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  • Abby: Mail Order Bride

  • Unconventional Series, Book 1
  • By: Verna Clay
  • Narrated by: Amy Gramour
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

Brant Samson has fallen on hard times with the death of his beloved wife a year earlier from lung fever. Left with three children, he's desperate to find a mother for them. Ten year old Jenny does her best to care for two year old Ty, and fourteen year old Luke works the ranch with his father, losing himself in dime novels to ease the pain of his mother's death. Brant's options are limited since eligible women seldom pass through Two Rivers, much less settle in the small Texas town.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet -- Touching!

  • By Lady M on 06-29-13

Monotone narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-05-13

What did you like best about Abby: Mail Order Bride? What did you like least?

The story was great but I never got used to the narrator. I won't finish the series even though I really liked the story.
The narrator over enunciated each word and had little inflection in her voice.
Maybe a reader; not a listener.

What other book might you compare Abby: Mail Order Bride to and why?

none

What would have made this romance irresistible?

A great narrator

  • Liesl & Po

  • By: Lauren Oliver, Kei Acedera
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 490
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 444

Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice - until one night a ghost appears from the darkness. It is Po, who comes from the Other Side. Both Liesl and Po are lonely, but together they are less alone. That same night, an alchemist's apprentice, Will, bungles an important delivery. He accidentally switches a box containing the most powerful magic in the world with one containing something decidedly less remarkable. Will's mistake has tremendous consequences for Liesl and Po....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this charming story

  • By Natalie on 10-25-12

Engaging

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

Reviewed: 10-08-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Liesl & Po to be better than the print version?

I think the audio version would be better than the print version because of the narrator. I enjoyed the brogue.

Any additional comments?

I felt the book was enjoyable. It was a young person's suggested book, but I think anyone would enjoy reading it.

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