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Lena

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  • Line of Fire: Dr. Alan Gregory, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Stephen White
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (127)

    Dr. Gregory is starting to feel settled, hopeful that a long period of upheaval in his private life is behind him. He refocuses his energy on his clinical psychology practice, where a beguiling new patient captivates him, but the interlude of calm doesn’t last. Devastating fires are threatening Boulder. Alan’s dear friend Diane is showing signs of a long-simmering emotional collapse. And Alan’s most pressing fear - the exposure of a dangerous secret - has become a peril too real to ignore.

    Corinne says: "I Miss the Crazy Patients"
    "One of the best in the series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Line of Fire in three words, what would they be?

    True to the characters I have come to know


    What other book might you compare Line of Fire to and why?

    Some of the other Alan Gregory books


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Sam


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

    Realizing what Sam & Alan did to protect their children


    Any additional comments?

    Wish this series was not coming to an end

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bootscootin' Blahniks: The Bootscootin' Books, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By D. D. Scott
    • Narrated By Christine Padovan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Manhattan apparel designer Roxy Rae Vaughn, who's also a still-in-the-closet, country line dancing queen, wants to be a fashion success story. Tired of being nothing more than a Fifth Avenue up-and-comer, thanks to her elitist parents, Roxy moves to Nashville, Tennessee and opens a boutique in a local tractor supply store, the only retail space she can afford. Short on cash and way, way down on luck, she rear-ends a pick-up truck belonging to a tomato-growin', bootscootin' cowboy.

    rebecca says: "My favorite story in the series"
    "Ok but not much depth"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from D. D. Scott and/or Christine Padovan?

    Maybe but there are much better options


    Would you recommend Bootscootin' Blahniks to your friends? Why or why not?

    Probably not; predictable storyline; issues with mother resolved much too easily


    How could the performance have been better?

    Pronunciation; revelance for relevance; myaystro for maestro; sequence for sequins


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    If the music and dancing were good, maybe


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Invention of Wings: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6046)
    Performance
    (5495)
    Story
    (5487)

    From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

    Jan says: "Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!"
    "A new favorite"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Invention of Wings?

    Strong women characters and the quilt


    What did you like best about this story?

    Hope and pride despite horrible circumstances


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

    No


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

    Bodies enslaved, nut not their sprirts


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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