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Wendy

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  • Sister

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Rosamund Lupton
    • Narrated By Juanita Mahon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (78)

    Their bond was unbreakable. The truth was unimaginable. When Beatrice receives a call to say that her sister, Tess, is missing, she boards the first flight home. But as she learns about Tess’s disappearance, she is stunned to discover how little she actually knows of her sister's life. Everyone around her accepts they have lost Tess, but Beatrice refuses to give up, embarking on a dangerous journey to discover the shocking truth, whatever the cost...

    Lynn Diener says: "Kept me guessing and kept pulling at my heart."
    "Sad but insightful story"
    Overall

    I ordered this book because I have a sister, a twin, that I adore and because it sounded like an interesting mystery. I enjoyed the authors writing and insight into sisterly love and connection. The story was almost unbearably sad, however. The narrator read this book well but painfully slowly. I was desperate to speed it up; not only in time but also to lighten the unbearable sorrow of the story. The sadness of it makes me want to hug my sister and I know it will take a long time to shake the story and the feeling that I'm left with.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Beer School: Bottling Success at the Brooklyn Brewery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Steve Hindy, Tom Potter
    • Narrated By Steve Hindy, Tom Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (102)

    Is this a book for beer aficionados or business enthusiasts? Both, and it's as refreshing as a cold brew. In Beer School, authors and entrepreneurs Steve Hindy and Tom Potter share the improbable saga of Brooklyn Brewery, the company they grew from a home-brew hobby into a multimillion-dollar business - all in the most competitive beer market in the United States.

    Chris - Audible says: "Good story, bad narrator"
    "Could be a good book but lost my interest early on"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Beer School?

    The book could not keep my attention (personal preference only).


    What was most disappointing about Steve Hindy and Tom Potter ’s story?

    Slow pace, (personally) uninteresting subject matter.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Average narration just did not grab me (again, just my personal preference).


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    None (that's the problem I guess)


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dogs Who Found Me: What I've Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Ken Foster
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (37)

    Ken Foster never intended to adopt an abandoned dog. But after bringing Brando home, he notices how many homeless strays there are in the city. Suddenly, he sees them everywhere and finds himself unable to resist taking them home. But what he gains from them in return is far richer than his own expense.

    Beth says: "Very sweet read"
    "Unscientific observations, v. poor narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Ken Foster and/or Patrick Lawlor?

    No


    What was most disappointing about Ken Foster’s story?

    Lack of valid scientific observations (anthropomorphism plus!)


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Yes, I couldn't get past the first chapter because of this.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Susan Casey
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (369)
    Performance
    (172)
    Story
    (169)

    For centuries, mariners have spun tales of gargantuan waves, 100-feet high or taller. Until recently scientists dis­missed these stories - waves that high would seem to violate the laws of physics. But in the past few decades, as a startling number of ships vanished and new evidence has emerged, oceanographers realized something scary was brewing in the planet’s waters. They found their proof in February 2000, when a British research vessel was trapped in a vortex of impossibly mammoth waves in the North Sea - including several that approached 100 feet.

    Roy says: "Do the Wave"
    "Totally enjoyable in every way!"
    Overall

    From every perspective, this is a fantastic book. It is a non-fictional book, with the interest and fun of a fictional one. The narrator has a authorative voice for the non-fiction aspect and a authentic voice for the accents she gives the stories real life characters: everyone from the marine scientists, to the Lloyds of London insurance agents and to the surfers that have ridden these previously unconfirmed giant rogue ocean waves. Instantly became one of my favorite books. I highly recommend it to everyone, with and without a science education or background.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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