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Michelle Barrows

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  • The Collaboration: Hollywood's Pact with Hitler

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Ben Urwand
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    To continue doing business in Germany, Hollywood studios agreed not to make films attacking Nazis or condemning persecution of Jews. Ben Urwand reveals this collaboration and the cast of characters it drew in, ranging from Goebbels to Louis B. Mayer. At the center was Hitler himself - obsessed with movies and their power to shape public opinion.

    M. S. Cohen says: "Making mountains out of molehills"
    "I book I recommend"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it's fascinating. I've told friends, my parents and my film history professor about it.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lord of Scoundrels

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Loretta Chase
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (634)
    Performance
    (586)
    Story
    (585)

    Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain, is big, bad, and dangerous to know. No respectable woman would have anything to do with the "Bane and Blight of the Ballisters", and he wants nothing to do with respectable women. He's determined to continue doing what he does best - sin and sin again - and all's going swimmingly…until the day a shop door opens and she walks in.

    Marcheta says: "Witty dialogue highlights battle between the sexes"
    "Almost Perfect"
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    What did you love best about Lord of Scoundrels?

    I like the story and the slow romance. People fall in love too quickly in novels but not this one.


    Which character – as performed by Kate Reading – was your favorite?

    I liked Dane and Jess. I hated Bertie Trent, it was horrible and I cringed every time. Without that it would have been a perfect performance.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, but it made me listen again.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Therese Anne Fowler
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (401)
    Performance
    (356)
    Story
    (356)

    Picture a late-May morning in 1918, a time when Montgomery wore her prettiest spring dress and finest floral perfume - same as I would wear that evening.... Thus begins the story of beautiful, reckless, 17-year-old Zelda Sayre on the day she meets Lieutenant Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald at a country club dance. Fitzgerald isn’t rich or settled; no one knows his people; and he wants, of all things, to be a writer in New York. No matter how wildly in love they may be, Zelda’s father firmly opposes the match....

    L.W. says: "Great! From the first page to the last....."
    "A Sad Story"
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    Any additional comments?

    I knew it wouldn't end well but still I had hoped. Aside from that I loved the fact that it was essentially a well researched biography wrapped in a novel. Very clever and entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pride and Prejudice

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Margarite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen was first published in 1813. The story follows Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, moral rightness, education and marriage in her aristocratic society of early 19th century England. Elizabeth is the second eldest of five daughters of a country gentleman living in the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, not far from London.

    Y. says: ""Pride and Prejudices""
    "Finally!"
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    Any additional comments?

    I've begun reading this book many many times but I just couldn't stay focused on it. The audio was perfect. I could listen as I crocheted keeping both my hands and my mind occupied.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • How to Create the Perfect Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Wendy Moore
    • Narrated By Angele Masters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Thomas Day, an 18th-century British writer and radical, knew exactly the sort of woman he wanted to marry. Pure and virginal like an English country maid yet tough and hardy like a Spartan heroine, she would live with him in an isolated cottage, completely subservient to his whims. But after being rejected by a number of spirited young women, Day concluded that the perfect partner he envisioned simply did not exist in frivolous, fashion-obsessed Georgian society. Rather than conceding defeat and giving up his search for the woman of his dreams, however, Day set out to create her.

    Michelle Barrows says: "Is It Bad I Enjoyed This?"
    "Is It Bad I Enjoyed This?"
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    Any additional comments?

    I hate to say I really liked a book that involved abduction and child abuse but I did. It's a fascinating true story of a failed idea. An idea that while morally wrong was still quite interesting. Filled with historical figures I recognize it added a sort of reality to what would otherwise have been hard to believe. It is clear that the author spent quite a lot of time doing intensive research and digging and it shows and makes this all the better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Man: This Man Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jodi Ellen Malpas
    • Narrated By Edita Brychta
    Overall
    (780)
    Performance
    (727)
    Story
    (732)

    Young interior designer Ava O'Shea has no idea what awaits her at the Manor. A run-of-the-mill consultation with a stodgy country gent seems likely, but what Ava finds instead is Jesse Ward - a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, pleasure-seeking playboy who knows no boundaries. Ava doesn't want to be attracted to this man, and yet she can't control the overwhelming desire that he stirs in her. She knows that her heart will never survive him and her instinct is telling her to run, but Jesse is not willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her.

    Katheryne says: "Wash. Rinse. Repeat."
    "Entertaining Train Wreck"
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    You know when you see/hear something that drives you crazy and you want it to stop but you can't turn it off and walk away? That's this book. I was hooked quickly and couldn't leave even though the characters were unrealistic and borderline crazy. It made me want to get a psychology degree and then jump inside their world to teach them about a little thing called communication. Maybe when a man says "you're mine" you should ask him what he means by that. And maybe rather than telling a girl "you're not allowed to leave" you should tell her that she is important to you and you would rather she stay. They are a mess but, like bad reality television, I can't look away even though I want to wring their necks.

    I must admit, I'll download the next book, right after I watch Dance Moms.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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