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BARBARA

Lancaster, PA, United States | Member Since 2002

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  • 5 reviews
  • 66 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 16 purchased in 2014
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  • Chosen by a Horse: How a Broken Horse Fixed a Broken Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Susan Richards
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (133)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (57)

    The horse Susan Richards chose for rescue wouldn't be corralled into her waiting trailer. Instead, Lay Me Down, a former racehorse with a foal close on her heels, walked right up that ramp and into Susan's life. This gentle creature, malnourished, plagued by pneumonia and an eye infection, had endured a rough road, but somehow her heart was still open and generous.

    A User says: "If you love"
    "A Must For Any Animal Lover"
    Overall

    For anyone who loves animals whatever kind it is this book is a must. A tender loving story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Katie Up and Down the Hall: The True Story of How One Dog Turned Five Neighbors into a Family

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Glenn Plaskin
    • Narrated By Glenn Plaskin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Through the magnetic personality of his mischievous dog, the author soon makes powerful connections with several of his down-the-hall neighbors in a high-rise located in the unique Battery Park City neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. First, Katie trots into the lives of Pearl and Arthur, a warm-hearted elderly couple just a few doors down from Glenn. Later, John, a single Dad, and his rambunctious young son, Ryan, also move in and are seduced by Katie's charms.

    Kathy says: "A tear jerker but well worth the cry,,"
    "What a great story."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Katie Up and Down the Hall again? Why?

    Yes, it is so heart warming to see how Katie brought everyone together


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Katie Up and Down the Hall?

    It is all memorable. In the end, the concert that paid tribute to Katie.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The entire book.


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

    All of it


    Any additional comments?

    Just a wonderful, heart warming story about a dog.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • On Wings of Eagles

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Marcia Hyde, Larry Robinson, Ralph Williams, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (341)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (186)

    When two of his American employees were held hostage in a heavily guarded prison fortress in Iran, one man took matters into his own hands: American businessman H. Ross Perot. His team consisted of a group of volunteers from the executive ranks of his corporation, hand-picked and trained by a retired Green Beret officer. To free the imprisoned Americans, they would face incalculable odds on a mission that only true heroes would have dared.

    Tammy says: "Was the narrator in a hurry?"
    "Narrator read too fast."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about On Wings of Eagles?

    The narrator read way too fast.l I listened about 5 minutes and deleted it. I never had a book before where the narrator read so fast. I would have liked to listen to the story but I couldn't tell you what the narrator said in the 5 minutes or so that I did listen.


    What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

    Read way too fast.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I only listened 5 minutes. I was disappointed that I didn't get to listen to it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Until Tuesday

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Luis Carlos Montalvan
    • Narrated By Luis Carlos Montalvan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (698)
    Performance
    (542)
    Story
    (547)

    A highly decorated captain in the U.S. Army, Luis Montalvan never backed down from a challenge during his two tours of duty in Iraq. After returning home, however, the pressures of his physical wounds, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder began to take their toll. In constant physical pain, he soon found himself unable to climb a simple flight of stairs or face a bus ride to the VA hospital. He drank; he argued; he cut himself off from those he loved. Then Luis met Tuesday, a beautiful and sensitive golden retriever....

    Char says: "Very Good Book"
    "Heart warming"
    Overall

    I loved this book. Tuesday & Luis were just suited for each other. You will remember this story for a long time.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10792)
    Performance
    (6820)
    Story
    (6851)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Anastasia Burke says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "Best book I ever listened to!"
    Overall

    With audio books available I listen to books I would never read. This book is the best one I've ever listened to. I hated to put it down. I would recommend it to students or to women and certainly to men. I was just a small child when this happened and certainly the history books never gave details like this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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