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Gretchen

Riverview, FL, United States | Member Since 2001

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  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33910)
    Performance
    (25098)
    Story
    (25442)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "The hunger games"
    Overall

    I love this book, and can't wait till the next one comes out in Sept.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Dogtripping: 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, and 3 RVs on Our Canine Cross-Country Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Jeff Steitzer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (65)

    When best-selling mystery writer David Rosenfelt and his family moved from Southern California to Maine, he thought he had prepared for everything. They had mapped the route, brought three GPSs for backup, as well as refrigerators full of food, and stoves and microwaves on which to cook them. But traveling with 25 dogs turned out to be a bigger ordeal than he anticipated, despite RVs, the extra kibble, volunteers (including a few readers), and camping equipment.

    Trudy L. Soura says: "Check the facebook page woofabago2011"
    "Only about 1 hour of the book is about the trip"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Dogtripping? What did you like least?

    I expected this story to be about the trip, BUT, it was mostly about all the different dogs they adopted .. which was interesting, BUT .. not the actual story of the drive.


    Would you recommend Dogtripping to your friends? Why or why not?

    if they wanted to know about adopting dogs...


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Broken for You

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Stephanie Kallos
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (391)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (86)

    When we meet septuagenarian Margaret Hughes, she is living alone in a mansion in Seattle with only a massive collection of valuable antiques for company. Enter Wanda Schultz, a young woman with a broken heart who has come to Seattle to search for her wayward boyfriend. Both women are guarding dark secrets and have spent many years building up protective armor against the outside world.

    Barbara says: "Wonderful story of mending and redemption"
    "Quirky"
    Overall

    I throughly enjoyed this book.. it was so "quirky"... I wil be recommenging it to my friends .... I also enjoyed Anna Fields ... she was excellent

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Junot Diaz
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Staci Snell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2157)
    Performance
    (891)
    Story
    (899)

    Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuku: the curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.

    Kathleen says: "Fabulous listen"
    "you had better know spanish"
    Overall

    I could not even finish this book, way too much spanish, and so demeaning to women and I guess men too, to see women just as a pair of "boobs" ... probably good book for 17 yr old "macho boys" ... life is so much more !!! than "boobs"

    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Wilderness

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Sara Donati
    • Narrated By Jayne Atkinson
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    When Elizabeth Middleton leaves England to join her father at the edge of the New York wilderness, she does so with a strong will and an unwavering purpose: to teach school to children of all races - black, white, and Native American. It is December of 1792 when she arrives in a cold climate unlike any she has ever experienced. And she meets a man different from any she has ever encountered - a white man dressed like a native. His name is Nathaniel Bonner, also known to the Mohawk people as Between-Two-Lives. Elizabeth defies her father and shatters convention, but her ultimate destiny, here in the heart of the wilderness, lies in the odyssey to come: trials of faith and flesh, and passion born amid Nathaniel's own secrets and divided soul.

    Rosina says: "great book; awful recording"
    "Great Series"
    Overall

    altho I did listen to the abridged version, I then went a bought the book, how can you take 800 pages and jam it into 6 hrs. I love this series, and highly recommend reading them, there are 4 out now with the 5th due out in the Fall of 2006.........

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • That Camden Summer

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By LaVyrle Spencer
    • Narrated By David Dukes
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    A divorced woman, Roberta Jewett, returns to Camden, Maine, with her 3 daughters, to start a new life on her own. It's the summer of 1916 and Roberta faces the obstacles of rumors and innuendo, not to mention the lack of support from her mother and sister. In her efforts to rebuild both her life and a ramshackle house on the harbor, Roberta endures violence, betrayal, and her share of pain. But she also finds love, friendship, and acceptance from a most unlikely source.

    Gretchen says: "I loved this book ..."
    "I loved this book ..."
    Overall

    and I wished it had gone on for atleast 20 more hours.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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