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Amanda

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  • 78 titles in library
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  • Something Blue

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Emily Giffin
    • Narrated By Christine Marshall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (528)
    Performance
    (353)
    Story
    (347)

    Darcy Rhone thought she had it all figured out: the more beautiful the girl, the more charmed her life. Never mind substance. Never mind playing by the rules. Never mind karma.But Darcy’s neat, perfect world turns upside down when her best friend, Rachel, the plain-Jane “good girl,” steals her fiancé, while Darcy finds herself completely alone for the first time in her life… with a baby on the way.

    Vinessa says: "Better than expected"
    "A good sequel, but Something Borrowed was better"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Something Blue rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Somewhere in the middle. It wasn't the worst thing, but there were parts that were dull or annoying.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was good. A nice ending to the plot line.


    What about Christine Marshall’s performance did you like?

    She didn't try too hard, it was a nice balance for each of the characters.


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

    No - it was your standard chick-flick.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sex, Murder, and a Double Latte

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Kyra Davis
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1689)
    Performance
    (826)
    Story
    (850)

    Thriller scribe Sophie Katz is as hard-boiled as a woman who drinks Grande Caramel Brownie Frappuccionos can be. So Sophie knows it's not paranoia, or post-divorce, living-alone-again jitters, when she becomes convinced that a crazed reader is sneaking into her apartment to reenact scenes from her books. The police, however, can't tell a good plot from an unmarked grave.

    Sandi J Wilson says: "FABULOUS FIND"
    "Narrator tries too hard, storyline so-so"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Kyra Davis and/or Gabra Zackman?

    Probably not.


    What could Kyra Davis have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The story seemed to drag on. I guessed who it was early on, so the


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Ugh. The voices were AWFUL. The only character that wasn't hard to listen to was the main character. The friend that sounds like a man, or the man that sounds like a Southern woman is terrible. It was difficult to listen to every character.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Sex, Murder, and a Double Latte?

    The whole


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe if the voices weren't so bad I wouldn't have been so annoyed with the storyline. Either way, I've

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Chosen One: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Carol Lynch Williams
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (383)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (181)

    Thirteen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated polygamous community without questioning her father's three wives and her 20 brothers and sisters. Or at least without questioning them much - if you don't count her secret visits to the Mobile Library on Wheels to read forbidden books, or her meetings with the boy she hopes to choose for herself instead of having a man chosen for her.

    Kim says: "Riveting Story - Amazing Narration"
    "eh... kinda slow"
    Overall

    As a fan of some of the latest shows and hype around polygamy, I was stoked to find this - and as an award winning book. But, the plot was slow... really slow. She kept repeating things, obviously trying to tap into what a young girl was thinking - but it got to the point where it became annoying.
    However, the narration is great... and the end was alright.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Girl in Translation

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jean Kwok
    • Narrated By Grayce Wey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (487)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (206)

    When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths of her life-like the staggering degree of her poverty, the weight of her family's future resting on her shoulders, or her secret love for a factory boy who shares none of her talent or ambition-Kimberly learns to constantly translate not just her language but herself back and forth between the worlds she straddles.

    Susan B. Johnson says: "This is a keeper"
    "Wonderful"
    Overall

    Although a simple story, the author and narrator captured my interest and kept me entertained until the end. Loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The One That I Want: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Allison Winn Scotch
    • Narrated By Allyson Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Tilly Farmer is 32 and has the perfect life she always dreamed of: married to her high-school sweetheart, working as a guidance counselor in her hometown, trying for a baby. Perfect.... Then, one sweltering afternoon at the local fair, everything changes. Tilly wanders into the fortune tellers tent and is greeted by an old childhood friend, now a psychic, who offers her more than just a reading. "I'm giving you the gift of clarity," her friend says. "It's what I always thought you needed."

    Myrna says: "Great book"
    "ugh."
    Overall

    The book may be good, but I can't handle Allyson Ryan's reading of it. She's slooooow. Pauses for a second or more between each sentence. And enunciates the wrong word at the wrong time. Poor choice.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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