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Carolann

I live in Michigan and have been a member of auible since it's onset. Hobbies are photography and writing...I am in the process of formatting my first novel for kindle and I hope everyone will read it. I LOVE AUDIBLE and listen to at least 3 unabridged books a month. !

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  • Thalia Book Club: Lisey's Story by Stephen King

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 21 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By John Connolly, Maria Tucci
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Lisey's Story, Stephen King's most personal and powerful novel, explores wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love. In this special event, recorded live at Symphony Space in New York City, King is interviewed by Irish novelist John Connolly. Maria Tucci reads a selection from Lisey's Story.

    Bobbi says: "Not what I thought"
    "Dissapointment"
    Overall

    I admire and am amazed at Stephen King's talents.
    He has long been one of my very favorites and I have read over half of the books he has written.

    Sadly...to me...NO MORE. What gives a famous personality the right to completely go off the subject of his book to intentionally insult the president of the USA in an effort to influence others towards his political views? I am gravely dissapointed and will no longer read or listen to Mr. King. I know he will not be affected by this...My son served in Irag while Mr. King was tucked safely in his tower typing away.

    His books are not political ...so why interject insults.... Sorry Mr. King.....Carolann Moore

    5 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • The Widow's Walk: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Robert Barclay
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    His name was Garrett Richmond and he had always wanted to live by the ocean. So when the opportunity to buy - and renovate - the old home known as Seaside arrived, he leaped at the chance. Never mind that his friends and family thought he was crazy, he knew he could return this lonely mansion, worn by time, wind, and neglect, to its former beauty. But Seaside was more than just a project; it was spot that had called to him his entire life. And then one night he saw her.…

    Carolann says: "Felt like jumping off the widow's walk myself....."
    "Felt like jumping off the widow's walk myself....."
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    Performance
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    This book started with the promise of a good read.........and went from silly to ridiculous......
    I always finish a book I start .............but this was pure punishment..

    Dear author...........this was indeed not fine to me......sorry!....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Kelly Harms
    • Narrated By Reay Kaplan, Suehyla El-Attar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (24)

    When their lives and personalities intersect, however, they discover that more than just a million-dollar dream home awaits them at the water’s edge. These three women (oh yes, Aunt Midge comes along for the ride!) arrive at their newfound mansion only to uncover what exactly it means to truly be "home." Filled with wit and charm, The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane is Kelly Harms's enchanting and heartfelt debut - a testament to the many, many ways love finds us, the power of a home-cooked meal, and just what it means to be lucky.

    bethieboop says: "Terrific debut novel!"
    "I sailed away with this book! Terrific read!!"
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    Story

    I loved this author.....her voice is wonderful and she puts you right into her story..........
    I wasn't only reading...I was feeling...Her characters come alive...the plot was well done and I can't wait to read this author's next book...........So refreshing!!!! Didn't want it to end!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Pub Across the Pond

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mary Carter
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (54)

    Carlene Rivers is many things. Dutiful, reliable, kind. Lucky? Not so much. At 30, she’s living a stifling existence in Cleveland, Ohio. Then one day, Carlene buys a raffle ticket. The prize: a pub on the west coast of Ireland. Carlene is stunned when she wins. Everyone else is stunned when she actually goes. As soon as she arrives in Ballybeog, Carlene is smitten, not just by the town’s beguiling mix of ancient and modern but by the welcome she receives.

    Kathy says: "a romance read, disappointing for me."
    "This book is so NOT like the Irish"
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    It is obvious tto me that this writer has never been to Ireland...she portrays the people in her book as a bunch of lazy alchoholic barflys that have only a 4 letter word as vocabulary.

    One of the worst reads I've ever chosen...............Sorry

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Foreign Influence

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Brad Thor
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1120)
    Performance
    (614)
    Story
    (621)

    Buried within the black ops budgets of the Department of Defense, a new spy agency has been created. Unfettered by the oversight of self-serving politicians, it reports only to a secret panel of military insiders. Its job is to target Americas enemies - both foreign and domestic - under a charter of three simple words: Find, Fix, and Finish.

    Lesley says: "lecanady"
    "Another winner!"
    Overall

    Brad Thor continues to keep me on the edge of my seat!.........The only suggestion I would have..get Scott Brick to read. I am use to Brick reading some of his novels, and he is far superior to this reader.
    As listener....I was unable to discern between the male and female in this readers voice........
    PS.....The troll is really an intersting character and I hope he continues to show up in future novels.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Encountering Heaven and the Afterlife: True Stories from People Who Have Glimpsed the World Beyond

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James L. Garlow, Keith Wall
    • Narrated By James L. Garlow
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (23)

    What happens when we die? What is heaven really like? When we arrive, will we know people? What role do angels play in our lives? Can the amazing experiences of everyday people reveal insights into life “on the other side”? Trusted pastor Jim Garlow and experienced journalist Keith Wall believe they can.

