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Lizzy C

Poughkeepsie,NY
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  • A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Tim Curry
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,740
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,717

A Signature Performance: Tim Curry rescues Charles Dickens from the jaws of Disney with his one-of-a-kind performance of the treasured classic. Our listeners loved this version so much that it inspired our whole line of Signature Classics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful!!!

  • By Alia on 12-11-09

OH, THAT VOICE !!!

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

Reviewed: 11-07-17

Tim Curry is blessed with one of those voices that you can't recognize unless you've read the credits first . When I watched the movie Legend with Tim Curry, Tom Cruz and Mia Sara I had no idea what to expect , I certainly DIDN'T expect the devil to be Tim Curry , stunned is to light a word to use . He was Magnificent ! !! I wonder how he would play out Scrooge in a movie . ago for it Tim we would all love to see you in that roll!!! GREAT STORY TELLING BY A GREAT STORY TELLER . Highly recommended to all us old kiddies

  • For Pemberley

  • A Pride & Prejudice Novella
  • By: Christie Capps
  • Narrated by: Stevie Zimmerman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

An attempted assault leaves Miss Elizabeth Bennet seeking tender comfort from the man she had, at one time, abhorred. Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy's gentle compassion fosters a budding affection as the couple grows to acknowledge each other's weaknesses and failings while recognizing their own. From Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, we know Mr. Darcy as a man willing to make phenomenal changes for the woman he loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful Dialogue

  • By HeatherY on 07-25-17

very powerful

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

Reviewed: 07-04-17

any story written on such a subject is vee powerful . this was well written without the gore . thank you

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Murder Is Announced

  • A Miss Marple Mystery
  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356

The villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Jane Marple, are agog with curiosity over an advertisement in the local gazette that read: "A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6:30 p.m." Unable to resist the mysterious invitation, a crowd begins to gather at Little Paddocks at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Agatha Christie... horrific narration

  • By Alex on 10-17-16

Murder among friends

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

Reviewed: 05-28-17

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

Yes, I would. The narrator, who happens to be one of my favorite English actresses makes the book come alive!

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Murder Is Announced?

That would be the actual shooting. Everyone was expecting something else, but instead got a real murder

Which character – as performed by Emilia Fox – was your favorite?

She did Charlotte very well. Having watched the movie and now listening to the book she got it right on. Emilia Fox can do all the voices both male and female without sounding silly.

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

I did listen to this book in one sitting. So, while I sew or knit I add a little excitement to it.

Any additional comments?

The only comment I would make is this: Emilia Fox is great so if you come across a book without Ms. Fox as the narrator you won't like it.

  • Unwilling

  • A Pride and Prejudice Vagary
  • By: Elizabeth Adams
  • Narrated by: Mark Topping
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Mr. Bennet discovers his days are numbered, so he immediately begins to set his affairs - and his five unmarried daughters - in order. Knowing they will fare best should at least one of them find a suitable husband, he cannot refuse any respectable suitors. The high-spirited Elizabeth suspects something isn't right in the halls of Longbourn, but nothing prepares her for a certain haughty gentleman from Derbyshire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Review on Unwilling by Elizabeth Adams

  • By Yhen on 12-13-16

Another great story by Miss Adams

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

Reviewed: 05-17-17

I really liked this story . Watching (or listening in this case) to Darcy & Elizabeth grow into a cherished love was very warm hearted . I loved the new Mr, Bennet & his silly wife . What a little vagary can do to a character is amazing

Although the narrator was very good & has a lovely speaking voice It was a little hard listening to Lizzy & Jane with a male voice trying to be feminine LOL 😆

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Murder on the Serpentine

  • By: Anne Perry
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

When Thomas Pitt is summoned to Queen Victoria's private chambers, he hardly knows what to expect. When she tells him that the body of one of her closest confidants - Sir John Halberd - has been found in the Serpentine, he knows he is facing his most daunting and dangerous investigation yet. Sir John was a man who kept many secrets, moving within a circle of the most powerful and prominent members of London society. And the more Pitt learns about Sir John's past, the more he puts himself and his loved ones at risk.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • murder on the serpentine

  • By karin lund on 04-26-17

where does Anne Perry go from here?

