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Karla

livingston, TX, United States

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  • Nights in Rodanthe

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By JoBeth Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (282)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (77)

    Nicholas Sparks, best selling author of A Bend in the Road and A Walk to Remember, returns with this touching tale of two vulnerable people who find love in the eye of a storm.

    Karla says: "Not a "happily ever after" book!"
    "Not a "happily ever after" book!"
    Overall

    This struck me as a lovestory without much closure. Left me wanting more. Characters are well developed and it is well written, but this is not your typical "love story" where everyone lives happily ever after. Left me feeling sad. May be a little too close to "real life!"

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • And One Last Thing...

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2900)
    Performance
    (2249)
    Story
    (2246)

    Lacey Terwilliger's shock and humiliation over her husband's philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mike's company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special brand of "administrative support" his receptionist gives him. The detailed mass e-mail to Mike's family, friends, and clients blows up in her face, and before one can say "instant urban legend", Lacey has become the pariah of her small Kentucky town and a media punch line....

    Ducky says: "For me this was such a HOOT!!!"
    "Great He Done Me Wrong & I WON story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Good for anyone going thru a divorce due to a cheating husband!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lead Character is sassy, funny and the author makes it easy to relate to her. She is sassy, snarky at times, and very "human" going through the emotional adjustment of learning she was married to a lying cheating jerk. Not only does she survive but she thrives by escaping to a lake cabin and finds herself again with the help of her attorney, an unusual friend, her gay brother and of course the sexy reclusive neighbor.


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

    Not yet, but I plan to listen to all of them


    Who was the most memorable character of And One Last Thing... and why?

    All of the characters are developed well and most of them are likeable.


    Any additional comments?

    Its a good read for any woman who has endured the embarrassment of a divorce caused by a lying cheating husband.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Other People

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sol Stein
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    This is the story of three very different men in love with the same woman. It is also the story of that woman, Francine Widmer.

    Mayca says: "A very entertaining and interesting book"
    "Intense and enjoyable"
    Overall

    I bought this book after listening to Sol Stein's book on writing. It is evident after listening to Other People that he employs the techniques he teaches. The narrator is difficult to understand at first and seems to clip words to make the story seem fast pace...The story is good enough to stand on its own and draws the reader despite the narrator's interpretation. It is quick paced, unpredictable enough to be interesting and quite enjoyable even though it was very graphic at times.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Safe Haven

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2157)
    Performance
    (1268)
    Story
    (1280)

    When Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community..

    Ruth Adamson says: "Not Nicholas Sparks best, but ok"
    "Wonderful story..Happy, Sad, Touching,Satisfying"
    Overall

    This is the first Spark's book I have read. It lived up to his excellent reputation. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good love story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27654)
    Performance
    (14242)
    Story
    (14296)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "It deserves the wonderful comments it has received"
    Overall

    This story is one that I'll listen to again. The author does a beautiful job of allowing us into the minds, and spirits of the characters. The characters become friends and you won't want the story to end. The narrators do a magnificent job of portraying these characters. This book draws you into a group of people's lives encompassing and sharing their flaws and their strengths beautifully. Highly recommend....it isn't action drama...just a reminder of the way things used to be and an introduction to new friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Call Me Irresistible

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Shannon Cochran
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1035)
    Performance
    (484)
    Story
    (473)

    Call Me Irresistible is the book Susan Elizabeth Phillips's readers have long awaited. Ted, better known as "little Teddy," the nine-year-old heartbreak kid from Phillips's first best seller, Fancy Pants, and as "young Teddy," the hunky new college graduate in Lady Be Good, is all grown up now—along with Lucy from First Lady and Meg from What I Did for Love. They're ready to take center stage in a saucy, funny, and highly addictive tale fans will love.

    "unknown" says: "SEP is Back In The Game!! Loved It!"
    "Wonderful..SEP does it again!"
    Overall

    Highly Recommend this funny touching account of Meg, a sassy, gutsy, success challenged young woman, who finds herself and finds Ted, a financially successful, emotionally challenged, Texas hunk. The dialog, the plot and the narrator does a wonderful job....if you listen to this you will have experienced life in Texas with all its loveable bigger than life characters. The narrator is exceptionally good as is the story! I love the fact that SEP uses familiar characters from her other stories. Now I'll have to listen to Glitter Baby and Fancy Pants again. This book is right up there with Natural Born Charmer. I'm already listening to this one a second time and I just finished it! SEP... Thank you for a wonderful vacation, please keep writing! I'm already looking forward to your next book. This one was OUTSTANDING!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Just Imagine

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Cristine McMurdo-Wallis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (497)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (211)

    The War Between the States may be over for the rest of the country, but not for Kit Weston. Disguised as a boy, she's come to New York City to kill Baron Cain, the man who stands between her and Risen Glory, the South Carolina home she loves. But unknown to Kit, the Yankee war hero is more than her bitterest enemy; he's also her guardian. And he'll be a lot harder to kill than she's figured on.

