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  • The Valentine Wedding Dress

    • UNABRIDGED (38 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Elenna Stauffer
    Overall
    (522)
    Performance
    (379)
    Story
    (382)

    Drawn to an old trunk in the attic, Lara Calhoun is unable to resist finding out what treasure her late, beloved mother had kept hidden away for all these years. Her unexpected discovery soon turns her world upside down and makes her second-guess everything she's ever believed about her mother and about love. Will it lead her straight into Dave Lafferty's arms, or make her turn away from the love of a lifetime?

    Irma says: "The Valentine Wedding Dress"
    "The Valentine Wedding Dress"
    Overall

    The story is just too unbelievable.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Promise: Thunder Point, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (271)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (242)

    Scott Grant has a bustling family practice in the small Oregon community of Thunder Point. The town and its people have embraced the widowed doctor and father of two, his children are thriving, and Scott knows it's time to move on from his loss. But as the town's only doctor, the dating pool is limited. That is, until a stunning physician's assistant applies for a job at his clinic.

    Penelope says: "Not my favorite in this series!"
    "First of Robyn Carr's books that I couldn't finish"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The other Thunder Point books were delightful but this one felt like the author was working against a deadline. She made the lead character seem self-centered and unlikable. As I listened to the first hour of the book, I kept wondering if Robyn was depressed or angry at the world as she wrote this. She had all of the typical Thunder Point material at her disposal and could have made this one as delightfully light and easy listening as the others in the series. I stopped listening about half-way through--felt like a waste of time.

    I am not giving up on Robyn Carr. I will wait for the next one and buy it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emily and Einstein: A Novel of Second Chances

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Linda Francis Lee
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller, Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (525)
    Performance
    (450)
    Story
    (451)

    He was a man who didn’t deserve a second chance... but he needed one. Emily and her husband, Sandy Portman, seemed to live a gracious if busy life in an old-world, Upper West Side apartment in the famous Dakota building. But one night on the way to meet Emily, Sandy dies in a tragic accident. The funeral isn't even over before Emily learns she is on the verge of being evicted from their apartment. But worse than the possibility of losing her home, Emily is stunned when she discovers that her marriage was made up of lies.

    Allison says: "Well-written, kept my attention"
    "Delightful!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Fun, light reading. This book engages the imagination and hooks the reader to follow the story to the end. Unrealistic as the story may be, it makes the reader wonder "what if it really could happen like this."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated By Adrian Cronauer
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    A great inventor, journalist, satirist, politician - a true Renaissance man - Benjamin Franklin perfectly embodied the traits we now treasure as "American."

    Prairie says: "I wish high school history was this interesting!"
    "What an Amazing Man!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I knew some of the personal characteristics of Benjamin Franklin from other books, but learned much more from this book. He was truly an amazing man.

    If you read no other book this month, read this one. History will come alive for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Then Again

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Diane Keaton
    • Narrated By Diane Keaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (214)
    Story
    (208)

    “Mom loved adages, quotes, slogans. There were always little reminders pasted on the kitchen wall. For example, the word THINK. I found THINK thumbtacked on a bulletin board in her darkroom. I saw it Scotch-taped on a pencil box she’d collaged. I even found a pamphlet titled THINK on her bedside table. Mom liked to THINK.” So begins Diane Keaton’s unforgettable memoir about her mother and herself. In it you will meet the woman known to tens of millions as Annie Hall, but you will also meet, and fall in love with, her mother, the loving, complicated, always thinking Dorothy Hall.

    carole says: "Wonderful. Sad. Hopeful."
    "So disappointing!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was hoping for a fun listening experience but Diane's story didn't flow well. It stuttered, it ran cold and then the author/narrator lost herself in her emotions at the end. I learned from this book that Diane Keaton is what she appears to be on the screen; just a bit of an airhead. Perhaps someone else should have narrated the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Tony Hsieh
    • Narrated By Tony Hsieh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2529)
    Performance
    (1567)
    Story
    (1591)

    In this, his first audiobook, Tony Hsieh - the widely admired CEO of Zappos, the online shoe retailer -explains how he created a unique culture and commitment to service that aims to improve the lives of its employees, customers, vendors, and backers. Using anecdotes and stories from his own life experiences, and from other companies, Hsieh provides concrete ways that companies can achieve unprecedented success.

