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Mary

Retired. My hobbies are knitting, sewing and sports. To busy doing hobbies to be able to read so audible books are great for me. Also enjoy listening when driving on a long road trip.

Brooklyn, NY, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Long Shot

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Mike Piazza, Lonnie Wheeler
    • Narrated By Holter Graham, Mike Piazza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (28)

    Mike Piazza was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 62nd round of the 1988 baseball draft as a "courtesy pick". The Dodgers never expected him to play for them - or anyone else. Mike had other ideas. Overcoming his detractors, he became the National League Rookie of the Year in 1993, broke the record for season batting average by a catcher, holds the record for career home runs at his position, and was selected as an All Star 12 times. Mike was groomed for baseball success by his ambitious, self-made father in Pennsylvania, a classic father-son American-dream story.

    Amazon Customer says: "I only thought i knew the Mike Piazza story"
    "A must for the baseball fan"
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    If you could sum up Long Shot in three words, what would they be?

    Informative, Real, Entertaining


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Long Shot?

    His inner thoughts of how he felt about being pitched at by Clements and what he was thinking when Clements threw the broken bat at him.


    Have you listened to any of Holter Graham and Mike Piazza ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I haven't.


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

    Yes, his feelings towards how the NY fans accepted him and backed him as well as how he felt with and dealt with all the events surrounding 9/11. His big home run in the return game after 9/11.


    Any additional comments?

    Simply a must read for a NY Mets fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Chosen

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Chaim Potok
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (434)
    Performance
    (204)
    Story
    (206)

    Though they've lived their entire lives less than five blocks from each other, Reuven Malter and Danny Saunders exist in very different worlds. Reuven blends easily into both his secular Jewish faith and his typical American teen life, while Danny's conservative Hasidic clothes and appearance make him stick out in any crowd. Their improbable friendship teaches them that the differences separating people through cultures and generations are never as great as they seem.

    connie says: "truly rates overused "classic" label"
    "Not as I remember reading. Seemed Abridged."
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    Would you try another book from Chaim Potok and/or Jonathan Davis?

    I have read a number of Chaim Potok's books. It was quite a few years ago when I was travelling the subway to work and enjoyed them very much and learned a great deal about the Jewish customs and culture.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The friendship between the boys and the growing understanding of each other's differences.


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis – was your favorite?

    The two boy's, of course.


    Could you see The Chosen being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    It was made into a movie and Robbie Benson played the main character.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is marked as unabridged, but I remember there being many more references to the Jewish culture and explaining the meaning of many of the symbols and why they are still in the culture today. These were missing from this audible book. I still have the hard copy of the book from years ago (I liked it that much I kept it) and will try to go back to the hard copy of the book to see if I can find some of the parts that seemed to have been left out of the audible book. It was those explanations that added so much to the story as whole. Example, I remember explanations of the symbols in Danny's apartment and a great deal of detail at his sister's wedding and explaining not only what was happening, but why and how that symbolizing came into being. It explained why they wear the curls and fringes, not just that they wear them. Those were parts I was interested in and learned about.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Midsummer Magic

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (120)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (113)

    Philip Hawksbury, the Earl of Rothermere, obeying his father's dying wish, hies himself to Scotland to offer for one of the daughters of Alexander Kilbracken, the Earl of Ruthven. Frances Kilbracken, informed of the earl's arrival and his mission, disguises herself as a bespectacled dowd so she won't be the one selected by the young earl. But choose her he does, and for all the wrong reasons.

    Clarice says: "Not Coulter's best but still enjoyable"
    "Unhappy couple"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    Title doesn't seem to have anything at all to do with this book. Didn't see the Midsummer or the Magic. Until the end of the book it is just two people being mean to each other. Not a couple that just had a hard time adjusting to a difficult set-up for a marriage, but a couple that not only didn't get along, but didn't show respect to each other until very end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Never Love a Highlander

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Maya Banks
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (953)
    Performance
    (874)
    Story
    (877)

    Caelen McCabe's young, reckless heart nearly destroyed his clan. Now, putting family loyalty above all else, he steps up to marry his older brother's jilted bride and salvage the uneasy alliance between two clans. While beautiful Rionna McDonald is a fit wife for any man, Caelen trusts no woman, especially not this sweet temptress who torments him with white-hot longing. As the sacrificial lamb in her father's power game, Rionna will do her duty but vows to protect her heart and her pride from humiliation.

    Amazon Customer says: "Always Love a Highlander!"
    "Story okay, reader not"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Different reader.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The final chapter was the best of all the chapters.


    What three words best describe Kirsten Potter’s performance?

