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  • The Last Letter from Your Lover: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (318)
    Performance
    (287)
    Story
    (287)

    A sophisticated, pause-resistant double love story spanning 40 years - an unforgettable Brief Encounter for our times. It is 1960. When Jennifer Stirling wakes up in the hospital, she can remember nothing - not the tragic car accident, not her husband, not even who she is. She feels like a stranger in her own life until she stumbles upon an impassioned letter, signed simply "B", asking her to leave her husband. Years later, a journalist named Ellie discovers the same enigmatic letter in a forgotten file in her newspaper's archives....

    FanB14 says: "What's so Great About Jennifer?"
    "A Excellent Audio!"
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    Would you listen to The Last Letter from Your Lover again? Why?

    I definitely would listen to this story again. Both the reader and the story as well as the characters kept me interested.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a wonderful love story and who can resist a story when the characters of lost love re-connect in the end.


    Any additional comments?

    Definitely worth your time!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Bookshop

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Penelope Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    In 1959 Florence Green, a kindhearted widow with a small inheritance, risks everything to open a bookshop, the only bookshop, in the seaside town of Hardborough. By making a success of a business so impractical, she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers. By daring to enlarge her neighbors' lives, she crosses Mrs. Gamart, the local arts doyenne. Florence's warehouse leaks, her cellar seeps, and the shop is apparently haunted.

    Teddy says: "Superb"
    "My first Penelope Fitzgerald"
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    Where does The Bookshop rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was a short listen but it was a very fun read just not my overall favorite. It falls somewhere in the middle of all my listens so far. There are some very funny parts in this audio that definitely made it worthwhile for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Daniel Kahneman
    • Narrated By Patrick Egan
    Overall
    (2372)
    Performance
    (1851)
    Story
    (1833)

    The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains....

    Mike says: "Difficult Listen, but Probably a Great Read"
    "An Interesting book to listen to"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Thinking, Fast and Slow to be better than the print version?

    A good reader but you will get more benefit from this book if you open the pdf file (that is in your audio library under this book title) so you can have access to pictures, graphes and other written info that is referred to in the audio. A pretty good audio book overall.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's a well presented non-fiction audio. The pdf file makes it better than the actual book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dream Angus: The Celtic God of Dreams: The Myths

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Dream Angus comes to you at night and bestows dreams - you may spot him skipping across the hills, his bag of dreams by his side. Just the sight of him may be enough to make you fall in love, for he is also the god of love, youth, and beauty. Divine Angus is cherished by all but fated to love only the beautiful Caér, swan maiden from his own dreams.

    careful shopper says: "A Simple and Quick Read"
    "A Simple and Quick Read"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Dream Angus to be better than the print version?

    Yes, think that the audio is a definite improvement over the book version as you get more of an idea of who the characters really are by listening to the story. I also think that if I am drawn to the readers voice it makes me want to continue listening.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Althogh I liked Angus, my favorite character was actually Bowen who was his mother the water spirit. She was so gentle of a spirit which explains why Angus was gentle himself. Bowen had a big impact on Angus despite being taken from him when he was so young.


    What about Michael Page’s performance did you like?

    I found that the use of Angus and his bag of dreams was a great way for anyone to understand Angus and what he does.


    If you could take any character from Dream Angus out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would take out Angus and pick his brain about my dreams and what they signify to me.


    Any additional comments?

    I would listen to other books by this author if I found others that interested me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rose Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1520)
    Performance
    (1328)
    Story
    (1353)

    Acclaimed author Susanna Kearsley's previous works have won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award, and finaled for both the UK Romantic Novel of the Year and the RITA awards.

    Eva Ward is a modern woman thrown back three centuries to 1715 - only to find that might be exactly where she belongs. There, she finds true love with Daniel Butler, but the discord surrounding Hanoverian King George plunges the lovers into a world of intrigue, treason, and romance.

    Angel Claire says: "Amazing story."
    "Highly Enjoyable"
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    If you could sum up The Rose Garden in three words, what would they be?

    Definitely Recommend This


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved this story. It had a nice mix of loss, love, history and time travel with a host of interesting characters which made for one of the best stories if not the best story ever listened to.


    What about Nicola Barber’s performance did you like?

    This is a Fantastic reader. I could listen to her speak all day long.This reader is one of the best english readers I have ever listened to. She seemed to capture everything this book needed to make it a wonderful experience. I believe I got more from this book because I chose to listen to the audio version as it brings the characters more to life and leaves me with more of an impression of what the author intended when they wrote the book.


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

    Initially my reaction was sadness at the loss of her sister as I have also experienced the loss of a sister. I could surely relate to the pain of grief as the main character came to terms with her sister's death. In the end of the story I was left with both happiness and sadness. It was nice to see some hope and happiness in the end but it sure was interesting getting there. I was also left with sadness in the end as I was sorry to hear the end of this story. Very few have left me with that feeling. It made me laugh and cry at different times during the story and look forward to listening to other Susanna Kearsley books as they become available.


    Any additional comments?

    Bottom line: Susanna Kearsley is a wonderful and creative writer with a great imagination and I will look forward her next audio book that becomes available. Only 2 of Susanna Kearsley's books are availavle in the audio version. It would be nice to see more of her books with the audio option.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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