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Laura

CD DIVA

Louisville, Ky USA | Member Since 2008

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  • This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Carol Burnett
    • Narrated By Carol Burnett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1026)
    Performance
    (654)
    Story
    (656)

    Carol Burnett is one of the most beloved and revered actresses and performers in America. The Carol Burnett Show was seen each week by millions of adoring fans and won 25 Emmys in its remarkable 11-year run. Now, in This Time Together, Carol really lets her hair down and tells one funny or touching or memorable story after another.

    Robin says: "Do not listen while driving"
    "I Love Carol"
    Overall

    I want to see that kind of show on television today. It was a rib cracker, and this book gives an insight to the making of that show. Really Great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ghost Next Door: A Love Story

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ginny Baird
    • Narrated By Izolda Trakhtenberg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    When single mom Elizabeth Jennings gets sent to a new town to revamp its weekly paper, she resists. Her daughter Claire is just fifteen, and has recently started high school. But Elizabeth's boss insists, so the two pack up and move to the tiny Virginia town, which isn't even on most maps. Their luck goes from bad to worse when they discover the house Elizabeth rented online cozies up to an abandoned house.

    Laura says: "WHAT A SHOCK"
    "WHAT A SHOCK"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES, IT IS ONE OF THE BEST MYSTERIES I HAVE HEARD


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ghost Next Door?

    THE ENDING


    Have you listened to any of Izolda Trakhtenberg’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    NO, BUT I LIKED HER, SHE WAS A BIT MELLOW, BOUT GOOD


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

    YOU WON'T SEE IT COMING


    Any additional comments?

    I LOVE THE FACT THAT I HAD -NO HINT AS TO THE ENDING

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Color of Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Julianne MacLean
    • Narrated By Jennifer O'Donnell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (373)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (337)

    A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter's unexpected illness and her husband's shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold, dark depths of the water a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie's past, and teaches her what it means to truly live...and love.

    Cindy says: "Probably one of the best books I've read"
    "ONE OF MY FAVORITES"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to The Color of Heaven the most enjoyable?

    THAT IT WAS WRITTEN


    What other book might you compare The Color of Heaven to and why?

    SOME OF NICHOLAS SPARKS BOOKS, BECAUSE OF THE EMOTIONAL HIGHS AND LOWS


    Which character – as performed by Jennifer O'Donnell – was your favorite?

    PETER, THE EVER FAITHFUL


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    CHAPTER ONE THRU THE LAST CHAPTER


    Any additional comments?

    THIS BOOK HAS IT ALL

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Life Changing Lessons from Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Theresa Caputo
    • Narrated By Theresa Caputo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    In You Can’t Make This Stuff Up, Theresa imparts the life-changing wisdom she’s received from Spirit and client readings.

    Each chapter incorporates a powerful lesson that is made real by Theresa’s witty and wise insights. She shares moving client stories and fascinating behind-the-scenes tales from her life and hit reality show to help people find peace and closure and to better understand the spiritual world.

    Laura says: "LOVE HER SHOW"
    "LOVE HER SHOW"
    Overall
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    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    FOR ME I WOULD HAVE LIKED MORE OF THE READINGS


    What was most disappointing about Theresa Caputo’s story?

    TO PREACHY


    Have you listened to any of Theresa Caputo’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    NO, ONLY ON TV, AND THIS COMPARES BADLY


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    DISAPPOINTMENT


    Any additional comments?

    i LOVE THIS LADY, BUT WAS NOT EXPECTING A SERMON.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Visions: Cainsville, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Kelley Armstrong
    • Narrated By Carine Montbertrand, Mozhan Marno
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (98)

    Olivia finds a dead woman in her car, dressed to look like her, but the body vanishes before anyone else sees it. Olivia's convinced it's another omen, a sign of impending danger. But then she learns that a troubled young woman went missing just days ago - the same woman Olivia found dead in her car. Someone has gone to great lengths to kill and leave this young woman as a warning. But why? And what role has her new home played in this disturbing murder?

    Laura says: "CHANGED MY MIND"
    "CHANGED MY MIND"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Visions in three words, what would they be?

    VERY GOOD READ


    What other book might you compare Visions to and why?

    OMENS, IT IS BOOK NUMBER 1 IN THE SERIES. I TRIED TO READ NUMBER 2 FIRST AND IT MADE NO SENSE. SO I RATED IT LOW


    What about Carine Montbertrand and Mozhan Marno ’s performance did you like?

    THEY WERE GREAT


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I WOULDN'T SAY ANY OF IT MOVED ME, BUT IT DID KEEP MY ATTENTION. AS FOR EMOTION, NOT SO MUCH


    Any additional comments?

