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Karen

Clarks Summit, PA, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • The Husband's Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3806)
    Performance
    (3408)
    Story
    (3423)

    Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

    Margaret says: "Escape to the land down under..."
    "Excellent Storyline"
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    Story
    If you could sum up The Husband's Secret in three words, what would they be?

    Well written, intertwining stories, suspenseful


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way the author intertwined the stories and the surprising ending


    Have you listened to any of Caroline Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes! She has a wonderful voice! I could listen to her all day!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The epilogue was incredible


    Any additional comments?

    Love Liane Moriarty's writing style.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maine

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By J. Courtney Sullivan
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (275)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (195)

    In her best-selling debut, Commencement, J. Courtney Sullivan explored the complicated and contradictory landscape of female friendship. Now, in her highly anticipated second novel, Sullivan takes us into even richer territory. For the Kellehers, Maine is a place where children run in packs, showers are taken outdoors, and old Irish songs are sung around a piano. By turns wickedly funny and achingly sad, Maine unveils the sibling rivalry, alcoholism, social climbing, and Catholic guilt at the center of one family, along with the abiding, often irrational love that keeps them coming back....

    Susan says: "Hope author stays true as she continues to write"
    "The ending was awful"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    NO. At first i really enjoyed getting to know the characters but the abrupt ending ruined it for me.


    Has Maine turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.Just ones by this auther


    What does Ann Marie Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She developed the characters nicely and then ended the sotry. very disappointing


    Did Maine inspire you to do anything?

    I would like to visit Maine again. her descriptions were beautiful.


    Any additional comments?

    WAs really enjoying the book until the end. very disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tempted by Trouble: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Eric Jerome Dickey
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (56)

    Dmytryk Knight was a respectable man who had followed the blueprints for the American Dream: go to college, find the girl of your dreams, get married, buy a house on the affluent side of Detroit. He’d done it all by the book. But when a crippling recession annihilates the auto industry, Dmytryk and his wife, Cora, suddenly find themselves without jobs and in foreclosure. And after two years of taking any job they can find and trying to live honestly, they realize that integrity just doesn’t pay the bills.

    Magdaline says: "Spellbound"
    "Loved this Book!"
    Overall

    Well written and extremely satisfying to the end! Written from a fresh perspective with a great ending. I was truly surprised at how good this novel was.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Promises to Keep

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Jane Green
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (39)

    Callie Perry is a successful family photographer living in upstate New York. She adores her two daughters, has great friends, and actually doesn't mind that her workaholic husband gets home at 9 p.m. every night-that is, when he's not traveling six months out of the year. Callie's younger sister, Steff, on the other hand, has never grown up. She's a free spirit, living in downtown Manhattan and bouncing between jobs and boyfriends. Lately, she's been working as a vegan chef, even though she can't cook.

    glamazon says: "Good book, too many recipes!"
    "Heartbreaking but good"
    Overall

    This novel starts out as any ordinary suburban story only to lift you up and then drop you into sadness and then bring you back to joy and then peace. Very well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Perfect Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (32)

    For Cassie Beaumont, it's meeting her perfect match. Cassie, at 33, wants a husband and kids, and so far, nothing's worked. Not blind dates, not the Internet and certainly not leaving love to chance. What's left? A professional matchmaker. He's Simon Dodson, and he's very choosy about the clients he takes on. Cassie finds Simon a difficult, acerbic know-it-all, and she's astonished when he accepts her as a client.

    Felicia The Geeky Blogger says: "Great Season Read!"
    "Silly"
    Overall

    Predictable and silly. Not worth the money. Nice narrator voice though.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • A Gate at the Stairs

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Lorrie Moore
    • Narrated By Mia Barron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (248)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (71)

    In her dazzling new novel--her first in more than a decade--Moore turns her eye on the anxiety and disconnection of post-9/11 America, on the insidiousness of racism, the blind-sidedness of war, and the recklessness thrust on others in the name of love.

    Wendy says: "Great Writing - Not Great Book"
    "Heartbreaking and Beautiful"
    Overall

    Lorrie Moore is a master of the English language in this sorrowful tale of coming of age.

    1 of 2 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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27637)
    Performance
    (14226)
    Story
    (14280)

    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!"
    "This book is perfect!"
    Overall

    The story is perfectly crafted. The voices are perfectly cast. I am afraid I will never find this perfection again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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