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Samantha

Merrill, OR, United States

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  • The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (3339)
    Performance
    (2367)
    Story
    (2371)

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    karen says: "Best audiobook of the year!"
    "Amazing Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book is well written and obviously well researched. The characters are engaging and interesting, whether you end up like them or not. At times it was a little brutal and graphic and you start to wonder if anything good will ever happen to the characters, but it is well worth sticking with. I love a novel that is both a good story and a learning opportunity and this book is both. Humphrey Bower does one of the best narrations I have ever heard and I have listened to over a hundred Audible books. Highly recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fool: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2185)
    Performance
    (998)
    Story
    (1015)

    Pocket has been Lear's cherished fool for years. So naturally Pocket is at his brainless, elderly liege's side when Lear demands that his kids swear to him their undying love and devotion. Of course Goneril and Regan are only too happy to brownnose Dad. But Cordelia believes that her father's request is kind of...well...stupid, and her blunt honesty ends up costing her her rightful share of the kingdom and earns her a banishment to boot.

    Michael says: "Mr Moore does it again."
    "Funniest thing I've listened to in a long time!"
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    Where does Fool rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the best, but I'm a huge Christopher Moore fan.


    What other book might you compare Fool to and why?

    Sacre Bleu


    What does Euan Morton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A variety of voices, perfect accents and timing. He's as brilliant as the Moore.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't drink coffee and listen. You will end up shooting it through your nose laughing as some point.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hearts of Horses: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Molly Gloss
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (34)

    The irresistible tale of 19-year-old Martha Lessen, a female horse whisperer trying to make a go of it in a man's world. It was thought that the only way to break a horse was to buck the wild out of it, and broken ribs and tough falls just went with the job. But over several long, hard winter months, many of the townsfolk in this remote county of eastern Oregon witness Martha's way of talking in low, sweet tones to horses believed beyond repair---and getting miraculous, almost immediate results.

    Julie W. Capell says: "Simple, Honest, Wonderful"
    "If you love horses, you will love this book."
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    What did you love best about The Hearts of Horses?

    I'm a 'horsey' person, so I found the details and facts regarding the horses to be both accurate and informative. The whole story is filled with wonderful characters that you come to know and like.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story has a gentle, quiet quality about it makes listening to it a pleasure.


    Which character – as performed by Renée Raudman – was your favorite?

    Martha, the main character.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Hearts of Horses and why?

    Martha again. She is an old soul in a young body and I loved her connection with the horses and her simplicity.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Best Laid Plans

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Lynn Schnurnberger
    • Narrated By Coleen Marlo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    When Tru's best friend, Sienna Post, loses her position as an anchor on the local nightly news, the two hatch a profitable if illegal plan: They'll open an escort service with "working girls" all over the age of 40. By turns touching and laugh-out-loud funny, this is a must-read for every woman who knows it's never to late to make a fresh start.

    Retired Reader Gal says: "Ugh!"
    "Don't waste a credit."
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    What disappointed you about The Best Laid Plans?

    Poorly written. Unrealistic. Dull and predicatable.


    What was most disappointing about Lynn Schnurnberger’s story?

    This story never really went anywhere.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Her male voices weren't very good.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Best Laid Plans?

    All of it......sorry.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dirty Job

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4214)
    Performance
    (1500)
    Story
    (1516)

    People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

    colleen says: "I loved it!"
    "I loved everything about this book!"
    Overall

    This book is to funniest book I've ever listened too (and I've listened to a lot!) and I am now a die hard Christopher Moore fan. More than once I embarrassed myself in public by laughing and snorting out loud while listening on my ipod.

    It's also not a great idea to drive, drink coffee and listen to this book because it will make coffee shoot out of your nose while you're trying not to choke from laughter.

    Seriously, I loved this book, the characters, the narration, and the story. It was fantastic!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Raising Children for Fun and Profit

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jill Conner Browne
    • Narrated By Jill Conner Browne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Raising Children for Fun and Profit is a hilarious (though not scientifically tested) wink at the time-honored mysteries of parenting. For anybody who has ever had a kid or has ever known one, knows that the experience is neither fun nor profitable - so, you might as well laugh!

    Samantha says: "Loved it!"
    "Loved it!"
    Overall

    I waited a long time for this book to become available on Audible, and it was well worth the wait. If you loved the other SPQ books, you won't be disappointed. If you're a Mom, you will appreciate the wit and insight of this amazing woman.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Time Traveler's Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Audrey Niffenegger
    • Narrated By William Hope, Laurel Lefkow
    Overall
    (862)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (175)

    This extraordinary, magical novel is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, a librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36, and were married when Clare was 22 and Henry 30. Impossible but true, because Henry has Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity in his past, present, and future.

    Lucy says: "Worth trying to sort it out"
    "Well Worth the listen!!!"
    Overall

    Loved it, Loved it, Loved it!!! Well written, well narrated, beautifully told. I've recommended this book to everyone I know.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Skinny Dip

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    Overall
    (2369)
    Performance
    (612)
    Story
    (623)

    When Chaz Perron's wife discovers that he is running a scam (posing as a marine biologist to doctor water samples so that an agribusiness tycoon can continue illegally dumping fertilizer into the Everglades), he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner. Unlucky for Chaz, Joey survives clutching a bale of Jamaican pot. Rescued from the Atlantic by a former police officer, Mick Stranahan, she decides not to report him but instead haunt and taunt him, with Mick's help, by playing dead.

    Phillip says: "Summer's Best Read"
    "Very Well Done, Start to Finish"
    Overall

    This book is one of those easy listens that keeps you laughing and intersted all the way through. It's a funny enough story on its own, but the narration takes it right to the top. If they gave out Oscars for narration, he would win. The weird 'quirks' of the characters and situations make it humorous (in a twisted kind of way) that I found hilarous. If you only need one good reason to listen to this book, here it is....Tool. Trust me, once you get there, you'll realize that he is the true gem of this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jill Conner Browne
    • Narrated By Jill Conner Browne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (294)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (84)

    To know the Sweet Potato Queens is to love them, and if you haven't heard about them yet, you will. Their royal ringleader, Jill Conner Browne, introduces the Queens to the world with this sly, hilarious manifesto about love, life, men, and the importance of being prepared. For more wit and wisdom, don't miss The Sweet Potato Queens' Big-Ass Audiobook and Financial Planner.

    Linda says: "Forget the Ya-Ya Sisterhood"
    "One of the Best Ever"
    Overall

    Any woman over the age of 30 will love this book! It is funny, informative and will become one of your favorites. I never listen to a book more than once, but I replay all my SPQ books over and over. It's like getting together with your best friend over a pitcher of margariatas!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Horse

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By Beth McDonald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (386)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (91)

    Tami Hoag, author of Dust to Dust, returns with "a definite winner," says Booklist. In a trailer in a Florida swamp, time is running out for Erin Seabright. A pawn in a kidnapper's terrifying game for a ransom no one can pay, her last hope is a washed-up ex-cop who has already lost it all - not once, but twice.

    Robert says: "Wow!"
    "Brilliant!"
    Overall

    This is one of the best books I've ever 'read'. The narrator is fantastic and the story will keep your attention! The horsey details are very accurate and the characters are perfectly nasty! A book/horse nuts perfect read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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