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Laura

RETIRED LIVING IS WONDERFUL

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HELPFUL VOTES
  • 6 reviews
  • 54 ratings
  • 563 titles in library
  • 76 purchased in 2014
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  • The Time Traveler's Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Audrey Niffenegger
    • Narrated By Fred Berman, Phoebe Strole
    Overall
    (4405)
    Performance
    (1752)
    Story
    (1778)

    Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

    Scott says: "Epic Drama & Love Story through Time Travel"
    "Robert and Laura"
    Overall

    Well, well, well, I have been an avid reader of fantasy/sf since 1952 and I believed I had read the best and there was nothing that would capture and hold my attention again as stories and books did in my early years. I was captivated by the wonderful people and their lives. I was in love again while at the same time I was contemplating my own mortality. What a wonderful surprise
    Thank you Miss Audrey

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Syrup

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Maxx Barry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (114)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (56)

    When Scat comes up with an idea for the hottest new soda ever, he's sure he'll retire as the next savvy marketing success story. But in the treacherous waters of corporate America, there are no sure things. Suddenly Scat finds himself scrambling to save not only his idea, but his yet-to-be-realized career. With the help of a scarily beautiful and brainy girl called 6, he sets out on a mission to reclaim the fame and fortune that, time and again, elude him.

    Kris says: "Perfect Satire"
    "A Sweet Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Hold on to your Mr William or whatever. Fast paced roller coster listen. A story about Corparate infighting, romance,success, rejection and love. Excellent writing with well defined enjoyable characters. My best listen this year (over 100 this year)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swarm: Star Force, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3668)
    Performance
    (3358)
    Story
    (3368)

    Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

    Lamonica Johnson says: "If Micheal Bay Wrote a Sci-Fi Novel..."
    "Great story for the young reader"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This is good for the teen listener. Simple plot, simple characters. John Wayne styled Marine's go forward at all costs. Not to save America from the Japan invasion but save the entire world from extintion by the Mahines. I will not go forward with book #2

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (27334)
    Performance
    (13943)
    Story
    (13991)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Living in Mississippi"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was living in Biloxi in 1955. I was aware of the Jim Crow Laws. I am white and did not question these laws. I became educated in the late 60's and my attitude changed. My views on segregation were enlighten and I became an outspoken advocate of civil rights.
    I fear I was in the minority among my peer group. I was labeled a Communist by most. I learned about this Commi label 20 years later, I was amused. Now about this wonderful book.I was returned to Mississippi as it was for me in 1955. How innocent, naive, and ignorant I was. This book and its stories was so very sad joyful and lovingly told. Very amusing when told in the black vernacular. A vernacular that was unavailable to me in 1955. By 1985 things were so very much better but were still far from equal. I mention 1985 because this is the year I visited The Republic of South Africa. The name Jim Crow was not used, in its place was Apartheid. The first time I heard my bellman address me as masser (or master) I felt ill to my stomach. I tried to ask about their problems but was unable to get a response until one black man stop our elevator between floors and asked me if I was really interested. Yes I am was my response. We agreed to meet in the International ( a term used for a non segregated restaurant) Restaurant. He would have to ask his white boss for permission. I never saw the man again. From that day forward for the next two months I kept my mouth shut about apartheid. Listen to this wonderful book.
    It tells the real story.

    0 of 0 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
    (742)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (161)

    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"
    "Ordinary Heros"
    Overall

    Well written but much to graphic for my taste. The horrors of war have been described ad nauseam. But its a good romance story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Bourne Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated By Jeremy Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (281)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (93)

    Jason Bourne's nemesis Arkadin is still hot on his trail and the two continue their struggle, reversing roles of hunter and hunted. When Bourne is ambushed and badly wounded, he fakes his death and goes into hiding. In safety, he takes on a new identity, and begins a mission to find out who tried to assassinate him. Jason begins to question who he really is, how much of him is tied up in the Bourne identity, and what he would become if that was suddenly taken away from him.

    Lanny says: "Disappointed"
    "Worst audio book ever recorded"
    Overall

    The writer is a no talent hack THIS BOOK STINKS

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful

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