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Sherry L. Wright

Flower Mound, TX United States | Member Since 2014

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  • 58 reviews
  • 380 ratings
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  • 80 purchased in 2015
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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
    (876)
    Performance
    (331)
    Story
    (330)

    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
  • Secrets She Left Behind

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Diane Chamberlain
    • Narrated By Abby Craden, Kris Koscheski
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (34)

    Reintegration into the outside world proves difficult for Maggie, even beyond dealing with Keith and her guilt. Somehow the two must find a way to overcome the past because Maggie and her family may be all Keith has left.

    Amazon Customer says: "A really great book!"
    "Love to Be Intrigued All the Way to the End"
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    This writer does something that I find lacking in most books, movies, shows. . . she lets good people die. She is able to keep a secret regarding "who done it" all the way to the end and weave the plot together in a way that looking at the whole "makes sense". Granted - there are a few places that were somewhat implausible for me - I'll not point any of it out and you can judge for yourself; I do recommend this book as an intriguing read all the way to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Moon: A Robert Payne Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Ed Gorman
    • Narrated By Mark Douglas Nelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (87)

    Former FBI agent and psychological profiler Robert Payne is on the trail of a serial killer. A 12 year old girl has been murdered and mutilated, and the detective assigned to the case wound up dead. Now Nora Conners, the girl's wealthy mother, has hired Payne to solve the murder and bring closure. After narrowing his search to three men, a televangelist, a honey salesman, and an art teacher, all living in the small Iowa town of New Hope, Payne begins to narrow the field, posing as a journalist.

    Sarah says: "A good writer, a great narrator, but. . ."
    "Sick content - bad narration"
    Overall
    Performance
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    The reader leaves MUCH to be desired... and as some have pointed out some of the material is extremely disturbing, in this case I feel having had the narration so droll it made it a little less disgusting to "hear" not less disgusting as context. you may feel it's jumping all over the place and really it is... it SOMEWHAT comes together in the end. I don't recommend on any level.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Cool Breeze on the Underground

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Don Winslow
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (616)
    Performance
    (473)
    Story
    (470)

    Neal Carey is not your usual private eye. A graduate student at Columbia University, he grew up on the streets of New York, usually on the wrong side of the law. Then he met a P.I. who introduced him to the Bank, an exclusive institution with a sideline in keeping its wealthy clients happy and out of trouble. They pay Neal's college tuition, and Neal gets an education that can't be found in any textbook, from learning how to trail a suspect to mastering the proper way to search a room. Now it's payback time.

    mindusq says: "Joe Barrett reading Don Winslow = joy squared"
    "pretty good"
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    This author has a good premise for a great book, unfortunatly I'm afraid too much was left unsaid. The finished story left entirely too much undone, too many unanswered questions. Also, trying to cram so much in left me too confused on some of the who's who whole listening; I'm a seasoned listener for years now and can usually follow along, not so much on this one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Freeman

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Leonard Pitts
    • Narrated By Sean Crisden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (250)
    Performance
    (228)
    Story
    (225)

    Freeman, the new novel by Leonard Pitts, Jr., takes place in the first few months following the Confederate surrender and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Upon learning of Lee's surrender, Sam - a runaway slave who once worked for the Union Army - decides to leave his safe haven in Philadelphia and set out on foot to return to the war-torn South. What compels him on this almost-suicidal course is the desire to find his wife, the mother of his only child, whom he and their son left behind 15 years earlier on the Mississippi farm to which they all "belonged".

    B.J. says: "Beware of spoilers in other reviews."
    "Hard and Scary"
    Overall
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    This is a phenomenal book, an unflinching reminiscence of life for newly freed slaves, starting with President Lincoln being killed. I say "hard" because it's just so hard for me to believe some/so many "humans" can be so heartless, so disillusioned to the point of feeling entitled and no remorse while taking part in the absolutely unspeakable atrocities set upon these people. I say "scared" because I'm not sure that we couldn't easily turn back to this sort of behavior given the right circumstances, i.e. war, phammon, etc. The narrator is very good and does a fine job with the book - adds rather than distracts from the book. Great job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unspeakable

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Kevin O'Brien
    • Narrated By Todd Haberkorn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (139)

    A family of four murdered in their hotel room. A single mother and her boyfriend both stabbed to death. A sordid history of violent crimes, repeated over and over - but decades apart. Olivia Barker is a therapist with no connection to the murders. But she has heard things. Stories that keep her up at night. Details that only a killer would know. A killer who could be one of her patients…Olivia has no proof for her suspicions. But as the body count rises, so do her fears. A rock is thrown through her window, her car tires are slashed, a chilling message is scrawled on her bathroom mirror.

    Sandy says: "I loved this book and narrator!"
    "O.... M.... G...."
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    I'm sure there are quite a few of you out there that saw that "Title" to this review and thought "oh my god, I can't believe she just used that here." Well.... MADE YA LOOK :)
    My first experience with anything by Mr. Kevin O'Brien and I'm seriously still shaken. Wow, does this man know how to keep you on the edge of your seat. He does not hold back in this book, well... maybe a little in a few places but for those I was very thankful. I was very easily sucked right into the story, cared very much about the characters, cringed as some got killed off (no spoilers here - you already know people die just not who...)
    The narration is superb - I highly recommend this book if you can stand the suspense. My one and only caveat - there are a few moments I felt like I was sitting at one of those "Friday the 13th or Freddie Kruger" type movies - thinking to myself "NO! DON'T go IN THERE! Are you CRAZY!!" A few implausible moments like that but I was able to still enjoy the book very much - now going to get another and get ready for some more anxious moments!
    p.s. You may or may not notice how much I love my Audible, been listening for over 12 years and go through two or three books a week... I can't possibly write reviews on all of them but those that really stand out - I like to share.
    p.s.s. I don't watch those types of movies mentioned above - I can read suspense and thrillers and scary - just can't watch it! But I know from the commercials they crazy for going into some of those scary places :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Best Kept Secret: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Amy Hatvany
    • Narrated By Joy Osmanski
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (71)

    Cadence didn't sit down one night and decide that downing two bottles of wine was a brilliant idea. Her drinking snuck up on her - as a way to sleep, to help her relax after a long day, to relieve some of the stress of the painful divorce that's left her struggling to make ends meet with her five-year-old son Charlie. It wasn't always like this. Just a few years ago, Cadence seemed to have it all - a successful husband, an adorable son, and a promising career as a freelance journalist.

    Tina Garcia says: "amazing book!"
    "Talking Out Loud to the Characters...."
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    There are not many books that have affected me to the point of actually talking out loud to them - encouraging them, warning them, cheering them..... but this one did and all of the above.... You already get that it's about her loss of control regarding her alcohol intake - what you don't get is how she gets to that point and how easily it can be any one of us or anyone of the people we know/love. I've already recommended this book to some of my friends that are sponsors in AA - I feel it really can send a positive message for some folks that may not be able to catch on to the AA philosophy right away. This is NOT a preachy book, this is not a hidden agenda book... it's a well researched book about a tough subject. I highly recommend and will most likely read it again.

    5 of 6 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
    (46)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (43)

    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
    (3833)
    Performance
    (3405)
    Story
    (3398)

    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.

    Jan says: "Pickiest Reader Would Be Willing to Give 6 Stars"
    "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
    (1337)
    Performance
    (804)
    Story
    (812)

    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"
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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
    (524)
    Performance
    (292)
    Story
    (297)

    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.....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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