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  • The Tying of Threads

  • Woody Creek, Book 6
  • By: Joy Dettman
  • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
  • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Independent and spirited, Georgie is her mother’s daughter through and through. But after a house fire takes the life of her sister, Margot, and burns her home to the ground, Georgie is lost. She flees town with nothing but a cardboard box and the determination to be somebody, anybody, else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book

  • By Verita on 06-27-17

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

What did you love best about The Tying of Threads?

I loved this books because it was tying of threads. It was a lovely saga of real people. It brought together choices that Jenny has made through her life.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved this story because it was about life and choices Jenny made, some good, some bad, some very bad. How she coped with immense pressure. How these choices played out in her life.

Which character – as performed by Deidre Rubenstein – was your favorite?

All the characters was really great.

If you could take any character from The Tying of Threads out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Cara to know more about her life in England. Georgie to know more about her life as a lawyer. Jimmy to know what he is thinking. Maizey because she is just so sweet.

Any additional comments?

I loved this whole series. It was absolutley binding and I could not put it down.

  • Moth to the Flame

  • By: Joy Dettman
  • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
  • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Jenny Morrison is bravely trying to move on with her life. Her husband missing amidst the turmoil of WWII she takes refuge with Ray King, a slightly sinister, stuttering boy who disappeared from Woody Creek as a teenager but has now reappeared. In return for regular 'wifely duties', Ray offers Jenny and her three children sanctuary at his house in Melbourne. For a time, she is happy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book

  • By Verita on 06-27-17

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

What made the experience of listening to Moth to the Flame the most enjoyable?

The saga of Jenny Morrison continuous, I love the humanness of Jenny, the way she coped in crises, How she loved her children and through a very tough time.

What about Deidre Rubenstein’s performance did you like?

Loved her performance.

  • Thorn on the Rose

  • Woody Creek, Book 2
  • By: Joy Dettman
  • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
  • Length: 18 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

When Jenny Morrison fled Woody Creek for a new life in Melbourne she left behind a dysfunctional family, a town of small-minded gossips, and, most tragically, a newborn baby. Mustering all her strength, she resolved to put her past behind her, reclaim her identity, and pursue her dream of becoming a famous singer.... Yet just months later she is back - wiser and with an expensive new wardrobe - but with a second child growing in her belly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this book

  • By Verita on 06-16-17

Loved this book

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

Reviewed: 06-16-17

What made the experience of listening to Thorn on the Rose the most enjoyable?

The fact that one could feel Jenny's emotions, her hard ache and her joys.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Thorn on the Rose?

When she and Jim got together in Sidney. One wished such happiness for her.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved that she truly loved her children no matter what happened to her.

Who was the most memorable character of Thorn on the Rose and why?

Jenny because one could feel her emotions in the whole of her character

Any additional comments?

It is a book certainly worth reading. I could not put it down.

  • Pearl in a Cage

  • By: Joy Dettman
  • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
  • Length: 20 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

On a balmy midsummer's evening in 1923, a young woman - foreign, dishevelled and heavily pregnant - is found unconscious just off the railway tracks in the tiny logging community of Woody Creek. The town midwife, Gertrude Foote, is roused from her bed when the woman is brought to her door. Try as she might, Gertrude is unable to save her, but the baby lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pearl in a Cage

  • By Verita on 06-16-17

Pearl in a Cage

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

Reviewed: 06-16-17

If you could sum up Pearl in a Cage in three words, what would they be?

A bit confusing

Would you recommend Pearl in a Cage to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes I would. It is a saga you need to get into to understand the story around it, but once you get into it you cant put it down.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator was very good.

If you could rename Pearl in a Cage, what would you call it?

I think Pearl in a Cage was the perfect name for this book

Any additional comments?

This book was full of real life. The first book you dont realise that the Pearl in the Cage is Jenny. One has to read the following book to understand more of the first book.

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  • Heavenly Man

  • The Remarkable True Story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun
  • By: Brother Yun
  • Narrated by: Cristofer Jean
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 766
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 624

The dramatic autobiography of one of China's dedicated, courageous, and intensely persecuted house church leaders. This is the gripping story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a poor village in Henan province and placed him on the front line for Jesus, in the face of impossible odds. Instead of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering, however, Yun prefers to focus on the character and beauty of Jesus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, one of my old time favorites.

  • By Jeanne on 12-03-09

Beautiful beautifully written

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

Reviewed: 12-10-15

Would you listen to Heavenly Man again? Why?

What an inspiration! What faith! What humbleness! Loved loved loved this book!

What did you like best about this story?

What inspired me most was the way he held onto Jesus and how he explained it.

Have you listened to any of Cristofer Jean’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

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

The whole book moved and inspired and lifted me up