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Kennesaw, GA, United States

  • 7 reviews
  • 49 ratings
  • 146 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Rebecca Skloot
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin

    Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.

    Prisca says: "Amazing Story"
    "Outstanding! To Be Enjoyed By Readers Everywhere."

    This fascinating book isn't only entertaining from the standpoint of learning about the HeLa cells & Henrietta's story, but her daughter Deborah Lacks' struggle is so well-told, too. Ms. Skloot's research on this book (a decade in the making) is absolutely unbelievable and is so well explained even on the simplest level. Everyone can enjoy & learn so much from this book. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in not only a hugely important part of medical history, but a look into the lives of a very endearing family.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Girls in White Dresses

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jennifer Close
    • Narrated By Emily Janice Card
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Isabella, Mary, and Lauren are going to be bridesmaids in Kristi's wedding. On Sunday after Sunday, at bridal shower after bridal shower, they coo over toasters, eat tiny sandwiches, and drink mimosas. They're all happy for Kristi, but they do have the ups and downs of their own lives to cope with. Isabella is working at a mailing-list company, where she's extremely successful, and wildly unhappy. Mary is in love with a man who may never love any woman as much as he loves his mother. And Lauren, a waitress at a midtown bar, finds herself drawn to a man she's pretty sure she hates.

    Candi says: "Waste of a credit"
    "One of the Worst"

    I've honestly never written such a downer review but this was just not a great listen whatsoever. It absolutely did not hold my interest; I couldn't even finish the audiobook. The reader was all right but I just think the content was seriously lacking. I truly don't like writing this review as I consider myself a writer and appreciate the sensitivity writers have about their work...but this just wasn't up to par for my standards. Very disappointed.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Every Last One

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Anna Quindlen
    • Narrated By Hope Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In this breathtaking and beautiful novel, the #1 New York Times best-selling author Anna Quindlen creates an unforgettable portrait of a mother, a father, a family, and the explosive, violent consequences of what seem like inconsequential actions.

    Kimberly says: "Almost Unbearably Sad, Completely Wonderful"

    This book begins one way & ends another...and it will draw you in & captivate you almost as no other. It's amazingly easy to listen to; the words flow so well & Ms. Davis' smooth voice is the perfect choice to narrate this incredible story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Backseat Saints

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Joshilyn Jackson
    • Narrated By Joshilyn Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Rose Mae Lolley is a fierce and dirty girl, long-suppressed under flowery skirts and bow-trimmed ballet flats. As "Mrs. Ro Grandee" she's trapped in a marriage that's thick with love and sick with abuse. Her true self has been bound in the chains of marital bliss in rural Texas, letting "Ro" make eggs, iron shirts, and take her punches.

    J. E. JONES says: "Loved this audio!"
    "Best Fiction EVER!"

    This book is absolutely amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time & had me sympathizing with the main character (due to the excellent in-depth character development) throughout the audiobook. Ms. Jackson's naration is beyond superb; she isn't just a fabulous writer, she's a marvelous voice over artist! This is one of my favorite three books/audiobooks of-all time. I simply can't recommend it enough! Get it for yourself AND gift it to all your friends!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Still Missing

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Chevy Stevens
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a 32-year-old Realtor, had three goals: sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever-patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she’s about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all.

    Richard Delman says: "A singular voice; a horrendous story."

    This audiobook absolutely hooked me in & kept me interested all the way through. The twists & turns were completely unanticipated and so well done for a first time author! I would have thought she'd written many, many suspenseful books after reading this one. The delivery was also very creative, being told in therapy sessions...very nice. The narrator was excellent, too. I just can't say enough about this book-it stayed with me for days!

    25 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • Room: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated By Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Robert Petkoff, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, but what she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

    Kathleen says: "A truly memorable read"

    This audiobook was so engaging; I simply could not stop listening to it! The readers really made me feel as if I were there in the "room" with them (for that part of the book). It was just amazing. It did stay with me for days after reading it & it made me see the world a bit differently. I'd highly recommend this audiobook to anyone interested. Magnificent!

    1 of 3 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

    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"
    "A MUST Read for Professional AND Personal Reasons"

    Wow - what an inspirational, informative & insightful book! This book will leave you wanting more from Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, who gives a brief description of his very funny & clever childhood all the way to where he is now: running an outstanding company that is more difficult to get into than Harvard. But this book is packed with more than just the details of Tony's life (although he's a fascinating person & you will want to know more once you've read it.) It's all about how to conduct great business & delivering top shelf customer service - that which can separate one company from all the rest. Read this book & go back to work wanting to deliver better Cust Svc internally & externally. You may even find yourself just treating others around you better in general - YES, it's THAT good!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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