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Shirley

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  • 39 reviews
  • 92 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 13 purchased in 2014
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  • The Lord God Made Them All

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By James Herriot
    • Narrated By Christopher Timothy
    Overall
    (384)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (171)

    The volume that completes the verse: All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all. These are the memoirs of James Herriot, the world's most beloved veterinarian.

    Alison says: "Just as good as the others"
    "No disappointment here!"
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    I love James Herriot and Christopher Timothy is absolutely the best! I was leary of ordering another because the last one I ordered, All Things Bright and Beautiful was sub standard on recording, but this one was perfect. Very entertaining, a good listen for the entire family. Something for everybody! Love it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Northern Lights

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Gary Littman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1097)
    Performance
    (788)
    Story
    (799)

    Lunacy was Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he'd watched his partner die on the street - and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepts the job as chief of police in this tiny, remote Alaskan town. Aside from sorting out a run-in between a couple of motor vehicles and a moose, he finds his first few weeks on the job are relatively quiet. But that's about to change.

    Michele says: "Makes you want to see Alaska for yourself"
    "Was enjoyable"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, This book started out slow, but picked up and developed into a good story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Northern Lights?

    I liked the scene when the bear came up to the house and they rescued the dog from it at their own peril.


    Which character – as performed by Gary Littman – was your favorite?

    I didn't care a lot for the main character, he went from mysterious to nice to extremely controlling back to nice in a blink and gave the fact he was a cop as the reason.... Lame. I like his girl friend, independent, self sufficient and yet very tender.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I like to listen to all my books that way! But, this one stretched out and that was ok. It took some time to develop the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    A little different from Nora Roberts usual. She usually snags you from the get go but not this time, but the ending was good and I was surprised as to who the 'villain' was.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Auschwitz Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (369)
    Performance
    (335)
    Story
    (338)

    A terrible darkness has fallen upon Jacob Weisz’s beloved Germany. The Nazi regime, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, has surged to power and now hold Germany by the throat. All non-Aryans - especially Jews like Jacob and his family - are treated like dogs. When tragedy strikes during one terrible night of violence, Jacob flees and joins rebel forces working to undermine the regime. But after a raid goes horribly wrong, Jacob finds himself in a living nightmare - trapped in a crowded, stinking car on the train to the Auschwitz death camp.

    Joel says: "A heart warming read."
    "I couldn't put it down"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Auschwitz Escape to be better than the print version?

    I can not compare the audio and print as I have only listened to it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jacob of course as he was there from the beginning to the end..To watch a young innocent grow to a man that did what he had to do to live and yet keep who he was made me feel so proud of his character and soul.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Actually, at the end when they went to Poland for the 70 year anniversary. To overcome such odds is inspiring.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Exile: Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    Overall
    (817)
    Performance
    (753)
    Story
    (766)

    Hostile in ways that a surface-dweller could never know, the tunnel-mazes of the Underdark challenge all who tread there. Among these souls are Drizzt Do'Urden and his magical cat, Guenhwyvar. Exiled from his drow homeland, Drizzt must fight for a new home in the boundless labyrinth. Meanwhile, he must watch for signs of pursuit - for the dark elves are not a forgiving race.

    Patrice says: "Excellent as Always"
    "Okay, I am hooked!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Exile the most enjoyable?

    Trials and tribulations. Standing on your beliefs yet recognizing you need companionship.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Exile?

    Going to the gnomes and being accepted.


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

    He is a good narrator. I have come to enjoy the audible books more than just reading as it comes to life for me.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Just enjoyed the bonding of different species and their loyalties.


    Any additional comments?

    One gripe I have is the volume. It goes up and down a lot. I have to keep adjusting the volume and it is annoying. Not to mention cumbersome when I am driving down the road.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Homeland: Legend of Drizzt: Dark Elf Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By R. A. Salvatore
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1293)
    Performance
    (1190)
    Story
    (1210)

    This stunning new release of the classic R.A. Salvatore novel recounts the origins of Salvatore's signature dark elf character, Drizzt Do'Urden. This title kicks off The Legend of Drizzt series, which will showcase the classic dark elf novels in these new audiobook editions.

    Pi says: "Among the drow, all trust is foolish."
    "Pretty good"
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    If you could sum up Homeland in three words, what would they be?

