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Diane

ratings
70
REVIEWS
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FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
5
HELPFUL VOTES
3

  • Martin the Warrior

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Brian Jacques
    • Narrated By Brian Jacques
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (51)

    A shadow has fallen on the shore of the Eastern sea, a shadow called Marshank. In this cold stone fortress a stoat named Badrang holds dozens of innocent creatures as slaves, part of his scheme to build an empire where he will rule as unquestioned tyrant.

    Diane says: "A Fireside Tale for all Ages"
    "A Fireside Tale for all Ages"
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    The tales of Redwall narrated by the author Brian Jacques with his thick brog and a full cast of voices are a ticket to the unique theater of the mind. Reminiscent of radio drama mixed with the delightful fantasy of a JRR Tolkien Hobbit tale and the satisfaction and pleasure we all felt the first time we watched The Princess Bride. These books are filled with swashbuckling mice, evil stoats and weasels, heros and champions, romance and families, all spun together by a master storyteller who paints pictures of the world of forrest creatures so vivid that I could smell the oatmeal scones with maple cream.
    Delightful!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Moon Over Manifest

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Clare Vanderpool
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Cassandra Campbell, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (320)
    Performance
    (256)
    Story
    (259)

    Abilene Tucker feels abandoned. Her father has put her on a train, sending her off to live with an old friend for the summer while he works a railroad job. Armed only with a few possessions and her list of universals, Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest, Kansas, aiming to learn about the boy her father once was. Having heard stories about Manifest, Abilene is disappointed to find that it's just a dried-up, worn-out old town. But her disappointment quickly turns to excitement when she discovers a hidden cigar box full of mementos.

    Rae says: "AWESOME book! LOVED it!"
    "If you loved "Where the Heart Is""
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    Newberry winners are always worth the read, even for adults, but this year's pick is especially adult fiction worthy. Clare Vanderpool reminded me of both Fannie Flagg and Billie Letts. Its a captivating story that weaves nostalgia, american history and family values with humor and mystery. It would make a great family vacation car ride listen even if you were alone in the car with Grandpa!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Explosive Eighteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1885)
    Performance
    (1653)
    Story
    (1639)

    Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127, Hawaii to Newark, she’s knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, and she’s flying back to New Jersey solo. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he’s dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. His killer could be anyone. And a ragtag collection of thugs and psychos, not to mention the FBI, are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying.

    HappyMom says: "to quote Lula 'I really expected a better story'"
    "Not Her Best Story But Who Cares?"
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    What did you love best about Explosive Eighteen?

    The characters Evanovich has created and the wonderful way they come to life in King's narration is pure joy. I am so hooked on this series and they never fail to entertain, lift my spirits and leave me hoping there will be a next one. Thanks to both of these creative women!


    What does Lorelei King bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    King is the reason these books come alive on Audible. It would be very hard to go back to silently reading about Lulu, Ranger and Morelli instead of welcoming them into my room.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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