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Gerry

gerrymor Auburn, AL My favorites are books read by the authors. Janis Ian is superb.

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  • The Chaperone

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Laura Moriarty
    • Narrated By Elizabeth McGovern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2467)
    Performance
    (2165)
    Story
    (2151)

    >The Chaperone is a captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922, and the summer that would change them both. Only a few years before becoming a famous actress and an icon for her generation, a 15-year-old Louise Brooks leaves Wichita to make it big in New York. Much to her annoyance, she is accompanied by a thirty-six-year-old chaperone who is neither mother nor friend. Cora Carlisle is a complicated but traditional woman with her own reasons for making the trip.

    Amanda says: "Perfection."
    "Wonderful!!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Chaperone the most enjoyable?

    Elizabeth McGovern's beautiful reading.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cora, of course.


    What does Elizabeth McGovern bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I could listen to her reading while I was working onmy other computer.


    If you could rename The Chaperone, what would you call it?

    Sometime the good guys win? I don't know.


    Any additional comments?

    This may be the best book I've ever listened to from Audible.com. I will certainly listen to it again. I have downloaded two more books, one by Laura Moriarty and one because it is read by Elizabeth McGovern. I certainly will get her reading of Downton Abbey.

    I think I prefer women's voices because women read to me when I was a child. Those were peaceful quiet times. Something in me responds to being read to. I listen to a book every night on my Ipod, but some that are as good as this one, I listen to in the day because I don't want to miss anything.

    21 of 23 people found this review helpful
  • The Stranger

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (165)

    The Stranger appears out of nowhere, perhaps in a bar or a parking lot or at the grocery store. His identity is unknown. His motives are unclear. His information is undeniable. Then he whispers a few words in your ear and disappears, leaving you picking up the pieces of your shattered world.

    W. Perry Hall says: ""Well, Mr. Secret Revealer!""
    "Fantastic"
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    You kept me guessing, and I think I've read all your books. If it has your name on it, I read it. You are never disappointing.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Silent Sister: Riley MacPherson, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated By Susan Bennett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2382)
    Performance
    (2056)
    Story
    (2051)

    In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now?

    Wendi says: "Great story, kept me reading until late at night"
    "Entertaining Read"
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    I chose this book because I was in the mood for a good old fashioned mystery with interesting characters and a plot with twists and turns. I enjoyed it so much I listened until 4 am last night. I couldn't put wait until morning for the ending. I will seek out more books by this writer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Not My Father's Son: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Alan Cumming
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (953)
    Performance
    (870)
    Story
    (872)

    With ribald humor, wit, and incredible insight, Alan seamlessly moves back and forth in time, integrating stories from his childhood in Scotland and his experiences today as the celebrated actor of film, television, and stage. At times suspenseful, at times deeply moving, but always incredibly brave and honest, Not My Father's Son is a powerful story of embracing the best aspects of the past and triumphantly pushing the darkness aside.

    Angie says: "If You've Been Through Something Similar..."
    "Worth listening to twice"
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    Great story beautifully told. I listen to Alan on Good Wife speaking a perfect American accent and then hear him reading his book in his native accent. It shows you what a good actor he is. He's a favorite of mine. Thank you, Alan Cumming. You are a talented gentleman.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen Colbert: White House Correspondents' Dinner

    • ORIGINAL (22 mins)
    • By Stephen Colbert
    Overall
    (352)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (67)

    Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, speaks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on April 29, 2006.

    Todd says: "Truthiness intact"
    "I love you Stephen"
    Overall
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    Story

    We can't get enough of you. Welcome to late night TV. Keep your body guards handy. And say exactly what you mean.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Washington Square (Blackstone Audio Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (39)

    On New York City's Washington Square lives Catherine Sloper, a shy and plain-looking young woman who is tyrannized by her wealthy, overbearing father. When young Morris Townsend begins to court her, Dr. Sloper, distrusting his motives, threatens to disinherit Catherine. In accordance with her father's suspicions, young Townsend disappears, leaving Catherine to humiliation, heartache, and lonely spinsterhood.

