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Beth

Stockbridge, MA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Lost Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Alyson Richman
    • Narrated By George Guidall, Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1728)
    Performance
    (1541)
    Story
    (1549)

    In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit, and the strength of memory.

    Sara says: "Love, Strength & Survival"
    "One of the most beautiful stories"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Lost Wife the most enjoyable?

    Everything about this book is beautiful. The story, the narration- did not want it to end.


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing I was disappointed about was that I wanted to know more and the book just ended. Maybe there will be sequel?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20887)
    Performance
    (18728)
    Story
    (18795)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "It did keep my attention"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Any additional comments?

    I kept waiting for something to happen- and it did- about halfway through the book. The story is somewhat predictable-- but not enough for me not to recommend it. There are a lot of crazy people out there.

    0 of 0 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
    (7106)
    Performance
    (5048)
    Story
    (5037)

    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"
    "Loved this book!!!"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to The Kitchen House the most enjoyable?

    Loved the characters and the narration was excellent


    What did you like best about this story?

    Love historical novels and this was everything all the reviewers said it was


    Which character – as performed by Orlagh Cassidy and Bahni Turpin – was your favorite?

    loved them both equally


    Who was the most memorable character of The Kitchen House and why?

    Mama May- she was smart and insiteful


    Any additional comments?

    Buy it!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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