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Jo

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  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Broadbent
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3765)
    Performance
    (3336)
    Story
    (3346)

    Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack is a letter addressed to Harold from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in 20 years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person.

    FanB14 says: "Wonderful Walkabout"
    "Brilliant"
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    Performance
    Story

    A beautiful story of redemption and hope. A hope not of some pie in the sky idea coming true but a promise that continuing on the journey is the healing. If you're not afraid of your own tears don't miss this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Station Eleven

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Emily St. John Mandel
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1030)
    Performance
    (871)
    Story
    (873)

    An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

    Stacy says: "gah!"
    "Best Listen in a long time"
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    Performance
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    Don't be put off by the dystopian setting. This is a literary novel.
    Good fit with the narrator and story

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Headhunters

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (388)
    Performance
    (324)
    Story
    (327)

    Roger Brown is a corporate headhunter, and he’s a master of his profession. But one career simply can’t support his luxurious lifestyle and his wife’s fledgling art gallery. At an art opening one night he meets Clas Greve, who is not only the perfect candidate for a major CEO job, but also, perhaps, the answer to his financial woes: Greve just so happens to mention that he owns a priceless Peter Paul Rubens painting that’s been lost since World War II - and Roger Brown just so happens to dabble in art theft.

    D. WARD says: "This is a great book"
    "Great Surprises!"
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    Story

    The narrators voice was perfect. Usually I can figure out the plotting of a mystery but not with this story. The outhouse scene is particularly evocative of strong emotion. I'm glad I discovered Jo Nesbo on the BBC World Book Club. I hope he writes more stand alone novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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