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Janis Lowe

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  • Sing You Home

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer, Brian Hutchison, Mia Barron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1132)
    Performance
    (552)
    Story
    (550)

    Music has set the tone for most of Zoe Baxter’s life. And it’s music that brings her back to love. When fertility issues lead to a divorce, Zoe throws herself into her career as a music therapist. As an unexpected friendship with a woman slowly blossoms into love, she makes plans for a new life, but to her shock and inevitable rage, some people - even those she loves and trusts most - don’t want that to happen.

    CDN says: "A Good Listen (except the music)"
    "don't give up your day job!"
    Overall

    Am enjoying this book so far, with one HUGE exception: the horrific music introducing each chapter! OUCH. It's not that the songs themselves are particularly terrible, but the female vocalist is absolutely atrocious -- I can't fast-forward through the things speedily enough!

    Would much prefer a version of the book WITHOUT the extremely distracting 'music'. Either that, or re-record the songs using competent, professional musicians!

    14 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • The Age of Miracles: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Karen Thompson Walker
    • Narrated By Emily Janice Card
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (465)
    Performance
    (410)
    Story
    (408)

    On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, the environment is thrown into disarray. Yet as she struggles to navigate an ever-shifting landscape, Julia is also coping with the normal disasters of everyday life.

    Karen says: "Not sure I can measure up..."
    "Pass the Prozac, please!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Great writing, wonderful performance, but without question one of THE most depressing books I have ever encountered -- and truly, I generally LOVE the dark stuff! Ready to pull out an old copy of Lord of the Flies just to cheer myself up after that!

    17 of 21 people found this review helpful

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