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Nei Baon

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  • The Villa

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (821)
    Performance
    (504)
    Story
    (513)

    Sophia Giambelli has never worried about competition. As a savvy businesswoman, she knows she must be prepared for anything...but she isn't prepared for Tyler MacMillan.

    LeftyMom says: "Excellent!"
    "Nora Roberts at her best"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would absolutely recommend this book. It is a delightful tale of family, intrigue, romance (of course), wine, and has an unexpected twist at the end.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It had all of the elements of the best Nora Roberts books: strong family relationships, an interesting story line, and a bonus two romances instead of one. The insights into wine making in California and in Italy were interesting. The characters were real - I especially enjoyed the teenage girl.


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

    I have not listened to any other stories narrated by Laural Merlington but to my non-Italian ear, she did a fabulous job.


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

    I was much too tempted to listen to it in one sitting - and did stay up too late one evening to listen to the end of it.


    Any additional comments?

    It is an audiobook that I will listen to several times again, I am sure.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Wonder

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated By Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1222)
    Performance
    (1105)
    Story
    (1106)

    August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?R. J. Palacio has crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and writing that shines with spare emotional power.

    Regina-Audible says: "Everyone deserves a standing ovation at least once"
    "Incredibly moving and insightful"
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    Any additional comments?

    A must read for children and adults. A well-told story of a boy who looks very different and how he copes in a regular, public school… and how those around him cope as well. It will make you cry and fill your heart.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Rainbow Rowell
    • Narrated By Laura Hamilton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (858)
    Performance
    (758)
    Story
    (763)

    Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder, coworkers at The Courier, know the newspaper monitors their office e-mail. But they still spend all day sending each other messages, gossiping about their coworkers, and baring their personal lives like an open book. Jennifer tells Beth everything she can’t seem to tell her husband about her anxieties over starting a family. And Beth tells Jennifer everything, period. Meanwhile, Lincoln O’Neill still can’t believe that it’s his job to monitor other people’s e-mail.

    Julie says: "Just what I'd hoped for"
    "A unique, entertaining Y2K romance"
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    Any additional comments?

    The story takes place right around the new millennium with the main setting a newspaper that has only recently moved into the internet age. Much of the story is in the form of emails between two friends/coworkers. The main character is the IT guy who is supposed to screen flagged emails for inappropriate use. He's a decent guy who becomes too caught up in these two women's exchanges and develops an infatuation with one of them. Overall it's a sweet story that keeps you wondering as to how it will all be resolved. A very enjoyable listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Search

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3142)
    Performance
    (1852)
    Story
    (1862)

    To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life — a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school, and a challenging volunteer job performing canine search and rescue. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare.

    amyjh98 says: "Not very exciting"
    "Engaging story with odd narration"
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    I enjoyed the story but it was somewhat painful listening to it. The narrator has an odd cadence or manner that is hard to endure. At first I thought it was an unusual affect for a specific character but realized it was the narrator's own affect that was somewhat akin to uptalking. Very distracting and irritating. I usually listen to my Nora Roberts audiobooks more than once. I could barely make myself finish listening to this one the first time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Songcatcher: Ballad #6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Sharyn McCrumb
    • Narrated By Aasne Vigesaa, James Daniels
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    Lark McCourry is haunted by the memory of a song. As a child she heard it from her relatives in the North Carolina mountains, and she knows that the song has been in her family since 1759, when her ancestor, nine-year-old Malcolm MacQuarry, kidnapped from the Scottish island of Islay, learned it aboard an English ship. The song accompanied young Malcolm when he made his way to Morristown, New Jersey, where he apprenticed with an attorney, became a lawyer himself, and fought in the American Revolution.

    Paul-Joseph Stines says: "Intriguing and Entertaining"
    "The tune still haunts me"
    Overall

    Sharyn McCrumb is an incredible storyteller and this book does not disappoint. The story spans generations and alternates between them with a family's ballad tying them together. I realized that the added benefit of listening to this particular story on audio was that I could actually hear the song (instead of just reading it). As a result I began singing it around the house and it still haunts me, days after finishing the book. Excellent story... and song.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Being Nikki: An Airhead Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Meg Cabot
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (39)

    After a freak accident puts Emerson Watts' brainiac mind in the body of supermodel Nikki Howard, it seems things can't get any worse. Then Nikki's mother mysteriously dis­appears and her brother shows up looking for answers. To top it all off, Em's old best friend Christopher is looking to exact revenge on the corporation responsible for Em's accident.

    Lori L Foglino says: "Never get enough of Meg Cabot."
    "Insults our intelligence"
    Overall

    I know this isn't a science fiction novel, but it would be nice if the author had taken an hour or two to research the brain so the original premise for the story (a brain transplant into a super model) weren't so blatantly not possible. Brains require oxygen, so a transplant would only be conceivable if the dying patient were in the hospital at the time of death, doctors were ready, and the cause of death were something not related to lack of oxygen. Secondly, even "minor" brain surgery takes a lot of recovery time. The character would not be doing strenuous modeling gigs AND full-time school less than 3 months after a brain transplant. Could we be just a tiny bit real??

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful

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