Virginia | Member Since 2005
I first heard about the Best Friends organization when they were involved with the rescues after Hurricane Katrina. I am so glad I found this book and learned about the organization--it's beginnings, goals, and many, many successes. It is a fairly old book, but I have visited their website to catch up with their progress, and was glad to see they have grown and fulfilled many of their dreams since the book ended. I have a huge soft spot for all animals, and Best Friends is an organization to be admired for all the good they have done, and will continue to do on behalf of animals. This book is very interesting, well written and narrated very well. Side note--the book does not focus on tragedies or the sadder aspects of rescuing and helping animals--it is very uplifting. I guess the best praise would be that I bought five hard copies of this book to be able to share with some of my fellow animal-loving friends!!
This is a tug-at-your-heart, feel-good story if there ever was one!
Bob the cat enters James' life as he is trying to recover from several bad years, including drug addiction and homelessness. Bob essentially gives James a reason to live and move forward, and not slide back into his old life. That is the power of the animals in our lives--
You root for this pair throughout the book, and hope they continue to thrive. And I see there is a second book out in which their story continues--I will definitely listen to that one soon!!
The Rosie Project is a great choice for your next listen--
First, let me say I could listen to an Aussie accent all day, so I really enjoyed this book in audio format! But the story was well worth the several hours invested. It was fun and quirky, well written and very entertaining. An overall win-win in my book!!
I only had a casual knowledge of Jim Henson--I associated him with Big Bird, Cookie Monster and Sesame Street, and Kermit, Miss Piggy and The Muppet Show characters. I now have a deep understanding and appreciation for this incredibly talented man.
This book is very well researched and written. There is the same amount of care and detail spent on lesser known projects and events in Mr. Henson's life as there is on how the Sesame Street Muppets came to be. And it was all very interesting. The narrator was excellent as well--sounding very much like Jim Henson and Frank Oz when he was reading direct quotes.
Jim Henson was a very creative and talented man, who worked very hard and continued to pursue his dream of entertaining people of all ages. He accomplished a lot--a lot more than I ever imagined--before his life was tragically cut short. This is a wonderful way to peek inside his world--Enjoy!!
Admittedly, I had trouble staying with this book--I almost gave it up several times. Since it is written in the first person by a teenager with Asperger's Syndrome, there were a lot of ramblings--some on-topic, and a lot off-topic. That's where I had trouble hanging on.
The story is clever and unique--different from anything else I have read. And this book is well written and very well narrated. It clearly brings an awareness to this syndrome and how people deal with its effects.
It's hard to explain why I didn't especially enjoy it. I understand the ramblings and the math stats (which actually fascinated me--but I'm geeky like that!) are because the main character was who he was, but my mind was wandering constantly. I was pulled back in when he returned to the story. I guess the bottom line is, this book did not keep me engaged and entertained--sadly.
Alas, Babylon is a wonderful book. It is post-apocalyptic, but not horrific in any way. It is a simple story of survival, with the characters using wit, common sense and creativity to survive on their own. Will Patton was a perfect choice for the narrator, and he did a great job.
I was truly shocked to find that this book was published in 1959!! It seemed too modern and timely (minus the digital gadgets of today)!
I highly recommend this audiobook--you will not be disappointed!!
There is always the concern that a book you're looking forward to reading/listening to just won't live up to your expectations. When I decided to continue this series when heading to the gym, I was hoping it would keep me entertained for seventy long, boring walking laps around the track. Not to worry--Danny Boyle and John Ceepak to the rescue!
This is a light mystery, but very well written with some humorous, contrasting characters. The narrator, young Danny Boyle, has a lot to learn about police work--and life. And the hero of the series, John Ceepak, is a returning veteran, who lives by a code that is sadly disappearing in today's world. Crimes are solved, lessons are learned, and order is restored to Sea Haven!
Mad Mouse's narrator, Jeff Woodman, does a wonderful job bringing these characters to life. I was happy to see he is the one and only narrator for this series. I'm already looking forward to installment #3--
Like I need another series to follow!!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book--and the narrator is excellent!! The story is of the light mystery genre--one of my favorites, and is very well written. The second book in the series is already in my Wish List--
If you're looking for an entertaining listen, look no further . . .
I was hesitant to buy this book since I had mixed feelings about Silver Linings Playbook. But I did buy it, and am very glad I did!!
This is a beautifully written story, and perfectly narrated. It is a young adult story, but still thoroughly enjoyable for adults (and I am old!!). I looked forward to returning each time I left it behind.
Do yourself a favor and don't pass on this book--it is worth every penny (or credit!), and you will not be sorry!!
I bought this book because I adored the author's previous non-fiction book Homer's Odyssey. I wasn't sure I would enjoy the story of Love Saves the Day, but it turned out to be totally delightful!
At first, the story from Prudence's perspective (the cat) grew a little tiring. However, a bit into the story, the chapters began alternating between three different perspectives, and that was a perfect way for it to progress. On the surface, this book seems to be the story of Prudence the cat, but it is truly a sweet story about relationships--mother/daughter, husband/wife, and yes, Prudence and her people.
The story was very well written and narrated well too--definitely worthy of one's time and credit. I hope she continues writing--I'm looking forward to more books from Gwen Cooper!
This is my go-to series when I don't know what I want to listen to--I just love it!! I'm trying not to devour them all at one time--I want to make them last, just like my mother used to tell me to do with special treats (of course I thought she was being totally unreasonable at the time!) way back when---
This book in the Walt Longmire series was different from the series so far--it was set in Philadelphia instead of Wyoming. Unique--and very interesting! And the supporting characters were all different--well, related but different!! And as always, George Guidall was the perfect narrator.
I highly recommend this book, and all the books in this series. It is currently my very favorite series in my ever-growing audio library--
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