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Barbara

Wasilla, AK, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • 6 reviews
  • 29 ratings
  • 313 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2014
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  • The Power of One

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (2480)
    Performance
    (1323)
    Story
    (1327)

    Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

    Bob says: "Compelling story lifted higher by the narration"
    "COULDNT QUIT LISTENING!"
    Overall

    I loved this book. I am going to read more of Bryce Courtenay books. He is truly an amazing writer.

    0 of 0 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
    (26033)
    Performance
    (12688)
    Story
    (12729)

    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!"
    "Great novel."
    Overall

    This book moved me in a way I wasn't expecting. The story really got you involved and wanting more. The narration was perfect. Great incite to what racism was like not that long ago.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen, Davina Porter, Bianca Amato
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1372)
    Performance
    (610)
    Story
    (615)

    The child of a scheming father and ruthless mother, Lady Jane Grey is born during a time when ambition dictates action. Cousin to Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I, she is merely a pawn in a political and religious game in which one false step means a certain demise. But Lady Jane has remarkable qualities that help her to withstand the constant pressures of the royal machinery far better than most expect.

    Jt says: "Superior listen!"
    "Wow!"
    Overall

    Great book. I couldn't stop listening. This historical novel reminds me of why we should all be grateful that we have a separation of Church and State in this country. Well written, well read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Beth Hoffman
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2413)
    Performance
    (1133)
    Story
    (1140)

    Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.

    Jeanne says: "A Wonderful Listen!"
    "LOVED IT"
    Overall

    Beth Hoffman has a great talent at getting you emotionally involved with each character. Went from wanting to cry to laughing out loud. Great narration as well. Will recommend to friends and family.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Comanche Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Catherine Anderson
    • Narrated By Ruth Ann Phimister
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (64)

    New York Times best-selling author Catherine Anderson pens riveting historical romances. Loretta Simpson lost her parents to a daring Comanche raid seven years ago - and now she lives as a mute with her extended family. Meanwhile, Comanche Hunter of the Wolf sees her as the embodiment of an ancient prophesy and chooses her for marriage. Still fearful of his tribe, Loretta soon finds her will bending, even as conflict between their two peoples intensifies.

    Jennifer says: "Couldn't Finish It"
    "WHAT A GREAT STORY!"
    Overall

    I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK. THE NARRATOR WAS VERY GOOD. THIS HAD THE RIGHT BALANCE OF ROMANCE, SEX, SUSPENSE AND VIOLENCE FOR MY LIKINGS. I MAY JUST LISTEN TO IT AGAIN!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Atossa Leoni
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4858)
    Performance
    (1116)
    Story
    (1118)

    Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them, in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul, they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation.

    David says: "Somber but gripping"
    "Wonderful"
    Overall

    I cant say enough about this book. I enjoyed every minute. The narrator was perfect. It gave me some insight what life is like for women in Afghanastan. I would and already have recommended this book to all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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