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Cynthia

Lexington, KY, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Daphne Sheldrick
    • Narrated By Virginia McKenna
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

    Daphne Sheldrick, whose family arrived in Africa from Scotland in the 1820s, is the first person ever to have successfully hand-reared newborn elephants. Her deep empathy and understanding, her years of observing Kenya’s rich variety of wildlife, and her pioneering work in perfecting the right husbandry and milk formula have saved countless elephants, rhinos, and other baby animals from certain death.

    Prsilla says: "A LOVE STORY IN EVERY SENSE"
    "It's all about the Elephants and the other orphans"
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    What made the experience of listening to Love, Life, and Elephants the most enjoyable?

    This is a deeply moving story of life and death of humans and animals. If you have any affinity for Africa and its wildlife, this is an absolute must read. Ms. McKenna, the narrator, was exquisite.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Daphne and David. Plus the whole menagerie of orphaned little ones.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The entire book!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, too bad one needs to sleep sometimes.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Wil S. Hylton
    • Narrated By Chris Sorensen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (13)

    In the fall of 1944, a massive American bomber carrying eleven men vanished over the Pacific islands of Palau, leaving a trail of mysteries. According to mission reports from the Army Air Forces, the plane crashed in shallow water - but when investigators went to find it, the wreckage wasn't there. Witnesses saw the crew parachute to safety, yet the airmen were never seen again. Some of their relatives whispered that they had returned to the United States in secret and lived in hiding. But they never explained why.

    Cynthia says: "A fabulous History"
    "A fabulous History"
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    Where does Vanished rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The entire book was well-read, well- written and gave us glimpse of the horrors of WWII.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Description of the search efforts after extensive research.


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

    Someone reading a book on "tape" always bring the book to life.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Orphan Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christina Baker Kline
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy, Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4783)
    Performance
    (4269)
    Story
    (4276)

    Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community-service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse.... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

    Kathi says: "Moving story of sharing and transformation."
    "Superb Book!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you listen to Orphan Train again? Why?

    This book is extremely well-written and the performances really bring the book to life. Outstanding!


    What does Jessica Almasy and Suzanne Toren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Absolutely wonderful performances


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Most Glorious Crown: The Story of America's Triple Crown Thoroughbreds from Sir Barton to Affirmed

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Marvin Drager
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    After nearly 130 years of trying, only 11 colts have swept the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes to earn the Triple Crown - the grand slam of Thoroughbred racing. These 11 were more than just magnificent Thoroughbreds - they were stars, and their stories are full of the drama, passion, and courage associated with stardom. These champions’ stories are found in The Most Glorious Crown, the most entertaining and comprehensive work on the Triple Crown winners ever assembled.

    Cynthia says: "Great Read; poor choice of reader/producer"
    "Great Read; poor choice of reader/producer"
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    Would you listen to The Most Glorious Crown again? Why?

    This is a great book whether or not you are a racehorse fan; however, if you have any knowledge of horse racing, you will be disappointed by the reader's mispronunciations of farms, horses and Jockeys names. It was really annoying.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Tomorrow: A Jack Reacher Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2238)
    Performance
    (1208)
    Story
    (1208)

    In a novel that slams through one hairpin surprise after another, Lee Child unleashes a thriller that spans three decades and gnaws at the heart of America...and for Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, it's a mystery with only one answer the kind that comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.

    chigars4 says: "Best work yet!"
    "Another winner"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Gone Tomorrow to be better than the print version?

    This is another great Jack Reacher. Of course, Dick Hill reads it wonderfully. May be a little to gory for some people. And Reacher always opens the can of wupass.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    Fabulous


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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