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  • Bleachers

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By John Grisham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (403)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (82)

    High school all-American Neely Crenshaw was the best quarterback to play for the Messina Spartans. 15 years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into a football dynasty. Now, as Coach Rake's "boys" sit in the bleachers waiting for the dimming field lights to signal his passing, they replay the old games, relive the old glories, and try to decide once and for all whether they love Eddie Rake – or hate him.

    Patti says: "Great listen!"
    "Save your book credit."
    Overall

    If you are a John Grisham fan you will be sadly disappointed ... unless perhaps you are a football fan. It is rare that I come across a book that I don't finish but getting through this one has been a real challenge. Boring ramblings of aging college jocks about sums it up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paradise Valley: Virgin River, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    Overall
    (638)
    Performance
    (435)
    Story
    (434)

    Best-selling author Robyn Carr pens a captivating tale from her Virgin River series in Paradise Valley. Rick Scudder joined the Marine Corps with high hopes, but left with a broken spirit and a shattered body. Pushing away everyone close to him, he forsakes the help of his surrogate father Jack and his longtime girlfriend Liz. Now Rick must find the strength to let Liz, who’s never given up on him, back into his heart.

    Lajuan says: "Heart Touching"
    "Enjoyable series ... but"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Have you listened to any of Therese Plummer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I really enjoy Therese Plummer's rendition of these books, they have all been great.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't recall how I first got started on Robyn Carr's books. I enjoy her ability to make the characters seem real, and people who we care about, and the story lines are interesting, though a bit predictable after awhile. However I really wished I'd started one of her other series instead. Pregnant women and babies in every single story are getting a bit old, though I suppose not unexpected with one of the main characters in the initial book being a mid-wife. Might give one of the other series a try after this next one. Anybody have a recommendation?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Amateur Marriage: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Blair Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    They seemed like the perfect couple: young, good-looking, made for each other. The moment Pauline, a stranger to the Polish Eastern Avenue neighborhood of Baltimore (though she lived only twenty minutes away), walked into his mother's grocery store, Michael was smitten. And in the heat of World War II fervor, they are propelled into a hasty wedding. But they never should have married.

    Lisa says: "Disappointing"
    "Incredibly Boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Anne Tyler and/or Blair Brown?

    No.


    Has The Amateur Marriage turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, just from this author.


    Which character – as performed by Blair Brown – was your favorite?

    Lindy...mostly because I didn't have to put up with her as long.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Amateur Marriage?

    Most of them.


    Any additional comments?

    I found it interesting to read the other reviews. Hard to believe in many cases we were reading the same book! Maybe if you were already an Anne Tyler fan you cut her some slack. While I cant argue that it was likely a really accurate family portrayal, when I read I want to escape real life. On the plus side, their life was SOOOOO boring it made mine seem exciting by comparison!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You Don't Want to Know

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Lisa Jackson
    • Narrated By Christina Traister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (314)
    Performance
    (262)
    Story
    (269)

    In Ava’s dreams, her son, Noah, looks just the way she remembers him: a sweet two-year-old in rolled-up jeans and a red sweatshirt. When Ava wakes, the agonizing truth hits her all over again. Noah went missing two years ago, and his body has never been found. Almost everyone, including Ava’s semi-estranged husband, Wyatt, assumes the boy drowned after falling off the dock near their Church Island home. Ava has spent most of the past two years in and out of Seattle mental institutions, shattered by grief and unable to recall the details of Noah’s disappearance.

    Ronda Snyder says: "Can't stop listening...."
    "Hoping I can finish it..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I don't think so. The story seems interesting, but the reader's screaming is driving me crazy. A good choice for Whispersync.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of You Don't Want to Know?

    So far, how annoying the 'screaming scenes' were.


    Did Christina Traister do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    No.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Heaven forbid no!


    Any additional comments?

    Hoping there aren't TOO many instances where the reader feels the to 'act' instead of READ.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Shadow

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Michael Gross
    Overall
    (367)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (69)

    In Ender's Game, child-hero Ender Wiggin battles a deadly alien race and wins. Now Card tells the story of Bean, the one who became Ender's right hand, his strategist and his friend, the only one who was with him in the final battle.

    Randy says: "Excellent book, poor production"
    "Disappointing repetition..."
    Overall

    As I very much enjoyed Ender's Game (even thought it wasn't the type of book I normally pick), I was disappointed in this 2nd book. By itself, it is probably a pretty good book, which is why I rated it as high as a 3. But I found listening to it soon after finishing Ender's Game pretty boring. Save your money. Though I still have about an hour left until the end, alot of the book is near identical to Ender's game from just a bit of a different viewpoint. While some people have complained that it is TOO abridged ... I feel like only the 1st hour (maybe 2) and last is worth calling a new book.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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