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Vickie Oakley

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andalusia, al | Member Since 2011

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  • 41 reviews
  • 60 ratings
  • 157 titles in library
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  • The Big Gamble

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Michael McGarrity
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    When a fire in an abandoned fruit stand in rural Lincoln County reveals the murdered body of a woman gone missing from Sante Fe years ago, Police Chief Kevin Kerney finds himself cooperating with his estranged son, a man he hardly knows, Deputy Sheriff Clayton Istee. While Kerney digs into the woman's past, hoping to find clues that will lead to a credible suspect, Clayton must unravel two more homicides that seem on the surface totally unrelated.

    Vickie Oakley says: "Good series"
    "Good series"
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    I enjoy listening to the series by Michael McGarrity. These books are a series so therefore, he doesn't necessarily tie everything together before one book ends. In other words, if you enjoy the book you keep coming back for more. I like the main character Kearney. I envision him as a John Wayne and I appreciate the way that McGarrity lets us have little glimpses into his past as well as he current situations. I would recommend these books to anyone who enjoys reading a good detective mystery.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Practice of the Presence of God & As a Man Thinketh

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 59 mins)
    • By Brother Lawrence, James Allen
    • Narrated By Edward Lewis
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Brother Lawrence decided that he needed to concentrate on a simple idea: loving God in whatever he did. The Practice of the Presence of God is a record of the conversations and letters exchanged between Brother Lawrence and people in his community, who came to him for advice once they noticed his passionate living for God.

    Rod Morgan says: "Awkward interpretation of a Christian classic"
    "Better to read as a book"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This is a short book. Good thing.....this book is one that is better read instead of listening to it. The narrator read the book as if he was in a hurry; without giving much thought as to how or what he was reading.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Edward Lewis?

    Edward Lewis would have been fine as the narrator if he would have slowed down and give some thought as to what was being read.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How Full Is Your Bucket?: Positive Strategies for Work and Life

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 36 mins)
    • By Tom Rath, Donald O. Clifton
    • Narrated By Tom Rath
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (34)

    In this brief but significant book, the authors, a grandfather-grandson team, explore how using positive psychology in everyday interactions can dramatically change our lives. Clifton (coauthor of Now, Discover Your Strengths) and Rath suggest that we all have a bucket within us that needs to be filled with positive experiences, such as recognition or praise. When we're negative toward others, we use a dipper to remove from their buckets and diminish their positive outlook.

    Robyn says: "Simple , yet Brilliant~"
    "Good reference for positive psychology"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of How Full Is Your Bucket? to be better than the print version?

    Not necessarily. You can not underline passages in the audio version, but if you are strapped for time it is good to listen to the book before you purchase it as a reference.


    What other book might you compare How Full Is Your Bucket? to and why?

    Now Discover Your Strengths. Recommended reading for anyone in management.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    N/A


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Irish Country Courtship

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (129)

    After less than a year, young Barry Laverty, M.B., is settling in to the village, with only a few months to go before he becomes a full partner in the practice. He's looking forward to becoming a fixture in the community, until an unexpected romantic reversal gives him second thoughts. Will he truly be happy tending to routine coughs and colds for the rest of his career? After all, even when a more challenging case comes along, like a rare tropical disease, all he can do is pass it on to a qualified specialist or big-city hospital. Is running a humble GP's shop all he wants out of life?

    Angelyn says: "My favorite book series"
    "Love this series"
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    What made the experience of listening to An Irish Country Courtship the most enjoyable?

    The characters, it is always about the characters and I love the characters of Bally Buckle Bow!


    What other book might you compare An Irish Country Courtship to and why?

    This series is just good reading.....to compare them to any other series does them an injustice. Good clean reading.


    Have you listened to any of John Keating’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    John Keating is the perfect narrator for this series of books.


    If you could rename An Irish Country Courtship, what would you call it?

    Why in Heaven's name would I want to rename the book. The title is perfect as it is, ah so...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Isaiah Effect: Decoding the Lost Science of Prayer and Prophecy

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Gregg Braden
    • Narrated By Gregg Braden
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    The Great Isaiah Scroll: does it hold the secrets to changing your life? In Jerusalem, within the Shrine of the Book Museum, resides the Great Isaiah Scroll - the most precious artifact of the Dead Sea Scrolls. So valuable is this scripture that extraordinary measures have been taken to safeguard it against any natural disaster or act of war. Gregg Braden investigates this ancient Essene scripture - to reveal a set of inner tools capable of altering the destiny of human civilization.

    Alicia says: "Lost understandings finally surface"
    "Something Missing"
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    What did you love best about The Isaiah Effect?

    I had thought this book was about the Book of Isaiah from the Old Testament. The writings of Isaiah the Prophet. If is was based on Isaiah's writings, I missed something while listening.


    If you’ve listened to books by Gregg Braden before, how does this one compare?

    I will have to go back and listen to this one again before I listen to another of Mr. Braden's books.


    What about Gregg Braden’s performance did you like?

    He is a good reader.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I am not certain.


    Any additional comments?

    I am not sure I would recommend this book to someone else. Confusing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Man's Fancy: A Sean Stranahan Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Keith McCafferty
    • Narrated By Rick Holmes
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    Wolves howl as a riderless horse returns at sunset to the Culpepper Dude Ranch in the Madison Valley. The missing woman, Nanika Martinelli, is better known as the Fly Fishing Venus, a red-haired river guide who lures clients the way dry flies draw trout. As Sheriff Martha Ettinger follows hoof tracks in the snow, she finds one of the men who has fallen under the temptress' spell impaled on the antler tine of a giant bull elk, a kill that' s been claimed by a wolf pack. An accident? If not, is the killer human or animal?

