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Kathy

WALHALLA, SC, United States | Member Since 2013

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64
REVIEWS
15
FOLLOWING
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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • The Guardian

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Isabel Keating
    Overall
    (367)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (183)

    Julie Barenson's young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died - a puppy named Singer and the promise that he would always be watching over her. Now, four years later, 29-year-old Julie is far too young to have given up on love. She may be ready to risk caring for someone again. But who?

    Pamela Murphy says: "The Guardian is all washed up..."
    "No Fun...Only FRUSTRATION"
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    Some people may enjoy the "victim" attitude but I just get ticked off. This novel just made me angry at the "damsel in distress". I am not saying some listeners may not enjoy this novel but my personality doesn't allow me to do so. The plot was well developed and all the elements of a talented author are present. I am also one who likes to leave a novel with closure and although this one had a definite conclusion, I was still fumming after it was over. I have enough stress in my day, my novels need to help me unwind and not get wound up:)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Perfect Match: The Blue Heron Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Kristan Higgins
    • Narrated By Amy Rubinate
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (155)

    Honor Holland has just been unceremoniously rejected by her lifelong crush. And now - a mere three weeks later - Mr. Perfect is engaged to her best friend. But resilient, reliable Honor is going to pick herself up, dust herself off, and get back out there… or she would if dating in Manningsport, New York, population 715, wasn't easier said than done.

    Cheryl H says: "Another perfect story from Kristan Higgins"
    "Check Mate...Game and Match to True Love"
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    Sometimes our hearts make a wish that seems like the real deal when in reality it is just a connection that may or may not be true friendship. Honor lives up to her name and lives her life with an inner call to doing what is right...above her own needs and the call from her "eggs". I thoroughly enjoyed this novel because its story line wound around so many curves that my interest never waned. Amy Rubinate does a superb job narrating this novel and provides the perfect accents for both the young and old characters as well as Tom's English accent. I also appreciated the touch of humor. I connected to it within my families relationships. Take the time and enjoy a great novel!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sea Swept: The Chesapeake Bay Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By David Stuart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (883)
    Performance
    (596)
    Story
    (609)

    A champion boat racer, Cameron Quinn traveled the world spending his winnings on champagne and women. But when his dying father calls him home to care for Seth, a troubled young boy not unlike Cameron once was, his life changes overnight.

    Louise says: "Outstanding"
    "Sea Swept Starts Adrift but Builds Into Full Sails"
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    For me, the beginning took some time to get wrapped into but once I got there, the plot was very rich with characters whose personalities are deeper than their initial introductions. I am looking forward to Part 2. I loved David Stuart's narration...he did an excellent job even when he read for the female characters. It is worth your purchase and time:)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Best of Me

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (963)
    Performance
    (803)
    Story
    (801)

    In the fall of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.

    L.W. says: "Horribly depressing"
    "Peace and Love Binds the Human Soul"
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    Loved It! I listened to the whole novel in one day...Sparks did a masterful job of leading the listener through the characters' thoughts and actions...allowing you to predict outcomes but often the expected...would twist and create emotions that you didn't anticipate. The narration was perfect and this is well worth your time!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wonder

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By R. J. Palacio
    • Narrated By Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (919)
    Performance
    (829)
    Story
    (822)

    August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?R. J. Palacio has crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and writing that shines with spare emotional power.

    Jay says: "A Beautiful Story"
    "Wonder is Wonderous!!!"
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    This was the first novel that I have ever listened to 5 times!!!! It is expertly crafted and the characters connect just like lego pieces...each event is developed into a 3-D experience from the characters' differing viewpoints of single events. Palacio is an artist by how she accomplished this without boring the reader/listener. Instead, the audience becomes capitivated by August Pulman and his family and friends. Life's lessons are highlighted but not in a preachy way....rather in a true to life way. You learn them through the lives of children. This book will live as a classic...one to keep and share with the generations, highlighting humanities dark side but illuminating the good in all of us!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Humming Room

