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Tim

Kingsport, TN, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • 11 ratings
  • 314 titles in library
  • 22 purchased in 2014
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  • Miss Buncle's Book

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated By Patricia Gallimore
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (97)

    The scene of this entertaining story is laid in a charming English village. The plot centres round Miss Barbara Buncle, a maiden lady who was obliged to write a book because – as she naively explained – her dividends were so poor. Unfortunately, Miss Buncle had no imagination, so she wrote about her friends – quite kindly and truthfully, of course, for she was a benevolent and veracious soul.

    Heather says: "So good, I'll read them all!!"
    "A treat!"
    Overall

    This has been one of my favorite novels for well over a decade, and I was delighted to find it here. It is by far the funniest novel D.E. Stevenson ever wrote--and one of her best. We all have a Miss Buncle in our life, someone we take for granted like a piece of the living room furniture but whom we don't really know or appreciate. Miss Buncle's runaway best seller causes endless problems in her hitherto quiet life, and they're all funny.
    I can't recommend this book enough, and the narrator is just right for it.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • At the Scent of Water

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Linda Nichols
    • Narrated By James Jenner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    After his young daughter dies, heart surgeon Samuel Truelove leaves his successful medical practice and moves to a small town, where he opens a clinic. Although he can still heal the sick, Truelove now doubts God's power to heal his wounded soul.

    Sky says: "At the Scent of Water"
    "One of my audible favorites"
    Overall

    This is one of the best books of adult Christian fiction I've read in many years. After I read/inhaled it the first time, I bought this audio version and over the past few years have listened to it twice. The writing is rich and the narration a great fit.

    I live near the area where the story is supposed to have taken place. Linda Nichols captured the setting truly and beautifully.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Noel Riley Fitch
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (31)

    Her name is synonymous with the art of cooking. Yet few know the richly varied private life of the legendary Julia Child. Go beyond the kitchen to discover a truly American icon in Appetite for Life.

    Jane Mcdowell says: "More than I wanted to know"
    "Really enjoyed this!"
    Overall

    All I knew about Julia Child came from the movie Julie and Julia and from Julia Child's wonderful memoir, My Life in France. I was a little daunted by the length of this book and also some of the reviews, but it was a truly well-written biography and well worth the time spent listening. I was fascinated by the behind the scenes of making the television shows, and by all the work involved in producing *all* the books, not just Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The narrator was superb.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Harvester

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Gene Stratton-Porter
    • Narrated By Mary Starkey
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    This is the charming story of David Langston, a young man in search of the woman of his dreams. She came to him in a vision and he knows he must find her.

    Tim says: "Really worth hearing"
    "Really worth hearing"
    Overall

    I just finished listening to this last week. I loved, loved it. It's a very romantic story--a bit over the top in some ways--but lovely nontheless. It might not have been meant to be allegorical, but I think you can also read it that way. My second time through I found myself retelling this story with God as the Harvester and me as Ruth.
    As another reviewer commented, the production quality is not that great. Several times I heard pages turning--which I don't think I've ever heard on a professional recording before. And Mary Starkey is not very expressive. But still, don't let that stop you from trying this wonderful story. By the end of it I really liked Mary's voice, and I'll be downloading Freckles (also read by her) next month. I've already listened to most of this book twice, and I think it's one I'll return to again and again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amberwell

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated By Lesley Mackie
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    Five young Ayrtons all grew up at Amberwell, playing in the gardens and preparing themselves to venture out into the world. To each of these children, Amberwell meant something different, but common to all of them was the idea that Amberwell was more than just where they lived - it was part of them.

    Kathleen says: "Positively perfect!"
    "A gem"
    Overall

    Amberwell is my favorite of D.E. Stevenson's novels. I have read it over and over and I'm thrilled to be able to listen now, too.
    Please, please, Audible, offer us more of this author's books! I would absolutely love to see Miss Buncle's Book or Celia's House here, among others.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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