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donna

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  • The Secret Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3127)
    Performance
    (2689)
    Story
    (2707)

    England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

    Maria says: "Kate Morton (and Caroline Lee) does it again!"
    "Where are all the good books."
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    What made the experience of listening to The Secret Keeper the most enjoyable?

    And have I read them all? This is what I was thinking after serching for over an hour and finally choosing this book. There may be nothing new under the sun, but this book caught my attention and kept me engaged begining to end. This book kept me guessing. This story reminded me the dangers of making assumptions and generalizing. You dont really know anyone till you have walked a mile in their shoes and still you should be careful about judging anyone. I enjoyed this listen.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Juliann Garey
    • Narrated By Dan Butler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (45)

    In her tour-de-force first novel, Juliann Garey takes us inside the restless mind, ravaged heart, and anguished soul of Greyson Todd, a successful Hollywood studio executive who leaves his wife and young daughter and for a decade travels the world giving free reign to the bipolar disorder he's been forced to keep hidden for almost 20 years.

    Augusta says: "Gut Wrenching, Realistic and Riveting"
    "experianced this book on a personal level"
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    What did you love best about Too Bright to Hear Too Loud to See?

    Juliann Garey writes about bi-polar and manic depression as if he/she has experianced it personally. Dealing with both mental challenges myself, I had to take a break several times so I did not get sucked into Garisons manic episodes. This book was a good walk through what it feels like to experiance these problems. Understand there are diffrent levels of mental illness, but many times I have felt the things that were potrayed in this book. I loved this book. I especially loved the ending. None of us will sustain joy 24/7. But it is possible to experiance and live with joy whatever the problems we might have.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I was more emotionaly stable I would have listened all at once. A couple of times I had to step away because the book is so intense.


    Any additional comments?

    I cryed, laughed, was irritated by this book. Most of all I was encouraged and uplifted.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Broadbent
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3101)
    Performance
    (2764)
    Story
    (2770)

    Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack is a letter addressed to Harold from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in 20 years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person.

    FanB14 says: "Wonderful Walkabout"
    "donna"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a good book. Enjoyed the characters and story line.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry?

    If I told it would ruin the story line for the next reader.


    What about Jim Broadbent’s performance did you like?

    I love listening to his voice.


    If you could take any character from The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Harold, to explore his feeling of connection with other people on his journey.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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