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Shelly

Seattle, WA, United States

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  • Tigers in Red Weather: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Liza Klaussmann
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (128)

    Nick and her cousin Helena grew up in a world of sun bleached boat docks, tennis whites, and midnight gin parties at Tiger House, the family home on Martha's Vineyard. In the wake of the Second World War, the two women are on the cusp of starting their "real lives": Helena is off to Hollywood and a new marriage to the charismatic Avery Lewis, while Nick is heading for a reunion with her own husband, Hughes Derringer, about to return from the war. The world seems rife with possibility, but the gilt soon begins to crack.

    glamazon says: "Not for Kittens in Fair Weather"
    "Narrator sounded like Nazi general"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Tigers in Red Weather the most enjoyable?

    Three fourths of the narration was fine but about one fourth of the time the narrator harshly spewed out "he said" "she said" etc. It became distracting and soon found myself thinking why in heavens name did the author write this over and over again?
    Plot good, story intriguing but narration left something to be desired.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Carol Burnett
    • Narrated By Carol Burnett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (987)
    Performance
    (617)
    Story
    (620)

    Carol Burnett is one of the most beloved and revered actresses and performers in America. The Carol Burnett Show was seen each week by millions of adoring fans and won 25 Emmys in its remarkable 11-year run. Now, in This Time Together, Carol really lets her hair down and tells one funny or touching or memorable story after another.

    Robin says: "Do not listen while driving"
    "Funny lady"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of This Time Together to be better than the print version?

    Easy book to listen while also doing another activity such as gardening. Nice it was narrated by Carol Burnett herself.


    What does Carol Burnett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    You can hear the emotion in her voice when she describes events in her life that have been difficult for her. You feel like a friend is speaking to you.


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

    Laugh and yes cry a little too.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Folly Beach: A Lowcountry Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (69)

    Folly Beach is the land of Cate Cooper's childhood, the place where all the ghosts of her past roam freely. Cate never thought she'd wind up in a tiny cottage on this breathtakingly lovely strip of coast. But circumstances have changed, leaving Cate homeless, broke, and unmoored. Yet Folly Beach holds more than just memories. Once upon a time another woman found unexpected bliss and comfort within its welcoming arms. An artist, writer, and colleague of the revered George Gershwin, Dorothy Heyward enjoyed the greatest moments of her life at Folly....

    Stachowski says: "could not finish it.."
    "Can't finish listening"
    Overall

    Narrator good but plot and writing style really annoying. Do not waste a credit. Too much "chick lit" and too little story. Everything too pat.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Marrying Daisy Bellamy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Susan Wiggs
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    There are days on Willow Lake... Daisy Bellamy has struggled for years to choose between two men - one honorable and steady, one wild and untethered. And then, one fateful day, the decision is made for her.When the wind is so still and the water so calm... Now busy with a thriving business on Willow Lake, Daisy knows she should be happy with the life she's chosen for herself and her son. Until the man once lost to her reappears, resurrected by a promise of love. But she still aches for the one thing she can't have. And now the choice Daisy thought was behind her is the hardest one she'll ever face....

    Shelly says: "Soap opera on audio"
    "Soap opera on audio"
    Overall

    Plot predictable, character development shallow and narrator totally annoying. If Barbie the doll could talk she would sound like the character Daisy in this audiobook. Don't waste a credit. You will be able to pick the paperback up for free in the near future is my bet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cutting for Stone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Abraham Verghese
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4865)
    Performance
    (2263)
    Story
    (2275)

    Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics - their passion for the same woman - that will tear them apart.

    Mary Lynn says: "Brilliant story, pitch perfect narration"
    "One of my top five ever"
    Overall

    Have been an audible listener since 2005 and this is one of my top five books ever! The characters are richly developed, the plot mesmerizing and on top of it all I learned a great deal of factual medical,historical, geographical and political information. The narration was pitch perfect and complimented the listening experience. I hated for this book to end.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Delicious

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Susan Mallery
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (592)
    Performance
    (246)
    Story
    (246)

    Cal Buchanan needs a top-flight chef to take over his failing Seattle restaurant, The Waterfront. He can afford to hire the best in town, the only problem is that the best happens to be his ex-wife, Penny Jackson.

    Aryn says: "Delicious: not to my taste"
    "Delicious"
    Overall

    No real plot, need narrator who can correctly pronounce names of cities (Spokane) and "sex scenes" are straight out of a paperback romance novel. Do not waste a credit on this one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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