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jaye

AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!

GREENWICH, CT, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Quitters, Inc.

    • UNABRIDGED (43 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Eric Roberts
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (62)

    Dick Morrison's life has become a nightmare of addictions, filling his days with overeating, overworking, and smoking way too much. When an old friend tells him about a surefire way to quit, he's more than willing to give it a shot. But what Dick doesn't know is that Quitters, Inc. demands a high price from anyone who strays from their rigid rules-like a few volts of electricity for the nearest and dearest... or maybe a missing thumb?

    Gia says: "Love the story, hated the narration."
    "this couldbe developed into a full length book."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes. i like the story and even if it isn't just for you it is only a short story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    i liked the whole story. and the reader was great!


    Who was the most memorable character of Quitters, Inc. and why?

    mr.tonnati. i loved the accent. he was so cool and he meant business!


    Any additional comments?

    if king can waste over a thousand pages on a story like "it". why can't he develope this story into a full length novel???

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Separate Beds

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By LaVyrle Spencer
    • Narrated By Liz Dykhouse
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (31)

    In Separate Beds, two attractive, headstrong people meet - and fireworks ensue.

    Catherine Anderson and Clay Forrester come from two completely different worlds, but one blind date leaves them forever linked. Clay, a handsome law student, and Catherine, a serious, bookish undergrad, experience an evening they will never forget. Fortified by the beauty of the night, as well as a bottle of wine, they share a night together. A few short months later, Catherine discovers she's pregnant.

    Amy says: "Heartwarming story"
    "THIS BOOK WS VERY PLEASANT. I LOVED IT."
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    What made the experience of listening to Separate Beds the most enjoyable?

    I LIKED THE STORY. A SIMPLE ONE. BUT WELL TOLD.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Separate Beds?

    THERE WERE LOTS OF MEMORABLE MOMENTS. NOE EARTHSHAKING BUT STILL VERY ENJOYABLE.


    Which character – as performed by Liz Dykhouse – was your favorite?

    CLAY. BUT HE WAS VERY LIKABLE ANYWAY. I LIKED THE FACT WHEN THEY WERE ON THE PHONE IT SOUNDED LIKE A VOICE WOULD ON THE PHONE.


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

    BE TRUE TO YOURSELF.


    Any additional comments?

    I THINK THIS IS MORE A WOMAN'S BOOK BUT IT WOULD MAKE A REALLY GREAT MOVIE.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Practice to Deceive

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Ann Rule
    • Narrated By Anne Twomey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (42)

    One wintery night on tiny, quiet Whidbey Island off the coast of Washington, Russ Douglas spent Christmas with his estranged wife, Brenna. He left Brenna Douglas's home in Langley on the morning of December 26, 2003 to run some errands. He didn't return - dead of gunshot to the head. The suspects included an aging beauty queen, her guitar-teacher lover, and Russell's widow, Brenna. With her trademark aplomb, Ann Rule unravels the fascinating story of a murder, a small town, and a number of potential killers.

    Mary says: "Really disappoints! What happened Ann Rule?"
    "THIS BOOK WAS A BIG DISAPPOINTMENT"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    IT WAS OK. BUT IN THE END I WAS UNSATISFIED. AND THAT IS WHAT COUNTS.


    Has Practice to Deceive turned you off from other books in this genre?

    NO


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

    I THINK SO. THEY ARE ALL GOOD.


    Was Practice to Deceive worth the listening time?

    IT WAS NOT TOO LONG A BOOK SO IT WAS NOT A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME. BUT NOT FEELING SATISFIED AT THE END IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME.


    Any additional comments?

    I WISH ANN RULE WOULD COME OUT WITH UNABRIDGED IF YOU REALLY LOVED ME.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Silent Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By A. S. A. Harrison
    • Narrated By Karen White, Donald Corren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (446)
    Performance
    (399)
    Story
    (402)

    Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater; she lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds; she likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps; she has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept.

    Emily says: "Good... but not quite like the description..."
    "ENJOYED THIS BOOK. IT COULD HAVE BEEN A FIVE STAR"
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    Where does The Silent Wife rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    AMONG THE TOP HALF


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    TODD. HE WAS SUCH A MACHO. NOT MY FAVORITE CHARACTER TYPE. BUT I LIKED LISTENING TO HIS SELF CENTERED SELF.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    MANY UNTIL THE BOOK GOT RUINED BY THAT MURDER.


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

    KING FISH GET CAUGHT


    Any additional comments?

