You no longer follow Norman

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Norman

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Norman

Cottage Grove, OR, USA | Member Since 2004

ratings
6
REVIEWS
3
FOLLOWING
2
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
3

  • The Orchardist

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Amanda Coplin
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (471)
    Performance
    (394)
    Story
    (390)

    At the turn of the 20th century, in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest, a reclusive orchardist, William Talmadge, tends to apples and apricots as if they were loved ones. A gentle man, he's found solace in the sweetness of the fruit he grows and the quiet, beating heart of the land he cultivates. One day, two teenage girls appear and steal his fruit from the market; they later return to the outskirts of his orchard to see the man who gave them no chase. Feral, scared, and very pregnant, the girls take up on Talmadge's land and indulge in his deep reservoir of compassion.

    Marcia says: "Beautiful, rich, sweeping tale, not a fairy tale."
    "Loved!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Orchardist to be better than the print version?

    Not sure~haven't read the print


    What other book might you compare The Orchardist to and why?

    It was similar in many ways to The Orchard~family history, apples, multiple generations, great characters


    Which character – as performed by Mark Bramhall – was your favorite?

    Talmadge


    If you could take any character from The Orchardist out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Angelica~I'd love to know what she thinks and feels and where she wants to be in life 10, 20 years from now.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed the historical elements of this book and thought the reader was very good. His voice really captured the story and added to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • First Family

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2423)
    Performance
    (911)
    Story
    (907)

    Camp David, USA. A birthday party turns into a nightmare when a child is snatched after the celebrations. The First Lady enlists the services of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell to bring the child home safely. But she and King share a past. Years ago he saved her then senator husband from political disaster. And this may not be all that passed between them. With Michelle still battling her own demons, the two are pushed to the limit, with forces aligned on all sides against them.

    jerry says: "Outstanding as always"
    "first family(unabridged)"
    Overall

    interesting dual plotline

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Swimsuit

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (450)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (111)

    Syd, a breathtakingly beautiful supermodel on a photo shoot in Hawaii, disappears. Fearing the worst, her parents travel to Hawaii to investigate for themselves, never expecting the horror that awaits them...A heart-pounding story of fear and desire, Swimsuit transports listeners to a chilling new territory where the collision of beauty and murder transforms paradise into a hell of unspeakable horrors.

    Julie says: "DISAPPOINTING AND DISGUSTING!"
    "swimsuit"
    Overall

    substitutes gruesome scenes and horrific characters for plot and skill. weak ending. save your money.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.