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Jennifer

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  • Baby Proof

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Emily Giffin
    • Narrated By Christine Marshall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (78)

    First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes...a baby carriage? Isn’t that what all women want? Not so for Claudia Parr. And just as she gives up on finding a man who feels the same way, she meets warm, wonderful Ben. Things seem too good to be true when they fall in love and agree to buck tradition with a satisfying, child-free marriage. Then the unexpected occurs: one of them has a change of heart.

    Jennifer says: "Try the version read by Cynthia Nixon"
    "Try the version read by Cynthia Nixon"
    Overall

    Characters seem overly trite and shallow due to the flat affect of the narrator. I'd like to hear the abridged version read by Cynthia Nixon because I have been a fan of Giffin's "Something Borrowed" and "Something Blue" as well as the audio version of "Heart of the Matter" read by Cynthia Nixon. Normally I prefer Unabridged audio books to abridged, but Cynthia Nixon is a talented actor and I bet it makes a big difference.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Girl Walks into a Bar...: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Rachel Dratch
    • Narrated By Rachel Dratch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (866)
    Performance
    (796)
    Story
    (794)

    Anyone who saw an episode of Saturday Night Live between 1999 and 2006 knows Rachel Dratch. She was hilarious! So what happened to her? After a misbegotten part as Jenna on the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch was only getting offered roles as "Lesbians. Secretaries. Sometimes secretaries who are lesbians." Her career at a low point, Dratch suddenly had time for yoga, dog- sitting, learning Spanish - and dating. After all, what did a forty-something single woman living in New York have to lose?

    Teddy says: "Just kinda 'meh'...."
    "Fun and Relatable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I Loved Rachel Dratch on SNL, especially Debbie Downer, So listening to her narrate her own memoir was very entertaining. During parts where Ms. Dratch describes the availablity of roles offered as her career falters I started to feel uncomfortable as her talent is unquestionable but there were some 'downer' years for her to describe. I hated to feel sorry for her but even then the details are very interesting and fun to listen too. And you don't need to feel bad for long, the story really picked up for me in the middle to end as she moves to dating, falling in like, living through and welcoming an unexpected pregnancy and welcoming her baby to the world. A great read or listen.


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

    There is nothing like hearing an author read their own story, especially when they are a talented comiedian.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • And When She Was Good

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (369)
    Performance
    (313)
    Story
    (312)

    Heloise considers it a blessing to be a person who seldom attracts attention. In her suburb, she's just a mom, the young widow with the forgettable job, who somehow never misses a soccer game. In the state capital, she's the redheaded lobbyist with a good cause and a mediocre track record. But in discreet hotel rooms throughout the area, she's the woman of your dreams - if you can afford the hourly fee. For more than a decade, Heloise believed she was safe, managing to keep up this rigidly compartmentalized life. But her secret life is under siege. One county over, another so-called suburban madam has been found dead in her car, an apparent suicide.

    C. Telfair says: "And When She Was Bad..."
    "Great mystery"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to And When She Was Good the most enjoyable?

    Well written mystery. The plot moved at a good speed and switched between the present and past with ease. I couldn't stop listening and couldn't wait to figure it all out.


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

    Great Narration. Linda Emonds was able to read both male and female voices without sounding phony or silly. Her voice really added to the story


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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