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Lois

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  • Thunder and Rain: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Charles Martin
    • Narrated By Daniel May, Luci Christian Bell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (95)

    Third generation Texas Ranger Tyler Steele is the last of a dying breed - a modern-day cowboy hero living in a world that doesn't quite understand his powerful sense of right and wrong and instinct to defend those who can't defend themselves. Samantha and her daughter, Hope, are on the run from a seemingly inescapable situation. They are in danger, desperate, and alone. Though they are strangers, Ty knows he can help - protecting the innocent is what he does best.

    Dennis says: "A mans story, a love story?"
    "Colorfully written and performed"
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    What made the experience of listening to Thunder and Rain the most enjoyable?

    The performers were excellent in making clear which character was speaking. The emotions were evident and carried you with them.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Thunder and Rain?

    When cowboy asked Andy to come home.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    As above.


    If you could take any character from Thunder and Rain out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Hope, because she is aptly named.


    Any additional comments?

    Just like all of Charles Martin's books, you walk away feeling better about the world and God's grace. You are also well entertained during the process. I have only listened to his books but I just love them. Can't wait for the next one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Reunion: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Dan Walsh
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (58)

    Aaron Miller knows a thing or two about loss. He’s lost love. Dignity. Second, and even third, chances. Once honored for his heroism, he now lives in near obscurity, working as a handyman in a humble trailer park. But God is a master at finding and redeeming the lost things of life. Unbeknownst to Aaron, someone is searching for him. With deep insight into the human heart, consummate storyteller Dan Walsh gently weaves a tale of a life spent in the shadows but meant for the light. Through tense scenes of war and tender moments of romance, The Reunion will make you believe that everyone can get a second chance at life and love.

    Ruth says: "Laughed and Cried...Cried and Laughed"
    "Kindness to others turns makes you better"
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    What did you love best about The Reunion?

    Everything Aaron touched was thoughtful and responsible.


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    The author of the fictional book


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

    Yes, lots of twists and turns. Good performance.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Things They Carried

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Tim O'Brien
    • Narrated By Bryan Cranston
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1210)
    Performance
    (1121)
    Story
    (1111)

    Hailed by The New York Times as "a marvel of storytelling", The Things They Carried’s portrayal of the boots-on-the-ground experience of soldiers in the Vietnam War is a landmark in war writing. Now, three-time Emmy Award winner-Bryan Cranston, star of the hit TV series Breaking Bad, delivers an electrifying performance that walks the book’s hallucinatory line between reality and fiction and highlights the emotional power of the spoken word.

    Darwin8u says: "Grief, terror, love, longing"
    "Written for a specific audience."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The book may have meaning for those men who served in Viet Nam and I am sure they can relate to the heart and intent of the story. For me there was way too much profanity (I should have known by the outline on the site) and way too much death. Not a book for me but I appreciate the men it discusses.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance was wonderful


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Misery Loves Company

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Rene Gutteridge
    • Narrated By Pam Turlow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    Filled with grief, Juliet Belleno rarely leaves the house since her husband’s death while on duty as a police officer. Other than the reviews Jules writes on her blog, she has little contact with the outside world. But one day when she ventures out to the local grocery store, Jules bumps into a fellow customer...then recognizes him as her favorite author, Patrick Reagan. And that’s the last thing she remembers - until she wakes up in a strange room with a splitting headache. Jules realizes she’s been kidnapped....

    Lois says: "Predictible"
    "Predictible"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    A stronger female lead character


    Could you see Misery Loves Company being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I usually really like Renee's stories but this one did not hold my interest. Hopefully I won end up like Juliette.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Garden to Keep

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jamie Langston Turner
    • Narrated By Barbara McCulloh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Author of Some Wildflower in My Heart, Jamie Langston Turner won the Christy Award with A Garden to Keep. Elizabeth Landis is learning that God works in mysterious ways, and life has become more fulfilling for her as she takes Him into her heart. When she discovers her husband has been unfaithful, the Lord's strength becomes more valuable than ever.

    Becky Smith says: "A Great Book Made Better By the Narrator"
    "Boring and tedious."
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    Any additional comments?

    The author tells you through this story that "it is her story and she will tell it her way" and that she does. Filled to overflowing with worthless descriptions from the color of a flower to how she felt when she looked at it. I found nothing redemptive about this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • W Is for Wasted: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1323)
    Performance
    (1163)
    Story
    (1160)

    Two dead bodies changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I'd never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue. The first was a local PI of suspect reputation. He'd been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. He'd been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Millhone's name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID him.

    karen says: "Well worth waiting for...."
    "I love Sue Grafton"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. Judy Kaye is the only voice for Kinsey. As we get closer to Z it is interesting to see Kinsey mature and change from when we started at A.


