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K. maurer

Dane Girl

midwest | Member Since 2013

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  • Six Years

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2946)
    Performance
    (2541)
    Story
    (2556)

    Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for...but she is not Natalie....

    G. House Sr. says: "Obsession, mystery, and you're hooked!"
    "Got Hooked!"
    Overall
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    Story
    If you could sum up Six Years in three words, what would they be?

    suspense
    surprising
    mystery


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

    yep!! Very good story with lots of twists and turns. Kind of a stretch how someone could get that infatuated over someone they knew such a short amount of time...and have it continue for six years of absence... but if you can get past that, you'll enjoy the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The House We Grew Up In

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lisa Jewell
    • Narrated By Karina Fernandez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    The Bird children have an idyllic childhood: a picture-book cottage in a country village, a warm, cosy kitchen filled with love and laughter, sun-drenched afternoons in a rambling garden. But one Easter weekend a tragedy strikes the Bird family that is so devastating it tears them apart. Many years later something will call them home, back to the house they grew up in - and to what really happened that Easter weekend all those years ago.

    Simone says: "Dysfunctional Squared!"
    "A very insightful look into the mind of a hoarder"
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    Any additional comments?

    This was a great story told from a variety of viewpoints- from the daughters- to the husband to the lover. I found the insight into the mind of a hoarder to be very eye opening. The way they view possessions as the actual memories instead of the memories most of us hold in our minds. The thought of parting with these possessions is like erasing a memory itself. A very good read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Good House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Ann Leary
    • Narrated By Mary Beth Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1474)
    Performance
    (1331)
    Story
    (1325)

    The Good House tells the story of Hildy Good, who lives in a small town on Boston's North Shore. Hildy is a successful real-estate broker, good neighbor, mother, and grandmother. She's also a raging alcoholic. Hildy's family held an intervention for her about a year before this story takes place - "if they invite you over for dinner, and it’s not a major holiday," she advises "run for your life" - and now she feels lonely and unjustly persecuted. She has also fooled herself into thinking that moderation is the key.

    Rhonda Morrison says: "What a great book, Hildy is a great character!"
    "Very good performance and story"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I very much enjoyed this story. What an interesting portrayal of a functioning alcoholic.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4971)
    Performance
    (4585)
    Story
    (4597)

    A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock. Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie - magical, comforting, wise beyond her years - promised to protect him, no matter what.

    Cynthia says: "Shadows Dissolved in Vinegar"
    "Great story...but too short!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Ocean at the End of the Lane the most enjoyable?

    Very much enjoyed listening to the author reads his own story. A great story teller


    Any additional comments?

    The story ended much too quickly for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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