    THIS SERIES IS A VERY GOOD SERIES, WELL WRITTEN, ETC. BE SURE TO READ # 1 FIRST.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead: Toad Witch Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Christiana Miller
    • Narrated By Marie Rose
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (130)

    Mara is having the worst month of her life. At least, that's what her cards tell her and they've never been wrong. She's evicted from her apartment, loses her job, and is banned from Beverly Hills. So when the tarot cards predict her imminent demise, she uses a little magic to make her world right. Suddenly, an aunt she's never met dies, leaving Mara as her sole heir. But when Mara moves into her inherited home, she discovers Aunt Tillie never moved out. She's still one pissed-off old lady, even postmortem.

    Susan says: "Not what I expected"
    "I loved it"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I thought it was charming


    What did you like best about this story?

    the hauntings


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she saw the cottage


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

    yes. and did


    Any additional comments?

    I just thought it was a fun, great little read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Best of Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1197)
    Performance
    (1018)
    Story
    (1016)

    In the fall of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.

    L.W. says: "Horribly depressing"
    "LOVE"
    Overall
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    Where does The Best of Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's close to the top.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Best of Me?

    the reunion, you will understand when you listen


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scattering of the ashes


    If you could rename The Best of Me, what would you call it?

    The Gift of Love


    Any additional comments?

    Sparks writes stories with a lot of human emotions. Love, tragedy, the things we all deal with in life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wind Song

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Parris Afton Bonds
    • Narrated By Martin Gollery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Aristocrat Abbie Dennis has signed on as a reservation school teacher, searching for autonomy her soon to be ex will never allow her. She hasn't anticipated encountering a primitive place full of primitive passion or on dealing with the enigmatic and extraordinarily handsome silversmith, Cody Strawhand. And she certainly hadn't expected to be seduced by the Indian's way of life - and him.

    Laura says: "Story not bad"
    "Story not bad"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Wind Song again? Why?

    No, because of the narrator, I almost stopped at chapter 2. Thought I might give the story a chance


    What other book might you compare Wind Song to and why?

    Most love stories


    What didn’t you like about Martin Gollery’s performance?

    He read it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, nothing. Maybe if the reader got into it with some passion, then I think the story would have done a lot for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1679)
    Performance
    (1534)
    Story
    (1544)

    >When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

    Tango says: "Beautiful story, beautifully written"
    "WELL DONE"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Elephant Whisperer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I REALLY LOVED THIS BOOK. FOR ONE, IT WAS NOT ABOUT THE AUTHOR, BUT THE ELEPHANTS. I GOT TO LEARN SOME OF WHAT HE LEARNED TOO


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I LIKED THE LONE BULL ELEPHANT, I FELT SORRY FOR HIM


    What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

    HE IS A GOOD READER, I LIKE HIM


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    YES, THE END OF IT.. I WON'T SAY WHAT BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO RUIN IT FOR ANYONE ELSE


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Inescapable

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Nancy Mehl
    • Narrated By Brooke Sanford Heldman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (22)

    Lizzie Engel is used to running away. At 18, she left her Mennonite hometown, Kingdom, Kansas, with plans never to return. But five years later, the new life she built is falling apart. Lizzie knows she's being followed, and she's certain the same mysterious stranger is behind the threatening letters she's received. Realizing she'll have to run again, the only escape Lizzie can manage is a return to the last place she wants to go. Once she arrives in Kingdom, Lizzie is confident she’ll be safe until she comes up with a new plan.

    Laura says: "Agonizing narration"
    "LOVED THE STORY"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Inescapable to be better than the print version?

    I don't read too much, so I have to say always


    What other book might you compare Inescapable to and why?

    DNA


    What three words best describe Brooke Sanford Heldman’s performance?

    More like a child than a woman at the end.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Liked the story, not so much the narration

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Corny Myers Series: The Corny Myers, Books 1-4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sharon Kleve
    • Narrated By Christy Williamson
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Quirky pet detective, Corny Myers, can talk to animals to solve cases, but will this help her pull together her love life? Klutzy Love: Corny is a hot chick with a great job that she loves. All that changed in the blink of an eye when her boss had an accident involving an over-sized rubber band. She's still a hot chick, but her boss is dead. Steve Spears is a seasoned narcotics cop who ends up wanting to strangle Corny on a regular basis.

    K. April Holgate says: "Quirky concept but really immature at times"
    "Why only one star"
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    I bought this book series because I thought it would be humorous. However, the reader is so bad, I could not listen to it. She was trying to be an actor, but she failed miserably.
    Definitely, one of the worst readers ever.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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