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G. McKee

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  • Big Cherry Holler

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated By Adriana Trigiani
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (60)

    It's been eight years since the town pharmacist and long-time spinster Ave Maria Mulligan married coal miner Jack MacChesney. With her newfound belief in love and its possibilities, Ave Maria makes a life for herself and her growing family, hoping that her fearless leap into commitment will make happiness stay. What she didn't count on was that fate, life, and the ghosts of the past would come to haunt her and, eventually, test the love she has for her husband.

    Jennifer Garcia says: "LOVE"
    "Takes you there beautifully"
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    Would you listen to Big Cherry Holler again? Why?

    No. Too many other books to read. But I did enjoy it.


    What other book might you compare Big Cherry Holler to and why?

    Read Big Stone Gap and it was fun to have a continuance.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Italy and her temptations and feelings unraveled.


    Any additional comments?

    A good listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • War and Remembrance

    • UNABRIDGED (56 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (1812)
    Performance
    (1528)
    Story
    (1515)

    Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues here in War and Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

    aaron says: "What can I say that hasn't already been said??"
    "I didn't want it to end."
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    What made the experience of listening to War and Remembrance the most enjoyable?

    The saga of Victor Henry and his family throughout WWII was a page turner of their interesting and intriguing happenings while in many countries in so many harrowing situations. It was beautifully written by Herman Wouk, his describing what it must have been like during the war, and more accurately, in the middle of it. Kevin Pariseau read it not only with spot-on accents, but with such feeling for each of the characters, including Hitler, Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt. The history was factual except for the characters who weaved the story together so beautifully. I hated for it to end.


    What other book might you compare War and Remembrance to and why?

    The Winds of War preceded War and Remembrance...both were equally enjoyable in every sense of the senses.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many great scenes to single out. The book was one memorable scene after another.


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

    My husband's brother was shot down in Germany, our only recently finding out many more of the circumstances. Our interest in WWII is greater because of that. This book made us realize more vividly what he must have gone through like so many other young men who didn't want to fight...and die.


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot imagine anyone not enjoying The Winds of War, then War and Remembrance. It deserves 10 stars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shoemaker's Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (304)
    Performance
    (255)
    Story
    (258)

    The fateful first meeting of Enza and Ciro takes place amid the haunting majesty of the Italian Alps at the turn of the last century. Still teenagers, they are separated when Ciro is banished from his village and sent to hide in New York's Little Italy, apprenticed to a shoemaker, leaving a bereft Enza behind. But when her own family faces disaster, she, too, is forced to emigrate to America. Though destiny will reunite the star-crossed lovers, it will, just as abruptly, separate them once again....

    B. says: "Fabulous"
    "An Italian Beauty"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Shoemaker's Wife to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version. The audio was superb.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ezra. She listened to her heart. And the nun who was the cook.


    What about Orlagh Cassidy’s performance did you like?

    She really put you into the Italian family mode throughout the book. And her voices changed with her characters well. I would have preferred Ezra's voice to be a little higher...or softer. Overall, it was beautifully done.


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

    Laugh, cry, identify with...it had all the elements.


    Any additional comments?

    A good saga in a book. A really good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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