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Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada
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  • Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

  • A Novel
  • By: Helen Simonson
  • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,293

You are about to travel to Edgecombe St. Mary, a small village in the English countryside filled with rolling hills, thatched cottages, and a cast of characters both hilariously original and as familiar as the members of your own family. Among them is Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired), the unlikely hero of Helen Simonson's wondrous debut. Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, Major Pettigrew is one of the most indelible characters in contemporary fiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charming book with an excellent narrator

  • By jc on 03-05-10

Witty, funny, romantic and insightful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-11

This one has everything -
I laughed aloud and cried throughout this book's subtle, and sometimes not-so-subtle reminders of today's lack of gentility. Humour, wit, generation, religious and culture clashes, young romance and later-in-life love are all beautifully handled. I will read this again and recommend it to all!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Life As I Know It

  • By: Melanie Rose
  • Narrated by: Heather O'Neill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Jessica Taylor is walking her dog in the rain when she meets the man of her dreams only to be struck by lightning moments later. When she wakes up in the hospital, the doctors insist she's someone else: Lauren Richardson, wife and mother of four. Laurens husband wants nothing more than for life to get back to normal - complete with a well-organized house and very properly behaved children. But Lauren's kids haven't been allowed to have much fun, and one of them has special needs. Can Jessica embrace this family of strangers and become the wife and mother they need?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I LOVED it!

  • By Heather on 12-31-10

I LOVED it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-10

Such an unusual premise, beautifully written. Very pleasant narrator read this wonderful story that kept me hooked from the first sentence to the very last word! Write more, Melanie Rose - I'm waiting!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Move to Strike

  • By: Sydney Bauer
  • Narrated by: Bill Ten Eyck
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 26

Doctor Jeffrey Logan, daytime TV's most loved psychologist, has a top-rating talk show seen around the world – and his picture-perfect life is completed by his talented lawyer wife, Stephanie Tyler, their 16-year-old daughter Chelsea, and 13-year-old J. T. But this image of domestic bliss is shattered when Stephanie is killed instantly by a bullet from a big-game rifle in the family's pristine Beacon Hill kitchen.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not as good as I thought it would be

  • By Anonymous User on 11-19-10

My New Favourite Author

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-17-10

I've listened to all the Sydney Bauer books on Audible. Can't wait for the next one. Interesting plots - great characters!!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Heart of the Matter

  • By: Emily Giffin
  • Narrated by: Cynthia Nixon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,153
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 497

Tessa Russo is the mother of two young children and the wife of a renowned pediatric surgeon. Despite her own mother's warnings, Tessa has recently given up her career to focus on her family and the pursuit of domestic happiness. From the outside, she seems destined to live a charmed life. Valerie Anderson is an attorney and single mother to six-year-old Charlie - a boy who has never known his father.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Tough Listen

  • By Liatris on 07-19-10

Wonderful Narrator

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-16-10

An insightful book about a love affair from the points of view of both women - the wife and the "other woman" - made even better by the narration of Cynthia Dixon.

  • Miss Buncle's Book

  • By: D. E. Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246

The scene of this entertaining story is laid in a charming English village. The plot centres round Miss Barbara Buncle, a maiden lady who was obliged to write a book because – as she naively explained – her dividends were so poor. Unfortunately, Miss Buncle had no imagination, so she wrote about her friends – quite kindly and truthfully, of course, for she was a benevolent and veracious soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So good, I'll read them all!!

  • By Heather on 03-16-10

So good, I'll read them all!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-10

I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. It is a "period piece" actually written in the period. It was written in the thirties - when the vocabulary was prettier, the manners were kinder and the people were gentler. Sometimes I wished I were reading on my Kindle (for the instant dictionary) but then I would have missed the narrator's delivery - which was spot on - she changed voices for all characters. I plan to listen to all available D. E. Stevenson's books. Miss Buncle and her cast of characters were so entertaining and I got a glimpse of life in England in the thirties.

22 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • The Help

  • By: Kathryn Stockett
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38,205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,054
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24,069

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great surprise!

  • By Jan on 12-02-09

When is the sequel coming?

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-09

This is a well-written, beautifully-read, amazing and entertaining book. I didn't want it to end.
Read it - everybody!

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    Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    25 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • A Crowded Marriage

  • By: Catherine Alliott
  • Narrated by: Suzy Aitchison
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

A family in dire financial straights is offered a rent-free cottage on the estate of the husband's ex-wife. A Crowded Marriage is the latest novel from Catherine Alliott.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm Still Laughing

  • By Heather on 06-18-09

I'm Still Laughing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-09

A great read. The narrator is fabulous!
My second book - but not the last - by this author who had me laughing aloud while I made dinner, did the laundry, etc. An entertaining read - chic lit at its best! Our heroine reminds me of Becky Bloomwood - landing herself in and then trying to find a way out of dilemmas!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful