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Kathryn

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  • 16 ratings
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  • 6 purchased in 2014
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  • Beautiful Creatures: Beautiful Creatures, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins
    Overall
    (3185)
    Performance
    (2679)
    Story
    (2693)

    Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

    FanB14 says: "Adequate for Adults"
    "Pretty good if you don't think too hard."
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    This is a teen age love story. While I am decades beyond my teens, I often enjoy adolescent literature. This was not the greatest experience. I thought about quitting the book a few times in the beginning. There are sound effects, and I found them kind of annoying - except I liked the rain. It took me a while to get used to the main narration voice, it was kind of dull, but he did a decent job with the different character voices. His voice is probably just right for a teen age boy. I could easily imagine him saying "Nuthin" when asked what he learned at school. But I stuck it out and found it to be a mostly enjoyable experience. There are interesting characters and plot details. My measure of a book is how badly I miss having the characters in my life when the book has ended. I missed these characters a little bit for a couple of days. My 17 yr old son is listening now and he's mostly enjoying it. He, too, thinks some of the sound effects are weird, but he likes the music (which I never did). I think it's a good "read" for teen boys. I probably enjoyed the interview with the authors at the end of the recording the most, and gained a greater appreciation for the story from the interview. In the end, I'm glad I listened, and I might listen to the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Little Blog on the Prairie

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Cathleen Davitt Bell
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (65)

    Gen's family is more comfortable spending time apart than together. Then Gen's mom signs them up for Camp Frontiera vacation that promises the "thrill" of living like 1890s pioneers. Forced to give up all of her modern possessions, Gen nevertheless manages to email her friends back home about life at "Little Hell on the Prairie", as she's renamed the camp. But it turns out frontier life isn't without its good points, like the cute boy who lives in the next clearing.

    Champlain Mom says: "Absorbing and fun story for range of ages"
    "Cute"
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    I'm decades beyond my teen years, but enjoy a good adolescent novel on occasion. This was quite entertaining. And only once or twice did I cringe at the teenager-ness of the characters. It kept my interest, and I really enjoyed all the characters and the story line.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4682)
    Performance
    (1574)
    Story
    (1584)

    All children mythologize their birth... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's beloved collection of stories, long famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale. The enigmatic Winter has always kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she summons a biographer to tell the truth about her extraordinary life: Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth remains an ever-present pain.

    PA Law says: "Haunting and beautiful tale"
    "Captivating"
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    I don't remember why I chose this book, but after I did, I found out the local book club had read and enjoyed it. Once I finally started listening, I wasn't so sure it was for me. It is a very melancholy story. I wasn't in the mood for melancholy. But I stuck it out and I'm glad I did. The melancholy eased up a bit, and my curiosity overran my need for cheery. Soon I was completely hooked. The narrators did a fabulous job. It is a unique kind of mystery. Quite intriguing and captivating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Winter Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2615)
    Performance
    (2191)
    Story
    (2193)

    History has all but forgotten.... In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown. Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next best-selling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write. But then she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction....

    Martha says: "Get Out Your Hankies"
    "I'm Addicted"
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    I just finished my second listen in less than 2 months. I missed the characters and location so much, I had to go back. Wish there was a sequel.

    In addition to being just what I needed - a book that isn't complicated or serious - The Winter Sea is also well performed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    Overall
    (1810)
    Performance
    (1026)
    Story
    (1027)

    In this Hugo-winner from Connie Willis, when too many jumps back to 1940 leave 21st century Oxford history student Ned Henry exhausted, a relaxing trip to Victorian England seems the perfect solution. But complexities like recalcitrant rowboats, missing cats, and love at first sight make Ned's holiday anything but restful - to say nothing of the way hideous pieces of Victorian art can jeopardize the entire course of history.

    Amazon Customer says: "Sci-fi Comdey of Manners"
    "A Fun Romp"
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    I was beginning to wonder if I would ever find a book written for adults that could be fun, but not full of offensive sex and language. This book stayed true to Victorian standards consistent with its setting. While the intricacies and issues of the time travel in this book are still a bit fuzzy for me, I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the characters, to say nothing of the dog - and the cat. I loved the literary and historical references. It's a good, entertaining read if you want to smile and laugh.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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