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Harriet

Kill Devil Hills, NC, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • 46 reviews
  • 69 ratings
  • 149 titles in library
  • 8 purchased in 2015
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  • Leave the Grave Green

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Deborah Crombie
    • Narrated By Michael Deehy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
    (154)
    Story
    (155)

    When a body is discovered floating in a Thames river lock one dreary morning, Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James are summoned from Scotland Yard to Chiltern Hills. The dead man is Connor Swann, son-in-law of two of London's most renowned opera personalities. And prints on the corpse's neck suggest that Swann was strangled.

    Constance says: "Interesting Character-Driven Mystery"
    "Boring and dumb."
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    This book was too bad to finish, so I didn't. It moved too slow.and couldn't hold my interest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl with All the Gifts

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By M. R. Carey
    • Narrated By Finty Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2191)
    Performance
    (2003)
    Story
    (2006)

    Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her "our little genius". Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favorite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

    Amazon Customer says: "Spoiler-free review below - Amazing book!"
    "What a ride! Great surprise ending!"
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    This book would m make a good movie. It reminded me of classic Stephen King science fiction. If you like Stephen King, you will like this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Run Before the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Stuart Woods
    • Narrated By Rick Holmes, John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (96)

    Will Lee ran from a life of Southern wealth and privilege to spend a peaceful summer on the coast of Ireland. But there is no peace in this beautiful, troubled land … Restless and dissatisfied, Will dreams of shipbuilding and sailing on crystal-blue waters. Then an explosion of senseless violence drags the young American drifter into a lethal game of terror and revenge. Now Will Lee must run for his life from a bloody past that is not his own.

    Jean says: "Trip to Ireland"
    "Such a disappointment"
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    Any additional comments?

    I loved Chiefs. That is why I bought this book. It just drug on & on to a let down of an ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dirty Chick: Adventures of an Unlikely Farmer

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Antonia Murphy
    • Narrated By Antonia Murphy
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    One month into our stay, we'd managed to dispatch most of our charges. We executed the chickens. One of the cats disappeared, clearly disgusted with our urban ways. And Lucky [the cow] was escaping almost daily. It seemed we didn't have much of a talent for farming. And we still had eleven months to go." Antonia Murphy, you might say, is an unlikely farmer. Born and bred in San Francisco, she spent much of her life as a liberal urban cliché, and her interactions with the animal kingdom rarely extended past dinner.

    mike moller says: "Outrageous good laughing ground"
    "Cute story."
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    yes if you want a light read


    Has Dirty Chick turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


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

    no Dear God! That little girls voice made me want to strangle her!


    Was Dirty Chick worth the listening time?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the funny antics with the animals. The story wasn't much but it was entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Atlas Shrugged

    • UNABRIDGED (63 hrs)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (5881)
    Performance
    (3796)
    Story
    (3827)

    In a scrap heap within an abandoned factory, the greatest invention in history lies dormant and unused. By what fatal error of judgment has its value gone unrecognized, its brilliant inventor punished rather than rewarded for his efforts? In defense of those greatest of human qualities that have made civilization possible, one man sets out to show what would happen to the world if all the heroes of innovation and industry went on strike.

    Mica says: "Hurt version decidedly superior"
    "Torture! Could not finish this drudgery!"
    Overall
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    What disappointed you about Atlas Shrugged?

    Too long talking about nothing!


    Has Atlas Shrugged turned you off from other books in this genre?

    yes


    Which scene was your favorite?

    In the beginning it was ok but just went on & on


    Any additional comments?

    I bought this because it was listed as a "must have" by Audible. What a waste of time!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Beach Music

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Pat Conroy
    • Narrated By Jonathan Marosz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (505)
    Performance
    (327)
    Story
    (327)

    Pat Conroy is without doubt America's favorite storyteller, a writer who portrays the anguished truth of the human heart and the painful secrets of families in richly lyrical prose and unforgettable narratives. Now, in Beach Music, he tells of the dark memories that haunt generations, in a story that spans South Carolina and Rome and reaches back into the unutterable terrors of the Holocaust.

