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The Cure of Souls
- By: Phil Rickman
- Narrated by: Emma Powell
- Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
In Herefordshire's hop-growing country, a converted kiln is the scene of a savage murder. When the local vicar refuses to help its new owners cope with the aftermath, Merrily Watkins is sent in by the Bishop of Hereford to defuse the situation. Merrily, however, is already contending with a woman's claim that her daughter is possessed by evil. In both cases Merrily remains unconvinced, but nothing is ever quite what it seems.
More Hops Than a One Legged Firewalker........
- By A. Watson on 13-04-13
Fails to stop at the end of chapters!
What would have made The Cure of Souls better?
A different reader would be great. Emma Powell has a toneless voice as if she's bored stiff by the book.
What did you like best about this story?
Phil Rickman's characters and writing.
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Emma Powell?
Anyone, just anyone.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Cure of Souls?
Any additional comments?
I like to get the app to stop at the end of a chapter if I'm about to go to sleep. Instead, this book stops randomly at the end of a paragraph, or fails to stop at the end of a chapter and carrying on to the next. It's not the app that's faulty because it works perfectly with other books.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
- By: Truman Capote
- Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
- Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
Golden Globe-winning actor Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under) performs Truman Capote's masterstroke about a young writer's charmed fascination with his unorthodox neighbor, the "American geisha" Holly Golightly. Holly - a World War II-era society girl in her late teens - survives via socialization, attending parties and restaurants with men from the wealthy upper class who also provide her with money and expensive gifts. Over the course of the novella, the seemingly shallow Holly slowly opens up to the curious protagonist.
- By I OFarrell on 06-10-15
The beautiful voice of Michael C Hall
What made the experience of listening to Breakfast at Tiffany's the most enjoyable?
I give this 5 stars if only for the beautiful voice of Michael C Hall. Unlike many readers, Michael C Hall changes his voice and style of speaking subtly for each character, so that you always know who's speaking and you are drawn into the dialogue without being conscious of being read to. I suppose I should add some appreciation of the writing of Truman Capote here, but I am just dazzled by this recording.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Thalia Book Club: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell with Author Susanna Clarke
- By: Susanna Clarke
- Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
- Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
- Original Recording
Susanna Clarke discusses her remarkable debut novel, the BookSense Book of the Year, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell with her friend, novelist Neil Gaiman. Set in an alternate version of England in the early 1800s, an England in which the people yearn to recapture the practical magic of an earlier era, this fantasy novel combines the wit of Jane Austen with rollicking adventure and hilarious scholarly footnotes.
Wonderful to hear Clarke and Gaiman in conversation
- By Kassandra2006 on 25-06-16
This is misleading. This is not an audiobook!
Would you try another book written by Susanna Clarke or narrated by Neil Gaiman?
I expected this to be a reading of "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norriss" by Susanna Clarke but it is just a long and boring interview of the author.
What could Susanna Clarke have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
I wanted to purchase an audio reading of the book to correlate with the Kindle version that I purchased from Amazon.
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Neil Gaiman?
Almost anyone would have been acceptable to narrate this if only it had been an audio version of the book as advertised.
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
I'm sure I would love this book, if only it was the audio version to correlate with the Kindle version that I purchased along with it.
Any additional comments?
I am incensed by the lack of efficiency, made worse by customer service staff that can't read complaints. Having received my complaint about this book being not as advertised (in fact not a book at all!) my email wasn't even properly read and I have had one of my paid for books removed without my consent, while this drivelling interview recording remains in my library!
2 of 9 people found this review helpful