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lisa

Ontario, Calif.

United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Touch & Go: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2269)
    Performance
    (1908)
    Story
    (1925)

    Justin and Libby Denbe have the kind of life you’d find in the pages of a glossy magazine: A beautiful 14-year-old daughter. A gorgeous brownstone on a tree-lined street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. A great marriage, admired by all. A perfect life. When investigator Tessa Leone arrives at the crime scene in the foyer of the Denbes’ home, she finds scuff marks on the floor and a million tiny pieces of bright green Taser confetti. The family appears to have been abducted.

    lisa says: "Wait for it to go on clearance!"
    "Wait for it to go on clearance!"
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    Would you listen to Touch & Go again? Why?

    No, the narrator's attempts to do the male voices were strained. They should have used a male to co-narrate given all the male parts. Her female voices were just as strained and way too exaggerated.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    A bit way too predictable to be interesting. The least interesting aspect was all the played out ridiculous family drama released in the middle of a hostage crisis. It was more like a page from a teen diary or a lonely pill popping housewife drama than anything. Way too much detailed description about meaningless subjects.


    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
  • The House at Riverton

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2669)
    Performance
    (1743)
    Story
    (1738)

    Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again....Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken, and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks.

    Cathy says: "superbly written mystery"
    "A MUST READ"
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    Would you listen to The House at Riverton again? Why?

    Sure, but not until i finish the next two Kate Morton books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hanna, I can relate.


    What about Caroline Lee’s performance did you like?

    Her voice compliments all of these stories. As usual, she delivers Kate's words in the most addictive way leaving you listening for hours. They would not be same without Caroline.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Family, Mystery, Love, Faith & History


    Any additional comments?

    Just a well done story with all a lot of heart and soul poured into it. I cant wait to read the next one. Downloading it as I write this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3160)
    Performance
    (2716)
    Story
    (2736)

    England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

    Maria says: "Kate Morton (and Caroline Lee) does it again!"
    "I loved this book!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Secret Keeper the most enjoyable?

    The author keeps your attention and lets you see the people, places and colors in the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret Keeper?

    When Laurel sees her mother's siblings photos in the locket.


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

    This is one of my favorite narrators. Her voice is always so perfect for the part. I like that she doesn't try to imitate the male voice and spoil the flow. She is a natural choice.


    If you could rename The Secret Keeper, what would you call it?

    No. 25 Camden


    Any additional comments?

    This is my first Kate Morton book. I cant wait to read them all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wedding

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Tom Wopat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (497)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (220)

    After thirty years of marriage, Wilson Lewis, son-in-law of Allie and Noah Calhoun (of The Notebook), is forced to admit that the romance has gone out of his marriage.

    Terri says: "One of Sparks best. . ."
    "The Wedding"
    Overall

    Absolutely loved it. Cried a little at the end. Nicholas Sparks does not disappoint. The narrator was a smooth comfortable listen. Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Search

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3068)
    Performance
    (1788)
    Story
    (1799)

    To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life — a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school, and a challenging volunteer job performing canine search and rescue. Not to mention her three intensely loyal Labs. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare.

    A User says: "Not very exciting"
    "The Search"
    Overall

    I like the author's description of the scenario, although in a few sections it was too detailed. You can see the island, the dogs and the woods while you listen. The narrator does a bad male voice and a bit too simplistic in her tones. All in all, a nice romance novel with an expected ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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