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Judith

Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada | Member Since 2010

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  • 5 reviews
  • 36 ratings
  • 469 titles in library
  • 71 purchased in 2014
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  • Habits of the House

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Fay Weldon
    • Narrated By Rula Lenska
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    As the summer of 1899 gives way to autumn, Lord Dilberne's decision to remain in Belgrave Square, rather than move the household to the ancestral acres of Dilberne Court, sends out ripples of concern over his debts. The ripples spread to his wife Isobel, who orders the life of the household, and to Grace, the lady's maid, who orders the life of her mistress. They touch the insouciant lives of his still unmarried children, Arthur and Rosina. The novel explores how the ripples of change affect the lives above stairs and below.

    Judith says: "Reissued?"
    "Reissued?"
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    I read with interest a review of this book just being released and the story sounded very familiar. Here it is in my library from 2012. Why would a book be rereleased? Is this done often with a new narrator?
    I enjoyed the book although it was shorter than I usually like. Glad to know there are two more books in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Jennifer Worth
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1697)
    Performance
    (1514)
    Story
    (1528)

    At the age of 22, Jennifer Worth left her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in postwar London’s East End slums. The colorful characters she met while delivering babies all over London - from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lived to the woman with 24 children who couldn't speak English to the prostitutes and dockers of the city’s seedier side - illuminate a fascinating time in history.

    Kathy says: "This is one I didn't want to put down!"
    "Excellent view of post war London"
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    The east side is teeming with joys and tragedies which we enter into through the lives of young midwives. Excellent writing and narration. Leaves you wanting more which can be had in the next two books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • State of Wonder: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Hope Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4399)
    Performance
    (3199)
    Story
    (3200)

    Research scientist Dr. Marina Singh is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who seems to have disappeared in the Amazon while working on an extremely valuable new drug. The last person who was sent to find her died before he could complete his mission. Plagued by trepidation, Marina embarks on an odyssey into the insect-infested jungle in hopes of finding answers to the questions about her friend's death, her company's future, and her own past.

    F. B. Herron says: "Do yourself a favor and listen to this book!"
    "Not believable"
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    Story

    I enjoyed most of the book until getting close to the end . The writer seemed to rush through just to finish will some truly unbelievable occurances. It did leave open the possibility of a sequel- perhaps the writer could redeem herself.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • In the Shadow of the Banyan: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Vaddey Ratner
    • Narrated By Greta Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (246)
    Performance
    (207)
    Story
    (208)

    For seven-year-old Raami, the shattering end of childhood begins with the footsteps of her father returning home in the early dawn hours bringing details of the civil war that has overwhelmed the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital. Soon the family’s world of carefully guarded royal privilege is swept up in the chaos of revolution and forced exodus. Over the next four years, as she endures the deaths of family members, starvation, and brutal forced labor, Raami clings to the only remaining vestige of childhood - the mythical legends and poems told to her by her father.

    Melinda says: "A Terrible Tale from A Beautiful Storywriter"
    "I never new.."
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    This was a hard story to listen to. I do not know history very well and this is a story of the people of Cambodia and what they endured under Kymur Rouge. It is important to know these events. The narrator has you believing s he is the young girl, the prose is poetic at times, almost lyrical, and has you moving through a range of emotions as we care for the characters. It is stunning in all ways.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kane and Abel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Jason Culp
    Overall
    (599)
    Performance
    (403)
    Story
    (400)

    William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless polish immigrant-born on the same day near the turn of the century on opposite sides of the world-are brought together by fate and the quest of a dream. Two men - ambitious, powerful, ruthless - are locked in a relentless struggle to build an empire, fueled by their all-consuming hatred.

    Elliot says: "Kane & Abel - 30 years later"
    "Kept me listening!"
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    I found this book when I looked into who the authour was of his new book: The Clifton Chronicles. Kane and Abel has an intriguing plot, likeable characters with an unknown future..all this kept me waiting for my next day at work so I could listen again on the commute. The ending was appropriate, but still somehow disappointing...or was I just sorry the story ended.I will now look for more Jeffrey Archer books. I don't know why I took so long to find him.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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