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Linda

I am waiting patiently for the best book on earth!!

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  • The Other Boleyn Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons
    Overall
    (309)
    Performance
    (273)
    Story
    (272)

    When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of 14, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both the golden prince and her growing role as an unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots when the king's interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her powerfully ambitious sister, Anne Boleyn.

    Teddy says: "Phillipa Gregory Takes You There"
    "Good story! Worth the time~"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Other Boleyn Girl to be better than the print version?

    I had never read the book!


    Any additional comments?

    I had heard a lot about this book! Great listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Homesman: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Glendon Swarthout
    • Narrated By Candace Thaxton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Tommy Lee Jones, The Homesman is a devastating story of early pioneers in 1850s American West. It celebrates the ones we hear nothing of: the brave women whose hearts and minds were broken by a life of bitter hardship. A "homesman" must be found to escort a handful of them back East to a sanitarium. When none of the county’s men steps up, the job falls to Mary Bee Cuddy - ex-teacher, spinster, indomitable and resourceful.

    Kathi says: "Tribute to the sacrifices of pioneer women"
    "This could have been a great story~"
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    Any additional comments?

    The book was good unitl about 3/4 of the way through. Hated how it ended.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • What Alice Forgot

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Tamara Lovatt-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (890)
    Performance
    (794)
    Story
    (791)

    What would happen if you were visited by your younger self, and got a chance for a do-over?Alice Love is twenty-nine years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! she HATES the gym!) and discovers that she's actually thirty-nine, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce.

    Judy says: "Unforgettable! I loved this story!"
    "Best book I've read in a long time!"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    This is the story of all of your lives and what happens in them!


    Any additional comments?

    I could not put this book down until the end!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3006)
    Performance
    (2070)
    Story
    (2068)

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    karen says: "Best audiobook of the year!"
    "Worth the read~"
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    If you could sum up The Potato Factory in three words, what would they be?

    I loved this book~ The history and story combined make for a delightful read!


    Which character – as performed by Humphrey Bower – was your favorite?

    Of course Mary and her poor hands!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tommo and Hawk: The Australian Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (1715)
    Performance
    (1110)
    Story
    (1112)

    Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of 15 in Hobart Town. Together, they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots at the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive.

    Angie says: "Brillant Narration"
    "The best book I've read in a long time~"
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    Which scene was your favorite?

    The constant contrast of good and evil, weak and strong, love and hate and how the good will prevail is so thought provoking!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Amy Julia Becker
    • Narrated By A. Savalas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Challenging surprises often lead to unexpected joy. Amy Julia opens eyes and softens hearts as she brings listeners into her own story of disappointment turned to blessing. This is a journey of discovering strength through weakness, and the author learns to embrace the face that we are all dependent on God and one another. This books will inspire listeners who appreciate beautiful writing coupled with deep insights about life and faith.

    Linda says: "This book gave me hope!"
    "This book gave me hope!"
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    What made the experience of listening to A Good and Perfect Gift the most enjoyable?

    This is an honest and informative book! I will give it to a friend who has a special child!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Sleep: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4673)
    Performance
    (4330)
    Story
    (4340)

    Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

    D says: "The sequel to the book; not the movie"
    "Steven King hit the target but not the bullseye!!"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    This book is not the scarest book he has writen. Kind of predictable. It was worth the read if you like to attend AA.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Woodcutter

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Reginald Hill
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1014)
    Performance
    (721)
    Story
    (717)

    Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

    Diana says: "One of my favorite Reginald Hill books!"
    "This book keep my interest until the end!"
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    Any additional comments?

    The ending was a little bit weird. But it seems like that's how many books are ending nowaday.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Fannie Flagg
    • Narrated By Fannie Flagg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (400)
    Performance
    (356)
    Story
    (356)

    Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother's past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.

    Susie says: "New favorite!"
    "Fannie Flagg has written another great story!!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion to be better than the print version?

    This is a great listen


    Any additional comments?

    This story really gave the true feeling of WWWII era! It was a great combination of the two generations!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Tale for the Time Being

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ruth Ozeki
    • Narrated By Ruth Ozeki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (293)
    Performance
    (267)
    Story
    (265)

    In Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao has decided there's only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates' bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who's lived more than a century. A diary is Nao's only solace - and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox - possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami.

    Karen says: "Engaging story beautifully read"
    "Loved this story even if it got a little weird."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Tale for the Time Being to be better than the print version?

    I loved the story was read by the author. She gives you the true meaning of how she wanted to spotlight different parts, Shes read it the way she wanted you to understand it!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the character of young girl Nao!! It made the entire story~


    If you could rename A Tale for the Time Being, what would you call it?

    Than and Nao~


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great story. The author got lost in how to end it, in my humble opinion!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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