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.
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.
Differing voices for the characters. They make them real and individual.
Dog's perception of life
Merle's Door. They both give you great insight into the way a dog might think
It was all written in the dog, Enzo's, voice. Which he kept interesting
When Enzo is talking about Eve's cancer, her release from the hospital and it's effect on the family.
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.
Yes, Ms. Harmon-Pardee's voice pulls you into the story and the characters.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Involved, but light, story-line. No scary vampires and wolves. It could be about my friends or neighbors.
No other books yet. But I'll look for books the she has narrated to try.
Laugh and smile.
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
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