Virginia | Member Since 2005
I thoroughly enjoyed this little book--the story was simple, but very well written. And the narration was excellent. It's a short one, but well worth the listen!
I was a huge fan of the M*A*S*H TV show--it still ranks as probably one of my top three favorite shows of all time. The book that started it all was as good as I hoped it would be!
I tried very hard not to expect the TV show, because I knew I would be disappointed. But this book did not disappoint--it was very entertaining. It had the kooky and quirky characters, doing whatever it took to stay sane, and alive, in the middle of a war. The sense of humor was dry and sharp. It did seem to be a series of vignettes instead of a complete novel, but that did not keep me from enjoying the book overall.
The narrator of the audiobook was wonderful--his voice and style of narration was perfect for this book. I have no complaints--loved it and highly recommend to others--
Dragging myself to the gym, I was trying to decide what to listen to. Scrolling through my library, I immediately jumped on Whack-A-Mole--the third book in the John Ceepak series. I am trying to slowly savor this series, since there are only eight books in it to date. But it was exactly what I needed to get moving--
I love this series--it falls into the light mystery genre, although this installment was a little heavier than previous ones. It is a very well-written book/series, with likable characters, a cute sense of humor, and of course, police cases to solve.
I cannot rave enough about the narrator. Jeff Woodman is a man of many, many talents. He has distinct and individual voices for all characters, and does a fabulous job with each. I have also listened to other audiobooks that he has narrated since discovering this series, and I have triple-checked the description--not believing it is the same narrator! He is great!!
In the mood for an entertaining mystery? Pick up this, or any of the author's John Ceepak mysteries--they do not disappoint!
The Husband's Secret was an interesting novel. The story was very good--progressed well and ended in a satisfying way. It did make me think--what would I do in the situations presented?
But it was an entertaining listen. I enjoyed the story--it had light, funny moments, and the narrator was very good as well. I'm glad I listened to it, and will recommend to others.
This was a pleasant surprise! It is a quick, well written novel of a gentleman with Asperger's syndrome. You get to peek into his life for a mere 25 days, but Edward's evolution throughout is satisfying. I enjoyed the story--it progressed well, with a few twists along the way!
The narrator is perfect for this story--at times, I really thought he was Edward! This book is quirky, tender, sad, and laugh-out-loud funny--I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it to others.
**and I've already set up my "complaint" file--it seems like the perfect stress therapy to me!!**
I read Lone Survivor a few years ago--and LOVED it!! I saw the movie the first weekend it was out--and LOVED it!! And now I have listened to the book since Audible has released it in unabridged form--and also LOVED it. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about any version of this story.
Read it, see it, listen to it--your choice. But I highly recommend Marcus Luttrell's story of his experience as the lone survivor in a military op gone horribly wrong in 2005 in the mountains of Afghanistan. You will not be sorry--
I was immediately drawn to the idea of this book, however I assumed the guests and dinners would be more formal and maybe out of reach for the average family. I was delighted to find it was just the opposite!
This story was down to earth and inspiring. What a wonderful idea for any family--not just a military family with a parent on deployment. The dinners were more than just inviting a local politician or dignitary to a family meal--there was also a visit to a food bank, trying rock climbing for the first time, a trip to the zoo, assisting an elderly neighbor, and a picnic with the whole little league team and their families!
The author, Sarah Smiley, narrated her story and did a very good job--another aspect that kept the story very real. And the oldest child narrated the Epilogue and that was a sweet way to end the book. Overall, "Dinner with the Smileys" was a very enjoyable listen, and a wonderful way to teach children some important life lessons!
This was a very good story, but in my opinion, the narration was exceptional and made the book. The story unfolds from the perspectives of the two main characters, both narrated individually. You live through their tragedies and triumphs, the whole time willing them back to a life together. It has some very sad moments, but considering the setting, it could have been much worse.
My one very small issue with the storyline is one side of the story seemed rushed at the end--I would loved to have had more of the story filled in before it ended. But that does not keep me from rating it highly and recommending the book--especially this audio version.
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!!
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