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Melissa

Montgomery, AL, United States | Listener Since 2009

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  • Another Piece of My Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jane Green
    • Narrated By Jane Green
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (66)

    Andi has spent much of her adult life looking for the perfect man, and at 37, she's finally found him. Ethan - divorced with two daughters, Emily and Sophia - is a devoted father and even better husband. Always hoping one day she would be a mother, Andi embraces the girls like they were her own. But in Emily’s eyes, Andi is an obstacle to her father’s love, and Emily will do whatever it takes to break her down. When the dynamics between the two escalate, they threaten everything Andi believes about love, family, and motherhood....

    Sue says: "My opinion"
    "Strong story, but needs a different narrator"
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    What made the experience of listening to Another Piece of My Heart the most enjoyable?

    The story was very good: it was Jane Green at her best -- creating complex, memorable characters in real life situations.


    What other book might you compare Another Piece of My Heart to and why?

    It took more turns than Promises to Keep, but it was similar to some of Green's earlier novels.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jane Green?

    At first, I was thrilled to have Jane Green narrating her own book -- but it turned out to be a bit of a disservice to the strength of the story. The characters are American, so Jane's British accent was distracting. Also, one of the great strengths of professional narrators is their ability to change their voices slightly -- even via inflection or speed -- for different characters. This isn't a skill Green has, so I was often confused about who was speaking if i missed a word or a sentence.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a compelling story that loses a bit in the narration, but fans of Jane Green's work will enjoy it.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The American Heiress: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Daisy Goodwin
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (457)
    Performance
    (329)
    Story
    (330)

    Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the 20th century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts’, suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals.

    Maria says: "I loved this book!"
    "Loved it!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The American Heiress the most enjoyable?

    The characters, and setting were great, and the novel is historical without letting the history get in the way of the story. This is a great read for Downton Abbey junkies who need something to get them through until the series returns.


    What other book might you compare The American Heiress to and why?

    The Downton Abbey TV series, as well as Henry James' and Edith Wharton's longer novels.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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