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Patricia

Oak Harbor, WA, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Ayana Mathis
    • Narrated By Adenrele Ojo, Bahni Turpin, Adam Lazarre-White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (538)
    Performance
    (465)
    Story
    (461)

    A debut of extraordinary distinction: through the trials of one unforgettable family, Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration, a story of love and bitterness and the promise of a new America. In 1923, 15-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented.

    Suzn F says: "Hattie and her Family Tragically Flawed"
    "Insightful"
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    Would you listen to The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Oprah's Book Club 2.0) again? Why?

    . Yes. You miss some of the in depth meanings and strength of characters on just one read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hattie for her strength of character and freedom of spirit


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    To portray each character with honesty


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Four Fires

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (1053)
    Performance
    (718)
    Story
    (710)

    The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare, and fire itself. While there are many more fires that drive the human spirit, love being perhaps the brightest flame of all, it is these four that have moulded us most as Australian people. The four fires give us our sense of place and, for better or for worse, shape our national character.

    Robert says: "Hit in the solar plexus"
    "Captivating Story"
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    Where does Four Fires rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top with most of Bryce Coutenay's books.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Four Fires?

    When Mike and Sarah make a presentation to the elderly fashion designer who is out of touch with her world.


    Which character – as performed by Humphrey Bower – was your favorite?

    Nancy


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

    When Nancy was dying and gave the new alb to the parish priest.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Bryce Coutenay's books especially read by Humphrey Bowers. He is a phenomenal reader who makes the characters come alive in stories that may be fictional but contain a wealth of history and human pathos and living.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26280)
    Performance
    (20208)
    Story
    (20393)

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

    Sue Schreiber says: "A very satisfying ending"
    "Want more"
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    If you could sum up Mockingjay in three words, what would they be?

    Happily ever after


    What other book might you compare Mockingjay to and why?

    Not sure as i do not read much sci-fi or fantasy.


    Which character – as performed by Carolyn McCormick – was your favorite?

    Catness of course


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Speaks the Nightbird

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert McCammon
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2599)
    Performance
    (2323)
    Story
    (2308)

    The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies -- and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal....

    aaron says: "Dark, Twisted Period Piece with GREAT Characters!"
    "captivating"
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    What did you love best about Speaks the Nightbird?

    The interwoven story of fascinating characters that kept me listening for more.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Yes, it has - as nurse healer I am interested in the subject as in days past any healers and good women were burned at the stake as witches.


    Which character – as performed by Edoardo Ballerini – was your favorite?

    He intertwines characters with the history and geology always painting a vivid imagery of the times and places and actions.


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

    Nothing


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to more by this author

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Scottish Prisoner

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman, Rick Holmes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1088)
    Performance
    (949)
    Story
    (956)

    Winner of the Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize, Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Outlander series. This fourth novel featuring popular character Lord John Grey is told both from Lord Grey’s perspective and from that of Jamie Fraser, the star of the Outlander series.

    Teahouse Fox says: "Lord John 'Quixote' rides again"
    "Integret, complex, thrilling"
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    What did you love best about The Scottish Prisoner?

    The interweaving of past into a story of the time. The complexity of the characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Jamie's never ending compassion and love for others.


    What about Jeff Woodman and Rick Holmes ’s performance did you like?

    Their voices and use of dialect makes it real. I feel like I am in a hteatre watching a performance.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Diana Gabaldon's books always leave me with a sense of my Scottish heritage. I laugh and cry and at times am left standing at the abyss.


    Any additional comments?

    I anticipate each of her books. I hope Claire comes back again. Some of the wonderful things about Gabaldon's books is her use of herbology that Claire uses. As a holistic nurse I love this and she does her research and is knowledgeable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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