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L. Moore

California | Member Since 2006

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  • The Invisible Bridge

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Julie Orringer
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    Overall
    (321)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (197)

    Julie Orringer's astonishing first novel, eagerly awaited since the publication of her heralded best-selling short-story collection, How to Breathe Underwater, is a grand love story set against the backdrop of Budapest and Paris, an epic tale of three brothers whose lives are ravaged by war, and the chronicle of one family's struggle against the forces that threaten to annihilate it.

    Howard says: "The Critics Got in Right"
    "Great new perspective on WWII in Europe."
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    Would you listen to The Invisible Bridge again? Why?

    I probably would not listen to it again because it is very long.


    What other book might you compare The Invisible Bridge to and why?

    I really enjoyed the last two-thirds of this book with the Hungarian perspective.


    Have you listened to any of Arthur Morey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    ?


    Any additional comments?

    Great, likable characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Best Kept Secret: The Clifton Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (587)
    Performance
    (508)
    Story
    (507)

    Best Kept Secret opens a moment after the end of The Sins of the Father, with the resolution of the trial and the triumphant marriage of Harry Clifton and Elizabeth Barrington, finally uniting their family. Harry, now a best-selling novelist; Emma; their son, Sebastian; and orphaned Jessica make a new life for themselves, but all is not as happy and secure as it could be. Emma's brother, Giles, is engaged to a woman who may be more interested in Barrington's fortune and title than in a long and happy marriage.

    cristina says: "Plot without characters"
    "A waste of time."
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The book would improve significantly with a believable storyline and an ending. There is no ending.


    What was most disappointing about Jeffrey Archer’s story?

    The first two Clifton chronicles were great! This one was pathetic. The South American storyline was too far-fetched and the ending was non-existent. Jeffrey Archer ripped us off. I would throw the book at the wall in anger except that it was an audiobook and I love my IPod.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Alex Jennings’s performances?

    Perhaps but the South American accent was atrocious.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Best Kept Secret?

    Loved the election, loved the reading of the will, loved the adoption, loved Seb's time at the boardinghouse in London. The South American story line/Harry posing as a pilot: dumb.


    Any additional comments?

    I am so mad at the way the book ended. I rightfully figured that the third book would tie up The Clifton Chronicles. This was the worst cliffhanger ever!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Up from Orchard Street

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Eleanor Widmer
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (338)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (111)

    Three generations of Roths live together in a crowded tenement flat. Long-widowed Manya is the family's head and its heart. But Manya is no soft touch, except, perhaps, where her granddaughter Elka is concerned. Precocious Elka is her closest companion and confidante. Through Elka's eyes we come to know the fascinating characters who move in and out of the Roths' lives.

    Sara says: "Tenement Life From a Child's Point of View"
    "Wonderful wonderful!"
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    Where does Up from Orchard Street rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Up from Orchard Street?

    The entire book was memorable. But the author's relationship with her Bubbie is the most heartwarming of all.


    What about Lorna Raver’s performance did you like?

    LOVED the accents. I have selected this for my book club and have encouraged my friends to listen to the book to get the full effect.


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

    I laughed at the author's comments, reflections, the discussions on sex and infidelity. I cried for the heartbreak of their living situation and their health problems. No spoilers here.


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of the best books I have read in a long, long time. It was so real, so believable. I wish Ms. Widmer had written more books for all of us to enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Calling Invisible Women: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jeanne Ray
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    >A mom in her early fifties, Clover knows she no longer turns heads the way she used to, and she's only really missed when dinner isn't on the table on time. Then Clover wakes up one morning to discover she's invisible - truly invisible. She panics, but when her husband and son sit down to dinner, nothing is amiss. Even though she's been with her husband, Arthur, since college, her condition goes unnoticed. Her friend Gilda immediately observes that Clover is invisible, which relieves Clover immensely.

    Pete says: "Surprising."
    "This book was depressing and riduculous!"
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    Would you try another book from Jeanne Ray and/or Coleen Marlo?

    Probably not.


    Have you listened to any of Coleen Marlo’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't know.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger, sadness, disappointment that others thought this was a funny book.


    Any additional comments?

    It was awful.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Find Me

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Carol O'Connell
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (243)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (58)

    A caravan of cars drives down Route 66, each passenger bearing a photograph. They are the parents of missing children, all brought together by word that children's grave sites are being discovered along the road. Kathy Mallory drives with them. The child she seeks, though, is herself. During the next few days, she will find herself hunting a killer like no one she has ever known, and will undergo a series of revelations of stunning intensity and effect.

    Vivian says: "some will some will not"
    "orrie"
    Overall

    Confusing, not compelling, quit before I finished the book.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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