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Debbie

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  • Georgia Bottoms: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Mark Childress
    • Narrated By Debra Monk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (67)

    A best-selling author of books for adults and children, Mark Childress pens his most outrageous work yet with Georgia Bottoms. The titular heroine is the epitome of the church-going Southern belle, except for one teeny-tiny aspect of her life. Georgia’s family inheritance has long since evaporated, and to maintain her genteel lifestyle, Miss Bottoms has taken six affluent lovers—the fly in the ointment being that one is a married preacher who’s about to reveal their infidelity to the whole congregation.

    Sue says: "Fun Listen"
    "Just ok"
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    What did you like best about Georgia Bottoms? What did you like least?

    The narrator didn't seem to fit the character of Georgia Bottoms.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mark Childress? Why or why not?

    Maybe


    Did Debra Monk do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Did not care for her voice.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The House On Tradd Street

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Karen White
    • Narrated By Aimee Bruneau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (750)
    Performance
    (357)
    Story
    (354)

    Practical Melanie Middleton hates to admit she can see ghosts. But she's going to have to accept it. An Old man she recently met has died, leaving her his historic Tradd Street home, complete with housekeeper, dog - and a family of ghosts anxious to tell her their secrets.

    Joanna says: "Pleasantly surprised"
    "Funny and mysterious!"
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    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It's a laugh out loud and sit on the edge of your seat book. Loved it!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Strangers On Montagu Street

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Karen White
    • Narrated By Aimee Bruneau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (190)

    The Strangers On Montagu Street, the third in Karen White's enchanting series, follows up on the The House On Tradd Street and The Girl On Legare Street. Psychic realtor Melanie Middleton is still restoring her Charleston house and doesn't expect to have a new houseguest, a teen girl named Nola. But the girl didn't come alone, and the spirits that accompanied Nola don't seem willing to leave.... Karen White, author of ten award-winning novels, is a graduate of Tulane University....

    T. Arcangel says: "Best so far!"
    "Love the mystery!"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    History, mystery, modern day life with humor all in one! I love that this book is part of a series.


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

    Excellent narrator! I search to find the books that she narrates and download them.


    Any additional comments?

    Download today!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fox's Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Anne River Siddons
    • Narrated By Sally Darling
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (33)

    When beautiful, dirt-poor Ruth Yancey rises to become mistress of Sparta, Georgia's finest mansion, she reveals a heart of pure evil. For three generations, she rules the mansion through cruel manipulation and insinuation, breaking hearts and shattering souls - until one courageous woman decides to match her madness.

    Douglas says: "Narrated litrature at its best"
    "Intriguing!"
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    Where does Fox's Earth rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is long, but definitely keeps your attention. The narration was good and kept you involved. I enjoyed listening!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Donna VanLiere
    • Narrated By Donna VanLiere
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (98)

    Tennessee, 1950: a time and place that straddles the past and present. Ivorie Walker is considered an old maid by the town (though she’s only in her early 30s), and she takes that label with good humor and a grain of salt. Ever since her parents passed away, she has hidden her loneliness behind a fierce independence and a claim of not needing anyone. But when she realizes that someone has been stealing vegetables from her garden - a feral, dirty-faced boy who disappears into the hills - something about him haunts Ivorie.

    Linda says: "Do not give up on this book!"
    "Amazing narration and a heart wrenching story."
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    Where does The Good Dream rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely one of my favorites!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narration brings the story to life and the humor that makes you laugh out loud. This story makes your emotions go in all different directions... and the narrator makes you feel like you are there.


    Which character – as performed by Donna VanLiere – was your favorite?

    I love Ivory with her humor, spunk and honesty.


    Any additional comments?

    Download this book today!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl on Legare Street

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Karen White
    • Narrated By Aimee Bruneau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (311)
    Performance
    (189)
    Story
    (187)

    A this sequel to The House on Tradd Street. When Melanie Middleton was seven years old, her mother, Ginnette, left home, abandoning her husband and her daughter. Now, nearly 33 years later, Ginnette has returned to Charleston, South Carolina, to confront her past and make amends with the daughter she left behind. Melanie is less than thrilled when her mother reappears in her life and asks for her help in buying back the family home.

    Kathy says: "Believable Paranormal Ghostly Story"
    "Excellent!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Girl on Legare Street the most enjoyable?

    Wonderfully written and the performance was stellar! The story line was unpredictable which made it fun.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Girl on Legare Street?

    When the fireplace wall was opened up and the secret room was revealed.


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

    No, but going forward, I will look for books narrated by her.


    If you could take any character from The Girl on Legare Street out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Jack, because he was intriguing!


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the book and the mystery and humor... can't wait to listen to the next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Gentle Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Deborah Smith
    • Narrated By Suzy Harbulak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (134)

    A Connecticut heiress learns she's adopted and travels to northern Florida "cracker" cattle ranch to find her birth parents. There she also finds unexpected romance with the ranch's owner.

    ~~ DARA ~~ says: "Extremely Touching!"
    "Horrible Audio"
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    Would you try another book from Deborah Smith and/or Suzy Harbulak?

    I have read other Deborah Smith books and loved them... this book seemed a bit far fetched and predictable.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The audio was terrible. There so many voice-overs that it was distracting. The narrator's voice would have been better received had it not been for the poor audio quality.


    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Casual Vacancy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By J. K. Rowling
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2883)
    Performance
    (2531)
    Story
    (2553)

    When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

    cristina says: "I was surprised by how much I liked it"
    "hard to follow"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    not sure


    Would you ever listen to anything by J. K. Rowling again?

    not sure


    Which scene was your favorite?

    none


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    none


    Any additional comments?

    I only listened to the first part of 3. The book was so detailed that it was hard to follow the story line. I kept waiting on it to get better, but never got the sense that it would... so I deleted it. Sorry J.K.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • We're Just Like You, Only Prettier: Confessions of a Tarnished Southern Belle

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Celia Rivenbark
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    Humorous essays on life in the south. A Southern woman's take on daily life.

    Debbie says: "Not what I expected..."
    "Not what I expected..."
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    What would have made We're Just Like You, Only Prettier better?

    A different narrator and more of a story line.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Celia Rivenbark again?

    maybe


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She seemed unsure, lot of pauses... could hear her breathing... voice was not one of a southern belle.


    Any additional comments?

    Typically, I must finish what I start, but I had to turn this audio book off.

    2 of 2 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
    (6945)
    Performance
    (4908)
    Story
    (4897)

    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"
    "A step back in time..."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Kitchen House the most enjoyable?

    What a wonderful and realistic book! The author made you feel like you were there. I connected with the characters and didn't want it to end... they had become my friends.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Kitchen House?

    When Mama May was hanged... I felt like I was standing there and I had such an chilling sad feeling!


    What does Orlagh Cassidy and Bahni Turpin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Fantastic readers... captured every moment with their voices!


    If you could rename The Kitchen House, what would you call it?

    I would not change one thing about the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I am hoping for a sequel!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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