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  • A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty

  • A Novel
  • By: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Narrated by: Joshilyn Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,035
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,784
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,755

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written and read!

  • By Elizabeth on 03-26-12

This was not for me

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

I really thought I was going to love this book, and with so many rave reviews I was sure I would.
The plot was actually very interesting, and quite clever , keeping you guessing how it all fitted togeter, But I really disliked the way the story was told , so much wierd filling. I wasn’t grabbed by the story until the last two hours, up until then I could easyily just stopped, only stubbornness made me persevere.
This was narrated by the author, who generally does a good job, but I found it difficult to differentiate between the characters, I found that I really had to concentrate to keep up with which character was “talking”

  • Hidden Figures

  • The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
  • By: Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,777
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,187

Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space. Among these problem solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Subject

  • By Jami on 02-05-18

Interesting but a little dry

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

Any additional comments?

I don’t very often listen to non fiction , as I have difficultly keeping up the interest. But after seeing the film Hidden figures - which I loved , I was interested to have more background. I did find it rather dry in parts , and had I not seen the film I don’t think I would have been able to stick with it.
I found the narrator did a good job making not too tedious, as not fiction in audio often is. I had hoped for more warmth and a deeper insight into the personalities from the film. I still found it interesting

  • Silent Night, Deadly Night

  • By: Richard L. Mabry M.D.
  • Narrated by: Meghan Kelly
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

The colored lights on the snow gave it a holiday appearance, but the dead woman's body in the yard added a grisly touch. How did Ina Bell Patrick die? Who killed her? And why? The dead woman had no direct heirs, so two nephews and a niece stood to inherit. Dr. Laura Morris was left to make all the arrangements, attorney Roger Morris could certainly use the money, and Zack Morris had disappeared two years earlier.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Deadly Night

  • By trixie on 01-10-17

A good short story

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

Reviewed: 07-29-17

Any additional comments?

For a short story ( of which I'm not always a fan of) this was an enjoyable listen .
A mystery set at Christmas - kept you guessing throughout
Great narration

  • The House by the Lake

  • By: Ella Carey
  • Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,277
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,098
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,102

Anna is content with her well-ordered life in San Francisco. But her world is turned upside down when her beloved grandfather, Max, reveals a startling secret: Anna is part of an aristocratic family who lost everything during World War II. What's more, Max was forced to leave behind a precious item over 70 years ago in their estate in old Prussia. It's now his ardent wish that Anna retrieve it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging Listen

  • By Cynthia Piller on 08-31-16

The house by the lake

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

Reviewed: 07-29-17

Any additional comments?

I did not realise at the time of listening that this was actually the second in a series but this did not affect my enjoyment of the story. So it works fine as a stand alone.
Anna tries to ivestegate her famiy's past
Intruiging and interesting plot .
Really well narrated

  • Anne of Green Gables

  • By: L. M. Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, middle-aged siblings who live together in the fictional town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island, decide to adopt a boy from an orphan asylum to help on their farm. But owing to a series of mishaps, the child who is delivered to their care is not a boy at all but a precocious girl of 11 named Anne Shirley. Although, as Marilla dryly informs her, "you certainly have a genius for getting into trouble", with pluck, imagination, and optimism, Anne flourishes at Green Gables.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration of a Delightful Classic

  • By HeatherY on 07-06-17

Nice audio version

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

Reviewed: 07-26-17

Any additional comments?

I have such loving childhood memories of this book, it's such a wonderful story .
I have also have seen the tv series numerous times.I was lucky to have been given a copy of this new audio book version, I stuggled a bit to start with , not because there is anything wrong with this audio edition, but purely because I still had all the voices from the tv series in my head! Obviously a soul narrator is going to be very diferent! But once i got used to it I settled down to thouroghly enjoying Laurel Schroeder's narration

  • Relaxation

  • Sleep Inducing Guided Relaxation
  • By: Mike Norgaard
  • Narrated by: Mike Norgaard
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

Millions of people experience insomnia, or difficulty sleeping, on a regular basis. This very relaxing guided narration is offered with the intent of helping listeners reach a fuller state of relaxation more quickly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Relaxation

  • By MANI on 06-26-17

wonderfull reader - such a relaxing vioce

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

Reviewed: 07-09-17

Any additional comments?

