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Debbie

spiritseeker

Spicewood, TX, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Summerland: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Michael Chabon
    • Narrated By Michael Chabon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (65)

    It's summer, and the Clam Island fairies, or "ferishers," as the North American Fair Folk call themselves, are in grave peril. War is coming, another battle in an ancient conflict, a struggle against the Fell Smith and his power of Anti-life. He and his host of demon engineers, kobolds, and warriors have sought to destroy the fairies since time began. When the Clam Island band sends for a champion, they get an 11-year-old boy named Ethan Feld.

    A Reader says: "Unforgettable characters!"
    "Interesting concept"
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    The book was based on an interesting concept but it was pretty far out there

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Susan Cain
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3689)
    Performance
    (3181)
    Story
    (3151)

    At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

    Teddy says: "Thought provoking and Uplifting.... A++++++++!!!!!"
    "Me thinks she doth protest too much"
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    What did you like best about Quiet? What did you like least?

    The per forma ce was very soothing


    Has Quiet turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Her arguments are very one sided


    Did Kathe Mazur do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    There were no characters


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Casual Vacancy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By J. K. Rowling
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2715)
    Performance
    (2380)
    Story
    (2396)

    When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

    cristina says: "I was surprised by how much I liked it"
    "J.K. is for real!!!!!!!!"
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    Excellent book. Not an adult Harry Potter but an adult literary masterpiece. Starts a little slow but definetly picks up. The ending is poetic

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Marcus J. Borg
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (39)

    World-renowned Jesus scholar Marcus J. Borg shows how we can live passionately as Christians in today's world by practicing the vital elements of Christian faith. For the millions of people who have turned away from many traditional beliefs about God, Jesus, and the Bible, but still long for a relevant, nourishing faith, Borg shows why the Christian life can remain a transforming relationship with God. Emphasizing the critical role of daily practice in living the Christian life, he explores how prayer, worship, Sabbath, pilgrimage, and more can be experienced as authentically life-giving practices.

    connie says: "book worth rediscovering for both head and heart"
    "Interesting look at Christianity"
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    This book really challenged my thinking on all things Christian whisk is always good.while I am not sure I agree with all his premises they made for very interesting discussions in my church book study group.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Aimee Bender
    • Narrated By Aimee Bender
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (351)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (108)

    On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents' attention, bites into her mother's homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother's emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother - her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mother - tastes of despair and desperation.

    Victoria says: "I'm Going to Read the Actual Book"
    "Strange but interesting"
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    The story was strange but it did pull you in and keep your attention.
    I really enjoyed the descriptiveness of the writer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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