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  • The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater

  • Essays on Crafting
  • By: Alanna Okun
  • Narrated by: Alanna Okun
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

People who craft know things. They know how to transform piles of yarn into sweaters and scarves. They know that some items, like woolen bikini tops, are better left unknit. They know that making a hat for a newborn baby isn't just about crafting something small but appreciating the beginnings of life, which sometimes helps make peace with the endings. They know that if you knit your boyfriend a sweater, your relationship will most likely be over before the last stitch.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By E. J. Butler on 03-21-18

Description and title are deceptive<br />

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

Reviewed: 03-30-18

This is the personal memoir of an uninteresting young woman with a few knitting references

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Woman Who Walked In Sunshine

  • By: Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926

Business is slow at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, so slow in fact that for the first time in her estimable career Precious Ramotswe has reluctantly agreed to take a holiday. The promise of a week of uninterrupted peace is short-lived, however, when she meets a young boy named Samuel, a troublemaker who is himself in some trouble. Once she learns more about Samuel's sad story, Mma Ramotswe feels compelled to step in and help him find his way out of a bad situation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The busiest vacation ever

  • By Pamela J on 01-15-16

very enjoyable series

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

Reviewed: 05-11-17

the entire series and the narrator are great! very entertaining. recommend to anyone, any age

  • Let Him Chase You: Dating Advice for Women Who Want Both Long-Lasting Love and Respect in Their Relationships with Men

  • By: L. Lynn Gilliard
  • Narrated by: L. Lynn Gilliard
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 401
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 331

Real, Practical Dating Advice for Women. Are you the pursuer or do you let men pursue YOU? The answer is the difference between you becoming a side toy for a man to play around with or a girlfriend with a title and eventually a woman who any man would be eager to call his wife. Many of us modern 21st century women have been taught that in order to get a guy we have to go out there and snag him, trick him, tag him and drag him home. But that doesn't work - at least not in the long run. Men are natural-born hunters. It's in their DNA. They won't always admit it, but they absolutely LOVE the chase. They want a woman who has the traits described in this audiobook. They want to be given the opportunity to earn a woman's love. This simple, easy-to-follow audiobook explains how you can shake off meaningless flings with men and start to attract men who are serious about you. You ARE deserving of real, respectful love in your relationships. Don't allow anyone to convince you otherwise!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive!

  • By Restless on 03-31-14

good advice

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

Reviewed: 12-11-16

Short and to the point. Enjoyable listen. Good and basic advice. Learned something new and helpful.

  • The Yarn Whisperer

  • My Unexpected Life in Knitting
  • By: Clara Parkes
  • Narrated by: Clara Parkes
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

In The Yarn Whisperer: Reflections on a Life in Knitting, renowned knitter and author Clara Parkes ponders the roles knitting plays in her life via 22 captivating, poignant, and laugh-out-loud funny essays. Recounting tales of childhood and adulthood, family, friends, adventure, privacy, disappointment, love, and celebration, she hits upon the universal truths that drive knitters to create and explores the ways in which knitting can be looked at as a metaphor for so many other things.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful from start to finish

  • By Beth E. on 06-08-16

Metaphor hell. Did not finish.

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

Reviewed: 08-18-16

Just stopped listening. Metaphor hell. Just couldn't stand it anymore. Would not recommend.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Love in Every Stitch

  • Stories of Knitting and Healing
  • By: Lee Gant
  • Narrated by: Dawn Harvey
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

As an employee of three different yarn stores, a teacher of countless knitting classes, and a volunteer with at-risk youth, Lee has had the opportunity to gather diverse stories. The stories she shares about herself and fellow knitters from around the world illustrate how each stitch and purl can comfort and calm, heal and renew. A suicidal teenager crochets through pregnancy. A dying woman finds comfort in the company of knitters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring!

  • By Lindsay on 02-06-16

depressing

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

Reviewed: 08-17-16

All the knitting stories about child and substance abuse, sickness, and dying. Not enjoyable

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Poisonwood Bible

  • By: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Narrated by: Dean Robertson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,685

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'd give it ten stars if I could

  • By Johnna on 06-10-11

A total pleasure

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

Reviewed: 06-21-16

Engrossing story. Supberb narration. Top of my list for enjoyable time spent! Just a fantastic listen!