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Bonnie

Kenosee Lake, SK, Canada | Member Since 2011

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  • Jasper Jones

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Craig Silvey
    • Narrated By Matt Cowlrick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Charlie Bucktin, a bookish 13 year old, is startled one summer night by an urgent knock on his bedroom window. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in their small mining town, and he has come to ask for Charlie's help. Terribly afraid but desperate to impress, Charlie follows him into the night. Jasper takes him to his secret glade, where Charlie witnesses Jasper's horrible discovery. With his secret like a brick in his belly, Charlie is pushed and pulled by a town closing in on itself in fear and suspicion.

    Debra says: "Be ready for the "F"-bomb!"
    "Most entertaining"
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    Performance
    Story

    A good story, colourful characters, mystery, intrigue, adventure and humor . Very well written and performed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Claiming Ground

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Laura Bell
    • Narrated By Laurie Birmingham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    A transcendent memoir from an author of rare talent, Laura Bell’s Claiming Ground recounts Bell’s time living mostly alone in the hills of Wyoming, where she herded sheep and cattle and battled isolation. A journey to the heart of self, Bell’s work sparkles with shimmering prose and remarkable insight.

    Bonnie says: "Disappointing"
    "Disappointing"
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    Performance
    Story

    Slow, monotonous, babble. A difficult listen. What else can I say, not my cup of tea!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Defending Jacob: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By William Landay
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3538)
    Performance
    (3011)
    Story
    (3005)

    Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

    Shauna says: "Defending Jacob"
    "Unique storyline"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Very interesting story. Thought provoking. Leaves you curious as to what you would do, given the circumstances?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Never Look Away

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Cummings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (48)

    A warm summer Saturday. An amusement park. David Harwood is glad to be spending some quality time with his wife, Jan, and their four-year-old son. But what begins as a pleasant family outing turns into a nightmare after an inexplicable disappearance. A frantic search only leads to an even more shocking and harrowing turn of events.

    Leslie says: "Not bad but not his best"
    "Most entertaining"
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    Performance
    Story

    Interesting plot, fast paced with lots of twists and turns. Keeps you guessing. A most enjoyable read..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Namesake

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Jhumpa Lahiri
    • Narrated By Sarita Choudhury
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (894)
    Performance
    (231)
    Story
    (231)

    The Namesake follows the Ganguli family through its journey from Calcutta to Cambridge to the Boston suburbs. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world. Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before, Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd, antic name.

    Diana - Audible says: "My favorite book - in print and audio"
    "Slow"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The story is fine, but very slow. To much description of nothing for my taste.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Ruins

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jess Walter
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5287)
    Performance
    (4580)
    Story
    (4575)

    The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

    Ella says: "My mind wandered"
    "Very enjoyable read."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Characters are great and well described. Storyline very interesting. The pace of this book is excellent.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13826)
    Performance
    (12201)
    Story
    (12229)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "Most entertaning"
    Overall
    Performance
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    The story line is good, and the pace is excellent. Totally enjoyed this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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