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Linda

I have been an audible member sinc 2001. Fiction is my preferance. A good narrator can make or break any book

Topsfield, MA, United States | Member Since 2001

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  • What I Did for Love

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Julia Gibson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (655)
    Performance
    (231)
    Story
    (237)

    Georgie York, once the costar of America's favorite television sitcom, has been publicly abandoned by her famous husband, her film career has tanked, her father is driving her crazy, and her public image as a spunky heroine is taking a serious beating. What should a down-on-her-luck actress do?

    Michelene says: "Good not Great!"
    "Ok, not great"
    Overall

    The book was ok, the story was ok. My favorite SEP book is Ain't She Sweet, followed by Kiss and Angel
    I am a big fan of SEP but Julia Gibson is one of my least favorite narrators anyway. I don't think she does not do men well, as her voice is just too high and she does not have enough variation in her female voices to handle the number of people in the book. she also lacks the nuances of delivering the humor and personality of the characters I have grown to love in the SEP books. I have listened to over 300 books and often a narrator will help me choose my next book

    I hope the SEP crew read these reviews, I would recommend Joyce Bean for her next book. If Julia narrates the next one, I will not be getting it on audible.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Call Me Irresistible

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    • Narrated By Shannon Cochran
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1000)
    Performance
    (457)
    Story
    (443)

    Call Me Irresistible is the book Susan Elizabeth Phillips's readers have long awaited. Ted, better known as "little Teddy," the nine-year-old heartbreak kid from Phillips's first best seller, Fancy Pants, and as "young Teddy," the hunky new college graduate in Lady Be Good, is all grown up now—along with Lucy from First Lady and Meg from What I Did for Love. They're ready to take center stage in a saucy, funny, and highly addictive tale fans will love.

    "unknown" says: "SEP is Back In The Game!! Loved It!"
    "Not an SEP favorite."
    Overall

    I have listen to hundreds of books but rarely review. I want to give props to the narrator. I think she did an excellent job and I would listen to other books she has done.

    The story on the other hand lacked for me. I never felt like Meg evolved over time and I felt Ted never did either. There were familiar story lines from other books and much of the story felt recycled. This book was an easy listen but over all I don't feel a draw to revisit these characters again as I do with many of the other SEP books.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Charlotte Simmons

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Tom Wolfe
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Dupont University: the Olympian halls of learning housing the cream of America's youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with tradition....Or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from North Carolina, who has come here on full scholarship. But Charlotte soon learns, to her mounting dismay, that for the upper-crust coeds of Dupont, sex, Cool, and kegs trump academic achievement every time.

    Leslie says: "I Am Charlotte Simmons"
    "I enjoyed this book"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this book mostly because of the narrator. The topic of the book is nothing out of the norm. I will caution that the language is intence for sotry purpose but as an adult it got old very fast. I am not sure I could have listen too the unabridged version of this book because of the language.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Skinny Dip

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    Overall
    (2330)
    Performance
    (580)
    Story
    (588)

    When Chaz Perron's wife discovers that he is running a scam (posing as a marine biologist to doctor water samples so that an agribusiness tycoon can continue illegally dumping fertilizer into the Everglades), he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner. Unlucky for Chaz, Joey survives clutching a bale of Jamaican pot. Rescued from the Atlantic by a former police officer, Mick Stranahan, she decides not to report him but instead haunt and taunt him, with Mick's help, by playing dead.

    Phillip says: "Summer's Best Read"
    "I liked it"
    Overall

    It was a very funny story and the narrator was excellent, but getit abridged.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Mitch Albom
    • Narrated By Mitch Albom
    Overall
    (345)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (29)

    Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly 20 years ago.

    Christal says: "my favorite book"
    "I see why this is required reading"
    Overall

    This is a book that is required reading in schools across America. All of those teachers can't be wrong. I had always wanted to read this. I am glad I listened instead. This is a heart warming story that made me cry in the end. The audio was excellent and Mitch Albom does a wonderful job of narration. The bonus is Morrie's own words at the end. If you have ever had an interest in this book, the audio will not disappoint.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Niagara Falls, or Does It?: Hank Zipzer, The Mostly True Confessions of the World's Best Underachiever

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
    • Narrated By Henry Winkler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    Hank Zipzer: He's smart. He's creative. He's funny. His pencils are sharpened. His binders are bound. He wants to do well in school, he really does. He tries not to be lazy, like his parents claim he is. So why is he always getting into trouble?

    Stephanie says: "The Perfect"
    "Fun for the kids"
    Overall

    We listen to a lot of books. Henry Winkler did a great job narrating with this series. I hope there will be more. My 7 year old wanted a couldn't get enough.
    I gave it a 4 as an adul because it bothered me how hard Hank was on himself when he has trouble and calling himself stupid all the time was in some ways part of the charm of the books, but on the other a little disheartening as a parent.
    Even so, the books were fun to listen to and i will get the next ones as they come.
    All in all the books were all entertaining and the kids couldn't wait for me to start the car to continue with the story.

    Other books we have enjoyed: Charlie and the chocolate factory. The Indian in the cupboard, the uglified duckie,The Call of the Wild.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • I Got a 'D' in Salami: Hank Zipzer, The Mostly True Confessions of the World's Best Underachiever

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
    • Narrated By Henry Winkler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    It's report card day, the most dreaded day of Hank Zipzer's school year. And when Hank gets his grades, they're his worst nightmare come true: a D in spelling, a D in reading, a D in math. This is not going to make his parents happy. This will certainly get him grounded for life. Hank needs help. And he needs it fast!

    Linda says: "Fun for the kids!"
    "Fun for the kids!"
    Overall

    We listen to a lot of books. Henry Winkler did a great job narrating with this series. I hope there will be more. My 7 year old wanted a couldn't get enough.
    I gave it a 4 as an adul because it bothered me how hard Hank was on himself when he has trouble and calling himself stupid all the time was in some ways part of the charm of the books, but on the other a little disheartening as a parent.
    Even so, the books were fun to listen to and i will get the next ones as they come.
    All in all the books were all entertaining and the kids couldn't wait for me to start the car to continue with the story.

    Other books we have enjoyed: Charlie and the chocolate factory. The Indian in the cupboard, the uglified duckie,The Call of the Wild.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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