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  • The Nonesuch

  • Written by: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Eve Matheson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

Sir Waldo Hawkridge, wealthy, handsome, eligible, illustrious, and known as The Nonesuch for his athletic prowess, believes he is past the age of falling in love. But when he comes north to inspect his unusual inheritance at Broom Hall in the West Riding, his arrival leads to the most entertaining of ramifications.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best narrator I've ever heard!

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-04-03

Best narrator I've ever heard!

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-03

I've been a fan of Georgette Heyer's novels since the 1980s, but The Nonesuch has never been a favourite. But listening to Eve Matheson read it has been an absolute pleasure. She was flawless, completely brilliant. I enjoyed this book tremendously, and I'll be using my credits on anything else she's done. A wonderful experience!

  • The Great Alone

  • Written by: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: He will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book!

  • By Peggym on 2018-05-09

Hard to finish

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-15

I'm finding the super-charged intensity of the narrator to be exhausting. She seems so desperately excited to pound into our heads that THIS IS ALASKA, GUYS! IT'S SO COLD! IT'S SO WILD! IT'S NOT LIKE OTHER PLACES! that she's giving me a headache. She infuses every single sentence, every word, with such manic intensity that the story has already lost its impact and has ended up sounding like a middle-school drama class rehearsal. Her ferocity, combined with the strange sense that she's keeping her voice down in order not to wake up the people in the next apartment, is off-putting.

I'm giving the narrator 2 stars, rather than one, because at least she doesn't over-enunciate.

The story itself? Meh. I've slogged halfway through and can't find the energy to face the next 9.5 hrs. I've returned a few Audible books lately, so I don't want to return another one right away. I think I'll shelve this one for a while and come back to it in a year or so... maybe it'll improve over time.

  • One Day in December

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Josie Silver
  • Narrated by: Eleanor Tomlinson, Charlie Anson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

Laurie is sure love at first sight doesn't exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic...and then her bus drives away. Certain they're fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn't find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they "reunite" at a Christmas party, when her best friend, Sarah, giddily introduces her new boyfriend: the man from the bus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good

  • By Kaitlynn Jensen on 2018-12-24

10.5 hours you'll never get back

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-04

If you're a middle schooler who's dreaming of a white knight to ride in and save you from being misunderstood and lonely, this is a great choice for you. If you're over 30 and have lived a bit, you'll want to pass this one by. I was embarrassed when my dog walked in and caught me listening to this book. The narrators, however, are great.

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 579

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of THE Best books I have ever read!!

  • By Darlene Rempel on 2017-11-17

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 2019-01-14

I couldn’t stop listening — great story.

My only complaint is that I found Avery to be terribly annoying, and wished that the author spent less time spelling out her thoughts and feelings. I’m not sure if my dislike of Avery came from the narrator‘s singsongy inflection, or vice versa.

I loved Rill’s story, and her narrator was absolutely perfect. The author did a great job of realistically portraying the internal conflicts of traumatized child.

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  • A Novel
  • Written by: Kate Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

Juliet Armstrong is a dissatisfied radio producer in a 1950s London that is recovering from the war as much as she is. During World War Two, Juliet was conscripted into service, transcribing conversations between an MI5 agent and a ring of suspected German sympathizers. The seemingly dull work quickly plunged Juliet into a treacherous world of code words and secret meetings where Juliet herself was sent into the field. These moments of intrigue and romance feel like a lifetime ago. But as Juliet and the rest of London find ways to return to normal, her routine is upended by an encounter with a mysterious man from her past life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-10-17

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-17

I absolutely loved this book: Kate Atkinson never disappoints, and the narration was superb. I only wish it had lasted much longer! Highly recommend.

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  • Secrets of a Charmed Life

  • Written by: Susan Meissner
  • Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades...beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden--one that will test her convictions and her heart.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Story Line

  • By L. Pedrini on 2018-09-13

Good story, poor narrator

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

Reviewed: 2018-08-23

This is the first Susan Meissner book I've read, and I'd like to read more. But I was confused as to why this story wasn't narrated by an English actor, since the vast majority of the action centres around English girls in England. The narrator's accent was all over the map! It was downright bizarre to hear young girls from Whitechapel portrayed as having the accents of upper class ladies (with a vaguely foreign flavour). She also read so slowly, with such extremely long pauses at commas, that I was going back and forth between 1x and 1.5x speed. So, so frustrating. I liked the novel, but this narrator... no.