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Deana Starr

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  • 12 reviews
  • 94 ratings
  • 286 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2015
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  • What Dreams May Come

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Richard Matheson
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (213)
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    (120)
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    (120)

    What happens to us after we die? Chris Nielsen had no idea, until an unexpected accident cut his life short, separating him from his beloved wife, Annie. Now Chris must discover the true nature of life after death. But even Heaven is not complete without Annie, and the divided soul mates will do anything to reach each other across the boundaries between life and death. When tragedy threatens to divide them forever, Chris risks his very soul to save Annie from an eternity of despair.

    Karen says: "So much more than the movie."
    "Haunting and beautiful"
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    If you could sum up What Dreams May Come in three words, what would they be?

    This is a story of true love that endures a journey through heaven and hell to find each other. Beautifully written and narrated. This book give another perspective on an after life.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dead Sexy

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Tate Hallaway
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (354)
    Performance
    (315)
    Story
    (317)

    Tall, Dark & Dead introduced Garnet Lacey, a bookstore manager/witch who accidentally unleashed the dark goddess Lilith on Vatican assassins. Now she has other things to worry about-like pesky frat boy zombies, a gorgeous FBI agent hot on her trail, love spells gone wrong, and keeping her vampire boyfriend a safe distance from her vampire ex-boyfriend. There's just no rest for this Wiccan...

    christa says: "you will get hooked..."
    "Cute story"
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    This was suggested to me by Audible because I listen to Molly Harper's books. This was a fun read but pales in comparison to Molly Harper's books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • State of Wonder: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Hope Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4457)
    Performance
    (3247)
    Story
    (3249)

    Research scientist Dr. Marina Singh is sent to Brazil to track down her former mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson, who seems to have disappeared in the Amazon while working on an extremely valuable new drug. The last person who was sent to find her died before he could complete his mission. Plagued by trepidation, Marina embarks on an odyssey into the insect-infested jungle in hopes of finding answers to the questions about her friend's death, her company's future, and her own past.

    F. B. Herron says: "Do yourself a favor and listen to this book!"
    "Odd but good"
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    I wasn't sure about this book at first but I ended up loving it. The narrator speaks slowly and calmly but it suits the main character. The description of the Amazon and the people there and the scientific work was well written. The way the characters became intertwined was unusual and made sense at the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1681)
    Performance
    (1137)
    Story
    (1140)

    It is the summer of 1950 and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia's family calls home. A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw.

    Midi says: "Terrific story...spot-on narration"
    "Wonderfully British to the core!"
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    This book is told from the prospective of an 11 yr old genius with a curious mind. Its is a murder mystery with humor and intelligence. The narrator is perfect for this book. Its funny and interesting and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Black Echo: Harry Bosch Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5440)
    Performance
    (3375)
    Story
    (3377)

    For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch - hero, maverick, nighthawk - the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal. The dead man, Billy Meadows, was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who fought side by side with him in a nightmare underground war that brought them to the depths of hell.

    Daniel Mcafee says: "What a Terrific Book"
    "LOVE Harry Bosch"
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    I started with the later books and fell in love with them so I had to go back to the beginning. Michael Connley is a true story teller that can spin a mystery that keeps you guessing. The characters are interesting and believable. Can't wait to listen to every one of them!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Silkworm

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4801)
    Performance
    (4400)
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    (4400)

    When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows.

    H James Lucas says: "A well-worn genre enlivened with fresh characters"
    "Sick and twisted (In a good way)"
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    This was a book I wanted to listed to straight through! This is the second story in the series and is just as good, if not better then the first,The Cookoos Calling. The main character is flawed and pathetic at times but very intelligent and tenacious. I loved the style of writing and the ebb and flow of the emotions of the characters. The mystery was intriguing and keeps you guessing. Robert Glenister is an excellent narrator. I am very much hoping this story continues.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Better Homes and Hauntings

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Molly Harper
    • Narrated By Amanda Ronconi
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1623)
    Performance
    (1515)
    Story
    (1517)

    When Nina Linden is hired to landscape a private island off the New England coast, she sees it as her chance to rebuild her failing business after being cheated by her unscrupulous ex. She never expects that her new client, software mogul Deacon Whitney, would see more in her than just a talented gardener. Deacon has paid top dollar to the crews he’s hired to renovate the desolate Whitney estate - he had to, because the bumps, thumps, and unexplained sightings of ghostly figures in 19th-century dress are driving workers away faster than he can say “Boo.”

    Jonathan says: "Would I let (ok, want) my daughter to marry a ..."
    "Love Molly Harper"
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    I have listened to all of Molly Harper's other books more than once. I loved all of them and laughed out loud several times. I was really excited to see a new one come out. I liked the book but it did not have the same appeal as her other 15 books I've listened to. Having said that, it is a cute fun story. Easy listening. Amanda Ronconi is one of my favorite narrators.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Four Fires

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (1172)
    Performance
    (826)
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    (820)

    The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare, and fire itself. While there are many more fires that drive the human spirit, love being perhaps the brightest flame of all, it is these four that have moulded us most as Australian people. The four fires give us our sense of place and, for better or for worse, shape our national character.

    Robert says: "Hit in the solar plexus"
    "Good story but REALLY long (30 hrs)"
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    I loved the story of what this family went through and how it struggled to better themselves. The narrator was very good. He brought the characters to life. At times there was so much detail / specific information I got a little disinterested but it all came together and was a beautiful story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Big Little Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4638)
    Performance
    (4138)
    Story
    (4136)

    Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. One parent is dead. The school principal is horrified. As police investigate what appears to have been a tragic accident, signs begin to indicate that this devastating death might have been cold-blooded murder. In this thought-provoking novel, number-one New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty deftly explores the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families.

    Sharon says: "New Liane Moriarty fans!"
    "Unique story telling, great character development"
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    I chose this book because of the reviews and was so happy I did.
    The story is told in a "start at the end and find out how it happened" kind of way. You have a vague idea of the out come but not who all the players are and how they fit in. The characters were well developed and well woven together to keep you guessing "who dun it" and who was "dun to" This book is funny and poignant and well worth the read / listen.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Gun Seller

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Hugh Laurie
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (217)
    Performance
    (194)
    Story
    (194)

    Cold-blooded murder just isn't Thomas Lang's cup of tea. Offered a bundle to assassinate an American industrialist, he opts to warn the intended victim instead - a good deed that soon takes a bad turn. Quicker than he can down a shot of his favorite whiskey, Lang is bashing heads with a Buddha statue, matching wits with evil billionaires, and putting his life (among other things) in the hands of a bevy of femme fatales. Up against rogue CIA agents, wannabe terrorists, and an arms dealer looking to make a high-tech killing, Lang's out to save the leggy lady he has come to love...and prevent an international bloodbath to boot.

    connie says: "May he write on!"
    "So funny!"
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    What did you love best about The Gun Seller?

    This book is written with a British sense of humor, which I love (since Hugh Laurie is British that makes sense.) I laughed out loud in places. The story had twists and turns and intertwined the characters lives very well. Definitely worth the listen.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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