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Connie

Dallas, Texas, United States | Member Since 2001

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  • The Best of Us: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Sarah Pekkanen
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    Following a once-in-a-lifetime invitation, a group of old college friends leap at the chance to bring their husbands for a week's vacation at a private villa in Jamaica to celebrate a former classmates' 35th birthday. All four women are desperate for a break and this seems like a perfect opportunity. Tina is drowning under the demands of mothering four young children. Allie needs to escape from the shattering news about an illness that runs in her family. Savannah is carrying the secret of her husband's infidelity.

    Kindle Customer says: "slow torture"
    "Waste of time -sad to say"
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    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Best of Us?

    The lack of any real story of value.


    Has The Best of Us turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Narration was fine


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Best of Us?

    The scene of Allie going outside during the storm


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Ruins

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jess Walter
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6324)
    Performance
    (5478)
    Story
    (5469)

    The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

    Michele says: "The Perfect Summer Read"
    "Fun Summer Read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Story was thoroughly enjoyable. The description and action in Italy was as if you were there and could see that tennis court overhanging the cliffs. The narrator did an excellent job. The story which was told past and present all came together in a very satisfying way and the journey was quite enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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