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Monique

Randallstown, MD, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Me Before You: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4142)
    Performance
    (3720)
    Story
    (3740)

    Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

    Bonny says: "Will & Louisa - each has what the other one needs"
    "Very Touching"
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    What made the experience of listening to Me Before You the most enjoyable?

    I loved the story line and the characters. Different than anything I've ever read. Hope there's a part two.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Me Before You?

    When Lu and Will were 'dancing' at the wedding.


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

    Lu, of course. It's interesting to learn what people consider 'living'


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

    Both. I found that I was becoming angry at Lu also for not understanding Will and what he wanted. She and others called him selfish, but I found all the characters in this book to be selfish.


    Any additional comments?

    Hope there's a continuation. I'd like to see what Lu makes of her new life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rosie Project: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Graeme Simsion
    • Narrated By Dan O'Grady
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2620)
    Performance
    (2350)
    Story
    (2348)

    Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical - most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent - and on a quest of her own....

    Margaret says: "A fun listen"
    "wonderful"
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    absolutely refreshing take on love, living, and relationships. definitely going to listen to the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Ayana Mathis
    • Narrated By Adenrele Ojo, Bahni Turpin, Adam Lazarre-White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (612)
    Performance
    (521)
    Story
    (522)

    A debut of extraordinary distinction: through the trials of one unforgettable family, Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration, a story of love and bitterness and the promise of a new America. In 1923, 15-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented.

    Suzn F says: "Hattie and her Family Tragically Flawed"
    "Great Read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Oprah's Book Club 2.0) the most enjoyable?

    I loved the characters, and how they all viewed their mother. It's always amazed me how siblings can grow up on the same household, but turn out different.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed hearing about each child


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

    The emotion in he voice. It's very moving.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Oprah's Book Club 2.0) and why?

    For some reason Six sticks out to me. I think it's because I view his eventual outcome, based on Hattie's revelation, as typical southern preacher.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9616)
    Performance
    (8396)
    Story
    (8421)

    When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees. Now, Ana and Christian have it all - love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy.

    SIMARA says: "We ate the dessert first..."
    "Frustrating"
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    Would you try another book from E. L. James and/or Becca Battoe?

    Maybe


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I thoroughly enjoyed the first book and somewhat enjoyed the second. I felt obligated to listen to the third. After a while the scenes, and whining became repetitive, and I just wanted to get to the story line. I found myself sick of the Anna character for purposly doing stupid things and the repetitive misunderstandings and insights. Glad it is over.


    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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