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Mary Kathryn Flynt

NY, NY USA
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  • Bridge of Sighs

  • By: Richard Russo
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 26 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277

Louis Charles ("Lucy") Lynch has spent all his 60 years in upstate Thomaston, New York, married to the same woman, Sarah, for 40 of them, their son now a grown man. Like his late, beloved father, Lucy is an optimist, though he's had plenty of reasons not to be: chief among them his mother, still indomitably alive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Victoria Wright on 10-08-07

Top 10 favorite books

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

This is a story that I thought I had read before but I hadn't. The characters are beautifully written. The place and time is relatable but unknown. I fell in love with every flaw and every goodness. Would love to re-read many times over.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Commonwealth

  • By: Ann Patchett
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,681
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,682

One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother, Beverly - thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must Listen for Patchett fans

  • By Jeanie M. Phillips on 09-19-16

Loved!

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

Reviewed: 12-14-16

Book was one of the best I've ever read. Characters were so relevant and so well written. And I will now listen to any book Hope Davis reads. She was perfect.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Light Between Oceans

  • A Novel
  • By: M. L. Stedman
  • Narrated by: Noah Taylor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,671
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,817

In 1918, after four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia to take a job as the lighthouse keeper on remote Janus Rock. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes only four times a year and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Three years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel is tending the grave of her newly lost infant when she hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up on shore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story.....terrible narrator.

  • By Sandra on 08-14-12

So beautiful

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

Reviewed: 12-08-16

The story is truly original and so surprising throughout. I couldn't stop listening. And then crying! What a great book. And the narrator is one of the best I've heard so far. Each character was distinct and clear. And never heavy handed. Can't recommend highly enough

  • Her Royal Spyness

  • By: Rhys Bowen
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10,867
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,667
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,633

Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Happy addition to a difficult genre

  • By Living Right on 08-16-10

Great Fun!

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

Reviewed: 11-22-16

So much fun! Loved all the characters. It was slightly predictable but I didn't care because I was loving all the characters so much!

  • Time and Again

  • By: Jack Finney
  • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
  • Length: 17 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,469
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,294
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,292

Transported from the mid-twentieth century to New York City in the year 1882, Si Morley walks the fashionable "Ladies' Mile" of Broadway, is enchanted by the jingling sleigh bells in Central Park, and solves a 20th-century mystery by discovering its 19th-century roots. Falling in love with a beautiful young woman, he ultimately finds himself forced to choose between his lives in the present and the past. A story that will remain in the listener's memory, Time and Again is a remarkable blending of the troubled present and a nostalgic past....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best time travel novel; my very favorite audiobook

  • By Mark on 04-08-12

Wonderful Novel gets better after each read!

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

Reviewed: 09-27-16

This book is so wonderful. I have re-read it many times and it gets better and better. It is not only a time travel novel, its a mystery, romance, and suspense novel! So Spectacular. The characters are wonderful and rich and the settings feel as though you're there. This audiobook was a great rendition of this novel. Loved Paul Hechts reading.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 77,920
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 70,745
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 70,707

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Sad, Sad Confession…

  • By Mike L Lane on 08-08-17

A favorite

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

Reviewed: 05-13-16

Jim Dale is a master. He makes and already wonderful book even better with his narration. Can't say enough good things about this audiobook!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Once a Crooked Man

  • By: David McCallum
  • Narrated by: David McCallum
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 434

Crime pays. And pays well. Sal, Max, and Enzo Bruschetti have proved this over a lifetime of nefarious activity that they have kept hidden from law enforcement. Nowhere in any file on any computer is there a record of anything illegal from which they have profited. But Max has a problem. His body is getting old, and his doctor has told him to take it easy. Max has decided that the time has come for the family to retire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mostly a good romp

  • By Laurie Gore on 03-05-16

Great Fun Read!

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

Reviewed: 03-31-16

Great Fun. Loved every character and was hoping no one would win or lose! Narration was perfect as well. A book that was easy to press play on.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Residence

  • Inside the Private World of the White House
  • By: Kate Andersen Brower
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,794
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,622
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,616

America's first families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous, and heartwarming, The Residence reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers, and others who tend to the needs of the president and first family.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The White House Explored & Exposed

  • By Sara on 04-15-15

Great Book

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

Reviewed: 02-25-16

This was a great read. A little dishy at times on the first family but only in the service of telling the stories of these incredible people who seem to all be cut from the same cloth of duty and devotion to the institution of the White House. Really interesting. Only negative - I found the narrators voice annoying and every character sounded like an old man from the South, but I can get over that if it's a good story.

  • The Man in the High Castle

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,854
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,370
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,393

It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some 20 years earlier the United States lost a war - and is now occupied jointly by Nazi Germany and Japan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted to see what all the buzz was about!

  • By Gray on 06-23-15

Not my Favorite

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

Reviewed: 02-19-16

The premise of this book was fascinating but the story is confusing and rambling. I'm not sure what the point was in the end. Perhaps I missed it. I kept trying to figure out if it was a huge allegory and I was just missing it! Definitely possible. I applaud the narrator for tackling so many characters but the accents became fuzzy and race was a big factor in many of the characters so this did not help with the confusing plot. Unfortunately would not recommend.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • And Again

  • A Novel
  • By: Jessica Chiarella
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan, Joy Osmanski, Rebekkah Ross, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 327
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 296

Would you live your life differently if you were given a second chance? Hannah, David, Connie, and Linda - four terminally ill patients - have been selected for the SUBlife pilot program, which will grant them brand-new, genetically perfect bodies that are exact copies of their former selves - without a single imperfection. Blemishes, scars, freckles, and wrinkles have all disappeared; their fingerprints are different; their vision is impeccable; and, most importantly, their illnesses have been cured.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I hoped

  • By Alice on 01-15-16

Great Premise. Poor Follow-through

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

Reviewed: 02-05-16

I felt like this book could have been 300 more pages. How did the cloning work? How could they walk around after and no one recognized them? (Paralyzed woman in grocery store?) I also had very little feeling or empathy for the characters. They seemed to be stuck and even as they were written to move forward only one of their stories was satisfying in the end. I thought the premise was great and interesting but the book and the relationships written within were not fleshed out enough. We read this in our book club and everyone was a bit bummed out by it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful