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  • Emily Goes to Exeter

  • The Traveling Matchmaker, Book 1
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Helen Lisanti
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 210

A dead employer’s legacy of five thousand pounds allows spinster Hannah Pym to resign from housekeeping and find adventure traveling the English countryside by stagecoach. But adventure soon finds Miss Pym in the form of Miss Emily Freemantle, a spoilt violet-eyed beauty fleeing an arranged marriage to a rake she has never met. When the girl’s darkly handsome betrothed boards their stage, Miss Pym is certain Emily was rash to bolt from this aristocratic catch!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • MC Beaton Gives Us a History Lesson...

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-28-13

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 03-11-13

What does Helen Lisanti bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

You can feel the people coming out of the book. She expresses them very well

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  • Fifty Shades of Grey

  • Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
  • By: E. L. James
  • Narrated by: Becca Battoe
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31,644
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26,825
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,455

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Holy Crap minus the Holy

  • By Penny on 05-21-12

Very slow

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

Reviewed: 01-30-13

What did you like best about Fifty Shades of Grey? What did you like least?

I did like some of the story.
It has taken me some time to get thru this book. I found it to be very slow listening, except for some parts. I do not like the person narrating. I find her boring and when she changes her voice to the male form it's not very good. She makes the story go slow. I am told that the 2nd book is better. I hope that it is better on audible.
Respectfully,
Antonia

Would you recommend Fifty Shades of Grey to your friends? Why or why not?

I was recomended to this book by many friends. I just don't know if it's that good on Audible.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Becca Battoe?

A young voice yes. A person with more harmoney to her voice. Someone who can change her voice to the male form that it's convinsing. The best bet would be to have a male reader for the male part.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

It will be a move and I hope to see it.

Any additional comments?

.. Preview your own books. Have other people preview them and give you their opinions before you sell it to the public. The books is not terrible just that the narrator make it un- interesting. The parts that are good in this book you have your imagination help there

  • The Racketeer

  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: J.D. Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,143
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,130

Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five.... Nothing is as it seems and everything’s fair game in this wickedly clever new novel from John Grisham, the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By Michael V. on 11-09-12

Not a very good book to listen to very borring.

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

Reviewed: 12-30-12

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I did not like this audible. I bought this months ago and still have not finished it. It does not draw me back to pick it up. It was a waste of money.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Hopefully something exciting.

What didn’t you like about J.D. Jackson’s performance?

Did not like it

What character would you cut from The Racketeer?

Get rid of the book

Any additional comments?

The authors first books were very good. Know he is getting weak.