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Audrey

I love reading and I really love Audible. I'm a Grants Administrator at a university with a very long commute in everyday. Audible helps me pass the time and helps me enjoy my favorite pastime.

Brandywine, MD, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 93 titles in library
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  • One Call Away: Answering Life's Challenges with Unshakable Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Brenda Warner, Jennifer Schuchmann
    • Narrated By Christie King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
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    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    What can you do when your well-laid plans fall apart and life takes an unexpected turn? Brenda Warner is best known as the outspoken wife of NFL superstar and Dancing with the Stars alum Kurt Warner. But years earlier, she found herself living through any woman’s nightmare: a healthy baby tragically injured in the bathtub; a sudden end to a career she loved; betrayal and divorce; poverty; public humiliation; a deadly natural disaster that destroyed her foundation and shook her to her core. One shattering phone call at a time, Brenda Warner’s life came to resemble little of her dream.

    Marian says: "Page turner and worth a thousand credits !"
    "Made My Commute to Work a Breeze!"
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    Couldn't wait to get back into my car again. I could relate to Brenda on so many levels. People on the verge of fame or already famous could benefit from this book that gives the 411 on the bumpy road to fame. Thanks for opening your heart . Thanks for the honesty and the testimony!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Left Behind: Left Behind Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Tim LaHaye, Jerry Jenkins
    • Narrated By Jack Sondericker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (611)
    Performance
    (525)
    Story
    (525)

    In one cataclysmic moment, millions around the globe disappear. Vehicles, suddenly unmanned, careen out of control. People are terror stricken as loved ones vanish before their eyes. Is this the rapture prophesied by scriptures in the Bible from ancient times? If so, what destiny and tribulations are about to befall those who remain on the Earth and are left behind? In the midst of global chaos, airline captain Rayford Steele must search for his family, for answers, for truth.

    Elizabeth says: "Great story, terrible audio"
    "Getting Ready for the Movie!"
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    If you could sum up Left Behind in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining. Engaging. Complex.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It is entertainingly complex as it tries to paint a contemporary picture of what the Bible described thousands of years ago.


    What about Jack Sondericker’s performance did you like?

    His voice gives just the right amount of emotion for each character.


    If you could take any character from Left Behind out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Bruce, the pastor.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (20441)
    Performance
    (18199)
    Story
    (18164)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "So good..."
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    What made the experience of listening to 11-22-63 the most enjoyable?

    I felt like I was there with the protagonist, experiencing the sites, sounds, and feelings of a time gone by.


    What other book might you compare 11-22-63 to and why?

    Don't know.


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

    Don't think so.


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

    If I had nothing going on in my life I would have gladly listened from first utterance to last. I have a long commute and this made it more than tolerable. I couldnt' wait to get in my car on my way to and from work or the grocery store!


    Any additional comments?

    I felt like I was losing a good friend as I got towards the end of the book. It had kept me company for many miles in my car.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shack

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Wm. Paul Young
    • Narrated By Roger Mueller
    Overall
    (4131)
    Performance
    (1758)
    Story
    (1811)

    Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare.

    Renato says: "much more than I expected"
    "The Second Time Around Is Even Better!"
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    If you could sum up The Shack in three words, what would they be?

    Encouraging, Enlightening, and Enveloping!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Mac. He embodies the feelings, thoughts, failings, and frailties of humanity.


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

    Listened to CrossRoads. Loved both performances equally.


    If you could rename The Shack, what would you call it?

    What an interesting question! I think the title is perfect just as is, but since you asked I'll just say God Revealed. My title sucks. The title as the Shack is just perfect as is. And a movie should be made and it should still be The Shack. Or maybe Shack, the Movie...lol.

    Seriously though, I hope it becomes a movie and is done well with all the CGI technology available now. Please don't let it be done poorly like some other christian movies that I could name but will not...:o)


    Any additional comments?