    Laura C. Pailler says: "Susan Elizabeth's great formula"
    "Liked it ALOT"
    Overall

    Just Imagine surprised me by being very entertaining. It is different than most of SEPs work, but the character development was very good and the narrator did a beautiful job. I wasn't going to download it because it was set post civil war, but I'm a fan of SEP's writing. Not sorry I purchased it. There were some surprises in it and I liked the secondary romance in this between Sephonia and Magnuss. If you are a SEP fan you won't want to miss this one!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Never Say Never

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Lisa Wingate, Johanna Parker
    • Narrated By Peggity Price
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Kai Miller has never put down roots and doesn’t intend to change. Yet when a hurricane evacuation brings her to Daily, Texas, she begins to reexamine her tumbleweed ways. After meeting Kemp Eldridge, she can almost see herself settling down—until her dreams are dashed when she hears he’s promised to another. But locals have learned to never say never—especially when Aunt Donnetta is cooking up a scheme.

    Karla says: "Slow start, but worth finishing."
    "Slow start, but worth finishing."
    Overall

    There was so much "southern"dialect listening to this book I just about quit in the first 15 minutes. The first half of the book is SLOW, but by the second half (if you can tolerate the narrators depiction of a southern hair dresser) you come to like the characters. The authors tell a story about sourthern life and the people living there. It is full of "southern" sayings and cliches' but if you can overlook them you'll like the characters and will probably feel like you have known someone like them.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • What I Did for Love

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (677)
    Performance
    (253)
    Story
    (260)

    Georgie York, once the costar of America's favorite television sitcom, has been publicly abandoned by her famous husband, her film career has tanked, her father is driving her crazy, and her public image as a spunky heroine is taking a serious beating. What should a down-on-her-luck actress do?

    Michelene says: "Good not Great!"
    "Read Susan Elizabeth Philips' other books 1st"
    Overall

    I love SEP's books while this book was better than Glitter Baby, it wasn't one of my favorites. It is worth listening to because the character development was so good as was the narrator, but story line was kind of hokey at times. Listening to Glitter Baby first would probably make this book more enjoyable. I would recommend it if you are an SEP fan; it just isn't one of her saucy jaunts.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Glitter Baby

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (506)
    Performance
    (223)
    Story
    (220)

    Fleur Savagar is the most beautiful woman in the world . . . to everyone but herself. With her oversized hands and paddle-boat feet, her streaky blond hair and funny green eyes, she lives a life filled with secrets that began before she was born. That was when her bewitching mother left home to find James Dean and met Errol Flynn instead. Now Fleur has to grow up quickly, and life won't make that easy.

    Theresa says: "Another SEP Winner"
    "It was OK"
    Overall

    I'm a huge SEP fan...listen to her books over and over..especially the Chicago Stars series(LOVE Natural Born Charmer). Glitter Baby was well written, but the characters were just difficult to like. Wasn't the sassy cute style of Ain't She Sweet but it is worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Breathing Room

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Kate Fleming
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (757)
    Performance
    (315)
    Story
    (318)

    Sometimes in life you need a little breathing room, especially when your life has just fallen apart. Dr. Isabel Favor, America's diva of self help, knows this all too well. She's lost her fiancé to an earth mother, her accountant has absconded with her money, and her self-help empire is in shambles. She flees the country to Tuscany, waiting for life to settle down, but the biggest disaster lies just ahead. On one unforgettable night, she's about to meet Lorenzo Gage, Hollywood's favorite villain.

    Brenda says: "An enjoyable read."
    "Not Rocket Science, but FUN...just what I needed!"
    Overall

    I was hesitant to buy this due to other reviews, but love SEP so I thought I would take a chance. SEP did a beautiful job again. The main character, an uptight and control freak meets bad boy hunk and finds a relationship that works for them..Sounds corny and that is why I waited to buy this; but, through SEPs description and wit they won a place in my heart. SEPs ability to explore/describe human frailities with humor and realistic accuracy continues to make her my favorite author and this a purely FUN BOOK!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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