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Carolyn

Marietta, GA, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • The Weird Sisters

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Eleanor Brown
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (436)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
    (241)

    There is no problem that a library card can't solve. The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there. See, we love each other.

    Sabrina says: ""I am not bound to please thee with my answers.""
    "Hated It !"
    Overall

    Whiny grown children moving home. Blah, blah... The only reason I finished it was because I unfortunately bought it.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Michael Gates Gill
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (60)

    In his 50s, Michael Gates Gill had it all: a big house in the suburbs, a loving family, and a top job at an ad agency with a six-figure salary. By the time he turned 60, he had lost everything except his Ivy League education and his sense of entitlement. First, he was downsized at work. Next, an affair ended his 20-year marriage. Then, he was diagnosed with a slow-growing brain tumor, prognosis undetermined. Around the same time, his girlfriend gave birth to a son.

    Alfred R Good says: "What's wrong with the truth"
    "A Really Good Listen"
    Overall

    This book is great. I loved the story, the people in the story. The best part is seeing a guy get over numerous bad situations in his life. Kudos to Starbucks too!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Memory of Running

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ron McLarty
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2903)
    Performance
    (1090)
    Story
    (1083)

    In late 2003, in his column in Entertainment Weekly, Stephen King called The Memory of Running "the best novel you won't read this year." This glowing endorsement of the audiobook resulted in Ron McLarty receiving a $2 million two-book deal from Viking Penguin. Also, Warner Brothers has shelled out big bucks for the movie rights to The Memory of Running, for which McLarty will write the script.

    Neal says: "Funny and Fascinating, A Wonderful Book"
    "Just a story."
    Overall

    This book is just that, just a story. There is nothing to compell you to listen very long unless it is the only booktape you brought along on the trip. Very predictable. Funny in parts. But again, just a story about riding a bike across the country.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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