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  • Glitter and Glue

  • A Memoir
  • By: Kelly Corrigan
  • Narrated by: Kelly Corrigan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as "Your father’s the glitter but I’m the glue." This meant nothing to Kelly, who left childhood sure that her mom - with her inviolable commandments and proud stoicism - would be nothing more than background chatter for the rest of Kelly’s life, which she was carefully orienting toward adventure. After college, armed with a backpack, her personal mission statement, and a wad of traveler’s checks, she took off for Australia to see things and do things and Become Interesting. But it didn’t turn out the way she pictured it....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Funny and poinant; great for moms with older moms

  • By Kathy on 04-19-15

Mother

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

Reviewed: 04-13-17

A mother is everything in a family. Especially to girls. This was a great story of just what a mother means in a family. She is the heart and soul of a family. Loved it.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • A Novel
  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128,845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113,688
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113,538

Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Girl on The Train

  • By BookReader on 12-30-15

Great ending

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-16

Enjoyed the narrator very much.
I enjoyed the story.
Had trouble with going from character to character.
I don't think I would have finished the book if I had been reading on my own.
Great ending......