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Lisa

Kalamazoo, MI, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 13 reviews
  • 34 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 13 purchased in 2014
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  • Evil Beside Her: The True Story of a Texas Woman's Marriage to a Dangerous Psychopath

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Kathryn Casey
    • Narrated By Debbie Andreen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (30)

    At first, Linda Bergstrom's marriage to her husband James was idyllic. They were young and in love; he was about to enter the Navy and she was eager to start a family. But it wasn't long before the dream exploded. James became abusive and violent, prone to sudden bursts of anger, long silences, and unexplained disappearances. But Linda vowed to hold on, despite the pain and fear...and her disturbing suspicions about her husband's secret life.

    Lisa says: "Buyer Beware!"
    "Buyer Beware!"
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    I bought this book hoping it would be interesting. The narrator did a decent job. I returned this book because of the multiple references to child sexual abuse. (I got to about chapter 4.) Although the mention of the abuse was not overly graphic, it was certainly disturbing. I wish I would have known this fact before I bought this book. I am writing this review to warn other readers.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • That Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jillian Dodd
    • Narrated By Lisa Cordileone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (108)

    You know, being friends with two cute boys does have its benefits. There's Danny. Danny is a golden boy in every way. He has dreamy blue eyes and blonde hair that always looks perfect, even when it's windblown or been stuck under a football helmet. He's the boy every girl crushes on. The boy I get into trouble with, the boy I fight with, the hot quarterback no girl can resist, not even me. Being with Danny is like being on an adventure. He has a bright, contagious smile and abs to die for. He's pretty much irresistible.

    K. parkinson says: "I love that boy!"
    "Great Escape"
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    I had a great time listening to this story. I could not get enough! The story was great. I agree with another reviewer that it is frustrating that the chapters run one into the other. It is frustrating to not have a pause to know that one scene ends, since the narrator runs one chapter into the other. I took away a star in the performance for that,

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Moon Over Manifest

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Clare Vanderpool
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Cassandra Campbell, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (326)
    Performance
    (262)
    Story
    (265)

    Abilene Tucker feels abandoned. Her father has put her on a train, sending her off to live with an old friend for the summer while he works a railroad job. Armed only with a few possessions and her list of universals, Abilene jumps off the train in Manifest, Kansas, aiming to learn about the boy her father once was. Having heard stories about Manifest, Abilene is disappointed to find that it's just a dried-up, worn-out old town. But her disappointment quickly turns to excitement when she discovers a hidden cigar box full of mementos.

    Rae says: "AWESOME book! LOVED it!"
    "Great Story!"
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    Jenna Lamia delivers another outstanding performance. The story is fantastic! There were plenty of twists and turns in the story that made it more interesting. I highly recommend this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Velva Jean Learns to Drive

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jennifer Niven
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    Overall
    (267)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (168)

    Set in Appalachia in the years before World War II, Velva Jean Learns to Drive is a poignant story of a spirited young girl growing up in the gold-mining and moonshining South. Before she dies, Velva Jean's mother urges her to "live out there in the great wide world." Velva Jean dreams of becoming a big-time singer in Nashville until she falls in love with Harley Bright, a handsome juvenile delinquent turned revival preacher.

    Susan says: "GREAT!"
    "Entertaining read"
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    I bought this book because Jenna Lamia is one of my favorite narrators. I am glad I got it because of her performance. The story was just ok.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil in the Junior League

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Linda Francis Lee
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (456)
    Performance
    (252)
    Story
    (252)

    Mercedes Hildebrand Ware is a member beyond reproach...until her life begins to unravel. When her husband betrays her, steals her money, and runs off to places unknown, it's something Frede would prefer to keep under wraps. The last thing she needs is to become fodder for the JLWC gossip mill. And to make matters worse, there's only one person in town who stands a chance at helping her get revenge - Howard Grout, a tasteless, gold-chain-wearing lawyer who has bought his way into Frede's tony neighborhood.

    bebe says: "Loved it"
    "Another great performance by Jenna Lamia"
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    This story was a hoot. I was laughing out loud at several of the escapades in this book. I thought it had a great ending. I just wish there was a sequel to continue the great fun of the story!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Beth Hoffman
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2582)
    Performance
    (1286)
    Story
    (1296)

    Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.

    Jeanne says: "A Wonderful Listen!"
    "Great book and great performance"
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    I have more than one hundred books in my audio library. I would say that I am an avid listener of audio books. Saving Ceecee Honeycutt is one book I can listen to at any time. Jenna Lamia has some created some great characters with her performance. The story is great, once you get beyond the depressing first few chapters. Stick with it, you won't be sorry! :) Ceecee and her world make a great escape.

    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26709)
    Performance
    (13345)
    Story
    (13389)

    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!"
    "Better than the movie!"
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    Outstanding performance. Moving story. More details than the film. I could not stop listening!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Heart Hollywood

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Lindsey Kelk
    • Narrated By Cassandra Harwood
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Angela Clark can’t believe her luck… she’s an English girl living in New York with a dream job at hip magazine The Look and a sexy boyfriend. Her latest assignment takes her to Hollywood to interview hot actor and fellow Brit James Jacobs. Thrown in at the deep end she heads west with best friend Jenny dreaming of Rodeo Drive and Malibu beach. Soon Angela discovers that celebrity life in Hollywood is not all glamour, gloss and sunshine.

    Lisa says: "Reminder of Sophie Kinsella"
    "Reminder of Sophie Kinsella"
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    I loved every book I read by Sophie Kinsella. After I devoured all of her books, I was desperate for more books like Ms. Kinsella's. I found Lindsey Kelk's heart series a satisfying follow up to the Kinsella books. I would highly recommend this series! :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Life of Bees

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1254)
    Performance
    (800)
    Story
    (789)

    Sue Monk Kidd's ravishing debut novel has stolen the hearts of reviewers and readers alike with its strong, assured voice. Set in South Carolina in 1964, The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed.

    Laura says: "It's hard to stop listening..."
    "Mixed Feelings"
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    I will listen to any book that Jenna Lamia performs. She is an outstanding performer, particularly with the Southern accents. The story was a disappointment to me. I liked the movie better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ex-Debutante

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Linda Francis Lee
    • Narrated By Susan Bennett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (256)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (129)

    When Carlisle Wainwright Cushing leaves her native Texas to start a new life in Boston, she has no regrets. The former Texas debutante, who never felt at home in her Southern skin, has found liberation - or so she thinks until, one day, she gets an urgent call from her mother.

    Beth says: "Fun and a Delight"
    "Good Southern Fun"
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    I laughed out loud with this book. There were some great twists and turns that had me on the edge of my seat. I loved this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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