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  • Beautiful Ruins

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jess Walter
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5956)
    Performance
    (5166)
    Story
    (5156)

    The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

    Ella says: "My mind wandered"
    "Disjointed and Disappointing"
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    What would have made Beautiful Ruins better?

    Maybe its me but the reviews of this book are way off base. The story is all over the place. I didn't connect with any of the characters and found the story to be a long and uninteresting. After listening to a lot of books I have to say this one was not very good, in my opinion.


    What could Jess Walter have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Developed the characters more


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Edoardo Ballerini?

    The narrator was fine, he just didn't have a great book to perform.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Beautiful Ruins?

    I would rearrange the story to not be so disjointed and I think that would have helped me connect betetr with the characters.


    3 of 4 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
    Overall
    (4564)
    Performance
    (2034)
    Story
    (2022)

    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"
    "Compelling"
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    Where does Room rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The was a pretty good book. I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars


    What did you like best about this story?

    The end :-) which I wont give away here


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

    I dont think I have heard any of these narrators before


    If you could rename Room, what would you call it?

    The Norm (as it what each of us finds normal in their life no matter how weird others may fin it)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Beth Hoffman
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2675)
    Performance
    (1375)
    Story
    (1388)

    Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.

    Jeanne says: "A Wonderful Listen!"
    "GREAT BOOK!!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Saving Ceecee Honeycutt the most enjoyable?

    The endearing nature of the characters. The good feelings created after Cee Cee is forced to move with her relatives.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cee Cee Honeycutt because she is a survivor and because she finally finds a true loving home.


    What about Jenna Lamia’s performance did you like?

    Very believeable perfomance


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I, Alex Cross

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Tim Cain, Michael Cerveris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1377)
    Performance
    (478)
    Story
    (476)

    Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that a beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. Alex vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington's wildest scenes. And she was not this killer's only victim.

    David says: "Double Crossed.. Double Good"
    "Good, even if it was a little predictable"
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    Where does I, Alex Cross rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really enojoy the character, Alex Cross and the performeance was very good. This books ranks right up there in my library.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Sometimes i couldn't get out of the car until I found out what was going to happen next.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Priceless Memories

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Bob Barker, Digby Diehl
    • Narrated By Bob Barker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Bob Barker is best known as the epitome of game show hosts, having recently retired after 50 years on television, and 35 years of hosting The Price Is Right - the longest running game show in TV history. Here, he reminisces about his career as a game-show host during the heydey of television and beyond.

    Spellman Moussignac says: "Absolutely PRICELESS!!"
    "Loved It!"
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    What did you love best about Priceless Memories?

    The old hollywood stories were great. An insiders look and who would have thought Bob Barker would have all those great stories.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Priceless Memories?

    The fire escape at the hollywood party with the midget


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

    Not applicable


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

    Priceless, of course


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kristen Johnston
    • Narrated By Kristen Johnston
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (458)
    Performance
    (438)
    Story
    (438)

    The two-time Emmy Award-winning actress has written her first book, a surprisingly raw and triumphant memoir that is outrageous, moving, sweet, tragic, and heartbreakingly honest. Guts is a true triumph - a memoir that manages to be as frank and revealing as Augusten Burroughs, yet as hilarious and witty as David Sedaris.

    John Campbell says: "Whiskey and cigarettes have never sounded so good."
    "Disappointing"
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    What disappointed you about Guts?

    To me the story had huge gaps, didn't really talk about 3rd rock and was really focused on her medical condition. I wanted to know more about her life and the details of how she overcame addiction.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Kristen Johnston again?

    Yes. I still think she is very interesting.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kristen Johnston?

    I liked her as a narator, it was the lack of a real story that I didn't care for in this book.


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

    Yes, the book had some funny moments


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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