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Jennifer

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • 20 reviews
  • 81 ratings
  • 284 titles in library
  • 16 purchased in 2014
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  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10343)
    Performance
    (9842)
    Story
    (9861)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Brian says: "Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped"
    "Science geek love"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is fantastic. Loved the science behind it. I haven't checked the validity but it is enjoyable no matter what.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By W. Bruce Cameron
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2168)
    Performance
    (1461)
    Story
    (1464)

    After a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey is surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy. Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose?

    Blythe says: "Best dog book ever!"
    "Creative"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to A Dog's Purpose the most enjoyable?

    This book will take you up and down through emotions.


    What did you like best about this story?

    A good narration with interesting twists and plots. I cried like a baby: keep your tissues close.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emily and Einstein: A Novel of Second Chances

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Linda Francis Lee
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller, Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (536)
    Performance
    (460)
    Story
    (461)

    He was a man who didn’t deserve a second chance... but he needed one. Emily and her husband, Sandy Portman, seemed to live a gracious if busy life in an old-world, Upper West Side apartment in the famous Dakota building. But one night on the way to meet Emily, Sandy dies in a tragic accident. The funeral isn't even over before Emily learns she is on the verge of being evicted from their apartment. But worse than the possibility of losing her home, Emily is stunned when she discovers that her marriage was made up of lies.

    Allison says: "Well-written, kept my attention"
    "I didn't want it to end!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Rarely do I listen to a book twice but this one has grabbed my attention. By the end I was sad to hear it finish. What an original idea and so well performed. There are a few glitches in the recording with repeats of segments but overall it is well worth your time.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Between, Georgia

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Joshilyn Jackson
    • Narrated By Joshilyn Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (585)
    Performance
    (306)
    Story
    (305)

    Nonny Frett understands the meanings of "rock" and "hard place" better than any woman ever born. She's got two mothers, "one deaf-blind and the other four baby steps from flat crazy". She's got two men: her husband, who's easing out the back door; and her best friend, who's laying siege to her heart in her front yard. She has a job that holds her in the city, and she's addicted to a little girl who's stuck deep in the country.

    Karen says: "Great listen!"
    "Fantastic story- couldn't stop listening"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is an excellent book that left me with a sick feeling for the main character. I was afraid for her... What a great story. Don't miss it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mini Shopaholic: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Sophie Kinsella
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (477)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (197)

    Nothing comes between Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) and her bargains. Neither act of God nor budget crunch can shatter her dreams of wall-to-wall Prada. Every milestone in her well-shopped life (travel, long-lost sister, marriage, pregnancy) inspires new vistas to explore in the name of retail therapy. But now she faces her greatest little challenge yet: Becky’s two-year-old daughter, Minnie. Her favorite word is “MINE!”

    James Gordon says: "I'm So Embarrassed!"
    "Best one yet"
    Overall

    This is the best of the Shopaholic series yet. Don't miss this one. I laughed out loud- very embarrassing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Undead and Unfinished: Queen Betsy, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By MaryJanice Davidson
    • Narrated By Nancy Wu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (586)
    Performance
    (271)
    Story
    (269)

    Ninth in the series, Undead and Unfinished finds Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor slogging her way through the Book of the Dead. When Lucifer offers to give up all the book’s secrets, Betsy is intrigued. But there’s a catch, of course. For her part of the bargain, Betsy must take her half-sister, Laura, to Hell, so Laura can develop an appreciation for her dark heritage.

    Coby says: "Half a book"
    "Wrapped up a little short"
    Overall

    Even though this was the unabridged version, it seemed to wrap up a little quickly at the end. It seems something is missing. Overall, an interesting way to sum up the previous books and make it close nicely. Entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Drums of Autumn

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7743)
    Performance
    (5334)
    Story
    (5321)

    Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.

    Frances M says: "You listened, Audible!"
    "Fantastic and griping"
    Overall

    Diana Gabaldon does it again with a griping story that keeps you wondering what is going to happen next. Time flew as I listened to this book on the run.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dear John

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (700)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (214)

    An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life - until he meets Savannah, the girl of his dreams. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wanting to settle down with the woman who has captured his heart. But 9/11 changes everything. John feels it is his duty to re-enlist.

    A User says: "As always my favorite"
    "Great book but hated the ending"
    Overall

    Another wonderful book by Nicholas Sparks. I hated the ending and wished it were different. His book left me feeling empty.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27628)
    Performance
    (14216)
    Story
    (14270)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Love this book!"
    Overall

    I could listen to this narrator and author forever. It's a great book both narrated and written.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Song

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Pepper Binkley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (834)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (286)

    Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alientated from her parents, especially her father...until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him.

    Brittina says: "Um... WOW!"
    "Grab your tissue"
    Overall

    Nicholas Sparks tells a good story but this one will make you angry that you don't feel good when it's over. Wish the ending were different but I loved it anyway.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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