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Hoxiesgirl

Hoxie's girl

The Ozarks, USA | Member Since 2009

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  • 34 reviews
  • 99 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 72 purchased in 2014
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  • Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    Overall
    (2821)
    Performance
    (2571)
    Story
    (2555)

    From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new collection of essays taking his listeners on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences.

    FanB14 says: "Devout Fan Disappointed"
    "Imagine a life with David Sedaris"
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    Humorist, storyteller, caustic self analyst, Sedaris spins the stories of his life. His observations of a seemingly normal experience shows the twisted gift he allows us to share with him. It makes me wonder how many of those incidents pass me by each day; untapped material for a book just slipping through my fingers.
    Keep up the good work Mr. Sedaris - it is a gem I will listen to more than once.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Search

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2883)
    Performance
    (1623)
    Story
    (1631)

    To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life — a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school, and a challenging volunteer job performing canine search and rescue. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare.

    A User says: "Not very exciting"
    "Not her best effort"
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    I listened to this book on a very long flight and it was ok. The story was slow mid-way, but I kept with it because I wanted to get to the suspenseful resolution. I agree with the complaints people have had about the abundance of dog training information - but that's her style, research of topics and then putting that research into writing. It did fit within the story, even if some readers were annoyed by it.
    The narrator was good, a personality emerged that was distinctive.
    This book was entertaining, if not the great American novel, it was ok.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bluegrass State of Mind: Bluegrass, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Kathleen Brooks
    • Narrated By Eric Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (359)
    Performance
    (318)
    Story
    (327)

    McKenna Mason, a New York City attorney with a love of all things Prada, is on the run from a group of powerful, dangerous men. McKenna turns to a teenage crush, Will Ashton, for help in starting a new life in beautiful horse country. She finds that Will is now a handsome, successful race horse farm owner. As the old flame is ignited, complications are aplenty in the form of a nasty ex-wife, an ex-boyfriend intent on killing her, and a feisty race horse who refuses to race without a kiss. Can Will and McKenna cross the finish line together, and more importantly, alive?

    Ginny says: "OMG FANTASTIC book"
    "Kentucky or Death?"
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    This is a simple book, simple story, you've heard it before don't waste a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Down Home Murder: Laura Fleming, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Toni L. P. Kelner
    • Narrated By Gayle Hendrix
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (269)

    When a tragic family accident brings Laura Fleming back home to Byerly, North Carolina, the sleuth discovers that her beloved grampaw's fatal fall from a ladder in the old mill was not an accident.

    U. Gruber says: "Surprisingly offensive"
    "Waste of a credit"
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    Why, oh why did I waste a credit on this? Lame storyline, narration overkill, weak writing - ugh! I would say more, but I have wasted enough time on this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blue Dahlia: In the Garden, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Susie Breck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1029)
    Performance
    (741)
    Story
    (740)

    Trying to escape the ghosts of the past, young widow Stella Rothchild, along with her two energetic little boys, has moved back to her roots in southern Tennessee - and into her new life at Harper House and In the Garden nursery. She isn't intimidated by the house - nor its mistress, local legend Roz Harper.

    bluebelle says: "Wonderful!"
    "Good story line, easy listen"
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    This is the first of 3 in this series, and it sets the stage by character development and then creating interest in them. Narration was expressive and well done. The book went quickly, it was an easy and pleasant listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 1225 Christmas Tree Lane: Cedar Cove, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    Overall
    (371)
    Performance
    (319)
    Story
    (322)

    Beth Morehouse expects this Christmas to be one of her best. Her small Christmas-tree farm is prospering, her daughters and her dogs are happy and well, and her new relationship with local vet Ted Reynolds is showing plenty of romantic promise. But... someone recently left a basket filled with puppies on her doorstep, puppies she’s determined to place in good homes. That’s complication number one. And number two is that her daughters Bailey and Sophie have invited their dad, Beth’s ex-husband, Kent, to Cedar Cove for Christmas.

    Anne Roberts says: "Confusing"
    "No thanks"
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    Didn't like the lame story, the narrator, plus the fact that I wasted a credit on this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Face of a Stranger: A William Monk Novel #1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (519)
    Performance
    (366)
    Story
    (360)

    A tragic accident leaves Inspector Monk with amnesia just moments after he solves the murder of a popular Crimean war hero. Forced to redo his entire investigation, a frustrated Monk faces a desperate murderer who will do anything to keep the inspector from discovering the truth twice.

