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W. Spradlin

Wendy

San Luis Obispo, CA | Member Since 2004

ratings
838
REVIEWS
14
FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
15

  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (27350)
    Performance
    (13958)
    Story
    (14005)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "A must read."
    Overall

    Redolent of Secret Life of Bees. Scout's voice. You will stay up all night listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Then Again

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Diane Keaton
    • Narrated By Diane Keaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (240)
    Performance
    (213)
    Story
    (207)

    “Mom loved adages, quotes, slogans. There were always little reminders pasted on the kitchen wall. For example, the word THINK. I found THINK thumbtacked on a bulletin board in her darkroom. I saw it Scotch-taped on a pencil box she’d collaged. I even found a pamphlet titled THINK on her bedside table. Mom liked to THINK.” So begins Diane Keaton’s unforgettable memoir about her mother and herself. In it you will meet the woman known to tens of millions as Annie Hall, but you will also meet, and fall in love with, her mother, the loving, complicated, always thinking Dorothy Hall.

    carole says: "Wonderful. Sad. Hopeful."
    "Adult reading."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Then Again to be better than the print version?

    I don't have time for reading, but I think I may have enjoyed the print version more.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dorothy Dean Keaton Hall because she was a truly exceptional person, just like my mom was.


    What does Diane Keaton bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Voice and emotion.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Diane talked about how her mom was the most influential person in her life.


    Any additional comments?

    Not light reading. Sheds light on what it means to be human. Love. Family. Life. Loss.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Drop Shot

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (374)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (169)

    Tennis has been very good to sports agent Myron Bolitar. He represents two of the hottest young stars in the game. But when his female player is murdered in broad daylight at the U.S. Open and his male player becomes the prime suspect, Myron's got a whole new match to win. His investigation leads to an old murder, the mob, a crooked senator, a jealous mother, and someone who's determined to shut down his search for good.

    Jim says: "Funny, Intriguing, and Engaging"
    "disappointing"
    Overall

    not nearly as good as some of his more recent work.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Good in Bed

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By Jennifer Weiner
    • Narrated By Paula Cale
    Overall
    (471)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (85)

    The day Cannie Shapiro, a savvy, intelligent, plus-sized pop culture reporter, opens up a national women's magazine to find out that her ex-boyfriend has been chronicling their ex-sex life is the day her life changes forever. Good in Bed celebrates the courage of the human spirit and introduces you to a heroine you'll never forget.

    T. Freeman says: "A Genuine Surprise"
    "fun read"
    Overall

    holds interest well enough

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Love Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Gish Jen
    • Narrated By Linda Stephens, Ken Leung, Nancy Wu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Critically acclaimed author Gish Jen is a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee and the person John Updike proclaimed as the young novelist most likely to become his successor. In The Love Wife, Jen poignantly explores the explosive dynamics of a mixed-race modern family.

    Cynthia says: "really special book"
    "Five star"
    Overall

    the kind of literature you want to read--to see the words in print on the page.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • No Safe Place

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Richard North Patterson
    • Narrated By Alexander Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    When it comes to presidential campaigns, fiction can be more thrilling than truth. Such is the case in the extraordinary story of high-stakes presidential politics told in Richard North Patterson's No Safe Place. Browse more Patterson.

    Snoodely says: "If Only It Had Happened That Way ..."
    "political rhetoric"
    Overall

    i've heard all these speeches already. perhaps the abridged is better.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Hide

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1114)
    Performance
    (572)
    Story
    (583)

    It was a case that haunts Bobby Dodge to this day - the case that nearly killed him and changed his life forever. Now, the gruesome discovery of six mummified corpses resurrects his worst nightmare: the return of a killer he thought dead and buried.

    Amazon Customer says: "Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    "good"
    Overall

    liked it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fetish

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Tara Moss
    • Narrated By Tara Moss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    In her quest to uncover the truth behind her friend's death, Mak falls headlong into a deadly game of cat and mouse, unaware she has become the obsession of a sadistic psychopath. She is driven into a corner, an evil place where she must suspect everyone and everything.

    Angie says: "Bad narration"
    "Kept my interest"
    Overall

    Not a really great listen, but it kept my interest.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Silent Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Richard North Patterson
    • Narrated By T.J. Edwards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (356)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (78)

    When seventeen-year-old Tony Lord was accused of the murder of Alison Taylor, his friends turned against him. Now he is a San Francisco lawyer dedicated to the defense of his clients, but his new client is one of those fair-weather friends...and he is suspected of murdering of a female student. Tony must confront not only the fear that his friend is a murderer, but the buried truths that underlie Alison's death so long ago.

    Linda says: "Caught me by surprise...."
    "great listen"
    Overall

    highly recommended.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Lisa Unger
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (419)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (136)

    If Ridley Jones had slept 10 minutes later or had taken the subway instead of waiting for a cab, she would still be living the beautiful lie she used to call her life. She would still be the privileged daughter of a doting father and a loving mother. Her life would still be perfect, with only the tiny cracks of an angry junkie for a brother and a charming drunk with shady underworld connections for an uncle to mar the otherwise flawless whole.

    Linda Ann Howson says: "Give it a chance"
    "really great listen"
    Overall

    loved the voice--both of the author and the narator. fully engaging.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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