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The non-soccer mom

North Potomac, MD, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 4 ratings
  • 122 titles in library
  • 4 purchased in 2015
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  • The Language of Flowers: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Vanessa Diffenbaugh
    • Narrated By Tara Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1165)
    Performance
    (997)
    Story
    (998)

    A mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, The Language of Flowers beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past. The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it's been more useful in communicating grief, mistrust, and solitude.

    Diana - Audible says: "You don't need a green thumb to enjoy this one"
    "Just beautiful! Best book read in a long time!"
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    If you could sum up The Language of Flowers in three words, what would they be?

    moving, eloquent, beautiful


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Victoria - she was self aware, honest and flawed. While I didn't always like her, I loved hearing her self analysis and awareness.


    Was there a moment in the book that particular moved you?

    Every moment in this book moved me.


    Any additional comments?

    I could not have loved it more. It was the best book I've read in a very long time. The topic did not draw me, but a friend recommended it, and I am now ready to start it from the beginning and read all over again.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Silver Bay: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Stan Pretty, Nicolette McKenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (75)

    From the New York Times best-selling author of Me Before You and One Plus One, a surprising and moving romance set in an old-fashioned seaside town on the verge of unwelcome change. Liza McCullen will never fully escape her past. But the unspoiled beaches and tight-knit community of Silver Bay offer the freedom and safety she craves - if not for herself, then for her young daughter, Hannah. That is, until Mike Dormer arrives as a guest in her aunt's hotel.

    "unknown" says: "Good story but annoying narration"
    "Good story but annoying narration"
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    Story

    I liked the story. Very classic Jojo Moyes. But I must say that I found much of the narration super annoying. I listen to a lot of books and normally adapt to men reading as women and vice versa. But in this audio book, the voices really grated. Same for the voice of Hannah. It definitely detracted from the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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