    I read the Shack the first time and it drew me in and I was sad when it was over. This time on Audible, having it performed drew me in even more. I delayed the ending as much as I could possibly stand because I didn't want it to end. I felt like Mac when he realizes he has to "go back". I didn't want to go back to my commute without having the world of The Shack. The only way to have improved the book was to have it read by Roger Mueller. I definitely didn't waste my money buying the book AND buying it on Audible the second time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cross Roads

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Wm. Paul Young
    • Narrated By Roger Mueller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (404)
    Performance
    (348)
    Story
    (348)

    Anthony Spencer is egotistical, proud of being a self-made business success at the peak of his game, even though the cost of winning was painfully high. A cerebral hemorrhage leaves Tony comatose in a hospital ICU. He 'awakens' to find himself in a surreal world, a 'living' landscape that mirrors dimensions of his earthly life, from the beautiful to the corrupt.

    aaron says: "Blind read, and my outlook on life is changed"
    "Not Exactly Shack-Like"
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    What made the experience of listening to Cross Roads the most enjoyable?

    Good story. EXCELLENT Narrator! I love how the author makes the spiritual almost tangible.


    Would you recommend Cross Roads to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, I would recommend it. It's not The Shack, but it's a good story. By the end I was crying. But with The Shack I was crying at points throughout the book.


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

    No, I have not, but his performance in CrossRoads was awesome. I only read The Shack. Now I'm going back to The Shack and this time on Audible. I can't wait. I hope there's something comparable to the Oscars for people who do these book performances, because Mr. Mueller deserves one.


    Who was the most memorable character of Cross Roads and why?

    Tony. But it's because the way the narrator acted the part of the downs syndrome child. I can still here him saying, "Tony."


    Any additional comments?

    Young's books, at the right time, should be given to the people of Newtown, CT. Anyone who has experienced tragedy, and that's all of us at some time or other, should have the experience of reading/hearing The Shack and Crossroads.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Father First

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Dwayne Wade
    • Narrated By Prentice Onayemi
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Dwyane Wade, the eight-time All-Star for the Miami Heat, has miraculously defied the odds throughout his career and his life. As incredible as his achievements have been, it's off the court where Dwyane has sought his most cherished goal: being a good dad to his sons, Zaire and Zion, by playing a meaningful role in their lives. Recounting his fatherhood journey, Dwyane begins his story in March 2011 with the news that after a long, bitter custody battle, he has been awarded sole custody of his sons in a virtually unprecedented court decision.

    Crystal says: "Great Listen"
    "Truly a Father First!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone. It is a testimony to how far the love of a parent can reach. It will inspire us all to be better people because little eyes are watching.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved hearing about Dwayne's mother. I loved the honestly raw details shared with the reader as well as how she slowly became more than anyone ever expected of her.


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

    No I have not but he was EXCELLENT!!!!!! I believed it was Dwayne talking. I forgot it wasn't actually Dwayne. His ability to differentiate between characters, even between males and females, was expertly done!


    What did you learn from A Father First that you would use in your daily life?

    Never give up and love hard.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Precious

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Sapphire
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
    Overall
    (348)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (110)

    For Precious Jones, 16 and pregnant with her father's child, miraculous hope appears and the world begins to open up for her when a courageous, determined teacher bullies, cajoles, and inspires her to learn to read, to define her own feelings and set them down in a diary.

    J. S. says: "A True Dose of Reality . . ."
    "RAW"
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    I couldn't finish this, so don't take my 2 stars that it's not a well written/well narrated book. I just can't finish it. The story is written in such graphic detail, I just couldn't handle it. Yes, I could handle the movie, but I can't finish the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28609)
    Performance
    (15133)
    Story
    (15181)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "You Won't Want to Put It Down...I Promise!"
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    The Help "helped" the time pass by quickly on my hour long commute to and from work. It was like getting in the car with my good girlfriends and catching up on what was going on in their world. Well written. Excellent narration. Reading the book made seeing the movie a necessity. Congrats to Kathryn Stockett on her bravery and ability to write from such differing perspectives. I know I've already listened to the book, seen the film, but I MUST OWN an actual copy of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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