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Lisa

Waleska, GA, United States

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  • 127 titles in library
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  • One for the Money: A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2190)
    Performance
    (1909)
    Story
    (1909)

    You’ve lost your job as a department store lingerie buyer, your car’s been repossessed, and most of your furniture and small appliances have been sold off to pay last month’s rent. Now the rent is due again. And you live in New Jersey. What do you do? If you’re Stephanie Plum, you become a bounty hunter. But not just a nickel-and-dime bounty hunter; you go after the big money. That means a cop gone bad. And not just any cop. She goes after Joe Morelli, a disgraced former vice cop who is also the man that took her virginity....

    Burns says: "Liked the story but not the narrator"
    "Not my type of story"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No...too graphic. For a


    Has One for the Money turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Just not my style. I'll look to other authors for this genre.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Kate Morton
    • Narrated By Caroline Lee
    Overall
    (3266)
    Performance
    (2806)
    Story
    (2828)

    England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

    Maria says: "Kate Morton (and Caroline Lee) does it again!"
    "This was a fascinating book!"
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    I bought this book in a sale, because it sounded interesting and it was LONG (more hours of "free" listening.), even though I was unfamiliar with the author.

    The story begins in 1961 with 16yo Laurel witnessing a strange crime, and then skips from there to 2011, and back to 1941, weaving all the background, and the "dectective work" that goes into Laurel finally figuring out what happened and why.

    On one level, it's a mystery, on another a romance, and in some places, it is just a story (it drags a little in some places). At times you'll think you've got it all figured out, but there are several key pieces that don't really fall into place till the last minute. It's a really well-crafted story.

    Overall, this is just a really good story, that kept my interest till the end. I used my next credit to buy another Kate Morton book, and hope to find it as good as this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (164)

    Emily’s tranquil domesticity with new husband Cyrus is interrupted when she is called to Hong Kong in pursuit of a vanished agent.

    Lisa says: "Not as "light," but still Mrs. Pollifax"
    "Not as "light," but still Mrs. Pollifax"
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    Would you listen to Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha again? Why?

    I probably would not listen again, although I enjoyed it the first time. I rarely listen to books a second time anyway, but this was a more somber book than the others in the series, and I'd rather move on.


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

    Certain parts were a little too realistic this time around


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    Always love Barbara Rosenblat. She does such a great job with the characters. In fact, I often search for books that have been read by her, and have found new authors due to her fun performances.


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

    It was definitely the audio equivalent of a page-turner!


    Any additional comments?

    I was influenced by another reader's comment about the book being "darker" than the others, and was hesitant to listen to this one, since the series started out as very "light." However, I'm very glad I did read it. It added some depth to Mrs. Polifax's character, and while parts of it were not what I chose this series to hear, I'm very much looking forward to listening to the next in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Latter End

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Patricia Wentworth
    • Narrated By Diana Bishop
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    Things had never been quite the same at Latter End since Lois had taken over. Suddenly life seemed to be an endless succession of bitter family rows - which Lois, needless to say, invariably won. More than one person at Latter End found themselves stretched to the limit by Lois and her bullying, and it was only a matter of time before somebody snapped.

    Mary says: "Hurrah for Miss Silver!"
    "Not my favorite Miss Silver story"
    Overall
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, a fairly good mystery.


    If you’ve listened to books by Patricia Wentworth before, how does this one compare?

    Not as good as the others....it dragged quite a bit in the plot.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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