno?

A riveting story and a beautifully described tour of Florence and the history of Dante. I listen in the car and I found myself not wanting to come to the end of my daily commute, so that I could listen to more.
Thoroughly great read (listen!)

What other book might you compare Inferno to and why?

better than the Da Vinci code I thought in terms of historic fact and imagery

Which character – as performed by Paul Michael – was your favorite?

Robert Langdon

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

definitely

Any additional comments?

don't miss it

0 of 1 people found this review helpful