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Kelly

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  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Cheryl Strayed
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2970)
    Performance
    (2605)
    Story
    (2610)

    At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

    Marci says: "I Miss Her"
    "Good read!"
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    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I hate hiking, but this book intrigued me so much that I have started reading the blogs of people hiking the PCT this year. This simple story draws you in and keeps your entertained from beginning to end.


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  • The Kitchen House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6748)
    Performance
    (4723)
    Story
    (4708)

    Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

    B.J. says: "Good, but with reservations"
    "I loved this book"
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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I had trouble putting this book down. I use books on tape when I walk and with this book I just kept walking. I walked for 2 1/2 hrs one day just so I could keep listening. Fantastic!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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