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Sandy

Orlando, FL | Member Since 2012

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  • Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Stephen E. Ambrose
    • Narrated By Tim Jerome
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (400)
    Performance
    (360)
    Story
    (366)

    Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to D-Day and victory, Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company, which kept getting the tough assignments. Easy Company was responsible for everything from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. Band of Brothers is the account of the men of this remarkable unit.

    Christopher says: "Greatest Generation"
    "This is my husband's review.. FANTASTIC HEROISM"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Band of Brothers to be better than the print version?

    It's the best WWII story ever told. These men are true hero's. Lt. Winters is my hero.
    I couldn't put it down.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mind Tryst

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Christina Traister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (224)

    Still reeling from her young son's death, Jackie Sheppard retreats to a small town in the Colorado Rockies. Comforted that no one knows of her tragic past, she's thrilled to take a job at a family law firm, where she meets Tom, the local carpenter. Jackie's distrust of others hinders their relationship, but they slowly build a budding romance. However, as she begins to settle into her new life, disturbing things start happening to Jackie...

    Kim says: "Not Your Normal Robyn Carr Book!"
    "It was way too long and drawn out"
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    I love Robyn Carr and I am used to her books from Virgin River, Thunder Point etc that keep your interest and none of them seem drawn out. I was hoping I would like this one, but did not. The story kept moving slow as it took forever to find bits and pieces about Sam. Did not hold my interest and had to fast forward several times. I got to the last 2 hours and listened and it got better but it shouldn't have taken so long.
    The WORST part was Christina Traister's male voices. It was chalk on a blackboard. She is a good narrator but don't make the male voice sound like a 90 year old man on his deathbed. Awful. Maybe get this on sale or a free credit. Some might like it if you they are bored.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Auschwitz Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (735)
    Performance
    (665)
    Story
    (669)

    A terrible darkness has fallen upon Jacob Weisz’s beloved Germany. The Nazi regime, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, has surged to power and now hold Germany by the throat. All non-Aryans - especially Jews like Jacob and his family - are treated like dogs. When tragedy strikes during one terrible night of violence, Jacob flees and joins rebel forces working to undermine the regime. But after a raid goes horribly wrong, Jacob finds himself in a living nightmare - trapped in a crowded, stinking car on the train to the Auschwitz death camp.

    DebaDeb says: "Amazing, horrifying, and heartwarming!"
    "FANTASTIC!!"
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    I don't usually get into WWII Books. But this one was so well written and the Narration by Chistopher Lane was wonderful. It was one of those books where you just couldn't wait to get back to it. From Beginning to end this listen was fantastic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Next Time You See Me

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Holly Goddard Jones
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (253)
    Performance
    (221)
    Story
    (221)

    Thirteen-year-old Emily Houchens doesn’t have many friends; her classmates find her strange. When one day she happens upon a dead body hidden in the woods near her house in Roma, Kentucky, she decides not to tell anyone about her discovery - a choice that begins to haunt her. Susanna Mitchell has always been a good girl, the dutiful daughter and wife. While her older sister, Ronnie, trolled bars for men and came home late, Susanna kept a neat house, a respectable job, and a young daughter.

    Tango says: "Fascinating Characters - Great Book!"
    "Just wasn't there..."
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    This book had a lot of potential. First the Narrator ruined it since her southern accent was long and drawn out and over acted. I got past that and started to like the story, but some of the storylines just leave you empty. Didn't finish out on some of them. I could have given this one more stars. Butt,, the ending really was horrible. The who dunnit, left you "shaking your head" and it just didn't fit at all.
    Not worth the credit or on sale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Storyteller

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3395)
    Performance
    (2962)
    Story
    (2977)

    Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

    Suzn F says: "The Baker, The Nun, The Virgin and The Monster"
    "Narration was the best and made the story!!"
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    This was a hard one to get into. I almost returned it as this story and how it jumped around so much from stories almost lost me. It grabbed me when the Grandmother started telling her story and then I was hooked. Fantastic narration and just grabbed you with her heart breaking saga of being in a concentration camp as a young girl and how she survived. The ending just kept getting better as it all came together. I'm still not thrilled with how this author threw in a few chapters of who is this and how does this connect with the story, but at the end you find out. It's a great 4 star book with a 5 star narration from this group. WOW!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maybe Someday

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Colleen Hoover
    • Narrated By Zachary Webber, Angela Goethals
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (462)
    Performance
    (428)
    Story
    (430)

    At 22 years old, Sydney has a great life: She’s in college; working a steady job; in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter; and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter's cheating on her - and she is left trying to decide what to do next. Sydney becomes captivated by Ridge, her mysterious neighbor. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to his playing his guitar every day out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either.

