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Antonette

I love to read! I love reading even more now with my Audible account. I probably read two to three books a month. And, yes, I have a life!

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  • 25 reviews
  • 69 ratings
  • 237 titles in library
  • 38 purchased in 2014
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  • The Silver Chair: The Chronicles of Narnia

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated By Jeremy Northam
    Overall
    (1152)
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    (390)
    Story
    (403)

    Narnia is in peril, and only Eustace and Jill can help. Along with Puddlegum, a gloomy but valiant Marsh-wiggle, they are sent by the mighty lion Aslan to find Prince Rilian, heir to the throne. Their quest leads them past hungry people-eating Giants, and deep into the dark underground. But the true test for this noble band of friends comes when they face an evil witch and her deadly enchantments.

    book buyer says: "wonderful!!"
    "By far favorite of the chronicles"
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    Awesome story! Clear depiction of Christ in this story! Loved it from the beginning to the end!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Paul Miller
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (53)

    A Praying Life is an honest look at the difficulties of prayer, unanswered prayers, and successes in prayer. Readers will appreciate Paul Miller's down-to-earth approach and practical nature. Parents will find his family-life experiences especially helpful.

    Mike says: "PHENOMENOL !"
    "I needed something, and this was a great start"
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    I have been struggling in my prayer life, and this book helped to put me on track. I now have prayer cards. I still don't pray every day, but I prayer more sincere prayers from my heart. And, I'm much better now at confessing my sins.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Plus One: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Bower, Ben Elliot, Nicola Stanton, and others
    Overall
    (760)
    Performance
    (692)
    Story
    (698)

    Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math-whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can't afford to pay for. That's Jess' life in a nutshell - until an unexpected knight-in-shining-armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess' knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages...maybe ever.

    Kathy says: "Sometimes I need a book that is just fun to read."
    "I think I found my new favorite author"
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    I highly recommend this book!

    The first book I ever read that had multiple points of view was "Disappearing Act" by Terry McMillian. I loved the story because I got to see the story from each persons point of view. There are FOUR points of view in this story. Each person - just as in life - has their own point of view, and their own life situations going on, and yet their story intersect, and the author did a great job in keeping me interested in the hardships. It funny because at a certain point, just like the main character - Jessie, I forgot what she did too, until the moment in the book when it was discovered.

    Very entertaining, and thankful that the sex scenes weren't explicit. Jojo Moyes wrote enough that I was able to fill in the rest with my imagination, just the way a book should be; I think!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Murphy's Law

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (730)
    Performance
    (630)
    Story
    (632)

    Molly Murphy always knew she'd end up in trouble, just as her mother predicted. So, when she commits murder in self-defense, she flees her cherished Ireland, under cover of a false identity, for the anonymous shores of late 19th-century America. When she arrives in New York and sees the welcoming promise of freedom in the Statue of Liberty, Molly begins to breathe easier. But when a man is murdered on Ellis Island, a man Molly was seen arguing with, she becomes a prime suspect in the crime.

    Jan says: "Cream Puff Read"
    "Where has Molly been all my life?!"
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    Where has Molly been all my life? This book has been more than I thought it would be! I like mysteries that give you hints, without revealing the murder until the last minute! This book has delivered for me. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Must Love Dogs

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Claire Cook
    • Narrated By Carrington Macduffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (149)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (25)

    Life after divorce for Sarah Hurlihy consists of juggling her job as a preschool teacher and the demands of her interfering family. Then her bossy big sister decides to place a personal ad for her, and the unexpected becomes a daily event. Everybody wants Sarah to put the past behind her and take a bold step towards a fresh start.

    Angie says: "must love the movie"
    "Thoroughly enjoyed this book"
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    I truly enjoyed this book. The narration and all! The end seemed a little jammed pack to tie up all loose ends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4269)
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    (3281)
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    (3286)

    Even in Grundy, Alaska, its unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem.

