You no longer follow Donna H. Barnes

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Donna H. Barnes

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Donna H. Barnes

Telecommuter living outside of San Francisco, CA. I listen to books while walking my dog, quilting, and doing chores around the house.

BRENTWOOD, CA, United States | Member Since 2012

18
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 17 reviews
  • 27 ratings
  • 329 titles in library
  • 5 purchased in 2015
FOLLOWING
1
FOLLOWERS
1

  • Angle of Repose

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Wallace Stegner
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    Overall
    (516)
    Performance
    (359)
    Story
    (362)

    Wallace Stegner's uniquely American classic centers on Lyman Ward, a noted historian who relates a fictionalized biography of his pioneer grandparents at a time when he has become estranged from his own family. Through a combination of research, memory, and exaggeration, Ward voices ideas concerning the relationship between history and the present, art and life, parents and children, and husbands and wives.

    Laurene says: "A magnificent novel, beautifully read"
    "A "new author""
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was the first Stegner book I read and it was a great introduction. Great story brought to life by the talented Mark Bramhall. A classic!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21009)
    Performance
    (16398)
    Story
    (16339)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Slow start"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I almost gave up in the beginning. But it got better. Some great comedy bits. Love the Sarah Palin skit

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Gabriel García Márquez
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (616)
    Performance
    (544)
    Story
    (548)

    One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize-winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Rich and brilliant, it is a chronicle of life, death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the beautiful, ridiculous, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

    Greg says: "Outstanding Audiobook!"
    "I know this is a classic"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    ....but I couldn't get into this story. John Lee is one of my favorite narrators, but even he couldn't bring this to life for me.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tabula Rasa: Roman Empire Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Ruth Downie
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (106)

    The medicus Ruso and his wife, Tilla, are back in the borderlands of Britannia, this time helping to tend the builders of Hadrian's Great Wall. Having been forced to move off their land, the Britons are distinctly on edge. Then Ruso's recently arrived clerk, Candidus, goes missing. A native boy thinks he sees a body being hidden inside the wall's half-finished stonework, and a worrying rumor begins to spread. When soldiers ransack the nearby farms looking for Candidus, Tilla's tentative friendship with a local family turns to anger and disappointment.

    C. L. Ortiz says: "Love Downie as usual, but ANGRY with Vance"
    "Not my favorite book in the series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I have really enjoyed this series, but this one lacked the medical aspect that in enjoy.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Roy Benaroch
    Overall
    (335)
    Performance
    (294)
    Story
    (291)

    There's an art and science behind how doctors diagnose and treat medical patients. Where do doctors get these skills? The Grand Rounds experience, where they practice how to make accurate diagnoses by examining real patients. And with Dr. Benaroch's 24 unique lectures, you'll explore how a master physician solves medical problems just like a detective.

    Kindle Customer says: "Enthralled!"
    "Very interesting!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The human body is very complex, but the author explains the processes in simple terms. Each case was presented well and I learned a great deal about the diagnostic process. The main take away: be honest with your doctor. Something you may not feel pertinent to reveal could kill you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Daughters for a Time

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Jennifer Handford
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (80)

    Feelings of abandonment filled Helen at a too-young age when her mother died and her father walked out. Left in the care of her sister, Claire, she moved on, but never truly healed. Now thirty-five, married, and starting her own family, she must confront her inability to bear children by accepting the idea of adopting. But just when Helen experiences holding her new baby for the first time, she is blindsided with the worst possible news: Claire has cancer. Helen’s wounds are again torn open as she balances the delight of parenthood with the grief of her ailing sister.A poignant and probing exploration of life and loss, Daughters for a Time is a tale of unconditional love, the destructive and healing powers of family, and the search for solid ground between pain and joy.

    Lisa says: "A Very Real Story"
    "I can't believe I listened to the end"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Sappy story, but Catholic readers might enjoy. Heavy on the religious references. Narration was decent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Winter of the World: The Century Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5875)
    Performance
    (4985)
    Story
    (4999)

    Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, Welsh - enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion.

    Tim says: "Brilliant Sequel"
    "Looking forward to part 3"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Ken Follet is an amazing author and this series is no exception. John Lee does a great job again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Apothecary's Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Charlotte Betts
    • Narrated By Anne Dover
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (79)

    Susannah Leyton has grown up behind the counter of her father's apothecary shop in bustling Fleet Street. A skilled student, her father has granted her the freedom to pursue her considerable talents. But Susannah is dealt a shocking blow when her widowed father marries again, and her stepmother seems determined to remove her from the apothecary shop. A proposal of marriage from the charming Henry Savage seems to offer Susannah an escape. But as the plague sweeps through London, tragedy strikes, and dark secrets from her husband's past begin to unfold.

    Dkssol says: "Wonderful story !!"
    "Very enjoyable read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I learned many things about this sad time in the history of England and the impact of the plague. The apothecary's craft is fascinating and so are the characters in the book. Great story overall.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Caine Mutiny

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (1054)
    Performance
    (924)
    Story
    (923)

    Having inspired a classic film and Broadway play, The Caine Mutiny is Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life—and mutiny—on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater. It was immediately embraced upon its original publication as one of the first serious works of American fiction to grapple with the moral complexities and the human consequences of the Second World War. In the intervening half century, this gripping story has become a perennial favorite, selling millions throughout the world, and claiming the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

    James says: "Even Better than the Movie"
    "Still good after all these years"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I read this many years ago and thoroughly enjoyed this version. Great author and narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4364)
    Performance
    (2877)
    Story
    (2901)

    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

    Peter says: "Brilliant, insightful, intriguing."
    "More like a text book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I started this book and just can't get into it. May try again another time, but it's pretty boring so far

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.