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Holly Springs, NC, USA
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  • The Bookshop of Yesterdays

  • By: Amy Meyerson
  • Narrated by: Ann Marie Gideon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 86

Miranda Brooks grew up in the stacks of her eccentric uncle Billy’s bookstore, solving the inventive scavenger hunts he created just for her. But on Miranda’s 12th birthday, Billy has a mysterious falling-out with her mother and suddenly disappears from Miranda’s life. She doesn’t hear about him again until 16 years later when she receives unexpected news: Billy has died and left her Prospero Books, which is teetering on bankruptcy, and one final scavenger hunt.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't connect with the main character

  • By Sallie on 09-08-18

Couldn't connect with the main character

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

The performance was good. The storyline was a little predictable but you just want to tell Miranda to "GROW UP" -- there are times where you can almost see her stomping her foot like a 2 year old. I agree that she should have received certain information a little earlier but she never stops to think of the other lives involved and the sacrifices they made.

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  • If There Be Dragons

  • By: Kay Hooper
  • Narrated by: Deanna Hurst
  • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

In the isolated sanctuary of her Montana ranch, no one could hurt Brooke Kennedy, whose gift had led her to build walls of ice around her heart. One person had stormed those barricades: her friend Pepper, who embraced the world and meddled in the lives of those she loved. Now Brooke needed help, and Pepper sent troubleshooter Cody Nash to melt the barriers Brooke had raised.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It was pleasant

  • By Rose on 05-19-09

Disappointed

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-09

I've read Kay Hooper in the past and really enjoyed her books. I was disappointed with this one; it started with a promising story line and then just mired down with what felt like the same sappy lines over and over....the rest of the book made me want to skip to the end just to get it over with. To add insult to injury; the narrator used the most awful accents for the characters. Don't waste your credits or your time.

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