LISTENER

GMa Kitty

Beaumont, CA
  • 3
  • reviews
  • 19
  • helpful votes
  • 6
  • ratings
  • Plantation

  • A Lowcountry Tale
  • By: Dorothea Benton Frank
  • Narrated by: Susie Breck
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110

When Caroline Wimbley Levine learns that her mother, Miss Lavinia, has supposedly gone mad, she leaves the big city bustle of Manhattan and returns to Tall Pines Plantation. Caroline originally left Tall Pines to escape her feisty, eccentric mother and her drunken brother, Trip. When Miss Lavinia dies, Caroline is forced to come to terms with her family's troubled history as well as her failing relationship with her husband.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's okay

  • By Pamela on 01-04-09

Abridged

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

Reviewed: 03-23-17

I loved this book. But somehow got the abridged version. Since I needed for a book club discussion I had to buy another whole book from Amazon. Make sure you're okay with abridged. I found I missed a lot.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Passenger

  • By: Lisa Lutz
  • Narrated by: Madeleine Maby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,225
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,118

Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband's body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It's not the first time. She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitive's eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya-now-Amelia accepts. An uneasy - and dangerous - alliance is born.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Message to narrator

  • By Jodi on 03-20-16

Twisted but very interesting

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

Reviewed: 03-14-16

Wished I had the book edition instead of audible while I was listening. So many times I wanted to go back to an earlier time to check something that would help clear something up. When I was done with the book, it all came together and I realized '"going back" would not have helped. I really liked the main character. A little bad and a lot of good.
Also, it was hard to listen to because of the reader. She spoke very slow for many of the characters. Sometimes they almost sounded ignorant. Then in the end she changed her 'friend' Blue's accent to a southerner. Couldn't figure that one out. A really great story though. Couldn't stop 'reading' it once I started.

16 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • The Elephant Whisperer

  • My Life with the Herd in the African Wild
  • By: Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,916
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,528

>When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story, beautifully written

  • By Tango on 01-12-13

Book club choice

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

Reviewed: 02-06-16

Any additional comments?

Sometimes I don't really like the books our book club chooses for the month, but this was fabulous all around. So enriching, so exciting and the reader was good for this book. I laughed and cried and bothered people by telling them over and over to read or listen to this book. Wonderful!