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Lisa

Pottstown, PA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Somebody to Love

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kristan Higgins
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (245)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (219)

    After her father loses the family fortune in an insider-trading scheme, single mom Parker Welles is faced with some hard decisions. First order of business: go to Gideon's Cove, Maine, to sell the only thing she now owns-a decrepit house in need of some serious flipping. When her father's wingman, James Cahill, asks to go with her, she's not thrilled . . . even if he is fairly gorgeous and knows his way around a toolbox.

    Libella says: "Great story and horrific narration."
    "Sweet hearted...wonderfully lost in love"
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    Would you listen to Somebody to Love again? Why?

    Yes, it was a sweet and romantic book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Parker and James. I enjoyed how difficult it was for them to come together but once they did it was a wibderul relationship.


    Which character – as performed by Justine Eyre – was your favorite?

    Viv. I thought Justine did a great job with the voices, even though many of the men all sounded similar.


    If you could take any character from Somebody to Love out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Parker, he sounds like the types of friends have and would want to surround myself with money or no money.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Lily Koppel
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (85)

    As America's Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. Together with the other wives they formed the Astronaut Wives Club, meeting regularly to provide support and friendship. As their celebrity rose - and as divorce and tragic death began to touch their lives - they continued to rally together, and the wives have now been friends for more than fifty years.

    Steve says: "So-So Story, Painful Performance"
    "History at its best...."
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    Would you listen to The Astronaut Wives Club again? Why?

    Yes. It was a book that the ending took me by surprise so I would go back and listen again. Also there were so many characters that it was hard keeping them straight.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Astronaut Wives Club?

    Really learning what it was like for thm back in the late 50's and 60's. Most of this is not taught in school and I found seeing it through the womens eyes was fasinating.


    Which character – as performed by Orlagh Cassidy – was your favorite?

    Each character was wonderful but I think Rene was the best. she really showed that just because you were a famous astro wife you could alos fulfill your professional needs as well.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Life as an Astro wife..


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Storyteller

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
    Overall
    (2972)
    Performance
    (2592)
    Story
    (2595)

    Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

    Suzn F says: "The Baker, The Nun, The Virgin and The Monster"
    "Not your typical Jodi Picoult Book....Better"
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    What did you love best about The Storyteller?

    I loved the history, the characters and the overall story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The relationships and the amount of strength the characters portrayed while expereincing horrific life situations.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    I truly liked each caharter and though that the performaces were perfect and well done!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I can never do it but I did have trouble stopping when I needed to, so yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Criminal

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Kathleen Early
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1586)
    Performance
    (1341)
    Story
    (1347)

    Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and he is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda's motivation, until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades before - when Will's father was imprisoned for murder - this was his home....

    Melinda says: "Heart Pounding, Gripping Thriller"
    "Keeps you on your toes..."
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    If you could sum up Criminal in three words, what would they be?

    Karin Salughter did a fabulous job with this book and these characters. I feel like I know them and can not get enough of them. Will's father was a man most poeple would never want to know let alone be related to. But the part I liked the most was seeing the different sides of Amanda and Evelyn. The past and future of the book was thrilling.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The development of the characters. Learning Will's backstory.


    What about Kathleen Early’s performance did you like?

    She did a great job! LIke her reading and story telling voice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Nurture vs Nature and at what cost....


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Defending Jacob: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By William Landay
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3841)
    Performance
    (3269)
    Story
    (3267)

    Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

    Shauna says: "Defending Jacob"
    "kept you on your toes"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would reccomend this book, great book club due to some of the topics that can be discussed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked the parents, probably beause I am one and tried putting myself in their shoes.


    What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

    at first I did not like it but it actually grew on me as the book continued.


    Who was the most memorable character of Defending Jacob and why?

    the mom! for her courage and most difficult decision ever!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • And One Last Thing...

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2684)
    Performance
    (2042)
    Story
    (2038)

    Lacey Terwilliger's shock and humiliation over her husband's philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mike's company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special brand of "administrative support" his receptionist gives him. The detailed mass e-mail to Mike's family, friends, and clients blows up in her face, and before one can say "instant urban legend", Lacey has become the pariah of her small Kentucky town and a media punch line....

    Ducky says: "For me this was such a HOOT!!!"
    "Cute, fun and enjoyable!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it is a fun escape book that makes you laugh.


    Which character – as performed by Amanda Ronconi – was your favorite?

    Amanda did a great job with her overall performance!!


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

    Not extreme just over all fun


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Good in Bed

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jennifer Weiner
    • Narrated By Laura Hicks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (169)

    Cannie Shapiro never wanted to be famous. The smart, sharp, plus-sized pop culture reporter was perfectly content writitng about other people's lives in the pages of the Philadlphia Examiner. But the day she opened up a national women's magazine to find out that her ex-boyfriend has been chronicling their ex-sex life is the day her life changes forever.

    Kickez says: "Pretty Serious Stuff...."
    "Fun fun and fun!"
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    Where does Good in Bed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is very high, it was a fun book and not though provoking but just plan fun!


    What other book might you compare Good in Bed to and why?

    The next best thing on my list, smashed, point of retreat


    What about Laura Hicks’s performance did you like?

    She did a great job, I do have to say she has a voice that sounds much older than 27. In the beginning I had to keep reminding myself she was younger than she sounded.


    If you could take any character from Good in Bed out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    The dr. I wanted to see him and know him better. He seemed like a great guys.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Before I Go to Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By S. J. Watson
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (545)
    Performance
    (444)
    Story
    (446)

    "As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me...." Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.

    Tim says: "Couldn't put this book down!"
    "Boring and repetitive..."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I am not sure maybe someone who likes to hear the story over and over the same way.


    Has Before I Go to Sleep turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No just this book, I understand she has no memory but it really gets boring hearing that over and over again.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator was reading the book, the author needed to realize that you can only have the main character repeat herself so many time.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Before I Go to Sleep?

    There was a great deal of fluff and it dragged knowing she has o memory one might want to get to the point a little faster.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Still Missing

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Chevy Stevens
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1291)
    Performance
    (672)
    Story
    (682)

    On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a 32-year-old Realtor, had three goals: sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever-patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she’s about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all.

    Richard Delman says: "A singular voice; a horrendous story."
    "Great book that keeps you on your toes!"
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    Would you listen to Still Missing again? Why?

    Yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Still Missing?

    When you realized who was a part of her kidnapping.


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

    No this was the first one.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Suspenseful thriller...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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