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Sherry L. Wright

Flower Mound, TX United States | Member Since 2003

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  • 52 reviews
  • 349 ratings
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  • 211 purchased in 2014
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  • Handle with Care

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Celeste Ciulla, Jessica Almasy, Jim Colby, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (815)
    Performance
    (284)
    Story
    (282)

    From mega-selling author Jodi Picoult comes an engrossing tale of medical morality and parental responsibility. Charlotte O'Keefe's daughter is born with osteogenesis imperfecta and will endure endless broken bones. Facing unthinkable medical costs, Charlotte considers a troubling solution. If she goes to court and says she would have terminated the pregnancy had she known of her daughter's condition, she might get enough money for a lifetime of medical expenses.

    Amy Augustine says: "Worth it"
    "Not This Time"
    Overall

    I did learn something and for that I'm grateful - BUT I just really didn't care for this JP book. There was too much of it that just didn't work for me - and yes, the ending was almost ridiculous. I'm not at all sure what she was trying to get across.... but it left me with a very bad feeling for this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Nick Trout
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    Dr. Cyrus Mills returns to his hometown after inheriting his father's failing veterinary practice. Cyrus intends to sell the practice and get out of town as fast as he can, but when his first patient - a down-on-her-luck golden retriever named Frieda Fuzzypaws - wags her way through the door, life suddenly gets complicated. Cyrus gets caught up in a new community and its endearing residents, both human and animal. Sensing he may have misjudged the past, he begins to realize it's not just his patients that need healing.

    Regina says: "Dogs good, people and plot lacking"
    "ENJOYED VERY MUCH!"
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    I was in need of something less daunting with some fun added in to lighten my drives - this book was perfect. I love good books about or with dogs/animals, however it also needs to be a good story to keep my attention. This is all of the above - I'm very much hoping Mr. Trout continues this series and I hope he gets # 3 out quickly! As soon as I finished this book I immediately went and used my very last credit to get #2 - sadly I just finished it and there is no # 3 at this point. So.... if you'd like a good book with some mystery, some romance, a lot of humor and some old town charm - along with dogs/animals - you'll like this book - go ahead,, enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leaving Time

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman, Abigail Revasch, Kathe Mazur, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1208)
    Performance
    (1112)
    Story
    (1118)

    Refusing to believe that she would be abandoned as a young child, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice's old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest.

    S. Csorna says: "Listen to this now!"
    "Phenomenal story - Speed up the Reader"
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    If like me you start listening to this book and all the while you are getting extremely aggravated at how the reader sounds like she's either drunk or some hard core downers.... just click up the speed to 1.25 and it's SO MUCH BETTER.....

    This book really caught me off guard.... so much so I kept thinking, did I miss something? Wait????... How could that be?? .... but in the end it all comes together perfectly.

    I highly recommend and I also encourage you to go check out the site for the Elephant Sanctuary in TN! Which reminds me.... Ms. Picoult, I didn't hear that you were donating any proceeds to the Sanctuary from the sales of this book ??? I'm hoping after being allowed to spend time on the refuge for the purpose of research for this book it would spur you on to "give back" ?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Firefly Lane: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Kristin Hannah
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1168)
    Performance
    (661)
    Story
    (668)

    Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the mainstay of their lives. For 30 years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship: jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they've survived it all, until a single act of betrayal tears them apart...and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test.

    Cherri says: "slow read"
    "Very Much Worth Your Time"
    Overall
    Performance
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    The story is good if somewhat tedious at times; honestly there were moments when I wondered "is this almost over?" That being said, I very much enjoyed the book - it just dragged a few parts out that I felt could have been shortened to keep the interest and flow moving. It did make me cry in the end and I'm always appreciative of any book that evokes real emotion from me (meaning, I'm really ""feeling"" the story/character(s) I have to say... I'm not sure if I missed it???? but I don't think so . . . Tully never does do one thing that I kept waiting for - kind of surprised by this. and "P.S. , you get a really worthwhile health pointer from the book - worth spreading the info to all....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mudbound

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Hillary Jordan
    • Narrated By Ezra Knight
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (483)
    Performance
    (255)
    Story
    (260)

    Hillary Jordan's mesmerizing debut novel won the Bellwether Prize for fiction. A powerful piece of Southern literature, Mudbound takes on prejudice in its myriad forms on a Mississippi Delta farm in 1946. City girl Laura McAllen attempts to raise her family despite questionable decisions made by her husband. Tensions continue to rise when her brother-in-law and the son of a family of sharecroppers both return from WWII as changed men bearing the scars of combat.

    Betty says: "May this South never rise again."
    "Been a Long Time"
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    It's been a very long time - maybe since I read (listened to) The Help - that a book has moved me in so many ways. Having said that, yes the book is based on the era and many of the atrocities as in The Help but in my opinion that's the only correlation (other than they're both fantastic books!)

    This book made me cringe, made me hold my breath, made me smile, made me cry, made me physically sick to my stomach - yes, literally. It brought up the hurt and shame I feel towards the white (or any other race) men/women of this mindset - not just back then but in my day and time as well. I'm a middle aged white woman in the South and I will admit that even to this day I run into people that think nothing of using the "N" word to refer to a black person?? I can not comprehend it and I do not condone it for one second.

