LISTENER

Kerryann Kenney

Gilbert, Arizona, USA
  • 30
  • reviews
  • 1
  • helpful vote
  • 39
  • ratings
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-21-16

cringe worthy adulatory rambling

Would you try another book from Paul Burrell and/or Paul Burrell?

It depends...reading a book, or even more intimately, listening to a book narrated by Paul Burrell is like listening to a relative ranting about politics and life.

What other book might you compare A Royal Duty to and why?

Something by Kitty Kelley

What does Paul Burrell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His personality. He's a piece of work.

Did A Royal Duty inspire you to do anything?

I feel like I dipped a toe into a pool of unsavory tell-all instead of memoir that I was hoping to read. So much drama and conflict and rationalization. It's exhausting.

Any additional comments?

The last few chapters about his motivation and justification for writing the book were embarrassing. And bizarre.

Read More Hide me

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-16

Fun ghost story

Would you consider the audio edition of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to be better than the print version?

Yes, it was humorous to hear it read aloud.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ichabod Crane, for his appetite and his heart and his longings.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Curtis Sisco?

He was not my favorite but he did not detract from the book.

If you could rename The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, what would you call it?

The Headless Horseman!

Any additional comments?

Short, perfect for a car ride. Has some dated language regarding race that was offensive but not unexpected considering when this story was written.

Read More Hide me
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-29-16

Worthy of all the praise

What made the experience of listening to The Help the most enjoyable?

The movie was excellent, the book was excellent but my favorite format for this story is audiobook. This was highly praised by my friends and my expectations were high and I was happy to hear the audiobook exceeds the praise.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Skeeter...Her journey from ambition to understanding what she has taken on is impressive.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

They bring the characters to life.

Who was the most memorable character of The Help and why?

I can't answer that, they all feel like friends.

Any additional comments?

I'll listen to this again. Very good.

Read More Hide me
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-16

Like the Empire Strikes Back in Star Wars...Dark

If you could sum up New Moon in three words, what would they be?

Dark Light Blinding

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jacob---he is a lifeline for Bella and he is insistent and warm and unconditionally loves her.

What does Ilyana Kadushin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She has a beautiful young woman's voice. It's fun to experience this book as an audiobook. Very good.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Jacob sees that the Cullens are back in town and his prejudicial hatred of vampires is challenged by Bella's love and acceptance of the Cullens.

Read More Hide me
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-16

Wild conclusion--get ready to ride the rocket

What made the experience of listening to Breaking Dawn the most enjoyable?

Stephanie Meyer's no holds barred story line. She created a mythology around vampires and werewolves and it gets richer and more complicated the deeper I travel into her world. Fabulous conclusion.

What other book might you compare Breaking Dawn to and why?

Interview with the Vampire is sensuous --a different take on vampires and worthy.

Which character – as performed by Ilyana Kadushin and Matt Walters – was your favorite?

Jacob's committment to Bella even when it seems he has lost everything makes him my favorite character as he comes into his own in this book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Jacob's birthright and his attachment to the tribe. Bella and Edward's love story is powerful but Jacob's claim as a someone that loves her and can offer her a life creates conflict. Jacob is a character that is poised to grasp his heritage and he has to make hard choices about what he will accept in his life and allow to be close to him. Sticking by Bella through thick and thin opened a door for Jacob that I never imagined was there. So clever and well done.

Read More Hide me
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-16

When you love two people

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes this is a fun read for a friend looking for a good romantic series. I enjoyed all of it. Edward and Bella have many twists and turns to their relationship and Eclipse maintains the energy started in the first book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Eclipse?

When Bella recognizes that Jacob is right about how she regards him. Stephenie Meyer created a love triangle between Edward, Bella and Jacob. Jacob's heat. light and passion are a foil to Edward's cool perfection. Jacob is flesh and warmth and possiblitiy. Edward believes he is a selfish for loving Bella. It's intriguing watching the future establish itself in two directions for Bella. Her connection with Jacob is extraordinary.

Which scene was your favorite?

The mountain camp site with the climax of Victoria and Edward's meeting. Victoria scares the pants out of me, the idea of Bella alone and hunted by Victoria for months is terrifying. Edward is not afraid of Victoria and is determined to set Bella free of her. When Edward finally has a chance to face Victoria and I could see his confidence in his power and his ability to protect Bella it was my favorite part of this excellent story.

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

I have re-read this one and still enjoyed it. Very good.

Read More Hide me
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-16

Jane and Mr. Rochester, favorite lovers

Would you consider the audio edition of Jane Eyre to be better than the print version?

Both are delicious and very worthy

What other book might you compare Jane Eyre to and why?

Pride and Prejudice...Mr. Darcy is the same kind of Byronic romantic hero, unattainable yet attained by the most unlikely of heroines.

What about Emma Messenger’s performance did you like?

Her voice is remarkable, so varied and expressive.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Find your way home to Mr. Rochester and his unearthly Jane

Read More Hide me
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-16

Bedtime stories with Alexa

Where does The Peter Rabbit Collection rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Completely charming family book

Who was your favorite character and why?

Peter Rabbit of course

Have you listened to any of Emma Messenger’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

She's wonderful. I have all of her performances.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I have to recommend this most highly as an audiobook for bedtime. I love using my Amazon Echo to listen to these tales with my boys at night.

Read More Hide me

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-16

The book title is a massive spoiler

Where does The One rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the series I enjoyed the most despite my raging disdain of both the story and the narrator.

What did you like best about this story?

The cover art.

What does Amy Rubinate bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She's a great choice for the main character but sadly the main character is so tiresome and ridiculous that I got a little tired of her.

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

This book made me want to be fifteen so I could enjoy this book more. Of course being fifteen is very hard and this book is not worth going back to that time in my life.

Read More Hide me
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-10-16

Shoot up red sparks if you are in trouble

Would you listen to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Book 4 again? Why?

Yes, absolutely. Love how it shows what it feels like to be misunderstood and scared and brave and loyal.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cedric Diggory....because he is gone too soon.

Which character – as performed by Jim Dale – was your favorite?

Mad-Eye Moody

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The sudden action in the graveyard. The wands.

Read More Hide me

0 of 1 people found this review helpful