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Wendy

Gwinn, MI, United States | Member Since 2014

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  • Warnings of Gales

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Annie Sanders
    • Narrated By Kim Hicks
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    Three women rent a holiday house in Cornwall for the summer. Each brings with her children, baggage (in every sense), and expectations, in this sparkling follow-up to Goodbye, Jimmy Choo. There's control freak Imogen; fluffy and easygoing Sophie; and Jo, a friend of Sophie's who was roped in at the last minute when the first choice of housemate pulled out. A sardonic East London GP, all she really wants to do is put her feet up. Can these three polar opposites ever get along?

    Holly Helscher says: "Tale of the Development of Female Friendships"
    "didnt grab my interest"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I normally like Annie Sanders, but this one just didn't get my attention. took to long to develope


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Pretty One: A Novel about Sisters

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Lucinda Rosenfeld
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    For nearly 40 years, the Hellinger sisters of Hastings-on-Hudson - namely, Imperia (Perri), Olympia (Pia), and Augusta (Gus) - have played the roles set down by their loving but domineering mother, Carol. Perri, a mother of three, rules her four-bedroom palace in Westchester with a velvet fist, managing to fold even fitted sheets into immaculate rectangles. Pia, a gorgeous and fashionable events coordinator at a museum on the Upper East Side, who became a single mother via sperm donation, still turns heads.

    Wendy says: "just couldnt get into it"
    "just couldnt get into it"
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    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Pretty One?

    i had high hopes but i just couldnt get into the book.


    Has The Pretty One turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no,


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    just kind of flat


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Pretty One?

    it was just two slow


    Any additional comments?

    none

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frankenstein, Book One: Prodigal Son

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Dean Koontz, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (1561)
    Performance
    (690)
    Story
    (699)

    The first in a mesmerizing four-book original series, Prodigal Son is a brilliant re-imagining and updating of the classic Frankenstein story that only Dean Koontz could conceive. Two hundred years old, the "monster", Deucalion, is a monster no more. Literate and intelligent, he arrives in modern-day New Orleans, where he will join forces with a street-smart police detective and her partner on the trail of a macabre serial killer.

    John D. Grote says: "CSI -Transylvania"
    "Didn't live up to Koontz"
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    What would have made Frankenstein, Book One: Prodigal Son better?

    Just couldn't get into it, I normally love dean koontz books. This one just wasn't the same for some reason


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dean Koontz and Kevin J. Anderson again?

    Yes


    How could the performance have been better?

    Meh


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sushi for Beginners

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Marian Keyes
    • Narrated By Juanita McMahon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (55)

    Lisa Edwards, top London magazine editor, has been fantasizing about promotion to New York. Instead, she's asked to launch a new women's magazine in Dublin. She thinks nothing could be worse - until she meets her new staff. They're friendly, helpful, and enthusiastic - in other words, they wouldn't last two minutes in London!

    Theresa says: "Not Up to Par for this Author"
    "Boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Sushi for Beginners?

    It just never went anywhere, I lessened to about half of it before I gave up.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something by dean koontz


    Would you be willing to try another one of Juanita McMahon’s performances?

    Maybe


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shady Palms

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Allen Dusk
    • Narrated By Rose Caraway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (405)
    Performance
    (364)
    Story
    (366)

    A sleazy motel, burrowed on the edge of town, is haunted by rumors of dead hookers found between mattresses and peep holes drilled through walls. When Special Agent Daniels targets the motel during an investigation, the nefarious owner, Sanjay, must scramble to conceal evidence of his own dark deeds. Just when he believes things can't get any worse, motel guests begin to vanish without a trace.

    PJPackwood says: "Okay."
    "not what i expected"
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    Would you try another book from Allen Dusk and/or Rose Caraway?

    too graphic, I don't care for the language, much to graphic detail regarding sex


    Would you ever listen to anything by Allen Dusk again?

    doubtful


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Rose Caraway?

    dunno


    What character would you cut from Shady Palms?

    all


    Any additional comments?

    just too graphic

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4738)
    Performance
    (2368)
    Story
    (2400)

    Heralded as an instant classic of fantasy literature, Maguire has written a wonderfully imaginative retelling of The Wizard of Oz told from the Wicked Witch's point of view. More than just a fairy tale for adults, Wicked is a meditation on the nature of good and evil.

    Kathleen says: "It's not easy being green"
    "To much politics"
    Overall
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    Would you try another book from Gregory Maguire and/or John McDonough?

    I don't know


    What was most disappointing about Gregory Maguire’s story?

    Too. Much sex, and politics


    What three words best describe John McDonough’s voice?

    I don't know


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Loved the play, not this book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • My Husband Next Door

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Catherine Alliott
    • Narrated By Alison Reid
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    When Ella married the handsome, celebrated artist Sebastian Montclair at just nineteen she was madly in love. Now, those blissful years of marriage have turned into the very definition of an unconventional set-up. Separated in every way but distance, Sebastian resides in an outhouse across the lawn from Ella's ramshackle farmhouse.

    Holly Helscher says: "No Real Tension"
    "boring"
    Overall
    Performance
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    it took much to long to develop. it couldn't keep my attention, I kept waiting for it to get better


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flat-Out Love

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jessica Park
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1085)
    Performance
    (992)
    Story
    (998)

    He was tall, at least six feet, with dirty blond hair that hung over his eyes. His T-shirt read Nietzsche Is My Homeboy. So, that was Matt. Who Julie Seagles likes. A lot. But there is also Finn. Who she flat out loves. Complicated? Awkward? Completely. But really, how was this freshly-minted Boston transplant and newbie college freshman supposed to know that she would end up living with the family of an old friend of her mother’s? This was all supposed to be temporary.

    Patricia says: "I Loved this book!"
    "cute story"
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    Where does Flat-Out Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    good narration, cute story, it is a bit predictable, but overall I enjoyed it and would recommend it


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By L. Frank Baum
    • Narrated By Anne Hathaway
    Overall
    (2601)
    Performance
    (2308)
    Story
    (2329)

    One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming The Dark Knight Rises, lent her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

    Thomas M Clifford says: "In Time for the Holiday.Give the GIFT of a STORY!"
    "Anne Hathaway does a wonderful job"
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    Where does The Wonderful Wizard of Oz rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    i just loved the narration, I listened on a trip and the time just flew by.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Instructions for Bringing Up Scarlett

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Annie Sanders
    • Narrated By Suzy Aitchison
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Alice is living the life she always dreamed of: no ties, no constraints and no worries. An intrepid travel writer, her life is one of carefree adventure, full of spa days, dinner parties and self-indulgence. Virginia finally has everything she ever wanted. The loving husband, the beautiful daughter and the successful career. Life hasn't always been easy, but she knows now that her family can weather any storm and come through it stronger.

    richard/sharon says: "Good Read"
    "didnt go anywhere"
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    Would you try another book from Annie Sanders and/or Suzy Aitchison?

    it was ok... but no real plot. i kept waiting for it to get better and it just didnt


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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