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Deidra

Saline, MI, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 103 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2014
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  • The Confession: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3567)
    Performance
    (1280)
    Story
    (1298)

    An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high-school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.

    Suzn F says: "I confess, I loved it!"
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    It's been a while since I've read / listened to a John Grisham book. I've always enjoyed his stories, and while this was different than the last I recall, it was a 'good' kind of different. The unique plot pulls you in, and the narration was well done.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eyes Wide Open

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Andrew Gross
    • Narrated By Christian Hoff
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (56)

    A horrible family tragedy that may not be what it seems.... A past encounter with an infamous killer turns deadly today.... An ordinary man must risk his own family to find the truth. Jay Erlich's nephew has been found at the bottom of a cliff at Morrow Bay. It's all just a tragic suicide, until secrets from the past begin to rear up again. Did a notorious killer, jailed for many decades, have his hand in this? Charlie, a wayward child of the sixties, set out for California, where he fell under the sway of a charismatic but deeply disturbed cultlike figure....

    Deidra says: "Great listen but..."
    "Great listen but..."
    Overall

    While the story line is facinating, the author seems to repeat the obvious and the narrative was overly dramatic at times. Long after you've drawn your conclusion, it is still being spelling it out for you. Over all, I enjoyed the story, and it seems it was left open for a sequel, to which I would likely listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Kitchen House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7111)
    Performance
    (5053)
    Story
    (5042)

    Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

    B.J. says: "Good, but with reservations"
    "Excellent story!"
    Overall

    I couldn't stop listening to this compelling story. The two perspectives who narrate the story keep it interesting and it is full of suspense. It's a fabulous historical fiction novel and is well read by Orlagh Cassidy and Bahni Turpin (who also was a narrator for The Help).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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