    Celia says: "Fabulous"
    "Classic"
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    Story

    I keep thinking of Montgomery Clift in the movie. And of Olivia Havilland. It good to have this fine book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mothers Who Can't Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Susan Forward, Donna Frazier Glynn
    • Narrated By Susan Forward, Kathleen Gati, Julia Whelan, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (28)

    With Mothers Who Can't Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters, Susan Forward, Ph.D., author of the smash #1 best-seller Toxic Parents, offers a powerful look at the devastating impact unloving mothers have on their daughters - and provides clear, effective techniques for overcoming that painful legacy.

    MS. J says: "It's what I really needed to hear"
    "Good help"
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    As we understand each other better, we can help each other to be better mothers. And even more forgiving of our parents.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Shirley Jackson
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (714)
    Performance
    (606)
    Story
    (607)

    Six years after four family members died of arsenic poisoning, the three remaining Blackwoods—elder, agoraphobic sister Constance; wheelchair-bound Uncle Julian; and 18-year-old Mary Katherine, or, Merricat—live together in pleasant isolation. Merricat has developed an idiosyncratic system of rules and protective magic to guard the estate against intrusions from hostile villagers. But one day a stranger arrives—cousin Charles, with his eye on the Blackwood fortune.

    jaspersu says: "The narration changed my interpretation"
    "Memories"
    Overall
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    Just as good now as it was when it first came out. Thank you for the pleasure of an old friend revisited.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Daphne du Maurier
    • Narrated By Anna Massey
    Overall
    (929)
    Performance
    (689)
    Story
    (698)

    After a whirlwind romance and a honeymoon in Italy, the innocent young heroine and the dashing Maxim de Winter return to his country estate, Manderley. But the unsettling memory of Rebecca, the first Mrs. de Winter, still lingers within. The timid bride must overcome her husband's oppressive silences and the sullen history of the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers, to confront the emotional horrors of the past.

    P. Wade Thompson says: "A Great Listen"
    "One of the best novels ever written"
    Overall
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    Your narrator really did justice to the book. I'd like to hear some more classics she has read. Thank you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lies You Wanted to Hear

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By James Whitfield Thomson
    • Narrated By Nan McNamara, Andrew Ingalls
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (57)

    Alone in an empty house, Lucy tries to imagine the lives of her two young children. They have been gone for seven years, and she is tormented by the role she played in that heartbreaking loss. You can hardly see a glimpse of the sexy, edgy woman she used to be. Back then, she was a magnet for men like Matt, who loved her beyond reason, and Griffin, who wouldn't let go but always left her wanting more. Now the lies they told and the choices they made have come to haunt all three of them.

    Nancy Morgan says: "Disappointing Ending"
    "i JUST DIDN'T LIKE THIS BOOK"
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    What disappointed you about Lies You Wanted to Hear?

    THEY WERE LIES I DIDN'T WANT TO HEAR.


    Has Lies You Wanted to Hear turned you off from other books in this genre?

    NO, I AM ALWAYS WILLING TO TRY A NEW ONE


    What didn’t you like about Nan McNamara and Andrew Ingalls ’s performance?

    UNBELIEVABLE!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    PRETTY COVER


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The End of the Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Graham Greene
    • Narrated By Colin Firth
    Overall
    (3203)
    Performance
    (2930)
    Story
    (2909)

    Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

    Emily - Audible says: "Colin Firth Kills It"
    "Audible at its Best"
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    What made the experience of listening to The End of the Affair the most enjoyable?

    The way Colin Firth tells the story is as good as the plot.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Colin Firth who played the hero.


    Have you listened to any of Colin Firth’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, and he is always good. The King's Speech may be his best of all.


    If you could take any character from The End of the Affair out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Colin Firth because we would talk about English theatre and English movies.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a book I will keep on my hard drive so that I can listen to it again. It isn't so long that you lose your place. It is just the right length. I enjoyed it very much and wish you had some more just like this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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