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  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Garth Stein
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5626)
    Performance
    (3569)
    Story
    (3579)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you’ve ever loved a dog - or even patted a dog - this book, told from the perspective of man’s best friend, will tug at your heartstrings...and won’t let go until long after Welch performs the last word. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master.

    FanB14 says: "Artful Surprise"
    "Good Story. Very interesting point of view: Enzo"
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    If you could sum up The Art of Racing in the Rain in three words, what would they be?

    Dog's perception of life


    What other book might you compare The Art of Racing in the Rain to and why?

    Merle's Door. They both give you great insight into the way a dog might think


    What about Christopher Evan Welch’s performance did you like?

    It was all written in the dog, Enzo's, voice. Which he kept interesting


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Enzo is talking about Eve's cancer, her release from the hospital and it's effect on the family.


    Any additional comments?

    A very different book. I loved that it was a story written from the dog's point of view, in his words, and with his (Enzo's) view of life. Enzo's life, the family's life and his reincarnation in the next life. The contrast between what Enzo thinks as a dog and as the human that he believes he will become in his next reincarnation is very well thought out and imaginative without being unbelievable. I'd like to see what else Garth Stein has written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • To Have and To Code: A Witch Central Romance

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Debora Geary
    • Narrated By Martha Harmon Pardee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (228)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (210)

    Nell Sullivan is fiery, easily distracted by cookies, and doomed to wear the peach monstrosity at her best friend's wedding. And she's a witch. Daniel Walker is a former baseball player turned bored hacker looking for a challenge. Hacking Nell's online gaming world is going to get him a lot more than he bargained for. A prophecy says they will make babies together - but when it comes to the love life of a modern witch and a hacker, prophecy might not get a vote.

    Rachel says: "Wonderful series with well developed characters"
    "Good, not as great as other Witch Central Books"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of To Have and To Code to be better than the print version?

    Yes, Ms. Harmon-Pardee's voice pulls you into the story and the characters.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It gave the 'pre-history' of one of the central characters (Nell) in the Witch Central books, but it was more of a boy-meets-girl plot than a magical story.


    Have you listened to any of Martha Harmon Pardee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Just as good as other of her books that I've listened to. She is very good with changing (and maintaining) the different voices in the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Important information about how Witch Central got it's start. It is a needed book, to 'flesh-out' the characters in the other books, so I would recommend it. But it doesn't have the same 'magic' and fun plot-line as Debora Geary's other books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Thread of Truth: The Cobbled Court Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Marie Bostwick
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman, Pam Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (140)

    At 27, having fled an abusive marriage with little more than her kids and the clothes on her back, Ivy Peterman figures she has nowhere to go but up. Quaint, historic New Bern, Connecticut, seems as good a place as any to start afresh. With a part-time job at Cobbled Court Quilts and budding friendships, Ivy feels hopeful for the first time in ages.

    A User says: "another great read by Marie Bostwick"
    "New Cobbled Quilts Book - Deals with Spousal Abuse"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Marie Bostwick writes beautiful novels about the people of fictional New Bern Conneticut. They all work @ Cobbled Court Quilts. This particular book follows Ivy, a young mother on the run from an abusive marriage. In the end Ivy must face her abuser and her demons to find her self confidence. This is an in-depth and believable story about spousal abuse and the toll it takes on society and it's victims. Ms. Bostwick writes in an engaging and believable style to present a story worth hearing. One without the, seemingly common use of fowl language and gore, that seems to attract some readers theses days.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Evelyn: She has created her dream of Cobbled Court Quilts and is the glue that hold the different characters together. She is not without her insecurities and doubts. So she comes across as believable. A close runner-up would be her scotsman 'friend' Charlie. He waits patiently, cooking his way in to her heart.


    What does Renée Raudman and Pam Ward bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Differing voices for the characters. They make them real and individual.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Modern Witch: A Modern Witch, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Debora Geary
    • Narrated By Martha Harmon Pardee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (873)
    Performance
    (791)
    Story
    (809)

    Lauren is downtown Chicago's youngest elite realtor. She's also a witch. She must be - the fetching spell for Witches' Chat isn't supposed to make mistakes. So says the woman who coded the spell, at least. The tall, dark, and handsome guy sent to assess her is a witch too (and no, that doesn't end the way you might think). What he finds in Lauren will change lives, mess with a perfectly good career, and require lots of ice cream therapy.

    ShySusan says: "Perfect antidote for vampire & zombie overdoses"
    "Fresh - A new Story - great Reader. Got me hooked!"
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    Where does A Modern Witch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This has been my favorite Audio Book. The plot got me hooked. Martha Harmon Pardee handled all the different voices well. I had no trouble telling who was speaking. And, I could knit and read!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Involved, but light, story-line. No scary vampires and wolves. It could be about my friends or neighbors.


    Have you listened to any of Martha Harmon Pardee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No other books yet. But I'll look for books the she has narrated to try.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh and smile.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the 'feel' of reading a book, and hearing the characters in your head. So, I really wasn't sure that I wanted to listen to someone else read. However, I was pleasantly surprised and delighted. The voices weren't "overdone". Other books, by one of my favorite author's, are out on Audible. I tried listening to them and found that the narrator makes a huge difference. I'll never buy that narrator again, but I'll check out other books read by Ms. Pardee

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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