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lisa

metairie, LA, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • The Big Rock Candy Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Wallace Stegner
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (591)
    Performance
    (368)
    Story
    (362)

    Bo Mason, his wife, and his two boys live a transient life of poverty and despair. Drifting from town to town and from state to state, the violent, ruthless Bo seeks his fortune in the hotel business, in new farmland, and, eventually, in illegal rum-running throughout the treacherous back roads of the American Northwest.

    Heimo says: "deeply moving rollercoaster ride"
    "loved the narrator....very good book"
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    Would you listen to The Big Rock Candy Mountain again? Why?

    This book was beautifully written. I was a little worried about the length but it was entirely worth it. These characters are now a part of me....one of the best listens....


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thérèse Raquin

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Emile Zola
    • Narrated By Kate Winslet
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (921)
    Performance
    (842)
    Story
    (830)

    Once upon a time, a teenaged Kate Winslet (The Reader, Titanic, Revolutionary Road) received a gift that would leave a lasting impression: a copy of Emile Zola’s classic Thérèse Raquin. Six Academy Award nominations and one Best Actress award later, she steps behind the microphone to perform this haunting classic of passion and disaster.

    FanB14 says: "Wonderful Winslet, Satisfactory Story"
    "Kate Winslet is so fantastic as a narrator!!"
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    Kate Winslet is a wonderful narrator. She does a fantastic job with this beautifully written book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Irish Country Doctor: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Patrick Taylor
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (607)
    Performance
    (427)
    Story
    (425)

    Barry Laverty, M.B., can barely find the village of Ballybucklebo on a map when he first sets out to seek gainful employment there, but already he knows that there is nowhere he would rather live than in the emerald hills and dales of Northern Ireland. The proud owner of a spanking-new medical degree and little else in the way of worldly possessions, Barry jumps at the chance to secure a position as an assistant in a small rural practice.

    Lavonne says: "Delightful Entertainment"
    "This was an awesome listen!"
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    LOved the narrator and the story. I will definitely listen to more by Patrick Taylor and John Keating. A pleasure!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blacklight Blue: The Enzo Files, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Peter May
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (48)

    Enzo MacLeod, a Scot teaching in southwest France, has confidently bet that he can crack seven notorious murders described in a book on cold cases. He has, in fact, solved the first two crimes, but the third is far from his mind right now. He's just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and he's become the victim of someone who seems intent on destroying his credit and his relationships - and getting him arrested for murder.

    Dave says: "Absorbing!"
    "Loved this book!"
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    I loved this book but I did not like the ending....narration was fantastic. story and character development very good

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • State of Wonder: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Hope Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4393)
    Performance
    (3193)
    Story
    (3194)

    Research scientist Dr. Marina Singh is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who seems to have disappeared in the Amazon while working on an extremely valuable new drug. The last person who was sent to find her died before he could complete his mission. Plagued by trepidation, Marina embarks on an odyssey into the insect-infested jungle in hopes of finding answers to the questions about her friend's death, her company's future, and her own past.

    F. B. Herron says: "Do yourself a favor and listen to this book!"
    "I really wanted to like this audiobook..."
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    I really wanted to like this audiobook. I was hoping it would be of the caliber of CUTTING FOR STONE. It wasn't. Narrator annoyed me, characters didn't capture my imagination. They whined, they were unpleasant, didn't really like any of them. Ending was clever but I was really just glad to get it over with. Bummer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bloody Jack

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By L.A. Meyer
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1613)
    Performance
    (1094)
    Story
    (1088)

    Life as a ship's boy aboard HMS Dolphin is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of 18th-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas. There's only one problem: Jacky is a girl. And she will have to use every bit of her spirit, wit, and courage to keep the crew from discovering her secret.

    Terry says: "Sometimes it clicks"
    "Loved this book!"
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    Excellent to listen to....I loved this audio book....IT was very good...very very good I love the story and the narrator

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kitchen House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7106)
    Performance
    (5048)
    Story
    (5037)

    Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

    B.J. says: "Good, but with reservations"
    "This was a hard book to listen to..."
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    So many of the characters were so evil. The performances were wonderful but the story was pretty harsh. I thought it was a little hard to believe. The characters were either totally good or totally rotten and pretty predictable. I would not recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Light

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Joseph O'Connor
    • Narrated By Marcella Riordan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    Dublin 1907, a city of whispered rumours. An actress still in her teens begins an affair with a damaged older man, the leading playwright at the theatre where she works. Rebellious, irreverent, beautiful, flirtatious, Molly Allgood is a girl of the inner city tenements, dreaming of stardom in America. Witty and watchful, she has dozens of admirers. But in the backstage of her life, there is a secret.

    g says: "Too slow paced in intrigue to hold one's interest"
    "Fantastic book to listen to"
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    This was a fantastic book. I really enjoyed the narrator. I was sorry when it ended. I plan to look for more audible selections by Joseph O'Connor. He is an excellent writer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Horse Dancer

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Julia Franklin
    Overall
    (364)
    Performance
    (274)
    Story
    (274)

    Sarah's grandfather was a horseman of rare talent - only the exceptional are allowed into France's elite riding academy, Le Cadre Noir. But life took an unexpected turn, and now from a council estate in east London, the Captain hopes to train his granddaughter towards a better life.

    Kaelin says: "Wow! Amazing story start to finish"
    "I really enjoyed the horse dancer"
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    Would you listen to The Horse Dancer again? Why?

    The horse dancer was very good, a fresh story with good narration....I will be on the lookout for the next book by Jojo Moyes.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Started Early, Took My Dog: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (617)
    Performance
    (366)
    Story
    (369)

    Waterhouse leads a quiet, ordered life as a retired police detective - a life that takes a surprising turn when she encounters Kelly Cross, a habitual offender, dragging a young child through town. Both appear miserable and better off without each other-or so decides Tracy, in a snap decision that surprises herself as much as Kelly. Suddenly burdened with a small child, Tracy soon learns her parental inexperience is actually the least of her problems, as much larger ones loom for her and her young charge.

    Beverly says: "For the Love of Children and Dogs"
    "wonderful!"
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    Where does Started Early, Took My Dog rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    great narration, very good story, A mystery with many layers.....I would definitely suggest this book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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