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Edie

Sugarloaf, FL, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Snow Child

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Eowyn Ivey
    • Narrated By Debra Monk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1240)
    Performance
    (1084)
    Story
    (1069)

    Debut novelist Eowyn ivey’s experience living in the Alaskan wilderness brings a palpable authenticity to The Snow Child. Alaska in the 1920s is a difficult place for Jack and Mabel. Drifting apart, the childless couple discover Faina, a young girl living alone in the wilderness. Soon, Jack and Mabel come to love Faina as their own. But when they learn a surprising truth about the girl, their lives change in profound ways.

    Bonny says: "Magical, realistic and well worth listening to"
    "Reality or Fantasy, so close it's hard to tell"
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    If you could rename The Snow Child, what would you call it?

    It couldn't have had a better name.


    Any additional comments?

    I was torn between what was reality and what may be fantasy for the characters. I was happy the story leaves no doubt. I liked how well the story moved along and just enough description to be able visualize their surroundings.
    This is a story that I would have liked to see continue but also stopped at a time and in a way to give you hope that it did just that.
    I enjoyed the book enough to look up the author, Eowyn Ivey and found this to be her first book. I hope she has more in the future.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (5549)
    Performance
    (5044)
    Story
    (5056)

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
    "Hoping for a series!"
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    I never read any of the Harry Potter books because fantasy just did not interest me. But, due to popularity I knew J.K. Rowling must write in a way that holds everyone's interest and jumped at the chance to read Cuckoos Calling. I was not disappointed! Everything about this book was right for me. A mystery with just enough descriptive detail, good solid characters and a good ending.
    I never had any doubt which character was speaking, Robert Glenister did a excellent job as narrator. The two main characters in this book, Strike and Robin certainly would make a good pair for a series.... fingers crossed!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Life

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Keith Richards, James Fox
    • Narrated By Johnny Depp, Joe Hurley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2452)
    Performance
    (1299)
    Story
    (1294)

    Now at last Keith Richards pauses to tell his story in the most anticipated autobiography in decades. And what a story! Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records in a coldwater flat with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, building a sound and a band out of music they loved. Finding fame and success as a bad-boy band, only to find themselves challenged by authorities everywhere....

    Jesse says: "Ins and outs"
    "New Keith Richards Fan!!"
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    What did you love best about Life?

    Listening about the stories we heard about in the news all those years ago for the actual facts of how they came about. How much resect Keith Richards could have for everyone but himself of course........


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Keith Richards, explanation needed???


    What does Johnny Depp and Joe Hurley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voices bring out a feeling of being there with them while replaying that time in their lives. Johnny Depp's voice is pretty darn close to Keiths but Johnny is much easier to understand.


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

    Not possible being over 21 hours


    Any additional comments?

    Considering I'm almost 2 decades younger than Keith Richards, I grew up in a area that FM radio did not exist beyond one station until the 70's, my Dad was anti Rock and Roll, I don't play or want to play guitar, I never even had a thing for any of the Rolling Stones this wouldn't have been a book I wouldn't have picked on my own. It was by the reviews and my husband is a guitar player and really enjoyed reading the book himself so I thought to give it a listen and thoroughly enjoyed every hour of it! A sugesstion I read in one review was to listen to the songs as the stories came up about that song was a good one. I didn't realize how many of their songs I did know and love! Now I'm going to suggest to my husband that he listen to it while being able to play his guitar so he can try all the little things out that Keith explains that makes many of the songs unique!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (16931)
    Performance
    (12843)
    Story
    (12778)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Smiled through the entire book!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    Narrated by Tina Fey


    What did you like best about this story?

    I listened while driving the car. The many slap your leg funny parts! I also liked when she spoke directly to the listener, knowing we were listening verses reading and had bought, borrowed or stole the audio version.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Just one?? I couldn't, the whole book is enjoyable and entertaining!


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

    Yes, I would have liked to be able to do that.


    Any additional comments?

    Just get it, book or audio and enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26612)
    Performance
    (13256)
    Story
    (13298)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Deserving of the 5 star rating!"
    Overall

    I picked this book because of the 5 star rating and those stars did not fail me. This was my first audio book and I listened while driving across country. I loved it and almost forgot I was driving. The story was very accurate to the time it was written for and the mutable narrators really made the story come to life. I've listened to a couple more books since The Help and nothing else has compared!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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