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cecile dixon

irvine, ky
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  • Love and Other Words

  • By: Christina Lauren
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 633

Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new pediatrics resident, plan her wedding to an older, financially secure man, keep her head down and heart tucked away. But when she runs into Elliot Petropoulos - the first and only love of her life - the careful bubble she’s constructed begins to dissolve.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • ✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫ Great Narration

  • By Cyndi on 04-13-18

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

The plot was so interesting and I had high hopes for well written intrigue. Somewhere around the halfway point it became word porn. Who was the authors intended audience? It is sexually graphic and I wonder if parents let their YA read such. On the other side mature people don’t need the graphics. We know how it works. Word to author, don’t waste valuable novel real estate on telling readers where a penis fits.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Country Dark

  • By: Chris Offutt
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Tucker, a young veteran, returns from war to work for a bootlegger. He falls in love and starts a family, and while the Tuckers don't have much, they have the love of their home and each other. But when his family is threatened, Tucker is pushed into violence, which changes everything.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Book

  • By cecile dixon on 04-16-18

Wonderful Book

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

I am a longtime Offutt fan and I have enjoyed his short fiction and memoirs This book rings so true that I can feel cold gourd water and taste gummy corn bread. Not a book for the feint hearted, it gives the reader what the title promises.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • My Absolute Darling

  • A Novel
  • By: Gabriel Tallent
  • Narrated by: Alex McKenna
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,242

Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At 14, she roams the woods along the Northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal one is small and treacherous. Turtle has grown up isolated since the death of her mother, in the thrall of her tortured and charismatic father, Martin.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Weird and completely underwhelming

  • By Chris on 10-10-17

Too much detail

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

I loved the plot and storyline. Death was in the detail. This reader did not care to know in detail every plant or animal that Turtle came into contact with. Also the weaponry detail was a bit too much, even for someone who knows weapons. For those who don't they may have been impressed but bored as hell and skimming over the details. BTW get a Glock for areas in salt air You'd spend more time cleaning rust off of a Sig than shooting.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sing, Unburied, Sing

  • A Novel
  • By: Jesmyn Ward
  • Narrated by: Kelvin Harrison Jr., Chris Chalk, Rutina Wesley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,002

In Jesmyn Ward's first novel since her National Book Award-winning Salvage the Bones, this singular American writer brings the archetypal road novel into rural 21st-century America. An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing journeys through Mississippi's past and present, examining the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power - and limitations - of family bonds.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 3.9 Stars

  • By j phillips on 01-09-18

One fatal flaw

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

Reviewed: 10-15-17

Rolling Rs and trilling Ing endings does not make one a great and dramatic reader. Retina Wesley's performance took away from this audio. Otherwise I would have given it an all over four stars.

13 of 16 people found this review helpful