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Vickie Oakley

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andalusia, al | Member Since 2011

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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
    (21)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    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
  • Sacred Journeys: Christian Authors Reveal How the Bible Impacts Their Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (57 mins)
    • By Oasis Audio
    • Narrated By Wayne Shepherd, Randy Alcorn, Terri Blackstock, and others
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Hosted by Wayne Shepherd, an Oasis Audio original production with today’s top Christian authors sharing their favorite verses. Listen as they all share personal stories and corresponding verses on how God has worked in their lives. Authors include Angela Hunt, Robin Jones Gunn, Randy Alcorn, Terri Blackstock, Dave and Neta Jackson, Colleen Coble, Stephen Arterburn, Davis Bunn, Ruth Graham, John Bevere, Jenna Lucado Bishop, and Bodie and Brock Thoene.

    Vickie Oakley says: "A Word of Encouragement"
    "A Word of Encouragement"
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    If you could sum up Sacred Journeys in three words, what would they be?

    Very encouraging and inspirational. I have listened to it several times especially when I need encouragement in my writing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I can not say I have one favorite; they all are my favorites.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Each writer read their own; I like this.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flory: A Miraculous Story of Survival

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Flory A. Van Beek
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (28)

    Like Anne Frank, Flory Van Beek was a young girl caught in the ruthless Nazi occupation of Holland. But Flory survived to recount her extraordinary story of persecution and survival. Flory and her husband, Felix, endured the sinking of a ship bound for safety in the New World, the increasing danger of the occupation, and finally a life in hiding. This inspiring account vividly captures the terror of the Holocaust while telling a poignant story of love and courage.

    Joanne says: "A glimmer of light in an otherwise tragic tale"
    "A Miraculous Story"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. The accounts of the Jews who survived the most horrific time of the 20th century must be told and never forgotten. These people along with many others who survived and many who did not survive were the greatest generation and they are HEROES!


    What other book might you compare Flory to and why?

    The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom,


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The liberation of the Dutch people.


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

    Just as the title says: Flory: A Miraculous Story of Survival.


    Any additional comments?

    One of the best books I have listened to from Audible. If I could give it 10 stars I would.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Murphy's Law

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (412)
    Performance
    (360)
    Story
    (359)

    Molly Murphy always knew she'd end up in trouble, just as her mother predicted. So, when she commits murder in self-defense, she flees her cherished Ireland, under cover of a false identity, for the anonymous shores of late 19th-century America. When she arrives in New York and sees the welcoming promise of freedom in the Statue of Liberty, Molly begins to breathe easier. But when a man is murdered on Ellis Island, a man Molly was seen arguing with, she becomes a prime suspect in the crime.

    Jan says: "Cream Puff Read"
    "A good story"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It would not be in my top ten, but it was a good story and a easy listen.


    What other book might you compare Murphy's Law to and why?

    A watered down detective story.


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

    I do not believe this book would be made into a film without a stronger story line.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Hollow

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (91)

    After 17-year-old Charlotte Kane, the beautiful, brilliant, and brooding daughter of a rich widower, disappears on a drunken New Years' Eve snowmobile ride, a raging blizzard soon snuffs out all search efforts. When her body is found during the spring thaw four months later, preliminary evidence implicates her ex-boyfriend: Ojibwe bad-boy Solemn Winter Moon. But then a second Charlotte Kane turns up dead, and Cork isn't sure of anything any more.

    Debbie says: "Best in Series so far, after the first one! Wow!"
    "Krueger is always a good story teller"
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    What made the experience of listening to Blood Hollow the most enjoyable?

    There are so many aspects of Krueger's writings that make his stories enjoyable. The characters, the story line, etc.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Rose's willingness to help out. I just love Rose's character.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When it finally clicked in Cork's brain who dun it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trickster's Point: A Cork O'Connor Mystery, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (78)

    New York Times best-selling author William Kent Krueger has won numerous accolades for his books, including the Anthony Award for Best First Novel. In Trickster’s Point, the 12th suspenseful installment in Krueger’s Cork O’Connor series, Cork is framed for the murder of Minnesota’s first Native American governor-elect, Jubal Little. As Cork fights to clear his name and uncover the truth, he discovers that events from his own past may hold the key to the real killer’s identity.

