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WAYNE, NJ, United States
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  • The Arsonist

  • A Novel
  • By: Sue Miller
  • Narrated by: Sue Miller
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 82

Troubled by the feeling that she belongs nowhere after working in East Africa for 15 years, Frankie Rowley has come home - home to the small New Hampshire town of Pomeroy and the farmhouse where her family has always summered. On her first night back, a house up the road burns to the ground. Is it an accident, or arson? Over the weeks that follow, as Frankie comes to recognize her father’s slow failing and her mother’s desperation, another house burns, and then another, always the homes of summer people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • keeps you listening!

  • By anita on 08-03-14

keeps you listening!

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

Reviewed: 08-03-14

Would you consider the audio edition of The Arsonist to be better than the print version?

I don't know, I didn't read it, I listened.

What did you like best about this story?

It was interesting on many levels, with several different stories going on.
The ending was interesting and not quite what I thought would happen.

Have you listened to any of Sue Miller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

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

That is not possible, but it kept me lidtening.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Light Between Oceans

  • A Novel
  • By: M. L. Stedman
  • Narrated by: Noah Taylor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,450
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,621

In 1918, after four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia to take a job as the lighthouse keeper on remote Janus Rock. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes only four times a year and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Three years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel is tending the grave of her newly lost infant when she hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up on shore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story.....terrible narrator.

  • By Sandra on 08-14-12

bad sound

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

Reviewed: 01-08-13

What did you like best about The Light Between Oceans? What did you like least?

The story was great, leads to much discussion.
However, the audio was extremely difficult to understand. The main character Tom, had a very heavy accent and swallowed his words. I had to guess quite often what was being said and it took from the pleasure of the story.

What didn’t you like about Noah Taylor’s performance?

His accent was heavy and a lot of his words were unintelligible.
I would never again knowingly purchase an audio that he narrated.

Any additional comments?

Noah Taylor should never be allowed to do an audible again.

  • The Lifeboat

  • A Novel
  • By: Charlotte Rogan
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 238

Grace Winter, 22, is both a newlywed and a widow. She is also on trial for her life. In the summer of 1914, the elegant ocean liner carrying her and her husband, Henry, across the Atlantic suffers a mysterious explosion. Setting aside his own safety, Henry secures Grace a place in a lifeboat, which the survivors quickly realize is over capacity. For any to live, some must die. As the castaways battle the elements, and each other, Grace recollects the unorthodox way she and Henry met and the new life of privilege she thought she'd found.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • FELL FLAT

  • By Kathy on 04-14-12

Lifeboats and Morality

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

Reviewed: 05-08-12

survivors from a shipwreck on a lifeboat in the Atlantic try to survive by cooperating with one another.
the captain of the boat becomes dangerously weird and two women conspire to drown him. After 21 days at sea they are rescued and and 3 women are put on trial for murder as per the testimony of a survivor.