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Emma J

Leigh, United Kingdom
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  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses

  • Read by the Cast of the Stage Play
  • By: Choderlos de Laclos
  • Narrated by: Dominic West, Janet McTeer, Una Stubbs, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 270

From the sumptuous private drawing rooms of 18th-century Paris to the decadent estates and chateaus of the French countryside, La Marquise de Merteuil and Le Vicomte de Valmont hatch a long-distance plan of vengeance and seduction. Valmont is determined to conquer the famously pious Madame de Tourvel, whose husband is abroad on business. However, Merteuil has other plans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A timeless tale of lust and revenge

  • By Ms. D. A. O'neil on 05-02-16

Wished it was longer found it very entertaining

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

Reviewed: 30-03-17

Wished it was rather much longer, an I found it very entertaining and easy to listen to.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Knife of Never Letting Go

  • By: Patrick Ness
  • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 710
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 706

Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee - whose thoughts Todd can hear, too, whether he wants to or not - stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden - a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives. But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant

  • By Mr. D. V. Carruthers on 01-07-11

Don't let the noise consume them

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

Reviewed: 29-04-15

If you could sum up The Knife of Never Letting Go in three words, what would they be?

A very unusual listen, try a few chapters before writing it off

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Knife of Never Letting Go?

When the boy met Viloa

What three words best describe Humphrey Bower’s performance?

Memorable, exhilarating, rewarding

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes at the very end, when you think they have run out of time

Any additional comments?

So I wasn't to sure on this at first and when the noise starts up can quite hurt your ears if have the volume loud. Already listened to book two ready for three Monsters of Men

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Black Arts

  • Jane Yellowrock, Book 7
  • By: Faith Hunter
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

When Evan Trueblood blows into town looking for his wife, Molly, he’s convinced that she came to see her best friend, Jane. But it seems like the witch made it to New Orleans and then disappeared without a trace. Jane is ready to do whatever it takes to find her friend. Her desperate search leads her deep into a web of black magic and betrayal and into the dark history between vampires and witches. But the closer she draws to Molly, the closer she draws to a new enemy - one who is stranger and more powerful than any she has ever faced.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The name black arts didn't suit the book.

  • By Emma J on 07-07-14

The name black arts didn't suit the book.

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

Reviewed: 07-07-14

Where does Black Arts rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've listened to all of the Jane Yellowrocks series and i did like this one, but got a little lost with what's happened with Rick and the title i don't think suited it maybe more Death Witch, but that's my opinion.

What did you like best about this story?

Well the main character Jane seemed take a kinda step back, learned more how beast became so, and more play on the boys meaning Alex and Elia had big parts to play in this story.

Which character – as performed by Khristine Hvam – was your favourite?

Jane of cause they would be no series without her, beast a very close second, but the one that stays in mind afterwards is Elia the big brooding ranger

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Quite a lot of both the full series has from book 1 had me hooked, so if you like your dose of fantasy with added shapeshifters, wolves, vampires and occasionally witches. Its a must.

Any additional comments?

Please hurry up and bring book 8 out need my daily dose

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Last to Die

  • A Rizzoli and Isles Novel, Book 10
  • By: Tess Gerritsen
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

For the second time in his short life, Teddy Clock has survived a massacre. Two years ago, he barely escaped when his entire family was slaughtered. Now, at 14, in a hideous echo of the past, Teddy is the lone survivor of his foster family’s mass murder. Orphaned once more, the traumatized teenager has nowhere to turn - until the Boston PD puts Detective Jane Rizzoli on the case. Determined to protect this young man, Jane discovers that what seemed like a coincidence is one part of a killer’s mission.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but a bit contrived

  • By Kirstine on 20-12-12

If your a Rizzoli & Isles fan then this is for you

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

Reviewed: 28-03-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Last to Die to be better than the print version?

