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The Jekyll Revelation audiobook cover art

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 06-10-19

I was surprised to find myself struggling to finish this book. The plot intrigued me, but somehow it fell flat in the execution.
Other than RLS most of the characters did not hold my interest. There was too much of everything-characters, plot twists. The constant switching between time periods went from intriguing to tedious. As someone who, with rare exceptions, always finishes a book once I've begun it, I found myself wishing it would end and even considered abandoning it.

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People Who Eat Darkness audiobook cover art
  • People Who Eat Darkness
  • The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo - and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up
  • By: Richard Lloyd Parry
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance

Impressive detailed account

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-19

I felt I learned a great deal from this. The crime at the heart of the story is sad but in many ways not unique. The circumstances and people surrounding it are fascinating. The social and police culture in Japan are so foreign in many ways, it was enlightening to hear about them. The authors writing about the impact of the crime on individuals really expands your knowledge of human nature. Of course the narration was pitch perfect.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Wind in the Willows (AmazonClassics Edition) audiobook cover art

Great Classic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-19

Wonderful stories presented perfectly by the narrator.

I've listened to this more than once. It's appeal just can't be outgrown.

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Indescribably Delicious

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-18

I can't come up with any review suitable for this book. I loved it. Describe it? Witty, whimsical, imaginative yet at the same time real characters, real feelings and a stunning story line.
Add to that a fine reading. For me this is an all around winner.

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Great Intro

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

Reviewed: 10-03-18

This was a great introduction to the Blandings world of P.G. Wodehouse. Looking forward to more.

Crocodile on the Sandbank audiobook cover art

The Best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-18

I have read or listened to several Amelia Peabody mysteries and thoroughly enjoyed them all. But I must say that this first in the series is absolutely the best so far. The plot is great but it's the characters and their interactions that put this at the top. I think it may be my disinterest in romance stories that makes Peabody and Emerson so appealing. Their rough romance road and conflicting personalities distills all the 'ewe and yuck' out. Amelia Peabody is my ideal. Already looking forward to my next Amelia Peabody listen.
A 1000 kudos to Barbara Rosenblat for her phenomenal narrations.

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  • Savage Harvest
  • A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art
  • By: Carl Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett

A book of humanity

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-14-18

Being old enough to remember the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller, that mystery was a great draw to pull me into this book. However it is the author's delving into the culture of this remote, complex and strange (at least to me) segment of this world's humanity that truly gripped me. I would recommend this book to anyone who wishes to expand their understanding of our deepest roots.

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Another appealing historical mystery

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-18

Having read several in this series, I continue to enjoy the continuing characters as usual invigorated by the entrance of the current story's key players in this mystery. With more than one mystery in the book it creates a real sense of the richness and complexity of the time. I also appreciate the degree to which the author has used the bones of history to support her story. The afterward explaining these connections is very helpful, especially if you have any interest in pursuing any of the historical content.

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Just as good as the first.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-17

Interesting characters and mystery but the period details and characters are what really make this book a pleasure.
A great read for fans of period fiction.

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Wonderful

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

Reviewed: 08-22-17

I'm not much of a fantasy reader, but this book is a great experience. The story really drew me in and I really cared what happened to the characters. Of course Guidall's narration is flawless.