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Elizabeth Petty

amarillo tx
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  • The Impossible Fortress

  • By: Jason Rekulak
  • Narrated by: Griffin Newman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 895
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837

The Impossible Fortress begins with a magazine. The year is 1987, and Playboy has just published scandalous photographs of Vanna White, from the popular TV game show Wheel of Fortune. For three teenage boys - Billy, Alf, and Clark - who are desperately uneducated in the ways of women, the magazine is somewhat of a Holy Grail: priceless beyond measure and impossible to attain. So, they hatch a plan to steal it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Touching story

  • By solomon d. on 05-31-17

Easy listen

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

I didn't expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. It was an easy listen that kept my attention. It wasn't as predictable as I thought it would be. A coming of age story set in the 80s, where the details were definitely nostalgic.

  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,314
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,161

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

pulls at the heart strings

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

This book captured me from the start. Beautifully written with two distinct voices represented. Sweet, sad, intense and heart wrenching. Fluid from beginning to end. I love historical fiction that makes you want to learn more.

The narration was very well done, all voices well represented. I will definitely be recommending this as a read or listen!

  • Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets

  • An Audible Original
  • By: John Woolf, Nick Baker
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,762
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,826
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10,780

On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder. Presented by Stephen Fry, this series delves deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality. The stories we’re told offer a different perspective on an era which underwent massive social change. As education, trade, technology and culture blossomed, why was there an undercurrent of the ‘forbidden’ festering beneath Victorian society? 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Please, have mercy and cut out the sound effects

  • By Areader on 11-29-18

entertaining!

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

This was a fun listen. More like a show. It reminded me of old radio shows sometimes, and a history channel show at others. Educational and entertaining.

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  • Once a Runner

  • By: John L. Parker Jr.
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 695
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518

Once a Runner captures the essence of what it means to be a competitive runner; to devote your entire existence to a single-minded pursuit of excellence. It has become one of the most beloved sports novels ever written. Originally self-published in 1978 and sold at road races out of the trunk of the author's car, reading the book became a rite of passage for many runners, and tattered copies were handed down like sacred texts from generation to generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbinding!

  • By Rick J. Mitchell on 03-28-10

disappointing

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

As a runner this book had been referred to many times in articles and what not I have come across. Very out of date for 2018, the female characters are dimwitted and at a total loss of understanding the love of running. I don't know if the book would read differently, but the narration was overdone.

  • Tangerine

  • By: Christine Mangan
  • Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik, Erin Mallon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 784
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 726
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 733

The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. After the accident at Bennington, the two friends - once inseparable roommates - haven't spoken in over a year. Lucy - always fearless and independent - helps Alice emerge from her flat and explore the country. But soon a familiar feeling starts to overtake Alice - she feels controlled and stifled by Lucy at every turn. Then Alice's husband, John, goes missing, and Alice starts to question everything around her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Goes downhill

  • By Karen on 03-31-18

intriguing

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

This was an interesting book. I enjoyed the characters and such clear descriptions of the locations. The ending was quite anticlimactic for me.

  • The Husband's Secret

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,263
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,809
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,821

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret - something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but a little too much hand-wringing

  • By Regina on 08-18-13

wonderful book!

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

I love how Liane Moriarty's books unfold. There is a lovely lilt to her writing. i love all the characters and the narration was so smooth. Highly recommend!

  • Less

  • By: Andrew Sean Greer
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,293
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,285

You are a failed novelist about to turn 50. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: Your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes - it would be too awkward - and you can't say no - it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. Question: How do you arrange to skip town? Answer: You accept them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Endearing, funny, but sometimes overly clever

  • By Lili on 07-30-17

A good meandering story

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

This was a good story, but for me, I had a bit of a hard time remembering who all the characters were for a while.

  • The Last Anniversary

  • By: Liane Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Heather Wilds
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,558
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,036
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,031

Sophie moves onto the island and begins a new life as part of an unconventional family, where it seems everyone has a secret. Grace, a beautiful young mother, is feverishly planning a shocking escape from her perfect life. Margie, a frumpy housewife, has made a pact with a stranger. And dreamy Aunt Rose wonders if maybe it's about time she started making her own decisions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Moriarty

  • By cristina on 08-05-14

easy relaxing listen.

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

Reviewed: 10-19-18

So many characters were thrown out there in the beginning I had a hard time following and feeling connected to the characters. But by the 2nd half of the book I followed easily. Not my favorite of Liane Moriarty's books, but I did enjoy the story.

  • The Woman in the Window

  • A Novel
  • By: A. J. Finn
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20,150
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18,537
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18,482

Anna Fox lives alone - a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times...and spying on her neighbors. Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, mother, their teenaged son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn't, her world begins to crumble. And its shocking secrets are laid bare.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • STAY AWAY!!!

  • By Susan Olson on 06-02-18

What a find

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

i listened because of a great discounters price, what a find! i really enjoyed this book, the narrator was wonderful.

  • Something in the Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,425
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27,330

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Give this a HARD PASS

  • By 3dewdrops on 06-27-18

surprising!

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

This was not my normal choice for a read. Suspense doesn't always interest me. About halfway through I was thinking it really wasn't my type of book. But so glad I finished! Really turned out to be great.

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