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suerhae

I like to go shopping....but as I age the distance I can travel is growing shorter.

Damascus, Oregon 97089-8354 | Member Since 2006

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  • Born in Shame: Born in Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Fiacre Douglas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (709)
    Performance
    (475)
    Story
    (476)

    Shannon Bodine is a talented graphic artist whose life revolves around her job at a prestigious New York advertising agency. Her world is turned upside down when she learns the identity of her real father: Thomas Concannon. Respecting her late mother's wish, Shannon travels, however reluctantly, to County Clare. There, her loneliness and shame melt away in the embrace of the family she never knew existed.

    Astrid says: "Good book, Reader not so appealing"
    "Rich History mixed with human issues!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Born in Shame to be better than the print version?

    I have only listened to this book so I can not compare the written with the audio.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Each character was interesting in there own way and gave debth and interest to the story and cultural/family issues.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy all of this authors books on tape. The narrator/s have great acents and even better inflection.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Naamah's Kiss

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Carey
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (398)
    Performance
    (252)
    Story
    (256)

    Once there were great magicians born to the Maghuin Dhonn, the folk of the Brown Bear, the oldest tribe in Alba. But generations ago, the greatest of them all broke a sacred oath sworn in the name of all his people. Now, only small gifts remain to them. Through her lineage, Moirin possesses such gifts---the ability to summon the twilight and conceal herself, and the skill to coax plants to grow.

    Glen Gaines says: "The Kushiel series in order"
    "Historical, Sensious, The best!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Naamah's Kiss the most enjoyable?

    The charactors were interesting yet they are written/acted in such a way as to seem like real people. These people are caught between choices which though enhansed for the story are like choices we all have in everyday life. The charactors wrestle with internal conserns then the choice comes through forethought or happenstance. The charactor/s learn thier lessons as does the reader throught story and outcome.

    Stories like these with universal central issues that teach basic values (acceptance, friendship, love, loyalty, faith, meaning of family, trust. forgiveness...etc) are hard to find and very hard when the story ends . As the reader/listner I feel like I am leaving old freinds and my heart is aching for more time and more adventures.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Each of the books by this author are exceptionally detailed and yet they each string importaint and poinent moments together into a string of pearls that I will cheerish for ever.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator had a wonderful way of using the acent to enrich the story. She is one of the best of whom I have listened.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Iron Lake: Cork O'Connor, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By William Kent Krueger
    • Narrated By David Chandler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (770)
    Performance
    (643)
    Story
    (639)

    Anthony Award-winning author William Kent Krueger crafts this riveting tale about a small Minnesota town’s ex-sheriff who is having trouble retiring his badge. Cork O’Connor loses his job after being blamed for a tragedy on the local Anishinaabe Indian reservation. But he must set aside his personal demons when a young boy goes missing on the same day a judge commits suicide—and no one but O’Connor suspects foul play.

    C. Telfair says: "Crackerjack Beginning to a Great Series"
    "The mystical is mezmerizing!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    My sister recommended this book and she was right...it is a good read.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot allowed me to think I knew Who did it" and Why? Then I was wrong. It carried me along thought snowing nights and ice filled lakes. I seemed real in person and deed.


    Any additional comments?

    I will look for this author again and return to this listen again.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Oxygen: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Carol Wiley Cassella
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    Carol Cassella, a freelance medical writer and a practicing anesthesiologist, grounds her haunting debut novel Oxygen in the life-or-death scenarios of the modern medical field. Marie Heaton's successful anesthesiology practice is derailed when a child dies under the mask. Faced with a major lawsuit, she must turn to a former lover for moral support.

    glamazon says: "Excellent Read"
    "We all need Oxygen and Love"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Oxygen to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the book but I really enjoyed the listen.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a thought provocking story with an unexpected but well organized ending. I like stories that make me think and remind me that when I am young and don't know what I don't know, I make different decisions than I will make later after I learn.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Over Sea, Under Stone: Book 1 of The Dark Is Rising Sequence

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Susan Cooper
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (344)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (158)

    On holiday in Cornwall, the three children discover an ancient map in the attic of the house that they are staying in. They know immediately that it is special. It is even more than that: it is the key to finding a grail, a source of power to fight the forces of evil known as the Dark. And in searching for it themselves, the Drews put their lives in peril.

    Bryan J. Peterson says: "A short but excellent tale."
    "I am a kid at heart....and so is this book!"
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    Would you listen to Over Sea, Under Stone again? Why?

    I like reading light hearted books so I loved this one. I liked the twists and turns even if they were not complecated.


    What about Alex Jennings’s performance did you like?

    The voices and personalities were very nice with acents and all.


    Any additional comments?

    The fight between good and evil is always a good plot.

    1 of 2 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
    (1674)
    Performance
    (1230)
    Story
    (1220)

    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"
    "Rich and Real"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to The Persimmon Tree again? Why?

    I really enjoy this author and this book as much or more than all of the books he had written. Yes, I will listen again and again to catch the details of this multi-tapistry creation.


    Any additional comments?

    The readers will miss something special if they don't read all of this authors books for the history, the culture and the personal relationships that all lead to a memorable moments with excellent endings.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (3436)
    Performance
    (2441)
    Story
    (2446)

    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!"
    "A story "not" about potato's-Exceptional read"
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    What did you love best about The Potato Factory?

    The charactors were interesting and had great debth while the story painted a word picture of a time in history that was new for me.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Potato Factory?

    There were too many exceptional moments to choose just one.


    Which character – as performed by Humphrey Bower – was your favorite?

    I liked Ms Abicus and found her to be interesting, kind, bright, loving, forgiving and down to earth. She always made the best of every situation and showed that her kindness to others came back to her many fold.


    Any additional comments?

    People, like these charactors, are not either good or bad. Their lives offer up challenges and each challenge shapes the person and guides their choices. Bad people might do very wonderful things at times which might seem surprising but cause the reader to have a new insight into human behavior and thinking. I will read/listen to this book again and again to see if I missed any of the interesting details.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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