    Ben says: "Do one thing exceptionally"
    "People Service! Not just customer service."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Wonderful and energetic narration from the author himself.

    Like so many of the success stories during the internet age, this one starts with a carefree young person who seems a bit lost at the start, not knowing exactly what to do, but he finds his way by risking everything several times to create something that feels just perfect to him. Tony seemed to have identified his field of sales/marketing early--it just took a while to recognize the right opportunity when it came along. Once he did that, he made it his and devoted himself to making it a success. Tony Hsieh's energy and excitement are Zappos. He has a system in place to wow customers like no other internet company. He didn't need to invent anything new, all those steps were always available for anyone caring enough to put it all together and mold it into a system to "Deliver Happiness" to customers and employees. Zappos employees are happy, they feel a part of the system and are being treated as valid partners. Tony's kind of energy and excitement is contagious. I will be watching to see what's next for him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Chris Matthews
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (210)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (180)

    In Chris Matthews’ extraordinary biography, we see this most beloved president in the company of friends. We see and feel him close-up, having fun and giving off that restlessness of his. We watch him navigate his life from privileged, rebellious youth to gutsy American president. We witness his bravery in war and selfless rescue of his PT boat crew. We watch JFK as a young politician learning to play hardball and watch him grow into the leader who averts a nuclear war.

    Dolf says: "Superb Research & Writing / Mediocre Narration"
    "Nothing new here."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Chris Matthews and/or Holter Graham?

    Absolutely.


    If you’ve listened to books by Chris Matthews before, how does this one compare?

    First time listener to his books.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Fast spaced, but accents were fake and some were ridiculous sounding.


    Did Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero inspire you to do anything?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I should have known that Matthwes was too awed by his subject to write an honest biography. He could not help editing out the unpleasant side of his subject. Much information was left out to protect Kennedy. For example, it would have been interesting to learn more about the serious disagreement betweeen Kennedy and his co-author, Ted Anderson, over the authorship of Kennedy's famous book during his illness when he was still a senator. I am glad Matthews didn't go into the womanizing--we've all hard enough about that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Exile

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard North Patterson
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1150)
    Performance
    (197)
    Story
    (193)

    David Wolfe's life is approaching an exhilarating peak: a successful San Francisco lawyer, he's about to get married and has been primed for a run for Congress. But when the phone rings and he hears the voice of Hana Arif, the Palestinian woman with whom he had a passionate affair in law school, he begins a completely unexpected journey. The day after Hana's call, the prime minister of Israel is assassinated by a suicide bomber - and soon Hana is accused of being the mastermind behind the murder.

    John says: "Exile"
    "Exile"
    Overall

    I am very impressed by the author's knowledge, understanding and interpretation of the politics and life in Israel and Palestinia. This is an exciting story of terrorism, political intrique and the American leagal system; with a love story thrown in to add "heart" to the story. Richard North Patterson is my favorite author--and now more than ever.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mercy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (368)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (106)

    Police chief Cameron McDonald has lived in idyllic Wheelock, Massachusetts, for most of his life, as has his beloved wife, Allie. Their lives are thrown into tumult, however, when Cam's cousin, Jamie, arrives in town, along with his wife's dead body. Jamie admits to the murder: a mercy killing to end the pain caused by a ravaging cancer. And now Cam is torn by his oath to uphold justice and his family obligations. Meanwhile, another new arrival in town threatens to drive a dagger through Cam's marriage.

    Corinne says: "Her books are always good"
    "Mercy"
    Overall

    The author's best book thus far. Jodi Picoult has an ability to tell a story of unusual circumstances and make it real for the reader's mind. Her characters are believable and "very human." This story has some surprises, but the ending brings it to a perfect close. I highly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mercy of Thin Air: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ronlyn Domingue
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gayheart
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (11)

    The Mercy of Thin Air entwines two heartbreaking and redemptive love stories that echo across three generations and culminates in a finish that will leave readers breathless. It is a poignant and brilliant first novel that beautifully captures the nature of love and shows how it transcends all barriers, even death.

    Lisa says: "Thin Story"
    "Mercy of Thin Air"
    Overall

    Well written, interesting. An unusual love story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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