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Peachtree City, GA United States
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  • If You've Got It, Haunt It

  • By: Rose Pressey
  • Narrated by: Tara Ochs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 874
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 795
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 796

Cookie Chanel has a passion for fashion - and a murder mystery to solve! Cookie Chanel has opened her own vintage clothing boutique, It's Vintage, Y'all, in the charming town of Sugar Creek, Georgia. Always on the lookout for stylish second-hand steals, she attends the estate sale of deceased socialite Charlotte Meadows. But she gets a lot more than she bargained for when Charlotte's ghost appears before her - offering fashion advice and begging Cookie to find out who murdered her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • wrong narrator makes this difficult to listen to

  • By Meep on 05-26-15

Very Light Read

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

After listening to about 70 hours of the Outlander series, I was ready for a quick, light story to fill my commute time from home to work each day. This story suited that purpose, but it is not what I would call a great literary work.

The story and its characters are fine, but there are several places where the author missed an opportunity to intrigue the listeners by adding just another reference that would have helped the pieces fall together nicely. In other instances, the clothing details are described all the way down to the pressed seams inside the garment. I would just recommend a little more balance on the next story - more meat on the bones, so to speak.

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  • Five Short Stories by Women

  • By: Joyce Carol Oates, Amy Hempel, Rebecca Lee, and others
  • Narrated by: Emily Bergl, Lynn Collins, Sarah Drew, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 27

L.A. Theatre Works presents Five Short Stories by Women, a quintet of tales from some of America’s most distinguished female authors.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good dramas but lack variety

  • By The Lovely Rod on 02-24-17

Great Way to Discover New Interests

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

Would you listen to Five Short Stories by Women again? Why?

Yes, I would listen to the stories again because I feel that there are many nuances that are hard to pick up on the first listen.

What did you like best about this story?

Five different authors and totally different stories gave me an opportunity to sample other genres.

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

  • By: Rebecca Skloot
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,642
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,454
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,494

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Story

  • By Prisca on 04-30-10

Interesting, Educational and True Story

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

Reviewed: 09-14-17

This is the true story of how the biological cells from one woman changed the landscape of medical research. Although the material is at times scientific, the author does an excellent job of keeping such passages brief. Anyone who enjoys reading stories about family will find a lot to like about this book.

  • Death, Dying, and the Afterlife: Lessons from World Cultures

  • By: Mark Berkson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Mark Berkson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448

After thousands of years of pondering it, we still find death one of life's most perplexing mysteries. Many cultures view death as a window into the true meaning of life. These 24 lectures looking at this often feared subject are an uplifting, meaningful, and multidisciplinary exploration of life's only certainty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything about death and dying you want to know

  • By Jacobus on 03-23-16

Long Lecture Series

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

Although the topic is well developed, it is far too easy to get distracted. I had to review certain sections because my mind found it so easy to wander from the narrative. I've never had this issue with an audio book before, so it was truly disappointing for me.

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  • The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

  • By: Phaedra Patrick
  • Narrated by: James Langton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,976
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,759
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,754

Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater-vest; waters his fern, Frederica; and heads out to his garden. But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam's death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam's possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he's never seen before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • sweet, predictable novel of widower's quest

  • By Mark on 01-05-18

Excellent Story!

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

Reviewed: 01-20-17

What made the experience of listening to The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper the most enjoyable?

This was a wonderful story with characters that were so real. I loved how the story followed Arthur on his journey that gave him so much more than he bargained for... I love that he didn't give up, even when he wanted to, even when it would have been easy to - he persevered.

What other book might you compare The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper to and why?

It is similar to a Man Named Ove, but just slightly.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved every story about every charm and how they were woven together to paint a picture of Miriam's life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Although I could quite possibly read or listen to this book all at once, I rather liked starting at the beginning of the story of one charm and ending before the next part of the journey began.

Any additional comments?

Fantastic read! I believe this was one that your system recommended based on my prior selections, so keep up the great work... can't wait for the next book you recommend!!!!

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,818
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,300

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Fantastic Book!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-16

I loved this book and would highly recommend it to others. The author did an excellent job of unfolding the life of a man who did not know his own capacity to love.

  • Son of the Morning

  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Natalie Ross
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

A scholar specializing in ancient manuscripts, Grace St. John never imagined that a cache of old documents she discovered was the missing link to a lost Celtic treasure. But as soon as she deciphers the legend of the Knights of the Templar - long fabled to hold the key to unlimited power - Grace becomes the target of a ruthless killer bent on abusing the coveted force. Determined to stop him, Grace needs the help of a warrior bound by duty to uphold the Templar's secret for all eternity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of my all time favorites from Linda Howard

  • By Lynne Phelps on 04-25-12

My Favorite Linda Howard Book

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

Reviewed: 10-14-15

This is a very well researched and written book with such a great story that you will get lost in time. The narrator did as good a job as anyone else could have with all of the languages involved. I hope the next book from that I select from this author is as well received.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Open Season

  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Deborah Hazlett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 744
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 755

Daisy Minor is bored. Worse than that, she's boring. A plain, small-town librarian, she's got a wardrobe as sexy as a dictionary and hasn't been on a date in years. She's never even had a lukewarm love affair, let alone a hot one. So when she wakes up on her 34th birthday and wonders how it is that she still lives with her widowed mom and spinster aunt while her friends have all gotten married and started families, she decides it's time to get a life - and a sex life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally on Audible after all these years.

  • By Alisa on 03-27-12

One of Linda Howard's Best!

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

Reviewed: 08-12-15

This was the best story and narration! I highly recommend this book to any of her fans!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon

  • By: Nancy Atherton
  • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

After living in the small English village of Finch for eight years, Lori Shepherd longs for some excitement to spice up her all-too-familiar routine. So when a Renaissance festival complete with wizards, wenches, knights, and jesters sets up in town for the summer, Lori gets her wish - and more. She soon discovers a sinister stalker, a jealous saboteur, and an evil assassin behind the scenes of King Wilfred's Faire, and it's up to Lori - with Aunt Dimity's otherworldly guidance - to prevent the medieval revelry from ending in modern-day tragedy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Is Teri Clark Lindon for real or a mere computer voice emulator?

  • By stuzmate on 09-25-15

Not the Best Aunt Dimity Story

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

Reviewed: 07-26-15

What did you like best about Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon? What did you like least?

The best thing about the story is the character development. The author does an excellent job of describing the new characters that are introduced in each book. This particular venue - a Renaissance festival - just did not appeal to me.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

There's nothing that I would change, it just did not appeal to me personally.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Most people struggle with Nancy Atherton's narration. I have grown accustomed to her enunciation of every word and it does not bother me. Otherwise, the narration is fine.

Did Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon inspire you to do anything?

No.

  • The Thirteenth Tale

  • A Novel
  • By: Diane Setterfield
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,830
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,445

All children mythologize their birth... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's beloved collection of stories, long famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale. The enigmatic Winter has always kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she summons a biographer to tell the truth about her extraordinary life: Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth remains an ever-present pain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Once you finish it, you'll listen again!

  • By Cathleen on 10-05-06

Excellent Story

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

Reviewed: 04-03-15

First book in a long while that I didn't figure out "who did it" long before the ending. Fantastic narration, too. Any avid reader will enjoy this tale!