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Ellen Potter
    • Narrated By Leslie Bellair
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Hiding is Roo Fanshaw's special skill. Living in a frighteningly unstable family, she often needs to disappear at a moment's notice. When her parents are murdered, it's her special hiding place under the trailer that saves her life. As it turns out, Roo, much to her surprise, has a wealthy if eccentric uncle, who has agreed to take her into his home on Cough Rock Island. Once a tuberculosis sanitarium for children of the rich, the strange house is teeming with ghost stories and secrets. Roo doesn't believe in ghosts or fairy stories, but what are those eerie noises she keeps hearing?

    Kathy says: "Is This the Secret Garden?"
    "Is This the Secret Garden?"
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    The narrator did a wonderful job but I was highly disappointed that this is just a remake of The Secret Garden. There is such a HUGE parallel to The Secret Garden that it angered me. I don't know how Potter got away with this remake. I teach school and even our librarian was amazed that they would publish and then rate this book so highly. I loved the Secret Garden and although the plot is wonderful...it was already done!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Longest Ride

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1007)
    Performance
    (890)
    Story
    (901)

    91 year-old Ira Levinson is kept concious after a car wreck by visions of his late wife, Ruth, who recounts stories of their lifetime together. A few miles away, at a local rodeo, Sophia Danko, a senior at Wake Forest, meets a young cowboy named Luke. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

    Hendie says: "I Understand!"
    "Eternity of Love...Brevity of Life"
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    Take a ride with two different lives and be amazed at how intertwined our lives are in this world. This was my first Sparks novel and I was so pleased to have found another author that will rank in my top ten list. He keeps the listener interested and doesn't allow you to lull into numbness with long platitudes. I gave the performance a three only because the story was so powerful that I really was upset that the younger male character's voice was done by a female narrator. He was such a strong personality and he deserved a male narrator. It is still worth the purchase and listen...I highly recommend this book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • False Pretenses

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Catherine Coulter
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman, Paul Costanzo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (81)
    Story
    (84)

    Meet Elizabeth Carleton, a fascinating woman who is not only a famous concert pianist, but is also married to a wealthy international business tycoon, Timothy Carleton. She is the envy of all until her perfect life falls apart literally in a heartbeat: Timothy Carleton is stabbed in the chest with an ice pick and Elizabeth is accused of his murder. Things rapidly go from bad to worse until a surprise witness appears to give her an airtight alibi. The jury finds her not guilty. The only thing is: She’s never met the man who testified on her behalf.

    Charleen says: "What a let down"
    "A Great Listen"
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    Some twists in the plot and I loved the narration. It kept me focused throughout the story...just a solid, enjoyable novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sunset in St. Tropez

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Danielle Steel
    • Narrated By David Garrison
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (18)

    By turns wise and moving, heartbreaking and wickedly funny, Danielle Steel's new novel is about forgiving without forgetting, about the sorrow that shadows our lives and the hope that saves us. And it is about once-in-a-lifetime friendships...the kind that heal, sustain, and change us forever.

    Julia says: "Sunset in St Tropez"
    "Carried Away"
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    This was a good novel to just get lost in..."a chick flick" type of novel that carries us to those romantic ideas and dreams we all hold...somewhere:) No real twisting story but one that will carry the reader if you are a romantic at heart:)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • First Sight: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Danielle Steel
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (49)

    First Sight is a tale of daring to take risks, and losing control just enough to have a life, when the opportunity presents itself. When two very different worlds and strong-willed people collide, everything changes in an instant, as they confront the age-old question of whether to lay oneself bare and risk intimacy - or not. Are they brave enough to face what comes next? And will they do it together or apart?

    Jan says: "So disappointing"
    "Too Redundant"
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    I love Danielle Steele and she had a good story line but she treated the reader as a non-engaged reader/listener. Too often, she repeated details and you are asking..."Why again?". I liked the story but got irritated with the redundancy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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