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CAgirlinNH

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  • Big Girl Panties: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Stephanie Evanovich
    • Narrated By Katie Schorr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (157)
    Story
    (162)

    Big Girl Panties by Stephanie Evanovich is a rollicking and poignant romantic comedy about a young widow who decides to get in shape...and winds up getting her groove back - and a whole lot more! Holly Brennan used food to comfort herself through her husband's illness and death. Now she's alone at age 32. And she weighs more than she ever has. When fate throws her in the path of Logan Montgomery, personal trainer to pro athletes, and he offers to train her, Holly concludes it must be a sign. Much as she dreads the thought of working out, Holly knows she needs to put on her big girl panties and see if she can sweat out some of her grief.

    Chelly says: "I loved it!!"
    "Predictable & Unrealistic. Syrupy Sweet."
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    What did you love best about Big Girl Panties?

    What I liked best is the heroine is not your typical model beauty.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Predicted it in Chapter 3.


    What does Katie Schorr bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Nothing.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Logan finally 'got it'.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Just One Damned Thing After Another: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jodi Taylor
    • Narrated By Zara Ramm
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1353)
    Performance
    (1221)
    Story
    (1221)

    Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary's, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don't do 'time-travel' - they 'investigate major historical events in contemporary time'. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power - especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet. Meet the disaster-magnets of St Mary's Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History.

    Sires says: "Action Adventure Time Travel Novel w/ Good Reader"
    "WOW....just wow !"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Just One Damned Thing After Another to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because the narrator is British. Since the story is set entirely in the UK her accent brings a flair of reality, especially as the story is written in the first person.


    What other book might you compare Just One Damned Thing After Another to and why?

    I can't think of a comparison. This story is unique and well written.


    What does Zara Ramm bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her accent.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great first book into what I am hoping is a memorable and very enjoyable series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seventh Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Nora Silk doesn't really fit in on Hemlock Street, where every house looks the same. She's divorced. She wears a charm bracelet and high heels and red toreador pants. And the way she raises her kids is a scandal. But as time passes, the neighbors start having second thoughts about Nora. The women's apprehension evolves into admiration. The men's lust evolves into awe. The children are drawn to her in ways they can't explain.

    RueRue says: "Changing Times"
    "Strange jumble of stories mashed into one"
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    What did you like best about Seventh Heaven? What did you like least?

    I liked the theme of women's lives at the end of the 50's and the changes they faced in the 1960's.
    What I liked least was the scene with the red shoes..........what?!? It was completely out of place and frankly, just silly.


    What could Alice Hoffman have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Stick with one theme! So many themes gave the book no solid direction.


    Could you see Seventh Heaven being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No, I can't see it being made into a movie or TV series. Then again, some of the junk on TV now would be a close competitor.


    0 of 0 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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (559)
    Performance
    (495)
    Story
    (503)

    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"
    "Good Book - Not a predictable story"
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    Would you listen to The First Phone Call from Heaven again? Why?

    No - the ending was such a surprise that I would be thinking about it all the way through it again.


    What about Mitch Albom’s performance did you like?

    He has a smooth voice - believable, as if he was telling his own story.


    Who was the most memorable character of The First Phone Call from Heaven and why?

    The sisters - and I can't tell you why because that would ruin their story!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hypnotist's Love Story

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Tamara Lovatt Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1262)
    Performance
    (1108)
    Story
    (1105)

    Ellen O’Farrell is a bit unusual. She’s a hypnotherapist. She’s never met her father. And she can’t seem to keep a relationship going. (Okay, that’s more normal that we want to admit.) When Ellen meets Patrick, she’s hopeful nevertheless. But when he says he needs to tell her something, she fears the worst. When Patrick reveals that his ex-girlfriend is stalking him, Ellen thinks, "Is that all?" She’s more intrigued than frightened. She’d love to meet her. What she doesn’t know is that she already has.

    S says: "a twisted love story...so interesting!"
    "Excellent Story! Unpredictable and Fun !"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely would recommend it. I enjoyed it immensely.


    What about Tamara Lovatt Smith’s performance did you like?

    I like her smooth, rhythmic voice. Her accent is perfect for the setting.


