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Tammy

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

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  • 10 reviews
  • 36 ratings
  • 491 titles in library
  • 29 purchased in 2014
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  • 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
    (6667)
    Performance
    (6043)
    Story
    (6042)

    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!"
    "sugar coated slavery, religious convert story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    started out real good but lost it quickly


    If you’ve listened to books by Sue Monk Kidd before, how does this one compare?

    first and last one


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

    good narration. prolly why i finished the book. So predictable.


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

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    compared to other historical fiction, this was a very simple,predictable religious convert story

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Wolf Gift

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Anne Rice
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (831)
    Performance
    (748)
    Story
    (757)

    A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer... An older woman welcoming him into her magnificent family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency... A chance encounter between two unlikely people... An idyllic night - shattered by horrific unimaginable violence, the young man inexplicably attacked - bitten - by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness....

    Johnny Dough says: "Terrible: Sex, Food, and Not Much Else"
    "So Disappointing!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Anne Rice and/or Ron McLarty?

    probably not, too many let downs since reading the mayfair trilogy and the vampire chronicles. Those are still great books. This wolf book? never touch it again, or read book two, or recommend it.


    Has The Wolf Gift turned you off from other books in this genre?

    what genre? the see if your interested in beastiality section??


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the first chapter


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

    Kinda need a story line for something like that


    Any additional comments?

    Crap

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shelters of Stone: Earth's Children, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (785)
    Performance
    (489)
    Story
    (502)

    After their epic journey across Europe, Ayla and Jondalar have reached his home, the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii, the old stone-age settlement in the region known today as southwest France. Jondalar's family greet him warmly, but they are initially wary of the beautiful young woman he has brought back, with her strange accent and her tame wolf and horses.

    Thomas says: "Part V of a great read"
    "Book # 5"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Shelters of Stone to be better than the print version?

    not better, but very good. Not good that Sandra burr gives the main character a new voice in book 5. Since the same narrator reads all six books, i thought it was wrong and disappointing that the main character suddenly has a new voice and new accent. Especially if you listen to them back to back.


    What other book might you compare The Shelters of Stone to and why?

    None compare. This is book #5 in a 6 book series, Sandra burr narrates them all, But in book 5, she gives the main female character a new voice, and accent that she never had in the first four books, i do not like that. This Ayla sounds different than the character ive been listning to the last couple weeks


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Sandra Burr?

    yes, This is book #5 in a 6 book series, Sandra burr narrates them all, But in book 5, she gives the main female character a new voice, and accent that she never had in the first four books, i do not like that. This Ayla sounds different than the character ive been listning to the last couple weeks. disappointing


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

    Too many to mention. Great story.


    Any additional comments?

    This is book #5 in a 6 book series, Sandra burr narrates them all, But in book 5, she gives the main female character a new voice, and accent that she never had in the first four books, i do not like that. This Ayla sounds different than the character ive been listning to the last couple weeks. Kinda ruined the whole experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Blood of Flowers

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Anita Amirrezvani
    • Narrated By Shohreh Aghdashloo
    Overall
    (1252)
    Performance
    (691)
    Story
    (690)

    In 17th-century Persia, a 14-year-old woman believes she will be married within the year. When her beloved father dies, she and her mother find themselves alone and without a dowry. With nowhere else to go, they are forced to sell the brilliant turquoise rug the young woman has woven to pay for their journey to Isfahan, where they will work as servants for her uncle, a rich rug designer in the court of the legendary Shah Abbas the Great.

    Shaddi says: "I loved this book!"
    "This was GREAT !!"
    Overall

    WOW, this was an awesome book, i hope this author writes more. i had this for a long time before trying.
    Fantastic, this is a no risk winner far as im concerned

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fledgling

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Octavia E. Butler
    • Narrated By Tracey Leigh
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (131)

    Fledgling, Octavia E. Butler's final novel, is the story of a young amnesiac girl whose inhuman needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: she is in fact a genetically modified 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must learn who wanted to destroy her and those she cares for and how she can save herself.

    Laura says: "Child in sexual situations"
    "different"
    Overall

    i loved this book, not generally my style,but i loved it. gonna read everything she wrote in case there is another just as awesome

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Tallgrass

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Sandra Dallas
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (330)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (104)

    During World War II, a family's life is turned upside down when the government opens a Japanese internment camp in their small Colorado town. After a young girl is murdered, all eyes (and suspicions) turn to the newcomers, the "interlopers", the "strangers". Rennie Stroud has never seen it before. She has just turned 13 and, until this time, life has pretty much been what her father told her it should be: predictable and fair.

    Laurie says: "A nice read"
    "This was GREAT !!"
    Overall

    i'm not a huge fan of sandra dallas, but this book is awesome. great narration as well. really good writing, fantastic story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27513)
    Performance
    (14113)
    Story
    (14162)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "OMGosh this was good"
    Overall

    dont judge a book by its cover, This was a fantastic read and even better to hear, Try it, you wont be sorry

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shanghai Girls: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Lisa See
    • Narrated By Janet Song
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1442)
    Performance
    (665)
    Story
    (677)

    Hoping to improve their social standing, May and Pearl's parents arrange for their daughters to "Gold Mountain men" who have come from Los Angeles to find brides. But when the sisters leave China and arrive at Angel's Island (the Ellis Island of the West, where they are detained, interrogated, and humiliated for months) they feel the harsh reality of leaving home. And when May discovers she's pregnant, the situation becomes even more desperate. The sisters make a pact that no one can ever know.

    Frances says: "Touching, sad, and enjoyable"
    "Fantastic"
    Overall

    This book was fantastic and well narrated. The story keeps you going and the narrator keeps your attention. $ well spent

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sula

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Toni Morrison
    • Narrated By Toni Morrison
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (62)

    Two girls who grow up to become women...two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret.

    Gretta says: "Beautiful"
    "Worst Narration Ever !!!!"
    Overall

    This could possibly be a good read.If i ever chance the opportunity to read the book for free,then i will give it another chance. So sad i spent my $ on this, the narration really is that bad. Because the reading was so awful it was hard to pay attention, and distinguish between characters. Terrible !

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13595)
    Performance
    (5989)
    Story
    (6070)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "FANTASTIC !"
    Overall

    Great story, Terrific narration, the best ending EVER !!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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