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  • Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd, Ann Kidd Taylor
    • Narrated By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (56)

    In this intimate dual memoir, she and her daughter, Ann, offer distinct perspectives as a 50-something and a 20-something, each on a quest to redefine herself and to rediscover each other. Between 1998 and 2000, Sue and Ann travel throughout Greece and France. Sue, coming to grips with aging, caught in a creative vacuum, longing to reconnect with her grown daughter, struggles to enlarge a vision of swarming bees into a novel.

    Lisa says: "Laughter and tears"
    "Liked the readers!"
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    My mother had read this book and recommended it to me and to my daughter, also. I really enjoyed listening to the authors read. I heard the drawl of their accents and the inflections of the creators of these words.
    Thanks to Sue and Ann for your honesty and vulnerability.

    1 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
    (5560)
    Performance
    (5062)
    Story
    (5047)

    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!"
    "Excellent"
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    This is Sue Monk Kidd's best book yet. A great fictional portrayal of real historical people. I could feel the pain of slavery and the predicament of a woman's role in 1800s society. Yet, there is always triumph. This story branches out into my life with knowledge that I too can make a difference, one fellow human being at a time.
    Loved the narrators voices. They brought the characters to full life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • At Home in Mitford: The Mitford Years, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Jan Karon
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    Overall
    (662)
    Performance
    (332)
    Story
    (322)

    It's easy to feel at home in Mitford. In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally lovable. Yet Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won't go away. Add an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge. Now, stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that's 60 years old.

    Shirley says: "You wish you lived there and knew these people"
    "Wonderful"
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    Father Tim is full of scripture and it's concrete, where-you-live, application. It opens as a sleepy little tale of Father Time ministering in a small mountain village, and then life takes over and life is never totally sweet or simple - so neither is this tale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (26968)
    Performance
    (13597)
    Story
    (13645)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Deep and Personal"
    Overall

    Loved the readers, with the accents and twang of the south, and conviction of the times. I surely do hope we, as Americans have come far, far, from the bad attitudes described in this book...and closer and closer to the generous, loving, and BRAVE spirit of the best attitudes in this book.
    I was about 12 years old, but living in the West at the time of these events... but I do remember the death of Medgar Evers because as my Daddy read from the article that was published in LOOK magazine and he wept. I will never forget. A MUST read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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