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Deborah L. Badt

Spotsylvania, Virginia
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  • Ruby

  • A Novel
  • By: Cynthia Bond
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Bond
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 999
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 875
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 872

Ephram Jennings has never forgotten the beautiful girl with the long braids running through the piney woods of Liberty, their small East Texas town. Young Ruby, “the kind of pretty it hurt to look at,” has suffered beyond imagining, so as soon as she can, she flees suffocating Liberty for the bright pull of 1950s New York. Ruby quickly winds her way into the ripe center of the city - the darkened piano bars and hidden alleyways of the Village - all the while hoping for a glimpse of the red hair and green eyes of her mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • disturbing yet beautiful

  • By Beth Anne on 07-06-14

Could not finish

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

Reviewed: 04-04-15

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I purchased this book without reading the reviews because it was an "Oprah" book. BIG mistake. Not only was it disturbing but the narrative was unbelievably weird. I will be much more careful in choosing books recommended by Oprah in the future

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Already Gone

  • By: John Rector
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 111

Jake Reese is a writing teacher at an American university. He lives in a small brick Tudor close to campus with his art-buyer wife, Diane. His life is quiet - ordinary even. And he likes it that way. But it wasn’t always quiet. Jake’s distant past was a life on the streets, inflicting damage and suffering on more people than he can count. And now someone from his past, it seems, has come looking for him.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My time is already gone!

  • By T.D. on 07-11-12

Most Clueless Main Character Ever

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

Reviewed: 09-04-13

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The plot had the potential to be a good story but was ruined by the fact that the main character was a complete idiot. He was totally dependent on every other character in the story to bail him out of his troubles. I kept waiting for the lightbulb to go on but it never did. Dissapointing.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful