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Polly

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  • The Sins of the Mother: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Danielle Steel
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (128)

    Every woman makes choices. And no one has made more difficult choices than Olivia Grayson. The enormously successful businesswoman missed out on much of her children’s lives while she built her legendary home-furnishings empire. In Danielle Steel’s character-rich novel, Olivia faces the past, tries to balance the present and make amends where due, while still running her vastly successful business. As a way of making up to them for time lost, Olivia spends months each year planning a holiday that everyone in her family will enjoy.

    Jan says: "Loved it"
    "Blah, blah, blah..."
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    What disappointed you about The Sins of the Mother?

    It was very boring and predictable.


    What could Danielle Steel have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I just shouldn't read Danielle Steel.


    What character would you cut from The Sins of the Mother?

    The rock star boyfriend Danny Hell. Would the baby's name be Ariel Hell?


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Someday, Someday, Maybe: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lauren Graham
    • Narrated By Lauren Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (228)
    Performance
    (217)
    Story
    (218)

    From Lauren Graham, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, comes a witty, charming, and hilariously relatable debut novel about a struggling young actress trying to get ahead - and keep it together - in New York City. It’s January 1995, and Franny Banks has just six months left of the three-year deadline she set for herself when she came to New York, dreaming of Broadway and doing "important" work. But all she has to show for her efforts so far is a part in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters, and a gig waiting tables at a comedy club....

    Dina says: "Missing Lorelei"
    "I don't read for more anxiety."
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    What disappointed you about Someday, Someday, Maybe?

    I was invited to join a book club and this was the first book. I found the characters and the focus on the answering machine annoying.


    Has Someday, Someday, Maybe turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The flat voice of the phone answering machine was awful


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Perserverance


    Any additional comments?

    If this is what they read, I won't be going back to that book club..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • W Is for Wasted: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1295)
    Performance
    (1139)
    Story
    (1135)

    Two dead bodies changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I'd never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue. The first was a local PI of suspect reputation. He'd been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. He'd been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Millhone's name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID him.

    karen says: "Well worth waiting for...."
    "Excruciatingly mundane"
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    Would you try another book from Sue Grafton and/or Judy Kaye?

    Not likely. I think my reader taste is not what Sue has to offer, I don't personally care how long her shower took and that she put the cap back on the toothpaste when she brushed her teeth. Although it was probably Kinsey's personality that made Judy Kaye sound boring and monotone, other characters were just plain annoying.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Will be searching!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    As I said above...


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond the Highland Mist: Highlander, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2183)
    Performance
    (1350)
    Story
    (1356)

    He was known throughout the kingdom as Hawk, legendary predator of the battlefield and the boudoir. No woman could refuse his touch, but no woman ever stirred his heart - until a vengeful fairy tumbled Adrienne de Simone out of modern-day Seattle and into medieval Scotland.

    E. Anderson says: "Loved It!!"
    "Ridiculous!"
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    What would have made Beyond the Highland Mist better?

    Narration. The accents and different voices were awful Especially the spirit voice. I couldn't even figure out what he is saying half the time.

    And a plausible story.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Karen Marie Moning again?

    Not a historical romance.


    What didn’t you like about Phil Gigante’s performance?

    Bad voices.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (17891)
    Performance
    (13737)
    Story
    (13682)

    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"
    "I am loving this!"
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    Where does Bossypants rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of my first biography type listens. I can't hardly put it down though!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Not to the end yet so I don't know. Loving the Alec Baldwin and Loren Michaels scenes though.


    What does Tina Fey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    If read by anyone but Tina it would be disappointing. She has a great animated voice and the story rings true coming from her.


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

    Absolutely!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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