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Andrea

Pennsylvania | Member Since 2011

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  • 51 reviews
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  • 246 titles in library
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  • Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Becky Aikman
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (24)

    In her 40s - a widow, too young, too modern to accept the role - Becky Aikman struggled to make sense of her place in an altered world. In this transcendent and infectiously wise memoir, she explores surprising new discoveries about how people experience grief and transcend loss and, following her own remarriage, forms a group with five other young widows to test these unconventional ideas. Together, these friends summon the humor, resilience, and striving spirit essential for anyone overcoming adversity.

    Sobriquet says: "Terrible"
    "Interesting account of becoming a new widow"
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    Overall the story was different and held my interest. I felt it should have been better edited--too many repetitions and recaps. However, the author did use interesting metaphors and thought she was a good writer, It was a good look into what a woman's life would be like after losing their spouse. There are six very different woman whose stories get shared. Nothing like seeing what it is like to walk in someone else's shoes and to open our eyes to what will eventually happen to anyone who is married.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Butternut Summer: Butternut Lake, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Mary McNear
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    Overall
    (4)
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    (4)
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    (4)

    Preparing for her final year of college, Daisy is crazy busy now that she's back at Butternut Lake. She's helping her mother, Caroline, run their coffee shop and trying to build a relationship with the absentee father who's suddenly reappeared. She never expected to fall in love with Will, the bad boy from high school who works at the local garage. With every passing day she and Will grow closer to each other . . . and closer to the day they will have to say goodbye.

    Andrea says: "Small town romance"
    "Small town romance"
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    Similar to a Robyn Carr novel. Predictable but a cute story for easy listening. Start with the first book in the series, Up at Butternut Lake.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • An Available Man: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Hilma Wolitzer
    • Narrated By Fred Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (61)

    When Edward Schuyler - a modest and bookish sixty-two-year-old science teacher - is widowed, he finds himself ambushed by female attention. There are plenty of unattached women around, but a healthy, handsome, available man is a rare and desirable creature. Edward receives phone calls from widows seeking love, or at least lunch, while well-meaning friends try to set him up at dinner parties. The problem is that Edward doesn’t feel available. He’s still mourning his beloved wife, Bee, and prefers solitude and the familiar routine of work, gardening, and bird-watching.

    Molly-o says: "Lovely book, easy read, wonderful characters"
    "Enjoyed!"
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    Was unfamiliar with this author, but I do like her writing style. It was a cute book about a widowed man getting back out there in the dating world. Feel that this would appeal to middle age or older readers as he is early 60's. It was easy listening and light hearted.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (298)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (264)

    Andy Carpenter isn't sure what to think when he gets a mysterious phone call from a good friend, policeman Pete Stanton, asking him to drop everything, drive to an unfamiliar address, and bring his girlfriend, Laurie Collins. He certainly isn't expecting to show up at a crime scene. But that's exactly where he arrives - at the house where Pete has just discovered the body of ex-convict Danny Balfour. Upstairs are Danny's now orphaned four-year-old son and basset hound. And that, Andy discovers, is why he and Laurie were called to the scene - Pete wants them to take care of the boy and the dog so they won't get thrown into the "system". This is already asking a lot, but soon Pete needs another big favor from Andy. Pete himself has come under suspicion for Danny's murder, and he needs defense attorney Andy to represent him - and to find out what really happened in Danny's house that day!

    Joe says: "The best Andy Carpenter yet!"
    "Enjoyed this much awaited book in series"
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    Love, love, love the Andy Carpenter Series. His humor just cracks me up and I can't get enough of it. I go through withdrawal waiting for the next book to be published. Recently lost my darling dog/member of the family so I didn't know if I could handle the dog references, but found it to be healing not disturbing. I love that he is such a dog lover and if you haven't read his book, Dogtripping, you should. It's a true account not one of his mystery or Andy Carpenter books. I have listened to every single book by David Rosenfelt and I need to add that I also love the narration by Grover Gardner. Keep em coming.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Takedown Twenty: A Stephanie Plum Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1591)
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    (1417)
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    (1435)

    Stephanie Plum is back in all-new adventure from #1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich.

    janet says: "Still funny"
    "Needed my fix"
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    Boycotted her last few novels as I was disappointed in the same old, same old. Still no resolve with her love interests or job, etc. However, I found I could not live without Lula and Grandma. Their dialogue is so hilarious that I decided to overlook the lame existence of the rest of it. Now I am addicted again and await No. 23.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Landline

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Rainbow Rowell
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (251)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (232)

    Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply - but that almost seems beside the point now. Maybe that was always beside the point. Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her - Neal is always a little upset with Georgie - but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go without her.

