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  • Ford County

  • Stories
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: John Grisham
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 654
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 370

John Grisham returns to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his immensely popular first novel, A Time to Kill. This wholly surprising collection of stories reminds us once again why Grisham is America's favorite storyteller.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, hard to listen to

  • By Wendy O on 11-07-09

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 05-28-15

The stories were of characters we have never met which makes the novel likable and not. I would have liked to have the stories be of the people we already know in Clanton from A Time to Kill but since the stories were enjoyable it's ok.

However, the Author should not read their own stories. Unfortunately, Mr Grisham is not an actor so all the people had the same voice. And his voice even though pleasant is monotonous which makes it hard to listen.

But overall the stories are good.

  • Third Grave Dead Ahead

  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,027
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,698

Paranormal private eye. Grim reaper extraordinaire. Whatever. Charley Davidson is back in Darynda Jones' Third Grave Dead Ahead! And she’s drinking copious amounts of caffeine to stay awake because, every time she closes her eyes, she sees him: Reyes Farrow, the parthuman, part-supermodel son of Satan. Yes, she did imprison him for all eternity, but come on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Charley Davidson!!!

  • By Tabitha on 07-21-12

awsome...again!!

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

Reviewed: 11-05-13

What made the experience of listening to Third Grave Dead Ahead the most enjoyable?

story and narrator were both enjoyable

What other book might you compare Third Grave Dead Ahead to and why?

the sue grafton series...exciting story and good narration

Which character – as performed by Lorelei King – was your favorite?

charly- main character

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

loved it all!

Any additional comments?

a definite must read!!

  • I Don't Know How She Does It

  • The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother
  • By: Allison Pearson
  • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 119

For every woman trying to strike that impossible balance between work and home - and pretending that she has - and for every woman who has wanted to hurl the acquaintance who coos admiringly, "Honestly, I just don't know how you do it," out a window, here's a novel to make you cringe with recognition and laugh out loud. With fierce, unsentimental irony, Pearson's novel brilliantly dramatizes the dilemma of working motherhood at the start of the 21st century. Meet Kate Reddy, hedge-fund manager and mother of two.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Every woman should read this

  • By RT on 04-06-12

don't bother

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

Reviewed: 11-05-13

What would have made I Don't Know How She Does It better?

movie was ok- but book is a bore!!!

What could Allison Pearson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

not sure

What didn’t you like about Josephine Bailey’s performance?

boring

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from I Don't Know How She Does It?

need something to get me to continue to listen. could not get past ch 1

Any additional comments?

not sure how screenplay could be better than original book- usually the other way around but I saw movie and could not even get past 30 min in this version.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Size Matters

  • By: Judy Astley
  • Narrated by: Trudy Harris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars 5

Jay has always envied her cousin Delphine. While Jay was brought up in a large, noisy and chaotic family, Delphine was indulged, perfectly dressed with a co-ordinated bedroom, an immaculate wardrobe, dancing lessons and monogrammed silver-backed hairbrushes. Now Jay lives happily with her architect husband and their three teenage children, while Delphine has long since disappeared to Australia with her second husband. But Delphine is about to reappear.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • terrible

  • By Suki13 on 11-05-13

terrible

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

Reviewed: 11-05-13

Would you try another book from Judy Astley and/or Trudy Harris?

maybe

Would you ever listen to anything by Judy Astley again?

not sure

How did the narrator detract from the book?

yes, boring story and boring narration

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

anger because i felt like i wasted time and credit