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Jacquelyn

colebrook, NH, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Stephen Chbosky
    • Narrated By Noah Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2216)
    Performance
    (2015)
    Story
    (2036)

    Most people think 15-year-old Charlie is a freak. But then seniors Patrick and his beautiful stepsister Sam take Charlie under their wings and introduce him to their eclectic, open-minded, hard-partying friends. It is from these older kids that Charlie learns to live and love.

    FanB14 says: "Intelligent, Absorbing Coming of Age Story"
    "Teen Drama"
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    Where does The Perks of Being a Wallflower rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    2nd favorite out of five.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Perks of Being a Wallflower?

    Charlie catching the boys in the closet.


    What about Noah Galvin’s performance did you like?

    He sounded like I would assume charlie would.


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

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was a lot like high school. It brought back a lot of memories and feelings from those years. I cried, I laughed, I showed emotion.

    1 of 2 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
    (4336)
    Performance
    (1610)
    Story
    (1621)

    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!"
    "Death has a baby."
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    What made the experience of listening to A Dirty Job the most enjoyable?

    Christopher Moore's writing styke.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The crazy homeless people Moore puts in his books.


    Which character – as performed by Fisher Stevens – was your favorite?

    Death


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

    Many parts made me laugh.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By John Gray
    • Narrated By John Gray
    Overall
    (708)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (314)

    Why is it so difficult for men and women to get along? In this phenomenally popular and effective work, Dr. John Gray illustrates how differences in communication styles, behavior, and emotional needs can drive the two sexes apart, and offers ways to help keep them together.

    Lenna says: "May I suggest..."
    "I don't think I'll ever finish this"
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    What would have made Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus better?

    If they did repeat the same thing over and over again in a monotonous voice.


    Has Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus turned you off from other books in this genre?

    It was very dull.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It was very monotonous.


    What character would you cut from Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus?

    There were characters?


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

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Nicole Krauss
    • Narrated By George Guidall, Barbara Caruso, Julia Gibson, and others
    Overall
    (1023)
    Performance
    (365)
    Story
    (379)

    Nicole Krauss' first novel, Man Walks Into a Room, was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and her short fiction has been collected in Best American Short Stories. Now The History of Love proves Krauss is among our finest and freshest literary voices.

    Kathryn Lunetta says: "Beautiful story, beautifully written."
    "One of my all time favorites"
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    What did you love best about The History of Love?

    I loved this book when i read it a couple years ago. It's a nontraditional love story through the lives of many.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bird for making the ending happen.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    I like that more than one voice was used.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me both laugh and cry and want to read it yet again.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Susan Bennett
    Overall
    (2476)
    Performance
    (1296)
    Story
    (1323)

    A striking red-head, 20-something Jody is attacked and transformed into a vampire while walking home one night in downtown San Francisco. Befriending 19-year-old Tommy, Jody tries to understand her new undead life, but trouble finds her when the cops start suspecting Tommy of being a local bloodsucking serial killer.

    SHEILA says: "Bloodsucking FUN!"
    "Christopher Moore is a funny man"
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    Where does Bloodsucking Fiends rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Third. Christopher Moore is hilarious, but the female character was too needy for me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The emporer. I love eccentric crazy homeless folk.


    Which character – as performed by Susan Bennett – was your favorite?

    The emporer.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was long so probably not.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Matthew Quick
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1924)
    Performance
    (1741)
    Story
    (1745)

    During his years in a neural-health facility, Pat Peoples has formulated a theory about silver linings. He believes that his life is a movie produced by God, that his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and that if he succeeds, his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. When Pat goes to live with his parents, everything seems changed: no one will talk to him about Nikki, and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as a form of therapy.

    FanB14 says: "Eagles Victory"
    "I was looking for a silver lining"
    Overall
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    What did you love best about The Silver Linings Playbook?

    How dedicated Pats mom was to his recovery.


    If you’ve listened to books by Matthew Quick before, how does this one compare?

    I haven't


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

    He allows me to hear the monotonous tone of a depressed person going through the motions.


    If you could rename The Silver Linings Playbook, what would you call it?

    Nikki come back.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was rather depressing.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated By Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Robert Petkoff, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4623)
    Performance
    (2092)
    Story
    (2080)

    To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, but what she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

    Kathleen says: "A truly memorable read"
    "Heart breakingly good"
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    What made the experience of listening to Room the most enjoyable?

    The narrator wasperfect!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ma because she did all that she could to make life better for Jack.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when Jack realizes how small Room is.


    Who was the most memorable character of Room and why?

    Jack, because of his experiences you can never forget him.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Garth Stein
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5887)
    Performance
    (3806)
    Story
    (3820)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you’ve ever loved a dog - or even patted a dog - this book, told from the perspective of man’s best friend, will tug at your heartstrings...and won’t let go until long after Welch performs the last word. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master.

    FanB14 says: "Artful Surprise"
    "Good read"
    Overall
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    Where does The Art of Racing in the Rain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've only listened to probably a handful of books so far and this is my number one.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Art of Racing in the Rain?

    When Enzo described his night with the zebra.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The last scene of the book, when they met the boy.


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

    The last scene of the book, when they met the boy.


    Any additional comments?

    The book was a great book, it made you laugh and cry and just feel good. I wish I had read the book so that I would have been with the characters longer. I listened to the book in two days driving a 3.5 hours each day. If I had read the book I think I may have felt more for the characters. Overall, it was a great listen and made my commute that much shorter!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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