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Nanny

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  • 8 reviews
  • 154 ratings
  • 356 titles in library
  • 21 purchased in 2014
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  • How It All Began

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Penelope Lively
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (238)
    Performance
    (194)
    Story
    (196)

    When Charlotte Rainsford, a retired schoolteacher, is accosted by a petty thief on a London street, the consequences ripple across the lives of acquaintances and strangers alike. A marriage unravels after an illicit love affair is revealed through an errant cell phone message; a posh yet financially strapped interior designer meets a business partner who might prove too good to be true.

    Molly-o says: "Wonderful and beautifully written"
    "Entertaining listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is a light, likeable, well read story. A random action and the effects throughout related lives.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Candice Millard
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2008)
    Performance
    (1750)
    Story
    (1749)

    James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what hap­pened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in tur­moil.

    Melinda says: "Marvelous, Magnificent, Millard"
    "Good history in a great story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Incredible detail in this novel. I was amazed at all the familiar names involved with this tragedy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Doc: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Mary Doria Russell
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (495)
    Performance
    (362)
    Story
    (357)

    The year is 1878, peak of the Texas cattle trade. The place is Dodge City, Kansas, a saloon-filled cow town jammed with liquored-up adolescent cowboys and young Irish hookers. Violence is random and routine, but when the burned body of a mixed-blood boy named Johnnie Sanders is discovered, his death shocks a part-time policeman named Wyatt Earp. And it is a matter of strangely personal importance to Doc Holliday, the frail 26-year-old dentist who has just opened an office at No. 24, Dodge House.

    Dennis says: "Great writing and narration"
    "Entertaining"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I always like reading historical fiction and this book did not let me down. Story telling at its best

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • To Be Sung Underwater: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Tom McNeal
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    Judith Whitman always believed in the kind of love that "picks you up in Akron and sets you down in Rio". Long ago, she once experienced that love. Willy Blunt was a carpenter with a dry wit and a steadfast sense of honor. Marrying him seemed like a natural thing to promise. But Willy Blunt was not a person you could pick up in Nebraska and transport to Stanford. When Judith left home, she didn't look back. But 20 years later, Judith's marriage is hazy with secrets....

    Pauline C. Mac Kay says: "Nostalgic"
    "Lovely"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book read like poetry. A heartbreakingly beautiful story. I liked it so much I have purchased the paper back to give as gifts.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Circus

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Erin Morgenstern
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6415)
    Performance
    (5707)
    Story
    (5702)

    The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

    Pamela says: "The circus of your dreams"
    "A bit juvenile"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A bit Harry Potterish, although a lot less dark. Pure fantasy without much character development. If I had been reading this, it would have taken a very long time to finish. However, I thought the narration was very good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (27186)
    Performance
    (13808)
    Story
    (13854)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Worth the rating"
    Overall

    This book has received high ratings from most reviewers and deserves them. It makes a perfect audible selection as it is a great story with wonderful naration. The thought provoking plot and sub plots are mixed with just the right amount of humor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lark and Termite

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jayne Anne Phillips
    • Narrated By James Yaegashi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Winner of an Academy Award in Literature, a pair of National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction, Jayne Anne Phillips is a master storyteller. Her first novel in nine years concerns a West Virginia family facing the spectre of the Korean War.

    Jamie says: "Poetic prose"
    "Loved it"
    Overall

    Beautiful characters and excellent narration make this wonderfully written story a lovely listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13408)
    Performance
    (5828)
    Story
    (5901)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "WOW"
    Overall

    What a book! Lovely story that is narrated excellently. I couldn't take the plugs out of my ears.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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