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Donna Thomas-McNeely

Murrieta, CA

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  • Turtle in Paradise

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Jennifer L. Holm
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (37)

    Life isn't like the movies, and 11-year-old Turtle is no Shirley Temple. She's smart and tough and has seen enough of the world not to expect a Hollywood ending. After all, it's 1935, and jobs and money and sometimes even dreams are scarce. So when Turtle's mama gets a job housekeeping for a lady who doesn't like kids, Turtle says goodbye without a tear and heads off to Key West, Florida, to stay with relatives she's never met.

    Jennifer says: "Delightful, funny, and touching."
    "Older story"
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    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The relationships within the family. I liked that her name was "Turtle". And the history detailed when completed.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Becca Battoe?

    I purchased this book because Becca Battoe was the narrator. Loved her in the Fifty Shades Trilogy.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • House Rules

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Mark Turetsky, Nicole Poole, Andy Paris, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3452)
    Performance
    (1616)
    Story
    (1629)

    One of America’s most popular authors, Jodi Picoult has earned a reputation for crafting riveting, topical fiction. In House Rules she examines how being different can have dire consequences. Teenager Jacob Hunt has Asperger’s syndrome. A forensic science wizard, he follows his scanner to show up at crime scenes and give law enforcement officials his advice.

    Charlotte says: "Great book until the ending"
    "Great suspense."
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    I got to a point where I couldn't stop listening. I could not figure out the ending and was surprised at the end. The book title is perfect! Really like this Jodi Picoult's books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28357)
    Performance
    (14899)
    Story
    (14951)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Great audio book"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Help the most enjoyable?

    I read this book a couple of years ago but I enjoyed the whole story even more through this audio production. As you know the voice telling the story can make or break; these voices make it! Great job ladies!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Help?

    The toilets! Don't want to give any more of it away.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Ms Uppity finds out who put her name on Millie's pie.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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