    Melissa Bee says: ""Listening" with Your Heart"
    "This Book was so well written but then...."
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    The story was very unusual and gripping. The narration by both people was amazing. Zachary Webber was really great and I'll look up others that he narrated now. It sucked you in and I just loved reading about how Sidney and Ridge's relationship became so personal and deep. BUT,, as I got towards the end of the story, there was an hour that was dragging and got way too deep into the heatbeats, breathing, sighs, etc. It had me until that part. I loved how Coleen Hoover wrote the majority of this story, but this part almost ruined it. The ending was much better and it moved on. It's worth a listen and a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Charade: The Games, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Nyrae Dawn
    • Narrated By Macy Sterling
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (159)

    Nineteen-year-old Cheyenne tries to portray the perfect life to mask the memories of her past. Walking in on her boyfriend with another woman her freshman year in college threatens that picture of perfection. Twenty-one-year-old Colt never wanted college and never expected to amount to anything, but when his mom's dying wish is for him to get his degree, he has no choice but to pretend it's what he wants too. Cheyenne needs a fake boyfriend to get back at her ex and Colt needs cash to take care of his mom, so they strike a deal that helps them both. But what if Cheyenne’s past isn’t what she thought?

    Jordy says: "A Complete Suprise"
    "Good Story, A little over the top though"
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    I liked the storyline, but a lot of it was a bit too over the top and at times I caught myself shaking my head thinking,, No way. Not believable. The Narrator exaggerated the characters way too much. She over acted I guess is a good way to put it. It would be much better to read this yourself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shelter Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    Overall
    (1244)
    Performance
    (835)
    Story
    (833)

    Marine veteran John "Preacher" Middleton intimidates just about everyone who walks into his bar. But when an abused young mother comes in, seeking protection from her ex-husband, Preacher promises to become her guardian - and maybe something more.

    Judy says: "These books are fantastic!"
    "The Virgin River Series has me so hooked!!"
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    This story had me in tears and laughing all in one. I was so happy to finally see Preacher fall in love. The romance between them was so sweet and touching. I loved the way he protected her along with the rest of the town. You will be hooked with this one too.
    I will listen to the entire Virgin River Series. Can't wait for the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Longest Ride

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1186)
    Performance
    (1047)
    Story
    (1064)

    91 year-old Ira Levinson is kept concious after a car wreck by visions of his late wife, Ruth, who recounts stories of their lifetime together. A few miles away, at a local rodeo, Sophia Danko, a senior at Wake Forest, meets a young cowboy named Luke. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

    Kenneth says: "All Time Best!!!"
    "I LOVED THIS BOOK!!"
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    I have not listened to any of Nicholas Sparks books before. I will purchase another one if they are anything like this one. I was sucked into the story with every fiber. The relationship between Sophia and Luke, from beginning to end, was so sweet and I loved Luke's personality. January LaVoy made him so sexy with her narration and did such a great job with Sophia also.
    The other part of this story narrated by Ron McLarty was so sweet and well done.
    The two lives of these people and how they came together was one of those "on the edge of your seat and can't stop listening." I thought I knew but then it just got better and more surprising at the end. The ending was Fantastic!! So well done. LOVED THIS ONE!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Up to Me: The Bad Boys, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By M. Leighton
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd, Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (457)
    Performance
    (418)
    Story
    (420)

    For Olivia, romantic bliss has never felt as right as it does with Cash. Unpredictable, except when it comes to satisfying her desires, Cash has a well-earned "bad boy" reputation, but he’s turning his life around with the one woman who accepts him for who he is. Until strangers from the past turn Olivia and Cash’s world upside down. What they want is something only Cash can give them. And if he doesn’t deliver, then they’re taking the one thing that Cash values the most. Olivia always knew that in falling for Cash she was likely to get burned. But this new threat is beyond anything she imagined....

    Jordy says: "An interesting twist"
    "SO SO Story, but very HOT!!"
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    I liked the first book of this Series. The story was very good and this author knows how to write a Sex scene. I love to listen to anything Kate Rudd narrates. Benjamin Darcie is ok but he needs to stay away from doing accents.
    I wasn't crazy about this second episode. It just didn't seem to be very exciting or draw you in. I don't think I'll purchase the 3rd one in this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Virgin River

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1665)
    Performance
    (1152)
    Story
    (1169)

    Recently widowed, grieving Los Angeles midwife/nurse Melinda Monroe answers a small upstate town's ad for help. Nestled amongst California's giant redwoods, quaint Virgin River is host to many quirky characters - including bar owner Jack Sheridan, who may be just the man to make Melinda smile again.

    Houston mom says: "Great author if you like Nora Roberts!"
    "On my way to listen to all 17 Virgin River Books"
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    This series of books are so easy to listen too and really just takes you away, which I think that's Robyn Carr's purpose. This story of Mel and Jack is so sweet. As Therese Plummer narrates this, which she is one of the best at all the voices and characters, you feel the heartache, emotions and the love in this story. I love this series and look forward to listening to all 17 books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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