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Tell us about yourself! I love books! I always have a book. I am reading on my nook for while I am at work, and a book ( or 2) on my iPhone from audible for while I am diving to and from work or cleaning the house.

Pleasant Grove, UT, US | Member Since 2011

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  • The Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7616)
    Performance
    (6635)
    Story
    (6626)

    Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

    Amazon Customer says: "A great book"
    "Enjoyable listen"
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    What did you love best about The Witness?

    I loved how not only the characters were developed but also the feel of the town.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed listening to The witness. Nora Roberts did a great job developing each scene and each character. The plot was somewhat predictable. But that didn't bother me. It was a great romance story with a little mystery. This was my first book by this author, but I will be listening to more

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Ruins

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jess Walter
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6214)
    Performance
    (5381)
    Story
    (5375)

    The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

    Ella says: "My mind wandered"
    "Loved the story, loved the performance!"
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    I don't write many reviews because I am not an author and I don't like giving spoilers. This book was beautifully written. I felt I had to write a review Beautiful Ruins because I enjoyed it so much!
    There are several characters in the book, but each is well developed and Jess Walter did a great job of making sure all of the loose ends were tied up by the end of the story. From the shores of Italy to The west coast of the USA I felt I was in each setting.
    Edoardo Ballerini was wonderful. Speaking beautiful Italian sometimes and other times the voice of Deborah, and all of the characters in between. I was able to visualize the settings in the book as if I were watching a movie, or an extra in the story itself.
    As I said, I am not a great author, but Jess Walter did a great job with this book. Give it a try and you will love it as much as I did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cider House Rules

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (841)
    Performance
    (505)
    Story
    (504)

    From one of America's most beloved and respected writers comes the classic story of Homer Wells, an orphan, and Wilbur Larch, a doctor without children of his own, who develop an extraordinary bond with one another.

    Patti says: "Wonderful"
    "Sad, funny, thought provoking, great story!"
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    If you could sum up The Cider House Rules in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, thought provoking


    Which character – as performed by Grover Gardner – was your favorite?

    Wilbur Larch and Homer Wells too hard to choose just one.


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

    I don't have enough time to listen to a book this long all in one sitting but it could have kept my attention for that long.


    Any additional comments?

    I really lived this book. Very well written and the performance was great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cloud Atlas

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By David Mitchell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Cassandra Campbell, Kim Mai Guest, and others
    Overall
    (3373)
    Performance
    (2552)
    Story
    (2563)

    A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified "dinery server" on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation: the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history.

    Elizabeth says: "thoroughly enjoyed"
    "Confusing and Hard to Follow"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I couldn't follow the story line. I listened to ALL of it, thinking it would come together, but it never did for me. I still don't really know what it was about.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I thought the narrators did a really good job. I just wan't able to connect the dots between the different story lines.


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

    I was dissapointed that I couldn't understand what the point of the storry was and couldn't bring it together. It seemed very disjointed to me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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