    connie says: "promising start to the series"
    "Monk finds himself"
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    Following an accident, Monk is left injured and without memory of either the accident or his life. Struggling to find himself, he is thrown in the midst of a murder he is expected to solve in his role as a police detective. As he unwinds the death, he also unwinds the mystery of himself.
    I was SO hoping for a new series to sink my teeth/ears into and William Monk will be it! I really like Davina Porter as a narrator and I'd love to learn how she prepares for a reading. Her subtle changes of voice are as good as her reading of mood and action. I am also listening to the Outlander series with Ms. Porter.
    But, about this book, the development of a character with memory loss was well accomplished! His anxiety, pride, fear in discovery, complicated by the intriguing death of a charming war veteran set up an entertaining page-turner, so to speak. Plus, the ending! Thank you Ms. Perry, you have a new fan!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Soulless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2981)
    Performance
    (2188)
    Story
    (2212)

    Victorian romance mixes seamlessly with elegant prose and biting wit—and werewolves—in Gail Carriger’s delightful debut novel. Soulless introduces Alexia Tarabotti, a parasol-wielding Londoner getting dangerously close to spinster status. But there are more important things than finding a husband. For Alexia was born without a soul, giving her the ability to render any vampire or werewolf completely powerless.

    Pamela I Greene says: "Amelia Peabody has competition"
    "Vamp, vampires and werewolves"
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    First, I must confess that I don't usually listen to or read books about vampires/supernatural beings, but I bought this book because it was a daily special and had a lot of positive reviews.
    So, I had to spend a very long day in a very big garage project and the book was my companion. It entertained me, I laughed out loud, and when the book was over, my garage was done.
    The narrator was excellent, really made the book, in my opinion. BTW, how do authors think of things like these characters and situations? I'm constantly amazed at the imagination of so many and the benefit I derive from their willingness to share their crazy ideas! I will probably listen to another of these books because it was good entertainment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maisie Dobbs

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jacqueline Winspear
    • Narrated By Rita Barrington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1467)
    Performance
    (890)
    Story
    (887)

    Maisie Dobbs isn't just any young housemaid. Through her own natural intelligence - and the patronage of her benevolent employers - she works her way into college at Cambridge. After the War I and her service as a nurse, Maisie hangs out her shingle back at home: M. DOBBS, TRADE AND PERSONAL INVESTIGATIONS. But her very first assignment soon reveals a much deeper, darker web of secrets, which will force Maisie to revisit the horrors of the Great War and the love she left behind.

    A User says: "A delightful discovery"
    "Maisie and her backstory"
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    I read/listened to this book after having read/listened to a few in the middle of the series. I enjoyed each one and, honestly, each gives enough of a historical perspective to Maisie, that this isn't necessary to enjoy any one of the books - but it is a great place to start. It is a gentle series, punctuated by twists and turns, mystery and character flaws - enough to make each book interesting in its' own right.
    Narration makes a book and the narrator of this and others in this series is quite good. She imparts the sensitivity and stability of Maisie, complementing the character development Ms. Winspear so carefully brings to the reader. I also enjoy the period descriptions, I feel the coldness of the flat she returns to, the warmth brought to her by her kettle and tea and well as the social comfort a good, warm cup brings to an unfamiliar situation. Tragedy, social unrest, the aftermath of the Great War, all from the eyes of a witness to the turbulent time.
    That all sounds very serious, but it's not. These are engaging and I finish a Maisie book and am eager to download another.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (6690)
    Performance
    (4671)
    Story
    (4656)

    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"
    "Much more than a story of slavery"
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    I was convinced to buy and listen to this book because of the reviews. You can read many of the other reviews if you want to know what will occur in the story. I want to praise the author for the depth of the character development that is the true success of this novel. The setting is so well described, you can see the dusty paths, you can smell the kitchens, and the curtains of the main house and much more.
    This will always be a painful part of the history of our civilization, and frankly, that puts me at arm's length to some of the books about slavery. This book is about the humanity of this time in our not-so-recent past.
    Listen and become a part of this story. The narration is excellent, Orlagh Cassidy is one of my favorite narrators and again does a great job bringing a voice to these well-developed characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • If This Isn't Nice, What Is: Advice for the Young

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Kurt Vonnegut
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins, Scott Brick
    Overall
    (884)
    Performance
    (764)
    Story
    (762)

    Master storyteller and satirist Kurt Vonnegut was one of the most in-demand commencement speakers of his time. For each occasion, Vonnegut’s words were unfailingly unique, insightful, and witty, and they stayed with audience members long after graduation. As edited by Dan Wakefield, this book reads like a narrative in the unique voice that made Vonnegut a hero to readers and listeners of all ages. At times hilarious, razor-sharp, freewheeling, and deeply serious, these reflections are ideal for anyone undergoing what Vonnegut would call their "long-delayed puberty ceremony".

    Joseph Warren says: "Witty Humor and Priceless Insight"
    "Advice for the young? Not really."
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    This is an aging Vonnegut's take on life. The reflection was a bit depressing, sorry for all of you who are Vonnegut fans. The good news - it's short.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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