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Barbara

Elgin, IL, USA | Member Since 2000

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  • The Lost Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Alyson Richman
    • Narrated By George Guidall, Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1425)
    Performance
    (1269)
    Story
    (1274)

    In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit, and the strength of memory.

    Sara says: "Love, Strength & Survival"
    "Great Listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about this story?

    while the story told of the personal tragedy of the period, the characters' own lives and story held my interest.


    What about George Guidall and Suzanne Toren ’s performance did you like?

    Their voices seemed to "age" as time went by in the book.


    If you could take any character from The Lost Wife out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Lenka because she had experienced so much in her life, she would have a very unique perspective on life as a whole (I would think).


    Any additional comments?

    Great book about a very disturbing time in our history.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The First Phone Call from Heaven: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Mitch Albom
    • Narrated By Mitch Albom
    Overall
    (429)
    Performance
    (381)
    Story
    (387)

    The First Phone Call from Heaven tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out. An allegory about the power of belief - and a page-turner that will touch your soul - Albom's masterful storytelling has never been so moving and unexpected.

    Marci says: "Every Character is Great"
    "Not what I expected"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The First Phone Call from Heaven?

    The unexpected ending of the book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The First Phone Call from Heaven?

    When you count up the number of known phone calls they were accounted for.


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

    I listened to it in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read all of his books and this one did not disappoint. It seemed predictable at the start, but then it took that inevitable turn that always leaves you thinking when you finish the book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Truman

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By David McCullough
    Overall
    (541)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (140)

    Distinguished historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough tells one of the greatest American stories in this stirring audio adaptation of Truman - a compelling, classic portrait of a life that shaped history.

    Lee says: "Superb! A solid choice!"
    "Great"
    Overall

    Learned a lot about history and a past president! Great entertainment!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bury the Lead

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David Rosenfelt
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (735)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (238)

    Northern New Jersey has a new local hero on its cultural crime turf. He's Andy Carpenter, the Paterson defense attorney who can sling a quip as fast as he can outmaneuver a snarling prosecutor. Acclaimed author David Rosenfelt's first novel was nominated for an Edgar Award. Now, in this new novel, the intrepid lawyer is thrust into the spotlight where he risks becoming a media victim...of the most fatal kind.

    Rajesh says: "Thoroughly enjoyable"
    "Interesting Read"
    Overall

    I found the book both interesting and funny. Very enjoyable and not a predictable ending!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • There's a Pea on My Plate

    • ORIGINAL (48 mins)
    • By Bill Harley
    • Narrated By Bill Harley
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    A Grammy-nominated recording artist, Bill Harley (songwriter, storyteller, author, playwright) is known as one of the finest family performers in the United States. His unique combination of song and story, silly and serious, has entertained families for 20 years, and led him to be called "the Mark Twain of contemporary children's music" by Entertainment Weekly.

    Barbara says: "Entertaining Childrens Songs"
    "Entertaining Childrens Songs"
    Overall

    Found this download to be great entertainment for my three year old grandaughter for a car ride. The songs are creative and based on modern lessons for children.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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