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Harriet

Kill Devil Hills, NC, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • 39 reviews
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  • 110 titles in library
  • 48 purchased in 2014
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  • In the Sanctuary of Outcasts Unabridged: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Neil White
    • Narrated By Taber Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    Neil White, a journalist and magazine publisher, wanted the best for those he loved - nice cars, beautiful homes, luxurious clothes. He loaned money to family and friends and invested in his community - but his bank account couldn't keep up. Soon White began moving money from one account to another to avoid bouncing checks. His world fell apart when the FBI discovered his scheme and a judge sentenced him to serve 18 months in a federal prison. But it was no ordinary prison. The beautiful, isolated colony in Carville, Louisiana, was also home to the last people in the continental United States disfigured by leprosy.

    Bryan Lowe says: "Superb memoir"
    "A very interesting and warm story"
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    The characters in this book are great. I laughed quite often but the basis of the story line was never lost. Very good book.

    0 of 0 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
    (12402)
    Performance
    (11366)
    Story
    (11432)

    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."
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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 0 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
    (812)
    Performance
    (282)
    Story
    (280)

    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."
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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
    (2814)
    Performance
    (2398)
    Story
    (2383)

    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!"
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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
  • A Salty Piece of Land

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jimmy Buffett
    • Narrated By John David Souther
    Overall
    (325)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (84)

    If Tully Mars had known what he was getting himself into when he agreed to help find the lost lens belonging to the lighthouse on Cayo Loco, well, he might never have agreed to help in the first place. Then again, maybe he simply would have taken a slightly longer nap before setting off on his wild adventure. And it isn't just Tully, whom Buffett fans will remember well from Jimmy's best-selling Tales from Margaritaville, on the madcap quest.

    Sean says: "ParrotHead Reading"
    "Boring and a waste of time."
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    The story was bad and the reader was awful. Jimmy needs to stick with writing songs and let a real author write books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The First Phone Call from Heaven: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Mitch Albom
    • Narrated By Mitch Albom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (474)
    Performance
    (420)
    Story
    (427)

    The First Phone Call from Heaven tells the story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out. An allegory about the power of belief - and a page-turner that will touch your soul - Albom's masterful storytelling has never been so moving and unexpected.

    Marci says: "Every Character is Great"
    "A refreshing idea for a plot."
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    I liked the book. Very easy read but left you with something to think about. Uplifting and gives you hope.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Rhinos: My Battle to Save One of the World's Greatest Creatures

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (67)

    When Lawrence Anthony learned that the northern white rhino, living in the war-ravaged Congo, was on the very brink of extinction, he knew he had to act. If the world lost the sub-species, it would be the largest land mammal since the woolly mammoth to go extinct. In The Last Rhinos, Anthony recounts his attempts to save these remarkable animals. The demand for rhino horns in the Far East has turned poaching into a dangerous black market that threatens the lives of not just these rare beasts, but also the rangers who protect them.

    matthew says: "A mediocre adventure"
    "Too depressing to finish."
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    I really liked his other book "The Elephant Whisper". This one depressed me so much for the first few chapters, that I didn't want to finish it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mission Flats

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By William Landay
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (80)

    When a Boston DA is found brutally murdered in a lakeside cabin in rural Maine, local Police Chief Ben Truman finds himself defending his own innocence while trying to uncover the truth about the murder.

    Marc says: "Amazing first novel!"
    "Took a LONG time to get to the surprise ending."
    Overall
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    The story was a good one but the author spent too much of the book telling stories that didn't matter to the plot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Circus

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Erin Morgenstern
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6594)
    Performance
    (5866)
    Story
    (5867)

    The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

    Pamela says: "The circus of your dreams"
    "Reminded me of the Hunger Games"
    Overall
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    This was a very unusual book. The author did a great job of describing everything so that I could see it in my head. I felt it took too long to get to the meat of the book. I was confused for the first half because I couldn't decide whom was supposed to be the main characters.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Prince of Tides

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Pat Conroy
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2192)
    Performance
    (1351)
    Story
    (1355)

    Spanning 40 years, this is the story of turbulent Tom Wingo, his gifted and troubled twin sister Savannah, and their struggle to triumph over the dark and tragic legacy of the extraordinary family into which they were born.

    Ella says: "A "Prince" amongst novels"
    "Great story with many different facets"
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    This book was a little wordy but stick with it. The story is absolutely worth it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nineteen Minutes

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Carol Monda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2282)
    Performance
    (894)
    Story
    (913)

    Jodi Picoult delivers the riveting tale of one small town's entanglement with high-school violence.

    New York Superior Court Judge Alex Cormier is assigned to preside over the case of the alleged Sterling High School shooter. Lawyer Jordan McAffee represents Peter, the boy who, on the day of the shooting, was found in the corner of the gymnasium holding a gun to his head with a shaky hand. Detective Patrick DuCharme has one star witness, but her story keeps changing. And then there's the biggest problem of all: the star witness happens to be Judge Cormier's daughter.

    Suze says: "Mesmerizing"
    "Not her best work"
    Overall
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    This was an okay story but didn't keep me on the edge of my seat like other books by Picoult
    I empathized with Peter.
    The ending had a surprise for the reader.
    Josey was such a whiner! She drove me crazy! And her mother encouraged that behavior.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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