    Vickie Oakley says: "Good Book"
    "Good Book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It is spell binding-good mystery.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    it kept me interested. Always wanted to know more.


    Have you listened to any of Rick Holmes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes.


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

    Finally when Martha and Stranahan quit dancing around each other.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Any Other Name: Walt Longmire, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Craig Johnson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (546)
    Performance
    (502)
    Story
    (497)

    Sheriff Walt Longmire had already rounded up a sizable posse of devoted readers when the A&E television series Longmire sent the Wyoming lawman’s popularity skyrocketing. Now, in Any Other Name, Walt is sinking into high-plains winter discontent when his former boss, Lucian Conally, asks him to take on a mercy case in an adjacent county. Detective Gerald Holman is dead and Lucian wants to know what drove his old friend to take his own life.

    C. Telfair says: "Lost in Fog with Buffalo"
    "Another Great Book for Walt and Craig"
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    If you could sum up Any Other Name in three words, what would they be?

    Captivating, funny, and interesting


    What did you like best about this story?

    Walt is a cowboy who is willing to give the benefit of the doubt, accept people for who they are, but yet he still lives by the law.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    I love George Guidall's performance. He is a male voice, but he performs Vic and Ruby with finesse.


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

    Yes, Yes, Yes,......


    Any additional comments?

    I love the Walt Longmire books and I do watch the television series; however the television series cannot, does not hold a candle to the books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dangerous Waters

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Toni Anderson
    • Narrated By Emily Beresford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (63)

    Investigating the discovery of the body, Sergeant Holly Rudd knows she’s an unwelcome presence in the close-knit community of Bamfield. But she doesn’t expect the residents to be spooked by the mere sight of her. What rattles Holly even more, though, is her overwhelming desire for diver and former Special Forces soldier Finn Carver. Finn has no doubt that the corpse he found while diving was a victim of foul play - just as there’s no doubt that he wants Holly.

    Vickie Oakley says: "Very poor performance and immature writing style"
    "Very poor performance and immature writing style"
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    What would have made Dangerous Waters better?

    I would like to say a different narrator, but the story is a very immature story line.


    What was most disappointing about Toni Anderson’s story?

    Very immature writing style; the story line seemed to be more about the sexual innuendos then solving of the murders.


    How could the performance have been better?

    It is very obvious the narrator is attempting to impersonate a male voice. However, it is poorly done and very distracting when you are trying to listen to the reader.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dangerous Waters?

    I would definitely do away with the sexual undertones and innuendos, the curse words especially the f word. The use of these gimmicks to make a story more interesting is in very poor taste and leaves the writing talent questionable.


    Any additional comments?

    I would not recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • An Irish Country Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By Terry Donnelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (100)

    Readers of Patrick Taylor's books know Mrs. Kinky Kincaid as the unflappable housekeeper who looks after two frequently frazzled doctors in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo. She is a trusted fixture in the lives of those around her, and it often seems as though Kinky has always been there.Nothing could be farther from the truth.

    Connie says: "Stick with it!"
    "Love this story line of Kinky Kincaid"
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    Where does An Irish Country Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love the story line that Patrick Taylor has developed from the original series of Bally Buckle Bo.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of An Irish Country Girl?

    When she discovered her gift of sight.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The night the "Sheperd" rescued then young man and led him to Kinky's house.


    If you could rename An Irish Country Girl, what would you call it?

    I would not want to rename the book. An Irish Country Girl is the perfect title.


    Any additional comments?

    Would love to see additional writings based on Kinky Kincaid.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Royal Wulff Murders

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Keith McCafferty
    • Narrated By Rick Holmes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (15)

    A local fisherman lands more than he bargained for when he pulls a dead body out of Montana’s Madison River. Sheriff Martha Ettinger takes on the case and soon comes into the company of reclusive artist, Montana newcomer, and ex-PI Sean Stranahan. After teaming up to investigate, Martha and Sean soon uncover evidence that the murder has ties to one of the state’s biggest industries: fly fishing.

    Regina says: "Local color into local headache"
    "Good Easy Read....er listen"
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    If you could sum up The Royal Wulff Murders in three words, what would they be?

    Good easy read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Royal Wulff Murders?

    The almost near drowning of Stranahan by the murderer.


    Have you listened to any of Rick Holmes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


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

    Not really-the book is an enjoyable, easy read, mystery.


    Any additional comments?

    If there is a negative the character which is the actual murderer is not introduced in the book until you are halfway into the book. I personally like for all the characters to be introduced up front. Let the games begin!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By John Hagee
    • Narrated By Dean Gallagher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (115)

    Over the last 500 years, blood-red moons have fallen on the first day of Passover three separate times. These occurrences were connected to some of the most significant days in Jewish history: 1492 (the final year of the Spanish Inquisition when Jews were expelled from Spain), 1948 (statehood for Israel and the War of Independence) and 1967 (the Six-Day War). Every heavenly body is controlled by the unseen hand of God, which signals coming events to humanity. There are no solar or lunar accidents.

    Debbie says: "Great Study about Israel and Current Times"
    "Good Prophecy Read"
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    What made the experience of listening to Four Blood Moons the most enjoyable?

    The book is written about prophecy and the "end times". Fascinating read for me.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author's explanation of the end time prophecy.


    Have you listened to any of Dean Gallagher’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. This book was my first.


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

    I enjoyed listening to this book very much. So much that I have purchased the hard copy as well.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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