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  • Cujo

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Lorna Raver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (307)
    Performance
    (227)
    Story
    (228)

    A cute family dog turns into a vicious family killer in King's canine classic.

    Rachel says: "Great story, wrong narrator"
    "80's Cujo holds up!"
    Overall
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    Have you listened to any of Lorna Raver’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I do think there is a casting issue for this story. The narrator's voice doesn't allow one to envision young people in there 30's. She nailed the NE accent, specifically Maine.


    If you could take any character from Cujo out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Cujo. I would take him to dinner and spring for rabies shots for dessert.


    Any additional comments?

    *Spoiler Alert *

    There is a death at the end that felt rash and not necessary ..... Like Mr. King was being called down to suppa and he had to be wicked quick...."not sure where to go with this ... Meatloaf's on the table getting cold... Alrighty... Kill, the end."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Falling Apart in One Piece: One Optimist's Journey Through the Hell of Divorce

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Stacy Morrison
    • Narrated By Stacy Morrison
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    Just when Stacy Morrison thought she had it all, her husband of 10 years announced that he wanted a divorce. She was left alone with a new house that needed lots of work, a new baby who needed lots of attention, and a new job in the high-pressure world of New York publishing. Morrison had never been one to believe in fairy tales. As far as she was concerned, happy endings were the product of the kind of ambition and hard work that had propelled her to the top of her profession.

    Karen says: "The author should have had a professional narrator"
    "The author should have had a professional narrator"
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    Would you try another book from Stacy Morrison and/or Stacy Morrison?

    Not if it's read by the author.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Ms. Morrison had a huge support system, promising career, and was not financially devastated.... it was hard to listen to. "I had to fire my nanny, handed her an envelope stuffed with cash "... Are you kidding me? That said, I'd bet my experience would have been different with a proper narrater. The bland mono tone style of reading unfortunately kills the story.


    How could the performance have been better?

    It was like listening to a bored middle school student read aloud in class.


    Could you see Falling Apart in One Piece being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Todd Burpo, Lynn Vincent
    • Narrated By Dean Gallagher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3078)
    Performance
    (2355)
    Story
    (2401)

    When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed—a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back.

    Jill says: "Heaven is For Real"
    "Going ...going... Gone at "everyone had wings"."
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    What disappointed you about Heaven Is for Real?

    Preacher's ego. It was all about the preacher. Very little to do with the actual child, or anyone else stuck on this preacher's ego island. Trying to sell a book, I get it, but just be honest. It's about the preacher, and how he feels about every little thing.


    What could Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Cut it to an essay that really, honestly, tells the story from the boy's perspective.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dean Gallagher’s performances?

    Never ever.


    What character would you cut from Heaven Is for Real?

    The father.


    Any additional comments?

    So, God only answers prayers from friends praying for them on organized church chains? Oy.

    1 of 2 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
    (5720)
    Performance
    (5030)
    Story
    (5044)

    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..."
    "What a hunk of absolute junk!"
    Overall
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    Would you try another book from Liane Moriarty and/or Caroline Lee?

    No way. Nope.


    What was most disappointing about Liane Moriarty’s story?

    The soap opera like writing.


    What didn’t you like about Caroline Lee’s performance?

    She was good, bad story.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Nada.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm mad! Sunk cost... Listened to the whole rediculous thing hoping it would get better and it got worse.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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