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anonymous

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  • I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason: A Cece Caruso Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Susan Kandel
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (36)

    All that writer Cece Caruso -- a 39-year-old former beauty queen from New Jersey -- really wants to do is finish her biography of Erle Stanley Gardner so that she can finally stop obsessing about Perry Mason. Well, that and find a 1970 silk chiffon Ossie Clark to add to her collection of vintage clothing. And fix the broken front doorknob on her West Hollywood bungalow. But first she has to help save her daughter's foundering marriage, which is more than Cece could manage for her own.

    anonymous says: "I Dreamed I Married Erle Stanley Gardner"
    "I Dreamed I Married Erle Stanley Gardner"
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    Performance
    Story

    I really enjoyed this novel's references to Perry Mason books. I have always been a huge Perry Mason fan, and I was gratified to learn so much about Erle Stanley Gardner. The author had really done her research on ESG. She also gave me a great sense of place regarding Southern California (I'm on the East Coast).
    Like other reviewers have mentioned, there wasn't much "mystery" in this this title. I figured out "who done it" long before the sleuth did, but she is still charming. I could have used fewer references to vintage clothes, but I became intrigued by the heroine's love interest, and I'm looking forward to listening to the second book in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Pearl S. Buck
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1981)
    Performance
    (1132)
    Story
    (1146)

    This Pulitzer Prize-winning classic tells the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China. The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works, nurturing the land as it nurtures him and his family. Nearby, the nobles of the House of Hwang consider themselves above the land and its workers; but they will soon meet their own downfall. The working people riot, breaking into the homes of the rich and forcing them to flee. When Wang Lung shows mercy to one noble and is rewarded, he begins to rise in the world, even as the House of Hwang falls.

    Marv says: "a masterpiece!"
    "Charming!"
    Overall

    This is a fantastic story, and it's made even better by a great narrator. One of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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