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  • I Gave You My Heart, But You Sold It Online

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Dixie Cash
    • Narrated By Peggity Price
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (80)

    Dixie Cash novels score critical accolades while slaying readers with witty mysteries starring the Domestic Equalizers, aka Debbie Sue Overstreet and her best friend, Edwina. In this down-home whodunit, the gals from Salt Lick, Texas, wrangle with a mystery involving a bull-riding "champeen" and an Internet stalker.

    Aleta says: "Laugh out loud funny!"
    "Ugh boy - no recommendation here"
    Overall

    I couldn't finish it. Too silly and predictable. In addition the southern accents were hokie and the narrator made the supposedly 'hot cowboys' sound like Dale Dribble from "King of the Hill". Only second audible book out of many I wasn't able to finish.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Stand

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6101)
    Performance
    (5375)
    Story
    (5420)

    This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

    Meaghan says: "My First Completed Stephen King Novel"
    "Too wordy"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I've listened to this book for 3-4 hours now and am still waiting to get into the meat of it. The introduction by the author in the beginning is way too long. Returning if possible.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Year of the Flood

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne, Katie MacNichol, Mark Bramhall
    Overall
    (1027)
    Performance
    (570)
    Story
    (573)

    The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners - a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life - has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life.

    Melinda says: "thought-provoking, engaging dystopic fiction"
    "Worth reading"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This story is written along approximately the same timeline as Oryx and Crake but from the plebes point of view. It does resolve some questions from Oryx and Crake and it's fun to revisit those characters. The characters from Oryx and Crake and from this book lives are intertwined which is a bit unrealistic when you consider how large the population is. But oh well. But alas it is like the others, a good story with no resolution although I wouldn't let that stop you from reading it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Oryx and Crake

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    Overall
    (1663)
    Performance
    (830)
    Story
    (833)

    As the story opens, Snowman is sleeping in a tree, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. How did everything fall apart so quickly? Why is he left with nothing but his haunting memories? Alone except for the green-eyed Children of Crake, he explores the answers to these questions in the double journey he takes - into his own past, and back to Crake's high-tech bubble-dome, where the Paradice Project unfolded and the world came to grief.

    Doug says: "Very Scary Stuff"
    "Good story - ending left hanging"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The story was great, I couldn't wait to listen to more. But like all of Atwood books there is no clear ending. It just stops. Makes me a little crazy. I want a wrap up. Her books I've read to date tend to leave me with more questions than resolutions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Persimmon Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1594)
    Performance
    (1157)
    Story
    (1145)

    The Persimmon Tree opens in Indonesia in 1942 on the cusp of Japanese invasion and the evacuation of Batavia (Jakarta) by the Dutch. Seventeen-year-old Nicholas Duncan is on holiday there, in pursuit of an exotic butterfly known as the Magpie Crow. It's an uncertain, dangerous time to be in Indonesia, and Nick's options of getting out are fast dwindling. Amidst the fear and chaos he falls in love with Anna, the beautiful daughter of a Dutch acquaintance, and she nicknames him 'Mr Butterfly'.

    Corinne says: "An excellent sequel"
    "Enjoyed but a little too neat"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The book was enjoyable but pretty unbelievable. It's a historical fiction love story. The main characters were too good and unlikely. The hero is loved by all and found to be irresistible to women. The heroine also has extraordinary attraction and loved by all who meet her. Plus both possess unique talents that happen to perfectly adapt to their situations. It got to be annoying. Probably will not read another one of Courtenay's books since, from what I've read, they all adhere to the same theme. The narrator was excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Aviator's Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Melanie Benjamin
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver
    Overall
    (561)
    Performance
    (491)
    Story
    (500)

    For much of her life, Anne Morrow, the shy daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has stood in the shadows of those around her, including her millionaire father and vibrant older sister, who often steals the spotlight. Then Anne, a college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family. There she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles’s assurance and fame, Anne is certain the celebrated aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong.

    Audrey says: "The Megalomaniac's Wife"
    "The narrator!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    How could the performance have been better?

    I'm only into this book a couple of hours but the narrator is driving me crazy! As another reviewer stated, Ann is supposed to be a young woman in her 20's and this woman sounds like she is definitely more mature than that. Her reading is slow and pedantic and when she portrays a male voice it reminds me of Jughead in an Archie comic. Very nasally and whiny. May have to abandon.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Sophie Kinsella
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    Overall
    (1350)
    Performance
    (486)
    Story
    (486)

    Sophie Kinsella's debut is a romp through the perils of shopping and spending, spending, spending! Becky can't resist a sale, and she's only a little overdrawn on her VISA. Readers will laugh aloud at Becky's retail adventures as she finds new and creative ways to relieve her increasingly credit card debt. Emily Gray's narration bounces along with Becky and her buying whims, while delivering a humorous account of what happens when credit goes bad.

    Evelyn says: "Not so much!"
    "Guilty pleasure. Loved this whole series."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Confessions of a Shopaholic the most enjoyable?

    Fun summer read! It IS predictable but the main character really does grow on you and you are rooting for her. The narrator for the first part of the series is very enjoyable.


    Which character – as performed by Emily Gray – was your favorite?

    Becky. Although she's a ditz she's also very kind and imaginative.


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

    Not really but I like to listen to my books in my car and while running.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought I would hate this book because it's silly and predictable but there's something lovable and fun about it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Agnes and the Hitman

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jennifer Crusie, Bob Mayer
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (577)
    Performance
    (299)
    Story
    (303)

    Agnes Crandall's life goes awry when a dognapper invades her kitchen one night, seriously hampering her attempts to put on a wedding that she's staked her entire net worth on. Then a hero climbs through her bedroom window. His name is Shane - no last name, just Shane - and he has his own problems.

    Sharon11675 says: "Ditzy Agnes?"
    "Book funny, narration annoying"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What didn???t you like about Sandra Burr???s performance?

    The narrator makes Agnes's voice cloyingly sweet and the voice of the supposedly young boys sound like old men. Very hard to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the story. It's funny and easy to follow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Northern Lights

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Gary Littman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1096)
    Performance
    (787)
    Story
    (798)

    Lunacy was Nate Burke's last chance. As a Baltimore cop, he'd watched his partner die on the street - and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepts the job as chief of police in this tiny, remote Alaskan town. Aside from sorting out a run-in between a couple of motor vehicles and a moose, he finds his first few weeks on the job are relatively quiet. But that's about to change.

    Michele says: "Makes you want to see Alaska for yourself"
    "Not for me"
    Overall

    Abandoned. Hate it so far. Might try to finish it later if I get desperate. Typical strong, silent, brooding man with a secret meets beautiful independent yet difficult woman whom only he can reach and vice a versa..., blah blah blah. All taking place in a quirky Alaskan town. Oh and there's a mystery but it's taking waaay too long to even get to it. Ugh!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Her Fearful Symmetry: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Audrey Niffenegger
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (893)
    Performance
    (237)
    Story
    (245)

    When Elspeth Noblin dies of cancer, she leaves her London apartment to her twin nieces, Julia and Valentina. These two American girls never met their English aunt; they only knew that their mother, too, was a twin, and Elspeth her sister. Julia and Valentina are semi-normal American teenagers - with seemingly little interest in college, finding jobs, or anything outside their cozy home in the suburbs of Chicago, and with an abnormally intense attachment to one another.

    A User says: "What a waste"
    "Enjoyed it but weird!"
    Overall

    The whole premise was a bit strange but enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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