    Grows on you


    What did you like best about this story?

    It took a bit to get all the background of the story but it is a series and as the story goes on, it gets better and better. It is dark and cruel but our hero emerges and there is hope.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think when Zack and Drizzt's last 'fight'. They come to the knowledge of what they are to each other and it is touching.


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

    Yes, when Drizzt and his cat leave, they leave as friends together. Doesn't sound like much, but in their world, friendship and loyalty to one another is unheard of.


    Any additional comments?

    I actually listened to this a couple of times before I really got into the story but am glad I took the time. I will continue the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Phantom Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Heather Graham
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Cummings
    Overall
    (223)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (179)

    A secret government unit is formed under the oversight of Adam Harrison, famed paranormal investigator. The case: In a historic mansion in New Orleans’ French Quarter, a senator’s wife falls to her death from a balcony. Most think she jumped, distraught over the loss of her young son. Some say she was pushed. And yet others believe she was beckoned by the ghostly spirits that inhabit the house - once the site of a serial killer’s grisly work.

    Michele says: "Great Book"
    "Surpisingly good!!"
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    I had this author recommended to me so this is my first book of hers that I have read. I must admit that I was expecting a shallow, typical read of sci-fi. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed her story telling. The ending was not what I expected and I must say that I just enjoyed her book. I will buy more!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Edge of Apocalypse

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Tim LaHaye, Craig Parshall
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (336)
    Performance
    (225)
    Story
    (227)

    Joshua Jordan’s new weapons defense system will secure America against an array of new enemies, including a nuclear strike on New York City by North Korea. But global forces are mounting and corrupt government leaders will go to any extreme to prevent an impending economic catastrophe. As world events begin setting the stage for the “end of days” foretold in Revelation, Jordan must weigh the personal price he must pay to save the nation he loves.

    Paul says: "Edge of Your Seat"
    "Very good!!"
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    Very good story. Very well made. I will get the next one in the series. So true to our day today.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midnight Riot: Peter Grant, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated By Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1150)
    Performance
    (1040)
    Story
    (1039)

    Probationary constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London's Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he'll face is a paper cut. But Peter's prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter's ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale....

    Nancy J says: "I LOVE this Book!"
    "Not my cup of tea..."
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    I am not sure if I liked the story or not, the narrator kept getting in the way. His sucking his teeth and heavy breathing was very distracting. I kept trying to figure out if his British accent was real or not. I should have listened to it first and I would not have wasted my money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    • UNABRIDGED (10 mins)
    • By Caralyn Buehner, Mark Buehner
    • Narrated By Cassandra Morris
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (27)

    Some stories become favored childhood classics with good reason, such as the tale of Goldilocks. Here, in an abundantly funny retelling, the time honored drama unfolds. This outrageously frilly, jump-roping Goldilocks skips through the bears' house, reciting saucy rhymes as she goes.

    Another outstanding collaboration from Caralyn and Mark Buehner, Goldilocks and the Three Bears is perfect for sharing with children, adults, and fairy-tale collectors alike.

    Caroline says: "Great for 3 year olds"
    "Entertaining"
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    It passed the kid test. It was enjoyed, what more can you say?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Clear and Present Danger

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By J. Charles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (360)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
    (196)

    Jack Ryan, who has just been named CIA deputy director of intelligence, is enraged when he discovers that he has been left out of the loop of Columbian operations. Several of America's most highly trained soldiers are stranded on an unfinished mission that, according to all records, never existed. Ryan decides to get the men out.

    Timothy says: "Hard listen"
    "Pretty good"
    Overall
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    You can always count on Tom Clancy for a good story. He is knowledgeable and thorough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Visitation

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Frank Peretti
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (77)

    The small town of Antioch, Washington is a hotbed for spiritual activity. Burned-out minister Travis Jordan has been replaced by a charismatic man who looks and behaves like Christ. Suddenly, the town is abuzz with reports of miracles and religious sightings. But Travis believes the new minister is a false messiah and senses the ominous presence of pure evil.

    John says: "A Christian Novel... but still a good one!"
    "Not too bad"
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    I always enjoy reading Frank Peretti. This was a bit long but the ending was good

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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