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  • The Story Sisters

  • A Novel
  • By: Alice Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Nancy Travis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 138

The Story Sisters charts the lives of three sisters, Elv, Claire, and Meg. Each has a fate she must meet alone: one on a country road, one in the streets of Paris, and one in the corridors of her own imagination. Inhabiting their world are a charismatic man who cannot tell the truth, a neighbor who is not who he appears to be, a clumsy boy in Paris who falls in love and stays there, a detective who finds his heart's desire, and a demon who will not let go.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The tragic story....

  • By Glori-Read on 08-06-09

Animal violence

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

Reviewed: 06-07-18

I am sensitive to animal violence, particularly cats and horses. Within the first 30 minutes there are very graphic and unnecessary scenes depicting violence to animals.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,891
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,828
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28,779

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Mohannad Ahmed on 03-10-18

Big disappointment

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

Reviewed: 07-24-16

The first 2/3 of the book is a decent sci-fi story even though somewhat predictable. There are a few good foreshadowings that were fun to catch. But the last 1/3 of the book felt like one of those "pass your paper to the person beside you and continue the story you're given" kind of things. To call this story disjointed is being kind. There was no reason to mash up Stargate, Sliders, Quantum Leap, Primeval, Alien and a myriad of already penned stories. Oh, and let's throw a dose of D&D in there for good measure.....
I finished the listen being glad it was over. Sadly, I couldn't connect with any of the characters. I just kept wondering: WTH??

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sorceress

  • Spirals of Destiny, Book 2
  • By: Jim Bernheimer
  • Narrated by: Veronica Giguere
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

A mysterious force has separated Kayleigh Reese and her battle unicorn Majherri, who now find themselves on opposite sides of a war, each fighting to survive without the other. For Majherri, the unicorn is now controlled by his deranged first rider, and must find a way to free her mind in the hopes of bringing the woman back to the light. Majherri is forced to pick and choose his battles, both physical and mental, if he is to succeed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Change in Narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-22-15

Bad narration

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

Reviewed: 05-03-15

The narrator comes close to making this book intolerable. Her voice lacks any range of emotion. Every sentence seems frenzied and without release. She speaks too fast and with a strange syncopation at times. Character voices sound whiny no matter what they are saying and she does not have a credible male character voice. Truly an unfortunate read of an otherwise enjoyable book.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Scourge of God

  • A Novel of the Change
  • By: S. M. Stirling
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 18 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 852
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589

Rudi MacKenzie continues his trek across the land that was once the United States of America. His destination: Nantucket, where he hopes to learn the truth behind the Change that rendered technology across the globe inoperable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Done!

  • By Chris on 10-03-08

Excellent Story w/ a few mispronunciations

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-08

This series is set in Oregon, and main characters are witches (among others). I am from Oregon (Eastern Oregon), and I'm a witch. So this book had opportunity to offend and/or alienate me in two separate arenas. It didn't. I've been hooked since the first few pages of the first book.

I am very impressed that S.M. Stirling's stories can transport me the 2600 miles that currently lies between me and my native soil. I've been mesmerized since Dies the Fire, and have faithfully waited as each new book was released.

The one thing that will bother listeners who know the state well is the continued & blatant mispronunciation by Todd McLaren of places such as Gervais (pro: "JER viss", not "ger VIGH us"), and Umatilla (pro: "you ma TILL uh" not "oo ma TEE uh". There are other smatterings of mispronunciation that make me giggle or wince, but those are the 2 biggies. :)

All in all it's a magickal, and fascinating book and I can't wait to see what's in store for Rudy and company next year.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful