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Julie

FREDERICK, OK, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Sister Mother Husband Dog: Etc.

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Delia Ephron
    • Narrated By Meg Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (42)

    In Sister Mother Husband Dog, Delia Ephron brings her trademark wit and effervescent prose to a series of autobiographical essays about life, love, writing, movies, and family. From keen observations on modern living, the joy of girlfriends, and best-friendship, to a consideration of the magical madness and miracle of dogs, to haunting recollections of life with her famed screenwriter mother and growing up the child of alcoholics, Ephron's eloquent style and voice illuminate every moment of this superb and singular work.

    Jen says: "AHHHHHHH - Just wonderful!!!"
    "Could Meg Ryan please narrate my memoir?"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Combining Delia Ephron and Meg Ryan makes for pure enjoyment.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Working on the series/pilot while Nora was in the hospital...my sister was also dying in a hospital once. You need to do something, some work that when finished will make it all better. We worked a HUGE jigsaw puzzle like her life depended on it. Delia and Nora did the same.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Invention of Wings: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5876)
    Performance
    (5342)
    Story
    (5335)

    From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

    Jan says: "Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!"
    "A Tale of Two Sisters..."
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    So well-written, concise, yet rivetingly descriptive. I loved every minute, even though I wanted to fast forward the worst parts of our inhumane slave treatment. I didn't. Because we must never forget what we did there. And that some women overcame in the ways that they could. This book entertained, inspired, and changed me. If Sue Monk Kidd's inspiration was to write a story of two sisters, then surely one was a slave, the other the owner.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The End of Your Life Book Club

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Will Schwalbe
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (410)
    Performance
    (364)
    Story
    (364)

    >"What are you reading?" That's the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of hepatitis. Months later she was diagnosed with a form of advanced pancreatic cancer, which is almost always fatal, often in six months or less. This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother.

    Mark says: "A good book, but not really for me."
    "Take Notes!"
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    A son's love story written for his mom, complete with a book-lover's dream wish list. I wish I had been where I could have written down some of the books' names, instead of driving down the road. Beautiful story, inspiring mother and son.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The End of the Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Graham Greene
    • Narrated By Colin Firth
    Overall
    (2566)
    Performance
    (2358)
    Story
    (2347)

    Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

    Emily - Audible says: "Colin Firth Kills It"
    "Strange love story with an unforeseen alliance"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was a beautiful love story and really, strangely, love for this woman won out in the end.


    What about Colin Firth’s performance did you like?

    Colin Firth was great. At times the story seemed wordy, but I always enjoyed listening to him and stayed in it just to hear him read.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Defending Jacob: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By William Landay
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4056)
    Performance
    (3464)
    Story
    (3459)

    Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than 20 years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next: his 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.

    Kelli N. Perkins says: "Still Thinking About This Tale Weeks After"
    "Scared the Hell out of this parent."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    What would you do, how far would you go for your child?


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

    This made me want to cry, but having raised four children and taught school for more than 20 years, I could certainly begin to relate to this family's quagmire. Incredibly sad story.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Billy Crystal
    • Narrated By Billy Crystal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1654)
    Performance
    (1510)
    Story
    (1506)

    Billy Crystal is 65, and he's not happy about it. With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like ""Buying the Plot"" and ""Nodding Off,"" Crystal not only catalogues his physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age with him. He also looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his long and storied life, from entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long Island, and his years doing stand-up in the Village, up through his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live, When Harry Met Sally, and his long run as host of the Academy Awards. Listeners get a front-row seat to his one-day career with the New York Yankees (he was the first player to ever ""test positive for Maalox""), his love affair with Sophia Loren, and his enduring friendships with several of his idols, including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali. He lends a light touch to more serious topics like religion (""the aging friends I know have turned to the Holy Trinity: Advil, bourbon, and Prozac""); grandparenting; and, of course, dentistry. As wise and poignant as they are funny, Crystal's reflections are an unforgettable look at an extraordinary life well lived.

    Pamela says: "Growing up with Billy Crystal"
    "Amazing life. I have always loved his work!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Still Foolin' 'Em the most enjoyable?

    Billy Crystal seems like a regular guy with amazing talent. Everyone can relate to him.


    What about Billy Crystal’s performance did you like?

    I liked the parts that he read the best. The performances were a little distracting. Others might disagree.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Handmaid's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Claire Danes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3592)
    Performance
    (3243)
    Story
    (3264)

    Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

    Melinda says: "Not So Far-Fetched -- Still Chilling"
    "Couldn't stop listening"
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    Would you listen to The Handmaid's Tale again? Why?

    I can't listen to it again for a while. Frightening. Deeply moving.


    What does Claire Danes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Claire Danes is the perfect narrator. I pictured her portraying the character throughout. Steel-faced.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I finished in two days.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Husband's Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Liane Moriarty
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3052)
    Performance
    (2732)
    Story
    (2752)

    Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

    Margaret says: "Escape to the land down under..."
    "Another great book by Liane Moriarty"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The author has a way of telling stories that makes the tale seem very realistic and the reader feels empathy for all the characters involved. I think I've read all of her books.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3845)
    Performance
    (3424)
    Story
    (3443)

    The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

    Daniel says: "History Made Interesting"
    "Quite a history lesson, sadly"
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    Very good book, loved the style of writing for the story. I learned more about the Civil War era than I ever learned from a college course.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (27106)
    Performance
    (13729)
    Story
    (13774)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "You owe it to yourself to listen to this book."
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    My husband and I listened to this book on a crosscountry trip as we drove through the Old South. We both were raised during the era of the book's telling, so we found it to be both honest and hilarious. Very, very good book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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