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  • Dreaming Spies

  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,325

For years now, readers of the Russell Memoirs have wondered about the tantalizing mentions of Japan. Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes had spent three weeks there, between India ( The Game) and San Francisco ( Locked Rooms). The time has finally come to tell that story. It is 1925, and Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes arrive home to find...a stone. A stone with a name, which they last saw in the Tokyo garden of the future emperor of Japan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Haiku and Holmes - A Fine Brew

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-22-15

Very distracting accent

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

Reviewed: 10-04-16

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

If you are distracted by bad narration, you might want to give this title another think. Jenny Sterlin's Japanese accent is something like a cross between German and generic Asian, but mostly German, I am surprised she didn't use a dialect coach. The story is good so I am working my way through it, but it is a tough go.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sing You Home

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Brian Hutchison, Mia Barron
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,920
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,271
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,278

Music has set the tone for most of Zoe Baxter’s life. And it’s music that brings her back to love. When fertility issues lead to a divorce, Zoe throws herself into her career as a music therapist. As an unexpected friendship with a woman slowly blossoms into love, she makes plans for a new life, but to her shock and inevitable rage, some people - even those she loves and trusts most - don’t want that to happen.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Realistic music quality please...or don't do it.

  • By Springfield Sis on 03-18-11

Love must be deaf as well

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-17-11

I agree with the other reviewers that the "music" was absolutely atrocious and yes, I did indeed fast forward through it all. I understand that this artist is a friend and collaborator with the author but wow ... Zoe is supposed to have a fabulous voice, unfortunately the singer of these trite and derivative songs was weak, very weak. The story is good but I feel that the characters were quite stereotypical. Absolutely NOT my favorite audiobook. If I had been reading rather than listening I would have put it down and most likely not finished it.