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The Keeper of Lost Things audiobook cover art

Long and confusing at points

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

Reviewed: 03-25-19

I liked the short stories within the book but had a tough figuring out who Sunshine was as I thought she was poorly introduced.

Carry On audiobook cover art
  • Carry On
  • A Story of Resilience, Redemption, and an Unlikely Family
  • By: Lisa Fenn
  • Narrated by: Lisa Fenn

Great story - read by author!!!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

I loved this story.Lisa Fenn has written a story that follows the struggles of these two boys as they struggle to succeed despite their disabilities and their lot in life. It's very uplifting and I highly recommend this book.
#Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It audiobook cover art

Lauren Graham - need I say more?

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

What's not to love. A story written and preformed by Lauren Graham.
If you are a fan, you should read this.
#Tagsgiving @Sweepstakes

The Great Alone audiobook cover art

Coming of age in Alaska

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

Reviewed: 11-11-18

A good story of a family that moves to Alaska as a way to start over.
The dad in the story returns from Vietnam with what appears to be PTSD.
The relationship of the parents is co-dependent and abusive.
Daughter learns how to survive both in Alaska and this relationship.
#Alaska #Tagsgiving @Sweepstakes

The Lake House audiobook cover art

Long and too many details

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

Reviewed: 03-02-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

There were too many different stories that you had to keep track of and too many details. This made for a very long story that should have finished far earlier than it did. It led me to just wanting the story to be over already.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending was just a feel good moment. The characters talked about coincidences and the author buttoned everything up. Very predictable ending.

What does Caroline Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I did enjoy the different accents of Caroline Lee as she brought life to each of the characters.

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Tell No Lies audiobook cover art

I'm telling no lie - it was ok

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

Reviewed: 07-26-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Overall, I think that story was ok. I never got really excited about the characters and never felt my pulse racing because of the excitement. The performance was ok, too. Just not exciting.

Would you be willing to try another book from Gregg Hurwitz? Why or why not?

Maybe. Though, I don't really think that this is my favorite genre.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Scott Brick?

Depending on the book, I might.

Was Tell No Lies worth the listening time?

It was ok. So, I don't think I wasted my time listening - I'm just not excited about it.

Any additional comments?

This book was a book club choice that I would not have chosen myself. If you like the mystery/action genre - it might be a good choice.

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I enjoyed it right from the start

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

Reviewed: 06-30-16

If you could sum up The Signature of All Things in three words, what would they be?

One woman's life

Who was your favorite character and why?

Alma. A 20th century woman living in the 19th century. Educated but not worldly. It is a shame that she really never left her home until she was in her 50s. She really didn't start to live until then.

What about Juliet Stevenson’s performance did you like?

Juliet Stevenson's voice is just so easy to listen to; one of my favorite readers.

Mean Streak audiobook cover art

Might have liked it better if read by a woman

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

Reviewed: 12-22-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I found this book a bit of a waste of time. I did not find the characters believable and found much of the dialogue forced. I honestly was relieved when it finally ended.

That said, this book was chosen as a selection for my bookclub. Other members of the club who read the book (rather than listening) loved the book. They found it touching and a bit of a love story.

I think that having a man read the story was a miss. Had it been read by a woman, perhaps I would have sympathized more with the characters.

Would you be willing to try another book from Sandra Brown? Why or why not?

I am not sure if I would try another Sandra Brown book. As I mentioned, this was selected by my book club. I think it would depend on the book.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I thought that Jonathon Davis did a great job with his many voices -- however, I think the book should have been read by a woman.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No.

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Suprisingly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 11-25-15

I'll be honest. I purchased this book for it's price and was not expecting much.
I downloaded the book onto my phone and started reading.
Let me be clear, the fact that the main (adult) character has an imaginary horse is a bit strange. But I found that the characters were believable and the story entertaining. Is it great lit? No. But is it an entertaining read? Yes.

The Rosie Project audiobook cover art

This was a fun read!

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

Reviewed: 07-24-15

If you could sum up The Rosie Project in three words, what would they be?

Fun, humorous, enjoyable

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Rosie Project?

I loved the way Don was so literal. It made me laugh out loud. For example, he wore an expensive rain/athletic jacket to a fancy restaraunt and got in a fight with the matre de because he tried to give him a sport jacket because "jackets were required" -- what was wrong with his expensive jacket.

Which scene was your favorite?

I don't know that I had a favorite scene. The book was a short, quick read making all of the scenes my favorite.

If you could rename The Rosie Project, what would you call it?

The Rosie Project could probably be renamed the Don Project. Because he is probably the person that was most changed through the book.

Any additional comments?

Read this book. It's fun.