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Judy

Mount Vernon, WA, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • Second Grave on the Left: Charley Davidson, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Darynda Jones
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2140)
    Performance
    (1905)
    Story
    (1894)

    When Charley is rudely awakened in the middle of the night by her best friend who tells her to get dressed quickly and tosses clothes out of the closet at her, she can’t help but wonder what Cookie’s up to. Leather scrunch boots with a floral miniskirt? Together? Seriously? Cookie explains that a friend of hers named Mimi disappeared five days earlier and that she just got a text from her setting up a meet at a coffee shop downtown....

    Connie says: "LOVE LOVE LOVE these books!"
    "What happens if you get scared half to death twice"
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    I love this author, and man oh man, did she ever select the right narrator! (At least, one would hope that its the author who has some say in who narrates her hard work.) Lorelei King is completely awesome in her role as Charlie Davidson, and brings such life (pardon the pun, as Charlie is the Grim Reaper) to the story that it literally makes you laugh out loud. (Really, you have no choice -- you MUST laugh out loud!) :) Keep 'em coming, Darynda and Lorelei!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • I've Got Your Number: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Sophie Kinsella
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1237)
    Performance
    (1074)
    Story
    (1067)

    Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect! Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree.

    Erin says: "Pure fun"
    "A funny British tale!"
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    I agree with the previous reviewer who compared this Kinsella novel to the classic film "Bringing Up Baby." I can just see Sam Roxston played by Cary Grant, and Poppy Wyatt played (to perfection) by the amazing Katharine Hepburn. Its a zany story that is carried along by strong characters, and I find myself laughing out loud as I commute to and from work. This is my first experience with Kinsella, and I am very glad I took a chance to opted for a new author. The British narrator was at first a bit hard on these American ears, but I soon grew used to her voice and mannerisms. Thoroughly enjoyed the story. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bet Me

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jennifer Crusie
    • Narrated By Deanna Hurst
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1372)
    Performance
    (733)
    Story
    (748)

    Min Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairy tale, especially with a man who asked her to dinner to win a bet. Cal Morrisey knows commitment is impossible, especially with a woman as cranky as Min Dobbs. When they say good-bye at the end of their evening, they cut their losses and agree never to see each other again. But Fate has other plans.

    Amazon Customer says: "Another win!"
    "This kind of story makes commuting fun"
    Overall

    I've loved Jennifer Crusie's work since I read "Anyone But You" (love ya, Fred!), but this one has made me laugh and cheer out loud during my long commutes. The characters are so easy to like, the story engaging, and the funny moments are truly laugh-out-loud inspiring. Great job, Jenny!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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