    Julie Libby says: "Enlightening"
    "Stretching It......."
    Overall

    I do believe in heaven.........but the stories related in this book were more coincidental than anything I found profound.......Maybe only one instance stated...........led me to think this might prove a point...all the rest mundane and uninteresting...........

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Eleanor the Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Norah Lofts
    • Narrated By Nicolette McKenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    Eleanor…young, high-spirited, supremely intelligent, heiress to the vast Duchy of Aquitaine – at a time when a woman’s value was measured in terms of wealth. Her vivid leadership inspired and dazzled those about her. And yet, born to rule, she was continually repressed and threatened by the men who overshadowed her life. This is the story of a brilliant, medieval figure – of a princess who led her own knights to the Crusades, who was bride to two kings and mother of Richard the Lionheart.

    Amazon Customer says: "The Queen of Chivalry"
    "Long live the queen......"
    Overall

    It took me awile to get into this book and than I was completely hooked on the main character. Found this to be interesting......somewhat factual in the history of Queen Eleanor......Well written and narrated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cold as Ice

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Anne Stuart
    • Narrated By Natalie Gold
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (98)

    The job was supposed to be dead easy: hand-deliver some legal papers to billionaire philanthropist Harry Van Dorn's extravagant yacht, get his signature and be done. But Manhattan lawyer Genevieve Spenser soon realizes she's in the wrong place at the wrong time, and that the publicly benevolent playboy has a sick, vicious side.

    Cheryl says: "Cold as Ice"
    "Left me Frozen with Boredom"
    Overall

    Well.......I never stop listening to a book..no matter how bad. I figure it's my dime..my choice.
    But this book I made an exception.
    Trite...trite..trite. The hero who happens to be a killer, threatens to kill the protagonist from the beginning of the book...and he threatens...threatens...threatens..till I reached a point where, I wanted to kill her myself and get it over with....This book didn't provoke any emotion for me at all except boredom.....and about the reader. The reader was awful...read in a monotonous tone that droned and was devoid of any emotion....This is my first time reading Anne Stuart......I only made it through the first half of the book...but alas..No more Anne Stuart books for me.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • A Rather Lovely Inheritance

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By CA Belmond
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    This is your life Penny Nichols...Penny Nichols is a historical researcher working on a big-budget film in the south of France when she gets an urgent call. Her Aunt Penelope has just died, and Penny's presence is required in London for the reading of the will. With only a slim recollection of her eccentric aunt, Penny is astonished to learn that not only is she the bona fide heiress - but she's also been invited to put her research skills to work.

    Harris says: "Predictable and sweet"
    "It gets better as you go along."
    Overall

    I really liked the storyline, but I almost lost my mind listening to the beginning and the OVER OVER....OVERLY syrupey English posh posh accents.

    I think a different reader would have enhanced my experience,

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Passage: The Passage Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Justin Cronin
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7202)
    Performance
    (3558)
    Story
    (3561)

    First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

    Nicole says: "You love it or you hate it..."
    "Destined to become a classic"
    Overall

    I can't remember a book that I became so mezmerized with......for a longtime. King has been dethroned! I used to listen to S. King until he started putting his political and moral idealisms in every story. Cronin is a wonderful writer ....I think someone should lock him in a room and tell him to type really ..really fast..
    until the next sequel is finsihed..I CAN'T WAIT !!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Return to Sullivans Island

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dorothea Benton Frank
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (37)

    Newly graduated from college, aspiring writer Beth Hayes is elected by her family to house-sit the Island Gamble. Buoyed by sentimental memories of growing up on this tiny sandbar seemingly untouched by time, Beth vows to give herself over to the Lowcountry force and discover the wisdom it holds. Just as she vows she will never give into the delusional world of white picket fences, minivans, and eternal love, she meets Max Mitchell.

    Elizabeth says: "Completely enjoyable!"
    "Not Destined To Become a Classic"
    Overall

    I enjoyed the first book..."Sullivans Island.
    But it is hard for me to believe the same author wrote Return To........
    This was a really boring book and it was geared towards finding a man and living happily ever after.....
    However...no one whoreads this book would equate it with any kind of happiness eve after.......
    I will not read or listen to any more of this authors work.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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