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D. Houston

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  • The Nanny Diaries

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (497)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (79)

    What do you do when you are a nanny to an obscenely rich Park Avenue matron named X? Mrs. X refuses to do anything for herself, including cook, clean, or take care of her 4-year-old son. You are expected to do everything, including maintaining the mental health of said 4-year-old, even while Mrs. X decides that it is time for a divorce. You'll have to bear up under the strain with wit and panache, even as the boundaries between your working life and your so-called private life blur, merge, and disappear.

    Rhonda says: "The Nanny Diaries"
    "Very Funny and Great Characters"
    Overall

    I'm not even finished listening to this book, but I really love the narrator (Kathe Mazur). Within the first few minutes of reading, I was laughing to myself in my cubicle. I think her "EARMUFFS!!!!" outburst was hilarious. This is not usually the genre of book that I read, but I'm so glad that I did. As a mother of 2 little ones, I can relate to those who say that the message this story conveys is not at all funny, however, the book is very well written, and the narrator is quite engaging. It's a great read!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gods in Alabama

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Joshilyn Jackson
    • Narrated By Catherine Taber
    Overall
    (1086)
    Performance
    (514)
    Story
    (517)

    When Arlene Fleet heads up north for college, she makes three promises to God: She will stop fornicating with every boy who crosses her path; never tell another lie; and never, ever go back to the "fourth rack of hell", her hometown of Possett, Alabama. All she wants from Him is one little miracle: make sure the body is never found.

    Nicole says: "I couldn't turn it off!"
    "Even Better The Second Time"
    Overall

    I bought this audiobook several years ago on a whim, being unfamiliar with the author. I was immediately drawn in by the narrator, the characters, the intricate storyline, and the dark secrets that unraveled slowly throughout the course of the book. After listening to it again this week, I had to write this review. This book is absolutely phenomenal. True, there are some explicit sections, however, I felt that they helped to illuminate Arlene/Lena's character. The musical score was very effective in building suspense -- I became so engrossed in the story that I felt like I was watching a movie. The secondary plot of her interracial relationship pales in comparison to the main plot, which is not completely revealed to the reader until the very end. I highly recommend this book; you will not be disappointed.

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