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Janet

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  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 4 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By B. J. Harrison
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (166)

    Benjamin Button was literally born an old man. He lived a backwards life, for his body grew younger as the years passed him by. Come and listen to the original, unabridged story by F. Scott Fitzgerald which inspired the movie.

    Nothing really matters says: "But why?"
    "A short but memorable story."
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    What did you love best about The Curious Case of Benjamin Button?

    A classic story that moves at a quick pace. You don't have much time to feel bad for him because his luck quickly changes. I real loved this book and listening to it again. The guy narrator does a great job.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The time period that it was set in, and Benjamin's excitement for life. He packs a lot of living into a what seems like a short lifetime.


    Which character – as performed by B. J. Harrison – was your favorite?

    Benjamin I would love to meet and here more about his life. I would also like a word with his father about his poor parenting skills.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Snow Child

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Eowyn Ivey
    • Narrated By Debra Monk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1262)
    Performance
    (1104)
    Story
    (1089)

    Debut novelist Eowyn ivey’s experience living in the Alaskan wilderness brings a palpable authenticity to The Snow Child. Alaska in the 1920s is a difficult place for Jack and Mabel. Drifting apart, the childless couple discover Faina, a young girl living alone in the wilderness. Soon, Jack and Mabel come to love Faina as their own. But when they learn a surprising truth about the girl, their lives change in profound ways.

    Bonny says: "Magical, realistic and well worth listening to"
    "I can't stop telling people about this book"
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    I can't stop telling people about this book. The author does such a magnificent job of describing the great Alaskan frontier that I'm left awestruck. Never have I read anyone describe the wilderness and nature so well. All the while spinning a plot that leaves you questioning what is real and is make believe. Is the snow child real? This is magic!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Island Beneath the Sea: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Isabel Allende
    • Narrated By S. Epatha Merkerson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (577)
    Performance
    (227)
    Story
    (227)

    Born a slave on the island of Saint-Domingue, Zarit - known as Tt - is the daughter of an African mother she never knew and one of the white sailors who brought her into bondage. Though her childhood is one of brutality and fear, Tt finds solace in the traditional rhythms of African drums and in the voodoo loas she discovers through her fellow slaves.

    Madelaine says: "good story, ok narration"
    "Amazing! As always!"
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    Wow! This vibrant story pulls you in from the beginning and never slows down. The historical accuracy is very well researched, and all encompassing of its time. I'm now inspired to go back and read all of her older books that I read in school. Wow!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • King Baby

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 6 mins)
    • By Jim Gaffigan
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (105)

    Gaffigan has proven himself a major talent in stand-up, acting, and writing. As approachable as he is edgy, he's responsible for some of the funniest and most memorable moments in recent comedy and has seen huge success with his first two albums - Doing My Time and Beyond the Pale. King Baby captures his clever, quiet style and features the signature jokes you'd expect, on topics ranging from bowling to bacon. This is an hour of Jim at his hilarious best.

    Uber Femme says: "Funny...not his funniest. But funny."
    "Same old material"
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    Same old material and at times hard to hear. Don't get me wrong, but 5min in and I was over this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Mildred Armstrong Kalish
    • Narrated By Ruth Ann Phimister
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    As foreclosure fragments her family, five-year-old Mildred and her three siblings find refuge with her grandparents enjoying a modest retirement. When the "little heathens" flush the seniors and their child-rearing skills out of retirement, the grandparents deploy tough but loving bedtime schedules, Bible and prayer routines, and plenty of character-building chores. Having no electricity or indoor plumbing and with little heat or money on the farm, Mildred learns to find joy in the priceless blessings of life.

    Susan says: "Makes you appreciate today's living"
    "Takes me back to my grandparents time"
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    Where does Little Heathens rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The woman narrating this book takes me back to a time of thriftyness and hard work. I really enjoyed this book and recommended it to my Dad. Also it is full of lots of great recipes if you enjoy cooking with butter, beacon, and heavy cream. Only turn off was her occasional put down of people of the later generation as lazy.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kitchen House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6752)
    Performance
    (4727)
    Story
    (4712)

    Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

    B.J. says: "Good, but with reservations"
    "Excellent story"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Kitchen House to be better than the print version?

    The narrators were excellent bouncing between the two different characters making them come alive.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Two of my favorite characters were Belle and Mama Mae. How could you not fall in love with such strong ladies. Even Lavinia you fall in love with when she is little and hope threw out the book that she finds her voice.


    What about Orlagh Cassidy and Bahni Turpin ’s performance did you like?

    Everything about thier voices made thier characters so indearing.


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

    Yes, but at the same time it covers a lot of heavy subjects so I needed a break so not to be depressed by the hardship and dispair that characters face.


    Any additional comments?

    A must read for any American history buff.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sh-t My Dad Says

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Justin Halpern
    • Narrated By Sean Schemmel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2021)
    Performance
    (1070)
    Story
    (1077)

    After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, 28-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his 73-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is “like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair,” has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him.

    Michael says: "Really Funny! Should Be Up for an Audie Award"
    "Shoot soda out of your nose funny!"
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    What did you love best about Sh-t My Dad Says?

    The Sh-t my dad says reminds me of the Sh-t my father-in law says! I listened to it with my husband on a two hour drive to celebrate our anniversary in Durango. Great time shared by both of us. Thanks!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sh-t My Dad Says?

    The dog. And the Mexico trip. The book as a whole was so funny and rather interesting that it never lagged and my wife listened to it twice so I could enjoy it also.


    Which character – as performed by Sean Schemmel – was your favorite?

    The father.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth te expense. We listened to a $5 bargain on the same trip. After this book it was a big let down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Joe Bageant
    • Narrated By Fred Stella
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (71)

    After 30 years spent scratching together a middle-class life out of a “dirt poor” childhood, Joe Bageant moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia, where he realized that his family and neighbors were the very people who carried George W. Bush to victory. That was ironic, because Winchester, like countless American small towns, is fast becoming the bedrock of a permanent underclass.

    Jim says: "Wake Up!"
    "What is he talking about?"
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    Would you try another book from Joe Bageant and/or Fred Stella?

    Not if Fred Stella was reading it! His voice sounds stuffy and slightly British and doesn't at all match up with what the author is talking about. I had such a hard time understanding him that I had a hard time understanding the reading material.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Fred Stella?

    Morgan Freedman would be awesome!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The books concept was interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    It was a waist of money!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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