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  • Cherished Cats and Childhood Capers

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 37 mins)
    • By Becky Corwin-Adams
    • Narrated By John David
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
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    (3)
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    (3)

    Our class went to the school library for a research project. As I was looking for a book, a note that was folded up like a football flew over the top of a six-foot-high bookshelf and landed at my feet. It was a request for my friend Cindy and me to go on a double date with Randy and his best friend, Tim. The following day, a five-pound bag of sour balls mysteriously appeared in my locker, along with another note requesting a date.

    DogsMom says: "Laugh Out Loud Funny Memoir"
    "Laugh Out Loud Funny Memoir"
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    What made the experience of listening to Cherished Cats and Childhood Capers the most enjoyable?

    I listened to this as an audiobook but found myself stopping doing other things often just to focus on the capers and situations being described.
    It was literally laugh out loud funny.

    The only thing I may have done differently would have been to use a female narrator. The gentleman did a wonderful job, but it is a tale told through a young girls eyes.

    The setting is Ohio, and I grew up in Wisconsin. I could relate to SO MUCH in this memoir. From playing outside until after dark, to family road trips where Dad did not want to stop for bathroom breaks, to talk about the pets, and, oh yes, the giant pink foam curlers.

    This is a book I am glad to have in audio format as I will enjoy it again and again while driving.


    What other book might you compare Cherished Cats and Childhood Capers to and why?

    She has the wit and storytelling abilities of Bill Cosby


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was literally laughing out loud. The dogs was looking at me funny.
    I could relate to so much in her storyline. And it was funnier the way she tells it.


    Any additional comments?

    I will be listening to this many times.
    It is a great book to have for road trips.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Scarecrow (Excerpt)

    • UNABRIDGED (5 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Peter Giles
    Overall
    (15)
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    Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career. He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent.

    DogsMom says: "Just a taste"
    "Just a taste"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have many friends who appreciate thrillers, adventure and mysteries as well as general crime.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Michael Connelly? Why or why not?

    Yes, He is a talented writer


    Have you listened to any of Peter Giles’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Viscount and the Witch: The Riyria Chronicles, Book 1.5

    • UNABRIDGED (46 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    Overall
    (1218)
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    (1104)
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    (1114)

    Eleven years before they were framed for the murder of a king, before even assuming the title of Riyria, Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater were practically strangers. Unlikely associates, this cynical thief and idealist swordsman, were just learning how to work together as a team. In this standalone first installment of The Riyria Chronicles, Royce is determined to teach his naive partner a lesson about good deeds. Join Royce and Hadrian in this short story about one of their earliest adventures.

    Susan says: "Be Careful Who You Steal From"
    "A Chapter Excerpt"
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    Where does The Viscount and the Witch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I did enjoy the narrator and the idea of the story.
    As it is only a brief chapter, I can not rank it


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Valentine Wedding Dress

    • UNABRIDGED (38 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Elenna Stauffer
    Overall
    (560)
    Performance
    (414)
    Story
    (417)

    Drawn to an old trunk in the attic, Lara Calhoun is unable to resist finding out what treasure her late, beloved mother had kept hidden away for all these years. Her unexpected discovery soon turns her world upside down and makes her second-guess everything she's ever believed about her mother and about love. Will it lead her straight into Dave Lafferty's arms, or make her turn away from the love of a lifetime?

    Irma says: "The Valentine Wedding Dress"
    "Valentine Magic or Fate?"
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    Where does The Valentine Wedding Dress rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Although this is a short novella, I really enjoyed the story.
    It was complete and satisfying.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Valentine Wedding Dress?

    I could visualize Dave walking in and catching Lara as she tumbled down the stairs


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

    Her voice has a breathy quality perfect for a softer romantic story.
    Her voice has a dreamy quality.


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

    Yes! I will also listen to it again.


    Any additional comments?

