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Lisa

Henderson, NC, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • 52 reviews
  • 55 ratings
  • 127 titles in library
  • 12 purchased in 2015
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  • The Lantern: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Deborah Lawrenson
    • Narrated By Kristine Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    A modern gothic novel of love, secrets, and murder - set against thelush backdrop of Provence. When Eve falls for the secretive, charming Dom in Switzerland, their whirlwind relationship leads them to Les GenÉvriers, an abandoned house set among the fragrant lavender fields of the South of France. Each enchanting day delivers happy discoveries: hidden chambers, secret vaults, a beautiful wrought-iron lantern. Deeply in love and surrounded by music, books, and the heady summer scents of the French countryside, Eve has never felt more alive.

    Rachel says: "Beautiful narration, written like a classic, LOVED"
    "Enjoyed this gothic!!"
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    The readers were awesome!!!! This was a good story that kept me glued. I really loved the readers!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • On the Night of the Seventh Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Victoria Holt
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (41)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    In this entrancing novel, set in late 1800s Europe, a beautiful English schoolgirl participates in an ancient celebration, only to discover she no longer knows the difference between truth and myth. As shadows lengthen, 17-year-old Helena Trant and her classmates must finish their picnic in the Black Forest. Tonight young men will be out to honor Loke, the god of mischief, with drinking and pranks - no woman will be safe. As Helena walks through the misty woods, she loses her friends, but her fear turns to joy....

    A User says: "A classic ...."
    "I love a gothic style book!"
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    I was pulled in quickly! Reader was good. The story got a little long about 2/3 way through, but still really enjoyed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Donna VanLiere
    • Narrated By Donna VanLiere
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (118)

    Tennessee, 1950: a time and place that straddles the past and present. Ivorie Walker is considered an old maid by the town (though she’s only in her early 30s), and she takes that label with good humor and a grain of salt. Ever since her parents passed away, she has hidden her loneliness behind a fierce independence and a claim of not needing anyone. But when she realizes that someone has been stealing vegetables from her garden - a feral, dirty-faced boy who disappears into the hills - something about him haunts Ivorie.

    Linda says: "Do not give up on this book!"
    "Very enjoyable!"
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    This was a sweet story that just made you think about how easy adoption used to be and that if that child was in need of a family today, he would have been caught up in a system for years--and what a toll that would have been for his little mind. It makes you want to help a child like the woman did w/o question-so lovingly. I highly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • While Beauty Slept

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Blackwell
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (182)

    I am not the sort of person about whom stories are told.And so begins Elise Dalriss's story. When she hears her great-granddaughter recount a minstrel's tale about a beautiful princess asleep in a tower, it pushes open a door to the past, a door Elise has long kept locked. For Elise was the companion to the real princess who slumbered-and she is the only one left who knows what actually happened so many years ago. Her story unveils a labyrinth where secrets connect to an inconceivable evil. As only Elise understands all too well, the truth is no fairy tale...

    Yoshi Yoshitani says: "A Great Fairytale Revamp! Very Very Dark"
    "I haven't even finished it yet but wanted to say.."
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    I love the story and the reader is wonderful!!!!! I am glued and can't wait to finish. But then it will be over and then what? I highly recommend this book!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christmas on Mimosa Lane: A Seasons of the Heart Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Anna DeStefano
    • Narrated By Janet Metzger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (64)

    A childhood on the streets taught Mallory Phillips to never trust love again. Years later, she longs for a peaceful existence and a community to call home, only she can’t quite settle into the picturesque, cozy world around her. When Polly Lombard sneaks into Mallory’s house to look at her Christmas tree, Mallory connects with Polly and Polly’s grieving father in wondrous ways, helping them heal. But when Mallory’s past returns to haunt her, will she trust her new family to be there for her?

    Maria says: "A Change of Heart!"
    "Boring :/"
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    The story just didn't hold my attention and I couldn't finish it. The reader was flat.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art Forger

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By B. A. Shapiro
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1103)
    Performance
    (960)
    Story
    (961)

    Making a living reproducing famous artworks for a popular online retailer and desperate to improve her situation, Claire is lured into a Faustian bargain with Aiden Markel, a powerful gallery owner. She agrees to forge a painting - a Degas masterpiece stolen from the Gardner Museum - in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery. But when that very same long-missing Degas painting is delivered to Claire's studio, she begins to suspect that it may itself be a forgery. Her desperate search for the truth leads Claire into a labyrinth of deceit where secrets hidden since the late 19th century may be the only evidence that can now save her life.

    Cynthia says: "The Art Forger"
    "Very good and interesting"
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    The story held my attention from the get go. I found the details of how to make a painting seem the real thing very interesting even for one who knows nothing about art. The reader was good with the female parts, but with all the men she gave too breathy/sexy/icky at times tone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl on the Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25218)
    Performance
    (20959)
    Story
    (20944)

    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

    L. O. Pardue says: ""Rear Window" Meets "Gone Girl""
    "Good time with this!"
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    The story was intriguing and the readers were wonderful. I highly recommend this mystery. They are likening this to Gone Girl which I only saw the movie but it is similar.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Harry Bernstein
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (92)

    This enchanting true story, written when the author was 93, is a moving tale of working-class life, the social divide, and forbidden love on the eve of the first World War. The narrow street on which Harry grew up appeared identical to countless other working-class English neighborhoods, except for the invisible wall that ran down the center of the street, dividing the Jewish families on one side from the Christians on the other.

    Sara says: "A Powerful Tale"
    "wonderful!"
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    You will not be disappointed with this one! The narrator was great. The characters were well developed and interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Invention of Wings: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8607)
    Performance
    (7737)
    Story
    (7744)

    From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

    Jan says: "Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!"
    "Very interesting read!"
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    I loved the 2 character perspective in the telling of the story. Another good one from S M KIdd!!! She does not disappoint!!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Peter Allison
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
    Overall
    (485)
    Performance
    (434)
    Story
    (426)

    Whatever You Do, Don't Run is a hilarious collection of true tales from top ­safari guide Peter Allison. In a place where the wrong behavior could get you eaten, Allison has survived face-to-face encounters with big cats, angry ­elephants, and the world's most unpredictable animals: herds of untamed tourists and foolhardy guides whose outrageous antics sometimes make them even more dangerous than a pride of hungry lions!

    D. says: "Drivers May Laugh Too Hard to Drive!"
    "Loved it!!!"
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    I loved the interesting and amusing stories of the author's escapades in Botswana. I learned a lot of interesting animal facts that I shared with my students as we studied Africa. Highly highly recommend!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Fannie Flagg
    • Narrated By Fannie Flagg
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (858)
    Performance
    (771)
    Story
    (765)

    Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother's past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.

    MissSusie66 says: "New favorite!"
    "Enjoyed this book!"
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    The story and characters were so interesting and Fannie did a wonderful job reading!!! I highly recommend!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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