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Ginny Hope

NELSON, New Zealand
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  • What Alice Forgot

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 319

When Alice Love surfaces from a beautiful dream to find she's been injured in a gym, she knows that something is very wrong – she hates exercise. Alice's first concern is her baby – she's pregnant with her first child, and she's desperate to see her husband, Nick, who she knows will be worried about her.But Alice isn't pregnant. And Nick isn't worried.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful reshreshing honest and beautiful book.

  • By suzanne on 05-30-13

Fantastic, lovely , interesting

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

Reviewed: 03-28-16

Wonderful story , I found it hard not to listen all the time. Great narrator.

  • The Lake House

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,348
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,182

Living on her family’s gorgeous lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, clever, inquisitive, innocent, and precociously talented fourteen-year-old who loves to write stories. But the mysteries she pens are no match for the one her family is about to endure ...One midsummer’s eve, after a beautiful party drawing hundreds of guests to the estate has ended, the Edevanes discover that their youngest son, Theo, has vanished without a trace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRAVO!!!!!!!

  • By Maria on 10-30-15

absolutely fantastic

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

Reviewed: 02-10-16

I loved this book more than the previous Kate Morton book. Fantastic narration, excellent plot and storyline , wonderful characters.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Fatal Grace

  • Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 2
  • By: Louise Penny
  • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,397

Welcome to winter in Three Pines, a picturesque village in Quebec, where the villagers are preparing for a traditional country Christmas, and someone is preparing for murder. No one liked CC de Poitiers. Not her quiet husband, not her spineless lover, not her pathetic daughter - and certainly none of the residents of Three Pines. CC de Poitiers managed to alienate everyone, right up until the moment of her death. When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, of the Sûreté du Quebec, is called to investigate, he quickly realizes he's dealing with someone quite extraordinary.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Time to get lost and find yourself in Three Pines.

  • By Charles Atkinson on 12-09-14

wonderful captivating and mysterious

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

Reviewed: 09-06-15

Another stunning book from Louise Penny.
So far my favorite narrater and characters I adore. Great plot which retained my interest through out the story.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Earth Abides

  • By: George R Stewart
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Connie Willis
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

A mysterious plague has destroyed the vast majority of the human race. Isherwood Williams returns from a wilderness field trip to discover that civilization has vanished during his absence. Eventually, in San Francisco, he encounters a female survivor who becomes his wife. Around them and their children a small community develops, but rebuilding civilization is beyond their resources, and gradually they return to a simpler way of life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slow and very drawn out in the end

  • By sjouke on 09-20-15

Amazing and wonderful book

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

Reviewed: 08-25-15

I absolutely loved this book. Even though it was quite long every moment was worth listening to.
Stunning narration.

  • Hushabye: A Kate Redman Mystery, Book 1

  • By: Celina Grace
  • Narrated by: Samara Naeymi
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

Detective Sergeant Kate Redman investigates the kidnapping of Charlie Fullman, the newborn son of a wealthy entrepreneur. It seems a straightforward case, but as Kate and fellow officer Mark Olbeck delve deeper, they uncover murky secrets and multiple motives for the crime. The case brings up painful memories of Kate's own past secrets. As she confronts the truth about herself, her increasing emotional instability threatens both her career and the possibility that they will ever find Charlie Fullman alive.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • sent this book back.

  • By Ginny Hope on 08-25-15

sent this book back.

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

Reviewed: 08-25-15

I made the decision to return the book as the narrater came across as boring. There were too many discrepancies in the accents of various characters and all blended into one.
Also the story itself wasn't gripping enough to enable me to continue despite the narration.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Babes in the Wood

  • A Chief Inspector Wexford Mystery, Book 19
  • By: Ruth Rendell
  • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

With floods threatening both the town of Kingsmarkham and his own home and no end to the rain in sight, Chief Inspector Wexford already has his hands full when he learns that two local teenagers have gone missing along with their sitter, Joanna Troy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • as good as anything Rendell has written

  • By connie on 03-13-11

No match for the Inspector

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

Reviewed: 09-19-11

Well the Inspector had it worked out long before me if thats possible on audio cd!
Another fabulous mystery with characters you can see in your head as you listen.
I felt I could disappear into the book and need not try to imagine the scene or the people, I was just there.
Excellent narration, difficult I imagine with so many female parts. Great book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Night Train to Lisbon

  • By: Pascal Mercier
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Raimund Gregorious - Mundus, as his students affectionately call him - is a predictable character. A bookish Latin professor, well-respected but perhaps a little boring. One stormy morning, he encounters a beautiful, distraught Portuguese woman in a red leather coat... Later that day Raimund will realise: that moment changed everything. All of a sudden, nothing in his life feels right. His restlessness is further fuelled when he finds a book by a little-known Portuguese writer, Amadeo de Prado.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Maryke on 04-16-17

No time for the night train

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

Reviewed: 09-19-11

Sorry had to give up, after a grinding eight chapters I finally gave in. The idea of the story was great but it just never got anywhere and was so slow it became boring. Although the narration was excellent the listener would have to have the patience of a saint to get through the detail, by then you have forgotten what was happening. A real shame, so many chapters gone to waste.