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Teachermommy

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  • Exclusively Yours

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Shannon Stacey
    • Narrated By Lauren Fortgang
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (573)
    Performance
    (370)
    Story
    (371)

    When Keri Daniels’ editor finds out she has previous carnal knowledge of reclusive best-selling author Joe Kowalski, she gives Keri a choice: get an interview or get a new job. Joe’s never forgotten the first girl to break his heart, so he’s intrigued to hear Keri’s back in town—and looking for him. Despite his intense need for privacy, he’ll grant Keri an interview if it means a chance to finish what they started in high school.

    Judy says: "Fun!"
    "A great listen"
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    I have found myself really enjoying romantic stories recently. This one was great. I listen on my commute (1 hour each way) and found myself looking forward to getting back in the car and back into the story. I cared about the characters and thought about them even after I'd finished the whole audio book. The acting/reading was excellent. (That's really important to me.) I would recommend this book highly to anyone who enjoys this genre.

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  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (27333)
    Performance
    (13942)
    Story
    (13990)

    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!"
    "Loved it!!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Help to be better than the print version?

    Perhaps! It was so wonderful, I wouldn't ever be able to read it without hearing the actresses in my head.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eugenia was


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

    I loved the accents and the expression. Every voice made the words come alive. I found myself using a southern accent a few times after listening to it on my commute.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35277)
    Performance
    (26324)
    Story
    (26701)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Don't see the appeal"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    First, Carolyn McCormick was a terrible choice for this book. I don't understand how anyone chose her. Her pacing and expression were slow and seemed forced. The few voices that she attempted were really over the top. I wanted to listen to the book since everyone has been talking about it. Her voice bothered me so much, I almost gave up and didn't listen to it. Luckily I pressed a button on my iPhone by accident and it started playing 2x the speed. It was still not great but at least better than before and I was able to finish the book. Second, I didn't love the story either, which surprised me, as I like this genre in general. I felt it was really contrived and the plot twists were really obvious. Also, I don't like stories where it revolves around one woman who is caught between two love interests (whether on TV, in books, or in movies) so perhaps that played a part as well.


    What could Suzanne Collins have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Read with a regular tone of voice and used normal expression. She seemed to read each line separately. It was odd.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I couldn't stand her reading of this book. It was distracting the entire time I listened to it.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Hunger Games?

    None. I'm a full edition kind of person.


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