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M. Stariha

mjstariha

montgomery, AL | Member Since 2010

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  • 6 reviews
  • 39 ratings
  • 148 titles in library
  • 17 purchased in 2014
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  • Chasing Harry Winston

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lauren Weisberger
    • Narrated By Laurel Lefkow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (24)

    Leigh, Adriana and Emmy are best friends, all leading different lives and about to make some extreme choices. The three girls meet for dinner one evening and make a pact - they each have to change one thing in their lives by the end of the year.

    Susan says: "Chasing a decent book..."
    "One star says it all"
    Overall

    Don't waste credit on this. I feel tricked. I couldn't get past chapter two...I hate when an author has a one hit wonder. I loved the Devil Wears Prada m but this doesn't even come close.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (344)
    Performance
    (212)
    Story
    (216)

    It's almost Christmas, but there is no joy in the house of terminally ill Jack and his family. With only a short time left to live, he spends his last days preparing to say goodbye to his devoted wife, Lizzie, and their three children. Then, unthinkably, tragedy strikes again: Lizzie is killed in a car accident. With no one able to care for them, the children are separated from each other and sent to live with family members around the country. But just when all seems lost, Jack begins to recover....

    Karen says: "Ebook producers, please listen!"
    "Nicholas Sparks with better endings"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The story is gritty with a real feel for the characters who are very relatable. The humility in the story keeps it interesting. The motivation behind everything has you simply rooting for your characters even at their worst. I enjoyed the mulitfacetted story, even if a bit predictable at times. I still kept reading (listening) and I bore easily. It was worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Don't Know How She Does It: The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Allison Pearson
    • Narrated By Emma Fielding
    Overall
    (264)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    The surprise hit of the year, Allison Pearson's debut novel is garnering critical and fan raves. Publishers Weekly calls I Don't Know How She Does It "delightfully fast moving...with dozens of laugh-aloud moments and many tenderly touching ones," and Booklist applauds this "compelling manifesto on the plight of working mothers that manages to be both angry and funny."

    A User says: "I Don't Know How She Does It"
    "Rambling-Nothing-Rambling"
    Overall

    Having ADHD, I can speak as an expert when I say this book is all over the place and no where at the same time. I kept waiting for something to happen for which all the antics happened around...NOTHING. It's reads as a bunch of jotted notes. Though I enjoyed the narrators intonation and accent; the rest left me with you guessed it- NOTHING. Not at all what I hoped for the book, and I always start a book expecting very little as to be supremely pleased when it turns out to be a wonderful meeting of story and story telling. This is a great book if you are doing other things and need to ale to check out and check back in without rewinding. You miss nothing pertinent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Gilbert
    Overall
    (4903)
    Performance
    (1533)
    Story
    (1545)

    Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turned 30, she went through an early-onslaught midlife crisis. She went through a divorce, a crushing depression, another failed love, and the eradication of everything she ever thought she was supposed to be. To recover from all this, Gilbert took a radical step. She got rid of her belongings, quit her job, and undertook a yearlong journey around the world, all alone. This is the absorbing chronicle of that year.

    Kerry says: "Witty and Wonderful"
    "The narration Killed it"
    Overall

    Boredom begets boredom

    I think this story might be good. I just had to stop because the monotoned author sounded like she was bored telling the her own story. I know it was her memoir, but this one I should have trie to read so I could use my own voice.

    Note to authors: Do what you do best- Write.
    Let the Narrators- Narrate.

    I may try again one year, when I am bored too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27654)
    Performance
    (14242)
    Story
    (14296)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "A Reader's Paradise"
    Overall

    I have only good things to say; I dont know where to start. Im fairly new to audible books and I have enjoyed the books I have heard.This one was superb. I experienced it with all my senses. I was the fly on the wall. The author conveyed every emotion, taste, sound, picture, and smell so well I never wanted the story to end. The characters were my friends. The perspective she was able to project from multiple characters was just smooth and flawless. She left no stone unturned. She touched on the human experience, and it just happen to take place in the American South. I can hardly sleep waiting for Kathryn Stockett, to share more characters and stories with me. It felt so personal and triumphant. Im just blabbing because it was so good. I simply never wanted it to end. I even shushed my children, which I rarely do because I can pause and rewind. When emerged in listening, it was like my children were being rude; interrupting an important conversation. Enjoy enjoy enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will listen to this one repeatedly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stori Telling

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Tori Spelling
    • Narrated By Tori Spelling
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (75)

    Stori Telling is a chance for Tori to set the record straight on her personal life and to let listeners experience the truly unique life she's led--with its undeniable childhood privileges, tabloid misperceptions, career successes, and personal regrets. This is Tori's opportunity to define herself on her own terms.

    Timothy says: "Fantastic!"
    "The truth is all that matters"
    Overall

    I am not a big fan of celebrity "Hollywood" authors. For some reason I was curious about her story. Once I started listening on my iPod I simply couldn't wait for what she was going to say next. The clarity and truth from her perspective was easily relatable for me. We share some common experiences so I worked hard not to judge and simply listen. I laughed hard, felt genuine sadness, and exhillerating joy throughout the book. I also found myself disappointed. Not at the writing, but some of the content-that's my own issue. Overall, it was better than I could have hoped for and well worth the 5 straight hours I spent through listening to it. I appreciate Tori telling her story her way. I think I take a listen at her next book as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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