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Terry

TerryRose

Waynesville, NC, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • The Beach House

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (32)

    Caretta Rutledge thought she’d left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind. But an unusual request from her mother – coming just as her own life is spinning out of control – has Cara heading back to the scenic Lowcountry of her childhood summers. Before long, the rhythms of the island open her heart in wonderful ways as she repairs the family beach house, becomes a bona fide “turtle lady” and renews old acquaintances long thought lost.

    Jamie says: "Feel good book, not riveting but enjoyable"
    "Lovely story"
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    Would you listen to The Beach House again? Why?

    I would certainly listen to The Beach House again. Having grown up in the South and having spent a great deal of time at the beaches of North and South Carolina, I loved listening to Mary Alice Monroe's Low Country speech. She was not too syrupy but just right. Each character was distinguishable, which made listening to her seamless.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved seeing the interplay between Cara and Lovie -- questions, answers, peace at last.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Mary Alice Monroe?

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Witch: The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1402)
    Performance
    (1280)
    Story
    (1274)

    With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends. Ireland. County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations - and where her destiny awaits.

    Ann says: "Over the top"
    "Outstanding Reader!!!!!!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Dark Witch to be better than the print version?

    The narrator, Katherine Kellgren, was fantastic! Her Irish brogue plus her portrayal of all characters was outstanding. Some books must be listened to, not read, and this is one of them. I don't usually like "otherworldly" stories, but this one was a cut above. I cannot wait to reach Book 3 and the final destruction of Coven.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't usually like "otherworldly" stories, but this one was a cut above. I cannot wait to reach Book 3 and the final destruction of Coven.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ten Beach Road

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Wendy Wax
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (41)

    Madeline, Avery, and Nikki are strangers to each other, but they have one thing in common. They each wake up one morning to discover their life savings have vanished, along with their trusted financial manager - leaving them with nothing but co-ownership of a ramshackle beachfront house. Throwing their lots in together, they take on the challenge of restoring the historic property. But just as they begin to reinvent themselves and discover the power of friendship, secrets threaten to tear down their trust.

    Sophia Richmond says: "Great listen"
    "Pick Yourself Up and Dust Yourself Off"
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    Any additional comments?

    Three women from different lives and backgrounds lose everything they have. Together, different though they are, they must band together to protect and rebuild the only asset any of them has. What a journey! Mother Maddie, Worker Avery, and High Flyer Nicole couldn't be more different. What a wonderful adventure to watch them work together as they are joined by other characters to rebuild Bella Flora .... and their own lives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Looking for Me

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Beth Hoffman
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (577)
    Performance
    (510)
    Story
    (512)

    Beth Hoffman’s bestselling debut, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, won admirers and acclaim with its heartwarming story and cast of unforgettable characters. Now her unique flair for evocative settings and richly drawn Southern personalities shines in her compelling new novel, Looking for Me.

    Debra says: "Another fascinating story from Beth Hoffman!"
    "Beth Hoffman does it again!"
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    Any additional comments?

    Wow! I didn't think Beth Hoffman could top Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, but she did. What a powerful story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Swimming Lessons

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (23)

    It's been five years since the original turtle lady, old Miss Lovie Rutledge, passed away, but her legacy lives on with some special women, especially Toy and her daughter, young Little Lovie. Toy Sooner kept her graveside vow to her beloved mentor. She left behind an abusive, dysfunctional lifestyle to become a strong single mother and aquarist at the South Carolina Aquarium. But success has taken its toll, leaving Toy fearful of change and risks.

    Terry says: "Toy comes out on top"
    "Toy comes out on top"
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    Any additional comments?

    Toy Story is a wonderful, strong woman. Surrounded by friends - Cara, Emmie, Flo, Ethan, Bret, the ghost of Ms. Lovie, and Little Lovie - Toy moves through life with strength and purpose. She doesn't let her past or her mistakes weigh her down, but learns to make better choices as she learns through the world of her beloved loggerhead turtles. I was glad to read more of the women I had fallen in love with in "The Beach House."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Beth Harbison
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    From Beth Harbison, the New York Times bestselling author of When in Doubt, Add Butter and Shoe Addicts Anonymous, comes Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger, a delightful new novel that will make you look at second chances in a whole new way. Told with Beth Harbison's flair for humor and heart, Chose the Wrong Guy will keep you guessing and make you believe in the possibilities of love.

    Smitten with Reading says: "B rating...."
    "What a whiny twit!"
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    What was most disappointing about Beth Harbison’s story?

    Quinn Barton is perhaps the weakest, whiniest, most ridiculous character I have ever read. I have enjoyed so many of Beth Harbison's books, that this one was a real disappointment. On no planet would this brother vs. brother vs. female lead ever ring true or be accepted by any thinking reader. But it's the wishy washy back and forth that is really too much to take. If not for the wonderful voice of Orlagh Cassidy, this book would have been completely worthless.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Beth Hoffman
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2564)
    Performance
    (1269)
    Story
    (1278)

    Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.

