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Catherine Whitmore

Front Royal, va United States | Member Since 2013

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  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Broadbent
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3307)
    Performance
    (2938)
    Story
    (2943)

    Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack is a letter addressed to Harold from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in 20 years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person.

    FanB14 says: "Wonderful Walkabout"
    "A wonderful journey"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry again? Why?

    I probable would. I was caught up in the journey, although knowing the secret now might chang how I see things.


    What other book might you compare The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry to and why?

    The Memory of Running


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

    I have not


    If you could take any character from The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Not Harold, he wasn't that open. I liked the neighboror.


    Any additional comments?

    All of the characters along the journey were fascinating. I was glad though that they only stayed for a short periond of time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9811)
    Performance
    (8835)
    Story
    (8844)

    Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

    Brock says: "Grisham at his best (again)"
    "It was kind of boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, none of the characters were likeable. The story was boring.


    Would you be willing to try another book from John Grisham? Why or why not?

    Yes, because some of his older books are great


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

    The change of voices for each character was good


    Do you think Sycamore Row needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • We Are Water: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Wally Lamb
    • Narrated By Wally Lamb, George Guidall, Maggi-Meg Reed, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1275)
    Performance
    (1148)
    Story
    (1154)

    After 27 years of marriage and three children, Anna Oh - wife, mother, outsider artist - has fallen in love with Viveca, the wealthy Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her success. They plan to wed in the Oh family’s hometown of Three Rivers in Connecticut. But the wedding provokes some very mixed reactions and opens a Pandora’s Box of toxic secrets - dark and painful truths that have festered below the surface of the Ohs' lives.

    Suzn F says: "Lamb writes Fine Literature/What a Book!"
    "Very mixed feelings"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It was too graphic for me.


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

    I liked it. Glad I stuck with the book because the ending was good.


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

    The creepy voice of Kent.


    Was We Are Water worth the listening time?

    I almost stopped listening several times because it was too graphic


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Quilter's Apprentice: Elm Creek Quilts, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (285)
    Performance
    (256)
    Story
    (259)

    An engaging tale full of warmth and wisdom, The Quilter’s Apprentice is the first novel in best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s Elm Creek Quilts series. Sarah McClure takes a job helping elderly Sylvia Compson prepare her family estate for sale. Sylvia, a master quilter, agrees to share the tricks of the trade with Sarah. As the two women grow close, Sylvia shares her family’s tragic past, compelling Sarah to look at her own life more closely.

    jenny says: "I'm hooked!"
    "Hard to even finish"
    Overall
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    What disappointed you about The Quilter's Apprentice?

    I didn’t connect with any of the characters. Actually, they were all unlikable. I wasn’t too thrilled with the narration either. She sounded uptight and angry.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tara Road

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Maeve Binchy
    • Narrated By Katherine Borowitz
    Overall
    (796)
    Performance
    (280)
    Story
    (289)

    When two unhappy women switch homes for the summer, there are extraordinary consequences, and each learns that the other has a deep secret that can never be revealed. At the end of the summer, when the women at last meet face-to-face, they find that they have become, firmly and forever, good friends.

    Monica says: "Great Story - Terrible Recording"
    "Got very caught up in their lives"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would as long as they enjoy this type of book. I became very involved with all of the characters life. Kind of "soap operaish". Sad when it was overI felt like I had lost friends.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ria. I felt that at times she was quite weak at times. This frustrated me, but then again it made me root for her.


    Which character – as performed by Katherine Borowitz – was your favorite?

    Again, Ria


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

    The relationship with her daughter and mother touched me very much.


    Any additional comments?

    Probable not considered a great piece of litature, but is was a great way to escape.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Old True Love

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Sheila Kay Adams
    • Narrated By Kate Forbes
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    The Stantons and the Nortons were families in the truest, oldest sense: extended networks of kin stretching across the mountains, everyone within hiking distance. They’d come from the British Isles and settled in the Appalachians of North Carolina during the 1700s, bringing with them their dearly loved songs and their clannish ways, their ties to the land ultimately becoming as strong as their ties to one another.

    Catherine Whitmore says: "lovely"
    "lovely"
    Overall

    I felt like my grandma was reading this book to me. The narration flowed and the singing was pleasing. A great story told.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Girl in Translation

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jean Kwok
    • Narrated By Grayce Wey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (483)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (201)

    When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths of her life-like the staggering degree of her poverty, the weight of her family's future resting on her shoulders, or her secret love for a factory boy who shares none of her talent or ambition-Kimberly learns to constantly translate not just her language but herself back and forth between the worlds she straddles.

    Susan B. Johnson says: "This is a keeper"
    "expected more"
    Overall

    I think this is really a young adult or teen book. It starts off better than it ended. The narration is fair.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil in the Junior League

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Linda Francis Lee
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (512)
    Performance
    (304)
    Story
    (304)

    Mercedes Hildebrand Ware is a member beyond reproach...until her life begins to unravel. When her husband betrays her, steals her money, and runs off to places unknown, it's something Frede would prefer to keep under wraps. The last thing she needs is to become fodder for the JLWC gossip mill. And to make matters worse, there's only one person in town who stands a chance at helping her get revenge - Howard Grout, a tasteless, gold-chain-wearing lawyer who has bought his way into Frede's tony neighborhood.

    bebe says: "Loved it"
    "Just OK"
    Overall

    Well written chick lit book. My problem was that the main character wasn't likable....at all. The narration was great and kept me listening.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Ken Kesey
    • Narrated By Ken Kesey
    Overall
    (288)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (119)

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is one of the most electrifying, most admired novels of our time. Set in the bleak confines of a state mental hospital and narrated by a half-Indian patient named Chief Bromden, it's the story of a titanic battle of wills between two unforgettable characters.

    Nina says: "Even better than I remember1"
    "Read it yourself"
    Overall

    I only gave it 3 stars because the narration was horrible. The book is fabulous

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Betty Smith
    • Narrated By Kate Burton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1190)
    Performance
    (612)
    Story
    (615)

    A moving coming-of-age story set in the 1900s, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn follows the lives of 11-year-old Francie Nolan, her younger brother Neely, and their parents, Irish immigrants who have settled in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Johnny Nolan is as loving and fanciful as they come, but he is also often drunk and out of work, unable to find his place in the land of opportunity.

    Nancy says: "Leaves you wondering what happened next -"
    "All around great book"
    Overall

    Gave this to my daughter to read right after. Loved the characters, writing and narration. It's a great coming of age story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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