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V. Rodriguez

Burbank, CA USA
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  • The Spice Girls Story

  • A Rockview Audiobiography
  • By: Eva Embaur
  • Narrated by: Eva Embaur
  • Length: 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

The Spice Girls Story is a unique personal audiobiogrpahy from this fantastically successful girl band. Spice Girls Melanie B, Geri, Emma, Victoria and Melanie C identified and caught a mood and wave of interest from young people who wanted to make a statement. The girls give a full account of their musical tastes and discuss their personal life, what motivates them and how they climbed the ladder of success.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • You get what you pay for...

  • By V. Rodriguez on 06-03-11

You get what you pay for...

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

Reviewed: 06-03-11

For the price, you get less than 20 minutes of what seems to be clips and pieces of interviews from the Spice Girls. It was somewhat enjoyable but there were several times when I thought I heard the same quotes being replayed. Oh well, I'm a huge Spice Girls fan, so I'm glad I gave it a listen. It's nothing spectacular, but hey, it's only 18 minutes of your life. Basically, listen to it if you're curious. If not, you haven't missed anything.

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  • Password to Larkspur Lane

  • Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Book 10
  • By: Carolyn Keene
  • Narrated by: Danica Reese
  • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

Blue bells will be singing horses! This strange message, attached to the leg of a wounded homing pigeon, involves Nancy Drew in a dangerous mission. Somewhere an elderly woman is being held prisoner in a mansion. Nancy is determined to find and free Mrs Eldridge. While working on the case, the young detective's close friend, Helen Archer, begs her to solve a weird mystery.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Laura Linney

  • By Sheryl on 04-12-12

Disappointed.

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

Reviewed: 05-14-11

This is a very good Nancy Drew mystery story, but I have to say, the narrator, Danica Reese, just ruined it for me. She tried to give each character a different voice and it just made it hard to listen to because after a while, she would sometimes get confused with character voices or else I'd forget whose voice was whose. It was just distracting. And her tone of voice is not that convincing or engaging. It's a bit monotonous. Also, there is no background music to help engage the excitement of certain highlights in the story. It was very disappointing. I found myself wanting the story to be over. I'd much rather read the book than listen to this narrator.

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  • The Clue in the Diary

  • Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 7
  • By: Carolyn Keene
  • Narrated by: Laura Linney
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

Nancy and her friends witness an explosion and the burning of a beautiful country mansion. Fearing its occupants may be trapped in the blazing building, they rush to the rescue, and unexpectedly find themselves confronted with a mystery that seems insoluble.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Laura Linney Deserves an Award

  • By Carole T. on 06-23-12

Pretty good.

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

Reviewed: 05-14-11

I have no complaints about the narrator, Laura Linney. She is a great reader and engages the audience very well. And the background music adds to the mystery and excitement. I only gave this 4 stars though because the storyline wasn't my favorite. It was catchy in the beginning, but as the case progressed, it became a little dull. Still, a good, entertaining way to spend 2+ hours of your time. I recommend it.

  • The Mystery at Lilac Inn

  • Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 4
  • By: Carolyn Keene
  • Narrated by: Laura Linney
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

Nancy finds herself in danger when she tries to solve the mystery of the old inn, believed to be jinxed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but not great.

  • By V. Rodriguez on 05-03-11

Good, but not great.

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

Reviewed: 05-03-11

This is one of those Nancy Drew books that I only read once so when I saw the audio version, I decided to give it a listen because I couldn't really remember the storyline or any other details. The narrator, Laura Linney, is just great (I wish she would narrate all of the ND books) so no complaints there. Unfortunately, though, the storyline of this book just didn't capture my attention very much. Perhaps it was because Bess & George were nowhere to be seen? Yes, I think that's probably what it was. I also had a bit of a harder time visualizing what was being read to me which is normally not the case with other Nancy Drew books. But go on, give it a listen...you might like it more than I did!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret of Red Gate Farm

  • Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 6
  • By: Carolyn Keene
  • Narrated by: Laura Linney
  • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

Solving crime never takes a vacation! While off on a summer visit to Red Gate Farm, Nancy becomes suspicious of a secret society gathering near the ranch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Narration

  • By Corrienary on 07-09-15

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 05-03-11

First of all, this is one of my most favorite Nancy Drew books so I was very excited to see it in audio form. I was not disappointed! The narrator, Laura Linney, is just perfect. Her tone of voice, the speed of her reading, the background music...it all made for a very entertaining and thrilling listen. I was able to vividly picture in my own mind everything that was being read to me. A definite must have!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Day I Shot Cupid

  • Hello, My Name Is Jennifer Love Hewitt and I'm a Love-aholic
  • By: Jennifer Love Hewitt
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Love Hewitt
  • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33

For any woman who has ever bought a self-help book and wondered why she bothered. (P.S. Now that I know he's just not that into me, where do I go from there? Yeah, thanks for that advice.) Jennifer Love Hewitt is a self-proclaimed "love-aholic" and hopeless romantic (her middle name is Love, after all!). She has been lucky and unlucky in love, and lived to tell about it---and she's done it all in the spotlight. Much has been written about her love life---some true, most made up to sell magazines.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • cute, cute, cute

  • By Marylou on 06-08-10

I really wanted to like it...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-11

I'm a huge fan of JLH but unfortunately the book didn't live up to my expectations. It was a bit superficial for me (for lack of a better term). I wasn't expecting a novel or anything, but some parts of the book just had me going like, "Uh, okay, yeah". What I did love, though, is JLH's sense of humor and the fact that she was the narrator. Her voice is just wonderful to listen to. Buy this if you're a JLH fan. If not, then, don't.