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Susan Carter

Escondido, CA United States
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  • A Discovery of Witches

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,532

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A most terrific & non-typical treatment of Witches

  • By Neal on 04-17-14

Excellent Narration

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-19-11

I noticed that several people had negative comments about the narrator, and I felt compelled to add my two cents. I thought the narrator was excellent. Each character in the novel had a different voice, and I instantly knew who was talking at all times. Matthew's voice, although performed by a woman, is attractive and well-modulated, and I was easily able to believe it was a man's voice. Great job!

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

  • By: Haruki Murakami
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 26 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,639
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 971
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 969

Toru Okada is going through a difficult time. He is without a job, his cat has disappeared, and his wife is behaving strangely. Into this unbalanced world comes a variety of curious characters, a young girl sunbathing in a nearby garden; sisters who are very peculiar indeed; an old war veteran with a violent, disturbing story. Okada retreats to a deep well in a nearby house. And the story unfolds.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bizarre

  • By Shelley on 08-14-07

Fantastic narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-23-10

Rupert Degas did an unbelievable job giving life to all the different characters, male and female, old and young. I would give him 5 stars definitely. The story itself, I'm not so sure. I frequently did not understand what was going on.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cruelest Miles

  • The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic
  • By: Gay Salisbury, Laney Salisbury
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119

The year is 1925. It is sixty degrees below zero. The wind sweeps tons of snow over the deep-frozen Alaskan landscape. The nearest railhead is seven hundred miles away. Airplanes cannot fly. The way to Nome is blocked by a treacherous frozen sound, an icebound port, and mountains to the west. But there is a diphtheria epidemic in Nome. The children need serum from the outside world if they are to survive. Their only hope is a few chosen Eskimo drivers and their teams of dogs.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Cruelest Miles Makes Exciting Reading

  • By Susan Carter on 01-07-04

The Cruelest Miles Makes Exciting Reading

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-04

Fans of adventure stories will love this book. Certainly the rescue of Nome, Alaska from a 1925 diptheria epidemic is an exciting story. Gay and Laney Salisbury's book also includes a lot of Alaskan history and information about Eskimo culture. Their careful research and attention to detail make their stories about the dog drivers and especially the sled dogs positively riveting.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful