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Karen

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | Member Since 2009

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  • 319 titles in library
  • 26 purchased in 2014
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  • God Said,'Ha!'

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 48 mins)
    • By Julia Sweeney
    • Narrated By Julia Sweeney
    Overall
    (266)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (106)

    In one year Julia Sweeney got a divorce (amicable), bought a small bungalow in Hollywood, and looked forward to a life that said, "Here dwells a happily single young woman!" But then the axe fell. Her younger brother, Mike, was diagnosed with terminal cancer and moved in with her. Her parents came to be with Mike and moved in with her, too. Julia was now on seriously intimate terms with the people she had spent half a lifetime growing up away from.

    Haley says: "Resonated Big Time"
    "Terrible Quality Recording-but darkly funny"
    Overall

    There are long empty spaces on this recording. The speaker is not pausing, there are at least half a dozen blank spots on the recording, no background sound. Weird. The the story is pretty good and very funny at times if you like dark humor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Life of Elizabeth I

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (314)
    Performance
    (275)
    Story
    (272)

    The New York Times best-selling author of The Six Wives of Henry VIII and The War of the Roses, historian Alison Weir crafts fascinating portraits of England’s infamous House of Tudor line. Here Weir focuses on Elizabeth I, also known as the Virgin Queen, who ascended to the throne at age 25 and never married, yet ruled for 44 years and steered England into its Golden Age.

    Amazon Customer says: "Inside the politics of Elizabeth I"
    "Who knew history could be interesting!"
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    Performance
    Story

    This is a very detailed account of Elizabeth the first's reign. The really great thing about this book is that Elizabeth's life is presented by her achievements but also her personal habits, her everyday routine, and plenty of stories of her long courtships that leave the listener to draw their own conclusions why she never married. She led a charmed life in many ways but she had more hardships than most people may realise. Elizabeth was a strong willed woman, highly intellectual, funny, practical, responsible and very human. I'm proud to have Elizabeth as my middle name. She was a woman way ahead of her time. She changed England for the better. I enjoyed this book very much and would recommend it to anyone curious about this amazing woman.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (6623)
    Performance
    (6024)
    Story
    (6031)

    After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: his sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

    Tracey says: "Unbelievable debut mystery set in London"
    "Characters You Remember"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I enjoyed this book-great mystery but it was the characters who made a lasting impression. I actually miss the two main characters. I would love it if a new mystery came out with these characters. I very much enjoyed this book, its use of language and the way the characters almost reached out and touched me. I highly recommended this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34896)
    Performance
    (25969)
    Story
    (26336)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "What an imagination!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Exhilarating, fascinating -left me wanting more! Their world in this book is so foreign to the reader you don’t know what to expect. The main characters are engaging and you care about them right from the start. I would recommend this book to anyone of any age looking for an adventure (except this book is not for the very young). I’ve never done this before; I bought the second book in the series before I was even finished listening to this one; its that good!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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