    NO MATTER HOW THE BOOK ENDED I WOULD HAVE LOVED IT UNTIL THE MURDER. I THINK THE MURDER MUDDLED THE STORY AND RUINED IT IN THE END. THE AUTHOR SHOULD HAVE JUST LET LIFE GO ONE ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Fever in the Heart: And Other True Cases: Ann Rule's Crime Files, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ann Rule
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (48)

    A Fever in the Heart dissects an explosive triangle that led to obsession and murder in a small town in the northwest of America. Ann Rule reveals the story of an alluring wife and the two men desperate for her love; a story with a bizarre and deadly twist that no one could have suspected. In this and several other riveting true-crime cases from her personal files, Ann Rule masterfully probes the delusions of the criminal mind, the fateful circumstances and the unrelenting investigative forces at work in the aftermath of murder.

    jaye says: "SOME CASES I LIKED OTHERS I DID NOT"
    "SOME CASES I LIKED OTHERS I DID NOT"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I PREFER ONE CASE PER BOOK. PREFERABLE WITH FAMILY DYNAMICS. AND THE MOTIVE IS GREED, SEX, OR JEALOUSY. THE LAST CASE WAS NOT INTERESTING AT ALL.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    NONE


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    CLEAR READING. BUT I HAVE BECOME SPOILED BY SOME READERS WHO ARE REALLY GREAT. OF COURSE THIS IS TRUE CRIME SO I GUESS IT WAS READ CLRRECTLY


    Could you see A Fever in the Heart: And Other True Cases being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    YES. THERE SHOULD BE A NARATOR. NO STARS. LIKE SNAPPED OR DATELINE.


    Any additional comments?

    I WISH ANN RULE WOULD DO AND UNABRIDGED VERSION OF IF YOU REALLY LOVED ME.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You Belong to Me: And Other True Cases: Ann Rule's Crime Files, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ann Rule
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (37)

    A former Seattle policewoman, Ann Rule has extensive experience of violent crime and brings this knowledge to bear in this collection of fascinating case studies. You Belong to Me focuses on one of Florida's most shocking criminals - Tim Harris, the poster-perfect 'All-American' State Trooper who hid bizarre and fatal fantasies behind his badge of authority.

    Benoibe says: "A crime to publish this twaddle..."
    "i enjoyed the first story in the book."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    the first story was. and the others were not so good. the last was ok.


    Would you recommend You Belong to Me to your friends? Why or why not?

    no, but i would recommend reading the first story in this book.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Laural Merlington?

    sure. i have heard some great readers. she was clear but not great. i enjoyed her reading though.


    Do you think You Belong to Me needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no, it is several stories. complete in themselves.


    Any additional comments?

    i prefer a one story book. but the several story book is good for my sig. other. he falls asleep during good and bad books. short is better for him. i end up rereading the books usually 10 times or more by the time the book is done. he is 10 years older than me tho and maybe i will be the same way in ten years.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Murder in the Yoga Store: The True Story of the Lululemon Killing

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Ross Range
    • Narrated By Jesse Einstein
    Overall
    (307)
    Performance
    (275)
    Story
    (274)

    Murder In The Yoga Store is the true story of the brutal killing of a beautiful young woman at a chic Lululemon yoga-wear shop. The grisly murder was committed on a pleasant Friday night in upscale Bethesda, Maryland, a leafy suburb of Washington, D.C. In this riveting narrative by veteran journalist Peter Ross Range, the author for the first time brings together the tale of what really happened in the yoga store murder.

    Ullanta says: "Straightforward, and, in the end, unnecessary."
    "I DID NOT EJOY THIS BOOK DUE TO THE READER"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    FOR SURE THE READER. BUT THE STORY COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER TOO. MORE DETAILS I FELT THE STORY SWEPT THRU THE INVESTIGATION AWFULLY FAST.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    THE POLICE DID A GREAT JOB. I WOULD HAVE LIKED MORE INFORMATION ON THE INVESTIGATION WHICH SEEMED VERY INTERESTING. I WAS BORED WITH BRITTANY'S CRAP.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jesse Einstein?

    SCOTT BRICK OR DAVID PITTU.


    Do you think Murder in the Yoga Store needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    NO. BUT THE BOOK WAS TOO SHORT. WHAT IS THERE TO FOLLOW UP ON?


    Any additional comments?

    THE NARRATOR READ CLEARLY BUT ROBOTIC. I FIND OFTEN IF I DON'T LIKE THE NARRATOR IF THE STORY IS REALLY GOOD, I GROW TO LIKE THE NARRATOR. OBVIOUSLY THIS BOOK WAS NOT GREAT. BUT IT WAS NOT A BAD BOOK IN ITSELF.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Goldfinch

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Donna Tartt
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4113)
    Performance
    (3761)
    Story
    (3761)

    The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

    B.J. says: "A stunning achievement - for author and narrator"
    "GREAT STORY, PREFORMANCE, SARISFYING BOOK"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES IT IS INTERESTING, THE READER IS FANTASTIC AND I READ THIS BOOK IN ABOUT 5 SEPARATE SITTINGS....IT IS LONG BUT I WISH IT WAS LONGER. ANYONE I KNOW WHOULD LOVE THIS AMAZING BOOK.


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

    IT WAS ALL MEMORABLE. I ESPECIALLY ENJOYED MOMENTS WITH HOBBIE,


    What about David Pittu’s performance did you like?

