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  • The Other Typist

  • By: Suzanne Rindell
  • Narrated by: Gretchen Mol
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 382
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 337

Rose Baker seals men’s fates. With a few strokes of the keys that sit before her, she can send a person away for life in prison. A typist in a New York City Police Department precinct, Rose is like a high priestess. Confessions are her job. It is 1923, and while she may hear every detail about shootings, knifings, and murders, as soon as she leaves the interrogation room she is once again the weaker sex, best suited for filing and making coffee. This is a new era for women, and New York is a confusing place for Rose. Gone are the Victorian standards of what is acceptable. All around her women bob their hair, they smoke, they go to speakeasies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gretchen Mol Brings Something Special

  • By Pam on 05-28-14

Confusing, unsatisfying ending

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

Reviewed: 12-08-15

I enjoyed this book. Gretchen Mol's was very flat except when she spoke as characters other than the narrator. The ending was very disappointing. I would have liked a definitive answer to who was who. Was Rose all three characters, Genevra, Odialie and Rose.
I think it's unfair for the author to lead us through a story that had no conclusion.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes

  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,370

In 1977, pregnant Genevieve Russell disappeared. Twenty years later, her remains are discovered and Timothy Gleason is charged with murder. But there is no sign of the unborn child. CeeCee Wilkes knows how Genevieve Russell died, because she was there. And she also knows what happened to the missing infant, because two decades ago she made the devastating choice to raise the baby as her own. Now Timothy Gleason is facing the death penalty, and she has another choice to make: tell the truth, and destroy her family, or let an innocent man die in order to protect a lifetime of lies....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More! More! More!

  • By Simone on 11-22-13

Good listen

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

Reviewed: 11-04-15

I really enjoyed this book. It's a "page turner". The author writes a good story.

  • The Silent Sister

  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,688
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,748
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,733

In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I can't think of anything more predictable...

  • By Carol-Ann on 04-09-15

Good story.

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

This is the first book I've listened to by the author. It was a good story with a mystery that kept me guessing. I liked the reader, but she had a nasal quality that bothered me. I plan to get more books by this author.

  • Georgia Bottoms

  • A Novel
  • By: Mark Childress
  • Narrated by: Debra Monk
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 95

A best-selling author of books for adults and children, Mark Childress pens his most outrageous work yet with Georgia Bottoms. The titular heroine is the epitome of the church-going Southern belle, except for one teeny-tiny aspect of her life. Georgia’s family inheritance has long since evaporated, and to maintain her genteel lifestyle, Miss Bottoms has taken six affluent lovers—the fly in the ointment being that one is a married preacher who’s about to reveal their infidelity to the whole congregation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Listen

  • By Sue on 04-08-11

A fun "listen"

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

Reviewed: 02-25-13

This was an interesting and fun book. The reader did an excellent job.
I have recommended it to friends.