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Kathy

EL DORADO, AR, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • 6 reviews
  • 47 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2014
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  • The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3265)
    Performance
    (2303)
    Story
    (2304)

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    karen says: "Best audiobook of the year!"
    "Not His Best"
    Overall

    The plot kind of bogs down about half way through but if you hang in there, it's worth it.

    1 of 2 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
    (2576)
    Performance
    (1281)
    Story
    (1290)

    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!"
    "Loved It!!"
    Overall

    This book will be enjoyed by young and old alike. It was a great listen and I just adore the narration by Jenna Lamia. She is one of my favorite.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Velva Jean Learns to Drive

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jennifer Niven
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    Overall
    (265)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (166)

    Set in Appalachia in the years before World War II, Velva Jean Learns to Drive is a poignant story of a spirited young girl growing up in the gold-mining and moonshining South. Before she dies, Velva Jean's mother urges her to "live out there in the great wide world." Velva Jean dreams of becoming a big-time singer in Nashville until she falls in love with Harley Bright, a handsome juvenile delinquent turned revival preacher.

    Susan says: "GREAT!"
    "Great Book!"
    Overall

    I loved this book, it kept my attention for the full 14 hours. I read it originally because the narrator is one of my favorites and she did not disappoint this time either. I only wish this author had another book, I would download it now.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Reivers

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William Faulkner
    • Narrated By John H. Mayer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (40)

    One of Faulkner's comic masterpieces, The Reivers is a picaresque story that tells of three unlikely car thieves from rural Mississippi. Eleven-year-old Lucas Priest is persuaded by Boon Hogganbeck, one of his family's retainers, to steal his grandfather's car and make a trip to Memphis. The priests' black coachman, Ned McCaslin, stows away, and the three of them are off on a heroic odyssey.

    Halena says: "Nice Listen"
    "Boring"
    Overall

    Don't waste your time and money. If I could give this less than 1 star, I would.

    1 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26690)
    Performance
    (13328)
    Story
    (13372)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "The Help"
    Overall

    Being from the South and white, this book made me both proud and ashamed at the same time. Thank God there were and are people that are like Skeeter who speak out against injustice and, that there are brave souls who put their lives and the lives of their families at risk to expose this injustice. This book was well written and I just loved the narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Drop Edge of Yonder

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Rudolph Wurlitzer
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    The Drop Edge of Yonder begins in the mountains of Colorado and ends in the far reaches of the Northwest, a journey that includes the beginnings of a Mexican revolution, a voyage across the Gulf of Mexico to Panama, and up the coast of California to San Francisco and the gold fields. Along the trail, Zebulon becomes involved in a series of tragic love triangles, witnesses the death of his mother and father, and confronts the age-old questions of life, love, and death.

    Robert Whale says: "Not Castenada"
    "DISAPPOINTING"
    Overall

    I was very disappointed with this book. It seem to ramble and had a very weak plot. I regret buying it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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