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Lisa

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  • Inconceivable: A Medical Mistake, the Baby We Couldn't Keep, and Our Choice to Deliver the Ultimate Gift

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Carolyn Savage, Sean Savage
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell, Danny Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    A medical mistake during an IVF procedure.An unthinkable situation....you're pregnant with the wrong baby. You can terminate, but you can't keep him. What choice would you make?

    Karlesha Murrell says: "HEARTFELT!!!"
    "Very good story"
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    I loved this book because it happened to "real" people. I have read true stories where the people seemed to be saints and if you believe in God, everything will be easy. This is not one of those books. This family believed in God and did what they believed to be the right thing- but it was not the easy thing. They suffered real emotions... They were angry, they felt hatred and a variety of other human emotions that humans feel. They leaned on their faith in God to help them through, but it didn't make them less human. It is a wonderful book that will renew your faith in the human race.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Vanishing Point

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Val McDermid
    • Narrated By Antonia Beamish
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (63)

    thriller with a nightmare scenario: a parent who loses her child in a bustling international airport. Young Jimmy Higgins is snatched from an airport security checkpoint while his guardian watches helplessly from the glass inspection box. But this is no ordinary abduction, as Jimmy is no ordinary child. His mother was Scarlett, a reality TV star who, dying of cancer and alienated from her unreliable family, entrusted the boy to the person she believed best able to give him a happy, stable life: her ghost writer, Stephanie Harker.

    Greg says: "Great Book except for the last 10 minutes"
    "Good story"
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    Had a nice surprise ending. The story moved nicely and kept your interest. I enjoyed it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Barely Breathing: Breathing, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Rebecca Donovan
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (477)
    Performance
    (441)
    Story
    (446)

    “I’ve spent most of my life trying to make it to a future that still hasn’t happened, or avoid a past that won’t let me go. I don’t remember when I’ve ever just stopped to live in the present, to hold on to the seconds I’m in.”Emma Thomas’s struggle with an abusive home life came to a heart-pounding conclusion in the final chapters of Reason to Breathe, the first installment of The Breathing Series — Rebecca’s Donovan’s bestselling romantic thriller (USA Today). Now her secret life has been exposed, and her tormentor can’t hurt her anymore. Yet, some are still haunted by that night. The bruises may have faded, but scars and fears remain. How will she reclaim her life when she’s barely breathing?

    Lia says: "LOVED IT but so frustrated with Emma!"
    "Enjoyable"
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    Based n the characters I think this book was written for teens but I found myself drawn in and after the first book had to keep going. This is a series of three that should be read in order. The second book was my least favorite of the three. It seemed drawn out, but the characters and story line were important for book three. Overall I would recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Philomena: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Martin Sixsmith
    • Narrated By John Curless
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (515)
    Performance
    (466)
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    (464)

    Now a major motion picture directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen, High Fidelity) and starring Judi Dench (Skyfall, Notes on a Scandal) and Steve Coogan (The Trip, Hamlet 2): the heartbreaking true story of an Irishwoman and the secret she kept for 50 years. When she became pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to a convent to be looked after as a "fallen woman". Then the nuns took her baby from her and sold him, like thousands of others, to America for adoption. Fifty years later, Philomena decided to find him.

    Fajola Wenders says: "Rivetting Story and Performance"
    "Disappointing"
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    According to the book description this is about a mothers search for her child that she was forced to five up for adoption in the 50s, but that is not what the book is about. It is about the life of the son she gave up for adoption. The mothers search is briefly mentioned in the prologue. The story is about a young man coming to terms with his own sexuality, his feelings of abandonment and his efforts to try to find his mother. If this sounds interesting to you, than you will enjoy this book. The book is not bad, but it is not as described and had I known I probably would not have purchased.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1150)
    Performance
    (1052)
    Story
    (1063)

    >When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

    Tango says: "Beautiful story, beautifully written"
    "I loved this story"
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    This was an amazing story. I am an animal lover and never knew that elephants were so smart and have such a strong sense of family. I laughed and I cried and I know where I want to go when I get my passport.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Secret Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Shilpi Somaya Gowda
    • Narrated By Soneela Nankani
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (206)
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    (208)

    Debut novelist Shilpi Somaya Gowda pens this compelling tale about two families, worlds apart, linked by one Indian child. After giving birth to a girl for a second time, impoverished Kavita must give her up to an orphanage. The baby, named Asha, is adopted by an American doctor and raised in California. But once grown, Asha decides to return to India.

