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Nancy

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  • 3 reviews
  • 7 ratings
  • 245 titles in library
  • 14 purchased in 2014
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  • The Education of Little Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Forrest Carter
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (226)
    Story
    (227)

    After his parents die, five-year-old Little Tree goes to live with his grandparents in their cabin deep in the Tennessee mountain hollows. Granpa instructs the boy in the ancient wisdom of “The Way” of honoring nature’s subtle balance. Even when he faces racism and the white authorities try to take him from his grandparents, Little Tree’s understanding and humor sustain him.

    Nancy says: "Comfort food"
    "Comfort food"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A new favorite. This book is so comfortable to listen to. Great story. Simplicity makes it very easy to listen to. Reminds me that not all books have to be complicated and intense. The narrator was excellent. His voice sounded "little boy" but not in an annoying way. This is a story I will listen to over and over as good backround as I work. Thanks Audible.

    10 of 10 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
    (7008)
    Performance
    (4966)
    Story
    (4956)

    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"
    "Add a couple more stars!!"
    Overall

    This book was so good that when I finished it I started right over and the second time was even better. I caught so much that I missed the first time. The Narrators were excellent and easy to listen to. The biggest problem was I couldn't stop listening. I enjoyed this book as much or more than The Help and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical fiction.

    51 of 56 people found this review helpful
  • Olivia's Luck

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Catherine Alliott
    • Narrated By Suzy Aitchison
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    When Olivia's husband Johnny announces that he is leaving, Olivia is devastated and left to cope on her own with builders working on the house, a ten year old daughter with attitude, and a neurotic neighbour with relationship problems.

    Nancy says: "Enjoyable"
    "Enjoyable"
    Overall

    I found this book enjoyable but not super. It was a good backround listening book. An enjoyable story that went on a little too long. Some of it seemed a little un-necessary. I will listen to it again but only as backround noise.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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