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Dominique

Pasadena, CA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Becky Aikman
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (23)

    In her 40s - a widow, too young, too modern to accept the role - Becky Aikman struggled to make sense of her place in an altered world. In this transcendent and infectiously wise memoir, she explores surprising new discoveries about how people experience grief and transcend loss and, following her own remarriage, forms a group with five other young widows to test these unconventional ideas. Together, these friends summon the humor, resilience, and striving spirit essential for anyone overcoming adversity.

    Sobriquet says: "Terrible"
    "I enjoyed the author's style of writing."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It was uplifting.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The style of the author a writing. It showed hope after one experiences a tragedy.


    What aspect of Ann Marie Lee’s performance would you have changed?

    None


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Life after widowhood


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    Overall
    (8436)
    Performance
    (7610)
    Story
    (7608)

    Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

    Brock says: "Grisham at his best (again)"
    "A great read!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Where does Sycamore Row rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is high on my list. Its at the top.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sycamore Row?

    Seth's brother testimony of their childhood


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Courtroom settings


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

    Yes!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Me Before You: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
    Overall
    (2938)
    Performance
    (2671)
    Story
    (2681)

    Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

    Bonny says: "Will & Louisa - each has what the other one needs"
    "The title speaks for itself"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Me Before You the most enjoyable?

    The different emotions you experienced throughout the book


    What did you like best about this story?

    The whole story from beginning to end


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the main character was invited to his caregiver's birthday party at her home.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "Me Before You"!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Michael Moss
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1035)
    Performance
    (907)
    Story
    (902)

    Every year, the average American eats 33 pounds of cheese (triple what we ate in 1970) and 70 pounds of sugar (about 22 teaspoons a day). We ingest 8,500 milligrams of salt a day, double the recommended amount, and almost none of that comes from the shakers on our table. It comes from processed food. It’s no wonder, then, that one in three adults, and one in five kids, is clinically obese.

    Michael says: "This is all too real, and YOU are the victim."
    "A MUST READ! Your health is your health!!"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to Salt Sugar Fat again? Why?

    Definitely. Lots and lots of valuable information. Listening to it again would help the information to sink in deeper.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Salt Sugar Fat?

    Throughout learning how the food industries have purposely hurt the health of society for their financial gain. And learning that many of the CEOs of these large food industries don't eat (or very little) the foods their companies produce.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    I liked him throughout the entire book.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    I'm already a "health nut", and this book confirms why!!


    Any additional comments?

    Knowledge is power.
    This book should be read by everybody!!

    1 of 2 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
    (11591)
    Performance
    (7563)
    Story
    (7597)

    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.....

    Anastasia Burke says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "Wow. A powerful story."
    Overall
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    Where does Unbroken rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's high on my list among books I have enjoyed.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Unbroken?

    POW experience during and after the war.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Louie was able to get over to the other side of his pain experienced as a POW.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Definitely!
    "Unbroken"


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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