    Any additional comments?

    As always this is a very good listen for a long car trip or for day to day listening as you go about your errands. The surprises in the story are wonderful when you come upon them and Kinsey continues to meet life from her own special perspective. I can wait for the next 3. Then what will I do?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Song of Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Lynn Austin
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (180)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (123)

    The second book in her Chronicles of the Kings series, Song of Redemption, is a retelling of the life of Hezekiah, King of Judah from 716 to 687 BC. After years of idolatry, Judah's temple has been cleansed and Hezekiah has brought God's law back to his people. But when he incurs the wrath of the barbaric Assyrians, he will need help from a surprising source.

    Lois says: "The temple is rebuilt."
    "The temple is rebuilt."
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    What did you love best about Song of Redemption?

    How King Hezzikiah grew to be such a man of God. I loved the push and pull between Shebnah and Eliakim. The stories of the women showed such strength and the willingness to serve others.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I would have preferred a male voice or maybe a male and female for the different characters but it was good.


    Any additional comments?

    Read all 5 books on this topic for a great overview of this time period.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gods and Kings

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Lynn Austin
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (248)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (168)

    Shortly after the death of King Solomon in 931 B.C., the Promised Land is divided into two separate nations: Israel in the north, and Judah in the south. Hezekiah is the second son of King Ahaz of Judah. As he comes to power, he must navigate a troubled path to reunite his wayward people with Yahweh.

    Wolfpacker says: "Engrossing Book, Not Just for Female Readers"
    "An old story made new."
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    If you could sum up Gods and Kings in three words, what would they be?

    This is the fictional adaptation of King Ahaz and how his wickedness almost destroyed Judah. It tells of the Prophet Isiah and the young Prince named Hezzikiah who grew up to be a King who loved God. It may sound dry, but it is a great listen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hezzikiah


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I think I would have preferred a strong male voice for this story but it was good.


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

    The return of the Israeli girl from her captors.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Circle of Grace

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Penelope J. Stokes
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    In the tradition of Maeve Binchy comes a novel about four women, friends since college. According to the "circle journal" they've used to keep in touch, they seem to have the lives they dreamed of. Liz, the hippie activist, fights for justice in Washington, D.C. Tess, who always wanted to be a writer, teaches literature in the Midwest and is married to another professor. Amanda, considered the prettiest by the group, enjoys a perfect marriage to her college boyfriend. And then there is Grace.

    Terry P. Klein says: "Deeply Touching and Emotionally Connecting"
    "Women and Friendship"
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    What did you love best about Circle of Grace?

    This is a perfect example of how 4 women can go seperate ways in life and come back together to support each other. It is also about truth between friends and how we sometimes hide the truth even from ourselves. Moving story


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Forevermore

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Cathy Marie Hake
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    Cathy Marie Hake, best-selling author of Fancy Pants, delivers a poignant romance set in 1891 Texas. Miss Hope Ladley believes God wants her to cook and clean for grieving widower Jacob Stauffer. But when Jacob hires the cheerful dynamo, he can't imagine the profound effect she'll have on his frightened sister, his motherless daughter, and on his own tender heart - or how much they'll all miss her if she leaves.

    susan says: "ive listened twice"
    "Wonderfully funny and entertaining!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the story line is well developed and the characters are strong. The family dynamics are like many of ours and show that grace will see us through.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The heroine was strong and funny. Sure of herself and her place in the world, confident of her skills and loyal to her friends.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The harvest.


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

    I really enjoyed listening to it daily on my drive to work. Something to look forward to.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the narrator. The story was packed with drama and humor. Lots of little twists and turns to keep your interest. Best listen in a long time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Choice

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Robert Whitlow
    • Narrated By Heath McClure
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (38)

    Even as a pregnant, unwed teen in 1974, Sandy Lincoln wanted to do the right thing. But when an ageless woman approached her in a convenience store with a mysterious prophecy and a warning, doing the right thing became even more unclear. She made the best choice she could... and has lived with the consequences. More than 30 years later, a pregnant teen has come into her life, and Sandy’s long-ago decision has come back to haunt her. The stakes rise quickly, leaving Sandy with split seconds to choose once more. But will her choice decision bring life... or death?

    colleen says: "This is a great story."
    "Good story - Poor narration"
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    Where does The Choice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Story - 7 of 10.
    Narration 1 of 10

    The narration really takes away from the beauty of the story..


    What did you like best about this story?

    Sandy stood up for her convictions. She is a strong confident woman.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Choice and why?

    Sandy


    Any additional comments?

    Great topic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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