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Shelly

Brush Prairie, WA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 5 reviews
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  • 138 titles in library
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  • Lost & Found

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Sheehan
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (21)

    Rocky’s husband Bob was just 42 when she discovered him lying cold and lifeless on the bathroom floor…and Rocky’s world changed forever. Quitting her job, chopping off all her hair, she leaves Massachusetts – reinventing her past and taking a job as Animal Control Warden on Peak’s Island, a tiny speck off the coast of Maine and a million miles away from everything she’s lost....

    Christine says: "BORING and PREDICTABLE"
    "Pleasent Read"
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    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Being a widow myself at a young age I was very surprised at the many similarities Rocky and I shared after the death of our husbands. Either the author has suffered the loss of a spouse or did some very good research with other widows. It was very uncanny to listen to experiences that I thought only I endured after the loss of my husband. Very insightful.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I would wait until it came out on DVD


    Any additional comments?

    While the storyline and performance was "OK" I couldn't help from liking this book and hoping that Rocky would cross that bridge of grief and begin new adventures. What better way than with the love of a dog. I know, I now have three wonderful four legged companions!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sutton

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By J. R. Moehringer
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (160)
    Story
    (161)

    Born in the slums of Brooklyn, in the first year of the 20th century, Willie Sutton came of age at a time when banks were out of control. If they weren’t taking brazen risks, they were shamelessly seeking bailouts. Trapped in a cycle of bank panics, depressions and soaring unemployment, Sutton saw only one way out. So began the career of America’s most successful bank robber. Sutton became so good at breaking into banks, and such a master at breaking out of prisons, police called him one of the most dangerous men.

    Jen says: "wow WOW wow W0W w0w!!!!"
    "Kept Me Interested"
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    Would you listen to Sutton again? Why?

    Probably not. I usually do not listen to books twice. This book was good but not a page turner.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sutton?

    The realization that what we remember is not always the truth.


    Have you listened to any of Dylan Baker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't know if I have or not. I do not play close attention to the performers names but after this book I will because he was so good.


    If you could rename Sutton, what would you call it?

    "A Lonely Man"


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed that this book was based on a true character in history. Made me curious enough to Google Willie Sutton.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By W. Bruce Cameron
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2081)
    Performance
    (1382)
    Story
    (1384)

    After a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey is surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy. Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose?

    Blythe says: "Best dog book ever!"
    "A dog lover's must read......."
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    Where does A Dog's Purpose rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The top ten.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cried quite a few times and also laughed at the insight this dog had about his humans.


    Any additional comments?

    Good thing I was "listening" and not reading this one. I could not of seen the print through the tears. When Bailey took his last trip to the vet I had to turn my IPOD off because I knew what was coming and knew that I was going to relive my recent experience to help my precious German Shepard "Nine" move on to his next life. Through the tears I turned the story back on and so glad I did. Although sad, Bailey's transition gave me insight to "A Dogs Purpose" and am so glad I made that decision for my dear friend. I look at my sweet little Yorkies now in a whole different way and am always wondering what they are thinking of my moods, commands and actions. We have become even better friends now that I have read this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Road

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5619)
    Performance
    (2247)
    Story
    (2275)

    America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

    Darwin8u says: "My wife says he's that Cold Desert Writer I love."
    "Dark"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    maybe


    Would you be willing to try another book from Cormac McCarthy? Why or why not?

    Yes, I like his writing.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Road and why?

    The Boy


    Any additional comments?

    I am still thinking about this one. so many unanswered questions, but then again maybe no further explanation is needed.

    1 of 2 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
    (26748)
    Performance
    (13385)
    Story
    (13430)

    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!"
    "The best Performance Yet!!"
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    What did you love best about The Help?

    Having different performers read the parts kept you on track with the story line. They were wonderful story tellers!!!


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

    Soul......


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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