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Julia T.

Brighton, MA United States
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  • Pen Pals

  • By: Olivia Goldsmith
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Meet Jennifer - a smart, sexy woman who has made good in a man's world. A major player on The Street, Jennifer agrees to take the fall when her boss is caught playing fast and loose with the SEC. After all, her fiance is a lawyer with the connections to get her off.

Instead, Jennifer ends up in Jennings Correctional Facility for Women, a world a whole lot tougher than Wall Street. Inside she meets a lively group of smart, tough women.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic! Narrator is outstanding! Thank you.

  • By Julia T. on 01-15-18

Fantastic! Narrator is outstanding! Thank you.

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

Reviewed: 01-15-18

What did you love best about Pen Pals?

Prison - did not think I would enjoy this subject. Instead I did not want the book to end.
The story is told from the perspective of 3 women. I was sure these were 3 distinct women recording their voices. Outstanding narration of just 1 fooled me completely. You would be anxious with anticipation, cry tears of joy and sadness, and root for these women as if they are your friends. Author touches a nerve inside your soul, the way only few talented writers can do. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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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

So depressing!

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

Reviewed: 12-17-17

What disappointed you about Five Short Stories by Women?

The performances are great, but the stories are so depressing you want to hang yourself. Morgue, cemetery, abuse, one story is more "cheerful" than the next. If you were in a good mood, you wouldn't be for long after listening to this book.