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  • The Cowboy and the Cossack: A Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Rediscovery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Clair Huffaker
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (143)

    Fifteen Montana cowboys and 500 longhorns are embarking on a one-of-a-kind Wild West adventure: a cattle drive across 1,000 miles of Siberia. The clash of cultures between East and West, American six shooter and Russian saber, begins immediately when a band of Cossacks arrives to escort them to their destination. Cowboys and Cossacks must work together or they’ll never survive the journey, which includes a meeting with the warrior Genghis Kharlagawl and his army of bloodthirsty Tartars.

    Marie says: "A timeless classic"
    "Solid, good story"
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    This story rolls along with sprinklings of philosophy and human interactions sprinkled so unobtrusively and inoffensively sprinkled in. AND it is expertly performed! What a pleasure!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Flat-Out Love

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jessica Park
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1016)
    Performance
    (930)
    Story
    (935)

    He was tall, at least six feet, with dirty blond hair that hung over his eyes. His T-shirt read Nietzsche Is My Homeboy. So, that was Matt. Who Julie Seagles likes. A lot. But there is also Finn. Who she flat out loves. Complicated? Awkward? Completely. But really, how was this freshly-minted Boston transplant and newbie college freshman supposed to know that she would end up living with the family of an old friend of her mother’s? This was all supposed to be temporary.

    Patricia says: "I Loved this book!"
    "More than expected"
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    I suspected this would be a light weight teen love story and was still drawn to give it a listen. So Glad I did. The story turned out to be a mystery with depth that explores our human coping mechanisms and the fascinating way simplicity of caring and taking action can help us heal.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Damage Control: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Denise Hamilton
    • Narrated By Vanessa Hart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (15)

    Maggie Silver does her best to scramble up the ladder at an exclusive, high-powered PR firm in Southern California whose clients are movie stars and famous athletes.

    Cynthia Curran says: "Poor narration does affect a book"
    "Speed up narration"
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    Any additional comments?

    The reviews warned of dislike of narration and I understood upon listening. This just isn't a story that plays well with a slow paced, dreamy sort of narration. Using the audible playback speed control in the app to speed up the narration to 1.25X really made a difference for me. The voice was a bit bubbly yet not to distraction. The story is certainly worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flora: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Gail Godwin
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (10)

    Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, Flora, are isolated together in Helen's decaying family house while her father is doing secret war work in Oak Ridge during the final months of World War II. At three Helen lost her mother and the beloved grandmother who raised her has just died. A fiercely imaginative child, Helen is desperate to keep her house intact with all its ghosts and stories. Flora, her late mother's twenty-two-year old first cousin, who cries at the drop of a hat, is ardently determined to do her best for Helen.

    Tunie S. says: "Good read"
    "A Summer in the life of a ten year old girl"
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    What did you love best about Flora?

    Self-centered, often unkind Helen we learn has inherited some of her least nice traits. Her summer caretaker, cousin Flora, contrasts those traits. The story flows so believably and easily through the eyes of the child and enhanced by the reminiscence of the adult remembering the child of that summer. Suzanne Toren has so well captured the petulance of Helen as well as the gentleness of Flora.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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