    Mariya says: "Preternaturally Funny"
    "I enjoyed the story, but not the narrator"
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    I picked this title during a buy three for two sale, because the title is what struck me as catchy; and the art work was fun looking too! So, I said what the heck, it's a sale. I enjoyed the story. The narrator wasn't horrible, but all of her men sounded a like. And maybe it was my Kindle, but her voice would change mid character. Anyway, it was a small distraction, but the story was very engaging and cute. I recommend it for a day you want a light read! (Or listen - whichever you call it.)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Me Before You: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3268)
    Performance
    (2970)
    Story
    (2982)

    Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

    Michael says: "Who or What defines Quality of Life?"
    "My favorite book this year"
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    Wow! I'm not really sure where to start. This book was my sister's pick, and she did a good job. So, the story starts with a punch in the gut, so pay attention. Then it slows down and builds gradually.

    It's so funny bc I thought I knew what turns were going to happen next, and was completely shocked by what turns did happen. Even the cast of readers surprises you as you read along getting used to just the one reader, and boom a different voice. Oh you are going to enjoy this book!

    This will be a book I will read again and again! I highly recommend it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Frankenstein

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (276)

    Narrator Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) presents an uncanny performance of Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel, an epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship, scientific hubris, and horror.

    Nancy says: "A great listen"
    "A romance story"
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    Today everyone equates romance to sleeping with the president. However this story is a real romance. There are a few types of love displayed throughout this tale: brotherly affection, parental love, young love that grows into a deep passion, sincere friendship, and sadly unrequited love.

    Mary Shelley included it all in this well organized, detailed account of creation of the monster that just desperately wanted to be loved. Dan Stevens, please read more books! He did a fantastic job of given each character a distinct voice, and the monster sounded just like I thought he should. I highly recommend this book!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Jesse Bernstein
    Overall
    (3771)
    Performance
    (1891)
    Story
    (1931)

    Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to stay out of trouble. But can he really be expected to stand by and watch while a bully picks on his scrawny best friend? Or not defend himself against his pre-algebra teacher when she turns into a monster and tries to kill him? Of course, no one believes Percy about the monster incident; he's not even sure he believes himself.

    Teddy says: "Fun KIDS Book"
    "I shouldn't have read the Heroes of Olympia first"
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    This book reads just the others. The movie was great, and I wanted to read book 2 before I went to see the movie. I don't think I will. I will only invest in the Heroes series, and just see these movies.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By J. J. Virgin
    • Narrated By J. J. Virgin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (59)

    The key to weight loss isn't calories. It isn't fat. It isn't protein. It isn't even carbs. You can count them, cut them, and swap them all you want, but you won't lose weight if you're eating foods that your body can't tolerate. And the most common diet foods - like egg whites, wheat bread, and fat-free yogurt - are some of the worst offenders. These "healthy" foods are actually making you fat! In this book, celebrity nutritionist and fitness expert J. J. Virgin pinpoints the 10 foods that sabotage weight loss. Just by eliminating these 10 diet saboteurs, listeners will see incredible results.

    Melanie says: "Content made this worth it for me"
    "Thanks JJ!"
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    So far (after only two weeks), I've lost 7lbs 1.5" from my waist, and .5" from my hips! :) I can't express my happiness since NOTHING else has done it for me. I'm looking forward to actually hitting my ideal weight!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blue Shoes and Happiness: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (689)
    Performance
    (258)
    Story
    (255)

    From internationally best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith comes the seventh novel in the phenomenally popular and endlessly charming series that began with The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Once again Botswana's only female detective, Mma Ramotswe, and her invaluable assistant, Mma Makutsi, puzzle out the mysteries of life while finding comfort in steaming mugs of bush tea.

    says: "Much ado about bush tea"
    "I look forward to these books"
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    This has been the longest series I've read yet. The people all feel so real I want to travel to Botswana to meet them all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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