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Betsy

East Greenwich, RI, United States
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  • The Skinnygirl Rules

  • For Getting and Staying Naturally Thin
  • By: Bethenny Frankel
  • Narrated by: Bethenny Frankel
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

An audio exclusive companion to Bethenny Frankel's Naturally Thin and Skinnygirl Recipes for a Naturally Thin Life!.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Common Sense Advice

  • By R. Strauss on 04-14-11

Really good listen.

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

Reviewed: 07-11-12

If you could sum up The Skinnygirl Rules in three words, what would they be?

very sound advice.

Who was your favorite character and why?

She's not at all preachy.

What about Bethenny Frankel’s performance did you like?

She talks really fast sometimes but I'm used to that and it doesn't bother me. I love what she's accomplished for herself and now her wonderful family.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Her chapter on bindging.

Any additional comments?

I enjoy listening to her, I think she's funny and she makes perfect sense when you stop to think about what's she's saying. It was worth the credit and I want to buy a hard copy.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Summer House

  • A Novel
  • By: Nancy Thayer
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

After years of wandering from whim to whim, 30-year-old Charlotte Wheelwright seems to have at last found her niche. The free spirit enjoys running an organic gardening business on the island of Nantucket, thanks in large part to her spry grandmother Nona, who donated a portion of her land on the family's seaside compound to get Charlotte started.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great read for the beach

  • By Betsy on 06-27-12

Great read for the beach

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

Reviewed: 06-27-12

What did you love best about Summer House?

I love Nancy's storys and her images of Nantucket. Her characters are always so memorable. There is always one character you love to hate in her books...this time it was Grace.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Summer House?

When the privot hedge was cut down....I was in shock.

Have you listened to any of Emily Durante???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, not familiar with Emily's work.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

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Any additional comments?

The one thing I didn't like was the way the book ended. Just as I was warming up to everyone and wanted to see what the future held for them, it ended I didn't know what happened to Teddy or Charlotte. There needs to be a sequal!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The House On Tradd Street

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Aimée Bruneau
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,060
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,560

Practical Melanie Middleton hates to admit she can see ghosts. But she's going to have to accept it. An Old man she recently met has died, leaving her his historic Tradd Street home, complete with housekeeper, dog - and a family of ghosts anxious to tell her their secrets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly surprised

  • By Joanna on 08-17-09

True Charleston

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-10

I enjoyed listening to this.....
I love Charleston and the history there and this book mixed the past and present in such a way that it made you feel you were right there along with the characters. Some of the reviews said that Aimee's narration was bad, I disagree. I can picture all the characters with the genteel southern ways and manner of speaking that made me smile, remembering my own time spent there in the city. Karen White's book give me another appreciation of Charleston and I look forward to returning and exploring some new places.

  • South of Broad

  • By: Pat Conroy
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,059

Against the sumptuous backdrop of Charleston, South Carolina, South of Broad gathers a unique cast of sinners and saints. Leopold Bloom King, our narrator, is the son of an amiable, loving father who teaches science at the local high school. His mother, an ex-nun, is the high school principal and a well-known Joyce scholar. After Leo's older brother commits suicide at the age of 13, the family struggles with the shattering effects of his death, and Leo, lonely and isolated, searches for something to sustain him

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More please?

  • By Terry P. Klein on 09-29-09

Gracious Charleston

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-09

I got married in Charleston, two years ago and this book just took me back to that time and the gracious people there. I enjoyed listening to this while driving to work and was sorry when it came to an end. Some great characters here and lots of drama - can't wait to see if they make this into a movie! I've never read anything from Pat Conroy before but had to get this one since Charleston is now dear to my heart too! It's a great listen.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful