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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • Tara Road

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated By Katherine Borowitz
    Overall
    (766)
    Performance
    (254)
    Story
    (263)

    When two unhappy women switch homes for the summer, there are extraordinary consequences, and each learns that the other has a deep secret that can never be revealed. At the end of the summer, when the women at last meet face-to-face, they find that they have become, firmly and forever, good friends.

    Monica says: "Great Story - Terrible Recording"
    "Fabulous Listen!"
    Overall

    I just finished listening to a book called "The Help" and didn't think any other book would compare, but I have to say that Tara Road was an excellent story. I felt connected to every single character in the book and loved the story. This was the first book I've heard by this author, but plan to do anther right now!

    9 of 10 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
    (27128)
    Performance
    (13748)
    Story
    (13794)

    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!"
    "Best I've listened to in a long time!"
    Overall

    I listen to audio books almost every night, some good, some not so good, but this one was EXCELLENT. The people doing the reading drew me into the story from the first few words. I could feel what the characters were feeling. I could hear it in their voices and their words. This writer has done a great job in making me want to read anything else that she writes if it's on par with this book. I think this book would work as an audio book better than if you were to read it as it may become confusing with all the switching around, but as an audio book it takes the prize. It's moving almost up to the top of my best reads ever, and there are thousands of them! Read it, you won't be disappointed! As long as it was, I am very sorry it ended. I want to know more....maybe she will continue their stories as there is still a lot to tell.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Hour I First Believed: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Wally Lamb
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (554)
    Performance
    (271)
    Story
    (270)

    When high-school teacher Caelum Quirk and his wife, Maureen, move to Littleton, Colorado, they both get jobs at Columbine High School. In April 1999, while Caelum is away, Maureen finds herself in the library at Columbine, cowering in a cabinet and expecting to be killed. Miraculously, she survives. But when Caelum and Maureen flee to an illusion of safety on the Quirk family's Connecticut farm, they discover that the effects of chaos are not easily put right.

    G. stone says: "excellent all around yarn"
    "Ohhh..take me out of my pain!"
    Overall

    Up until now I was a huge Wally Lamb fan. "She's Come Undone" and "I Know This Much is True" were both books I could not put down, and I was waiting very anxiously for another of Mr. Lamb's books to be published. When I saw his latest on audible I had to get it, but from the start all it is is DEPRESSING, and when you think it can't get more depressing, it gets more depressing. Who needs to write this let alone who wants to read it. I am very disappointed with it, and as much I've tried, I cannot finish listening to it. I just don't get why everyone thinks it is such a wonderful book...I also didn't like the narrator...he had one voice for everyone...and it was dull and boring. This is actually the first book out of tons of books I've listened to on audible that I didn't like, and I didn't like the narration. I'm extremely disappointed.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • From Dead to Worse: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3409)
    Performance
    (1755)
    Story
    (1759)

    The eighth entry in Charlaine Harris' New York Times best selling, Anthony Award-winning series finds Sookie reeling from an explosive attack on the previous month's vampire summit. Many vampires were killed, including several of Sookie's friends. But most pressing for Sookie is the unknown status of her weretiger boyfriend Quinn. Like it or not, everything is changing in the supernatural world - and Sookie is caught in the middle.

    Irenehope says: "Seven books in Seven Days"
    "This is a great series...."
    Overall

    but, this is not the best book of the 8 so far. I couldn't put down the other 7, read them rather than listened to them, but this one is not quite up to par as far as being as interesting. Contrary to what some others have said, I think the narrator is quite good, much better than a lot of them on other books I have listened to lately. Since this book, #8 in the series, is not going to be released until March I was thrilled you had it here on audible.com.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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