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  • The Good House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Ann Leary
    • Narrated By Mary Beth Hurt
    Overall
    (1354)
    Performance
    (1220)
    Story
    (1213)

    The Good House tells the story of Hildy Good, who lives in a small town on Boston's North Shore. Hildy is a successful real-estate broker, good neighbor, mother, and grandmother. She's also a raging alcoholic. Hildy's family held an intervention for her about a year before this story takes place - "if they invite you over for dinner, and it’s not a major holiday," she advises "run for your life" - and now she feels lonely and unjustly persecuted. She has also fooled herself into thinking that moderation is the key.

    Rhonda Morrison says: "What a great book, Hildy is a great character!"
    "The best narrator I have ever listened to."
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    Which character – as performed by Mary Beth Hurt – was your favorite?

    I loved Hildy and hated for the story to end because I won't be able to keep up with her. Mary Beth Hurt MADE this book so enjoyable and real.


    If you could take any character from The Good House out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Hildy because we would drink wine and have a good talk.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7090)
    Performance
    (6174)
    Story
    (6157)

    Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

    Amazon Customer says: "A great book"
    "Good story but unbelievable."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would make the main character a little more believable. I felt at times like I was reading a novel intended for someone in junior high, no one could be as niave and clueless as this main character. I would have liked a LOT less romance and a little more detail about the crime and criminals. I found myself rolling my eyes through much of this book at how ridiculous the romance was but maybe I'm just old and jaded.


    What other book might you compare The Witness to and why?

    Nothing comes to mind. I didn't realize that Nora Roberts was a romance writer and it felt as though I was reading one of the old fashioned Harlequin Romance novels.


    Do you think The Witness needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, the problem was solved, case closed.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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