    Jeanne says: "A Wonderful Listen!"
    "The South has never been more glorious!"
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    Any additional comments?

    Ceecee Honeycutt is an incredible person. Even with all the hard knocks in her life, she still manages to keep her youthful perspective on life ... and the wonderfully eccentric women of Savannah. All of Ceecee's relationships are wonderful, but especially her love for Oletta Jones, her aunt's cook. The scenes between the two of them are wonderful. Especially when Ceecee tells Oletta that she loves her. Having lived in the South my entire life, I was thrilled to reacquaint myself with those magical women who live there. It truly is a whole other culture (as they say here) and I was glad to revisit it. Can't wait to read Hoffman's next book, also read by Jenna Lamia. What a great Southern accent!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • When in Doubt, Add Butter

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Beth Harbison
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (109)

    As far as Gemma is concerned, her days of dating are over. In fact, it’s her job to cater other peoples’ dates, and that’s just fine by her. At 37, she has her own business, working as a private chef, and her life feels full. She’s got six steady clients that keep her hands full. For Gemma, cooking is predictable. Recipes are certain. Use good ingredients, follow the directions, and you are assured success. Life, on the other hand, is full of variables. So when Gemma’s takes an unexpected turn on a road she always thought was straight and narrow, she must face her past.

    A User says: "Predictable but Very Enjoyable"
    "I want to cook for people!"
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    Any additional comments?

    It's always a wonderful feeling when you stumble across a new author. What a delightful read. Yes, it was a bit predictable, but I found the characters that Gemma cooked for to be quirky and delightful. Where else could you run over a peacock and still laugh yourself silly? Of course, it was easy to figure out where the story was going, but the ride to the destination was still fun. Can't wait to read the next Beth Harbison in my library!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Barefoot: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Elin Hilderbrand
    • Narrated By Rachael Warren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (19)

    It's summer on Nantucket, and as the season begins, three women arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a local boy, home from college. Burdened with small children, unwieldy straw hats, and some obvious emotional issues, the women - two sisters and one friend - make their way to the sisters' tiny cottage, inherited from an aunt. They're all trying to escape from something, and soon Josh is part of the chaotic household, acting as babysitter, confidant, and, eventually, something more....

    L. Calder says: "Barefoot in the sand with blueberry pancakes"
    "What happened to Josh?"
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    Any additional comments?

    I have enjoyed so many of Elin Hilderbrand's books and was looking forward to this one. It was initially easy to get wrapped up in the characters: Vicky and her cancer, Brenda and her legal troubles, Melanie and her husband's infidelity. But as the story went on, I got tired of Vicky's inability to connect with her husband, Melanie's use of Josh, and Brenda's gagging whining (albeit to herself) about the troubles that she had brought on herself. She was certainly my least favorite character. I really thought Walsh deserved better. But the thing that disturbed me the most was the ending. We are brought up to date about Vicky, Brenda, and Melanie, but what happened to Josh - the most important character in the book? That's what I really want to know.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Day: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Elin Hilderbrand
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (109)

    The Carmichaels and the Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a wedding. Plans are being made according to the wishes of the bride's late mother, who left behind The Notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter's future nuptials. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event - but in reality, things are far from perfect. While the couple-to-be are quite happy, their loved ones find their own lives crumbling.

    Robin says: "A good summer read (although slightly flawed)"
    "Lovely story though unrealistic!"
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    Have you listened to any of Therese Plummer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to Therese Plummer read several series. She never disappoints. One of my favorite readers.


    Any additional comments?

    A wedding takes place choreographed by the dead mother. I couldn't help but be drawn into the lives of the characters in A Beautiful Day. But I found the slavish devotion to Beth Carmichael's "notebook" outlining her youngest daughter's wedding a bit farfetched. I'm not sure how a mother dictates from the grave nor do I understand the daughter's unwillingness to stray from her mother's instructions on the most important day of her life. The characters were wonderful, especially Margo, but the influence of the "notebook" was unrealistic, at best.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Beach Club: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Elin Hilderbrand
    • Narrated By Christina Delaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    In this juicy first novel by Elin Hilderbrand, a series of personal dramas are played out during one summer at a Nantucket Beach Club. It's about the love of summer, summer love, and the special feelings we all have for that special summer place - in this case, a hotel and an island. An engrossing, sexy novel that will sweep you away to the beach any time of the year.

    Leah says: "Loved this audio!"
    "What a great listen!"
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    Would you listen to The Beach Club again? Why?

    Yes!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Mack Peterson is a great character! It is interesting to watch him struggle with his life choices.


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

    The narrator does a wonderful job differentiating the characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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