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Jo

Christchurch, New Zealand

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  • The Secret Keeper: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (64)

    England, 1959. Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime. Fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress, living in London. She returns to Green Acres for Dorothy’s ninetieth birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by memories and questions she has not thought about for decades.

    Amazon Customer says: "Good (ish) story, terrible narration :("
    "Fantastic story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    One of the best stories I've listened to. It kept my attention and kept me guessing right until the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Still Alice

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Lisa Genova
    • Narrated By Lisa Genova
    Overall
    (2293)
    Performance
    (1732)
    Story
    (1734)

    Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At 50 years old, she's a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she begins to grow disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life - and her relationship with her family and the world - forever.

    Bruce says: "Made for TV Movie .."
    "The narration was all wrong"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Sounded like a teacher reading aloud a story they didn't like There was no distinction between the characters' parts. I would have preferred to read the print version - something I rarely say

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Best Kept Secret: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Amy Hatvany
    • Narrated By Joy Osmanski
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (66)

    Cadence didn't sit down one night and decide that downing two bottles of wine was a brilliant idea. Her drinking snuck up on her - as a way to sleep, to help her relax after a long day, to relieve some of the stress of the painful divorce that's left her struggling to make ends meet with her five-year-old son Charlie. It wasn't always like this. Just a few years ago, Cadence seemed to have it all - a successful husband, an adorable son, and a promising career as a freelance journalist.

    Tina Garcia says: "amazing book!"
    "Wow"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    An engrossing story of a very different kind of motherhood. Clever writing and narrating. I didn't want it to end

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • After the Fall: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Kylie Ladd
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik, John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    "I had been married three years when I fell in love," begins Kate, a firecracker of a woman who thought she'd found the yin to her yang in Cary, her sensible and adoring husband. For their friend Luke - a charismatic copywriter who loves women and attention in equal measure, and preferably togethe - life has been more than sweet beside Cressida, the dutiful pediatric oncologist who stole his heart.

    Christi Saxon says: "Read it to be bored!"
    "Terrible Narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Where on earth did the male and female narrators learn to speak their terrible Australian accents?
    I'm halfway through the story, which is engaging enough but those voices! Caroline Lee would have made this book more bearable to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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