I was given this one,so I could share my thoughts, I must say the narrator has a fantastic realaxing voice, one of the best I have heard for this type of audiobook. (and this is so important !!
The author repeats the same sleep inducing text to different soothing backgrounds, which is good if you haven't fallen asleep, you then have another chance.
The first time I listened this kept me awake because I was wondering what the next one would be .... Now I can choose my favorite and just listen to that chapter.

My only "complaints" would be - 1.That it is too short ( although it does state this in book discription ) and 2. That the blurb at the end wakes you up if you have just fallen asleep !!

  • A Dog's Journey

  • By: W. Bruce Cameron
  • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,304

Buddy is a good dog. After searching for his purpose through several eventful lives, Buddy is sure that he has found and fulfilled it. Yet as he watches curious baby Clarity get into dangerous mischief, he is certain that this little girl is very much in need of a dog of her own. When Buddy is reborn, he realizes that he has a new destiny. He's overjoyed when he is adopted by Clarity, now a vibrant but troubled teenager. When they are suddenly separated, Buddy despairs - who will take care of his girl?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Darker, Sadder Sequel

  • By Library Volunteer on 07-13-12

What an amazing journey

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

Reviewed: 01-11-17

Would you consider the audio edition of A Dog's Journey to be better than the print version?

When ever the book has a good narator it will always be better than the printed version

Who was your favorite character and why?

All of the dogs

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this sequell to a dogs purpose, it was a rather more tragic tale, but still totally wonderfull

  • Bricking It

  • By: Nick Spalding
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan, Heather Wilds
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,311
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,194

When siblings Dan and Hayley Daley inherit their late grandmother's derelict Victorian farmhouse, it seems like a dream come true. All they have to do is fix the place up and sell it for a tidy profit! Except - as anyone who has renovated an old house knows - things are never that easy. The walls are rapidly crumbling around them, the architect is a certified lunatic, the budget is spiraling...and then there's the disturbingly intelligent cow to worry about.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • coarse, predictable

  • By THRIFTY LAWYER on 06-20-16

fun story rather spoilt by dry female narrator

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

Reviewed: 07-21-16

What didn’t you like about Napoleon Ryan and Heather Wilds ’s performance?

Napoleon Ryan did a really good job on the male narration, suited the tone of the story so well, delivering the slightly silly puns as I felt they where intended. But I found Heather Wilds female narration very dry and over stilted .

Any additional comments?

this was a fun story

  • A Murder in Mount Moriah

  • A Reverend Lindsay Harding Mystery
  • By: Mindy Quigley
  • Narrated by: Holly Adams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 52

For hospital chaplain Lindsay Harding, facing death is part of the job. After all she spends her working days comforting sick and dying patients. But when the annual Civil War reenactment in her hometown of Mount Moriah, North Carolina, produces a real casualty, the Grim Reaper suddenly gets a little too close for comfort. With the clock ticking, the police struggle to unravel how and why a beloved local reenactor was shot in front of hundreds of onlookers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Tracet on 12-26-15

An unuasual cozy mystery

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

Reviewed: 03-17-16

What did you love best about A Murder in Mount Moriah?

The cozy comical text and the wonderful narration

Any additional comments?

The author has chosen a rather unusual "hero" for this cozy mystery , a hospital chaplain, but the plot works. The story interested me right from the start . Nice quirky characters, Lots of small comical moments lighten the story. The red herrings in the story keeps you guessing throughout. Very enjoyable . Well narrated by Holly Adams , her voice suited the audiobook very well I recieved this audiobook in return for an unbiased and honest review via Audiobookblast dot com

  • Governor's Road

  • A Novel of Southern Proportions
  • By: Laurie Byrne Smith
  • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

The terrorized children of Governor's Road grew up without resolution or closure to the most devastating event of their young lives. Their friend, a child their age, disappeared one afternoon and somehow, they never seem to learn what happened. Saddened parents decide to protect their children, and the obvious fear recedes in the face of the calm that settles back over the neighborhood. But, fear never really disappears until it's confronted.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Governor's Road: A Novel of Southern Proportions

  • By April H. on 01-24-16

Southern mystery

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

Reviewed: 01-04-16

Any additional comments?

A charming tale of a series of mysterious events, that gradually gets revealed. Set in the old south with all the old biases of the time of the KKK.
Interesting story, well told.
The narrator suits the story well .
I was given this audiobook in return for an unbiased review

3 of 3 people found this review helpful