Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow Emily

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Emily

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Emily

Washington, DC, United States | Member Since 2008

10
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 2 reviews
  • 69 ratings
  • 380 titles in library
  • 10 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • The Little Giant of Aberdeen County

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Tiffany Baker
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (401)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (141)

    Truly Plaice, an overly large and ungainly girl, is the polar opposite of her sister, Serena Jane, the epitome of feminine perfection. With their parents dead, Truly and Serena Jane are separated: Serena Jane to live a life of privilege as the future May Queen and Truly to live on the outskirts of town, the subject of constant abuse and humiliation.

    Tracie says: "Pretty good - but could have been Truly good!"
    "Mediocre"
    Overall

    The main character of this book, Truly, never seems convincingly real. She tries to appear thoughtful by constantly speaking in similes, but she doesn't consider the consequences of her actions or the choices that are available to her. She's frustratingly unable to see things from other people's perspectives, and hides herself from others to a ridiculous degree. Truly, who faces many challenges from early in her life, should be a sympathetic character, but instead I was constantly frustrated by her.

    Truly narrates the book herself, but reveals plot points to the reader early in the story that the character doesn't become aware of until much later. Knowing the answers to many of the mysteries being mulled by Truly makes what could have been exciting twists dull instead.

    Although the book deals with a variety of interesting topics, the discussions were generally unsatisfying.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16435)
    Performance
    (10708)
    Story
    (10589)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Sara says: "The Time Travel VS Romance Quandary"
    "Violence Against Women Is Not Okay"
    Overall

    I only made it about half way through Outlander. I couldn't get past the author's acceptance of violence against woman. When Jamie, the main male "hero" decides to teach his wife a lesson through a beating, both he and she agree that it was the right thing to do and she was better off for it. If the beating had been treated as the sad, sickening, wrong thing that it actually was it may have been different, but presenting wife-beating as a moral virtue is repugnant.










    People who respect woman will not enjoy this book.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.