    I highly recommend this book to one and all - but be prepared for the ugly truth of the matter; no it's not graphic at all - it's just the ugly truth of our not so distance past.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Mercedes: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5928)
    Performance
    (5528)
    Story
    (5529)

    In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes. Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

    Joyce says: "Love this style of King!!!"
    "Not Steven King"
    Overall
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    I'm not digging this one and should have paid better attention to some of the other revues that compared it to Dr. Sleep - I didn't like that one either :( This one is sounding much more like a James Lee Burke or a "wanna be" James Lee Burke, I actually like his stories more than this one - it's nothing like a thriller at all. Don't waste your time on it if you're looking for a good thriller - keep looking.

    boo

    8 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • The Woman He Loved Before

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Dorothy Koomson
    • Narrated By Adjoa Andoh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Libby has a nice life with a great job, a gorgeous husband, and a big home by the sea. But she's becoming more unsure of Jack's feelings for her - and if he is over the mysterious death of Eve, his first wife. When fate intervenes in their relationship, Libby decides to find out all she can about the man she hastily married and the seemingly perfect Eve. Eventually Libby stumbles across some startling truths about Eve. As she begins to unearth devastating secrets, Libby becomes frightened that she too will end up like the first woman Jack loved...

    Marva says: "A New Love Story: Chapter One"
    "Ingrossing!"
    Overall
    Performance
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    After reading the other book by this author that was new to me I immediatly looked for more here on Audible and found this book. I loved it as much as the other - I like that this auther chooses not to make things easy for her characters and just in life - things don't always end happy. Again, it has some hard subject matter and anyone adverse to drugs, violence, and just plain harsh living might not like it all that much - I however LOVED IT as much as the first one - sad Audible doesn't have all her books on here.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ice Cream Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Dorothy Koomson
    • Narrated By Robin Miles, Charlotte Parry, Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Best-selling author Dorothy Koomson's novels have been translated into 28 languages. In The Ice Cream Girls, 18-year-old Serena Gorringe and 16-year-old Poppy Carlisle were tried for the murder of their teacher - but only Poppy was convicted of the crime. Twenty years later, Poppy is released from prison - and she's determined to force Serena to admit her part in the killing.

    Tina says: "A little slow"
    "Great Book - Hard Content"
    Overall
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    This book has some very hard to hear subject matter and I must say some of it was a bit too over the top. For me, the girls having the caring families that they did but then coming home with a multitude of some pretty serious injuries just doesn't jive for me. However, that being said I can see where predatory and self righteous thugs could and would inflict such pains. For me the writing and story line were enough to keep me constantly engrossed, enough so that I've now gone and gotten her other book that Audible has to offer and I'm just as excited to listen to it - hoping it keeps my interest just as much as this one did. I can't help but be sad for one of the characters in this book - you'll know who by the end. Highly recommended if you can handle the context.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Watching You

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Michael Robotham
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (433)
    Performance
    (392)
    Story
    (392)

    Marnie Logan often feels like she's being watched: A warm breath on the back of her neck, or a shadow in the corner of her eye that vanishes when she turns her head. She has reason to be frightened. Her husband Daniel has inexplicably vanished, and the police have no leads in the case. Without proof of death or evidence of foul play, she can't access his bank accounts or his life insurance. Depressed and increasingly desperate, she seeks the help of clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin.

    bernadette says: "Wow!"
    "Who's Watching? Or ... Are they?"
    Overall
    Performance
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    One of the best mysteries I've listened to in a very, very long time. I'm now excited to listen to others by this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Potato Factory: The Australian Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3511)
    Performance
    (2508)
    Story
    (2513)

    Always leave a little salt on the bread. Ikey Solomon's favorite saying is also his way of doing business, and in the business of thieving he's very successful indeed. Ikey's partner in crime is his mistress, the forthright Mary Abacus, until misfortune befalls them. They are parted and each must make the harsh journey from thriving nineteenth century London to the convict settlement of Van Diemen's Land.

    karen says: "Best audiobook of the year!"
    "Can't Recommend Highly Enough"
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    I just finished book 2 and wrote a longer review - but for those that are considering this series but may hesitate given the length of each book - do yourself a favor, get this one and try it out.... if you hate it you can return it. I'm betting a good 98% of you will go on to be chomping at the bit for the next one and the next one and on and on. Having just finished 2 and sitting waiting for 3 to download to my Android - I'm having withdrawals already.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tommo and Hawk: The Australian Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2053)
    Performance
    (1407)
    Story
    (1409)

    Brutally kidnapped and separated in childhood, Tommo and Hawk are reunited at the age of 15 in Hobart Town. Together, they escape their troubled pasts and set off on a journey into manhood. From whale hunting in the Pacific to the Maori wars of New Zealand, from the Rocks in Sydney to the miners' riots at the goldfields, Tommo and Hawk must learn each other's strengths and weaknesses in order to survive.

    Angie says: "Brillant Narration"
    "Too Good"
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    I can't say enough good things about this series - I'm completely enthralled in the history, the story and the absolutely amazing writing - all from a person that didn't start until mid-fifties! I don't want to put the book(s) down and so far - as soon as I've finished one I'm ready to jump into the next, well... more than ready, which for me, after listening to such a long book using the same narrator I'm usually a little burnt out and ready to have a different voice in my head :) - Not this time, it's all so perfectly done and I'm loving it. Also, I find it interesting how the author has woven in some hints on characters from other's work from this time period in history - it's been fun and I'm ready for 3 to finish downloading to my Android. NOW!!! Hurry up please and thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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