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Melody

Wylie, Texas | Member Since 2009

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  • The Storyteller

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3220)
    Performance
    (2809)
    Story
    (2820)

    Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

    Sue says: "Interesting...different than I thought it would be"
    "One of Picoult's Best Books Yet"
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    Would you listen to The Storyteller again? Why?

    Yes, and I plan on it. There is so much depth to her writing in this book. Normally the way she expounds on a description of a word or feeling comes across as a little cheesy in her other books, but in this book they were perfect and added so much to this poignant and heartbreaking story of so much loss and pain.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Storyteller?

    The final discovery of the journal. I can't say more without giving it away.


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

    How does it end?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Invention of Wings: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6042)
    Performance
    (5492)
    Story
    (5484)

    From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

    Jan says: "Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!"
    "Five Stars - a Rarity"
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    What did you love best about The Invention of Wings?

    Very hard to say because there were so many good things. Really. I especially liked how the story tied in the title, "The Invention of Wings" in such a way I could visualize the heartbreak. If this is from the author's own imagination, she is very good at symbolic imagery. As a southern white woman with two bi-racial grandchildren, my heart broke for what society did back then in the name of "God" -- and to think it wasn't even that long ago. Thank GOD for people like Sarah Grimké.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Three actually, Handful, her mother, and her sister Sky. Throughout the book I was cheering them on and horrified at the same time at the lives they lived, or rather, suffered. They all held on to "themselves" in spite of what was done to them.


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

    I loved this narrator and wondered if she was the same one that read "The Help". (I was too lazy to look though.) She does a wonderful job of placing the reader in the shoes and thoughts of the characters (except for "the Mrs."-- I didn't get her at all.)


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it. Loved it. Loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Conflict of Interest: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Adam Mitzner
    • Narrated By David LeDoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2104)
    Performance
    (1711)
    Story
    (1728)

    Alex Miller is a criminal defense lawyer leading the life he always imagined. At thirty-five, he is the youngest partner at New York City's most prestigious law firm, with a beautiful wife and a perfect daughter. When Alex's father suddenly passes away, Alex is introduced to Michael Ohlig, a rich and powerful man who holds an almost mythical place in his family lore. But Alex is surprised when Ohlig admits that he's in serious legal trouble, accused of crimes involving hundreds of millions of dollars.

    Melinda says: "My 2 Cents"
    "Finally! A New Great Legal Novel"
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    Would you listen to A Conflict of Interest again? Why?

    Lots of writers write about courtroom drama, but this is by far one of the best I've read in a long time. I can't write about my favorite part, but I'll just say this... exposure rocks.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The wife.


    What about David LeDoux’s performance did you like?

    He nailed it.


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

    Exposure-the price we pay.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it!!!!!

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • And the Shofar Blew

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Francine Rivers
    • Narrated By Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (96)

    Energetic young pastor Paul Hudson rejuvenates a dying church and boosts attendance so high that a new building must be constructed. But in his eagerness to please the new devotees, Paul loses touch with what truly matters.

    Candace says: "Great Book, definitely worth the listen."
    "Awesome book"
    Overall

    I loved this book! As a PK I really related to the whole thing. It was a truthful story and very impacting. Every pastor should read it. The narrator read a little slow (pace) but I loved it anyway!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Freedom: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3498)
    Performance
    (1216)
    Story
    (1220)

    Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul - the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor, who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter's dreams. Together with Walter - environmental lawyer, commuter cyclist, total family man - she was doing her small part to build a better world.

    Lawrence says: "Believe the Hype"
    "Gloomy, Dark and Sad"
    Overall

    There is nothing positive about this book. I'm finishing it because I'm hoping there might be some happiness somewhere in it but so far these people's lives are a hot mess of their own self-absorbed doing. It's hard to feel sorry for any of them. I'm almost to the end and I'm glad. It's a depressing book, although written well.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    Overall
    (2219)
    Performance
    (832)
    Story
    (837)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: When it comes to author/narrator pairings, nobody tops James Lee Burke and Will Patton in the Robicheaux thrillers. Beloved Burke hero Detective Dave Robicheaux here returns to New Iberia to solve a series of grisly murders. Seven young women in neighboring Jefferson Davis Parish have been brutally murdered. While the crimes have all the telltale signs of a serial killer, the death of Bernadette Latiolais, a high-school honor student, doesn’t fit.

    Gardner says: "Best Yet... Almost"
    "Great Book!"
    Overall

    This was my first Burke novel and I must say it kept me hooked all the way through to the end. I would say more about the end but I don't want to ruin it for anyone. I LOVED the narration, Will Patton did an excellent job. The way the author described the locals and the landscape had me right there in Louisiana with the characters seeing it all. Very good book and worth the $$.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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