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  • 6 Rainier Drive: Cedar Cove #6

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated By Andrea Gallo
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (96)

    In 6 Rainier Drive listeners are whisked away to Cedar Cove, Washington, where Justine and Seth Gunderson are feeling the shock of the arson that destroyed their restaurant. They're eager to move on, but divided over which direction to take.

    Amazon Customer says: "An Excellent Romance/Family Drama"
    "Painful to listen to this one"
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    These are a nice diversion for fluff books. This one, however was painful. The narrator was just awful, going from robotic to a tone at times that could best be described as snotty and judgmental. I hope to never listen to a book narrated by her again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 74 Seaside Avenue: Cedar Cove #7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated By Andrea Gallo
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (78)

    Meet blissfully happy newlyweds Bobby and Teri Polger. He's an international chess champion, she's a salon stylist, and both will soon be confronted by deadly threats from a vindictive Russian rival.

    Karen says: "The first books were more interesting"
    "Horrible narrator"
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    Had I known that the same narrator read this as the last one I would have skipped it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Get Your Dream Job!: Job Hunting and Career Success Skills

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Laura Stack, Larry Iverson, Mark Victor Hansen, and others
    • Narrated By Bob Proctor, Larry Iverson, Mark Victor Hansen
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    What is it about the top percentile of high earners in business, and how can you “join the club”? Join job and career experts as they share their experience and wisdom on how to find the perfect job and get promoted faster. Explore how to approach the job market to quickly find those hard-to-find jobs, then approach these opportunities in such a way that your job application stands out from the competition.

    Jane says: "Eh, mostly hype with a few small gems"
    "Eh, mostly hype with a few small gems"
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    I really disliked the "high powered sales hype" flavor of this presentation. However, I did get some small gems out of this and even went on to purchase (and enjoy) one of the audio books promoted (Ridiculous Bliss by Matthew Ferry).
    Overall, there was less than an hour of useful information in this audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Just Kids

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Patti Smith
    • Narrated By Patti Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (753)
    Performance
    (651)
    Story
    (643)

    Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late 60s and 70s and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists' ascent, a prelude to fame.

    Rick says: "Exceptional. Deeply honest and thoughtful."
    "Nice thought"
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    While it was a nice thought that she wrote this and memorialized her friend, the book was a series of daily details of their lives. Smith's delivery was slow and i was only able to listen by turning the speed up so that she would sound like she was speaking at a normal pace. Suggestion: when performing an audio book reading lay off the weed.
    There were, as others have stated, sections of the book where Smith became emotional while speaking of her friend, theses were the redeeming sections of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Rob Lowe
    • Narrated By Rob Lowe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3385)
    Performance
    (2691)
    Story
    (2679)

    A teen idol at 15, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at 20, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe delivers unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships, and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world over the last 25 years. These stories are as entertaining as they are unforgettable.

    N. Belle says: "Great Book and Great Story"
    "Good read!"
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    Overall this was a good book. I think it helps that I've always been a fan, but he has a "regular guy" aura and does not sensationalize the fact that he is a star.
    I recommend this book to anyone wanting to be entertained while seeing what it was really like for one of hollywood's stars.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Plain Truth

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Christina Moore, Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1173)
    Performance
    (415)
    Story
    (416)

    The discovery of a dead infant in an Amish barn shakes Lancaster County to its core. But the police investigation leads to a more shocking disclosure: circumstantial evidence suggests that 18-year-old Katie Fisher, an unmarried Amish woman believed to be the newborn's mother, took the child's life.

    Susan says: "Plain good!"
    "Loved it!"
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    Picoult did it again. Great listen, sad story with a surprising twist at the end!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Glass Castle: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Jeannette Walls
    • Narrated By Jeannette Walls
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1038)
    Performance
    (780)
    Story
    (784)

    Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family; she called herself an "excitement addict."

    Elisabeth says: "Like peeping through your fingers at a car wreck"
    "Compelling autobiography, Horrible narration"
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    The story was very compelling, as others have stated. The problem was the narration, I thought it would be so appropriate for the author to tell the story of her own life, but she was excruciating to listen to. Every sentence sounded like she was bored, it was as if she knew that to end a sentence with a rising tone sounded questioning or unsure, so she did the opposite, trailing down at the end of each sentence. The result sounded bored and almost a monotone. This is one that I really, really wish I had listened to the sample before buying it, I would have read the book instead of listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl on Legare Street

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Karen White
    • Narrated By Aimee Bruneau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (307)
    Performance
    (185)
    Story
    (183)

    A this sequel to The House on Tradd Street. When Melanie Middleton was seven years old, her mother, Ginnette, left home, abandoning her husband and her daughter. Now, nearly 33 years later, Ginnette has returned to Charleston, South Carolina, to confront her past and make amends with the daughter she left behind. Melanie is less than thrilled when her mother reappears in her life and asks for her help in buying back the family home.

    Kathy says: "Believable Paranormal Ghostly Story"
    "Another great book by Karen White"
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    As i stated on my review of "The House on Tradd Street", I loved the story and overall the narration was good, I like listening to this narrator's voice. The book needs edits to remove the extremely long pauses throughout the book just like the previous title. Each time the narrator paused for an unusually long time I thought that my program had hung as it sometimes does. I would think that the audio could be edited to remove these long pauses which detract from the listening experience.
    Otherwise I highly recommend this book and I look forward to more from this author!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The House On Tradd Street

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Karen White
    • Narrated By Aimee Bruneau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (739)
    Performance
    (345)
    Story
    (342)

    Practical Melanie Middleton hates to admit she can see ghosts. But she's going to have to accept it. An Old man she recently met has died, leaving her his historic Tradd Street home, complete with housekeeper, dog - and a family of ghosts anxious to tell her their secrets.

    Joanna says: "Pleasantly surprised"
    "Great story!"
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    I loved the story and overall the narration was good. One suggestion I would make would be to remove the extremely long pauses throughout the book. Each time the narrator paused for an unusually long time I thought that my program had hung as it sometimes does. I would think that the audio could be edited to remove these long pauses which detract from the listening experience.
    Otherwise I highly recommend this book and I look forward to more from this author!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Moon Over Manifest

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Clare Vanderpool
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Cassandra Campbell, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (342)
    Performance
    (278)
    Story
    (280)

    Abilene Tucker feels abandoned. Her father has put her on a train, sending her off to live with an old friend for the summer while he works a railroad job. Armed only with a few possessions and her list of universals, Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest, Kansas, aiming to learn about the boy her father once was. Having heard stories about Manifest, Abilene is disappointed to find that it's just a dried-up, worn-out old town. But her disappointment quickly turns to excitement when she discovers a hidden cigar box full of mementos.

    Rae says: "AWESOME book! LOVED it!"
    "Great listen"
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A great story of a young lady who learns the history of a town and by doing so learns a personal history. I love the narration of Jenna Lamia, and I can believe that she really is the young character!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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