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Suzanne Harvie

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  • At the Water's Edge

  • A Novel
  • By: Sara Gruen
  • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,319
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,184
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,194

After disgracing themselves at a high society New Year's Eve party in Philadelphia in 1944, Madeline Hyde and her husband, Ellis, are cut off financially by his father, a former army colonel who is already ashamed of his son’s inability to serve in the war. Ellis and his best friend, Hank, decide that the only way to regain the colonel's favor is to succeed where the colonel very publicly failed - by hunting down the famous Loch Ness monster.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Julie Angles on 04-20-15

This cannot be the same author who wrote Water for elephants !!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-15

Low brow romance novel. Where did the sophisticated writing go? Suggestion: Don't waste your credit!

  • The Secret Keeper

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,267
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,292

England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kate Morton (and Caroline Lee) does it again!

  • By Maria on 10-20-12

Too long by half...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-15-13

What would have made The Secret Keeper better?

Although I hate to criticize authors, I noticed that I kept wondering if the author would please come to the point... many times! I appreciate all of the research done for this book, and it was an interesting story, but
W A Y T O O L O N G.

  • The American Heiress

  • A Novel
  • By: Daisy Goodwin
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,562
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,339
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,334

Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the 20th century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts', suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book!

  • By Maria on 06-27-11

Fluff

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-11

When you feel the need for something light...... true, I did find myself thinking, Am I really listening to this, but it was just what I needed at the time. Let it roll over you....... and then move on to more serious listening.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 1861: The Civil War Awakening

  • By: Adam Goodheart
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 18 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 947
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 743
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 747

As the United States marks the 150th anniversary of our defining national drama, 1861 presents a gripping and original account of how the Civil War began. 1861 is an epic of courage and heroism beyond the battlefields. Early in that fateful year, a second American revolution unfolded, inspiring a new generation to reject their parents' faith in compromise and appeasement, to do the unthinkable in the name of an ideal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By Sol on 07-01-11

OK...... not great....

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-11

This book does give (lots) of background info to the start of the war....... But the narrator needs a lesson on pronunciation...... Some of the words made me cringe..

6 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Her Fearful Symmetry

  • A Novel
  • By: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 454

When Elspeth Noblin dies of cancer, she leaves her London apartment to her twin nieces, Julia and Valentina. These two American girls never met their English aunt; they only knew that their mother, too, was a twin, and Elspeth her sister. Julia and Valentina are semi-normal American teenagers - with seemingly little interest in college, finding jobs, or anything outside their cozy home in the suburbs of Chicago, and with an abnormally intense attachment to one another.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What a waste

  • By Shel on 10-28-09

Could have great....

Overall
out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-09

but it just turned out WEIRD!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Memory Keeper's Daughter

  • By: Kim Edwards
  • Narrated by: Martha Plimpton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 64

On a winter night in 1964, Dr. David Henry is forced by a blizzard to deliver his own twins. His son, born first, is perfectly healthy. Yet when his daughter is born, he sees immediately that she has Down's Syndrome. Rationalizing it as a need to protect Norah, his wife, he makes a split-second decision that will alter all of their lives forever. He asks his nurse to take the baby away to an institution and never to reveal the secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Martha's awesome

  • By jennifer on 09-08-13

Suzanne

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-06

This was the worst! The story is trite, the writing is third rate and the narrator's voice is annoying. I'm really forcing myself to finish this book. Don't waist your credit...

  • A Wedding in December

  • A Novel
  • By: Anita Shreve
  • Narrated by: Linda Emond
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34

At an inn in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, seven former schoolmates gather for a wedding. Nora, the owner of the inn, has recently had to reinvent her life following the death of her husband. Avery, who still hears echoes from a horrific event at Kidd Academy 26 years ago, has made a life for himself in Toronto with his wife and two sons.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A Story Without Substance

  • By Judith on 10-31-05

The Big Chill All Over Again

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-05

This didn't live up to expectations. Shreve is capable of much better. The characters aren't well developed, and the story within a story doesn't work well. Don't waste your book credit.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Tale of Two Cities

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Ian Richardson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

After 18 years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the aging Dr. Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • tremendous narration-- dickens words come alive

  • By VR on 09-22-05

Skip the Abridged Version

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-05

This left me cold. I should have followed another's advice and listened to the unabridged version of this classic. I fear in cutting out so much of Dickens' work, the story line and flow suffered.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • I Am Charlotte Simmons

  • By: Tom Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 31 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 296

Dupont University: the Olympian halls of learning housing the cream of America's youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with tradition....Or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, a sheltered freshman from North Carolina, who has come here on full scholarship. But Charlotte soon learns, to her mounting dismay, that for the upper-crust coeds of Dupont, sex, Cool, and kegs trump academic achievement every time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Decadence through the eyes of a ?good girl?

  • By Eric on 11-18-04

Not sure yet...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-04

I've only heard 4 hours so far, and I'm sure that at least one hour is the word f**k or some derivitive! The sex is already legendary,but the gross scatalogical humor...Can this really be current campus life? I'm keeping at it so that I'll know what to expect when my 12 year old daughter goes off to college.

  • Pompeii

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Harris
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,586
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 635

All along the Mediterranean coast, the Roman Empire's richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas, enjoying the last days of summer. But the carefree lifestyle and gorgeous weather belie an impending cataclysm, and only one man is worried. The young engineer Marcus Attilius Primus has just taken charge of the Aqua Augusta, the enormous aqueduct that brings fresh water to a quarter of a million people in nine towns around the Bay of Naples. His predecessor has disappeared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brought my visit to Pompeii back to life

  • By Marty-Seattle on 12-11-03

Couldn't tolerate the narrator

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-29-04

I never really got into this book, and I think it was because of the narrator. From the beginning, I had a negative reaction to his voice. This has never happened to me before, and I have listened to many books. Also, while the research was thorough, the plot and characters were thin...

3 of 7 people found this review helpful