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  • The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Edward Kelsey Moore, Edward Kelsey Moore
    • Narrated By Adenrele Ojo, Pamella D'Pella
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (209)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (189)

    Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat is home away from home for this inseparable Plainview, Indiana, trio. Dubbed "The Supremes" by high school pals in the tumultuous 1960s, they weather life’s storms together for the next four decades. Now, during their most challenging year yet, dutiful, proud, and talented Clarice must struggle to keep up appearances as she deals with her husband’s humiliating infidelities. Beautiful, fragile Barbara Jean is rocked by the tragic reverberations of a youthful love affair. And fearless Odette engages in the most terrifying battle of her life....

    Margaret says: "An AMAZING audible book..."
    "Wonderful characters"
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Odette's mother was my favorite. Not only was she incredibly funny, her view of the world from the other side offered an inspiring perspective on life.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene when James is trying to style Odette's hair was touching. I found myself crying and laughing at the same time.


    Any additional comments?

    I look forward to more books from this author. I was skeptical of a book about women, written by a man. But, he was able to portray all the characters with warmth, wit and wisdom.

    This is one book I'm sorry to finish because I'll miss the characters.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Who Was Louis Armstrong?

    • UNABRIDGED (54 mins)
    • By Yona Zeldis McDonough
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    If not for a stint in reform school, young Louis Armstrong might never have become a musician. It was a teacher at the Colored Waifs' Home who gave him a cornet, promoted him to band leader, and saw talent in the tough kid from the even tougher New Orleans neighborhood called Storyville. But it was Louis Armstrong's own passion and genius that pushed jazz into new and exciting realms with his amazing, improvisational trumpet playing.

    Kindle Customer says: "Interesting family listen"
    "Interesting family listen"
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    What made the experience of listening to Who Was Louis Armstrong? the most enjoyable?

    We've listened to many of the "Who Was" books as a family. They always provide for an interesting listen and I find myself learning things along w/ the children. It's a great way to supplement their history lessons at school.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Investigating the Scientific Method with Max Axiom, Super Scientist

    • ABRIDGED (33 mins)
    • By Donald B. Lemke
    • Narrated By Dennis Spears, Colleen Buckman
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    The scientific method includes techniques for gaining new knowledge and investigating phenomena. This audiobook follows the adventures of Max Axiom as he explains the scientific method.

    Kindle Customer says: "Max Axiom Rocks!"
    "Max Axiom Rocks!"
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    Would you listen to Investigating the Scientific Method with Max Axiom, Super Scientist again? Why?

    Absolutely! These are the perfect books for reluctant readers. My son struggled to meet his non-fiction reading quotas at school until we found Max Axiom. Not only is the science explained in an easy to understand manner, these books are fun to listen to. Because of the graphic nature of the books, I suggest getting the regular book as well so you can follow along.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The World of Food Chains with Max Axiom, Super Scientist

    • ABRIDGED (19 mins)
    • By Liam O'Donnell
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Follow the adventures of Max Axiom as he explains the science behind food chains.

    Kindle Customer says: "Max Axiom Rocks!"
    "Max Axiom Rocks!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The World of Food Chains with Max Axiom, Super Scientist the most enjoyable?

    Absolutely! These are the perfect books for reluctant readers. My son struggled to meet his non-fiction reading quotas at school until we found Max Axiom. Not only is the science explained in an easy to understand manner, these books are fun to listen to. Because of the graphic nature of the books, I suggest getting the regular book as well so you can follow along.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shocking World of Electricity with Max Axiom, Super Scientist

    • ABRIDGED (18 mins)
    • By Liam O'Donnell
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (3)

    Follow the adventures of Max Axiom as he explains the science behind electricity.

