You no longer follow DD

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow DD

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

DD

Frankfort, IL, United States | Member Since 2009

22
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 13 reviews
  • 122 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
2
FOLLOWERS
3

  • Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Denise Grover Swank
    • Narrated By Frances Fuller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (94)

    For Rose Gardner, working at the DMV on a Friday afternoon is bad even before she sees a vision of herself dead. She's had plenty of visions, usually boring ones like someone's toilet's overflowed, but she's never seen one of herself before. When her overbearing momma winds up murdered on her sofa instead, two things are certain: There isn't enough hydrogen peroxide in the state of Arkansas to get that stain out, and Rose is the prime suspect.

    Cynthia E. Glass says: "Quite funny at times!"
    "Best Southern Cozy Mystery Ever!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I LOVE this author and wish all of her Rose Gardner books we available on Audible.

    If you like Joshilyn Jackson I think you will like this. The writing is similar but much lighter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Seaside Practice: Tales of a Scottish Country Doctor

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Tom Smith
    • Narrated By Tom Smith
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (43)

    Heartwarming and gloriously eccentric, Dr Tom's stories capture the beauty of the Lowlands, the joys and sorrows of its inhabitants and the richly rewarding experiences of life as a Scottish country doctor.

    Nicola says: "If you like James Herriot you'll like this too"
    "Lovely Book!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    If you, like me, loved the James Herriott books you will be delighted with this book. Usually I think it is a mistake when the author is also the narrator, but in this case it was perfect! Tom Smith's voice is melodic and pleasant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Little Night Magic

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Lucy March
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1061)
    Performance
    (971)
    Story
    (963)

    Olivia Kiskey needs a change. She’s been working at the same Nodaway Falls, New York, waffle house since she was a teenager; not a lot of upward mobility there. She’s been in love with Tobias, the cook, for the last four years; he's never made a move. Intent on shaking things up, Olivia puts her house on the market, buys a one-way ticket to Europe, and announces her plans to her friends - but then she meets Davina Granville, a strange and mystical Southern woman....

    Elizabeth says: "Not quite Molly Harper, but not bad.."
    "Love this writer!!! Not so much the story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The writing is superb and I was very interested in the characters. I was not very interest in the story though because of the magic (fantasy fiction) aspect. I realize genre is very popular right but I hope to see other genres covered by March.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Kelly Harms
    • Narrated By Reay Kaplan, Suehyla El-Attar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    When their lives and personalities intersect, however, they discover that more than just a million-dollar dream home awaits them at the water’s edge. These three women (oh yes, Aunt Midge comes along for the ride!) arrive at their newfound mansion only to uncover what exactly it means to truly be "home." Filled with wit and charm, The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane is Kelly Harms's enchanting and heartfelt debut - a testament to the many, many ways love finds us, the power of a home-cooked meal, and just what it means to be lucky.

    bethieboop says: "Terrific debut novel!"
    "Destined to be a movie. Laugh Out Loud FUNNY!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    What a great book and the narration was outstanding! I think Kelly Harms is going to be a very famous author. She has the ability to create such wonderful, unique, lovable characters, it reminds me of Fannie Flagg. I didn't want this book to end.

    If you loved this book you might also like the Rose Gardner books by Denise Grover Swank.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Fannie Flagg
    • Narrated By Fannie Flagg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (542)
    Performance
    (488)
    Story
    (487)

    Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother's past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.

    MissSusie66 says: "New favorite!"
    "Wonderful! One of Flagg's best!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I am a huge fan of Fannie Flagg and I was anxiously awaiting her latest book. I was thrilled with the intertwining plots and historical data. This is an uplifting, interesting story that makes me want more books just like it. So I am going to download my other favorite Flagg novel- A Red Bird Christmas. If you love Fannie Flagg and are looking for similar light-hearted novels, I would recommend the following downloads from Audible:
    Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama
    Major Pettigrews Last Stand by Helen Simonson
    Mrs. Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn
    ~And if you like Young Adult Fiction~
    The Misadventures of Maude March is wonderful and has interesting historical information too.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Dixie Divas: Dixie Divas Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Virginia Brown
    • Narrated By Karen Commins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (282)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (240)

    Eureka "Trinket" Truevine, the newest Diva, gets more than she bargained for when she finds her best Diva girlfriend Bitty Hollandale's ex-husband in Bitty's hall closet. He's dead. Very dead. Now Trinket and the Divas have to help Bitty finger the murderer and clear her name.

    Maggie says: "Easy Read- Good Plot"
    "Perfect Funny Cozy Mystery"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I have been searching for weeks for a funny cozy and I have finally found it! And, not only that, luckily, it is a series. It has all the right ingredients- lovable characters, small town feel, charm & wit, interesting plot. I am a new fan of Virginia Brown.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swan Place

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Augusta Trobaugh
    • Narrated By Tiffany Halla Colonna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Dove, Molly, Little Ellis and Crystal are runaways with nowhere to turn and no one they can trust until they arrive at a secret sanctuary called Swan Place, where they are taken under wing by a remarkable group of women.

    DD says: "Outstanding characters with a delightful heroine."
    "Outstanding characters with a delightful heroine."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The first 2 hours of this book are pretty bleak, but stick with it! It is a wonderful story with an upbeat ending. If you enjoyed Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt, you will love this too! This was my first book by Augusta Trobaugh and I can't wait to 'read' another.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Misfits

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By James Howe
    • Narrated By Spencer Murphy, the Full Cast Family
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    A little too smart, a little too fat, Bobby Goodspeed has always been a go-along-to-get-along kind of guy. But when his friend Addie decides to tackle the student council elections, Bobby finds himself changing in ways he never could have imagined in this tender, touching, utterly hilarious novel of life as a middle school misfit.

    kristen says: "Testy topic- Great Read"
    "Terrible Narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Contractions aren't used so the writing sounds juvenille and contrived. No one talks like that.


    Any additional comments?

    I am sure this is a great book but it was impossible for me to get past the narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Misadventures of Maude March

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Audrey Couloumbis
    • Narrated By Lee Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Eleven-year-old Sallie March is a whip-smart tomboy and voracious reader of Western adventure novels. When she and her sister, Maude, are orphaned for the second time, they decide to escape their new self-serving guardians for the wilds of the frontier and an adventure the likes of which Sallie has only read about. This time, however, the wanted woman isn't a villain out of a dime novel: it's Sallie's very own sister!

    Jean says: "A fun book to listen to."
    "I loved this book!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Misadventures of Maude March again? Why?

    Yes. I found this book through a search on Novelist Plus for upbeat, historical fiction. Although I am an adult, I read YA novels often and this is one of the best. The narration was wonderful too!

    I would also recommend similar books on Audible:
    Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
    Fair Weather by Richard Peck


    Any additional comments?

    I wish more of Audrey Coulumbis' books were available as audiobooks.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Psmith Journalist

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By P.G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    Meet Psmith, with a silent 'P' as in psychic. A gallant, charming individual, Psmith has a gift for getting into awful scrapes, and when he takes over a gentile journal known as Cosy Moments with the aid of Billy Windsor, its sub-editor, he turns it into a radical publication...with alarming and hilarious results.

    Frank says: "Hard to hear"
    "AUDIO QUALITY PERFECT NOW!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Psmith Journalist again? Why?

    Although the book is overall great, the racial slurs against african americans, italians and the irish are very disappointing. Because I love P.G. Wodehouse, it makes me sad to see this side of his character.


    If you’ve listened to books by P.G. Wodehouse before, how does this one compare?

    This book is great. But, 'Leave It To Psmith' is still the funniest ever.


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

    Outstanding as always!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.