    AMAZING. WHAT A GREAT JOB. ON A SCALE OF 10-1 I GIVE THIS READER A 10000. HE READ DIFFERENT PEOPLE DIFFERENT WAYS. I LIKED THE WAY HE DID HOBBIE AND THEO'S DAD AS WELL AS ANDREW AND BORRIS.


    If you could rename The Goldfinch, what would you call it?

    DON'T ASK ME THIS. I DON'T WANT TO EVEN TRY.


    Any additional comments?

    THIS BOOK IS AMONG THE TOP 15 BOOKS. I WANT TO READ THIS WITH MY SIG. OTHER MIKE AGAIN SOON. I HAVE ABOUT 170-180 BOOKS.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M is for Malice: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Mary Peiffer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (210)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (76)

    Kinsey Millhone's latest client is Malek Construction, a $40 million company still in family hands. It doesn't take an accountant to see that the four Malek brothers stand to inherit a fortune. But one of the brothers has been missing for 18 years, and Kinsey's assignment is to find him.

    Cynthia says: "Rating: Part 1: 0, Part 2: 5"
    "I DID NOT WANT TO FINISH THIS BOOK"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    NOPE BUT I MAY TRY IT LATER. I HAD BOUGHT TWO OTHERS BY THIS AUTHOR. I HOPE I DIDN'T WASTE MY CREDITS.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I DID NOT GET THAT FAR


    What three words best describe Mary Peiffer’s performance?

    DID NOT ENJOY.


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

    PROBABLY NOT.


    Any additional comments?

    I DID NOT LIKE THE ROMANCE ANGLE HERE. JUST TELL THE STORY. IF I WANT ROMANCE, I WILL BUY A ROMANCE. IT WAS BORING AND BANAL.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Neighbors

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Ania Ahlborn
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (24)

    Welcome to Magnolia Lane. It’s not exactly a little slice of heaven, but in the backwater town of Creekside, Kansas, it’s the best a jobless supermarket clerk like Andrew Morrison can do. After sacrificing a normal childhood, a decent education, and true love to look after his alcoholic mother, he’s finally breaking free and living his own life — but in the squalid house he’s sharing with a former childhood friend, the living isn’t exactly easy. Plus, there’s something about the chipper, all-American couple next door that’s just downright creepy. However, that doesn’t keep Drew from accepting a job as their handyman — or surrendering to the wiles of perfect housewife Harlow Ward, a woman who always gets what she wants. Drew, like a string of hapless young men before him, doesn’t realize he’s dancing with a devil — one dressed to the nines in high heels and pearls.

    jaye says: "INTERESTED UNTIL THE LAST CHAPTER...IT FELL APART"
    "INTERESTED UNTIL THE LAST CHAPTER...IT FELL APART"
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    What did you like best about The Neighbors? What did you like least?

    I LIKED THE STORY BUT I WANTED TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS GOING ON HERE. I DIDN'T. I DON'T LIKE STORIES ENDING LIKE THAT.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I WOULD HAVE A SLAM BAM ENDING IN STEAD OF CHEATING ME THE READER (LISTENER).


    Which character – as performed by Fleet Cooper – was your favorite?

    MICKY....ACTUALLY THE READER SAVED THE BOOK. I WOULD GIVE IT A LOWER RATING BUT THE READER WAS GREAT. AT FIRST I DID NOT LIKE HIM BUT HE REALLY WAS PERFECT FOR THIS STORY. THANK YOU MR. COOPER FOR MAKING THIS BOOK AT LEAST A GREAT PASTIME UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE.


    Could you see The Neighbors being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    YES AS LONG AS THEY CHANGED THE ENDING AND I BET THEY WOULD.


    Any additional comments?

    THE AUTHOR HAS A GOOD STORY HERE. BUT DIDN'T TAKE THE TIME TO FINISH THE BOOK. IMHO.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Husband's Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    Overall
    (1845)
    Performance
    (1643)
    Story
    (1654)

    Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

    FanB14 says: "Soap Opera Digest"
    "VERY ENJOYABLE STORY."
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    Where does The Husband's Secret rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    WELL I HAVE 160-170BOOKS AND IT RATES IN THE TOP 25-30.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I THINK I LIKED TESS. MAINLY BECAUSE I FOUND HER STORYLINE MOST INTERESTING.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    IT WAS NEAR THE BEGINNING BUT I DON'T WANT TO SAY IT MITE BE A SPOILER FOR SOME. BUT IT INVOLVED TESS AND HER HUSBAND AND COUSIN. I FOUND THE SCENES WHERE CELIA WAS TALKING TO HER HUSBAND ABOUT THIS LETTER SHE FOUND INTERESTING TOO.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Husband's Secret and why?

    I THINK TESS. BECAUSE I FOUND HER STORY THE MOST INTERESTING.


    Any additional comments?

    I LIKE THE WAY THE BOOK ENDED. I FELT IT WAS PERFECT, I MAY BE WRONG BUT I THINK THIS IS MORE OF A WOMAN'S BOOK THAN A MAN'S.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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