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Cheryl

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  • The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Lily Koppel
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (85)

    As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. As their celebrity rose - and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives - they continued to rally together, and the wives have now been friends for more than fifty years.

    Steve says: "So-So Story, Painful Performance"
    "Great Book, Terrible Narrator."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Since I grew up around Clear Lake & Houston, this book is near to my heart. Koppel has received mixed reviews for this book but I thought she delved into what the women really went thru while their husbands were in space. I loved the descriptions of the houses in El Lago because I just did a 5k race thru that neighborhood with signs that marked each astronauts house. Great read and I will probably listen to it again.


    What didn’t you like about Orlagh Cassidy’s performance?

    Her voice was very robotic and reminded me of Siri from Apple Iphone. The only reason I finished it was that I grew up in Houston and loved the NASA history. I WILL NOT listen to another book done by Orlagh Cassidy.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The housewives El Lago


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • While We Were Watching Downton Abbey

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Wendy Wax
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (100)

    When the concierge of The Alexander, a historic Atlanta apartment building, invites his fellow residents to join him for weekly screenings of Downton Abbey, four very different people find themselves connecting with the addictive drama, and - even more unexpectedly - with one another.... For Samantha, Claire, Brooke - and Edward, who arranges the weekly gatherings - it will be a season of surprises as they forge a bond that will sustain them through some of life's hardest moments - all of it reflected in the unfolding drama of Downton Abbey.

    Jean says: "Orlagh Cassidy makes this story a joyful read."
    "Great beach read"
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    What made the experience of listening to While We Were Watching Downton Abbey the most enjoyable?

    Orlagh Cassidy has redeemed herself as a narrator. Great job with the voices.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of While We Were Watching Downton Abbey?

    Downton Abbey and Southern Women. It doesn't get any better than that.


    Any additional comments?

    Great weekend read. Now on to Wendy Wax's other books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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