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  • Bitter Is the New Black

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jen Lancaster
    • Narrated By Jamie Heinlein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (307)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (152)

    Jen Lancaster was living the sweet life-until real life kicked her to the curb. She had the perfect man, the perfect job-hell, she had the perfect life - and there was no reason to think it wouldn't last. Or maybe there was, but Jen Lancaster was too busy being manicured, pedicured, highlighted, and generally adored to notice.

    Amanda Sava says: "Better than I'd hoped."
    "Paper book is better- but this is entertaining"
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    I've read "Bitter" 3x with the paper book. It is by far one of my favorite books of all time! Listening to it- the only drawback is the narrator gets a little..."Charlie Brown teacher." Listening to Jen's newest book, which she narrated herself, was better due to the fact that Jen emphasized things differently- the way she intended. The footnotes peppered through the book are also hard to understand with an audio book...unless the reader is ready for them.

    Overall- still an entertaining, laugh out loud book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Backseat Saints

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Joshilyn Jackson
    • Narrated By Joshilyn Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (502)
    Performance
    (300)
    Story
    (298)

    Rose Mae Lolley is a fierce and dirty girl, long-suppressed under flowery skirts and bow-trimmed ballet flats. As "Mrs. Ro Grandee" she's trapped in a marriage that's thick with love and sick with abuse. Her true self has been bound in the chains of marital bliss in rural Texas, letting "Ro" make eggs, iron shirts, and take her punches.

    J. E. JONES says: "Loved this audio!"
    "LOVE LOVE it connects to Gods in Alabama!"
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    After reading Backseat Saints and Gods in Alabama...I LOVE that Jackson wrote the chapters with Rosemay and Arlene Fleet/Alabama connection from two different perspectives. It adds massive depth to both plot lines. I can see how these characters mirror one another. Both books need each other to be extraordinary. They are great on their own...extraordinary together.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Junie B. Jones Collection, Books 1-4

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Barbara Park
    • Narrated By Lana Quintal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (53)

    Junie B. Jones is back on audio with a collection of the four books that began the well-loved series. Includes: Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business, Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth, and Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying.

    SL says: "Cute stories, language a bit strong for Pre-K/K"
    "Cute stories, language a bit strong for Pre-K/K"
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    Would you try another book from Barbara Park and/or Lana Quintal?

    Maybe. I would pre-read a paper copy first


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot lines combined with the attitude of Junie B were great.


    What does Lana Quintal bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She perfects a Kindergartener's voice.


    Was Junie B. Jones Collection, Books 1-4 worth the listening time?

    Yes and no. My kids really liked the stories. However, we kept pausing to talk about why children shouldn't;t speak to adults in the way Junie B does sometimes, also using some words such as


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Just a Guy: Notes from a Blue Collar Life

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Bill Engvall, Alan Eisenstock
    • Narrated By Bill Engvall
    Overall
    (213)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (124)

    Blue Collar Comedy star Bill Engvall is just a guy. He's been one his whole life. He can't help it; he was born that way. And that makes him an expert on the subject. For the record, here's the official definition of a guy: a person who doesn't think before he speaks. He can't. He's not that deep. Because a guy has only three basic needs: eating, sleeping, and sex. That's it. Just a Guy chronicles a lifetime in pursuit of those needs.

    Christopher says: "The Man Behind The Signs"
    "Unexpected breakaway from stand-up"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it was heart-warming supported by Engvall's humorus view on life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Just a Guy?

    Dinner with his stepmom


    Have you listened to any of Bill Engvall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have seen and heard many if his on-stage stand up shows. This differs as it is not a few lines, then funny. He talks about his life but ties in humor along the way.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    My extreme reaction was being able to see my husband's point of view/ a man's reasoning.


    Any additional comments?

    Recommended for easy listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Joshilyn Jackson
    • Narrated By Joshilyn Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1400)
    Performance
    (1207)
    Story
    (1183)

    A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother....

    Janice says: "I wanted to cheer out loud!"
    "Hard to stop listening"
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    What made the experience of listening to A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty the most enjoyable?

    I needed a kick start to my workout program...so as a former book-junkie-now-mommy of three...I have NO time to sit and read. Perfect solution is books on my I-Pod. The only time I can


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hard question. None of the characters are infallible and all have some level of moral standards. My instinct is to say Liza is my favorite, even though she make some very poor choices. Adjacent to her poor choices for herself is a high ability to look out for the well-being of others.


    What does Joshilyn Jackson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her voice is intoxicating.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    I want to ask Joshilyn Jackson about one specific (minor) character that was not tied up at the end of the story. Why was the character's end left out? What happened to this person?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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