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judyb

I do hand painted piecework for a small lighting company. I love listening to books while I paint! It's wonderful to be "reading" again!

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  • Defending Jacob: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By William Landay
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3559)
    Performance
    (3030)
    Story
    (3025)

    Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

    Shauna says: "Defending Jacob"
    "Great Read!"
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    Would you listen to Defending Jacob again? Why?

    I don't normally listen to a book again, but this one would be a great candidate for a second listen. This book drew me in with interesting characters and a riviting story line.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The father. I could understand how a father could be in such denial about the behavior of his son.


    What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

    Gardner has a straight forward approach to his performance that is believable and easy to listen to.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Maybe "haunted" would be a better description. I was drawn in to this story, and it has remained in the back of my mind since listening to it. This is story that stayed with me long after I finished.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sheen on the Silk: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (30)

    Arriving in the ancient Byzantine city in the year 1273, Anna Zarides has only one mission: to prove the innocence of her twin brother, Justinian, who has been exiled to the desert for conspiring to kill Bessarion, a nobleman. Disguising herself as a eunuch named Anastasius, Anna moves freely about in society, using her skills as a physician to maneuver close to the key players involved in her brother’s fate.

    Simon says: "W,B"
    "Not for me."
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    Would you try another book from Anne Perry and/or Angela Dawe?

    I would choose one of Perry's Monk or Pitt stories over this. Sheen on the Silk was not something that interested me & not at all what I expected from this author!


    What was most disappointing about Anne Perry’s story?

    The story went on & on & on and never seemed to get to a point.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Angela Dawe?

    A narrator with more depth for the characters would have helped a lot. Dawe's voice was too light and "breathy" for this book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Weird Sisters

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Eleanor Brown
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (399)
    Performance
    (213)
    Story
    (208)

    There is no problem that a library card can't solve. The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there. See, we love each other.

    Sabrina says: ""I am not bound to please thee with my answers.""
    "Surprisingly good!"
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    Would you listen to The Weird Sisters again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to this one again! It's a story that could become like a good friend.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This is hard question! At different points in the book I could identify with each character. Probably most with Rose.


    What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

    Kirsten performed the story as if she were telling the story through her own experiences.


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

    I would have loved to listen to this one all at once! But yet was a story that kept me coming back anxious to hear more.


    Any additional comments?

    Would be a good read, but was a great listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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