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  • Doctored

  • By: K'Anne Meinel
  • Narrated by: Amelia Patricks
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

A brilliant child protégée, she dreams of becoming a doctor and a surgeon...and accomplishes her goals. Unfortunately, her youth and round, childlike face work against her. No matter how skilled she becomes, how knowledgeable, the old school, male-dominated medical hierarchy wants to keep her in her place. Deanna has worked hard to become an expert in her chosen field, but few believe this "child" capable. Specializing in infectious diseases, she travels the world honing her skills before winding up in Africa where her skills are desperately needed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story.

  • By Mandy on 27-08-18

Not my cup of tea

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

Reviewed: 10-07-18

I'm not familiar with the author and I wanted to try her work now that she entered the world of audiobooks. I enjoyed the beginning of this book, the storyline and adventures in Africa, the description of life there, the conflicts, the connections, the culture.
Back in the USA I found the story was pretty much like a soap opera, with an awful lot of drama, tedious details, sudden revelations and it went on and on. The narrator was suitable for the story and I'm sure there are enough people who would enjoy this audiobook - it's just not for me.

  • Tipping the Velvet

  • By: Sarah Waters
  • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
  • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 317

'Piercing the shadows of the naked stage was a single shaft of rosy limelight, and in the centre of this was a girl: the most marvellous girl - I knew it at once! - that I had ever seen.' A saucy, sensuous and multi-layered historical romance, Tipping the Velvet follows the glittering career of Nan King - oyster girl turned music-hall star turned rent boy turned East End 'tom'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Victorian London brought to exuberant life

  • By T on 14-10-14

My first introduction to Sarah Waters

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

Reviewed: 30-11-14

If you could sum up Tipping the Velvet in three words, what would they be?

Unexpected, amazing, dark

What other book might you compare Tipping the Velvet to, and why?

The Paying Guests, also by Sarah Waters

Have you listened to any of Juanita McMahon’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes, I love her voice, even when I don't care for the story. In this case both the voice and the story were wonderful.

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

Impossible, too long for that.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Time Traveler's Wife

  • By: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by: Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole
  • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 809
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 746
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 749

Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immaculately crafted tale

  • By Vivienne F on 29-11-14

Nice surprise

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

Reviewed: 02-12-13

Where does The Time Traveler's Wife rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's in the top ten.

Have you listened to any of Fred Berman and Phoebe Strole ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, I haven't, but I found that both of them did a wonderful job narrating the story. As I understand, reading the book it might take a while to figure out who is talking at the moment - with the different voices in the audio book it was of course no problem.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

There is a film, but the audio book is much better.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful