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monica

Im a 39 year old self employed female who does a lot of driving and audiobooks make driving enjoyable for me. I enjoy conteporary and historical fiction as well as fun comedic romances.

black creek, BC, Canada | Member Since 2012

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  • 41 purchased in 2014
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  • The Atlantis Complex: Artemis Fowl 7

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated By Nathaniel Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (929)
    Performance
    (518)
    Story
    (528)

    Artemis has committed his entire fortune to a project he believes will save the planet and its inhabitants, both human and fairy. Can it be true? Has goodness taken hold of the world’s greatest teenage criminal mastermind?

    jaspersu says: "back to form"
    "Great book"
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    Any additional comments?

    This book was excellent but a bit short, it seemed like it ended too soon

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Divergent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18482)
    Performance
    (16713)
    Story
    (16849)

    In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is - she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

    Grant says: "It's not for me. Loved it anyway."
    "Great book for teens and adults"
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    Would you listen to Divergent again? Why?

    yes my kids have listened several times , they enjoy the story


    Which character – as performed by Emma Galvin – was your favorite?

    Tris or Four are favourite characters, it is a toss up. They are both memorable in their own way.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    What would you choose?


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen. highly recommend if you have teens who like to listen in the car with you, we were all able to enjoy this with the exception of one borderline inappropriate scene.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dog's Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By W. Bruce Cameron
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (422)
    Performance
    (370)
    Story
    (370)

    Buddy is a good dog. After searching for his purpose through several eventful lives, Buddy is sure that he has found and fulfilled it. Yet as he watches curious baby Clarity get into dangerous mischief, he is certain that this little girl is very much in need of a dog of her own. When Buddy is reborn, he realizes that he has a new destiny. He's overjoyed when he is adopted by Clarity, now a vibrant but troubled teenager. When they are suddenly separated, Buddy despairs - who will take care of his girl?

    Robert says: "Outstanding!!!!"
    "Great book for any age"
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    Where does A Dog's Journey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks among the top 20 books I have listened to, it is the second in the series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    What I liked best about this is that the whole family enjoyed listening to it from my youngest kids to my mom and there it was a good clean listen that kept you waiting for the next chapter and had a great ending.


    Which character – as performed by George K. Wilson – was your favorite?

    The litte dog Max was the most memorable charcter, his quirks and fears and eccentricities so true to life.


    Any additional comments?

    Great family listen. would buy a third book in the series if there was one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The House Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Tara Conklin
    • Narrated By Banhi Turpin
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Virginia, 1852: Seventeen-year-old Josephine Bell decides to run from the failing tobacco farm where she is a slave and nurse to her ailing mistress, the aspiring artist Lu Anne Bell. New York City, 2004: Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year associate in an elite law firm, is given a difficult, highly sensitive assignment that could make her career: she must find the "perfect plaintiff" to lead a historic class-action lawsuit worth trillions of dollars in reparations for descendants of American slaves.

    monica says: "Good read"
    "Good read"
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    I enjoyed this book, it jumps around a bit from one time period to another but it was a good listen and kept me listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Poisonwood Bible

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Dean Robertson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3411)
    Performance
    (2187)
    Story
    (2204)

    The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.

    Lynda Rains Bonchack says: "A long time coming..........."
    "great historical read"
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    this book took me a while to get into but once I did I could not turn it off. wonderfully narrated with a deep multilayered storyline that ihistorically accurate. My 13 year old daughter listened to the audio with me and enjoyed it so much she had purchased the book verson and it reading that. I see why this is a best seller, its one of those books you finish and you are a different person for reading it. I even look at a trip to the grocery store differently now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • AP Biology 2009: Your Audio Guide to Getting a 5

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By PrepLogic, Inc.
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    We've taken all the most important concepts covered by the AP Biology test and turned them into over six hours of entertaining and educational lecture. We'll cover everything you need to know, including the stuff your teacher might have missed out on: like how to take the test, how to pace yourself and what the questions are going to be like.

    monica says: "this is an ok pre exam refresher"
    "this is an ok pre exam refresher"
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    this book moves VERY fast to cover a LOT of material and as such its doesn't leave much time for you to absorb the info. It is in no way going to replace a lot of horus of studying but I did find it useful for exam review just to refresh myself on important key points.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roots: The Saga of an American Family

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Alex Haley
    • Narrated By Avery Brooks
    Overall
    (2202)
    Performance
    (1295)
    Story
    (1311)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: A masterpiece like none other, Brooks’ powerful performance of Haley’s words has been known to leave listeners in tears. It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree.

    Kevin says: "Powerful"
    "excellent listen"
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    I just finished part 1 and its a fantastic timeless book that is still meaningful and relevant years after it was written.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Artemis Fowl: Artemis Fowl, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated By Nathaniel Parker
    Overall
    (2032)
    Performance
    (998)
    Story
    (1006)

    Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genuis, and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories, they're dangerous! Full of unexpected twists and turns, Artemis Fowl is a riveting, magical adventure.

    JHawk 77 says: "Artemis Fowl (unabridged)"
    "Good book for tweens"
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    My kids are 13 and 10 and they thoroughly enjoyed this book. They are looking forward to the rest of the series. Interesting story and likable cast of characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cane River

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lalita Tademy
    • Narrated By Shari Belafonte, Jo Marie Payton, Edwina Moore
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (92)

    They were women whose lives began in slavery, who weathered the Civil War, and who grappled with the contradictions of emancipation through the turbulent early years of the 20th century. Through it all, they fought to unite their family and forge success on their own terms.

    Betty says: "Cane River"
    "good read"
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    Thi sis my first book by this author and I could not turn off my ipod. The story was compelling and interesting and the narration was excellent. A great historical look at bi-racial and master slave relationships during pre and post civil war. I feel like I know this family and look forward to more books by the same author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • And One Last Thing...

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2864)
    Performance
    (2213)
    Story
    (2210)

    Lacey Terwilliger's shock and humiliation over her husband's philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mike's company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special brand of "administrative support" his receptionist gives him. The detailed mass e-mail to Mike's family, friends, and clients blows up in her face, and before one can say "instant urban legend", Lacey has become the pariah of her small Kentucky town and a media punch line....

    Ducky says: "For me this was such a HOOT!!!"
    "Enjoyable fun book."
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    i really enjoyed this audiobook. After a tough semester of some hard science courses this was exactly the lighthearted funny book I was looking for. It held my attention and was very enjoyable with a smart funny herioine, a jerk of an ex husband and a great cast of characters I think anyone looking for somethin light would enjoy this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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