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June

Rowlett, TX, United States

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  • The Company You Keep

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Neil Gordon
    • Narrated By Donald Corren, Hillary Huber, Kirby Heyborne, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    Set against the rise and fall of the radical antiwar group the Weather Underground, The Company You Keep is a sweeping American saga about sacrifice, the ecstatic righteousness of youth, and the tension between political ideals and family loyalties. When Jason Sinai, one of the last Vietnam-era fugitives still wanted on murder charges for a robbery gone wrong in 1974, encounters a young newspaper reporter in search of a story, he must abandon years of safe underground life for the dangerous life of the road.

    connie says: "Audiobook of the Year"
    "I loved this book!"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    I grew up during the "radical" anti war movement. I found it interesting how the author portrays the later years of activists lives.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Gentle Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Deborah Smith
    • Narrated By Suzy Harbulak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (128)

    A Connecticut heiress learns she's adopted and travels to northern Florida "cracker" cattle ranch to find her birth parents. There she also finds unexpected romance with the ranch's owner.

    DARA says: "Extremely Touching!"
    "Wonderful book"
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    Would you listen to A Gentle Rain again? Why?

    Yes I would definitely listen again. As a matter of fact I plan to listen again, something I rarely do.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Can't decide. Ben. Perhaps Cara. Or perhaps Lily. Ben because he cared so much about other people and he sacrificed so much to help others. Cara because she was so good and kind. Lily because she never forgot her baby.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Very unusual story. Full of love. A romance yet with no detailed sex scenes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Orphan Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christina Baker Kline
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy, Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3219)
    Performance
    (2858)
    Story
    (2854)

    Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community-service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse.... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

    Susan says: "Fascinating Journey for Two"
    "Fantastic story"
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    What did you love best about Orphan Train?

    I liked the way two people with many years age difference find each other, find how much they have in common, and help each other.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Orphan Train?

    When Viv finds Dutch


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Viv and Dutch get married.


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

    Yes, I stayed awake until after 4:00am to finish it.


    Any additional comments?

    I found it interesting and thought provoking that these two character face much the same problems even though they live 70 years apart.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Alyson Richman
    • Narrated By George Guidall, Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1188)
    Performance
    (1055)
    Story
    (1059)

    In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit, and the strength of memory.

    Sister Mary Kelly says: "Not my favorite book."
    "A Great Book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I intend to recommend this book to my friends. It is a great story. I stayed up most of the night to finish it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I especially liked the historical realism.


    What does George Guidall and Suzanne Toren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narration was excellent.


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

    Yes, I stayed up most of the night to finish it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Story of Beautiful Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Rachel Simon
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (270)
    Performance
    (195)
    Story
    (195)

    It is 1968. Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability, and Homan, an African American deaf man, are locked away in an institution: the School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, and have been left to languish, forgotten. Deeply in love, they escape, and find refuge in the farmhouse of Martha, a retired schoolteacher and widow. But the couple is not alone - Lynnie has just given birth to a baby girl. When the authorities catch up to them that same night, Homan escapes into the darkness, and Lynnie is caught.

    FanB14 says: "Beautiful Attempt"
    "Absolutely wonderful"
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    Which scene was your favorite?

    The vacation at the end


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

    Felt like crying with joy.


    Any additional comments?

    Very enlightening story about people with disabilities. Great story. Reminds me that there are many good loving people

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Irresistible

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Susan Mallery
    • Narrated By Cecelia Frontero
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (553)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (215)

    When ex-Marine Walker Buchanan stops to help Elissa Towers change a tire, he tells himself it's just the neighborly thing to do. And when Elissa finds herself baking him a thank-you pie, she's just returning the favor...right?

    MaxineSap says: "exciting"
    "Entertaining"
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    I found this book to be very entertaining. I have listened to another in the series. I would buy it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Texas Rich: Texas #1

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Fern Michaels
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (72)

    There's Moss, living in the shadow of a father whose obsession with power overshadows the needs of his only son; Jessica, the doomed mother who gave up everything to become the perfect Coleman wife; Moss and Billie's children, desperately trying to live up to the insurmountable expectations; and the grandchildren, heirs to a tarnished empire who just might fulfill their dreams.

    Cheryl says: "Engaging"
    "Wonderful"
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    This is a great book. Enjoyed every minute of it. A great romance novel.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Vengeance

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By A. J. Scudiere
    • Narrated By Kristoffer Tabori
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (26)

    Nine years ago, Claymore Beller tried to do the right thing. It was the last thing he did. In retaliation for his efforts, his mafia bosses laid waste to his family. Only the youngest–Cynthia–came up fighting.Three years ago, Lee Maxwell made the same error. His wife and daughter paid for his mistake. In a haze of booze and regret, Lee disappeared.Now, Owen Dunham is following the trail of the ‘Grudge Ninja’–only all his evidence is false and the profilers can’t get their heads around anything.

    Suzanne says: "Retitle to Tedium"
    "Fantastic!"
    Overall

    I loved this book. The plot is great. The character development is very well done. What I REALLY like is the music and sound effects! I listen to a lot of audio books and have never heard one with this much sound effects and music. I think it greatly enhanced the story. There were 5 or 6 different narrators, one for each character which really added to the narration.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Glass Palace

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Amitav Ghosh
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (222)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (130)

    Set in Burma during the British invasion of 1885, this masterly novel by Amitav Ghosh tells the story of Rajkumar, a poor boy lifted on the tides of political and social chaos, who goes on to create an empire in the Burmese teak forest. When soldiers force the royal family out of the Glass Palace and into exile, Rajkumar befriends Dolly, a young woman in the court of the Burmese Queen, whose love will shape his life. He cannot forget her, and years later, as a rich man, he goes in search of her.

    Janis says: "Wonderful Family Saga Set in Burma and Malaysia"
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    FANTASTIC book! Couldn't stop listening. Now, can't stop thinking about it. I did not find the narrative too long. I would highly recommend this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4612)
    Performance
    (2376)
    Story
    (2412)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Want to join the “superhumans”? Luckily you don’t have to run to catch up with them, thanks to McDougall’s and Sanders’ inspiring (and motivating) journey through history, science, physiology, health, entertaining characters and unlikely friendships. Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure.

    Corey says: "Amazing read - even for non-runners"
    "Makes me want to get up and RUN!"
    Overall

    Great book. I love the history and science included in this book about running.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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