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  • I Don't Know How She Does It

  • The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother
  • By: Allison Pearson
  • Narrated by: Emma Fielding
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 59

The surprise hit of the year, Allison Pearson's debut novel is garnering critical and fan raves. Publishers Weekly calls I Don't Know How She Does It "delightfully fast moving...with dozens of laugh-aloud moments and many tenderly touching ones," and Booklist applauds this "compelling manifesto on the plight of working mothers that manages to be both angry and funny."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Don't Know How She Does It

  • By Charles Loveridge on 03-12-03

The epitome of the spoken-word experience

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-22-04

I give this title 5 stars out of 4. The book is superbly paced, and narrator Emma Fielding is nothing short of brilliant. Allison Pearson focuses on relationships and the difficulty in juggling career and personal issues, and her deft touch is perfect.

  • Broken for You

  • By: Stephanie Kallos
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 184

When we meet septuagenarian Margaret Hughes, she is living alone in a mansion in Seattle with only a massive collection of valuable antiques for company. Enter Wanda Schultz, a young woman with a broken heart who has come to Seattle to search for her wayward boyfriend. Both women are guarding dark secrets and have spent many years building up protective armor against the outside world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story of mending and redemption

  • By Barbara on 12-06-04

Excruciatingly tired characters

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-17-04

Interesting book, interesting characters, but not interesting enough for 10 hours. The author repeated her themes ad nauseum. Plot really does matter. It's a shame this book doesn't have one.

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