    Kindle Customer says: "Max Axiom Rocks!"
    "Max Axiom Rocks!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! These are the perfect books for reluctant readers. My son struggled to meet his non-fiction reading quotas at school until we found Max Axiom. Not only is the science explained in an easy to understand manner, these books are fun to listen to. Because of the graphic nature of the books, I suggest getting the regular book as well so you can follow along.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sins of the Father: Clifton Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings, Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (886)
    Performance
    (730)
    Story
    (724)

    Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets, and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German Uboat, drowning almost the entire crew. An American cruise liner, the SS Kansas Star, rescues a handful of sailors, among them Harry and the third officer, an American named Tom Bradshaw.

    Margaret Campbell says: "Can';t Wait for the Next One!!!"
    "Good, but not great"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Given the theme and setting, one can't help but compare this to Ken Follet's Century trilogy, and this book comes out lacking in the comparison.

    The characters are likeable and the story is good. It reminds me of a historical soap opera: entertaining but far-fetched. In other Archer books I've read, the history was woven into the story. This book, the history was added in like an afterthought. The story could have taken place at most any period of time.

    I normally enjoy books that skip between different points of view, but in this case, it was often redundant. Rather than advance the story line, the different view points seemed to just rehash the same events, with a he said/she said perspective. I often found myself double checking to make sure that I had not skipped back; it felt like I was listening to the same chapter over again.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Even though this is part of a series, I still expect a book to have some closure at the end. Just like the first book, this story just abruptly ends, leaving a cliffhanger for the next book in the series.


    Do you think The Sins of the Father needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It's obviously written as part of a series. I'll probably listen to the remaining books to find out what happens to the characters.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Wall and the Wing

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Laura Ruby
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    In one vast and sparkling city, everyone can fly. Almost everyone. A few, nicknamed leadfeet, are sentenced by a trick of nature or fate to forever spend their lives closer to the ground. But one night, a girl named Gurl - a leadfoot, an orphan, a nobody - discovers that she can do something much better than fly. She can become invisible. This amazing power will help her uncover the secret mysteries of the city. But even with her newfound talent, Gurl can't seem to hide from a giant rat man with a taste for cats.

    Kindle Customer says: "Fun Listen"
    "Fun Listen"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Wall and the Wing the most enjoyable?

    The narrator makes each character unique. It really adds to the telling of the tale.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my third time listening to these books with my children. I am enjoying it as much as they are. I find myself listening to it even when they aren't in the car.

    My children are 9, 11, and 13 and it's hard to find a book that appeals to all of them. They all LOVE these books and are asking for more audiobooks by Laura Ruby.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Joshilyn Jackson
    • Narrated By Joshilyn Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1427)
    Performance
    (1231)
    Story
    (1207)

    A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother....

    Janice says: "I wanted to cheer out loud!"
    "Sad for it to end .."
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    Would you listen to A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty again? Why?

    I feel like I need to read Joshilyn Jackson's books with a highlighter in hand. Her turns of phrase are so perfect that I want to remember them. I would (and will!) listen to this again because it's a wonderful story, beautifully read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters draw you in from the first chapter.


    What about Joshilyn Jackson’s performance did you like?

    She has a real southern accent that adds to the telling of the tale.


    If you could rename A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty, what would you call it?

    The title is pretty perfect.


    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tom Franklin
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1326)
    Performance
    (739)
    Story
    (749)

    Larry Ott and Silas “32” Jones were unlikely boyhood friends. Larry was the child of lower middle-class white parents, Silas the son of a poor, single, black mother - their worlds as different as night and day. Yet a special bond developed between them in Chabot, Mississippi. But within a few years, tragedy struck. In high school, a girl who lived up the road from Larry had gone to the drive-in movie with him and nobody had seen her again.

    Ann says: "Excellent story, terrific narrator."
    "Wonderful story, wonderfully read"
    Overall

    This book captured me from the first line. It's one where you'll find yourself doing an extra lap (or two) around the block because you don't want to stop listening.

    Mr. Kenerly is one of the best narrators I've heard. Being from the south, there's nothing I hate worse than a fake southern accent. He slips in and out of characters/dialects so smoothly that you immediately know which character is speaking.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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