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Lori

Friendswood, TX, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Desperate Measures: A Barbara Holloway Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    Overall
    (434)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (139)

    Barbara Holloway has a reputation for taking on the toughest cases - and winning them. But this time she's up against an unbeatable opponent - her father, the lawyer who taught her all she knows.

    Reed says: "Better than the first"
    "Interesting storyline"
    Overall

    This was an interesting storyline and overall I enjoyed it. However, Audible ought to have a rating system for language, to forewarn about the excessive use of swearing. One character in particular swore like a sailor, and it was disturbing to me. In written form, you can gloss over things like that, but in audio you can't escape the effect, and neither can anyone in the room with you.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • A Stitch in Time: A Needlecraft Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Monica Ferris
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (134)

    The cold, blustery Midwest winters don't exactly agree with Betsy Devonshire, but since moving to Excelsior, Minnestoa, she sure has met a lot of warm, friendly people. So she isn't too surprised when the town's most talented needleworkers volunteer to restore a damaged tapestry that was found in the basement of a local church. Betsy even offers to donate materials for the project, thinking that the free publicity will boost sales at her financially troubled needlecraft shop. But soon Betsy is afraid of losing more than her business....

    Beatrice says: "Fun Mystery"
    "Mechanical reader, slow progression of story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I could not listen to a sample before buying this book--the site wasn't working properly. Wish I had! The reader doesn't always use proper inflection and rhythm in her performance, and it distracted me from listening to the storyline. Also, the story moves very very slowly, and I found myself yelling at the ipod to hurry up and get to the point. Finally, it seems the author was encouraged to write a very PC story while plugging Ebay and Amazon, which bugged me. I suggest finding a different story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Going Rogue: An American Life

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Sarah Palin
    • Narrated By Sarah Palin
    Overall
    (765)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (168)

    In this eagerly anticipated memoir, Palin paints an intimate portrait of growing up in the wilds of Alaska; meeting her lifelong love; her decision to enter politics; the importance of faith and family; and the unique joys and trials of life as a high-profile working mother. She also opens up for the first time about the 2008 presidential race, providing a rare, mom's-eye view of high-stakes national politics - from patriots dedicated to "Country First" to slick politicos bent on winning at any cost.

    Mike & Jan Geihsler says: "Needed unabridged"
    "Refreshing Honesty"
    Overall

    This was a great audio book read by the author. Sometimes these fall short and would be better read by another reader, but in this case, Sarah Palin adds credibility to the words. She is so sincere in her reading, which makes it feel like she is having a direct conversation with each listener. Sarah is open and honest and comes across as an above average person living an average American family life by choice. She lives her convictions, which is rare today.

    12 of 41 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27637)
    Performance
    (14226)
    Story
    (14280)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Loved every minute of this one!"
    Overall

    There is nothing negative to report on this book, and much to enjoy. I can't wait to hear another story from this author. Honest telling of the 1960s from both sides: the white employers and black maids who spoke out through an aspiring author as the main character. I loved each of the 4 narrators, and thought they were cast perfectly in their respective roles. I hope there is a sequel!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel's Holiday

    • ABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Marian Keyes
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    The fast lane is much too slow for Rachel Walsh, and Manhattan is the perfect place for a young Irish female to overdo everything. But Rachel's love of a good time is about to land her in the emergency room and cost her a job and the boyfriend she adores.

    Camille says: "Interesting Listen"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall

    I couldn't even finish this book. The narration was annoying with an overdone Irish accent and I found the story to be wanting. The main character seemed to find every stupid thing she did while on drugs to be hysterically funny, but I didn't get the humor it the storylines or in the telling of the story.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • My Sister's Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By uncredited
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2907)
    Performance
    (1130)
    Story
    (1134)

    New York Times best-selling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness.

    Lisa says: "Wonderful Book, Very Emotional"
    "Compelling Story"
    Overall

    This was a well thought out story about an ethical and moral dilemma. I liked how the characters each spoke from their own perspectives. The end was surprising, not the one I anticipated, which was good since it kept me interested to the last sentence. I didn't care for the unnecessary references to the gay lifestyle (no reason in the story line - it was contrived.) And the author could do better to avoid harsh language - it didn't improve the product but did make it uncomfortable to listen with my teenage daughter even though the story appealed to both of us, which is rare. Overall it was a story that made me think about it between listening sessions, and made a 15 hour car trip seem much shorter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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