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Connie

OMAHA, NE, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • The Casual Vacancy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By J. K. Rowling
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2874)
    Performance
    (2525)
    Story
    (2545)

    When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

    cristina says: "I was surprised by how much I liked it"
    "This is no Harry Potter"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I was extremely disappointed in J.D.Rowling. As a Harry Potter fan I expected more from her. Very hard book to finish.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (27145)
    Performance
    (13767)
    Story
    (13814)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "5 Stars PLUS"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I started recommending this to friends well before I had finished.


    What other book might you compare The Help to and why?

    This book is in a class of its own. I did not want it to end.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The narration is the best I have heard. It is ingenious to actually use different people to represent the characters. This compliments the manner the book is written in also


    Any additional comments?

    I need more than 5 stars for this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17895)
    Performance
    (15911)
    Story
    (15870)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "You will not be disappointed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is one of the best books I have listened to. I did not want the story to end.


    What about Craig Wasson???s performance did you like?

    Craig Wasson is the best narrator. He brings the story to life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Day at a Time

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Danielle Steel
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (64)

    With wit and intelligence, Danielle Steel explores love in all its guises, taking us into the lives of three unusual but wonderfully real couples. One Day at a Time is at once moving, thought provoking, and utterly impossible to put down.

    Gordon says: "one day at a time"
    "One book at a Time"
    Overall

    Danielle does not disappoint once again!
    She continues to provide us with an enjoyable story.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • 1812

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David Nevin
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    The war of 1812 would either make America a global power sweeping all the way to the Pacific or break it into small pieces bound to mighty England. It was a second revolution of sorts to prove to the British that America had to be taken seriously. The principal players in this drama were James and Dolley Madison and Andrew and Rachel Jackson. Their courage and determination would shape America's destiny.

    Thomas says: "Couldn't stand the narrator"
    "Brings history to life"
    Overall

    I had attempted to read this book some time ago and was unable to get through it. This audio allowed me to finish the book. The novel is based upon historical facts and brings the era to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Russell Freedman
    • Narrated By Barbara Caruso
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Almost anything scares young Eleanor: mice, the dark, and a host of imaginary dangers. But she learns to hide her feelings - her father disapproves of fear, and she longs only to please him. She knows she will always disappoint her beautiful, socialite mother, because Eleanor is painfully shy and plain.

    As a young debutante in Manhattan, she spends her days teaching needy children and touring crowded tenements.

    Connie says: "Excellant"
    "Excellant"
    Overall

    An amazing person who makes you want to become a better person youself. Very well written and a quick listen

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas Jefferson

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Joyce Appleby
    • Narrated By Ira Calffey
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (6)

    Jefferson described his election to the presidency as a second American Revolution. Historian Joyce Appleby, rigorously explores this claim. She argues that he did, in fact, transform the political landscape of the US by limiting the power of the government and eradicating the elitist practices inherited from the colonial era. His struggle to transfer influence from the upper class to the common citizen while limiting the power of the American government created a powerful vision of liberty and democracy.

    reggie p says: "Good introduction to Jefferson"
    "Informative"
    Overall

    I was looking for more than just Jefferson the President but the book was well written, informative and intersting.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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