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Ann F. Rosser

moodypoodle

Moody, AL | Listener Since 2004

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  • 8 reviews
  • 170 ratings
  • 381 titles in library
  • 12 purchased in 2014
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  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (18341)
    Performance
    (14159)
    Story
    (14104)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "As rare and funny as they come"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I don't usually like books that are read by the author but this one wouldn't be the same if read by any one other. I was on the verge of purchasing the Kindle edition when my librarian g-daughter insisted I go with the audio version. So glad that I took her advice. I laughed all the way through. Another Audible book that I was listening to (and 85% done) had to wait. Once I started Bossypants, there was no going back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Witness

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (97)

    Studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems. Her own security is supplemented by a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms.

    Wayne says: "Male bias"
    "Too too juvenile"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Apparently I wasn't familiar with Nora Roberts and simply got taken in by all the rave reviews. I tried to like the story but just couldn't hang with the teeny-bopper scene.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Heat Rises

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Richard Castle
    • Narrated By Johnny Heller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (667)
    Performance
    (573)
    Story
    (579)

    The bizarre murder of a parish priest at a New York bondage club opens Nikki Heat's most thrilling and dangerous case so far, pitting her against New York's most vicious drug lord, an arrogant CIA contractor, and a shadowy death squad out to gun her down. And that is just the tip of an iceberg that leads to a dark conspiracy reaching all the way to the highest level of the NYPD.

    ShySusan says: "Another good one from Castle."
    "drags"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    the story dragged in spite of (too many) intricate twists and turns. I listened all the way to the end just to protect my investment. Nope. I just did not like this book. In the future I will watch for both author and narrator and avoid them.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Her Mother’s Hope

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Francine Rivers
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (501)
    Performance
    (295)
    Story
    (299)

    Internationally best-selling author Francine Rivers—winner of a Christy Award and the ECPA Gold Medallion—crafts a riveting tale of mother/daughter bonds stretching across decades. Strong-willed Marta leaves Switzerland early in the 20th century and settles in California. Though Marta loves her eldest daughter Hildie, they often clash as they attempt to find their places in the world.

    Meaghan says: "Another Awesome Read From Francine"
    "Good in spots"
    Overall

    I didn't think this book would ever end. It was good from time to time, mainly at the first but then it dragged for hours. Just not my style I guess. Seems like the whole story could have been about half as long.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Human Stain

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Philip Roth
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    It is 1998, the year in which America is whipped into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small New England town, an aging classics professor, Coleman Silk, is forced to retire when his colleagues decree that he is a racist. The charge is a lie, but the real truth about Silk would have astonished even his most virulent accuser.

    RYAN says: "There's a good story in there. Somewhere."
    "Verbose!"
    Overall

    Just listening to the long winded descriptions of just about everything in this book is totally exhausting, not to mention boring. The monotone delivery doesnt help. DH used my car and noted that the radio was on (instead of the bluetooth device thru which I listen to my books). That's a first in a couple of years!! I am deleting this book.

    5 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Milk and Honey

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated By Mitch Greenberg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (112)
    Story
    (111)

    In the silent pre-dawn city hours - alone with his thoughts about Rina Lazarus, the woman he loves, 3,000 miles away in New York - L.A.P.D. detective Peter Decker finds a small child, abandoned and covered in blood that is not his. It is a sobering discovery, and a perplexing one, for nobody in the development where she was found steps forward to claim the little girl. Obsessed more deeply by this case than he imagined possible, Decker is determined to follow the scant clues to an answer.

    Kim says: "Milk and Honey"
    "dragged"
    Overall

    I like Faye Kellerman but couldn't stay with this story. Usually I like the whole Decker thing but this must have been written before she refined her characters. It dragged and the thisonesaid this and thatonesaid that was exasperating. I quit halfway through part 1. Sure would like to know what happened to the little kid but just couldn't take anymore.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Mireille Guiliano
    • Narrated By Mireille Guiliano
    Overall
    (243)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    French women don't get fat, but they do eat bread and pastry, drink wine, and regularly enjoy three-course meals. In her delightful tale, Mireille Guiliano unlocks the simple secrets of this "French paradox"; how to enjoy food and stay slim and healthy. Hers is a charming, sensible, and powerfully life-affirming view of health and eating for our times.

    Melissa says: "Enjoyable Listen"
    "fantastique!"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed the author's funny but no-nonsense delivery of truths that I know but fail to use in everyday life. The pepe-le-peu accent just makes it that much more enjoyable. I actually SAW her ideas in action when I was in France. Just wish I'd read/head the book first.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Breathing Lessons

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Anne Tyler
    • Narrated By Alexandra O'Karma
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Anne Tyler's best-selling, award-winning novels, including Ladder of Years and The Accidental Tourist, have won the hearts of readers around the world. Critics praise Tyler's eccentric but believable characters. Devoted fans relish the small but vivid moments that fill her characters' lives.

    Ann F. Rosser says: "painfully slow"
    "painfully slow"
    Overall

    I forced myself to listen to the whole of Part I hoping this story was going to get better. It didn't. This 2-part book is about ONE day in the life of two very ordinary people. Miniscule detail surrounds the most mundane events. It had 5 stars but now I notice that the 5 stars came from only one review. My mistake!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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