    Any additional comments?

    I definitely recommend this audiobook! It was a great story to break up the monotony of a long trip.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent
    • Narrated By Dean Gallagher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3038)
    Performance
    (2316)
    Story
    (2363)

    When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed—a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back.

    Jill says: "Heaven is For Real"
    "Really Uplifting"
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    What did you love best about Heaven Is for Real?

    I love the descriptions the little boy came up with to describe the things in 'child language' that theologists have worked so hard to understand.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All of it - there wasn't anything that I didn't like.


    Which character – as performed by Dean Gallagher – was your favorite?

    Todd Burpo - a fabulous father.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Todd was alone in the room at the hospital and was railing against God and the injustice of their situation.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was uplifting, moving, and just a joy to listen to - I will listen to it again !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sixth Grave on the Edge: Charley Davidson, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Darynda Jones
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1514)
    Performance
    (1425)
    Story
    (1423)

    Most girls might think twice before getting engaged to someone like Reyes Farrow - but Charley Davidson is not most girls. She’s a paranormal private eye and grim-reaper-in-training who’s known to be a bit of a hell-raiser, especially after a few shots of caffeine. Her beloved Reyes may be the only begotten son of evil, but he’s dark and sultry and deeply sexy and everything Charley could hope for. Really. But when the FBI file on Reyes’ childhood happens to land into her lap, she can’t help herself: She opens it...and then the real fun begins.

    RabidReads says: "This book could change EVERYTHING!"
    "LOVE LOVE LOVE CHARLEY DAVIDSON !!!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if you don't have time to read the book personally. The narrator is flat and monotone throughout most of the book. It annoyed the heck out of me but I stuck with it because I love this series and didn't have time to read it, but it did take the excitement out of the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Charley, of course. I love her sense of humor in the face of evil.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lorelei King?

    I can think of a hundred people! Lorelei King's voice is nasal and monotone.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the Charley Davidson series (I even got my book club hooked on them). I have read #1 through 6 and I am anxiously anticipating the release of #7 - but I will be buying the Kindle version and not on Audible. Can't stand that voice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Single Woman Seeks Revenge

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Tracy Bloom
    • Narrated By Julia Barrie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    Suzie Miller, a disillusioned agony aunt, can't believe she's been dumped from a great height yet again (this time by text!). So she decides the time is right to make every one of her exes feel the pain she felt when they carelessly cast her aside. Her methods are unusual but humiliation on a grand scale is no less than they deserve. And then she starts giving the same advice to her readers….

    Amazon Customer says: "Its no surprise she's single!"
    "Great Book - Clever and Funny"
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    What made the experience of listening to Single Woman Seeks Revenge the most enjoyable?

    I really enjoyed the humor!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the very clever revenge scenes.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The contest on the football pitch.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator has a heavy British accent. The slang can be difficult if not impossible to understand for a typical American audience. I lived in England for awhile so I was able to understand most of it, but not all. It didn't necessarily detract from the story but it can make it difficult to follow at times.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Invention of Wings: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8209)
    Performance
    (7396)
    Story
    (7403)

    From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

    Jan says: "Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!"
    "Inspirational !"
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    What did you love best about The Invention of Wings?

    How the characters grew and developed over the years.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The ending !!! The middle was too sad.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She filled the story with anticipation.


    If you could take any character from The Invention of Wings out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would want to take both Handful and Sarah! I can think of so many questions to ask them.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What Alice Forgot

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Tamara Lovatt-Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3333)
    Performance
    (2939)
    Story
    (2932)

    What would happen if you were visited by your younger self, and got a chance for a do-over?Alice Love is twenty-nine years old, madly in love with her husband, and pregnant with their first child. So imagine her surprise when, after a fall, she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! she HATES the gym!) and discovers that she's actually thirty-nine, has three children, and is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce.

    Elisabeth says: "Clever and Fresh, but Painful"
    "Kept me driving around for hours just listening."
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    Would you listen to What Alice Forgot again? Why?

    Definitely will! It was a wonderful story!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I couldn't guess how it would end !


    What about Tamara Lovatt-Smith’s performance did you like?

    Perfect accent for the characters.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    And what was worth remembering.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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