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Kitty Kat

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  • Apart at the Seams: Cobble Court Quilts, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Marie Bostwick
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman, Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (71)

    Twice in her life, college counselor Gayla Oliver fell in love at first sight. The first time was with Brian - a lean, longhaired, British bass player. Marriage followed quickly, then twins, and gradually their bohemian lifestyle gave way to busy careers in New York. Gayla's second love affair is with New Bern, Connecticut. Like Brian, the laid-back town is charming without trying too hard. It's the ideal place to buy a second home and reignite the spark in their 26-year marriage. Not that Gayla is worried. At least, not until she finds a discarded memo in which Brian admits to a past affair....

    RV says: "Not nearly as good as earlier books"
    "I was awake until 4 a.m. listening to this book"
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    What made the experience of listening to Apart at the Seams the most enjoyable?

    The characters were very well defined and each one was so very different.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Apart at the Seams?

    I especially enjoyed Virginia's outlook on life.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The celebration of Virginia's 85th Birthday.


    If you could rename Apart at the Seams, what would you call it?

    I think the title is very appropriate and I cannot think of a better one.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Alyson Richman
    • Narrated By George Guidall, Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1740)
    Performance
    (1550)
    Story
    (1559)

    In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there's an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit, and the strength of memory.

    Sara says: "Love, Strength & Survival"
    "Great reminder of WWII Atrocities"
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    If you could sum up The Lost Wife in three words, what would they be?

    Very memorable.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lost Wife?

    When Lannie finally meets her first husband.


    Which character – as performed by George Guidall and Suzanne Toren – was your favorite?

    I cannot choose one. They were all well performed.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    You will never forget this story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Law Is a Lady: Language of Love, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (33)

    Once Phillip Kincaid fixes his mind on something, he sets about getting it. When he's pulled over for speeding in Friendly, New Mexico, he knows the town is the perfect locale for his next film. And no-nonsense sheriff Victoria Ashton looks pretty perfect to him, too! But Tori's all business. With no interest in romance, she's giving Phillip a run for his money - making him all the more determined to show her that even a lady of the law can surrender willingly…to love.

    Rosemarie says: "Terrible Story"
    "Unworthy of Nora Roberts"
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    What did you like best about The Law Is a Lady? What did you like least?

    Very predictable and trite. I was very disappointed.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have not used the whole plot. The "The Law is a Lady" started out okay, but it was downhill from there.


    Did Mikael Naramore do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    His reading was okay, but not great.


    Do you think The Law Is a Lady needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sycamore Row

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Michael Beck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9470)
    Performance
    (8532)
    Story
    (8540)

    Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly?

    Brock says: "Grisham at his best (again)"
    "John Grisham's latest novel does not disappoint."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Sycamore Row to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the written version.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, the plot kept me on the edge of my seat. I wanted to know how it would end.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the jury came in with the verdict.


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

    I was horrified by the continued prejudice in the South.


    Any additional comments?

    I was disappointed with the ending. It ended in a compromise that I didn't think was fair.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pavilion of Women

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Pearl S. Buck
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (108)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (89)

    On her 40th birthday, Madame Wu carries out a decision she has been planning for a long time: she tells her husband that after 24 years their physical life together is now over and she wishes him to take a second wife. The House of Wu, one of the oldest and most revered in China, is thrown into an uproar by her decision, but Madame Wu will not be dissuaded and arranges for a young country girl to come take her place in bed.

    ~Beloved~ says: "Meh..."
    "Great story and great ending."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Pavilion of Women to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version so I cannot compare it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Pavilion of Women?

    When the heroine finally accepted her daughter-in-law.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the Heroine learned that she was't always right as she previously thought.


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

    It was a little too long to listen to in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • W Is for Wasted: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1369)
    Performance
    (1205)
    Story
    (1199)

    Two dead bodies changed the course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I'd never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue. The first was a local PI of suspect reputation. He'd been gunned down near the beach at Santa Teresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was on the beach six weeks later. He'd been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Millhone's name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come to the morgue to see if she could ID him.

    karen says: "Well worth waiting for...."
    "A Good Light Read"
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    If you could sum up W Is for Wasted in three words, what would they be?

    Grafton wins again.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, it kept me wondering what was going to happen next. Three plots finally came together at the end.


    Which character – as performed by Judy Kaye – was your favorite?

    Kinsey Millhone.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Can you guess Who Done It?


    Any additional comments?

    Very entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Witness

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7629)
    Performance
    (6646)
    Story
    (6638)

    Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she works at home designing sophisticated security systems.

    Amazon Customer says: "A great book"
    "Excellent Beginning to End"
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    What did you love best about The Witness?

    I couldn't wait to get to the next chapter. A well written and a very good weaving of the story line from past to present. Characters were well developed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Brooks was my favorite character because he showed such insight and understanding.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Abigail met Brooks' family.


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

    Yes it was but it was too long to do that.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • One Good Dog

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Susan Wilson
    • Narrated By Fred Berman, Christina Delaine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (745)
    Performance
    (369)
    Story
    (371)

    Adam March is a self-made “Master of the Universe.” He has it all: the beautiful wife, the high-powered job, the glittering circle of friends. But there is a price to be paid for all these trappings, and the pressure is mounting—until the day Adam makes a fatal mistake. His assistant leaves him a message with three words: your sister called.

    Shelby says: "A cynic and a cynical dog - PERFECT!!"
    "I loved this book. I listened to it twice."
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    What made the experience of listening to One Good Dog the most enjoyable?

    The story line kept me involved and it had a happy ending.


    What did you like best about this story?

    same as above


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

    I would take Chance.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Husband of Zebra Drive: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (665)
    Performance
    (291)
    Story
    (292)

    In the life of Precious Ramotswe, a woman duly proud of her fine traditional build, there is rarely a dull moment, and in the latest installment in the universally beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, there is much happening on Zebra Drive and Tlokweng Road. Mma Ramotswe is experiencing staffing difficulties. Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni asks to be put in charge of a case involving an errant husband. But can a man investigate such matters as successfully as the number-one lady detective can?

    Joanne says: "#1 Ladies continued enjoyment"
    "Excellent Story!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Gives a good description of life in Botswana.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Good Husband of Zebra Drive?

    The relationship between Mma Matswe and her husband.


    Which character – as performed by Lisette Lecat – was your favorite?

    Grace.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carnal Innocence

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1218)
    Performance
    (1047)
    Story
    (1058)

    New York Times best-selling novelist Nora Roberts captivates millions of fans with her provocative blend of scorching passion and chilling suspense. With Carnal Innocence, she creates a gripping tale of murder, infatuation, and true love in a small southern town. After beautiful concert violinist Caroline Waverly breaks up with her conductor and lover Luis, she escapes to her late grandmother’s home in Innocence, Mississippi.

    Karen says: "The wait has ended"
    "Excellent Story!"
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to Carnal Innocence the most enjoyable?

    Characters were very described.


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

    Yes, I would have listed to this book in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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