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Carol Stottlemeyer

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  • Harry Potter: A History of Magic

  • An Audio Documentary
  • By: Pottermore Publishing, Ben Davies
  • Narrated by: Natalie Dormer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,571
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,560

The history of magic is as long as time and as wide as the world. In every culture, in every age, in every place and, probably, in every heart, there is magic. Harry Potter: A History of Magic reveals some of the hidden stories behind real-world magic and explores some of J.K. Rowling's magical inventions alongside their folkloric, cultural and historical forebears.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable making-of documentary of sorts

  • By Tasha on 10-04-18

Disappointed in this book

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

This book is a thinly disguised hype for the Cursed Child.

They spend so much time patting themselves on the back for 'bringing Harry Potter to life' that it sounded like a Trump rally.

This is nothing more than a bunch of interviews.

I will be returning this piece of advertising disguised as an audiobook.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Casual Vacancy

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
  • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,867
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,233
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,273

When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was surprised by how much I liked it

  • By cristina on 01-14-14

The Casual Vacancy

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

Reviewed: 02-11-18

A graphic warning would have been appreciated in the blurb concerning the description of the stroke.

  • Winds of Change

  • Valdemar: The Mage Winds, Book 2
  • By: Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

Arrows of the Queen introduced listeners to the remarkable land of Valdemar, the kingdom protected by its Heralds - men and women gifted with extraordinary mind powers - aided and served by their mysterious Companions - horselike beings who know the many secrets of Valdemar's magical heritage. None but the Companions remember the long-ago age when high magic was lost to Valdemar as the last Herald-Mage gave his life to protect his kingdom from destruction by dark sorceries.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Much improved

  • By Linda on 01-30-14

This one's for Teens

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

Would you try another book from Mercedes Lackey and/or Karen White?

No

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I'm not sure there is an interesting aspect to this book for me. I would like to know why Amazon recommended a children's book to me.

What three words best describe Karen White’s performance?

Not very good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Spark Joy

  • An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
  • By: Marie Kondo
  • Narrated by: Sumalee Montano
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,927
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,663

Marie Kondo's unique KonMari method of tidying up is nothing short of life changing - and her first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, has become a worldwide sensation. In Spark Joy, Kondo presents an in-depth manual on how to declutter and organize specific items throughout the house, from kitchen and bathroom items to work-related papers and hobby collections.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, this works as an Audible.

  • By Cynthia on 01-28-16

This woman needs help.

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No. I don't really care how you came to be obsessed with your brand of neatness. The author probably needs mental help for obsessive compulsive disorder.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Cut out all the chatter and just print a guide.

Do you think Spark Joy needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No. This one was boring enough.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Gift from the Sea

  • 50th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • Narrated by: Claudette Colbert
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

In this inimitable, beloved classic - graceful, lucid, and lyrical - Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude, and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea. A mother of five, an acclaimed writer and a pioneering aviator, Lindbergh casts an unsentimental eye on the trappings of modernity that threaten to overwhelm us and helps readers find a space for contemplation and creativity within their own lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Treasure

  • By Rebecca on 11-11-12

Boring

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

Reviewed: 03-01-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. The book was recommended to me when my husband died, still can't figure out why.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful