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  • The Color of Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Julianne MacLean
    • Narrated By Jennifer O'Donnell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (352)
    Performance
    (315)
    Story
    (315)

    A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter's unexpected illness and her husband's shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold, dark depths of the water a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie's past, and teaches her what it means to truly live...and love.

    Cindy says: "Probably one of the best books I've read"
    "Good story, horrible narrator"
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    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator spoke in a breathy whisper that was difficult to listen to. In addition, when she read male characters, she spoke in a normal tone of voice, thus causing the volume to shoot up. Since I listen to books in my car over bluetooth, I leaned forward straining to hear things then had to rear back in my seat to keep from being deafened.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Matt. I felt that he was authentic.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    See above. She was difficult to comprehend most of the time.


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

    No. The story is interesting, but I can't really see it as a movie.


    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Whistling Past the Graveyard

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Susan Crandall
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (218)
    Story
    (220)

    In the summer of 1963, nine-year-old spitfire Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother's Mississippi home. Starla hasn't seen her momma since she was three - that's when Lulu left for Nashville to become a famous singer. If she can get to Nashville and find her momma, then all that she promised will come true: Lulu will be a star. Daddy will come to live in Nashville, too. And her family will be whole and perfect.

    Jen says: "Thank You Baby Jesus!"
    "I Didn't Want This to End"
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    Would you listen to Whistling Past the Graveyard again? Why?

    I would listen to this book again because it tells about a time that seems like yesterday. Nine year old Starla lives with her Mamie because her daddy works on an oil rig in the Gulf. Her momma has gone to Nashville to be a famous singer. A lot happens when Starla decides to go find her momma and gets picked up by a woman named Eula.
    The performance is spot on and the characters are so real that I imagine people go looking for them in Cayuga Springs. I look forward to more from this author.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Whistling Past the Graveyard?

    When Starla tells her adventures near the end of the story.


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

    No


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were many.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Unholy: Krewe of Hunters

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Heather Graham
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (114)

    The 1940s: hard-boiled detectives and femmes fatale are box-office gold. In one iconic scene, set in a deserted museum, the private eye arrives too late, and the buxom beauty is throttled by an ominous Egyptian priest. Now: the Black Box Cinema immortalizes Hollywood’s Golden Age in its gallery of film noir tributes. But the mannequin of that Egyptian priest is hardly lifeless. He walks - and a young starlet dies a terrifying death. Movie mogul Eddie Archer’s son is charged with the grisly murder.

    Jessica says: "Good, solid series."
    "Worth your time"
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    Story
    If you could sum up The Unholy in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting, different, engrossing


    What did you like best about this story?

    It kept my interest and was entertaining.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Don't whisper the female characters!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I wanted to savor it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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