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Lori S. Chadbourne

Member Since 2007

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  • 7 ratings
  • 217 titles in library
  • 19 purchased in 2014
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  • Yes Please

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Amy Poehler
    • Narrated By Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, and others
    Overall
    (727)
    Performance
    (703)
    Story
    (703)

    Amy Poehler is hosting a dinner party and you're invited! Welcome to the audiobook edition of Amy Poehler's Yes Please. The guest list is star-studded with vocal appearances from Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, and even Amy’s parents - Yes Please is the ultimate audiobook extravaganza.

    Stacy Harp says: "Honest, Humorous and Coarse"
    "Disappointed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Yes Please?

    I had a long trip of which I was driving alone, so I selected this book and was looking forward to listening to it on the drive. I was SO disappointed. I found it to be extremely narcissistic, self promoting, and worst of all, it wasn't the least bit funny or entertaining. Amy just droned on with "I", "Me", "My" telling uninteresting stories about the most ordinary details of her life, expecting listeners to be hanging on to every word, I guess. I really enjoy Amy's acting and comedy, but her book? Not so much. Sorry Amy!


    What could Amy Poehler have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not write it.


    What aspect of the narrators’s performance would you have changed?

    Performance was fine. Content needed work.


    What character would you cut from Yes Please?

    The cheesy actor cameos.


    Any additional comments?

    Not really.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Lisa Scottoline
    • Narrated By Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Serritella
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (75)

    At last, together in one collection, are Lisa Scottoline's wildly popular Philadelphia Inquirer columns. In her column, Lisa lets her hair down, roots and all, to show the humorous side of life from a woman's perspective. The Sunday column debuted in 2007 and on the day it started, Lisa wrote, "I write novels, so I usually have 100,000 words to tell a story. In a column there's only 700 words. I can barely say hello in 700 words. I'm Italian." The column gained momentum and popularity.

    Fay says: "Not sure why I didn't love it."
    "Disappointing"
    Overall

    While parts of this book were amusing, I was overall disappointed. I guess I expected more. I didn't finish the audiobook, I was bored.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Red Hook Road

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Ayelet Waldman
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    A marriage collapses under the strain of a daughter’s death; two bereaved siblings find comfort in one another; and an adopted young girl breathes new life into her family with her prodigious talent for the violin. As she writes with obvious affection for these unforgettable characters, Ayelet Waldman skillfully interweaves life’s finer pleasures—music and literature—with the more mundane joys of living.

    glamazon says: "Brilliant"
    "Narrator suggestions"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this book. However, being a native of central Maine, I think the narrator could have done a little more research and correctly pronounced some of the words and expressions that she obviously tried very hard to master. For instance, "Machias" is not pronounced "MaKYis", it's MaCHYis". Bangor is not "BANG ER", it's "BANG GOR". She did a pretty good job with the "downeast" Maine accents for the most part, I know it couldn't have been easy. All in all, I would recommend this book to others.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • What Was She Thinking?: Notes on a Scandal

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Zoe Heller
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (219)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (64)

    Schoolteacher Barbara Covett has led a bitter, lonely life as a self-made careerist. Sheba Hart is an ethereal, inexperienced new pottery teacher. When Barbara hears of Sheba's problems in the classroom, a maternal pity arises in her that soon leads to friendship and confidence. But Barbara is unprepared for the secret she will learn: that Sheba has begun a passionate affair with an underage male student. Barbara's confusion, disapproval, and jealousy are helpless to prevent the coming disaster.

    Lori S. Chadbourne says: "Pearl's wisdom"
    "Pearl's wisdom"
    Overall

    "What was she thinking?: Notes on a Scandal" was excellent. I also saw the movie, and I think the narrator of the book did a wonderful job...I could practically see Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett as I was listening in my car. I would definitely recommend this audio to others.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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