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  • The Valentine Wedding Dress

    • UNABRIDGED (38 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Elenna Stauffer
    Overall
    (582)
    Performance
    (434)
    Story
    (437)

    Drawn to an old trunk in the attic, Lara Calhoun is unable to resist finding out what treasure her late, beloved mother had kept hidden away for all these years. Her unexpected discovery soon turns her world upside down and makes her second-guess everything she's ever believed about her mother and about love. Will it lead her straight into Dave Lafferty's arms, or make her turn away from the love of a lifetime?

    Irma says: "The Valentine Wedding Dress"
    "Predictable"
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    I chose this selection because I generally like the short story form and it was free. I wasn't expecting a formula romance, and I'm not a big fan of romance stories. If I had been buying it, I might have noticed that it was published by Harlequin and known it wasn't my type of story.
    The performance was fine and the story had a reasonable set up but patent and predictable. I thought it lacked depth and the little bit of intrigue didn't really go far enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By David Rock
    • Narrated By Bob Walter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1693)
    Performance
    (1263)
    Story
    (1241)

    Meet Emily and Paul: The parents of two young children, Emily is the newly promoted VP of marketing at a large corporation while Paul works from home or from clients' offices as an independent IT consultant. Their lives, like all of ours, are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, yet more emails, meetings, projects, proposals, and plans. Just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task.

    Lindblad says: "An amazing insight to the brain"
    "Helpful information presented in a memorable way"
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    I listened to this book off and on and ended up listening to a lot of the book more than once. I found it enlightening to have a scientific reason for behavior most of us have experienced. Even though the format of the book and/or the narration is a little hokey, I gain so much from listening that it didn't bother me and maybe even helped me remember it better.
    My reason for finally reviewing this book that I listened to over a year ago, is that I so frequently find myself telling others about this book, what I learned from it and how it helped me manage my employees and even improve our training methods.
    Worth listening to in my opinion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28562)
    Performance
    (15087)
    Story
    (15137)

    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!"
    "Thoroughly enjoyable"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Help to be better than the print version?

    Not having read the book, I can't compare audio to print but I really enjoyed the audio. The reader's voices brought so much depth of character. It was engrossing. And - I haven't seen the movie.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Abilene was my favorite. I suppose because she was the main thread of the story but I loved her outlook on life and how she faced everything with thoughtfulness and courage.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was the first time I had listened to these narrators


    Any additional comments?

    It was serendipitous that my daughter and I listened to this while driving from Colorado to Georgia. It wasn't intentional to connect the South and the book but it was a little funny to be listening to all those Southern voices in the book and then begin to hear them all around us. I felt like I was stepping into the book; not by actions or behavior of anyone, but by the melodic voices around us.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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