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Tamara

Croydon, Surrey, United Kingdom
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Breaking Dawn
    Twilight Saga, Book 4
    
        By:
        












    





    





    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Stephenie Meyer
    
    


    
    
        Narrated by:
        












    





    





    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Ilyana Kadushin,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Matt Walters
    
    


    
    Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
    39 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • Breaking Dawn

  • Twilight Saga, Book 4
  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin, Matt Walters
  • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare, woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife to reach the ultimate turning point.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What happens next...

  • By Tamara on 07-01-09

What happens next...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-09

Okay, Now the Series must come to an end.
As usual in this series Ilyana Kadushin is the voice of Bella and for the second time Matt Walters is the voice of Jacob.

These two voices team up very well, and for me the voice of Jacob is a welcome change, because at this point as much as I am now addicted to this series, hearing how perfect some people/ vampires are is becoming just slight tiring 

So this story has been split into 3 books. 2 before, 1 after. Before and after what I?ll leave you to figure out.

The only thing I have against this partial story is that the ending fell just a little flat. The first 26 Chapters is the Bella/ Edward Romance, it doesn?t disappoint and it keeps your attention and had me laughing out loud in some places, and then from chapters 27 ? 39 the build up for a really big excellent physical fight starts and it totally sucks you in, and then what I call a political move comes a steals the thunder. It?s not a bad move, but the bloodlust at this point was drawn out in me, and for once in this series, it was not satisfied.

No matter what your feelings about this story are, it still keeps you coming back to it. But for once with this partial audio, I treat almost like an encyclopaedia and on re-listen to the chapters I really enjoy rather then the whole.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Twilight
    The Twilight Saga, Book 1
    
        By:
        












    





    





    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Stephenie Meyer
    
    


    
    
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        Ilyana Kadushin
    
    


    
    Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    65 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • Twilight

  • The Twilight Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephenie Meyer
  • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

About three things I was certain. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him, and I didn't know how dominant that part might be, that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It sucks you in

  • By Tamara on 15-12-08

It sucks you in

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-12-08

I will admit the first time I listened to this, I got a few hours in, and I had to turn it off. It had nothing to do with the narrator, because she perfectly captures the voices of the various character, but the story was tiring me out.

But strangely enough over the week, when I didn't listen to it, I kept on thinking about it, wondering how is it going to end, and to remind myself that this is a book for Young Adults not the normal audience of the Christine Feehan or Sherrilyn Kenyon books that I normally read or listen too.

So a week later I found myself starting from the beginning, and within 2 days I had finished it, and I have gone back to it more times then I can count. Excellently performed it's a story that will suck in you even what you don't want it too.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Star Wars Episode II

  • Attack of the Clones
  • By: R.A. Salvatore
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

There is a great disturbance in the Force. From the sleek ships of the glimmering Coruscant skyscape to the lush gardens of pastoral Naboo, dissent is roiling. The Republic is failing, even under the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, elected 10 years earlier to save the crumbling government. Separatists threaten war, and the Senate is hopelessly divided, unable to determine whether to raise an army for battle or keep the fragile peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What A Difference A Book Makes!

  • By DJ Morpheus on 20-10-08

Greeeaaaaaaaaaat

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-12-08

This was the first Star Wars audiobook I had ever listening to... And for that I am glad.
With the indept story you can finally understand the bits that was missing from the movie, and with the extra sound effects on offer. You are basically feel like you are listening to a complete radio play with nothing missed out!!!
Also it is probably the one Star Wars production when you don't have to be a Star Wars fan to enjoy it.

Honest I lent it to my mother... who is not hot on the saga, but even she said it. The whole production of story, narrator and sound effects, was pretty good, and sucks you in.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Hidden Riches

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Sandra Burr
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

When Dora Conroy, a Philadelphia antiques dealer, purchases a curious selection of auction items - objects she judges to be humorous novelties, she unknowingly becomes the deadly focus of an international smuggler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spot on

  • By Tamara on 15-12-08

Spot on

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-12-08

This is certainly one of those cases where narrator and story were made for each other. The different characters and the humour characters you along the tale, until the last word has been spoken.

Total enjoyment

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Carolina Moon

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Dean Robertson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Tory Bodeen grew up in a run-down house where her father ruled with an iron fist and a leather belt—and where her dreams and talents had no room to flourish. Her one escape was her neighbor Hope, whose friendship allowed Tory to be the child she wasn't allowed to be at home. Then Hope was brutally murdered, and everything fell apart. Now, as she returns to Progress with plans to settle in and open a stylish home-design shop, Tory is determined to find a measure of peace and free herself from the haunting visions of the past.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narration!!

  • By Cheri on 28-05-16

Enjoyable

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-12-08

An enjoyable story. but the narrator doesn't quite have the full character defination that I feel she was aiming for. This is most noticable for some of the minor characters, as they can some time blur together with the similar tones. But her range for the main characters old and young is certainly spot on.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Northern Lights

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Gary Littman
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112

Lunacy was Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he'd watched his partner die on the street - and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepts the job as chief of police in this tiny, remote Alaskan town. Aside from sorting out a run-in between a couple of motor vehicles and a moose, he finds his first few weeks on the job are relatively quiet. But that's about to change.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent audio experience

  • By Tamara on 15-12-08

excellent audio experience

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-12-08

This is one of the better audiobooks that I have listen too.
The story told from a male main character, which is not common for a Nora Roberts book and Gary Littan handles all the characters parts brillantly each sound expressing the character personality and carry you easily though the story.

This is certainly an audio which I gladly listen to over and over again

8 of 8 people found this review helpful