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Lori Bentley-Law

California
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  • Something in the Water

  • By: Catherine Steadman
  • Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,253

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Give this a HARD PASS

  • By 3dewdrops on 06-27-18

Absolutely Riveting

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

Reviewed: 07-12-18

Seriously couldn't wait to get back in the car and get immersed in this dark tale. Although I predicted the ending, it didn't lessen the enjoyment. The narrator is perfect, the story intriguing and full of depth. A great listen all the way around.

  • The Nothing Girl

  • The Frogmorton Farm Series, Book 1
  • By: Jodi Taylor
  • Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,310

Getting a life isn't always easy. And hanging on to it is even harder.... Jodi Taylor brings all her comic writing skills to this heartwarming tale of self-discovery. Known as The Nothing Girl because of her severe stutter and chronically low self-confidence, Jenny Dove is only just prevented from ending it all by the sudden appearance of Thomas, a mystical golden horse only she can see. Under his guidance Jenny unexpectedly acquires a husband - the charming and chaotic Russell Checkland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much better than I expected

  • By Marilyn Armstrong on 07-25-15

Delightful, entertaining, and... Horsey? Yes.

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

Reviewed: 10-13-15

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Such a lovely novel, and beautifully narrated. Everyone needs a little Thomas in their life.

  • Talking to Girls About Duran Duran

  • By: Robert Sheffield
  • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 137

When he turned 13 in 1980, Rob Sheffield had a lot to learn about women, love, music and himself, and in Talking to Girls About Duran Duran we get a glimpse into his transformation from pasty, geeky "hermit boy" into a young man with his first girlfriend, his first apartment, and a sense of the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Before there was Team Edward...there was Team John

  • By Tricia - Audible on 04-11-12

Take me back to High School, Man.

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

Reviewed: 07-21-15

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Ohhh... how important music is when we are teens. The author and I are the exact same age, and reliving his eighties helped me relive mine, and I thank him for that.

  • Heft

  • By: Liz Moore
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne, Keith Szarabajka
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,963
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,961

Forrmer academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn’t left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel Keller navigates life as the poor kid in a rich school and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career - if he can untangle himself from his family drama.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing--Captivating--Altering

  • By Mel on 04-19-12

Ended too soon!

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

Reviewed: 06-16-15

Any additional comments?

Compelling characters. Dramatic situations. Great internal depth. Loved the voice for Arthur, so-so on the voice for Kel. The reason I gave this novel a 4 and not a 5, was quite simply, because I wanted more. The build up to the end is so fantastic, but ultimately I felt cheated out of getting to see that end. Still... very much worth a listen. It's actually a testament to the author's character building abilities that I yelled at the narrator when I realized it was over. NO!! I'm not ready to say goodbye!

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  • Miramont's Ghost

  • By: Elizabeth Hall
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 480
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 482

Miramont Castle, built in 1897 and mysteriously abandoned three years later, is home to many secrets. Only one person knows the truth: Adrienne Beauvier, granddaughter of the Comte de Challembelles and cousin to the man who built the castle. Clairvoyant from the time she could talk, Adrienne's visions show her the secrets of those around her.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Just not good.

  • By Kathleen on 02-05-15

Needs some serious editing...

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

Reviewed: 06-05-15

Any additional comments?

There's so much potential here: an intriguing setup, engaging characters, a bit of mysticism, but the story is so overwritten, it's difficult to get through. Frankly, I got three quarters of the way through, and gave up, tired of the repetition. I had such hope for this novel. Sad it was published before it was ready.

  • Code Name Verity

  • By: Elizabeth Wein
  • Narrated by: Morven Christie, Lucy Gaskell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,512
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,892
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,872

Code Name Verity is a compelling, emotionally rich story with universal themes of friendship and loyalty, heroism and bravery. Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends. But then a vital mission goes wrong....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Haunting, Beautiful, Exquisite, Special Book

  • By Suzn F on 07-21-13

One of my favorites of the year...

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

Reviewed: 06-05-15

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I can't even tell you how addicted I was to every word of this story. The narration is impeccable and perfectly suited to the story and the characters. Intriguing, heart-breaking, uplifting, inspiring. Girl Power all the way. Sobbed my eyes out and wrote the author a thank you letter the second I finished listening. Just get this. You won't regret it.

  • The Patron Saint of Ugly

  • By: Marie Manilla
  • Narrated by: Laura Hicks
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 237

Born in Sweetwater, West Virginia, with a mop of flaming red hair and a map of the world rendered in port-wine stains on every surface of her body, Garnet Ferrari is used to being an outcast. With her sharp tongue, she has always known how to defend herself against bullies and aggressors but finds she is less adept at fending off the pilgrims who have set up a veritable tent city outside her hilltop home, convinced she is Saint Garnet, healer of skin ailments and maker of miracles.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Weird but defintately wonderful

  • By Mike on 02-11-15

The hook takes time to set.

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

Reviewed: 06-05-15

Any additional comments?

This novel, nor the reader, hooked me right away. In fact, I first thought, "What a waste!" But I kept coming back because I hate wasting money, and when the story set in at last, it set in pretty solid and the voice and tone of the reader made sense. It's not apparent in the first few chapters how much heart is in the story. There's a ton of it. Just be patient. Something about the entire package grows on you in some weird way, and by the end, I was sad to say goodbye.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful