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Weston, FL, United States | Member Since 2011

  • 4 reviews
  • 4 ratings
  • 174 titles in library
  • 7 purchased in 2015

  • The End of the Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Graham Greene
    • Narrated By Colin Firth

    Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

    Karen Downes says: "Colin whispers in my ear, and I melt"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Although I appreciate the talents of Mr. Firth, who narrated this story, I cannot say that I enjoyed it. It belabored every point about love/lust and was frankly, depressing!

    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I am looking forward to a more upbeat storyline.

    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Colin Firth couldn't have done a better job of narrating. In fact, his voice was the only reason I continued listening to the bitter end.

    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The End of the Affair?

    I would have told the author to make it a short story.

    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to many books from and this is the first book that I can truly say I was disappointed in and don't agree with the reviews. Too bad.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl on the Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

    L. O. Pardue says: ""Rear Window" Meets "Gone Girl""
    "Definitely listen to this book!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Girl on the Train the most enjoyable?

    The narrators made the story come alive! The story-line was captivating as well.

    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything! It was extremely well written. I loved that the author kept me guessing until the very end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Invention of Wings: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

    Jan says: "Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!"
    "Best Listen in a Long Time!"
    If you could sum up The Invention of Wings in three words, what would they be?

    Transforming! Educational! Inspirational!

    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Invention of Wings?

    Too many to be specific but the ending was most profound.

    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was the first time. The two narrators in this book are perfectly cast and do a beautiful job of becoming the characters they portray.

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

    It was too long to listen to in one sitting. However, I found myself anxious to get back to the story every time I was able to. I didn't want it to end!

    Any additional comments?

    I just downloaded another book narrated by Jenna Lamia, the voice of Sara. Can't wait to hear her narrate again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Love You More: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter, Katie MacNichol
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    One question, a split-second decision, and Brian Darby lies dead on the kitchen floor. His wife, state police trooper Tessa Leoni, claims to have shot him in self-defense, and bears the bruises to back up her tale. For veteran detective D. D. Warren it should be an open-and-shut case. But where is their six-year-old daughter? As the homicide investigation ratchets into a frantic statewide search for a missing child, D. D. Warren must partner with former lover Bobby Dodge to break through the blue wall of police brotherhood, seeking to understand the inner workings of a trooper’s mind while also unearthing family secrets.

    Molly says: "Keeps you guessing all the way through!"
    "Keeps you guessing to the end!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Love You More the most enjoyable?

    This was the first time I have listened to a Lisa Gardner novel. I enjoyed it so much that am going to download another as soon as I am finished with this review. She weaves an incredibly detailed story. I loved that I couldn't guess what was going to happen next nor could I judge any of the characters because my persception of them was ever-changing as the plot unfolded. An excellent listen!!!

    What does Kirsten Potter and Katie MacNichol bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrators were both good, however, the person who read for Det. D.D. Warren had a wonderful and commanding voice.

    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I Love You More - But you'll never guess how far I'll go to prove it!

    Any additional comments?

    Keep up the great works Lisa Gardner!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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