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  • Racing in the Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Garth Stein
    • Narrated By Henry Leyva
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    Meet one funny dog - Enzo, the lovable mutt who tells this story. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: most dogs love to chase cars, but Enzo longs to race them. He learns about racing and the world around him by watching TV and by listening to the words of his best friend, Denny, an up-and-coming race car driver, and his daughter, Zo; his constant companion. Enzo finds that life is just like being on the racetrack - it isn't simply about going fast. And, applying the rules of racing to his world, Enzo takes on his family's challenges and emerges a hero.

    Ellen says: "Loved it!"
    "Loved it!"
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    What did you love best about Racing in the Rain?

    This version is a cleaner version for the whole family of a great story. I much prefer this version to the original.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Enzo, of course. Made me wonder what my dogs think of me.


    What does Henry Leyva bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His inflections and intonations are perfect. I love his performance.


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

    Too many to name.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Out of My Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Sharon M. Draper
    • Narrated By Sisi Aisha Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (146)

    Eleven-year-old Melody has a photographic memory that makes her the brightest kid in her school. Unfortunately, her teachers and doctors don’t believe she can even learn. Unable to talk, walk, or write, she longs to tell what she thinks and knows. Trapped inside her own mind, she finally discovers how to “speak.” And yet some may not be ready to hear her voice.

    Tim says: "I have CP"
    "Very good for children and adults"
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    If you could sum up Out of My Mind in three words, what would they be?

    Eye opening read


    What did you like best about this story?

    Going inside the mind of someone we normally wouldn't hear from.


    What does Sisi Aisha Johnson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She has a great reading style and I felt like I was listening to the character not just being read a story.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Wonder

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated By Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (890)
    Performance
    (805)
    Story
    (797)

    August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?R. J. Palacio has crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and writing that shines with spare emotional power.

    Regina-Audible says: "Everyone deserves a standing ovation at least once"
    "Great story"
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    Where does Wonder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ranks as one of the most listened to in our household, adults and children.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Augie, for sure. He's honest, resilient and funny.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to name. Some scenes are painful but the characters and readers make the story very listenable. The hero of this story is just so darn human and like able.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Probably something from the great quotes they use to begin each section.


    Any additional comments?

    Have listened to this story multiple times and will many more.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • In the Company of Cheerful Ladies: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1643)
    Performance
    (878)
    Story
    (869)

    Readers everywhere have become entranced by the New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, from acclaimed author and award-winning wit Alexander McCall Smith. Each charming book in the series is a masterpiece of comic subtlety and a window for viewing the distinctive culture and landscape of Botswana.

    Nancy says: "Great Listen"
    "Easy listening"
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    Where does In the Company of Cheerful Ladies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This series of books are fun to listen to and don't require much from the listener other than to enjoy.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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