    Stephanie says: "A Must Read"
    "Kept waiting for climax"
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    The story follows the lives of several characters. None were overly remarkable and there was never a big reveal or climactic ending. The ending was kind of disappointment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Edge of Normal

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Carla Norton
    • Narrated By Christina Delaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (53)

    In many ways, Reeve LeClaire looks like a typical 22 year old girl. But Reeve is anything but normal. 10 years ago, she was kidnapped and held captive. After a lucky escape, she's spent the last six years trying to rebuild her life, a recovery thanks in large part to her indispensable therapist Dr. Ezra Lerner. But when he asks her to help another girl rescued from a similar situation, Reeve realizes she may not simply need to mentor this young victim - she may be the only one who can protect her from a cunning predator who is still out there, watching every move.

    Lisa says: "Too long"
    "Too long"
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    The story started off strong. Much of it was fairly predictable, but it was still good. However, the book should have ended several chapters before it did. It dragged on way past the point of a good ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (136)
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    (134)

    With characters arranged alphabetically - from the Ancient Pythoness to Bethany Zanelli - best-selling author Charlaine Harris takes fans into the future of their favorite residents of Bon Temps and environs. You’ll learn how Michele and Jason’s marriage fared, what happened to Sookie’s cousin Hunter, and whether Tara and JB’s twins grew up to be solid citizens. This coda provides the answers to your lingering questions - including details of Sookie’s own happily-ever-after…

    Avid listener says: "Doesn't work as an audiobook"
    "Nice finally"
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    If you have read all of the Sookie Stackhouse books, you will enjoy this short story that brings closure to all of your favorite characters. If you have not read all of the Sookie Stackhouse books, this will not make any sense.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • This Is W.A.R.

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Lisa Roecker, Laura Roecker
    • Narrated By Amanda Dolan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Everyone at Hawthorne Lake Country Club saw Willa Ames-Rowan climb into a boat with James Gregory, the club’s heir apparent. And everyone at Hawthorne Lake Country Club watched him return - alone. No one believes that Willa’s drowning was an accident. After all, she held the club record for the 1500-meter freestyle. And the Gregory family has a history of making troublesome girls disappear. They all know James Gregory killed her. But none of them will say a word. Enter the W.A.R: four girls, four very different motives to avenge Willa’s death, and only one rule: destroy the Gregory family at any cost.

    Lisa says: "Good premise"
    "Good premise"
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    The story had a good premise but with every chapter it got more nonsensical and the ending sucked.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emma's Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Steena Holmes
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (146)

    For two years, Megan, Peter, and their two older daughters, Alexis and Hannah, dream of nothing but being reunited with the family’s youngest child, Emma, who was kidnapped just before her third birthday. When Emma is miraculously found living with an elderly couple just miles from the family’s home, they are hopeful that her return will heal the wounds her disappearance created. But Emma is vastly different from the sunny toddler they remember. She barely remembers her parents or her older sisters. She is quiet and withdrawn, and, worst of all, longs for the very people who kidnapped her.

    Vickie says: "Too Dramatic!"
    "Deja vu"
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    The story was good but the story line was extremely similar to another book that I have read. I couldn't help but wonder which story was written first. Overall, the story kept your interest and was pretty good. I would recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Susannah Cahalan
    • Narrated By Heather Henderson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1063)
    Performance
    (948)
    Story
    (955)

    In 2009, Susannah Cahalan woke up in a strange hospital room strapped to a bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records - from a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory - reported psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier she had been a healthy, ambitious twenty-four-year-old, six months into her first serious relationship and a sparkling career as a cub reporter

    Eric Schurr says: "Very scary, real story, superbly written and rea"
    "Fascinating"
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    This was a fascinating story and also scary. This is something that can happen to anyone. I think about all the people that may be in mental institutions when they actually have a medical condition. The story was well written and keeps your interest while providing a lot of medical detail, but it is not over your head - it is understandable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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