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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • We Are Water: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Wally Lamb
    • Narrated By Wally Lamb, George Guidall, Maggi-Meg Reed, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1071)
    Performance
    (976)
    Story
    (976)

    After 27 years of marriage and three children, Anna Oh - wife, mother, outsider artist - has fallen in love with Viveca, the wealthy Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her success. They plan to wed in the Oh family’s hometown of Three Rivers in Connecticut. But the wedding provokes some very mixed reactions and opens a Pandora’s Box of toxic secrets - dark and painful truths that have festered below the surface of the Ohs' lives.

    Suzn F says: "Lamb writes Fine Literature/What a Book!"
    "Wally Lamb: omniscient"
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    How this author manages to understand how so many different people think is beyond me. His characters so realistically flawed but likable nonetheless. Felt so sad when finished: I will miss the characters but still harbor a hope that its a true story and Ill meet them someday. Still pondering over this interesting story.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The Daring Ladies of Lowell: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Kate Alcott
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    From the New York Times best-selling author of The Dressmaker comes a moving historical novel about a bold young woman drawn to the looms of Lowell, Massachusetts - and to the one man with whom she has no business falling in love. Eager to escape life on her family’s farm, Alice Barrow moves to Lowell in 1832 and throws herself into the hard work demanded of "the mill girls." In spite of the long hours, she discovers a vibrant new life and a true friend - a saucy, strong-willed girl name Lovey Cornell.

    Linda says: "Just barely historical fiction."
    "Just barely historical fiction."
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    A Cinderella story that was hard to imagine ever remotely happening in real life. Characters weren't consistent and the premise hard to believe. Disappointing for historical fiction but slightly ok as a human interest/romance story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mudbound

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Hillary Jordan
    • Narrated By Ezra Knight
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (460)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (243)

    Hillary Jordan's mesmerizing debut novel won the Bellwether Prize for fiction. A powerful piece of Southern literature, Mudbound takes on prejudice in its myriad forms on a Mississippi Delta farm in 1946. City girl Laura McAllen attempts to raise her family despite questionable decisions made by her husband. Tensions continue to rise when her brother-in-law and the son of a family of sharecroppers both return from WWII as changed men bearing the scars of combat.

    Betty says: "May this South never rise again."
    "mesmerizing"
    Overall

    Character development fabulous. Narration out of this world

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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