You no longer follow maureen

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow maureen

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

maureen

ratings
171
REVIEWS
2
FOLLOWING
1
FOLLOWERS
1
HELPFUL VOTES
2

  • The Language of Flowers: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Vanessa Diffenbaugh
    • Narrated By Tara Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (933)
    Performance
    (803)
    Story
    (804)

    A mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, The Language of Flowers beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past. The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it's been more useful in communicating grief, mistrust, and solitude.

    Diana - Audible says: "You don't need a green thumb to enjoy this one"
    "Forgettable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Language of Flowers better?

    The author did not draw me in to care about what happened to the characters.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Vanessa Diffenbaugh again?

    Probably not.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Her voice was too child like for me.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • White Teeth

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Zadie Smith
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (401)
    Performance
    (183)
    Story
    (186)

    Archie's life has disintegrated. Fresh from a dead marriage, middle-aged Archie stretches out a vacuum hose, seals up his car and prepares to die. But unbeknownst to him, his darkest hour is also his luckiest day. With the opening of a butcher's shop, his life is saved and soon he is on his way to beginning a new life with a young Jamaican woman looking for the last man on earth.

    Susan says: "Superb narration"
    "Quite good"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Zadie Smith and/or Jenny Sterlin?

    Yes, I would try both a book by Zadie Smith and I also would try another book performed by Jenny Sterlin. I thought the characters were well written and Ms. Sterline gave a different voice to the characters bringing them to life.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.