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Annie

Boulder Creek, CA, USA

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  • Three Little Words: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Ashley Rhodes-Courter
    • Narrated By Ashley Rhodes-Courter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (60)

    Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in 14 different foster homes. As her mother spirals out of control, Ashley is left clinging to an unpredictable, dissolving relationship, all the while getting pulled deeper and deeper into the foster-care system. In this inspiring, unforgettable memoir, Ashley finds the courage to succeed - and in doing so, discovers the power of her own voice.

    Annie says: "Wow! Haunting, riveting, memorable!"
    "Wow! Haunting, riveting, memorable!"
    Overall

    What a bright young girl who was passed from foster home to foster home and happened to be a gifted writer and grow up to tell it all.

    If you ever wanted to be in the heart and mind of a child living a life very different from the norm, Ashley provides an articulate recounting. From her early days with her troubled mother to all the stops along the way to adulthood and a family who (finally!) loves her and adopts her, this story is irresistible.

    The voice of the young narrator is perfect -- you feel as if Ashley is sitting next to you, wistfully sharing the truths and realities of her unbelievable life.

    Highly recommended.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Twisted Triangle: A Famous Crime Writer, a Lesbian Love Affair, and the FBI Husband's Revenge

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Caitlin Rother, John Hess
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (45)

    Twisted Triangle is the first complete narrative thriller about the sensational story of Margo Bennett, a married FBI agent who had a love affair with best-selling author Patricia Cornwell and whose jealous husband, Gene Bennet, a superstar FBI undercover agent, kidnapped and attempted to murder her.

    John says: "Gripping and soul-searching"
    "Truth is stranger than fiction!"
    Overall

    I thought this story had many unexpected twists and turns -- and takes you inside the mind of a husband spurned. But not just any husband! A cunning husband with FBI training and the power to carry out multiple murder attempts.

    If you thought your divorce was messy -- wait until you read this! It was a true crime roller coaster ride that kept me on the edge of my seat. I've read a lot of true crime and this is one of the more fascinating stories I'd read in a long time.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Coming Home to Myself: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Wynonna Judd, Patsi Bale Cox
    • Narrated By Ellen Archer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Coming Home to Myself is the result of that emotional journey, a song of personal discovery that taught Wynonna Judd to love not just what she does, but who she is. From a truly exceptional woman comes an unexpected memoir of survival, strength, hope, and forgiveness, filled with an exultant and empowering message certain to resonate with those who have dreamed of finding themselves, and who only needed the courage and inspiration to begin their own journey.

    Michael says: "Outstanding"
    "Skip the second half"
    Overall

    I love the Judds, bought Wynonna's first solo CD, and always followed them in the media. I was thrilled to download this book and hear from Wynnona who always seemed to hide behind her Mom's more dominant personality.
    The first half is background on her upbringing, relationship with Mom and sister Ashley and that part was edifying. I feel like I know all three of them much better now and heard cute stories of their rise to fame.
    The second half is mostly long, tedious accounts of how Wynnona got life coaching and learned how to interact with her husband and kids. Many mundane and specific examples that have been more grippingly detailed in many a self-help book. Snooze... boring!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Kerry Cohen
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (26)

    Kerry Cohen is only 11 years old when she recognizes the power of her female form in the leer of a grown man. Her parents are recently divorced, and it doesn't take long before their lassitude and Kerry's desire to stand out, to be memorable in some way, combine to lead her down a path she senses she shouldn't take. Kerry wanted attention and she wanted love. Vulnerable and adrift, she turned to sex instead.

    David says: "In Search of Love"
    "Compelling and insightful narrative..."
    Overall

    Unflinching and revealing, this book provides a window on the inner world of the developing sexual and emotional maturity of a troubled teenage girl. It is read very believably by the narrator: a perfect choice! She sounds young and true to the writer's voice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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