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ciparliamo

Long Island

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  • Brava, Valentine: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Adriana Trigiani
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (101)
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    (103)

    Adriana Trigiani’s best-selling novels, called “dazzling”* and “tiramisu for the soul,” are beloved by millions of readers around the world. From the Big Stone Gap series to Lucia, Lucia, each is a sumptuous treat as Trigiani tells hilarious and romantic stories that we want to return to again and again.

    Taryn says: "You have to understand NY Italians"
    "Love the audible books"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it was well read and very clear...


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Loved it...and was glad it ended the way it did....


    Which scene was your favorite?

    no favorite...all were good


    If you could rename Brava, Valentine, what would you call it?

    N/A


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rose Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1912)
    Performance
    (1663)
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    (1692)

    Acclaimed author Susanna Kearsley's previous works have won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award, and finaled for both the UK Romantic Novel of the Year and the RITA awards.

    Eva Ward is a modern woman thrown back three centuries to 1715 - only to find that might be exactly where she belongs. There, she finds true love with Daniel Butler, but the discord surrounding Hanoverian King George plunges the lovers into a world of intrigue, treason, and romance.

    Angel Claire says: "Amazing story."
    "Enjoyable!"
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    I really enjoyed listening to this story. The reader was ok but sometimes it seems like she forgot to speak in the character she was suppose to be. That made for a little confusion. The story was a bit predictable and hokey....but it was worth my monthly credit!

    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
    (3700)
    Performance
    (3284)
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    (3278)

    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"
    "not finished reading yet"
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    So far story is interesting....The narrator of Alice is so annoying to me that I cant stand when it is her time to read. The speed of her voice is soooo slow and it isnt because of the speed I have my device....otherwise other readers are fine. I dont know if she narrates that slow because its the character of Alice or if its her. But wont choose another book if she is narrator...like fingernails on blackboard for me....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Winds of War

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3068)
    Performance
    (2605)
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    (2614)

    Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

    Robert says: "A Masterpiece"
    "Terrific!!"
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    a wonderful story....a wonderful author.....a wonderful narrator....do not hesitate to choose either this audible or THE WINDS OF WAR...you wont be sorry!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • War and Remembrance

    • UNABRIDGED (56 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (2146)
    Performance
    (1835)
    Story
    (1822)

    Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues here in War and Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

    aaron says: "What can I say that hasn't already been said??"
    "terrific!"
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    a wonderful story....a wonderful author.....a wonderful narrator....do not hesitate to choose either this audible or THE WINDS OF WAR...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Caine Mutiny

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (1104)
    Performance
    (967)
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    (968)

    Having inspired a classic film and Broadway play, The Caine Mutiny is Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life—and mutiny—on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater. It was immediately embraced upon its original publication as one of the first serious works of American fiction to grapple with the moral complexities and the human consequences of the Second World War. In the intervening half century, this gripping story has become a perennial favorite, selling millions throughout the world, and claiming the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

    James says: "Even Better than the Movie"
    "terrific!"
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    This is my third Herman Wouk book, the first and second being THE WINDS OF WAR and WAR AND REMEMBRANCE. The narrator in all three is wonderful...Im so glad that I used my credits for these books. You will not be disappointed....the only disappointment that I do have, is that the books ended....My husband actually got a kick out of my laughing while listening to THE CAINE MUTINY. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful....and the narrator, too...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Plus One: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Bower, Ben Elliot, Nicola Stanton, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1748)
    Performance
    (1546)
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    (1549)

    Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math-whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can't afford to pay for. That's Jess' life in a nutshell - until an unexpected knight-in-shining-armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess' knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages...maybe ever.

    Kathy says: "Sometimes I need a book that is just fun to read."
    "another Jojo winner!"
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    i havent finished listening to this yet....but almost done....it is so good. Ive laughed out loud in some spots....others Ive been sad...but always, always couldnt stop listening. My rule is to listen only when I do my walk so I have something to motivate me. But with this story I said the heck with that! The readers are great. I love most of Jojo Moyes books and this one is right up there on my list of favorites.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Katherine: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Anya Seton
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (414)
    Performance
    (343)
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    (344)

    Set in the vibrant 14th century of Chaucer and the Black Death, the classic romance Katherine features knights fighting in battle, serfs struggling in poverty, and the magnificent Plantagenets - Edward III, the Black Prince, and Richard II - who ruled despotically over a court rotten with intrigue. Within this era of danger and romance, John of Gaunt, the king's son, falls passionately in love with the already married Katherine.

    Patricia says: "Wonderful the 2nd time around, forty years later!"
    "Wonderful"
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    Ive read and reread this story since I was in high school back in the 60's....its a wonderful story albeit not entirely accurate....I dont think you will be disappointed...Anya Seton is a great author. I will be re-listening to this again and again, too....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Corsican Caper: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Peter Mayle
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (9)

    Billionaire Francis Reboul is taking in the view at his coastal estate, awaiting the arrival of vacationing friends Sam Levitt and Elena Morales, when he spies a massive yacht whose passengers seem a little too interested in his property. The yacht belongs to rapacious Russian tycoon Oleg Vronsky, who, for his own purposes, will stop at nothing to obtain Reboul's villa.

    ciparliamo says: "Typical Mayle!"
    "Typical Mayle!"
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    Good listening....very light...entertaining. Pretty much like Mayle's previous "Caper" story...I usually cant go wrong with Peter!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5411)
    Performance
    (2233)
    Story
    (2250)

    All children mythologize their birth... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's beloved collection of stories, long famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale. The enigmatic Winter has always kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she summons a biographer to tell the truth about her extraordinary life: Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth remains an ever-present pain.

    PA Law says: "Haunting and beautiful tale"
    "Had no idea what to expect"
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    I found it difficult to get into the story at first. It took a while. It is an interesting story...not my usual style...However, I did find myself engaged eventually and eager to find out what happened next....Not sure if I would bother reading any other works by this author though....A very entertaining fiction....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good: Mitford Years, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jan Karon
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    Overall
    (378)
    Performance
    (342)
    Story
    (348)

    After five hectic years of retirement from Lord's Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, from a so-called pleasure trip to the land of his Irish ancestors. While glad to be at home in Mitford, something is definitely missing: a pulpit. But when he's offered one, he decides he doesn't want it. Maybe he's lost his passion. His adopted son, Dooley, wrestles with his own passion - for the beautiful and gifted Lace Turner, and his vision to become a successful country vet.

    Sara says: "Mitford Changes With The Times"
    "Not impressed so far"
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    I have been a Mitford fan for years and have anxiously awaited each new book....Have read them all. This is my first audio. Maybe that is why I find this story annoyingly boring?? I havent finished listening to it yet, because I find it difficult....Im hoping I can finally get into it as I always enjoyed this author when I read the books....

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful

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