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  • What Alice Forgot

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Tamara Lovatt-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2201)
    Performance
    (1995)
    Story
    (1989)

    What would happen if you were visited by your younger self, and got a chance for a do-over?Alice Love is twenty-nine years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! she HATES the gym!) and discovers that she's actually thirty-nine, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce.

    Yvonne says: "Loved..."
    "Great!"
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    What did you love best about What Alice Forgot?

    Really enjoyed the creative idea of the authors plot. Great twist to an ordinary day gone wrong.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of What Alice Forgot?

    The main character's opportunity to meet people she had no memory of and getting to know them without any baggage.


    What does Tamara Lovatt-Smith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great accent, great preformance of characters "thoughts" scenes.


    If you could take any character from What Alice Forgot out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Nick- sounds handsome :)


    Any additional comments?

    Thought provoking- why don't we just forget some things!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Light Between Oceans: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By M. L. Stedman
    • Narrated By Noah Taylor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1409)
    Performance
    (1238)
    Story
    (1218)

    In 1918, after four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia to take a job as the lighthouse keeper on remote Janus Rock. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes only four times a year and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel.

    Sandra says: "Wonderful story.....terrible narrator."
    "Could not turn this book off"
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    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, narrator was great. Plot was fabulous. Some things I knew were coming but the ending was unexpected and so touching.


    What about Noah Taylor’s performance did you like?

    Very good. Not too overdramatic so I could put my own emotions in.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Language of Flowers: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Vanessa Diffenbaugh
    • Narrated By Tara Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1081)
    Performance
    (931)
    Story
    (933)

    A mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, The Language of Flowers beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past. The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it's been more useful in communicating grief, mistrust, and solitude.

    Diana - Audible says: "You don't need a green thumb to enjoy this one"
    "A little overkill"
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    Story
    What did you like best about The Language of Flowers? What did you like least?

    The author's story line of the magic the main charater brings to others through her use of flowers. Very inspiring. Least? The character's painful lives and poor choices dominate the pages. They cannot get past their past, a bit depressing.


    What was most disappointing about Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s story?

    Too much time spent on the total naivete of the characters and their poor decisions.


    What three words best describe Tara Sands’s voice?

    flat, monotone, mumbly Perfect for the for dark characters in the book.


    Do you think The Language of Flowers needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no. couldn't bear to see how painful the future might be


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the idea of the flower language. Narrator's performance perfectly depicted the characters personalities.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sisters Brothers: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (404)
    Performance
    (345)
    Story
    (344)

    Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn't share his brother's appetite for whiskey and killing, he's never known anything else. But their prey isn't an easy mark, and on the road from Oregon City to Warm's gold-mining claim outside Sacramento, Eli begins to question what he does for a living - and whom he does it for. With The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt pays homage to the classic Western....

    Darwin8u says: "Beautiful, Absurd & Melancholic Frontier Noir."
    "First Audible selection"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Became an Audible member as I was traveling and having trouble keeping up with book club! This method makes travel sooo much better.


    What could Patrick deWitt have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Well, I was a little let down by the conclusion. Was he trrying to make some sort of a deep philosophical life lesson point? If so, I think I missed it......


    Did John Pruden do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes. Very well read.


    Was The Sisters Brothers worth the listening time?

    Yes, it kept the long wait times bearable.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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