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Singin' Again

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  • Talk Me Down

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Victoria Dahl
    • Narrated By Wanda Fontaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (516)
    Performance
    (256)
    Story
    (263)

    Molly Jennings has one naughty secret: her job as an erotic fiction author. Until her inspiration runs dry. One look at former high school hunk chief of police Ben Lawson and Molly is back in business. The town gossip is buzzing at her door and, worse still, a stalker seems to be watching her every move. Thankfully, her very own lawman has taken to coming over, often. The only problem now is that Molly may have to let the cat out of the bag about her chosen profession - and straitlaced Ben will definitely not approve.

    CJoy says: "Loved this book!"
    "Pretty Painful"
    Overall

    I like a sexy little romance as well as the next person. I was prepared for the "plot" to provide only a thinly desguised excuse for lots of hot sex. I was not prepared for the main characters to be so completely hollow and like cardboard cutouts. I can give the author credit for pretty good sex scenes, though even there the dialogue was pretty trite. But Molly, oh my, Molly was nothing but a characature. The reader didn't help at all with her school girl voice. I have to say this was the worst book I've downloaded to date from Audible. Guess you gotta get a "dog" once in a while. I give myself an A for wading all the way through instead of quitting. I'm not trying to be brutal. I'm just stating my honest views.

    13 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16334)
    Performance
    (13586)
    Story
    (14211)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "Holy Cow - this is pathetic"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from E. L. James and/or Becca Battoe?

    I am simply appauled at how shallow and inane this book is. My daughter loved it and that shocked me because she's a pretty intellegent woman. It seems I failed to teach her the difference between well written literature with an erotic flavor and just plain garbage. It's not even that the extremes of the erotica bothered me but the dialog is trite and inane. Since I couldn't get half way through it, I can only hope it got better. If you want to read some stimulating erotica, read "Lady Chatterly's Lover," "Fanny Hill," or "Forever Amber." Try some of Diana Gabaldon's books. At least you might learn something about history and about decent writing if you do. The narrator made Ana sound like she was 13 and just finishing middle-school. All I can say is, "E.L., use some that money to take a writing course." So sorry I wasted my credit on this. It's so light weight, it floats on its own.


    What could E. L. James have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Learn to write and start over


    How could the performance have been better?

    Find a new narrator.


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

    All of the above. Anger, that our education system is turning out people who write so poorly--Sadness that we have dumbed down our educational standards to the point that something like this could even get publihed; and disappointed because I was hoping for a good, stimulating and intellegent read.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Split Second

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (3689)
    Performance
    (1866)
    Story
    (1863)

    Michelle Maxwell has just blown her future with the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight to comfort a grieving widow. Then, behind closed doors, the politician whose safety was her responsibility vanished into thin air.

    John says: "Listen again"
    "Not Up to Par"
    Overall

    I have to say I was more than a little disappointed in this book. It was just not up to Balacci's usual standard for a "twists and turns" mystery. There were too many characters, most of whom became suspects of the crimes at one time or another. The story was just too complex and because of this, much of what happened in the book just was not believable. The ending was rediculous with the character's actions and motive. I won't spoil it for those who may read it by saying more on that. Not Mr. Baldacci's best effort but that said, he is still a most talented writer and I will continue reading his books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sins of the Fathers

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Susan Howatch
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    In Sins of the Fathers, Susan Howatch takes the reader into the world of the very rich, a family divided from generation to generation by a great fortune and the consequences of a terrible secret that lies at the very heart of their wealth.

    Patricia says: "Interesting"
    "I Really Tried"
    Overall

    I honestly tried to like this book. The reviews were good, the author is well known and has published several books. This is my type of genre. I usually love the family saga but this was "sheer labor". I just couldn't finish it. The reader's voice for Cornelius made the character sound like he was 90 years old and the portrayal of these people and their lives just had a plastic coating on it. Nothing about it seemed real. Finally, the stilted British accent simply didn't fit the American characters at all.
    This book and the reading there of were a huge
    empty disappointment for me. Sorry- I rarely pan a book but this one was just painful to listen to.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Never Go Back

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Joe Dunlop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    For a group of RAF ex-comrades, it is to be the reunion to end all reunions: a weekend in the Scottish castle where they were guinea pigs in a psychological experiment many years before. They haven't seen each other since. But the convivial atmosphere on the journey north is quickly shattered by the apparent suicide of one of their party. When a second death occurs, a sense of foreboding descends upon the group. It appears that the past is coming back to haunt them.

    Singin' Again says: "Never Takes Off"
    "Never Takes Off"
    Overall

    Great idea for a plot but it just never hit its mark. The twists and turns were too gratuitous to the attempt at a plot and it just did not flow. It had its moments and waded through it because I rarely quit on a book but this one was a disappointment. The reader did a fine job and the characters were enjoyable. Their personalities were well developed if a bit stuffy but the book is not without merit. It just didn't come off as I think the author might have hoped. Maybe the next book will be better.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Finn: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jon Clinch
    • Narrated By Ed Sala
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    Author Jon Clinch makes his debut with this extraordinary novel that tackles issues of race, slavery, and paternity while delivering a fully fleshed rendering of one of the most notorious characters in the history of American literature: Huckleberry Finn's father. It was more than a century ago that Mark Twain left the notoriously violent Finn dead, surrounded by such oddities as a wooden leg and women's undergarments. As we get to know this troubled man, we meet the people who shape Finn's life.

