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Joy

Laurel, MD, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 29 reviews
  • 38 ratings
  • 188 titles in library
  • 16 purchased in 2014
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  • Diary of a Mistress

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Miasha
    • Narrated By Claudia Alick
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (38)

    Monica counts her blessings: she has a husband who is not only devoted to her but committed to being a strong, caring father to their twin sons. When Carlos surprises her with an unforgettably romantic getaway, Monica knows her husband is still very much in love with her—and she with him. But an unexpected package threatens to change everything Monica’s ever believed about her husband.

    Tiffany says: "Good Book"
    "Silliness"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Do you like Maury Povich? Jerry Springer? Train wrecks? This is the book for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stranger in My Arms

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Lisa Kleypas
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (587)
    Performance
    (514)
    Story
    (515)

    “Lady Hawksworth, your husband is not dead.” With those words, Lara’s life turned upside down. Hunter, Earl of Hawksworth, had been lost at sea. Or so she’d been told. Their unhappy marriage - with its cold caresses and passionless kisses – was over. But now a powerful, virile man stood before her, telling secrets only a husband could know, and vowing she would once again be his wife in every way.

    CAROLYN says: "ONE OF HER BEST YET, I COULDN'T STOP LISTENING"
    "My OCD Flaring Big Time"
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    What a painful experience I had listening to this sickeningly horribly boring book. Forever the optimist, I had to finish it. I had to believe it would turn around. Several hours in, there was no turning back. I tortured myself for several more days and nights through the uninteresting repetitive "passionate" parts. Ugh!
    In the end WHO CARES???
    What a terrible waste of precious life listening to this dumb story.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • You're Next

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2584)
    Performance
    (2191)
    Story
    (2178)

    Mike Wingate had a rough childhood  —  he was abandoned at a playground at four years old and raised in foster care. No one ever came to claim him, and he has only a few, fragmented memories of his parents. Now, as an adult, Mike is finally living the life he had always wanted  —  he’s happily married to Annabel, the woman of his dreams; they have a precocious eight-year-old daughter, Kat.

    Janice says: "Edge of my seat."
    "Entertaining......"
    Overall
    Performance
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    This book was an entertaining cat and mouse story. Never sure how it would end. Caution: Some gruesome parts but all and all pretty good.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Fallen

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Shannon Cochran
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1559)
    Performance
    (1221)
    Story
    (1224)

    There's no police training stronger than a cop's instinct. Faith Mitchell's mother isn't answering her phone. Her front door is open. There's a bloodstain above the knob. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations taught Faith Mitchell goes out the window when she charges into her mother's house, gun drawn. She sees a man dead in the laundry room. She sees a hostage situation in the bedroom. What she doesn't see is her mother.

    Nancy J says: "Gripping Story, Revelations of the Past"
    "Save your credit"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I always finish a book so I finished this ridiculous story. A cop who can't read? Come on. And that's just one of the absurdities.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angela's Ashes

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Frank McCourt
    • Narrated By Frank McCourt
    Overall
    (2443)
    Performance
    (1233)
    Story
    (1239)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: There’s no gentle way to put this – Frank McCourt’s performance of Angela’s Ashes is just better than the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Frank McCourt shares his sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking story of growing up poor, Irish, and Catholic in the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes.

    Karen says: "A classic book *and* a classic audiobook"
    "Didn't think I would enjoy a memoir"
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    I am an African American woman living in the U.S. who clearly knew nothing about the Irish. I'm fasinated by this story! It was sad and funny while providing insight into the Catholic church, the oppression of the Irish people told with the innonece of a boy. I doubt that anyone could have read the story better than Frank McCourt. My new favorite book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Dalloway

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated By Phyllida Law
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (23)

    The events of the story occupy a single June day in post-World War I Central London, as wealthy and fashionable society hostess Clarissa Dalloway is preparing for a party she is to give that evening. Through her thoughts and memories, the voices of others who have touched on her life and will attend her party, Virginia Woolf shows her genius as a writer who is both accessible and popular.

    Brittany Prentice says: "Still Applies to Today"
    "A bore then a snore..."
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    Performance
    Story

    While I really wanted to love it, about half way through, I start using it as a sleep aid..... It worked.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Life Sentences

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (41)

    Author Cassandra Fallows has achieved remarkable success by baring her life on the page. Her two widely popular memoirs continue to sell briskly, acclaimed for their brutal, unexpurgated candor about friends, family, lovers - and herself. But now, after a singularly unsuccessful stab at fiction, Cassandra believes she may have found the story that will enable her triumphant return to nonfiction.

    RKNS says: "Good book; great reader!"
    "Laural Lippman can do no wrong"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I am a Lippmanite, except for "Don't Look Back", she has managed to keep me engrossed in everything I have read from her so far. "Life Sentences" is another one of her works of art.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vanity Fair

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By W.M. Thackeray
    • Narrated By Jane Lapotaire
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (3)

    Vanity Fair, with its rich cast of characters, takes place on the snakes-and-ladders board of life. Amelia Sedley, daughter of a wealthy merchant, has a loving mother to supervise her courtship. Becky Sharp, an orphan, has to use her wit, charm, and resourcefulness to escape from her destiny as a governess. This she does ruthlessly, musing: "I think I could become a good woman, if I had 5000 pounds a year."

    ronwyn says: "Wonderful experience"
    "I know the problem"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was listening to the abridged version with out realizing it until the end. Never again will I make that mistake. Loved this Narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Most Dangerous Thing

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (202)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (159)

    Years ago, they were all the best of friends. But as time passed and circumstances changed, they grew apart, became adults with families of their own, and began to forget about the past—and the terrible lie they all shared. But now Gordon, the youngest and wildest of the five, has died and the others are thrown together for the first time in years.

    C. Byrnes says: "Good Listen"
    "Go, Go-Go, Go"
    Overall
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    This is why I love Laura Lippman and Linda Emond together. Descriptive story with some of the strongest narration narration around. My favorite, and for some reason most lasting image is the preparation for the Priest's arrival to tea. I could literally picture every hair, the cake, the kitchen and the smell of the place.
    This one was outstanding.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Subliminal Weight Loss & Impulse Control: Natural Appetite Supression, Block Cortisol, Stop Night Eating, Motivation Meditation

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 14 mins)
    • By Subliminal Hypnosis
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (53)

    This subliminal hypnosis program will help you to bring self control you didn’t know you had to the surface. Avoid overeating and unhealthy decisions by developing intense impulse control that will finally put you in charge of your weight loss and food intake. All you have to do is sit back and relax, and let your subconscious mind do all the work for you! Don’t wait another day. Today is all the time you need to start making positive choices for incredible change!

    Katherine says: "Really helping or just a psychosomatic response?"
    "The Verdict"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I'm still fat, but relaxed by the soothing sounds at bedtime. It's all about Healthy Choices!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Neighbor: A Detective D. D. Warren Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Emily Janice Card, Kirby Heyborne, Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1343)
    Performance
    (681)
    Story
    (684)

    It was a case guaranteed to spark a media feeding frenzy: a young mother, blond and pretty, disappears without a trace from her South Boston home, leaving behind her four-year-old daughter as the only witness and her handsome, secretive husband as the prime suspect. But from the moment Detective Sergeant D. D. Warren arrives at the Joneses - a snug little bungalow, she senses something off about the picture of wholesome normality the couple worked so hard to create.

    KSK says: "Listen to "Say Goodbye" first"
    "Keeps you guessing"
    Overall
    Performance
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    This story was entertaining and enjoyable. The ending felt a bit rushed but I would recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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