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

Reviewed: 05-17-17

I have read All of Miss Perry's books (listened to them too) , but this one tops them all!! I adore Thomas & Charlotte Pitt, following them from beginning to end was GREAT!
The best of all was having Thomas knighted .
Sir Thomas & Lady Pittman now my question is
where do we go from here Miss Perry!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sense & Sensibility

  • By: Jane Austen
  • Narrated by: Susannah Harker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329

When two sisters, Elinor and Marianne, and their mother are left to the financial mercies of John Dashwood and his wife, they find themselves in drastically reduced circumstances.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen

  • By Shopper1844 on 07-26-07

love it as much as book

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

Reviewed: 04-24-17

it's so well done that I feel so much part of the story simply wonderful

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Honorable Mr. Darcy

  • A Meryton Mystery, Book 1
  • By: Jennifer Joy
  • Narrated by: Nancy Peterson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Fitzwilliam Darcy has avoided the entrapments of dozens of desperate maidens seeking a wealthy husband...until the Netherfield Ball. He could lose himself in her fine eyes, but there's just one problem: She doesn't want him. Elizabeth Bennet seeks a brief respite from the crowded ballroom only to find herself wrapped in the arms of the one man she despises - Mr. Darcy. When Darcy's enemy is shot to death, he must choose between Elizabeth's freedom and his own honor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story great narration

  • By ShoSho ST on 01-05-17

Not the Lizzy we know and love

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

Reviewed: 12-15-16

I love a good murder mystery a la Ann Perry and this was good The problem is I don't think Lizzy would let this go get so far espionage a man's life is at stake. Lizzy would face it up front. I owing Dae you he would have given her a choice to marry otherwise it's worth the read

  • And Only to Deceive

  • Lady Emily, Book 1
  • By: Tasha Alexander
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 356
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 325

For Emily, accepting the proposal of Philip, the viscount Ashton, was an easy way to escape her overbearing mother, who was set on a grand society match. So when Emily's dashing husband died on safari soon after their wedding, she felt little grief. After all, she barely knew him. Now, nearly two years later, she discovers that Philip was a far different man from the one she had married so cavalierly.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tiresome

  • By nkevinsc on 03-05-15

Deceived

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

Reviewed: 10-22-16

Would you listen to And Only to Deceive again? Why?

I've read the book, loved it, but I would not listen to the audio again. The narration was just not up to par. All the male voices sounded the same so you don't know who is speaking until the dialogue gets going. I know it's hard to be a narrator but this was definitely not a good listen. I also do not think that Lady Emily's voice would be so soft and demure, she is a strong willed woman with a strong character and it only follows that her voice would be a little stronger. Not so wimpy.

What did you like best about this story?

Cecile Du Lac, I just loved her and her outlook. Not so quick to jump to conclusions. I also loved the history - Tasha Alexander does her research very well and gives us a glimpse into a life we otherwise would never know.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

No. When I read the book it was fast paced and exciting, the narration slowed it down a lot.

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

Deception at it's best

Any additional comments?

I just want to add that I listen to a lot of books, some are narrated very well others not so much. It is hard to develop voices for men (if you are a woman) or voices for women (if you are a man). However, it would be much better if the narrator read and re-read the book to get a better feel for the character's and how they would sound, what type of personality. Like Lady Emily, as I said above, she is a very strong willed woman and her voice would reflect that, it did not here.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • By Consequence of Marriage: A Pride & Prejudice Novel Variation

  • The Moralities of Marriage Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Ann West
  • Narrated by: Nina Price
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

When his horse throws a shoe, Fitzwilliam Darcy misses rescuing his sister, Georgiana Darcy, from the clutches of George Wickham by only one day. Now on the hunt to find them both, the gossip beginning to swirl in London forces him to abdicate the search to his cousin, Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam, while he plays the wayward gentleman in Hertfordshire with his friend Charles Bingley. After a collision with his future, Darcy struggles to satisfy his attraction to a pair of fine eyes and keep his family's scandal hidden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Characters Come Alive

  • By Lizzy C on 06-08-16

Characters Come Alive

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

Reviewed: 06-08-16

I read the book first, actually the entire series . In your minds eye you try and picture a face and a voice. Some see Colin Firth others see Matthew McFadden. I see what the writer describes . The one thing the writer can not do is give us the sound of the voices. That is the main reason I turned to audible.

It must be truly hard to create a voice for so many different characters and not confuse them. That takes a lot of talent and Nina Price has that talent. I truly commend her for the job, that most of us can't do, she does . To take the dialog between Darcy and Elizabeth and switch voice or inflection is a great talent . Thank you Nina Price for bringing the characters I love to life.

I can not wait for book two.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • An Inconvenient Courtship

  • By: Dana R. Lynn
  • Narrated by: Amy Soakes
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Mr. Darcy is determined to find a wife he can love and respect. He is fascinated by the lively Miss Elizabeth Bennet, but is determined to forget her due to her low connections. Until an act of jealously puts her life at risk. Faced with the bleak reality of living without her forever, Mr. Darcy must examine what he really wants. With the assistance of Colonel Fitzwilliam, his sister, and Elizabeth's father, Mr. Darcy works to save Elizabeth's life. If he is lucky, he will then be able to win her heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful "What If" Novella

  • By HeatherY on 05-22-17

A great courtship

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

Reviewed: 06-06-16

I really loved this story I most especially loved the life and love of Mary Bennet Finally ! !

1 of 1 people found this review helpful