I'm a huge fan of R&I so this audible book was for me, was unsure with how it started but enjoyed it all learned more bout Rat (Justin) from Ice Cold. much better hearing then reading leaves you free do other things

What did you like best about this story?

With out given to much away the major twist at the end.

Which character – as performed by Tanya Eby – was your favourite?

Moria Isles sounded and came across like the character on the tv show.

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

Definitely just never enough battery life if away from a power outlet

Any additional comments?

This will not be everyone's favourite book specially how it begins but don't write it off for what you hear in the first 10 minuets

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Mammoth Book of Bizarre Crimes

  • Incredible Real-Life Murders
  • By: Robin Odell
  • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
  • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

A gripping collection of stories of human criminality at its most bizarre.

These unusual, sensational murders recall not only gruesome historical crimes, but also touch on shocking and macabre modern murders. Included are details of groundbreaking advances in crime detection, law enforcement, and forensic science. This is the top-secret report on the most grisly, and unusual, criminal activity of our time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lives up to the title

  • By James Wing on 11-05-17

Intresting bit long at times though.

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

Reviewed: 03-11-13

Would you try another book written by Robin Odell or narrated by David Shaw-Parker?

Yes i definitely would.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mammoth Book of Bizarre Crimes?

All of it stays in your mind really as its all true accounts.

What does David Shaw-Parker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He makes you feel as if you are their at the scenes, through the eyes of the beholder's

Do you think The Mammoth Book of Bizarre Crimes needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes it certainly does id try a sample and then decide

7 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • The Killing 2

  • By: David Hewson
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 325

Thirty nine steps rose from the busy road of Tuborgvej into Mindelunden, with its quiet graves and abiding bitter memories. Lennart Brix, head of the Copenhagen homicide team, felt he’d been walking those most of his life. Beneath the entrance arch, sheltering from the icy rain, he couldn’t help but recall that first visit almost fifty years before. A five-year-old boy, clutching the hand of his father, barely able to imagine what he was about see…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me guessing till the end

  • By Jill on 18-01-13

Worth a listen the first is better.

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

Reviewed: 03-11-13

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The narrator's voice is bit booming at times but other wise good listening. And worth the price tag

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Killing 2?

When the main character is on the run and it looked like he was to blame for all, that's all im saying give to much away

What does Christian Rodska bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The way he portraits the characters and makes them fit well

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Yes or maybe id wait for it be on dvd

Any additional comments?

I prefered the first book with Rosie Larson or was that the American version?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Life of Pi

  • By: Yann Martel
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 962
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 580
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582

Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice as Pi

  • By Sandra on 17-12-06

Adventures at High Sea...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-04-13

I found this to be very enjoyable listen an the speaker sounds just like the older actor in the film, the narrator speaks so well that if you close your eyes you could be sat right next to Pi an Richard Parker the tiger ,wishing him more adventures. I believe I've heard Life of Pi three or four times and will continue to listen to it. I would recommend it to anyone who likes adventure stories...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Kill for Me

  • By: Karen Rose
  • Narrated by: Tara Ward
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

For years District Attorney Susannah Vartanian has refused to allow anyone close to her. Her life changed overnight when she was brutally raped by a vicious gang of youths. Detective Luke Papadopoulus is fast approaching burn-out. As a detective working on sex-crimes against children, he will do anything to find those responsible for such atrocities. Monica Cassidy is terrified. Kidnapped and held in a bunker with eleven other girls, she barely escaped with her life. Will Luke and Susannah be able to crack the ring?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kill For Me was better then Scream For Me

  • By Emma J on 07-04-13

Kill For Me was better then Scream For Me

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

I first heard Scream for me which I listened to if I had things to do, but Kill For Me had me listening till it was finished I couldn't take my headphones off you learn everything that wasn't explained in the first Scream For Me. No spoilers would very much recommend Karen Rose Kill For Me. The twist and truths enough make your head spin well mine did lol...

3 of 3 people found this review helpful