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  • Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Carol Burnett
    • Narrated By Carol Burnett
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    In this beautiful and poignant tribute to her late daughter, award-winning actress and New York Times best-selling author Carol Burnett presents a funny and moving memoir about mothering an extraordinary young woman through the struggles and triumphs of her life.

    Sharon says: "Poignant!"
    "Poignant!"
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    The audible version has elements that are not found in the written version. I liked the song written and sung by Carrie.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Kill Switch: Tucker Wayne, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James Rollins, Grant Blackwood
    • Narrated By Scott Aiello
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (374)
    Performance
    (338)
    Story
    (337)

    The mission seems simple enough: Extract a pharmaceutical magnate from Russian soil. But nothing is as it appears to be. A desperate call thrusts Captain Tucker Wayne and his stalwart military dog, Kane, into a frantic race to rescue the brilliant-but-deluded Abram Bukolov from a cadre of skilled assassins. Hunted and betrayed at every turn, Tucker and Kane must discover the truth behind a horror out of the ancient past that can be weaponized to terrorize the modern world. As time rapidly runs out, the deep and intimate bond between dog and soldier will be tested to the extreme.

    Lawrence says: "A good start to a series"
    "Great book."
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    I have read many James Rollins novels but especially liked this one because of two characters: Kane and Harper.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Requiem

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Frances Itani
    • Narrated By Brian Nishii
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Canadian government uprooted Bin Okuma’s family and relatives from their homes on British Columbia’s west coast. Families were allowed to take only the possessions they could carry, and Bin, as a young boy, witnessed neighbors raiding his home before the transport boat even undocked. Removed from the one-hundred-mile “Protected Zone”, Japanese Canadians were sent to internment camps where for five years they lived in hardship in hastily erected shacks in the mountainous interior. More than 50 years later, after his wife’s sudden death, Bin travels across Canada....

    Sharon says: "a mass for the dead"
    "a mass for the dead"
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    This book reminds me of Joy Kogawa's book, Obasan, and the plight of the Japanese Canadian incarceration following Pearl Harbor.

    Bin's quest and remembrances are sad but the remembered vignettes are not maudlin. Basil's antics (Bin's loyal companion dog) add humor and help to off-set the extreme seriousness of the subject which is likened to Beethoven's ponderous late quartets.

    Great kudos to Frances Itani and her handling of the subject matter. As a Japanese American who was born in the US relocation camps, I find Ms. Itani's handling of the difficult subject matter different yet compelling and graceful.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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