    The only part I was a bit hesitant about were Dave's romantic ideas as he was about to confront his father. Maybe written a bit too girly but it really was alright for the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brand New You: Become the Best Version of You! With a Little Help from our Experts

    • UNABRIDGED (26 mins)
    • By Tony Wrighton, Michael Heppell, Glenn Harrold
    • Narrated By Tony Wrighton, Michael Heppell, Glenn Harrold
    Overall
    (560)
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    (392)
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    (398)

    Are there aspects of your life you would like to change?Do you want to feel like the best version of yourself? Brand New You is designed to make you feel motivated and inspired to take the steps you need to change your life and achieve your goals.Brand New You is brought to you by Audible and our team of experts

    Thomas says: "Get it. I mean its even Free!"
    "Valuable Sampler"
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    Would you listen to Brand New You again? Why?

    I will be listening to this again and taking notes.
    There are wonderful ideas and references given.
    Relistening is a great refresher to keep the ideas active in my life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Brand New You?

    I appreciated the explanation of goals working more thoroughly if set on a subconscious level.
    I enjoyed the authors giving specific steps to undertake to move forward towards those goals.
    How to state your desires and goals in proper language and how to act on those goals.


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

    Of course you get the wonderful voices, but also the excitemenr and emotion of each speaker.
    You get a feel for the gentlemen themselves and for what they and their ideas can do for you, how you may connect.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was energized, excited.
    Recently I participated in a couple of online seminars about using your life to better potentail and getting healthier, finding one's purpose. The information in this audiobook is equally as valuable.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Free Interview with Jeffery Deaver, author of Edge and The Burning Wire

    • ORIGINAL (14 mins)
    • By Jeffery Deaver
    Overall
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    Jeffery Deaver discusses his latest book, Edge, as well as the story tellers that inspired him, his love for audiobooks, and his research methods.

    DogsMom says: "Interesting, Intriguing, Informational"
    "Interesting, Intriguing, Informational"
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    What did you love best about Free Interview with Jeffery Deaver, author of Edge and The Burning Wire?

    With his voice, J.D. could be a wonderful narrator himself.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I learned more about the author himself and some of his opinions on what makes writing successsful. I liked how he added that the narrator is almost a coauthor, when they add personality and life to the book.


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

    I have read his books, but this is the first time I have listened to the author.
    I enjoyed this very much.


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

    Absolutely


    Any additional comments?

    I appreciated your mentioning that no matter how interesting, if facts do not move along the story or add to character development, they don't have a place in the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Boardwalk Empire Free Bonus Material: The Speakeasy Guide to Prohibition Era Slang – Extended Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (14 mins)
    • By Kevin C. Fitzpatrick
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (527)
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    (416)
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    Oliver Wyman reads The Speakeasy Guide and captures the rich atmosphere and enduring cultural influence of the roaring ‘20s. While the anecdote about Audible staffers stumbling out of an anonymous casino might be in doubt, one thing’s for sure – this fun listen is the bee’s knees.

    Kristi Richardson says: "It's the cat's pajamas!"
    "Smiled through the WHOLE thing"
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    If you could sum up Boardwalk Empire Free Bonus Material in three words, what would they be?

    Thoroughly Enjoyed Thanks!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Boardwalk Empire Free Bonus Material?

    Sex, Drinking, Work and Dancing, in that order.
    Words from this period are being used on "The Office" and "The Jersey Shore."


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    The energy! He sounds like he is enjoying the material as much as I did.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Terms first uttered in our past still retain COLORFUL meaning today.
    Loved the theater and literary references.


    Any additional comments?

    I have already shared this link because I enjoyed this so completely.
    I better understand why the twneties roared!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Water Horse: Free Extract

    • UNABRIDGED (13 mins)
    • By Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated By Nathaniel Parker
    Overall
    (562)
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    This is a free sample of The Water Horse. When eight-year-old Kirstie brings home a strange egg from the Scottish shore, her family never expects it to hatch. But the next day, Kirstie discovers a baby sea monster swimming in her bathtub! Part horse, part toad, part turtle and part crocodile, he's the oddest-looking creature Kirstie's family has ever seen. Only Kirstie's grandfather knows what the beastie really is: a Water Horse! This lovable creature is the perfect pet.

