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mama_karen

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139
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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • The Story of Miss Moppet

    • UNABRIDGED (1 min)
    • By Beatrix Potter
    • Narrated By Gale Van Cott
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (106)

    The Story of Miss Moppet is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. The story tells of a cat who captures a mouse, and toys with him until he escapes. This version is published in the Audible Enhanced audiobook format.

    Amazon Customer says: "Very Beatrix Potter"
    "Cute but really short"
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    Would you try another book from Beatrix Potter and/or Gale Van Cott?

    Yes. I love BP and the narration was lively.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Make it longer


    Which character – as performed by Gale Van Cott – was your favorite?

    There were only two.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the illustrations. Great little story for a child.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catering to Nobody

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Diane Mott Davidson
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (299)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (203)

    Get ready for a smorgasbord of delicious suspense prepared by Goldy Bear, an irrepressible mistress of menus and amateur sleuth. Filled with a cast of colorful characters and superb recipes, Catering to Nobody is the first in a series that has made Diane Mott Davidson a best-selling author and the Queen of the Culinary Mystery.

    Scarlett says: "So, so bad...and yet..."
    "Barbara Rosenblat MAKES this series!"
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    Any additional comments?

    This series is delightful. Romantic, funny, and clever. A really good read made incredible by the narration of Barbara Rosenblat. The characters have become my good friends! I'm going to listen to them all!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Cat, the Quilt, and the Corpse: A Cats in Trouble Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Leann Sweeney
    • Narrated By Vanessa Johansson
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (135)

    Recently widowed Jillian Hart is rebuilding a life for herself and her three beloved cats - Chablis, Syrah, and Merlot - as a quilter in a small South Carolina town. The quilts she makes are for cats as smart, special, and sweet as her own, and business is thriving. But when she returns from an overnight quilting show, she discovers Chablis sneezing - and since Chablis is allergic to humans, that can only mean one thing: Someone has broken into her house. When she realizes her Abyssinian, Syrah, is missing, Jillian suspects catnapping. Spurred by Chablis and Merlot’s mournful meowing, she investigates - and discovers more missing cats and a murder.

    Linda says: "WONDERFUL AUTHOR, AND VERY GOOD STORY LINE."
    "Slow moving"
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    Any additional comments?

    I kept wishing she would just get on with it. Good story with a sense of future events but I don't believe I will sit through another.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    Overall
    (3231)
    Performance
    (2775)
    Story
    (2796)

    England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

    Maria says: "Kate Morton (and Caroline Lee) does it again!"
    "Love Kate Morton books"
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    Any additional comments?

    Excellent writer. I've read all her books and they are all different but all extremely well written. I hope she gives us more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ten Things I Love About You

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Julia Quinn
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (512)
    Performance
    (265)
    Story
    (269)

    Sebastian Grey is a devilishly handsome rogue with a secret. Annabel Winslow's family voted her The Winslow Most Likely to Speak Her Mind and The Winslow Most Likely to Fall Asleep in Church. Sebastian's uncle is the Earl of Newbury, and if he dies without siring an heir, Sebastian inherits everything. Lord Newbury detests Sebastian and will stop at nothing to prevent this from happening....

    Eileen says: "Very Clever & Entertaining"
    "Why the explicit sex?"
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    Any additional comments?

    This is a fantastic author who has real talent. She writes passionate love tales that just flow until - oops - a gratuitous sex scene. Too bad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent
    • Narrated By Dean Gallagher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2834)
    Performance
    (2132)
    Story
    (2179)

    When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed—a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back.

    Jill says: "Heaven is For Real"
    "Cute kid"
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    Any additional comments?

    Cute story. Very believable until he said the angels had wings. hmm

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Amanda Ripley
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    Overall
    (262)
    Performance
    (160)
    Story
    (161)

    Today, nine out of 10 Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters. Tomorrow, some of us will have to make split-second choices to save ourselves and our families. How will we react? What will it feel like? Will we be heroes or victims? Will our upbringing, our gender, our personality - anything we've ever learned, thought, or dreamed of - ultimately matter?

    Sara says: "fascinating"
    "Wow and wow again!"
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    Any additional comments?

    Just finished this book for the third time. There is so much to learn from it that I will have to listen again. Great stories. Great advice. This book could save your life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Edenbrooke

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Julianne Donaldson
    • Narrated By Emily Elizabeth Hamilton
    Overall
    (173)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (160)

    Marianne Daventry will do anything to escape the boredom of Bath and the amorous attentions of an unwanted suitor. So when an invitation arrives from her twin sister, Cecily, to join her at a sprawling country estate, she jumps at the chance. From a terrifying run-in with a highwayman to a seemingly harmless flirtation, Marianne finds herself embroiled in an unexpected adventure filled with enough romance and intrigue to keep her mind racing.

    Cam says: "Another winner by Julianne Donaldson"
    "Love the book - hate the narrator"
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    Any additional comments?

    Wonderful clean romance. So enjoyable. However, the narrator was awful. I rarely complain about narrators but this one really ruined the experience for me. The narrator for Blackmore is far better! Trust me. Read this one. Skip the audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ben Carson, M.D., Cecil Murphey
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (142)

    In 1987, Dr. Benjamin Carson gained worldwide recognition for his part in the first successful separation of Siamese twins joined at the back of the head. The extremely complex and delicate operation, five months in the planning and twenty-two hours in the execution, involved a surgical plan that Carson helped initiate. Carson pioneered again in a rare procedure known as hemispherectomy, giving children without hope a second chance at life through a daring operation in which he literally removed one half of their brain.

    Ruth says: "Absolutely inspiring!"
    "Excellent man! Excellent book!"
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    After reading this book I immediately sent one to my grandson who wants to be a doctor. Well written. Inspiring. The story of a great moral man. Highly recommended for adults and kids.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blackmoore

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Julianne Donaldson
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (171)

    Kate journeys to the stately manor of Blackmoore and enlists the help of her dearest childhood friend, Henry Delafield. But when it comes to matters of love, bargains are meaningless and plans are changeable. There on the wild lands of Blackmoore, Kate must face the truth that has kept her heart captive. Will the proposal she is determined to reject actually be the one thing that will set her heart free?

    Cam says: "Heartfelt romance"
    "Very best romance ever!"
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    Any additional comments?

    Edenbrooke was great but the writing in this novel is superb. It has mystery, symbolism, and tons of passion (no erotica). I've read a lot of 'em, but this one has to be my all time favorites. Trust me, you'll love it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Austenland: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Shannon Hale
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (793)
    Performance
    (375)
    Story
    (384)

    Jane Hayes is a seemingly normal young New Yorker, but she has a secret. Her obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, is ruining her love life: no real man can compare. But when a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become realer than she ever could have imagined.

    ElChangoPelon says: "Fun read"
    "Disappointed"
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    Any additional comments?

    I like this author and will probably read other books but I was disappointed with this one because it was just fluff.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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