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PAMELA

LANGHORNE, PA, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • 6 reviews
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  • 80 titles in library
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  • Traps

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By MacKenzie Bezos
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (28)

    In this tautly woven tour de force, the paths of four very different women intersect, briefly but significantly, in ways that will change each of them forever. MacKenzie Bezos’s Traps is a propulsive exploration of the snares we build for ourselves, and of how life’s trials and reversals can lead to startling freedoms. Dana is a beautiful young security guard trained in special ops can disarm a bomb or suture a wound but is terrified of committing to the man she loves. Lynn is a fiercely independent older woman living alone in Nevada and running a ranch for rescued dogs.

    Kathi says: "Memories/fears create the traps of our lives"
    "Yawn"
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    What would have made Traps better?

    I wish I had more insight into the characters. The story is told as if you are watching it. You have no idea what events led up to the behavior of the characters. you get lost in the mundane details.


    Would you ever listen to anything by MacKenzie Bezos again?

    This is her first novel. Everyone deserves a second chance.


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

    I thought Dina Pearlman's narration was the one redeeming quality of the book. She has great voice talent and I enjoy her different character voices.


    What character would you cut from Traps?

    I would not cut ant of the characters. I just wanted more insight to the characters.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Little Bee: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Chris Cleave
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1611)
    Performance
    (875)
    Story
    (874)

    British couple Andrew and Sarah O'Rourke, vacationing on a Nigerian beach in a last-ditch effort to save their faltering marriage, come across Little Bee and her sister, Nigerian refugees fleeing from machete-wielding soldiers intent on clearing the beach. The horrific confrontation that follows changes the lives of everyone involved in unimaginable ways.

    Katerina says: "Good book, well told"
    "More plot needed"
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    What did you love best about Little Bee?

    The relationship between the characters. I feel I learned a little bit about nigerian life, however, I wish there had been more details about the background of the war over oil.


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

    It seemed to end prematurely. Not enough closure on some of the issues. The story has a lot of description and metaphors but not enough plot or background of the characters.


    What about Anne Flosnik’s performance did you like?

    She did a very good job.


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

    It made feel fortunate to live without the fears and troubles of those in this world who are deprived of most things we take for granted.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What Alice Forgot

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Tamara Lovatt-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2237)
    Performance
    (2023)
    Story
    (2018)

    What would happen if you were visited by your younger self, and got a chance for a do-over?Alice Love is twenty-nine years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! she HATES the gym!) and discovers that she's actually thirty-nine, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce.

    Yvonne says: "Loved..."
    "Always wonder what ten years of wisdom can do"
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    Would you listen to What Alice Forgot again? Why?

    It was a great audio book. If I were the type to read a book twice, I guess I would listen to this again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Alice, however all the main characters had damaged souls and sparked interest. I liked Franny, the "grandmother" and Elizabeth was complex and interesting.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There were many great scenes. I would say my favorite was when Alice went to console Elizabeth. Elizabeth was going nuts and Alice pulled her back into focus.


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

    I related to it but it was mostly entertaining.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9468)
    Performance
    (8530)
    Story
    (8538)

    Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

    Brock says: "Grisham at his best (again)"
    "Not Grisham's best but good"
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    What made the experience of listening to Sycamore Row the most enjoyable?

    The narrator, Michael Beck! He nails every dialect and character. Excellently done!


    What did you like best about this story?

    As with most of Grisham's stories, there is the underlying minority/underdog who is usually the victim and doesn't stand a chance. I enjoyed how the story played out. It keeps you going until the end.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene where the jury is hearing Hansel Hubert's story.


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

    Not really. Being a fan of John Grisham, I am finding his stories somewhat predictable. It is also a long story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Storyteller

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3413)
    Performance
    (2981)
    Story
    (2996)

    Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

    Suzn F says: "The Baker, The Nun, The Virgin and The Monster"
    "Loved it!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Storyteller the most enjoyable?

    I found the story so intriguing. Jodi Picoult's books always give different points of view. Her books bring out so many emotions. Hearing the story from the point of view of a holocaust victim was difficult at times. Her stories always have great twists and any fan of her's will not be disappointed.


    What other book might you compare The Storyteller to and why?

    Any of Jodi Picoult's books. I also can compare it to "Sarah's Key", which is another wonderful story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I was really moved by Sage's Grandmother's story. There were so many emotions. I even laughed when she helped her sick friend, Daria, by pulling out her tooth and made an ironic joke.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I think there was a lot of wisdom with the whole "forgiveness theme".


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Angela's Ashes

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Frank McCourt
    • Narrated By Frank McCourt
    Overall
    (2653)
    Performance
    (1427)
    Story
    (1430)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: There’s no gentle way to put this – Frank McCourt’s performance of Angela’s Ashes is just better than the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Frank McCourt shares his sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking story of growing up poor, Irish, and Catholic in the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes.

    Karen says: "A classic book *and* a classic audiobook"
    "Laugh and Cry"
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    Would you listen to Angela's Ashes again? Why?

    I would listen again. It was both humorous and tragic. As an Irish catholic, I could relate to some of the story. I would enjoy hearing Frank McCourt's narrate and tell about his experiences growing up.


    What other book might you compare Angela's Ashes to and why?

    I really can't compare this book to any other I have read.


    Which character – as performed by Frank McCourt – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed Frank McCourt's character the most. This is most likely because the book is told from his point of view. His father is also an interesting, tormented character who struggles with alcoholism.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The tragic moments when children died were very moving and heart-wrenching. However, I was very humored by McCourt's description of catholic catechism and how odd some of it's teachings are from a child's point of view.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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