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Roberta

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  • Gilead

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Marilynne Robinson
    • Narrated By Tim Jerome
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (632)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (161)

    In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. Ames is the son of an Iowan preacher and the grandson of a minister who, as a young man in Maine, saw a vision of Christ bound in chains and came west to Kansas to fight for abolition: He "preached men into the Civil War", then, at age 50, became a chaplain in the Union Army, losing his right eye in battle.

    Jim says: "The wonder of retrospect"
    "A suprisingly good read!"
    Overall

    Gilead was the selection of the month for our book club and I had a preconceived notion that I would not like it. I can say now that I was wrong. It was a most enjoyable book and Tim Jerome did a wonderful job reading it. He was a very entertaing and believable Reverend John Ames. I would recommend this book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3916)
    Performance
    (3487)
    Story
    (3506)

    The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

    Daniel says: "History Made Interesting"
    "Killing Lincoln"
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    Performance
    Story
    Where does Killing Lincoln rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I thought the book itself was fine, but I wanted someone to shoot me before I finished listening to it. Why do so many authors feel the need to read their books? Usually the narration is awful and this is no exception. Just because you wrote it, doesn't mean you should read it. I felt like I was listening to one of Bill O'Reilly's commentaries from The O'Reilly Factor. He constantly mispronounces certain words and his pronunciation of George Atzerodt’s last name was different than I’ve ever heard before. I suppose if you're a fan of Bill O'Reilly, you will enjoy it... I didn’t think he shed any new light on the Lincoln assassination that hasn’t already been written about.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Garth Stein
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5811)
    Performance
    (3740)
    Story
    (3752)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you’ve ever loved a dog - or even patted a dog - this book, told from the perspective of man’s best friend, will tug at your heartstrings...and won’t let go until long after Welch performs the last word. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master.

    FanB14 says: "Artful Surprise"
    "The Art of Racing in the Rain"
    Overall

    What a great book! I'm not much of a dog person, but Enzo had me from the very beginning. This is such a great story of love, devotion, and doing the right thing. Listen and enjoy this book...you won't be sorry!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Virgin Blue

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated By Janine Carter, Gigi Marceau Clarke
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (30)

    Meet Ella Turner and Isabelle du Moulin, two women born centuries apart, yet bound by a fateful family legacy. When Ella and her husband move to a small town in France, Ella hopes to brush up on her French, qualify to practice as a midwife, and start a family, but a peculiar dream of the color blue propels her on a quest to uncover her family's French ancestry.

    Beth says: "excellent listening, mediocre story"
    "The Virgin Blaw"
    Overall

    The Virgin Blue was torture to get through. Ella Turner was a very dislikable character, made even more so by the narrator. I could not stand to listen to her voice. I did like the Isabelle character and her narrator. I would have preferred to have read an entire book about her and to have dumped that irritating Ella entirely. I felt the book was way too contrived...if this had been my first Tracy Chevalier book to read, I might not have read any others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Memory of Running

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ron McLarty
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2891)
    Performance
    (1079)
    Story
    (1073)

    In late 2003, in his column in Entertainment Weekly, Stephen King called The Memory of Running "the best novel you won't read this year." This glowing endorsement of the audiobook resulted in Ron McLarty receiving a $2 million two-book deal from Viking Penguin. Also, Warner Brothers has shelled out big bucks for the movie rights to The Memory of Running, for which McLarty will write the script.

    Neal says: "Funny and Fascinating, A Wonderful Book"
    "My Favorite Audio Book"
    Overall

    This is my favorite book to listen to! I guess it's a book that you either really love, or really hate. I've recommended it to several friends and they've all loved it. Ron McLarty did a super job narrating it...I caught myself laughing out (probably to the irritating of people around me). Give this book a listen, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Song Yet Sung

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By James McBride
    • Narrated By Leslie Uggams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    From the New York Times best-selling author of The Color of Water comes a powerful page-turner about a runaway slave and a determined slave catcher.

    Roberta says: "Spellbinding"
    "Spellbinding"
    Overall

    I couldn't stop listening to this book! Leslie Uggams does such a great job narrating, that I felt I was right there in the story. The music was a good choice also. I was a little disappointed in the way it ended, but all-in-all it is a thoughtful, well written and well read book.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Loving Frank

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Nancy Horan
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (690)
    Performance
    (271)
    Story
    (279)

    I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current. So writes Mamah Borthwick Cheney in her diary as she struggles to justify her clandestine love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright. Four years earlier, in 1903, Mamah and her husband, Edwin, had commissioned the renowned architect to design a new home for them.

    Eva Gannon says: "Fascinating"
    "Interesting Account of a Relationship"
    Overall

    This is a facinating account of a the "scandalous" affair between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwich Cheney. I couldn't help thinking how selfish Mamah was to leave her family for FLW and I don't understand how that really helped the women's movement, since she was supposed to have been a big feminist. The embarassment both of their families suffered was great as they were hounded by the press and snubbed by former friends, after the affair was brought to light in the newspapers. The story does drag in places and the narrator's voice drove me crazy at times, especially when she was speaking as FLW.

    I certainly would recommend resisting the urge to Google information about this couple as you will spoil the ending for yourself...I did and I regreted doing so.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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