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Lisa

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danville, va | Member Since 2013

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  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Truman Capote
    • Narrated By Michael C. Hall
    Overall
    (955)
    Performance
    (879)
    Story
    (884)

    Golden Globe-winning actor Michael C. Hall (Dexter, 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.

    Michael says: "Subtle yet Extravagant"
    "enjoyable"
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    If you could sum up Breakfast at Tiffany's in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, engaging & entertaining.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way Holly Go Lightly character seem to come to life. That it was absolutely nothing like the movie.


    What about Michael C. Hall’s performance did you like?

    Yes


    If you could rename Breakfast at Tiffany's, what would you call it?

    I would not rename it.


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  • Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (100)

    We last saw Easy in 2007’s Blonde Faith, fighting for his life after his car plunges over a cliff. True to form, the tough WWII veteran survives, and soon his murderous sidekick Mouse has him back cruising the mean streets of L.A., in all their psychedelic 1967 glory, to look for a young black man, Evander "Little Green" Noon, who disappeared during an acid trip. Fueled by an elixir called Gator’s Blood, brewed by the conjure woman Mama Jo, Easy experiences a physical, spiritual, and emotional resurrection, but peace and love soon give way to murder and mayhem.

    Phillip says: "Resurrection is painful but Easy is no Zombie!"
    "nice road trip listen"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes I would recommend this book to friends b/c it had a great story line and it kept you engaged and it had some funny lines.my favo


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    my favorite character was Easy Rawlins. b/c he was he was the main chararcter and he was telling the story from his prospective.


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

    No this was the first time I had listened to a book read by him.


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

    the tag line would be "what am i gonna do come steal her shit and stand around with my thumb up my ass" (Easy Rawlins)


    Any additional comments?

    I am currently listening to Walter Mosley White Butterfly which is proving to be a really good book as well.

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  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (27143)
    Performance
    (13764)
    Story
    (13811)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "fabulous"
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    Would you listen to The Help again? Why?

    Yes! I would listen to it again because it is funny and I'm sure there are some minor details I may have missed. It is also a very good story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Minnie! Because she had the best lines ever! She was funny. Her part had me screaming with laughter at some of the things she was going through and saying.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Minnie


    If you could take any character from The Help out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Ms. Cilia b/c she didn't have many friends and seemed very lonely and in need of friends.


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  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Seth Grahame-Smith
    • Narrated By Scott Holst
    Overall
    (6787)
    Performance
    (5166)
    Story
    (5247)

    While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

    Haden says: "My friends thought I was crazy."
    "wonderful mix"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the printed version. I'm sure they are very similar because this was the unabridged version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Speeds was my favorite character other than Abe. Because he has some really good sayings.


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

    He brought the story to life. It was if you could actually seeing what he was saying.


    If you could take any character from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I'm not sure b/c all of the characters were very interesting. So I'm going to go with Abe, Henri, and Speeds.


    Any additional comments?

    This was an excellent listen. A great cross between fact and fiction. This mix was such as so that I'm looking forward to listening to pride and prejudice: vampire. This really sparked my interest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated By Anne Hathaway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2062)
    Performance
    (1910)
    Story
    (1899)

    One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Fantastic"
    "childhood memories"
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    Would you listen to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz again? Why?

    YES. I would b/c there are some small details I'm sure I missed while listening. But I would only listen to it again after I looked at the movie to try to compare.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The scarecrow, because although he said he didn't have a brain he was able to think out plans to save them when they were under attack from wicked witch until she sent the flying monkeys.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was the attack from the wicked witch.


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

    Some scenes made me laugh out loud.


    Any additional comments?

    I learnedly something new in the book the slippers are silver and not red as the movie depicts them. Also the demise of the second wicked witch. Although she died of melting as in the movie it wasn't because Dorothy was try to put the flames out on the scarecrow. It just makes me wonder why Hollywood would put that little spend on it from all those years ago. Excellent book great classic!

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  • Three Sisters: Blackberry Island, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Susan Mallery
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (166)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (148)

    After Andi Gordon is jilted at the altar, she makes the most impetuous decision of her life - buying one of the famed Three Sisters Queen Anne houses on Blackberry Island. Now the proud-ish owner of the ugly duckling of the trio, she plans to open her own pediatric office on the first floor, just as soon as her hunky contractor completes the work. Andi’s new future may be coming together, but the truth is she’s just as badly in need of a major renovation as her house.

    Mary says: "Don't expect Fool's Gold"
    "good listen"
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    What made the experience of listening to Three Sisters the most enjoyable?

    The fact that it was the story of three different women whom became best friends despite the first impression and the gossip about Deanna.


    What other book might you compare Three Sisters to and why?

    I'm not sure this was the first time I read/listened to a book with a story line like this.


    What about Natalie Ross’s performance did you like?

    There were not any profound moments. Her voice was smooth and the words easily flowed.


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

    Yes there were two, the first was when Deanna called Annie because she realized she need professional help with her OCD and the mental abuse she suffered as a child from her mom. The second was when Boston was finally able to cry and release the pain she suffered stemming from the death of her infant son.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a really good listen. I would buy the other books in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Safe Haven

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2112)
    Performance
    (1229)
    Story
    (1240)

    When Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community..

    Ruth Adamson says: "Not Nicholas Sparks best, but ok"
    "Wonderful!!!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Safe Haven to be better than the print version?

    I can not comment on that b/c I have not read the book. I just bought the audio version and it is absolutely wonderful!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I'm going to have say Kevin. Although he was the villain just hearing the the things he was thinking and saying to himself was hilarious. But I do think it was b/c of the way the narrator was saying what he was saying.


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

    She brought the story to life. I probably would have enjoyed reading the book but her voice was smooth. She made you sit on the edge waiting for the next words,sentence, chapter.


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

    I'm not sure there were some really good ones!


    Any additional comments?

    I loved how Carly Jo just showed up to guide Katie and the the letter she wrote to the woman whom her husband would love. That was a tear jerk moment for me.

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