    Judi says: "Its not Eleanor and Park or Fangirl but its good"
    "Eleanor and Park was better"
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    A little too long. Cute idea but isn't enough to keep a novel going. Have read other Rainbow Rowell and liked the stories and characters better in those novels.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Single Thread: The Cobbled Court Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Marie Bostwick
    • Narrated By Pam Ward, Lorna Raver
    Overall
    (410)
    Performance
    (343)
    Story
    (342)

    Marie Bostwick weaves the unforgettable story of four very different women whose paths cross, changing their lives forever. It’s a long way from Fort Worth, Texas, to New Bern, Connecticut, yet it only takes a day in the charming Yankee town to make Evelyn Dixon realize she’s found her new home. The abrupt end of her marriage was Evelyn’s wake-up call to get busy chasing her dream of opening a quilt shop. Finding a storefront is easy enough; starting a new life isn’t....

    betty says: "Just a hint."
    "Rooting for the characters in this book"
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    Good character development. Story is read by the two main characters, switching over every other chapter. You will find yourself rooting for these women and girls. Quilting is one of the main themes in this story, so if you are a quilter you may identify with this story even more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Darien Gee
    • Narrated By Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
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    (12)
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    (12)

    At Madeline's Tea Salon, the cozy hub of the Avalon community, local residents scrapbook their memories and make new ones. But across town, other Avalonians are struggling to free themselves of the past: Isabel Kidd is fixing up her ramshackle house while sorting through the complications of her late husband's affair. Ava Catalina is mourning the love of her life and helping her young son grow up without his father. And Frances Latham eagerly anticipates the arrival of a little girl from China - unprepared for the emotional roller coaster of foreign adoption.

    Bonnie says: "Sentimental like "The Notebook""
    "You will want to scrapbook if you don't already"
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    Cute story about women in a scrapbooking club. There are some good relationships as we are introduced to the different characters and see how their lives become enmeshed. I think I am sufficiently motivated now to get my five scrapbooks started and completed. My gathering and sorting is done, but time to compile and give as gifts to my loved ones.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Black Rose: In the Garden, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Susie Breck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (774)
    Performance
    (559)
    Story
    (556)

    At 45, Rosalind Harper is a woman whose experiences have made her strong enough to bend without breaking - and weather any storm. A widow with three grown sons, she survived a disastrous second marriage, and built her In the Garden nursery from the ground up. But now her future is under attack.

    tina says: "great "
    "Gardening gals must read"
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    Enjoy this series, on the third book right now. The favorite part of the book for me is the gardening thread running through it. Like the strong character of the female boss and matriarch. Not real deep reading, but wanted to keep listening until the conclusion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blossom Street Brides: A Blossom Street Novel, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Debbie Macomber
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (78)

    Lauren Elliott has waited years for her long-term boyfriend, Todd, to propose, yet he seems more focused on his career than their relationship. When Lauren learns that her younger sister is pregnant before she herself even has an engagement ring, she feels overjoyed yet disheartened. Knowing she can't put her future on hold, Lauren prepares to make a bold choice - one that leads her to a man she never dreamed she'd meet.

    Sue Bee says: "Narrator Leaves a LOT to be desired!"
    "Cute story even if predictable"
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    Read other Blossom Street Books, so wanted to see what this one had to offer. These books are a nice little get away from reality if you aren't looking for anything deep.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Four Friends

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (273)
    Performance
    (245)
    Story
    (238)

    From number-one New York Times best-selling author Robyn Carr comes the story of four friends determined to find their stride. This honest look at marriage examines the challenges, heartaches, and sacrifices along with the joy in discovering what it means to be a wife, mother, friend, lover - and most important: your true self. Gerri can't decide what's more devastating: learning her rock-solid marriage has big cracks, or the anger she feels as she tries to repair the damage. Always the anchor for friends and her three angst-ridden teenagers, it's time to look carefully at herself.

    PJ says: "Great book!"
    "Want more of these friends..."
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    Enjoyed the four different main characters. Each one is facing their own set of problems and you will be absorbed in the journey. Lots of words of wisdom, and good insight into helping these girls deal with their personal problems. Felt like each of these girls were a case history right out of a therapist's patient files. Would continue reading about their lives if Robyn Carr does a series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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