san diego, california, United States | Member Since 2007
This is quite an unusual book.It is about a woman named Martha Mason who spent @ 50 years in an iron lung after coming down with Polio in the early 50"s . She lived in a in a little town in the south. She graduated from college,ran a book discussion group and hosted dinners all while confined to an iron lung in her home. Her selfless loving father and mother supported her in a lifetime of achievement. The narration was perfect.Do not miss this inspiring life story.
This book is written somewhat in the style of the 44 Scotland Street Stories. It consists of 4 different stories told in chapters each going back and forth between four passengers riding together on a train.. Each story very different but with a central theme, Love. Likeable characters made the stories they shared very entertaining.
I have never read anything by this author and was pleasantly surprised. I liked her style and loved the setting in the Bluebird book store.I Have recommended it to my book group
as the selection for August.. I was fascinated by the friendship between the owner of the store and the famous Children's book author Margaret Wise Brown. Through letters we got to know them well.
Did not really like the voice of the narrator She sounded too old and did not do multiple voices well. I Wish she had a softer voice, she sounded too loud and raspy.
But I liked the story so I tried to get used to the voice.
Will look for another by Sarah Jio but hope to see another narrator.
I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent book. It is so refreshing to find a modern author that does not have to rely on bad language, violence, or steamy sex scenes to carry the story along.
The plot concerns a young woman who finds a box of old love letters when she is renovating an old house .Intrigued by the letters she sets out to find the author,a WW2 veteran living in a nearby town with his devoted handsome grandson .The book is full of likable characters and believable situations all set in a delightful beach town in Florida.
The narration was first rate and I will certainly look for more books by this author.
Thanks Audible for making this available.
Another riotously funny book by Ann B Ross. Even after so many books about Miss Julia I have not tired of the characters. I often wonder where she gets the unusual plots.
The narrator, Cynthia Darlow is a master of all the characters voices.Her voice for Lillian and grand daughter Leticia make you feel like you are right there in the kitchen with them.
Eagerly awaiting next years installment.
I have read most of the books by Angela Hunt. Some are really good some just average.
This one is very good. If you like Christian fiction you will be pleased.
Loved the narrator! Cynthia Darlow is one of my favorites. Fans of the Miss Julia books will recognize her distinctive style of Narration. Give it a try.
Hoped for a good listen as the synopsis sounded good. Listened for @1 1/2 hours and grew bored . Did not finish it .Unfamiliar with the author but would not get another by her.
I WAS a fan of Charles Martin but this book was a big disappointment. He has sacrificed his usual good writing with a lot of crude dialogue about body functions and salacious situations with Tyler, the Texas Ranger and "Sam" the woman he rescues. Too much detail about learning to shoot and "manhood" I guess this is a guys book.
I absolutely HATED the little girls "letters to God" her voice was cloying and the content stupid and unbelievable for a 10 year old who had gone through trauma.
The male narrator was the only good part of the book. Skip this one!
I already knew I liked Charles Martin. He is a very good writer. However when I started listening to "Unwritten" I almost lost interest after the first half hour or so.( Too many fishing references). Because I usually love his stories I continued on. I am so glad I did. This book really went over the top. The characters story were very different and you were not sure where the plot was going to go. The narrator was excellent. He really made you feel as if you were there watching in the background . I absolutely loved Sunday/Peter what a man! If you have never read Charles Martin this is where to start!
A very interesting documentation of Operation Paperclip and what lies hidden behind the American Scientist Programs in post war America. The systematic cover-up of facts that dozens if not hundreds of Americans took part in , to bring NAZI WAR CRIMINALS to America to further our Space and Chemical Weapons Programs .
How some in the Military whitewashed the Nazi pasts of dozens of Doctors and Scientists allowing them to live the "American Dream", become respected members of the space pioneer elite and escape punishment for their atrocities during WW2.
The narration (by the author)was not as good as a professional but a fascinating story.
This is a good back story to the book "Sarah" Cottage. I liked the story but the narrator was annoying especially when she did the children's voices. I would not look for another book by this person. Because I Love DE Stevenson I put up with the inferior narration.
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