    A User says: "Coming from someone who hasn't seen the movie..."
    "To Be enjoyed Multiple times"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this audiobook to adventurous souls of all ages


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narrator's voice is wonderful, including various accents and fluctuations.
    The storyline is a delight.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the sections of the storm descriptions, and walking on the beach where they discovered the egg.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I liked the ending where they mention that even as adults the story is a favorite.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the whole thing. If Would have enjoyed it if it had been three times as long.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dragon Tamers

    • UNABRIDGED (38 mins)
    • By Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated By Karen Krause
    Overall
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    John the Blacksmith doesn't know what is at the bottom of the stairs leading down from the dungeon. With any luck, he'll never find out. Then one day he has to go into the dungeon to fetch more coal and comes face to face with the dragon that has risen from the depths. It looks like today John's luck may have run out. Or is it just beginning?

    DogsMom says: "A Matter of Trust"
    "A Matter of Trust"
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    What did you love best about The Dragon Tamers?

    It is a delightful story that makes me laughOn a deeper level there is a moral to the taleNot to give a spoiler but the ending is very important


    What did you like best about this story?

    Very good plot and likeable characters, each voice done magicallyShe paints pictures with her portrayal of the words.

    I liked that the dragon can purr


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

    Wonderful voices and verbal expression, a special energy


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

    Yes, and listen to again and again


    Any additional comments?

    I am looking forward to more books by this author, Edith Nesbitt.I will also look for other narrations by Karen krause

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost

    • UNABRIDGED (36 mins)
    • By H. G. Wells
    • Narrated By Al Kessel
    Overall
    (3)
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    (3)
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    A GHOST you say? Well, when young Clayton tells his story of encountering a rather... incompetent apparition trapped in the "real" world, and how he helped the spook return to the ether, his friends at the Mermaid Club refused to believe him. Until he showed them HOW he helped the poor soul. And what happened next, changed everyone's view of the afterlife.

    DogsMom says: "Weak in life, weak after death"
    "Weak in life, weak after death"
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    Where does The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    While this is much shorter than most audiobooks I have lisitened to. it kept my attention fully from start to finish. This narrator is at the top of my favorite's list.


    What other book might you compare The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost to and why?

    Some of the vocabulary useage and ghostly references reminded me of Dicken's A Christmas Carol


    Which character – as performed by Al Kessel – was your favorite?


    Sanderson had the most distinctive voice.

    Wish did his part admirably well.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost and why?

    Clayton ~ He had everyone hanging on his tale


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator's voice was wonderful.
    It relaxed me and made me open to being drawn into the story, to suspend my disbelief.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Double Shot: A Cue Ball Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Cindy Blackburn
    • Narrated By Caroline Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (35)
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    Jessie Hewitt thought her pool-hustling days were long gone. But when uber-hunky cop Wilson Rye asks her to go undercover to catch a killer, she jumps at the chance to return to a sleazy poolroom. Jessie is confident she can handle a double homicide, but the doubly-annoying Wilson Rye is another matter altogether. What's he doing flirting with a woman half his age? Will Jessie have what it takes to deal with Tiffany La-Dee-Doo-Da Sass and solve the murders? Take a guess.

    Trish says: "Such a fun and engaging light mystery!"
    "Second book in Cue Ball Mystery Series"
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    What made the experience of listening to Double Shot the most enjoyable?

    I liked the way the narrator differentiated characters with her voice.Especially those lines sounding surprised.It was nice to hear more from characters we met in the first book in this series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Double Shot?

    When Jessie as Tessy tries to convince Goldilocks that as a police officer she must take action.Also Jessie's relationship with her mother.


    Have you listened to any of Caroline Miller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Playing with PoisonEqually enjoyable


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Going Dark Undercover


    Any additional comments?

    This can be listened to as a stand alone, but listeners will also enjoy the first book in ths series. It is a light, humorous read about good friends who watch out for each other.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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