    C. Telfair says: "I'm Just Saying..."
    "Trickert's Point a Sad story"
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    I enjoy the Cork O'Connor series, but this story was one of pain and sadness. William Kent Krueger is a good writer and I do enjoy his books; however, this one seem to dwell on the past. Apparently I have missed the book in which Cork's wife dies and Cork now seems to be at odds with his life. I understand grief and the spiritual side of life; I suppose this is one of the reasons I do like to read Krueger as he adds spirituality to all his writings. I would recommend this book for someone who enjoys mysteries and what can I say about David Chandler's narration other than he is a class act; he is one of my favorite narrators!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fallen

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Shannon Cochran
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1442)
    Performance
    (1118)
    Story
    (1117)

    There's no police training stronger than a cop's instinct. Faith Mitchell's mother isn't answering her phone. Her front door is open. There's a bloodstain above the knob. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations taught Faith Mitchell goes out the window when she charges into her mother's house, gun drawn. She sees a man dead in the laundry room. She sees a hostage situation in the bedroom. What she doesn't see is her mother.

    Nancy J says: "Gripping Story, Revelations of the Past"
    "The first and it was GREAT!"
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    This was the first story by Karin Slaughter that I have read/listened to. I listen and read.......so enjoy the ability to do this! This story compelled me to purchase other books by this author and I have enjoyed reading/listening to them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Criminal

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Kathleen Early
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1443)
    Performance
    (1213)
    Story
    (1220)

    Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and he is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda's motivation, until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades before - when Will's father was imprisoned for murder - this was his home....

    Melinda says: "Heart Pounding, Gripping Thriller"
    "Good southern mystery."
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    I have enjoyed the series by Karin Slaughter and the narration by Kathleen Early. This series of books takes place in Atlanta, GA and being from the south, I am naturally interested to read/listen to any book which takes place in the South. Try the series; will keep you interested as you enter underworld of all the characters..............

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Below Zero

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By C.J. Box
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (245)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (130)

    New York Times best-selling author C. J. Box's Below Zero is the 10th novel featuring Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. The telephone calls from her stepdaughter April send chills down the spine of Joe's daughter Sherry. Wasn't April murdered six years ago in a bloody massacre? Wondering how this youthful caller knows details only April could know, Sherry becomes confused while Joe grows suspicious. Is the caller April - or are Joe and his family victims of a cruel hoax?

    itinerant says: "starting to fray"
    "Love the Joe Pickett Series"
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    I really enjoy this series and I have read/listened to several of them. I especially enjoy David Chandler as the narrator. If you really like mysteries with good story lines, characterization, etc.; let me encourage you to consider trying this series.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (290)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (150)

    Welcome back to the village of Ballybucklebo. Come and say hello again to Dr. O'Reilly's odd-as-two-left-feet patients; his housekeeper, Mrs. "Kinky" Kinkaid; and O'Reilly's pets: Arthur Guinness, the beer-swilling black Lab, and Lady MacBeth, the demonically possessed white cat. And of course, to young Dr. Barry Laverty. After Barry's first month as an assistant to crusty Dr. O'Reilly, he has been offered a permanent spot. But Laverty's excitement is dashed when one of his patients unexpectedly dies.

    N. Murdock says: "Such fun!"
    "Characterization"
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    The characters in this series is really what makes these books so enjoyable. I love the story line and the narrator adds so much to the imagination.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Out of Range

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By C. J. Box
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    Overall
    (220)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (143)

    C. J. Box's best-selling Joe Pickett novels have earned him a spot on every serious suspense fan's shortlist of favorites. The tightly constructed Out of Range brings game warden Joe to a new, remote beat in Wyoming's vast countryside to investigate the suspicious death of the previous warden.

    Todd says: "Great Book!!"
    "CJ Box is Addicting"
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    Not only do I listen to CJ Box, but I buy the Kindle version whenever it is offered as well..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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