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Lisa

Henderson, NC, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Peach Keeper: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Sarah Addison Allen
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (201)
    Story
    (210)

    The New York Times best-selling author of The Girl Who Chased the Moon welcomes you to her newest locale: Walls of Water, North Carolina, where the secrets are thicker than the fog from the town’s famous waterfalls, and the stuff of superstition is just as real as you want it to be.

    Barbara says: "Narrator was terrible"
    "Loved this one!"
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    I have read several of Allen's books, and have loved every one of them! I love how she brings magic into her stories and it is so believable! Don't miss any of Sarah's books--I can't wait to read/listen to more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl on the Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9228)
    Performance
    (7734)
    Story
    (7739)

    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

    L. O. Pardue says: ""Rear Window" Meets "Gone Girl""
    "Good time with this!"
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    The story was intriguing and the readers were wonderful. I highly recommend this mystery. They are likening this to Gone Girl which I only saw the movie but it is similar.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Harry Bernstein
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (240)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (88)

    This enchanting true story, written when the author was 93, is a moving tale of working-class life, the social divide, and forbidden love on the eve of the first World War. The narrow street on which Harry grew up appeared identical to countless other working-class English neighborhoods, except for the invisible wall that ran down the center of the street, dividing the Jewish families on one side from the Christians on the other.

    Sara says: "A Powerful Tale"
    "wonderful!"
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    You will not be disappointed with this one! The narrator was great. The characters were well developed and interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Invention of Wings: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7845)
    Performance
    (7078)
    Story
    (7084)

    From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

    Jan says: "Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!"
    "Very interesting read!"
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    I loved the 2 character perspective in the telling of the story. Another good one from S M KIdd!!! She does not disappoint!!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Peter Allison
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
    Overall
    (411)
    Performance
    (363)
    Story
    (355)

    Whatever You Do, Don't Run is a hilarious collection of true tales from top ­safari guide Peter Allison. In a place where the wrong behavior could get you eaten, Allison has survived face-to-face encounters with big cats, angry ­elephants, and the world's most unpredictable animals: herds of untamed tourists and foolhardy guides whose outrageous antics sometimes make them even more dangerous than a pride of hungry lions!

    D. says: "Drivers May Laugh Too Hard to Drive!"
    "Loved it!!!"
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    I loved the interesting and amusing stories of the author's escapades in Botswana. I learned a lot of interesting animal facts that I shared with my students as we studied Africa. Highly highly recommend!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Fannie Flagg
    • Narrated By Fannie Flagg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (783)
    Performance
    (711)
    Story
    (705)

    Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother's past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.

    MissSusie66 says: "New favorite!"
    "Enjoyed this book!"
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    The story and characters were so interesting and Fannie did a wonderful job reading!!! I highly recommend!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lost Lake

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Sarah Addison Allen
    • Narrated By Janet Metzger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (605)
    Performance
    (534)
    Story
    (528)

    The first time Eby Pim saw Lost Lake, it was on a picture postcard. Just an old photo and a few words on a small square of heavy stock, but when she saw it, she knew she was seeing her future. That was half a lifetime ago. Now Lost Lake is about to slip into Eby’s past. Her husband, George, is long passed. Most of her demanding extended family are gone.

    Jen says: "Pure Sarah Addison Allen"
    "Not my favorite Sarah Addison Allen novel"
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    I have read and loved all of her novels, but this one just didn't have enough umph for my liking. I thought the reader did a fine job.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Ties That Bind

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Marie Bostwick
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin, Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (237)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (204)

    In her compelling, beautifully crafted novel, New York Times best-selling author Marie Bostwick celebrates friendships old and new - and the unlikely threads that sometimes lead us exactly where we need to go. Christmas is fast approaching, and New Bern, Connecticut, is about to receive the gift of a new pastor, hired sight unseen to fill in while Reverend Tucker is on sabbatical. Meanwhile, Margot Matthews’ friend, Abigail, is trying to matchmake, even though Margot has all but given up on romance.

    Carol A. Smith says: "Surprise! Christian Fiction"
    "I really enjoyed the characters!"
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    The two main characters were read by two different women and this added so much to this story. Both readers were very good. I enjoyed the story and the character development was outstanding--I really related to their reactions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7942)
    Performance
    (6914)
    Story
    (6911)

    Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

    M. Davis says: "Classic Nora - Outstanding!!!!"
    "Wow! I loved it!"
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    I have read maybe one other Nora Robert's novels, but after this I know I have been really missing out! Great characters, great story, great details. I was grabbed from the start and was able to let go of my breath at the very end--in between, well I couldn't have been more entertained!
    Julia was a fabulous reader and I will definitely listen to a book read by her again!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Whistling Past the Graveyard

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Susan Crandall
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (303)
    Performance
    (267)
    Story
    (269)

    In the summer of 1963, nine-year-old spitfire Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother's Mississippi home. Starla hasn't seen her momma since she was three - that's when Lulu left for Nashville to become a famous singer. If she can get to Nashville and find her momma, then all that she promised will come true: Lulu will be a star. Daddy will come to live in Nashville, too. And her family will be whole and perfect.

    Jen says: "Thank You Baby Jesus!"
    "Felt a Bit Long"
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    I am glad I finished this book. I thought the child narrator was right on. The story moved along, but I thought it could have been a shorter novel. The narrator was good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daughters for a Time

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Jennifer Handford
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (80)

    Feelings of abandonment filled Helen at a too-young age when her mother died and her father walked out. Left in the care of her sister, Claire, she moved on, but never truly healed. Now thirty-five, married, and starting her own family, she must confront her inability to bear children by accepting the idea of adopting. But just when Helen experiences holding her new baby for the first time, she is blindsided with the worst possible news: Claire has cancer. Helen’s wounds are again torn open as she balances the delight of parenthood with the grief of her ailing sister.A poignant and probing exploration of life and loss, Daughters for a Time is a tale of unconditional love, the destructive and healing powers of family, and the search for solid ground between pain and joy.

    Lisa says: "A Very Real Story"
    "A Very Real Story"
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    This story took me a bit to get into because it was sad. Mom died, can't get pregnant, depressed lady. But it was very real and since my mom had died when I was a teen, and I struggled early on with infertility, I related well and became caught up. I do recommend!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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