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Melissa Donahoe

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  • The Music Shop

  • A Novel
  • By: Rachel Joyce
  • Narrated by: Steven Hartley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 872

It is 1988. On a dead-end street in a run-down suburb there is a music shop that stands small and brightly lit, jam-packed with records of every kind. Like a beacon, the shop attracts the lonely, the sleepless, and the adrift; Frank, the shop's owner, has a way of connecting his customers with just the piece of music they need. Then, one day, into his shop comes a beautiful young woman, Ilse Brauchmann, who asks Frank to teach her about music.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A 3.75 Star Experience

  • By kurdis teed on 04-06-18

So original

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-29-18

I wasn't sure at first but as soon as it started I was hooked. Wonderful story, fun characters, awesome narrator!

  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Addison Allen
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654

In her latest enchanting novel, New York Times best-selling author Sarah Addison Allen invites you to a quirky little Southern town with more magic than a full Carolina moon. Here two very different women discover how to find their place in the world - no matter how out of place they feel.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely Writing ends Abruptly

  • By Linda on 05-12-11

The story was great narration was even better!

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

Reviewed: 10-29-18

This was a really nice story. It had just a little magic enough to be quirky but not so much that it was silly. Rebecca is the most amazing narrator. I’ll listen to anything she does!

  • Bird by Bird

  • Some Instructions on Writing and Life
  • By: Anne Lamott
  • Narrated by: Susan Bennett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,257
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,031
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,008

A New York Times best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction, Anne Lamott was also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. As much a guide to writing as an exploration of the emotional challenges of being a writer, Bird by Bird offers a candid and often humorous look at how to tackle these varied obstacles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A funny listen, but no writing samples to speak of

  • By Alice on 04-12-15

I loved it!

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

It’s informative, funny and so so real. There are so many feelings that she described that ring true with me and I certain every one else too!

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  • A Novel
  • By: Tamar Ossowski
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris, Kim McKean, Rachel Fulginiti
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

Therese Wolley is a mother who has made a promise. She works as a secretary, shops for groceries on Saturdays, and takes care of her two girls. She doesn’t dwell on the fact that her girls are fatherless, mostly because her own father abandoned her before she was born and she has done just fine without him. Even though her older daughter regularly wakes with nightmares and her younger one whispers letters under her breath, she doesn't shift from her resolve that everything will be fine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but somewhat sad

  • By Melody A Silvey on 12-31-15

Kept me guessing until the end!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-17

The imagery was really vivid. I enjoyed also that there were three narrators. I glad I stumbled upon this book.