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Lisa

Montclair, NJ, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • 4 reviews
  • 34 ratings
  • 122 titles in library
  • 12 purchased in 2014
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  • The Rose Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1696)
    Performance
    (1479)
    Story
    (1506)

    Acclaimed author Susanna Kearsley's previous works have won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award, and finaled for both the UK Romantic Novel of the Year and the RITA awards.

    Eva Ward is a modern woman thrown back three centuries to 1715 - only to find that might be exactly where she belongs. There, she finds true love with Daniel Butler, but the discord surrounding Hanoverian King George plunges the lovers into a world of intrigue, treason, and romance.

    Angel Claire says: "Amazing story."
    "Great Story"
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    I really enjoyed The Winter Sea and have been waiting for this book to be released. The Rose Garden was better !! Couldn't stop listening -- thank goodness I had a lot of cooking to do this weekend in preparation for Thanksgiving. Great story. Great narrator.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13444)
    Performance
    (9287)
    Story
    (9345)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Annie M. says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "Unbelievable"
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    The narrator Edward Hermann brings this extremely well written book to life. I have recommended it numerous times as one of the best audio books. It is an incredible story that reads like fiction -- but is well researched with a lot of detail that only adds to the tale. As a history teacher it should not amaze me that new stories continue to come out of World War II -- but it does. This is one of the best -- it adds to my understanding of World War II and makes me marvel at our inhumanity and at our human resilience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30566)
    Performance
    (23627)
    Story
    (23811)

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "Keeps Getting Better"
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    Catching Fire builds on The Hunger Games well. Even though I had read the book first I found myself gripping the steering wheel during parts of the tale. Such a great story, well written and narrated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
    • Narrated By Paul Baymer, Susan Duerden, Roselyn Landor, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3335)
    Performance
    (1502)
    Story
    (1504)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The best book club you’ve never heard of – but will be eager to join, courtesy of a full cast of true characters. January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb....

    Kent says: "MUCH better than I ever expected! Give it a try!"
    "Wonderful Listen"
    Overall

    One of the best listens...totally engaging from the first moment. The book comes to life with several readers who made me forget my dull commute.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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