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  • The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Kristin Kimball
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (268)
    Performance
    (233)
    Story
    (236)

    Single, 30-something, and working as a writer in New York City, Kristin Kimball was living life as an adventure. But she was beginning to feel a sense of longing for a family and for home. When she interviewed a dynamic young farmer, her world changed. Kristin knew nothing about growing vegetables, let alone raising pigs and cattle and driving horses. But on an impulse, smitten, if not yet in love, she shed her city self and moved to 500 acres near Lake Champlain to start a new farm with him.

    Roberta says: "That's what organic farming is all about"
    "Falling in Love With the Land"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Those of us who buy not grow our food have romantic ideas of what it's like to work the land. This book quickly extinguishes the romance and shows the reader the down and dirty, no pun intended. Nevertheless, I loved this book, the characters were so real. I didn't want it to end. I have a new appreciation for what it takes to get the food to my table.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Gods of Guilt

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    Overall
    (3210)
    Performance
    (2845)
    Story
    (2834)

    Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life.

    Ted says: "Luxury Vehicle… Does It All"
    "Engaging Read"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Gods of Guilt rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 100, a good book if you want to be distracted.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    No though it was engaging.


    What about Peter Giles’s performance did you like?

    Excellent


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

    No, periodically needed a break


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Virtues of Oxygen

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Susan Schoenberger
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby, Laural Merlington
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    From the award-winning author of A Watershed Year comes a heartrending story of unlikely bonds made under dire straits. Holly is a young widow with two kids living in a ramshackle house in the same small town where she grew up wealthy. Now barely able to make ends meet editing the town's struggling newspaper, she manages to stay afloat with help from her family. Then her mother suffers a stroke, and Holly's world begins to completely fall apart.

    RueRue says: "Emotionally moving and uplifting"
    "Well Worth It"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Virtues of Oxygen rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 25


    What other book might you compare The Virtues of Oxygen to and why?

    Sue Monk Kidd's The Invention of Wings due to quality of narration & story.


    What does Tanya Eby and Laural Merlington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Their narrative made the book compelling & enjoyable.


    If you could rename The Virtues of Oxygen, what would you call it?

    I would keep the title as is.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Drop: Harry Bosch, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Len Cariou
    Overall
    (3187)
    Performance
    (2601)
    Story
    (2570)

    Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two. DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer, or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? Then Bosch and his partner are called to a death scene fraught with internal politics....

    Joanne says: "A completely satisfying listen"
    "Not Up to Author's Usual"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    End with first case


    What could Michael Connelly have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Different narrator, end with 1st case.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Len Cariou’s performances?

    No


    Do you think The Drop needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    All Connelly' s books can stand alone


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (18293)
    Performance
    (14115)
    Story
    (14061)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "She's Better Live!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I don't feel I would have missed anything had I not read this book. I was disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The House at Sea's End

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Jane McDowell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (160)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (134)

    A team of archaeologists, investigating coastal erosion on the north Norfolk coast, unearth six bodies buried at the foot of a cliff. How long have they been there? What could have happened to them? Forensics expert Ruth Galloway and DCI Nelson are drawn together again to unravel the past. Tests reveal that the bodies have lain, preserved in the sand, for sixty years. The mystery of their deaths stretches back to the Second World War, a time when Great Britain was threatened by invasion.

    Susan says: "British style of modern mystery story"
    "Not Worth Reading"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Nothing in this book, the writing, the reading etc could compel me to finish it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Invention of Wings: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6276)
    Performance
    (5701)
    Story
    (5695)

    From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

    Jan says: "Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!"
    "What a Story!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I did not want this book to end. I want to know what happens after Handful gets to the North and is free.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alena

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Rachel Pastan
    • Narrated By Carla Mercer-Meyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    At the Venice Biennale, an aspiring assistant curator from the Midwest meets Bernard Augustin, the wealthy, enigmatic founder of the Nauk, a cutting-edge art museum on Cape Cod. It's been two years since the tragic death of the Nauk's chief curator, Augustin's childhood friend and muse, Alena. When Augustin offers the position to our heroine (who, like du Maurier's original, remains nameless) she dives at the chance - and quickly finds herself well out of her depth.

    Amazon Customer says: "I Wanted to Like this Book"
    "I Wanted to Like this Book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I love museums. I wanted to love this book but the "new" curator was just too naive and such a push over. I finally had to stop listening or throw my Kindle against the wall.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Apprentice: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Tess Gerritsen
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (571)
    Performance
    (311)
    Story
    (312)

    It is a boiling summer in Boston. Adding to the city's woes is a series of shocking crimes that end in abduction and death. The pattern suggests one man: "The Surgeon," serial killer Warren Hoyt, known for his partial dissection of his victims, and recently thrown behind bars. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he so admires.

    Mary S. Murray says: "Good Read"
    "The Apprentice Is a Slow Learner"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Apprentice?

    Story line dragged.


    What was most disappointing about Tess Gerritsen’s story?

    Story line dragged


    Did Anna Fields do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Average


    Any additional comments?

    I would think long and hard about buying any more of this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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