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Kibble

Illinois United States | Member Since 2016

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  • 19 reviews
  • 91 ratings
  • 319 titles in library
  • 17 purchased in 2018
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  • The Christmas Angel Project

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Melody Carlson
    • Narrated By Linda Stephens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    Five women from different walks of life have become close friends through their book club - enjoying one another's company even more than they enjoy the books. So when the leader of the book club unexpectedly passes away on the cusp of the Christmas season, the four remaining friends are stunned. They relied on Abby for inspiration and motivation. She was the glue that held them together, and they're sure that without her the group can't continue.

    lso says: "Lso"
    "Very disappointing"
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    I got this book based on a review from a person I follow. She loved it but I found it lacking--just not for me!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • When We Were Sisters

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Emilie Richards
    • Narrated By Karen White, Elijah Alexander, Rachel Fulginiti
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1317)
    Performance
    (1205)
    Story
    (1205)

    As children in foster care, Cecilia and Robin vowed they would be the sisters they had never had. Cecelia, now a superstar singer-songwriter, is living life on the edge. Robin set aside her career as a successful photojournalist to create the loving family she always yearned for. But gazing through a wide-angle lens at both past and future, she sees that her marriage is disintegrating. Her attorney husband is rarely home. She and the children need Kris' love and attention, but does Kris need them?

    Terri C. says: "An incredible journey!"
    "Very dramatic"
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    Too much drama for my taste. The narrator for Robyn was a drama queen and her syrupy voice was irritating. While I’m sure the foster program had some bad apples, all the foster families I know are caring and want what is best for the children. It’s a huge commitment to open their homes to neglected and/or abused children. Children who are so disappointed that their very own moms and dads don’t love them enough. I would certainly hope the DCFS would never allow slave labor or rapists within the system.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Take Me With You

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated By Jeff Cummings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3966)
    Performance
    (3555)
    Story
    (3541)

    August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his 19-year-old son died. Every year he’s spent the summer on the road, but making it to Yellowstone this year means everything. The plan had been to travel there with his son, but now August is making the trip with Philip’s ashes instead. An unexpected twist of fate lands August with two extra passengers for his journey, two half-orphans with nowhere else to go. What none of them could have known was how transformative both the trip - and the bonds that develop between them- would prove....

    Jeffrey says: "Gripping, brilliantly heartwarming,thoughtful!"
    "Recommending this one to my book club."
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    Where does Take Me With You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is among my top 5.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Take Me With You?

    The ending.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is one that stayed with me long after I finished it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • KnockOut: FBI Thriller #13

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated By Paul Costanzo, Renee Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (466)
    Performance
    (294)
    Story
    (297)

    Seven-year-old Autumn Backman has a gift: she can communicate telepathically with others. Not everyone, mind you, but with a select few with whom she shares a special kinship. When Autumn and her mother, Joanna, take her father's ashes to be buried in the family plot in Brickers Bowl, Georgia, she witnesses a horrifying sight: her grandmother and two uncles, burying a pile of dead bodies in the middle of the night.

    Lehua of Pacifica says: "Predictable all the way"
    "Very disappointed"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    probably nothing. I disliked it from the beginning.


    How could the performance have been better?

    My main objection was the voice of the child.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No, I didn't finish it.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read some other books from Coulter's FBI series and enjoyed them. This one just missed the mark for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tara Road

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated By Katherine Borowitz
    Overall
    (1062)
    Performance
    (525)
    Story
    (533)

    When two unhappy women switch homes for the summer, there are extraordinary consequences, and each learns that the other has a deep secret that can never be revealed. At the end of the summer, when the women at last meet face-to-face, they find that they have become, firmly and forever, good friends.

    B. W. says: "Material good - quality, not-so-much"
    "So glad I found this book!"
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    Wow! I loved this novel. It took me a few chapters to get the characters straight so I went back to the beginning and re-listened to chapters 1-3 a second time. Once I got the relationship between Ria, Rosemary, Hilary and Gertie right it all made sense.

