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CYNTHIA

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • My Mother Was Nuts: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Penny Marshall
    • Narrated By Penny Marshall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (935)
    Performance
    (840)
    Story
    (843)

    her life story going her humble roots in the Bronx to one of the most liked and respected figures in the entertainment business, also covering her marriage to Rob Reiner and relationships with Art Garfunkel, Carrie Fisher, and John Belushi, and her bout with lung and brain cancer in 2009, to Julia Cheiffetz

    M. S. Cohen says: "The audio performance should get an award!"
    "FUNNY!"
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    Being from NY and having always liked Penny Marshall, I found it easy to like this story. She was absolutely hysterical at parts, sentimental and brutally honest at others. I especially loved hearing her accent (I now live in Texas, and that TRUE NY accent isn't something you hear everyday). I looked forward to turning on the book everyday, just to hear the voice.
    Her reflections of her youth are especially honest and touching. That she remembers so much about it and is willing to share it, yeah...it felt like I was right there in her mothers' dance studio too. I also felt like a part of the story, when she'd talk about all the midnight gatherings of fellow artists and friends.
    I laughed out loud throughout this book, and even shed a few tears...mostly bc you could HEAR it in her voice just how sincere she was at the hurt she was feeling.
    THANK YOU, PENNY, for sharing the story and your voice!! This is one I will KEEP in my library and listen to again!!! I HIGHLY recommend to people who can tolerate that accent...its an acquired (NY) taste!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Husband's Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2884)
    Performance
    (2582)
    Story
    (2600)

    Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

    Margaret says: "Escape to the land down under..."
    "OMG!!! what would YOU do?"
    Overall
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    What would I do if I came across something addressed to ME upon death of my husband, or anyone else for that matter? Its a question that's haunted me since listening to this. So I told my husband NOT to do anything of the sort, except maybe to an attorney!! The repercussions of all our actions are so intertwined with our futures, and yet most of the time, we NEVER see the link. In this case, the LINK was seen and futures forever changed. I loved listening to this. Caroline Lee did a nice job changing up voices for most of the characters and making them emotionally charged and believable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Woodcutter

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Reginald Hill
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1152)
    Performance
    (850)
    Story
    (845)

    Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

    Diana says: "One of my favorite Reginald Hill books!"
    "suspense"
    Overall
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    I kept wondering WHO THE HELL did what to who...and when it was finally revealed, it totally threw me. A few things left hanging, but overall, I liked this recommendation. The reader, J Keeble, was dark and meaningful... giving the story real depth and kept me wanting more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Special Topics in Calamity Physics

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Marisha Pessl
    • Narrated By Emily Janice Card
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (591)
    Performance
    (221)
    Story
    (226)

    This is a darkly hilarious coming-of-age novel and a richly plotted suspense tale told through the distinctive voice of its heroine, Blue van Meer. After a childhood spent moving from one academic outpost to another with her father, Blue is clever and possessed of a vast lexicon of knowledge. But when a drowning and the shocking death of a teacher lead to a confluence of mysteries, Blue is left to make sense of it all with only her gimlet-eyed instincts and cultural references to guide - or misguide - her.

    Jeanie says: "Over 21 Hours of Bliss..."
    "confusing!!"
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    I don't recommend this book in audible form...the constant "see this" stuff is BEYOND confusing and distracting. Story was intriguing and kept me wanting more, but DANG if the "see" references completely threw me off.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16490)
    Performance
    (14659)
    Story
    (14700)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "that's IT?"
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    I promised myself I would NOT read anymore SERIES bc they get me so involved, so I tried this, but DAMN, if I'm feeling like it is suppose to continue!!! It truly left me hanging, wondering WHAT NEXT for AMY & Nick!!!
    It was a good story but had the typical twists and kinks about a cheating husband and a wife hell-bent on getting him "back", and NOT in a good way. She is truly the sociopath and it certainly came across when ALL is disclosed.
    As much as I liked the twists and turns, I'm still left wondering what's to come. There could be a continuation, if Gillian Flynn wanted to...and I'd line up to read it. Meanwhile, I'm left hanging with these psychopaths in my head!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9499)
    Performance
    (7001)
    Story
    (7044)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    Tim says: "True Blood PG13"
    "kept me coming back"
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    Just when I thought I was getting bored to death, something happens and I keep reading. It was well read, and entertaining. I started READING the book, and kept putting it down too often. Once I put it on my LISTEN TO LIST, BOOM...DONE!!! HURRY UP next book!!! I'm anxiously awaiting July 10th for the next in this series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15015)
    Performance
    (12367)
    Story
    (13002)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "Oh my"
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    I actually ENJOY Becca's reading of this mild erotic story!! Ana is a naive young virgin...but smart as a whip! Becca's voice brings all that and more to Ana's character. This is definitely a must read, and I'm so glad I listened to it, and not the critics, who've been pretty hard on Becca.
    I couldn't stop listening...carrying my IPad everywhere I went, headphones on! This is a simple fantasy story...with a lot of kinky twists, much to my delight!! Am glad I'll always have it in my library!

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Snowman

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2039)
    Performance
    (1378)
    Story
    (1382)

    Oslo in November. The first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, in the cold moonlight, he sees the snowman that inexplicably appeared in the yard earlier in the day. Around its neck is his mother’s pink scarf. Hole suspects a link between a menacing letter he’s received and the disappearance of Jonas’s mother - and of perhaps a dozen other women, all of whom went missing on the day of a first snowfall. As his investigation deepens, something else emerges: he is becoming a pawn....

    Anita says: "many layered thriller"
    "well done"
    Overall
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    Recommended by my mother, I took a chance at a different type of story by listening to this one...and I'm so glad I did. Definitely enjoyed listening to it...I would have put down had I been reading this and tried to pronounce a lot of the names and places. The reader was rough, but gave it some character. Twists and turns throughout the story kept me wanting more...couldn't wait to get in my car everyday just to listen!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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