    Ella says: "Memorable"
    "Good story but too long."
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    I enjoyed this book. I just feel that I might have liked the abridged version better. Some time was spent on describing scenes that could have been left out.
    All in all, it was a very good book. I especially loved the humor.
    Be sure to have tissues handy towards the end. You will need them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Poe

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Lynn Cullen
    • Narrated By Eliza Foss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (55)

    Inspired by literature's most haunting love triangle, award-winning author Lynn Cullen delivers a pitch-perfect rendering of Edgar Allan Poe, his mistress's tantalizing confession, and his wife's frightening obsession . . . in this "intelligent, sexy, and utterly addictive" (M. J. Rose) new masterpiece of historical fiction.

    Amazon Customer says: "Catchy Title, but know what you are getting"
    "Great surprise ending!"
    Overall
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    This book started slow for me. However, once you get a few chapters in you will become hooked!
    I also found the information regarding women's rights and the superiority of men at the time to be very interesting and informative. The author did a good job on research.
    Don't get the idea that this is a book about women's rights. It is not.
    It is a love story, drama, and thriller all wrapped up into one.

    As a fan of Edgar Allen Poe's writings, I was surprised to find out that what I always believed true about his life was not. The epilogue clarifies many misconceptions that I had.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Harvest Home

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Thomas Tryon
    • Narrated By Jonathan Yen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (58)

    After watching his asthmatic daughter suffer in the foul city air, Theodore Constantine decides to get back to the land. When he and his wife search New England for the perfect nineteenth-century home, they find no township more charming, no countryside more idyllic than the farming village of Cornwall Coombe. Here they begin a new life: simple, pure, close to nature - and ultimately more terrifying than Manhattan’s darkest alley.

    Darryl says: "more literate than horror and solid"
    "I loved this book!"
    Overall
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    The story draws you into a quaint perfect little village. I found myself jealous of the closeness that everyone shared.
    But then the sinister side is revealed....
    The ending was a complete surprise. I never saw that coming!

    This is a very well written book and the narrator does an excellent job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Fault in Our Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14025)
    Performance
    (12803)
    Story
    (12873)

    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    FanB14 says: "Sad Premise, Fantastic Story"
    "A good book for a teenage girl."
    Overall
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    This book is clearly aimed at teenagers. I read it as a recommendation from a book club. Its a good book and will make you cry.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Handle with Care

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Celeste Ciulla, Jessica Almasy, Jim Colby, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (847)
    Performance
    (308)
    Story
    (308)

    From mega-selling author Jodi Picoult comes an engrossing tale of medical morality and parental responsibility. Charlotte O'Keefe's daughter is born with osteogenesis imperfecta and will endure endless broken bones. Facing unthinkable medical costs, Charlotte considers a troubling solution. If she goes to court and says she would have terminated the pregnancy had she known of her daughter's condition, she might get enough money for a lifetime of medical expenses.

    Amy Augustine says: "Worth it"
    "Good book but not as good as others by Picoult."
    Overall
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    I love Jodi Picoult's books. The story was here was depressing and I found it hard to feel as sorry for the mother as I think I was supposed to feel.
    However true to form, there was a surprise ending. And this one was something I didn't see coming!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • You're Next

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2960)
    Performance
    (2530)
    Story
    (2516)

    Mike Wingate had a rough childhood  —  he was abandoned at a playground at four years old and raised in foster care. No one ever came to claim him, and he has only a few, fragmented memories of his parents. Now, as an adult, Mike is finally living the life he had always wanted  —  he’s happily married to Annabel, the woman of his dreams; they have a precocious eight-year-old daughter, Kat.

    Janice says: "Edge of my seat."
    "Hard to stop listening! Good thriller!"
    Overall
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    I really enjoyed this book. It kept me in suspense constantly. Good reader too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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