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  • Letting Go of God

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Julia Sweeney
    • Narrated By Julia Sweeney
    Overall
    (1592)
    Performance
    (492)
    Story
    (491)

    Julia Sweeney says she was a "happy Catholic girl" when, one day, she walked into church and signed up for a Bible-study course. "What an eye opener that was!" she says. Equally comedic and insightful, Letting Go of God is Sweeney's brilliant one-woman show about her struggle with her faith.

    Mark says: "A Brilliant Personal Journey of Discovery"
    "Serious Topic-Light Approach"
    Overall

    I first "met" Julia Sweeney on SNL where she played a range of characters from the androgenous "PAT" to ingenues to Mom-characters. After her bout with cancer, she published "God Said Ha!" which was a funny, touching account of her battle and with the death of her brother. I expected that her cancer experience would be related in this book which is a surprisingly circumspect account of her faith-related decisions. Although I am certain that it played into her views toward God, I was a bit sad that she did not share that aspect with us.

    Julia never disappoints. Her sense of humor remains wry, and whether or not you agree with her decisions, she provides enough background that you can respect them.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunters: A Presidential Agent Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (652)
    Performance
    (399)
    Story
    (400)

    Two brutal murders and millions of missing dollars in the growing UN/Iraq oil-for-food scandal have led Castillo and his team to an estancia in Uruguay, where the man they seek is murdered right before their eyes. Who is responsible? Most likely, the people higher up in the dirty-money chain - those willing to risk anything to keep their secrets from being revealed.

    Thomas says: "Excellent, but must read in sequence"
    "Download or Editing problem?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    While some have commented on the repetition from book to book, the author must include enough information to allow the book to stand on its own apart from the other books in the series.

    I was enjoying "the listen" until 2 hours into the 3rd download, when one segment (about 7 minutes) was repeated 4 times and another was repeated twice. I don't know if this was a problem with my download, or if the editor had a "brain burp" while putting the offering together. MOST annoying, and I hope the situation doesn't occur in other audiobook.

    I'm enjoying the stories, and can live with the repetition of the back-story plot. The reader's performance is great-- and I'll continue to listen to the rest of the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Friday Night Knitting Club

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kate Jacobs
    • Narrated By Carrington Macduffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (816)
    Performance
    (194)
    Story
    (196)

    Walker & Daughter is Georgia Walker's little yarn shop, tucked into a quiet storefront on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The Friday Night Knitting Club is the ad hoc creation of some of Georgia's regulars, who stroll into the shop looking for tips on knitting and end up finding much, much more. Once a week, they gather to work on their latest projects and to chat - and occasionally clash - over their stories of love, life, and everything in between.

    flimfrik says: "Wanted to like it but constantly disappointed."
    "A Must for Knitters"
    Overall

    Knitting- based novels have captured the hearts of die-hard knitters across the nation. The Friday Night Knitting Club ranks among the best. It touches the heart without being saccharine, and has enough action to keep up interest. If one has a knitting group, it is easy to relate to the companionship among the knitters. Count me in.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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