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Andrea L. Whitcomb

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  • 12 reviews
  • 30 ratings
  • 316 titles in library
  • 61 purchased in 2014
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  • Cranford

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (56)
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    (59)

    Elizabeth Gaskell's comic portrait of early Victorian life in a country town describes with poignant wit the uneventful lives of its lady-like inhabitants, offering an ironic commentary on the separate spheres and diverse experiences of men and women. As the external world necessarily impinges even on Cranford, the unlikely juxtapositions of old and new brought about by the pace of change are also explored.

    Hazel says: "Brilliantly read"
    "unevenly written, colorful characters"
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    Narration is well done and helps with the uneven pace & flow of the book. Colorful characters. Would have asked for a refund if I had paid full price instead of getting it on sale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night of the Living Deed

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By E.J. Copperman
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (600)
    Performance
    (554)
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    (553)

    Newly divorced Alison Kerby wants a second chance for herself and her nine-year-old daughter. She's returned to her hometown on the Jersey Shore to transform a Victorian fixer-upper into a charming-and profitable guest house. One small problem: the house is haunted, and the two ghosts insist Alison must find out who killed them.

    Felicia The Geeky Blogger says: "Had a blast listening to this one!"
    "Narration ruined the story"
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    Ammature narration cheapened the story. Many readers seemed to enjoy the eye-rolling narration style however I found that it turned the story into a one dimentional,middle school performance. The sarcasm made the leading character unlikable.

    There was no difference in voice from one characte to the next. Simply a cynical snarling mess.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Twelve Clues of Christmas: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2056)
    Performance
    (1825)
    Story
    (1816)

    On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me—well, actually, my true love, Darcy O’Mara, is spending a feliz navidad tramping around South America. Meanwhile, Mummy is holed up in a tiny village called Tiddleton-under-Lovey with that droll Noel Coward! And I’m snowed in at Castle Rannoch with my bumbling brother, Binky, and sourpuss sister-in-law, Fig.

    Felicia The Geeky Blogger says: "It was a great Christmas Who-Done-It!"
    "Now I am hooked!"
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    so much fun! Light-hearted,easy romp. It's holiday fun full of romance, old-fashion English festivities and murder!!! Very enjoyable. Looking forward to the entire series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
    • Narrated By Paul Baymer, Susan Duerden, Roselyn Landor, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3337)
    Performance
    (1503)
    Story
    (1505)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The best book club you’ve never heard of – but will be eager to join, courtesy of a full cast of true characters. January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb....

    Kent says: "MUCH better than I ever expected! Give it a try!"
    "Enchanting & Remarkable"
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    More than an historical novel, this is such a sweet story, witty, warm and enthralling.
    The characters are lovely and they show us how life goes on before, during, and after WW II.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Craig Ferguson
    • Narrated By Craig Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1715)
    Performance
    (1095)
    Story
    (1093)

    In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson delivers a moving and achingly funny memoir of living the American dream as he journeys from the mean streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to the comedic promised land of Hollywood. Along the way he stumbles through several attempts to make his mark - as a punk rock musician, a construction worker, a bouncer, and, tragically, a modern dancer.

    Diane says: "Unabashedly Honest"
    "sensitive farty boy grows into American On Purpose"
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    This is a true adventure about a sensitive, farty boy who grows into a sensitive farty man. It's an open, honest, heartwarming, witty, entertaining, unabashed autobiography. This may sound trite but these are accurate descriptions. If you love Craig you will love his story and become an even bigger fan of the man. He doesn't glorify his alcoholism or his drunken antics: he is straightforward, matter-of-fact, and naturally good humored about his trials. Craig Ferguson is an adventurer and I was delighted that he shared the journey.
    The last chapter will make you swell with pride to not only be an American, (if that applies), but proud to be a human who has survived your own adventure. If you are also a sensitive, farty person, this final chapter will bring tears to your eyes.
    Bravo Craig! and thanks

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Endgame: Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and Fall—from America’s Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Frank Brady
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (401)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (309)

    From Frank Brady, who wrote one of the best-selling books on Bobby Fischer of all time and who was himself a friend of Fischer’s, comes an impressively researched biography that for the first time completely captures the remarkable arc of Bobby Fischer’s life. When Bobby Fischer passed away in January 2008, he left behind a confounding legacy. Everyone knew the basics of his life—he began as a brilliant youngster, then became the pride of American chess, then took a sharp turn, struggling with paranoia and mental illness. But nobody truly understood him.

    Roy says: "A Trajedy"
    "compassionte look at chess badboy"
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    This was a pick for my husband. He found some flaws in a few facts but overall he enjoyed the book. As a non-chess geek, I too had a good time listening. The narrator was fine but might have needed a little boost of caffeine now & then.
    Fisher's is a sad story but this book brought a lot of light to his tale.
    Highly recommended for anyone interested in Bobby Fisher. It felt like a complete, fair, and loving tribute to a brilliant, broken man.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Forgotten Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5267)
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    (3033)
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    (3076)

    Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone, and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident 10 years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her.

    avid reader says: "Hours of enjoyable, fun listening"
    "mystery that unravels over 5 generations"
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    great historical detail, kept me hooked. The story flows smoothly from past to present keeping interest and maintaining the mystery.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Candy Bombers

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Andrei Cherny
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (122)
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    (48)
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    (49)

    Acclaimed author Andrei Cherny tells the gripping saga of a rag-tag band of Americans - with limited resources and little hope for success - keeping West Berliners alive in the face of Soviet tyranny, winning the hearts and minds of former enemies, and giving the world a shining example of fundamental goodness.

    Alex says: "Wonderful Story, Well-Read"
    "thrilling! I read the hardcover then audible"
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    The author & narrator take us for a harrowing ride with the candy bombers. I read the hardcover & was so impressed that I couldn't wait to hear it read to me with this audible edition.
    This is a refreshing history lesson told as a gripping story full of fright, passion, sadness and joy. So many times the hair stood up on my arms and I cried out of terror and happiness. An outstanding story about the triumph of heart.
    So many things came to light about the cold war and how close our world did come to communism.
    Cherny made this manly history lesson read like chick-lit while including the details of politics and war.
    My father and husband are history buffs & they were overjoyed with it. Even they learned new things.
    Excellent Excellent Excellent!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gone with the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Margaret Mitchell
    • Narrated By Linda Stephens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3261)
    Performance
    (2215)
    Story
    (2248)

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire....

    dallas says: "not to miss audible experience"
    "Classic story with excellent narration"
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    Gone with the Wind stands the test of time. The story is epic and engrossing. Linda Stephens' narration is superb. It is wonderful to hear the richness & depth of the characters that we so love & that became rather iconic through the movie version. I read this as a teenager & forgot so much of it. This felt like a wonderful visit with an old friend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Seth Grahame-Smith
    • Narrated By Scott Holst
    Overall
    (6906)
    Performance
    (5272)
    Story
    (5354)

    While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

    Haden says: "My friends thought I was crazy."
    "sci-fi horror meets Mr. Lincoln, a guilty pleasure"
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    Very fun romp in the life of a vampire hunter. So glad Seth Grahame-Smith kept the historical bits as factual as possible. Although it was just a little too gory for my tastes the story was enjoyable. (I rather prefer my vampires to be more romantic.) Having recently listened to the superb audible Gone With The Wind, this seemed to fit right in with my library.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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