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Millie

Rigby, ID, United States

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  • A Single Shard

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Linda Sue Park
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (55)

    Foraging in fields and on rubbish heaps, and sharing food with his friend Crane-man, used to be enough to fill Tree-ear's days. But now all Tree-ear wants to do is watch master potter Min at work.

    D. Court says: "Don't miss this book"
    "Great book, great listen"
    Overall

    The story is rich and compelling and the characters are wonderful and interesting. Loyalty, hard-work, honesty, optimism, and lots of other positive values are taught as this beautiful story plays out. I will buy it, in book form,to read to or loan my grandchildren when they are old enough. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it and recommend it highly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Candice Millard
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1980)
    Performance
    (945)
    Story
    (957)

    At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.

    Stephen says: "River of Doubt"
    "Liked it"
    Overall

    This is not normally the type of book I would read or listen to, and I can't remember what prompted me to buy it. Having said that, I quite enjoyed it. This expedition was something I had never heard about. I wouldn't say all the details were fascinating, but they were interesting. Sometimes I felt like I was on this expedition with them. It really is sort of amazing that they survived. I thought the narration was good, which is important in an audio book. I recommend it, especially if history, Theodore Roosevelt, the Amazonian wilderness of Brazil, or adventures are your thing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Winifred Watson
    • Narrated By Frances McDormand
    Overall
    (1163)
    Performance
    (609)
    Story
    (609)

    Miss Pettigrew is a down-on-her-luck, middle-aged governess sent by her employment agency to work for a nightclub singer rather than a household of unruly children. Over a period of 24 hours, as she becomes caught up in the life of Delysia LaFloss, her own life is changed - forever. This charming, funny, light-hearted 1938 novel was a bestseller on its first appearance. Read by Academy Award winning actress Frances McDormand, who stars in the 2008 film as Miss Pettigrew.

    Holly C. Salley says: "Adorable"
    "so-so"
    Overall

    The reader did a great job, but to me the story was just so-so. I know they made a movie from this book. Maybe having seen the movie would have made it more interesting.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mama Day

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Gloria Naylor
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Miranda Day, known as "Mama Day", is the elderly matriarch of Willow Springs, a small sea island off the southeast coast of the United States. Mama Day finds herself pitted in mortal combat with dark forces that threaten the body and soul of her beloved great-niece, Cocoa, who has gone "mainside" and married an urban Northerner.

    Apple says: "Can't seem to finish"
    "Not my fave"
    Overall

    I didn't really get into this book, though I did manage to listen to it all. Maybe I just didn't "get it." I thought the readers for George and the girl (I can't remember her name, so that tells you something) were not that great either.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dear Zoe: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Philip Beard
    • Narrated By Cassandra Morris
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    Beard's stunning debut is an epistolary novel written from 15-year-old Tess DeNunzio to her little sister Zoe. After Zoe's accidental death on September 11, 2001, a day so many others died, Tess' family is numbed by their personal tragedy. Already acutely aware of her odd place in a home where her mother and stepfather now have children of their own, Tess begins her letter as a means of figuring out her own life, from her two-hour-a-day hair and makeup ritual to her complicity in Zoe's death.

    nas says: "keeps you listening."
    "Narrator is the only good part"
    Overall

    I enjoyed the narrator of this book, but found the story lacking. I would not encourage young people to read this because the descriptions of smoking pot and teenage sex were far too glamorous. The real life consequences of both were totally ignored. The narrator was excellent, but wasted on this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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