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Betty

Salem, OR, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Celia Rivenbark
    • Narrated By Celia Rivenbark
    Overall
    (81)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (54)

    From the author of the best-selling classics We're Just Like You, Only Prettier and Bless Your Heart, Tramp comes a collection of essays so funny, you'll shoot co'cola out of your nose. You Can't Drink All Day if You Don't Start in the Morning is sure to appeal to anyone who lives south of something.

    David says: "Can I have a translated version?"
    "Slow down. You're makin my head hurt."
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    What would have made You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning better?

    The narrator was painful to listen to. Don't know when she stopped to breathe.
    I have read a book by her before and thoroughly enjoyed her quirky humor. Hearing her fly through reading the story was not my cup of tea. Honestly made my head spin. Ruined the story and the humor for me.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Celia Rivenbark again?

    Nope, can't listen to that voice speed racing through a story again. Painful.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Celia Rivenbark?

    Anyone with a slow, easy southern drawl would have been better. Really...anyone.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2874)
    Performance
    (1426)
    Story
    (1433)

    Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more (except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdalan) and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

    Hope says: "A Worthy Book, indeed"
    "Laugh out loud and giggle for days!"
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    Would you listen to Lamb again? Why?

    I have listened to Lamb at least three times already. You must have a open mind and quirky sense of humor and not be offended easily. That being said, I loved this book!
    Seriously, learned more about the Bible and stories that I ever did in Sunday school. Picked up my Bible and brushed up after listening to Lamb.


    What other book might you compare Lamb to and why?

    There is nothing like it, and I have listened to several others by the author.


    What about Fisher Stevens’s performance did you like?

    His delivery is fast, which takes some getting used to.


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

    Nope, wanted to savor it. You need time to roll the ideas around in your head.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved that "Biff" makes up scripture to quote to suite the occasion.
    " For it is written in the book of Dalmations"
    My husband and I are still making up scripture to quote and laughing like fools.

    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
    (18470)
    Performance
    (16441)
    Story
    (16400)

    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"
    "First Stephen King book I've ever finished."
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    Have you listened to any of Craig Wasson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, first time to hear him. Fabulous performance.


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

    The dance will move you. Very special.


    Any additional comments?

    Fell in love with the concept of changing history through time travel. What if??Just imagine the possibilities. I have recommended this audio book to anyone and everyone I meet. In my top five favorite books ever.
    Stephen King books usually scare me or creep me out so much I can't finish. This is neither scary nor creepy. Hated to hear it end. Remarkable story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • War Horse

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (663)
    Performance
    (566)
    Story
    (561)

    In 1914, a beautiful foal with a distinctive cross on his nose is sold to the Army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western front. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmer's son he left behind. Will he ever see his true master again?

    Julie says: "Great idea for reluctant readers!"
    "Animal lover loved it!"
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    Where does War Horse rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ranks in the top ten.


    Which character – as performed by John Keating – was your favorite?

    The horse, of course. He was so very real from the beginning. Felt every emotion he felt.


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

    No, only because I wanted it to go on and on.


    Any additional comments?

    I was afraid to hear the story, afraid of what might happen to the horse (visions of 'Old Yeller) . Don't be afraid. The story is amazing. Get it. Haven't seen the movie, don't really care. If I do. Imagination is better.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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