    Very monotone. Detracted from the story.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    More story than just bedroom scenes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wife by Wednesday: Weekday Brides, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Catherine Bybee
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (405)
    Performance
    (377)
    Story
    (377)

    Blake Harrison: Rich, titled, and charming…and in need of a wife by Wednesday. Blake turns to Sam Elliot, who isn’t the businessman he expected. Instead, Blake is faced with Samantha Elliot, beautiful and feisty with a voice men call 1-900 numbers to hear. Samantha Elliot: Owner of matchmaking firm Alliance and not on the marital menu…that is, until Blake offers her ten million dollars for a one-year contract. And there’s nothing indecent about this proposal. The money will really help with her family’s medical bills. All Samantha will need to do is keep her attraction to her new husband to herself and avoid his bed.

    Elizabeth says: "Entertaining, Feel Good Romance!"
    "Good bones, but needs more work/words."
    Overall
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Book is listed as "unabridged" but it reads/listens as if it was abridged. There are so many places that seem to be skipped over that if there was more context it would be more interesting and draw you in more. Good bones, but needs more.


    If you’ve listened to books by Catherine Bybee before, how does this one compare?

    This is my first by Catherine Bybee.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels - A Love Story

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Ree Drummond
    • Narrated By Ree Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (103)

    "I'll never forget that night. It was like a romance novel, an old Broadway musical, and a John Wayne western rolled into one. Out for a quick drink with friends, I wasn't looking to meet anyone, let alone a tall, rugged cowboy who lived on a cattle ranch miles away from my cultured, corporate hometown. But before I knew it, I'd been struck with a lightning bolt... and I was completely powerless to stop it."

    Elizabeth Lyle says: "Real Life Romance and Humor"
    "Wonderful view into an interesting life"
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    Would you listen to The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels - A Love Story again? Why?

    Yes. I enjoyed looking in while Ree fell in love with her Marbaro Man.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is the story of falling in love we all would like to experience firsthand.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    This is hard because there are so many, but, when he asked her to marry him I think tops the list.


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

    Here again, there were many. Every time you got to witness their growing love for each other touched me very much.


    Any additional comments?

    Just wonderful to see a real-life love grow in this age of disposible everything.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Love and Other Scandals

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Caroline Linden
    • Narrated By Veida Dehmlow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (280)
    Performance
    (246)
    Story
    (249)

    Joan Bennet has endured four Seasons without a single suitor or serious flirtation, let alone a marriage proposal. She's had just about enough of being a respectable wallflower and is giving serious thought to embarking on a life of sin, or at least lascivious adventure like the ones described in a popular scandalous book. When she meets her brother's favorite drinking mate, Viscount Burke, it seems her hopes of adventure might be answered . . .

    Yvette says: "SWEET WITH A BIT OF NAUGHTY :-)"
    "Enjoyable listen"
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    What did you love best about Love and Other Scandals?

    Enjoyed a love story based in times where showing an ankle was a no-no.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The dislike to love turn of the story.


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

    My first listen by Veida Dehmlow.


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

    Most extreme reaction was I didn't want to turn it off and stayed up quite a few nights when I should have been sleeping just to keep listening to the story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brooklyn: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Colm Tóibín
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (280)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (101)

    It is Enniscorthy in the southeast of Ireland in the early 1950s. Eilis Lacey is one among many of her generation who cannot find work at home. Thus when a job is offered in America, it is clear to everyone that she must go. Eilis heads for unfamiliar Brooklyn to a crowded boarding house. Slowly, the pain of parting is buried beneath the rhythms of her new life - until she begins to realize that she has found a sort of happiness.

    A. Cohen says: "Maturing in Brooklyn"
    "Nice story esp if your family came from Ireland"
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    What did you love best about Brooklyn?

    Could relate to the character telling the story. Could feel for her story about leaving Ireland and coming to a whole new country.


    What does Kirsten Potter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She tells the story with an Irish accent where appropriate. Made you feel you were actually hearing characters speaking in person.


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

    The trials of coming to a whole new way of life.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed the book until the last chapter. There should have been at least one more chapter to bring the story to a close. Left so many things up in the air - too many loose ends and not those at least I felt good about deciding for myself what she was going to do. I would have preferred a nice neat package of the story lines all tied up. You are lead to believe she is headed back to America, but does she. Does she follow through with her marriage? Does she get the promotion she worked so hard at college for? Does she live happily ever after with Tony? Even if they didn't go into details, a chapter written later in her life with a look-back on these items would tie everything up in a neat package.

    Too many questions left unanswered at the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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