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Barbara

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LEXINGTON, KY, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Shannon: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Frank Delaney
    • Narrated By Frank Delaney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    In the summer of 1922, Robert Shannon, a young American hero of the Great War, lands in Ireland. A Marine chaplain, he was present at the frightful Battle of Belleau Wood, and he still suffers from shell shock. His mentor hopes that a journey Robert had always wanted to make - to find his family roots - will restore his equilibrium and his vocation. Unbeknownst to Robert, a safety net has been spread beneath him: All along the banks of the river that bears his family name, a chain of support has been put into place.

    Greg says: "Marvelous Tale"
    "Mildly entertaining"
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    Story
    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    This book was difficult to get into. I had to start over because I was not following the thread of the story. The second time I managed to finish it, but still wanted it to be over so many times! The second half of the book was much more interesting than the first half, and I wished I had a hard copy book to be able to flip back to the beginning and try to figure out who all those people were that he had met prior to ending up at Nurse Kennedy's house.


    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
    (13881)
    Performance
    (12251)
    Story
    (12279)

    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!"
    "Enthralling!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Gone Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Gone Girl was one of the more captivating listens. I listened in the car, in the yard, in the kitchen, in the bathroom, just about everywhere, it was that enthrallilng.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author gave just enough foreshadowing to keep you on the edge of your seat but not enough to give away anything.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Favorite or most emotional? I had to stop what I was doing when **spoiler alert** Amy came home and started making up this crazy story about being held hostage, because I was so mad at her I was yelling as if Nick could hear me, "She's lying,she's evil! Don't believe her!"


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I just started hating Amy with a passion! I started yelling at her while the narrator was reading her part.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended for anyone who really wants to get involved in a story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Think I Love You

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Allison Pearson
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (33)

    The new novel from the best-selling author of I Don’t Know How She Does It takes us on an unforgettable journey into first love, and—with the emotional intensity and penetrating wit that have made her beloved among readers all over the world—reminds us of how the ardor of our youth can ignite our adult lives.

    k. says: "NPR loved it and so did i"
    "Fun listen"
    Overall

    I Think I Love You was fun to listen to, a chance to go back to my teen past and experience David Cassidy all over again. I really enjoyed the 2nd half more, when Petra was grown and had the opportunity to indulge her teen-age fantasy by meeting the idol. The Welsh accent was hard to understand initially, but overall the listen was very satisfying. It was chick-lit type of stuff, so no 5 stars, only 4. The interview at the end was a great addition. I'd recommend this as a "beach read" or just light escapist audio.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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