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Caroline R Forster

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  • Shadow Woman: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (391)
    Performance
    (320)
    Story
    (327)

    Lizette Henry wakes up one morning and makes a terrifying discovery: She doesn't recognize the face she sees in the mirror. She remembers what she looks like, but her reflection is someone else's. To add to the shock, two years seem to have disappeared from her life. Someone has gone to great and inexplicable lengths to keep those missing years hidden forever. But the past always finds a way to return.

    Molly says: ""just a bad MEMORY"~ 5 STAR Linda Howard Thriller"
    "What a Disappointment"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Not sure, it just did not come up to the high standard Linda Howard has had in the past. The story line not credible, drags, character building not her usual and she has always put humor in her mysteries and this has none.
    Her usual fans will not be those who enjoy it more so not sure who it would appeal to.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Linda Howard again?

    Yes, this has to be one of her total disconnects.


    What aspect of Carrington MacDuffie’s performance would you have changed?

    Not sure it was her performance or just how much the story line dragged.


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

    It was finally over. If people like super secret spy agencies working outside of protocol this might appeal.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Dog Named Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Greg Kincaid
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (570)
    Performance
    (458)
    Story
    (459)

    Todd, the youngest of four children, has a developmental disability that keeps him at home on the farm with his mother and father. One special holiday season, Todd hears an ad on the radio from a shelter looking for temporary homes for their dogs during the holiday week. When Todd's parents at last give in to his pleas for this charitable cause, the family is faced with an entire shelter full of dogs needing homes.

    Gary L. Parks says: "If you love dogs, Christmas and Wisdom..."
    "Wonderful Story with Great Characters"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book has it all - great dog story and great characters with a storyline that is good for all ages - young and old.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Dog Named Christmas?

    When the boy is given the job at the shelter.


    Have you listened to any of Mark Bramhall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Several times I cried but not a sad book.


    Any additional comments?

    Such a nice Christmas story that could have many people opening their hearts to our animal friends in need.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Open Season

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Linda Howard
    • Narrated By Deborah Hazlett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (403)
    Performance
    (357)
    Story
    (361)

    Daisy Minor is bored. Worse than that, she's boring. A plain, small-town librarian, she's got a wardrobe as sexy as a dictionary and hasn't been on a date in years. She's never even had a lukewarm love affair, let alone a hot one. So when she wakes up on her 34th birthday and wonders how it is that she still lives with her widowed mom and spinster aunt while her friends have all gotten married and started families, she decides it's time to get a life - and a sex life.

    Alisa says: "Finally on Audible after all these years."
    "Fun Storyline and Heroine"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Open Season to be better than the print version?

    I liked both, but audio version I can listen to at night when I do not feel like reading a book and can also take with me in the car on trips to keep me entertained on boring drives.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I enjoyed the interaction between Daisy and the Chief and what would happen next in their encounters. Interesting how the main plot with the danger of drugs is woven through the storyline - ending a surprise which is always good.


    What about Deborah Hazlett’s performance did you like?

    Did not like her as well as a previous version on tape that I bought years ago. She did a good job but other reader was better with voice changes for different characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    More laughter and anticipation for the next encounter between the main characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Daisy is a really great female character in this book and one so many women will be able to relate to in looks, attitude, and feelings.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Lecture

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow
    • Narrated By Erik Singer, Randy Pausch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2219)
    Performance
    (664)
    Story
    (665)

    When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave - "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" - wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have... and you may find one day that you have less than you think").

    K. Giavelli says: "How to Live"
    "How to Handle Life's Crises"
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    What did you love best about The Last Lecture?

    This is a beautiful story of an incredible man and how he deals with one of life's hardest diagnoses. He meets the diagnosis of an incurable cancer with a plan for his family's future and a way he can continue to be part of it. His life was one of very positive thinking that is a great example for how to live to the fullest even when life is short.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Lecture?

    When he was stopped for speeding and his response to the Highway Patrolman. His reaction to the end result was such an insight into a great attitude.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The lecture itself and the description of the response to it. The girl getting the stuffed animal that fit her life situation perfectly.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    No problem is insurmountable if you just keep a positive attitude and keep trying to find a way to solve it.


    Any additional comments?

    I keep this audiobook by my bedside for times when I feel life is overwhelming. Just listening to this man's attitude facing much worse trials helps me realize each day is another day to work on solving the problem and my blessings outweigh my trials.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shiver

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Karen Robards
    • Narrated By Shannon McManus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (479)
    Performance
    (420)
    Story
    (426)

    If driving a piece-of-crap tow truck through the seediest part of town with a Smith & Wesson beside her means putting a roof over her son’s head, then Samantha Jones is going to be the best damn repo woman on the books. The streetwalkers, the drug pushers, the bands of looking-for-trouble punks haunting the mean streets at midnight don’t intimidate her. These are her people. The guy she finds bound and bloodied in the trunk of her latest conquest, a flashy new BMW, is a different breed entirely.

    Kimberly says: "Gave Me Shivers!"
    "Drags"
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    What would have made Shiver better?

    Storyline disjointed and rambling


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Cry No More - Linda Howard


    Did Shannon McManus do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    The reader did a good job with voices - she had child, female, male, foreign, etc.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Shiver?

    It really dragged during escape from initial capture and during the safe house.


    Any additional comments?

    I have really liked this author in the past and think this is just a fluke that this one dragged and was not the usual cliff hanger.

    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
    (7369)
    Performance
    (6418)
    Story
    (6406)

    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.

    Amazon Customer says: "A great book"
    "Exciting, Suspensful, Memorable Characters"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Witness to be better than the print version?

    Did not read print version, but think audio better for personalizing the individuals in the storyline.


    What other book might you compare The Witness to and why?

    Some of the Catherine Coulter series with Savich and Sherlock - good interplay between two main characters and good suspense.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Last scene after testifying.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Cannot run from the past


    Any additional comments?

    This was a surprise and probably one of my favorites. Have listened to twice and picked up some nuances missed the first time through.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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