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Montezuma, NM, United States | Member Since 2004

  • 6 reviews
  • 319 ratings
  • 502 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014

  • The Preservationist

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By David Maine
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat, Tyler Bunch, Full Cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In this brilliant debut novel, Noah's family (or Noe, as he's called here), his wife, sons, and daughters-in-law, tell what it's like to live with a man touched by God, while struggling against events that cannot be controlled or explained. When Noe orders his sons to build an ark, he can't tell them where the wood will come from. When he sends his daughters-in-law out to gather animals, he can offer no directions, money, or protection.

    Sharon says: "A frolicking tale"
    "a good read"

    Extremely well read by a company of very professional readers. The story is told from multiple perspectives, and the details can be sometimes witty, soemtimes gritty, sometimes spiritual. A good retelling of a familiar story with some amusingly modern themes thrown in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jeannette Walls
    • Narrated By Jeannette Walls

    Jeannette Walls's memoir The Glass Castle was "nothing short of spectacular" (Entertainment Weekly). Now, in Half Broke Horses, she brings us the story of her grandmother, told in a first-person voice that is authentic, irresistible, and triumphant.

    "Needed professional reader."

    A good read, but the author-reader just wasn't the kind of quality reader I've grown used to with Audible downloads. A professional reader would have made it a better experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Julie Powell
    • Narrated By Julie Powell

    With the humor of Bridget Jones and the vitality of Augusten Burroughs, Julie Powell recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking and saved her soul.

    Elizabeth says: "A good laugh"
    "A good laugh"

    This book has induced several full-blown belly laughs as I listen with my headphones on, making my husband wonder what I could possibly be listening to. When I tell him it's about a woman who is cooking her way through a Julia Child cookbook, he looks nonplussed. The author, Julie Powell, reads her own work very well; her intonation and comedic timing are dead on. She is very irreverent ( I love how she refers to Julia Child as "JC"!) and does have a fairly foul mouth, but I have to say that I find this refreshing. So many foodie books seem to take themselves all too seriously. Like my favorite food writer Ruth Reichl, Julie Powell shows that she loves food but isn't a Food Snob. I can't wait to get back to the book as I potter around my kitchen.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Introduction to English Literature: The Anglo-Saxon Era to the Victorian Era

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Charles Lamarck
    • Narrated By Charles Lamarck

    The study of literature is the cornerstone of any liberal arts education. Literature is the history of ideas. It is a reflection of thoughts, feelings and culture of a time and a place. What better place to start when learning about the world we live in?

    Elizabeth says: "Disappointing."

    Haltingly read with stupid musical punctuation and intermittent advertisements of the publisher. Sweeping generalizations of national character. A very, very broad overview. I gave up after an hour of listening.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Ivy Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Karen Quinn
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Fans of New York Times best seller The Nanny Diaries will rejoice in this wickedly hilarious novel, which acclaimed author Katharine Weber says is "much funnier and darker". Optioned for a major motion picture starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, The Ivy Chronicles skewers the twisted priorities of America's well-heeled elite.

    Vicki says: "Probably Better as an Audiobook then in Print"
    "Pathetic story, terrible voice"

    Banal and disappointing. Couldn't finish it. A waste of a download!

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Sastre

    Great Britain, circa 1985: time travel is routine, and literature is taken very, very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in a Wordsworth poem and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. All this is business as usual for Thursday Next, Special Operative in literary detection. But when someone begins kidnapping characters from works of literature and plucks Jane Eyre from the pages of Bronte's novel, Thursday is faced with the challenge of her career.

    Susan says: "What a gem!"
    "In addition, a fantastic reader!"

    The reader, Elizabeth Sastre, does an absolutely fantastic job. Her command of regional accents is dead on and highly amusing. I enjoyed this story very much--if you like Douglas Adams and are an English Lit nerd (like me), try this one when you are looking for some thing light and fun.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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