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Pamela J. Cope

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  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Maria Semple
    • Narrated By Kathleen Wilhoite
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3017)
    Performance
    (2685)
    Story
    (2684)

    Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

    Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle - and people in general - has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

    S says: "One of my top 10 listens of the year!"
    "Fun and funny"
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    Where does Where'd You Go, Bernadette rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'd rank this somewhere in the middle of the books I've listened to - it's light and silly, but still entertaining. Some parts of it were a little unbelievable, but it still made me laugh out loud in several parts.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Bernadette's husband and his "girlfriend" along with a psychologist are planning to do an intervention on Bernadette. She escapes - it's all very silly.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    not really - fun and funny but not that kind of a story


    Any additional comments?

    Set in Seattle, with lots of local references. Fun for those of us who live here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hobbit

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By J. R. R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11350)
    Performance
    (10146)
    Story
    (10312)

    Like every other hobbit, Bilbo Baggins likes nothing better than a quiet evening in his snug hole in the ground, dining on a sumptuous dinner in front of a fire. But when a wandering wizard captivates him with tales of the unknown, Bilbo becomes restless. Soon he joins the wizard’s band of homeless dwarves in search of giant spiders, savage wolves, and other dangers. Bilbo quickly tires of the quest for adventure and longs for the security of his familiar home. But before he can return to his life of comfort, he must face the greatest threat of all.

    Derek B. says: "A grand literary adventure!"
    "A wonderful story made new in this recording"
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    I think I have read The Hobbit at least 10 times since I was a sixth grader, and never get tired of it. What a treat to have it read to me by Rob Inglis. His voice and reading are perfect, he portrays all the characters with great skill. I can't wait to listen to The Lord of the Rings!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Louise Erdrich
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (245)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (99)

    For more than a half century, Father Damien Modeste has served his beloved people, the Ojibwe, on the remote reservation of Little No Horse. Now, nearing the end of his life, Father Damien dreads the discovery of his physical identity, for he is a woman who has lived as a man. To complicate his fears, his quiet life changes when a troubled colleague comes to the reservation to investigate the life of the perplexing, difficult, possibly false saint Sister Leopolda.

    Carol T. Carr says: "Remarkable and Challenging"
    "I love Louise Erdrich's writing style"
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    What did you love best about The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse?

    what an amazing story! there were so many interesting characters, but mostly I was fascinated by Agnes/Father Damien and the almost supernatural twists in her life.


    What other book might you compare The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse to and why?

    The setting is similar to most of Erdrich's books - her indian reservation. In some ways I think her stories are a little like Alice Hoffman, where they are real, but the magic and unseen powers are there too.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the bank robber takes Agnes and she is hanging onto the car.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26267)
    Performance
    (23281)
    Story
    (23350)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "story with some great twists"
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    Would you listen to Gone Girl again? Why?

    Probably not. I liked the story, but don't really enjoy stories where the characters are arguing alot. I enjoy reading books like this, but somehow listening stresses me out. But the story really kept me interested.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Gillian Flynn? Why or why not?

    Depends - I would have to see what others say about it first.


    Which character – as performed by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne – was your favorite?

    Nick was my favorite.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Humboldt's Gift

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Saul Bellow
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    For years, they were the best of friends: the grand, erratic Humboldt and the ambitious young Charlie. But now Humboldt has died a failure, and Charlie's success-ridden life has taken various turns for the worse. Then Humboldt acts from the grave to change Charlie's life: he has left Charlie something in his will.

    Scott says: "Great Book, Great Reader"
    "what is the gift???"
    Overall

    I kept listening, waiting for something to happen. Nothng ever did. what a disappointing waste.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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