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Jamie

Duluth, MN, USA

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  • 7 reviews
  • 10 ratings
  • 55 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015
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  • Can't Wait to Get to Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Fannie Flagg
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    Overall
    (298)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (110)

    Life is the strangest thing. One minute, Mrs. Elner Shimfissle is up in her tree, picking figs, and the next thing she knows, she is off on an adventure she never dreamed of, running into people she never in a million years expected to meet.

    Miranda says: "Not her best work"
    "Adorable"
    Overall

    This was a fantastic book to listen too! The narrators voice was so pleasant and the plot was fantastic as usual(much like all of Fannie Flagg's books). The reader may feel more "in the loop" if they are able to read the book that precedes this one (Standing in the Rainbow) but is not necessary to enjoy this delightful book.

    You will not be disappointed if you choose to purchase this audiobook. This was one of those books that I did not want to end and I wanted to keep going about the characters lives! I would definitely recommend this title for a moving and yet lighthearted book! Just fantastic!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Friday Night Knitting Club

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kate Jacobs
    • Narrated By Carrington Macduffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (811)
    Performance
    (190)
    Story
    (192)

    Walker & Daughter is Georgia Walker's little yarn shop, tucked into a quiet storefront on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The Friday Night Knitting Club is the ad hoc creation of some of Georgia's regulars, who stroll into the shop looking for tips on knitting and end up finding much, much more. Once a week, they gather to work on their latest projects and to chat - and occasionally clash - over their stories of love, life, and everything in between.

    flimfrik says: "Wanted to like it but constantly disappointed."
    "Enjoyable Listen"
    Overall

    I did like this book and I actually took up knitting after listening to this book! It is a very engaging story and I found myself looking forward to the drive to be able to listen to it. But the ending seemed to almost come out of nowhere and I was not pleased with that aspect of it. Obviously I don't want to ruin the ending for any potential listener, but I was very disappointed with how the characters lives ended up and that almost ruined the whole book for me! But other than that, it was a good book. For those who weren't aware, Julia Roberts is actually starring in and producing this movie in 2008 so that should be fun to see! As far as what other people are saying about the narrator and so on, I actually chose this book based on the narrator because I find her voice very engaging and I was not let down in this book at all either!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Peyton Place

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Grace Metalious
    • Narrated By Tim O'Connor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (60)

    In 1956, when this novel was first published, communities all over New England snapped up copies to see if they were the town portrayed in the book. Peyton Place is the story of a repressive New England town known for its high standards of public morality, and the steamy sexual activities that take place behind its bedroom doors.

    Patti says: "A Must, A Classic"
    "Interesting Book"
    Overall

    I wanted to listen to this book because one of my most favorite author's-Barbara Delinsky had written "Looking for Peyton Place" in 2005 and I wanted to know and learn about the book it was based on.

    The original Peyton Place was a good book and kind of slowed down in some parts and in other parts kept me hooked. I didn't hurry to finish this one like I have some others because I have been so engrossed with them, but it wasn't a bad book necessarily.

    An unexpected bonus after the book was completed is the 60 minute or so review by the narrator discussing the controversy surrounding the release of Peyton Place nearly 60 years ago. This was very interesting to listen too because I honestly didn't know that Grace Metalious was one of the first and few to blow the lid off such subjects as child abuse and whatnot and was such a controversial figure in her time.

    The narrator does a fantastic job and was very enjoyable to listen too. I wasn't sure how a man could portray all of these womens voices, but I thought he did a great job!

    1 of 1 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
    (3164)
    Performance
    (1352)
    Story
    (1358)

    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"
    "Be ready to want to listen straight through!"
    Overall

    I can't even begin to describe how this audiobook will grab you right from the start. This is a definite MUST READ (listen in this case!) and if you are contemplating purchasing this book, stop contemplating and just get it.

    One aspect of this audiobook that I truly thought was a great was having a different narrator for each character's chapter. I never knew I could change my opinion on the character and their situation so many times in one single book.

    The surprise ending will just shock you and I in all seriousness recommend making sure you are alone and at home when listening to the final hour of this book. I made the mistake of finishing this book while grocery shopping and I literally stood in the canned food aisle staring at the cans with tears streaming down my face when all I wanted to do was just go to my car and cry.

    I would definitely recommend this book to anyone and as my title to this review said, be prepared to want to drop everything to listen to this book as much as you possibly can!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Other Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jane Green
    • Narrated By Josephine Bailey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    If opposites attract, Ellie and Dan are perfect for each other. She's impulsive; he follows all the rules. Ellie is a virtual orphan, whereas Dan's family is as close-knit as they come. At first, Ellie is thrilled to be accepted into the Cooper clan and embraces Dan's mom, Linda, as the mother she never had...until she begins to realize that Linda's "mothering" is far more intrusive than even the best daughter-in-law can handle.

    Tiffonie says: "Not Green's best"
    "Stay Away From This One"
    Overall

    I thought this book was absolutely terrible. About 2 hrs into this dreadful book I honestly wondered if the author was trying to get the reader to hate her main character. I didn't realize we were supposed to actually root for and care about her.

    Ellie (main character) is so absolutely dreadful to listen to and her incessant whining and complaining made me want to throw my Ipod out the window. For whatever God forsaken reason I chose to finish this book and in hindsight I would have gladly just ate the cost of the audiobook to not have to finish this ridiculous nonsense. Take my advice and DO NOT waste your money on this title. I only wish I had read the other reviews first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Interruption of Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Terry McMillan
    • Narrated By Desiree Taylor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    With The Interruption of Everything, her sixth novel, Terry McMillan takes on the fault lines of mid-life and family life, reminds us once again of the redeeming power of friendship, and turns her eye toward the dilemma of how a woman starts to put her own needs higher on the to-do list while not shortchanging everyone else.

    Ann says: "Great to listen to"
    "Fantastic"
    Overall

    Terry McMillan's book will have you gripped immediately. Any person can relate to the main characters thoughts and feelings surrounding the events occuring in her life. The narrator did a fantastic job with all the different characters she had to voice and her skill and talent made the book just come alive. This book will have you laughing out loud more times than you thought possible! While I wouldn't describe this book as a comedy necessarily, the thoughts and observations of the main character are so fun to listen too! I would highly recommend this book not only for the great plot, but also for a great way to spend time listening to a great book! I have been buying audio books for nearly a year and a half and this book definitely ranks in my top 10!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Charmed Thirds

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Megan McCafferty
    • Narrated By Emily Janice Card
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (8)

    Things are looking up for Jessica Darling. She has finally left her New Jersey hometown/hellhole for Columbia University in New York City; she's more into her boyfriend, Marcus Flutie, than ever (so what if he's at a Buddhist college in California?); and she's making new friends who just might qualify as stand-ins for her beloved best friend, Hope.

    Jamie says: "Very Fun"
    "Very Fun"
    Overall

    The narrator of this title did a fantastic job. Her voice and expression convey the main characters thoughts and emotions perfectly. Readers will be hooked immediately! McCafferty is a very talented writer and if anyone has read her first two books, this third installment not only satisfies, it leads the reader wanting a fourth installment! With that said, the reader can instantly feel caught up though by McCafferty's excellent ability to weave the plots of her previous books to where the reader doesn't feel like they missed a thing if this is their first. I would highly recommend this audiobook to anyone who wants a fun and light 'read' and to laugh out loud many times throughout, but also wants to think and feel and care at the same time! Very excellent!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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