    Danny Lynch, Ria's handsome dashing husband, brought back buried memories of my own first husband--even down to a failed business and the delusion of grandeur. What a character. But through all his shortfalls, some good qualities come through.

    Great read. First good book I have read in 2016. Good novels seem to be in short supply this year. (Pub date on Tara Road is 1998).





    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Man in the High Castle

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Jeff Cummings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4594)
    Performance
    (4220)
    Story
    (4230)

    It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some 20 years earlier the United States lost a war - and is now occupied jointly by Nazi Germany and Japan.

    Michael G Kurilla says: "Alternative history"
    "Very Disappointed!"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I do not know about the book. I was told by a man about 70 that he likes the series..


    Has The Man in the High Castle turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not at all. The subject sounded interesting but I just could not get into this book. It was too weird. I got it because I thought it would have to be good if Amazon was filming a series but I just didn't like it at all.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    frankly, I can't imagine how he read it at all.


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

    Disappointment.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Wanda E. Brunstetter
    • Narrated By Renee Ertl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (96)

    As Amish widow Emma Yoder contemplates the task ahead, her thoughts center on one: What if she fails? Longing to remove a burden from her family by becoming self-sufficient, Emma has offered to hold quilting classes in her home. But when she sees the patchwork of faces assembled for the first lesson, her confidence dwindles as doubt threatens to take hold.

    susan says: "unexpected unlikely charactures in a amish novel"
    "Nice little story."
    Overall
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    Quick read. Has seven stories going simultaneously. A couple of them are not realistic. Not one of my favorite books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Taken

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Dee Henderson
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (620)
    Performance
    (556)
    Story
    (558)

    Abducted at the age of sixteen and coerced into assisting the Jacoby crime family, Shannon Bliss has finally found a way out. She desperately wants to resume some semblance of normal life, but she also knows she has some unfinished business to attend to. She has enough evidence to put her captors behind bars for a very long time.

    Lia says: "2.5 Boring Most Of The Time"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall
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    This was my first Dee Henderson book. After a friend told me her books are terrific, I couldn't wait to read one of them and chose a stand alone book rather than starting a series. The story line was OK but just drags on and on. The narrator sounded so sad as if telling a story of a tragic death. As the story unfolded, I thought perhaps an upbeat reader would have made this book more enjoyable for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Candle in the Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Lynn Austin
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (834)
    Performance
    (649)
    Story
    (650)

    Winner of the 2001 Christy Award, Lynn Austin captures the turmoil of the Civil War in this stirring novel. From vast plantations to the cramped closets of the Underground Railroad, it follows one young woman's inspiring journey of risk and sacrifice.

    Rachel says: "Candle In the Darkness"
    "One of the best books I have read."
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    Once in awhile you read a book that is so good you just have to tell others about it. This is one of those books. From the first sentence I was drawn into the story and it stayed with me long after I finished reading. I have told my book club friends, my daughters, my best friends and anyone else willing to listen how great the Candle in the Darkness is.

    Lynn Austin has moved to the top of my list of favorite authors. I learned many things I did not know about the Civil War and slavery while reading this novel and it is amazing how Ms Austin weaves in the scripture and Christianity so lovingly and accurately without being 'preachy'.

    I can't wait to read more of her books!!

    Thank you, Lynn Austin!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Memory Man

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17627)
    Performance
    (15968)
    Story
    (15907)

    Amos Decker's life changed forever - twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good and left him with an improbable side effect - he can never forget anything.

    Amazon Customer V says: "Good plot BAD edit and mixiing"
    "READY FOR BOOK 2 WITH AMOS DECKER!!"
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    Great read! I am a fan of multiple narrators and these three are excellent. I didn't find the story line to be predictable but I never try to figure out endings. I just read for the love of the story and this one was unusual and very good. Loved it when Amos rewound DVR and found the memory. Do hope he gets on a bit of a health kick to get in better shape for book 2!! Don't let me down, David B. Please bring the memory man back in a series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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