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Kelly

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  • Emily Goes to Exeter: The Traveling Matchmaker, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Helen Lisanti
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (85)

    A dead employer’s legacy of five thousand pounds allows spinster Hannah Pym to resign from housekeeping and find adventure traveling the English countryside by stagecoach. But adventure soon finds Miss Pym in the form of Miss Emily Freemantle, a spoilt violet-eyed beauty fleeing an arranged marriage to a rake she has never met. When the girl’s darkly handsome betrothed boards their stage, Miss Pym is certain Emily was rash to bolt from this aristocratic catch!

    Kelly says: "love the matchmaker"
    "love the matchmaker"
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    Where does Emily Goes to Exeter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I loved this book. I was only expecting a story about a housekeeper, kind of like a Downton Abbey from the staff perspective. But I got more than I bargained. Hannah is smart and full of adventure. I could relate to the character and her desire to travel and seek out adventure. There is a bit of romance and mystery. I loved the book and can't wait to continue the series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There's a lot more to people than just what you see. God made us each so uniquely. It offered more than just a love story.


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

    She brings life to the different characters. You could imagine them in your mind.


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

    Come on an adventure: Mystery, matchmaking and mayhem.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to start the next book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beatrice Goes to Brighton: The Traveling Matchmaker, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Helen Lisanti
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (48)

    Lady Beatrice Marsham is in quite a coil. No sooner is she widowed from a brutish gambling husband, than her heartless family is forcing her into another horrid marriage. Fleeing by stagecoach to the Brighton seaside, the proud beauty meets Miss Hannah Pym, who is determined to find her a proper match.... The handsome and kind Lord Alistair Munro would be perfect. Unfortunately, he is convinced of the ton gossip that proclaims Lady Beatrice a cruel flirt. Miss Pym, however, is not worried.

    Kelly says: "Miss Pym does not disappoint"
    "Miss Pym does not disappoint"
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    What made the experience of listening to Beatrice Goes to Brighton the most enjoyable?

    I thought the tale might become too predictable but a couple of twists and turns kept me hooked. I like Miss Pym's adventurous spirit and her ability to make friends no matter what social class.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Miss Pym because I could easily see myself in her shoes.


    What about Helen Lisanti’s performance did you like?

    She seems to have that upper class royalty in her voice.


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

    Another adventure, another town, another coach


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Scorpio Races

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Maggie Stiefvater
    • Narrated By Steve West, Fiona Hardingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (477)
    Performance
    (430)
    Story
    (439)

    With her trademark lyricism, Maggie Stiefvater turns to a new world, where a pair are swept up in a daring, dangerous race across a cliff—with more than just their lives at stake should they lose.

    Staaj says: "Stiefvater at Her Best"
    "pleasantly suprised"
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    If you could sum up The Scorpio Races in three words, what would they be?

    hope, courage, dignity


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked Pak's courage and strong will. She didn't let others determine who she was and what happened to her family. She's a strong female character.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end of the race.


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

    A story of courage and determination


    Any additional comments?

    I'm so excited that I found a recipe for November cakes, like I'm keeping the story alive, somehow. : )

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Wedding

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Tom Wopat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (506)
    Performance
    (224)
    Story
    (224)

    After thirty years of marriage, Wilson Lewis, son-in-law of Allie and Noah Calhoun (of The Notebook), is forced to admit that the romance has gone out of his marriage.

    Terri says: "One of Sparks best. . ."
    "I loved this story"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Wedding to be better than the print version?

    I enjoy listening to a book while working out. It makes the time go by faster.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It felt as if this could be a real person's story not just fiction.


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

    He's a good actor. He is superb with the male voices, but the ladies are a stretch for him.


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

    I loved the suprise near the end. I wasn't expecting one that big. I don't want to give away the story, but this guy LOVES his wife.


    Any additional comments?

    A great book to stir those feelings you had in the beginning of your marriage if you've lost them. I feel good book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Winifred Watson
    • Narrated By Frances McDormand
    Overall
    (1163)
    Performance
    (609)
    Story
    (609)

    Miss Pettigrew is a down-on-her-luck, middle-aged governess sent by her employment agency to work for a nightclub singer rather than a household of unruly children. Over a period of 24 hours, as she becomes caught up in the life of Delysia LaFloss, her own life is changed - forever. This charming, funny, light-hearted 1938 novel was a bestseller on its first appearance. Read by Academy Award winning actress Frances McDormand, who stars in the 2008 film as Miss Pettigrew.

    Holly C. Salley says: "Adorable"
    "good story but moves a bit slow"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I think it's a very good story. I did not see the movie. My only objection is a lot of repetition and it moved very slowly. I did like the ending and was glad I stuck with it and finished.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Winifred Watson? Why or why not?

    Probably not. Too repetivie in her narratives.


    What about Frances McDormand’s performance did you like?

    I thought she did an excellent job. She made me care for Miss Pettigrew.


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

    Near the end. But I don't want to give anything away. That MIss P finds she has value.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Richard Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (690)
    Performance
    (380)
    Story
    (383)

    In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only 13 years old, Theo Boone thinks he’s one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk—and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom. But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than expected. Because he knows so much—maybe too much—he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial.

    Brian says: "Fantastic for young audience, Good for adults"
    "Can't wait to read more"
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    What made the experience of listening to Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer the most enjoyable?

    I was afraid it would not hold my attention, but I loved the characters and can't wait to read more.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Theodore Boone of course. He's not your regular kid and I love his passion for the law.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Meeting with clients in his office, an old supply closet.


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

    Fiercly protective of his clients. They come first.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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