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deborah

Albertson, NY, United States
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A Window Opens audiobook cover art

Male voices very jarring

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

Reviewed: 09-30-15

Would you listen to A Window Opens again? Why?

No - I don't listen to a story a second time.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the references to books, authors, and places.

What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?

I thought the performance was excellent when she was an adult female voice.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There were many aspects that were easy to relate to.

Any additional comments?

I thought the male voices were absolutely ridiculous and that somewhat spoiled the listening experience for me. I think that a straight narration or using a male actor would have been far better.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

The Good House audiobook cover art

The narrator was amazing!

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

Reviewed: 03-04-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it was entertaining and easy to follow, even with breaks in the listening.

What other book might you compare The Good House to and why?

I found it to be unique.

Have you listened to any of Mary Beth Hurt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would have loved to have been able to listen to this book in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

Mary Beth Hurt completely captured the voice and feeling of the character and added immensely to the enjoyment of the story.

Slammed audiobook cover art

Engaging

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

Reviewed: 01-30-13

What made the experience of listening to Slammed the most enjoyable?

Clear delineation between chapters. Pleasant tone of narrator.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Slammed?

Surprise party celebration with balloons from friends.

What about Heidi Baker’s performance did you like?

Her tone and diction.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

The Kitchen House audiobook cover art

Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 07-31-12

What did you love best about The Kitchen House?

I enjoyed the two separate viewpoints and narrators. This gave a fuller understanding of the story.

What other book might you compare The Kitchen House to and why?

The story of "The Kitchen House" was similar to "The Help" in that in both books there were different voices telling the story from each one's individual perspective.

Have you listened to any of Orlagh Cassidy and Bahni Turpin ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

Any additional comments?

When I finished listening I actually missed the voices so listened to the first hour again just to not have it end.