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Sojourner

Detroit, MI | Member Since 2006

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  • Big Stone Gap: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated By Adriana Trigiani
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (151)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (135)

    Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the tiny town of Big Stone Gap is home to some of the most charming eccentrics in the state. Ave Maria Mulligan is the town's self-proclaimed spinster, a thirty-five year old pharmacist with a "mountain girl's body and a flat behind." She lives an amiable life with good friends and lots of hobbies until the fateful day in 1978 when she suddenly discovers that she's not who she always thought she was.

    Brad B says: "Laughs, Tears & a Place I'd Like to call Home"
    "One I listen to again and again..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I not only have recommended this book I have purchased it for friends to good reviews. Big Stone Gap is the kind of book you want to curl up with. This book has romance, mystery, travel and a cameo by Liz Taylor that is a lot in 10 hours.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The trip to Italy.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Scene where Ava Maria described the baby bird that her Mom returned to it's nest, one of the best descriptions of being in love I have read.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Sometimes, other times I want to savor for the next night. I listen to audio books at night when I am in bed so sometimes I want to know I have a proven winner cued for the coming night.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Touched

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Carolyn Haines
    • Narrated By Casey Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    The deep undercurrents of life in a small Southern town burst to the surface in this suspenseful tale of passion and prophecy. Sixteen-year-old Mattie comes to Jexville as a mail-order bride, and finds a quiet, deeply religious community so cautious that even dancing is frowned upon. Soon Mattie finds herself playing a part in a long-awaited, stunningly executed plan of revenge.

    Janice says: "Potentially good story rendered unlistenable . . ."
    "Untouched by TOUCHED!"
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    Would you try another book from Carolyn Haines and/or Casey Holloway?

    Unlikely, I don't want to feel this suckered again.


    What could Carolyn Haines have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    It was implausible, the characters especially that bratty kid were unlikable. The ending was just inexplicable.


    What didn’t you like about Casey Holloway’s performance?

    Meh. Whiney interpretation of main character, she made the bad guy sound like Snidely Whiplash.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes it ended.


    Any additional comments?

    Good premise that went off the rails, but I kept hoping for it to get back on track...didn't happen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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