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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
    (141)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (132)

    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.

    Judith D. Collins says: "Full of Humor and Life Lessons!"
    "Not What I Expected"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This was like a cheap romance novel.


    What was most disappointing about Stephanie Evanovich’s story?

    The story was trite and predictable.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Katie Schorr’s performances?

    Yes.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Big Girl Panties?

    All of it.


    Any additional comments?

    None

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Son: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (578)
    Performance
    (528)
    Story
    (526)

    Sonny Lofthus is a strangely charismatic and complacent young man. Sonny’s been in prison for a dozen years, nearly half his life. The inmates who seek out his uncanny abilities to soothe leave his cell feeling absolved. They don’t know or care that Sonny has a serious heroin habit - or where or how he gets his uninterrupted supply of the drug. Or that he’s serving time for other peoples’ crimes. Sonny took the first steps toward addiction when his father took his own life rather than face exposure as a corrupt cop. Now Sonny is the seemingly malleable center of a whole infrastructure of corruption....

    Mary says: "Much more than I expected!"
    "Loved the Book-Hated the Narrator"
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    What did you like best about The Son: A Novel? What did you like least?

    In true Nesbo style, there are enough twists and turns to keep you interested all the way through. However, this is a book best read on your Kindle as the narrator's voice drove me crazy. He has a very stilted reading style, stopping and starting on individual words, when you just want him to read in a normal voice. He also mixed up the voices of some of the characters so it was hard to tell who was saying what.


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

    The Son doesn't think like the average person, so you could not predict what he would do next most of the time.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Gildart Jackson?

    Robin Sachs-as in so many of the Harry Hole novels by Jo Nesbo.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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