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  • Sisterland: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Curtis Sittenfeld
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (390)
    Performance
    (351)
    Story
    (351)

    From an early age, Kate and her identical twin sister, Violet, knew that they were unlike everyone else. Kate and Vi were born with peculiar "senses" - innate psychic abilities concerning future events and other people’s secrets. Though Vi embraced her visions, Kate did her best to hide them. Now, years later, their different paths have led them both back to their hometown of St. Louis. Vi has pursued an eccentric career as a psychic medium, while Kate, a devoted wife and mother, has settled down in the suburbs to raise her two young children. But when a minor earthquake hits in the middle of the night, the normal life Kate has always wished for begins to shift.

    Erica says: "Too many minor details and not enough story."
    "Better than I thought it would be"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Sisterland to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The twist - didn't see that coming!!


    What does Rebecca Lowman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her emotional attachment to the characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but not until the middle of the book - I was glued to my headphones!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl You Left Behind

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett, Penny Rawlins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (756)
    Performance
    (663)
    Story
    (654)

    France, 1916: Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War II, Edouard’s portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officer’s dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything - her family, her reputation, and her life - to see her husband again.

    FanB14 says: "Exquisite Portrait of Sophie and Liz"
    "JoJo Moyes is one of my new favorite authors."
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    Where does The Girl You Left Behind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is in my top 5! JoJo really know how to tell a great story. I love all her details and descriptions of everyday things in life.


    What other book might you compare The Girl You Left Behind to and why?

    Maybe the Storyteller by Jodi Piquot


    What does Clare Corbett and Penny Rawlins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They bring their lovely accents


    Any additional comments?

    I loved all the characters - But Mo was one of the best. I liked her self confidence and wit.

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

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Laura Lane McNeal
    • Narrated By January Lavoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (448)
    Performance
    (404)
    Story
    (403)

    When Ibby Bell's father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother Fannie and throws in her father's urn for good measure. Fannie's New Orleans house is like no place Ibby has ever been - and Fannie, who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum - is like no one she has ever met. Fortunately, Fannie's black cook, Queenie, and her smart-mouthed daughter, Dollbaby, take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets.

    Sudi says: "Tale of Old-New Orleans Well Paced"
    "Just ok - returned it"
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    Would you listen to Dollbaby again? Why?

    I would rather read the book. The narration of Ibby was really hard to listen to and turned me off the whole book. I think I will read the book instead.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dollbaby?

    Didn't get that far.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator did a good job on all the voices except Ibby


    If you could rename Dollbaby, what would you call it?

    Don't know


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Landline

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Rainbow Rowell
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (508)
    Performance
    (450)
    Story
    (455)

    Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply - but that almost seems beside the point now. Maybe that was always beside the point. Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her - Neal is always a little upset with Georgie - but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go without her.

    Judi says: "Its not Eleanor and Park or Fangirl but its good"
    "Just Ok"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Probably not. It started out good, but then lost steam, somewhat dragged


    Has Landline turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, not at all.


    What does Rebecca Lowman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I Love Rebecca Lowman, she is one of my favorite narrators. She brought emotion to the book.


    Was Landline worth the listening time?

    Yes


    1 of 1 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
    (1832)
    Performance
    (1615)
    Story
    (1618)

    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 great book by Jojo Moyes"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I really liked how they used 4 different narrators and the story was real, moving and had suspense.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hard one to pick, but probably Ed because he changed so much.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    emotion and comedy. When Ed portrayed Diana - it was hilarious!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed a lot. And it reminded me everyone goes through the same things, but in different ways.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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