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  • The Red Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Nancy Travis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (77)

    From the town’s founder, a brave young woman from England who has no fear of blizzards or bears, to the young man who runs away to New York City, the characters in The Red Garden are extraordinary and vivid: a young wounded Civil War soldier who is saved by a neighbor, a woman who meets a fiercely human historical character, a poet who falls in love with a blind man, a mysterious traveler who comes to town in the year when summer never arrives.

    Carol says: "pleasant but unfulfilled"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall

    I get on some level what the author was trying to do here, the generations building on each other, and maybe in that respect she pulled it off. I don't like, however, that none of the characters were around long enough to be fully developed. I didn't have time to learn to like, love or despise them, so that I might miss them at the book's end, as happens with really good books. It might be better to read this one in hard copy so that you can more easily look back to recall the significance of the current chapter's characters. Just didn't enjoy it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (18676)
    Performance
    (16622)
    Story
    (16584)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Wonderful from beginning to end."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely and have already recommended this to all my reader friends.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I had not read Stephen King in a long time, remembering him as just a writer of horror stories, which got a little too upsetting, gory, etc. for my taste. But this book shows Mr. King is a master storyteller. It was a wonderful story from beginning to end. I couldn't stop listening to it, couldn't wait to get in my car for my long commutes to work and back, which is exactly what I require in an audible. I am definitely a Stephen King fan again. Those who haven't read him since the Pet Cemetary days should definitely read this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13539)
    Performance
    (9376)
    Story
    (9435)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Annie M. says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "Unforgettable Story"
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    It is unusual for me to read a book about war, but this book was phenomenal. I listened in the car on my commute, and my 10 year old grandson was also very absorbed in the story, always asked me to play it instead of our usual music. I will definitely read more books by this author and will long remember the people that charactered this story. Our servicemen are so brave.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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