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Marian

Avid listener ! Sucker for romance and memoirs

La Palma, CA, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • 12 reviews
  • 12 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 51 purchased in 2014
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  • Leaving

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Karen Kingsbury
    • Narrated By Judy Young, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (123)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (91)

    The Bailey Flanigan series begins with Bailey leaving Bloomington for the adventure of a lifetime. She has won an audition for the ensemble of a Broadway musical in New York City. She's determined to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but is she really ready to leave family and friends for the loneliness of the city? And what of Cody? His disappearance has her worried about their future and praying that their love can survive.

    Pamela says: "Not for Me!"
    "BORING !! Struggling to finish ."
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    What would have made Leaving better?

    Add more spice to the story , remove the Baxter family


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    The seductive poison


    What three words best describe the narrators’s performance?

    Narrator is ok so far


    What character would you cut from Leaving?

    Baxter family , specially the little kid , forgot his name


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heaven Is Here: An Incredible Story of Hope, Triumph, and Everyday Joy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Stephanie Nielson
    • Narrated By Stephanie Nielson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    Stephanie Nielson began sharing her life in 2005 on nieniedialogues.com, drawing readers in with her warmth and candor. She quickly attracted a loyal following that was captivated by the upbeat mother happily raising her young children, madly in love with her husband, Christian (Mr. Nielson to her readers), and filled with gratitude for her blessed life.

    Chad says: "This book is incredible!"
    "Heartfelt ! Inspiringly beautiful ❤️"
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    Such an inspiring book!!! This is one of the best I have purchased . It worth a thousand credit ❤️ To the author -- I admire your courage and you're will . May god bless you and your family always . You are such an inspiration

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Don Van Ryn, Susie Van Ryn, Colleen Cerak, and others
    • Narrated By Lillian Thayer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    The story begins as Colleen and Newell Cerak first learn the doubtful, then shocking news that their daughter, buried five weeks earlier, is still alive. Forming a backdrop to the reunion are the faces of the Van Ryn family, strangers to the Ceraks, who are just coming to terms with the harsh reality that the girl whose bedside they have been posted at for five weeks is not their daughter after all - and that their own daughter, Laura, has already been buried under the name of Whitney Cerak.

    Amanda says: "Great book!"
    "Worth a credit !! One of my fave !!"
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    Love the story .. A heartwarming and touching story about family . I just find it odd that their own parents didn't recognize their own daughter ..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Inconceivable: A Medical Mistake, the Baby We Couldn't Keep, and Our Choice to Deliver the Ultimate Gift

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Carolyn Savage, Sean Savage
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell, Danny Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    A medical mistake during an IVF procedure.An unthinkable situation....you're pregnant with the wrong baby. You can terminate, but you can't keep him. What choice would you make?

    Karlesha Murrell says: "HEARTFELT!!!"
    "One of the best books I have listened !"
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    It's definitely worth my credit . I like to have more books like that ..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Picturing Perfect

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Melissa Brown
    • Narrated By Kate Reinders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    For twenty-two-year-old Hadley Foster, life has not always gone according to plan: Family tragedy and her abrupt split from her true love, Jason Kelly, during high school have left painful scars. However, she has picked up the pieces and moved on: She has been dating wealthy investment banker Tucker for six years, and her life is falling comfortably into place. But on a trip to Europe with her best friend, a series of unforeseen events turns her life upside down, and all of Hadley’s well-laid plans begin to fall apart.

    Marian says: "One of the best narrators !"
    "One of the best narrators !"
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    I bought this book bec of the narrator , the story wise is nothing so special , just an ordinary romance novels

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Saving Ceecee Honeycutt

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Beth Hoffman
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2586)
    Performance
    (1289)
    Story
    (1299)

    Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.

    Jeanne says: "A Wonderful Listen!"
    "So relaxing to listen too"
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    It's a beautiful book . I love all the characters . They are all funny witty cute ... Once u start listening you won't turn it off . More books from the author please

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected - A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kelle Hampton
    • Narrated By Kelle Hampton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    When Kelle Hampton's new daughter was placed in her arms in the delivery room, she knew instantly that something was wrong. As her friends and family celebrated, a terrified Kelle was certain that Nella had Down syndrome - a fear her pediatrician soon confirmed. Yet gradually Kelle embraced the realization that she had been chosen to experience an extraordinary and special gift. With lyrical prose and gorgeous photography, Bloom takes listeners on a wondrous journey through Nella's first year of life.

    Marian says: "The narrator talks too fast ,can hardly catch up"
    "The narrator talks too fast ,can hardly catch up"
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    It's a beautiful inspiring book , specially to those parents who's going through the same situation ..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tour de Force

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Elizabeth White
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Gillian Kincade is a rising New York ballet star. When Jacob Ferrar - artistic director of a small, regional company - casts Gilly in his compelling ballet, it seems like a match made in heaven. But unexpected challenges and career conflicts soon have the couple questioning whether they're truly following God's direction - or their own.

    Marian says: "zzzzzzzz feel asleep with this book"
    "zzzzzzzz feel asleep with this book"
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    Would you try another book from Elizabeth White and/or Sandra Burr?

    No !!! I only finished the book bec of Sandra burr, she's my favorite narrator .


    What could Elizabeth White have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    to add more spice to her story and don't make too many characters


    What about Sandra Burr’s performance did you like?

    She's my all time favorite narrator !!!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yeah , that god works in mysterious ways


    Any additional comments?

    Glad I already finished reading the book. It's a struggle !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Susannah Cahalan
    • Narrated By Heather Henderson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (993)
    Performance
    (887)
    Story
    (892)

    In 2009, Susannah Cahalan woke up in a strange hospital room strapped to a bed, under guard, and unable to move or speak. Her medical records - from a month-long hospital stay of which she had no memory - reported psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet, only weeks earlier she had been a healthy, ambitious twenty-four-year-old, six months into her first serious relationship and a sparkling career as a cub reporter

    Brian Quaranta says: "For those interested in neurology & psychology"
    "Only a physician would appreciate this book"
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    What would have made Brain on Fire better?

    Remove those too much medical terms


    What could Susannah Cahalan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Add a little spice


    What does Heather Henderson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    None


    What character would you cut from Brain on Fire?

    Doctors


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your ones on this book

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Finding Emma

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Steena Holmes
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (72)

    The last time Megan saw her youngest daughter, Emma, was on the little girl’s third birthday. Now, two years later, she sees her daughter’s face in every blonde girl she passes - at the grocery store, in car windows, at the doctor’s office. She is determined to find her daughter, but her commitment borders on obsession as she finds herself following these little girls who resemble her missing daughter. Her inability to move on after Emma’s kidnapping has distanced Megan from her friends and family.

    Amazon Customer says: "Overwrought Drama"
    "Beautiful family drama"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love the narrator, she did a good job . It's a good book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack and Dottie -- a typical old granny living in a farm house


    Which character – as performed by Natalie Ross – was your favorite?

    Dottie


    If you could rename Finding Emma, what would you call it?

    Stolen


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the People's Temple

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Deborah Layton
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Told by a former high-level member of the Peoples Temple and Jonestown survivor, Seductive Poison is the "truly unforgettable" (Kirkus Review) story of how one woman was seduced by one of the most notorious cults in recent memory and how she found her way back to sanity.

    Memyselfhjb says: "Madness Utter Madness"
    "One of the best books I have listened !"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Seductive Poison to be better than the print version?

    No


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Debbie of course


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she's trying to escape people's temple , so heart stopping !


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

    Definitely


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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