    Michael says: "Fantastic"
    "An Excellent Downer"
    Overall

    I almost quit on this book before I started. It ws apparent early-on that Finn was the lowest of lost souls and a truly creepy, unredeemable character. I knew there was going to be no happy ending for this man and wasn't sure I wanted to continue with such a depressing theme. I can only say I am very glad I did. The author is a courageous and most creative writer and the story is sadly all too believable. I think the theme of the "sins of the father being visited on the child" comes through clearly when you see how cold and rejecting "the judge" was toward Finn. Finn's slide into total degradation and ultimately a form of insanity is much of his own doing but the direction of his path was set for him in his childhood.
    The author did a superb job and I hope will possible carry us on into Huck's future with another novel. The genius of the book is that it in no way disturbs the purity of the Twain classic, in fact I think it enriches it. The book is sad but provides a lot of insight into how "lost souls" get that way. The reader takes a little getting used to but he does an outstanding job with Finn's voice. So glad I didn't quit; this is an amazing book. Read it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The House at Riverton

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    Overall
    (2730)
    Performance
    (1793)
    Story
    (1790)

    Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again....Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken, and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks.

    Cathy says: "superbly written mystery"
    "An Enchanting Read"
    Overall

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and especially enjoyed the reader and her interpretation of the different characters. There were certainly enough interesting twists and turns and the author did an outstanding job of starting with the ending and making the reader hungry for every detail that it took to reach that ending. There is something in this book for everyone; romance, war, social change and unheaval, complex interpersonal relationships, secrets, mystery and lots of human interest. I'm hoping to see another book by this author on the audible list.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Ordinary Heroes: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Scott Turow
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (752)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (169)

    Stewart Dubinsky knew his father had served in World War II. And he'd been told how David Dubin (as his father had Americanized the name that Stewart later reclaimed) had rescued Stewart's mother from the horror of the Balingen concentration camp. But when he discovers, after his father's death, a packet of wartime letters to a former fiancee, and learns of his father's court-martial and imprisonment, he is plunged into the mystery of his family's secret history.

    Janet C. Walker says: "Excellent"
    "A True Winner"
    Overall

    I almost didn't listen to this book. Something about the way it started made me think I had just made a bad choice. I couldn't have been more wrong and am so glad I returned to listen. First, the book provides a wonderful way to learn about WWII and the Battle of the Bulge in whih I had always been interested since I had an uncle captured in that battle. Somehow, beyond my college course in World History, I had never made it back to really read and understand that pivotal battle. This book provides a clear view of the horrors of that battle and that war woven into an excellent account of the historical facts of the Allies' travail after Normandy. What is so neat is that this is all set in the entertaining and captivating intrigue of a mystery and love story, both of which will keep you guessing to the last page. The author really outdid himself on this one providing a banquet for the reader that includes insights into complex human relationships, social inequality, issues of honor and integrity, historical events, mystery, sacrifice for true love and a world that would be forever changed by the second global war. Rich and resounding, it is a must read for practically everyone.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Big Cherry Holler

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated By Adriana Trigiani
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    Brimming with humor, wisdom, and honesty, and the drama and local color of the mountain life from Virginia to Italy, Big Cherry Holler is a deeply felt, brilliantly evoked story of two lovers who have lost their way, and their struggle to find each other again.

    Patti says: "Lacking Something"
    "The Entire"
    Overall

    I really loved this series and each of the characters in it. Maybe it's because I know that area of the country well and have been to Big Stone Gap and attended the University of Tennessee. Thus I could relate well to the references to places and the discriptions of life in those beautiful hills. These books are warm and deep in a very "real life" way. The story is about real people's lives, not a lot of fictionally false twists and turns where all the loose ends tie neatly together in the end. I especially enjoyed hearing the author read the first 3 books in the series. "Big Cherry Holler" is the second in the series and I recommend you start with "Big Stone Gap and follow with this book, then "Milk Glass Moon" and finally "Home to Big Stone Gap." If you like stories that relate to most of our lives and relationships, you will love these books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leonardo's Swans

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Karen Essex
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Isabella d'Este, daughter of the Duke of Ferrara, born into privilege and the political and artistic turbulence of Renaissance Italy, is a stunning black-eyed blonde and a precocious lover and collector of art. Worldly and ambitious, she has never envied her less attractive sister, the spirited but naive Beatrice, until, by a quirk of fate, Beatrice is betrothed to the future Duke of Milan.

    Michael Allen says: "Good, but not Captivating"
    "Very Interesting Perspective"
    Overall

    I love historical fiction and this book is a fine example. It was well written, very well researched, and well read by the narrator. This was a period in European history about which I knew little and I learned a great deal while being highly entertained by the events in the lives of the characters which were loosely based on historical figures. This is a very pallatable way to get your history lesson. Having been to Vinci and seen Leonardo's house and models of his inventions, I could easily climb into this story and felt I had a better insight into this man's amazing genius.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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