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Diane

Cincinnati, OH, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 6 reviews
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  • 12 purchased in 2014
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  • The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3286)
    Performance
    (2320)
    Story
    (2321)

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    Jan says: "Powerfully told story... but a warning"
    "Wonderful historical novel!"
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    Would you listen to The Potato Factory again? Why?

    It is a wonderful book, but I never listen to a book again nor do I watch a movie twice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really liked Iky Soloman and Mary Abacus. Although they had to do many illegal, immoral things, it was because of their life situations and I loved that they had integrity and and that they used their intelligence and instincts to survive unthinkable conditions.


    Which character – as performed by Humphrey Bower – was your favorite?

    Iky Solomon. I cannot imagine any other voice for him, he was perfect!


    If you could rename The Potato Factory, what would you call it?

    I thought that was a perfect name. When you begin with the book, it does not seem to fit but as Mary is imprisioned on the island and then creates her own brewery, it all goes back to Iky and his influence over her and then her adopted sons. It is her salvation.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the book. Historical fiction has never interested me before and I do not know why I bought this book but I am so glad that I did. I love the characters and seeing how their backgrounds have affected their development. The historical information included also has been extremely interesting. I am now listening to the 2nd part of the trilogy, Tommo and Hawk and am engrossed in it also.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1732)
    Performance
    (1509)
    Story
    (1523)

    After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie's bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton's premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it's on Stephanie to track down the con man. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape...or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive.

    G. House Sr. says: "Tedious Formulaic with same-old same-old"
    "Looking Forward to 20!+"
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    What did you love best about Notorious Nineteen?

    As usual, I loved Janet Evanovich's latest book, Notorious Nineteen! I enjoy all of the quirky characters and am happy to see Stephanie getting closer to making a commitment to Joe!


    What other book might you compare Notorious Nineteen to and why?

    All of the other books, 1 -18 as you feel you know each of the characters.


    What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

    Her voice sounds like you think Stephanie Plum's voice would sound and it is nice to have her read each of the books.


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

    Lula and Grandma Masur always make me laugh!


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot wait until 20!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shelter Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    Overall
    (1165)
    Performance
    (767)
    Story
    (765)

    Marine veteran John "Preacher" Middleton intimidates just about everyone who walks into his bar. But when an abused young mother comes in, seeking protection from her ex-husband, Preacher promises to become her guardian - and maybe something more.

    Judy says: "These books are fantastic!"
    "I enjoy the Virgin River Series"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Shelter Mountain to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the narrator has a very pleasant voice and I enjoy listening to books as I drive.


    What other book might you compare Shelter Mountain to and why?

    Any of the other Virgin River books


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When they bought the house


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I wish you would send these sooner. I am almost finished listening to my next book and I am reading another book so it is hard to remember.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angel’s Peak: Virgin River, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (588)
    Performance
    (417)
    Story
    (418)

    Robyn Carr’s best-selling Virgin River series captivates fans with stories of young men and women given second chances at love in a small northern California town. Four years ago, Sean and Franci broke up when he refused to commit. Now vacationing in Virgin River, Sean is shocked to run across Franci again. He’s grown up and wants to give things another shot, but she can’t afford to have him break her heart again.

    Helen says: "Return to Virgin River!"
    "I enjoy the Virgin River Series."
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    Where does Angel’s Peak rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoyed it a lot. It is not a deep book with thought provoking ideas or history but sometimes it is nice to listen to a book with happy endings and nice love stories.


    What other book might you compare Angel’s Peak to and why?

    Virgin River. It has some of the same characters and the same settings.


    Have you listened to any of Therese Plummer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. It was comparable with the other two I have listened to. I have enjoyed them all.


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

    No, I just enjoyed it.


    Any additional comments?

    I travel for work and it is an easy book to listen to. The characters are well developed and it always kept my interest. I was always ready to get back in the car so I could continue the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bird Sisters

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Rebecca Rasmussen
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    When a bird flies into a window in Spring Green, Wisconsin, sisters Milly and Twiss get a visit. These spinster sisters have spent their lives nursing people and birds back to health. But back in the summer of 1947, Milly and Twiss knew nothing about trying to mend what had been accidentally broken. Milly was known as a great beauty with emerald eyes and Twiss was a brazen wild child who never wore a dress or did what she was told.

    Diane says: "This was a disappointing book!"
    "This was a disappointing book!"
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    What would have made The Bird Sisters better?

    The book's plot was very difficult to get involved in and the reader's voice was irritatingly slow. I even increased the speed but it did not help much.


    What could Rebecca Rasmussen have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The plot did not get interesting until the end of the book. I kept thinking this has to get better and it finally did but it took most of the book to get there.


    What didn’t you like about Xe Sands’s performance?

    Her slow drawl just did not enhance the book at all. It sounded like she had just gotten out of bed and had not quite woken up yet.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It had a decent ending, it just needed more to build up to it.


    Any additional comments?

    No

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Susan Wittig Albert
    • Narrated By Peggity Price
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    Nominated for both the Agatha and Anthony awards, national best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert introduces a garden club of lady sleuths in Depression-era Alabama. The Darling Dahlias have just inherited a new clubhouse and garden, complete with two beautiful cucumber trees. But before long, these genteel ladies must unravel the mystery about what’s buried beneath one of these trees and the enigma of the dead body that soon turns up.

    M. Byerly says: "Reminiscent of a more simple way of life"
    "I really liked this book!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree to be better than the print version?

    I enjoyed the reader and believe it added to the listening experience. I think this falls in the same category as the Janet Evonivich mysteries. I would not read her books any more as I love to listen to them. I have listened to everyone of them on recordings and now will be looking forward to adding Susan Albert books read by Peggity Price to my list.


    What other book might you compare The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree to and why?

    The Janet Evonovich mysteries. I like the reader and the characters.


    Have you listened to any of Peggity Price’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this was the first.


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

    It made me laugh several times and cry a little when they all gathered to help the young boy that escaped the prison camp.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the book also because it was a nice, clean bookd and I could listen to it in the car with my sons present.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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