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Elizabeth

Montezuma, NM, United States
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  • Half Broke Horses

  • A True-Life Novel
  • By: Jeannette Walls
  • Narrated by: Jeannette Walls
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,516

Jeannette Walls's memoir The Glass Castle was "nothing short of spectacular" ( Entertainment Weekly). Now, in Half Broke Horses, she brings us the story of her grandmother, told in a first-person voice that is authentic, irresistible, and triumphant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A BETTER BOOK THAN "THE GLASS CASTLE"

  • By Kathryn on 01-10-10

Needed professional reader.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-10

A good read, but the author-reader just wasn't the kind of quality reader I've grown used to with Audible downloads. A professional reader would have made it a better experience.

  • The Preservationist

  • By: David Maine
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat, Tyler Bunch, Full Cast
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25

In this brilliant debut novel, Noah's family (or Noe, as he's called here), his wife, sons, and daughters-in-law, tell what it's like to live with a man touched by God, while struggling against events that cannot be controlled or explained. When Noe orders his sons to build an ark, he can't tell them where the wood will come from. When he sends his daughters-in-law out to gather animals, he can offer no directions, money, or protection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A frolicking tale

  • By Sharon on 06-14-05

a good read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-06

Extremely well read by a company of very professional readers. The story is told from multiple perspectives, and the details can be sometimes witty, soemtimes gritty, sometimes spiritual. A good retelling of a familiar story with some amusingly modern themes thrown in.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Julie and Julia

  • 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
  • By: Julie Powell
  • Narrated by: Julie Powell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 504
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 203

With the humor of Bridget Jones and the vitality of Augusten Burroughs, Julie Powell recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking and saved her soul.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good laugh

  • By Elizabeth on 01-09-06

A good laugh

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-06

This book has induced several full-blown belly laughs as I listen with my headphones on, making my husband wonder what I could possibly be listening to. When I tell him it's about a woman who is cooking her way through a Julia Child cookbook, he looks nonplussed. The author, Julie Powell, reads her own work very well; her intonation and comedic timing are dead on. She is very irreverent ( I love how she refers to Julia Child as "JC"!) and does have a fairly foul mouth, but I have to say that I find this refreshing. So many foodie books seem to take themselves all too seriously. Like my favorite food writer Ruth Reichl, Julie Powell shows that she loves food but isn't a Food Snob. I can't wait to get back to the book as I potter around my kitchen.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Introduction to English Literature

  • The Anglo-Saxon Era to the Victorian Era
  • By: Charles Lamarck
  • Narrated by: Charles Lamarck
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

The study of literature is the cornerstone of any liberal arts education. Literature is the history of ideas. It is a reflection of thoughts, feelings and culture of a time and a place. What better place to start when learning about the world we live in?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing.

  • By Elizabeth on 01-09-06

Disappointing.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-06

Haltingly read with stupid musical punctuation and intermittent advertisements of the publisher. Sweeping generalizations of national character. A very, very broad overview. I gave up after an hour of listening.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Ivy Chronicles

  • By: Karen Quinn
  • Narrated by: Julia Gibson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 609
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 230

Fans of New York Times best seller The Nanny Diaries will rejoice in this wickedly hilarious novel, which acclaimed author Katharine Weber says is "much funnier and darker". Optioned for a major motion picture starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, The Ivy Chronicles skewers the twisted priorities of America's well-heeled elite.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Probably Better as an Audiobook then in Print

  • By Vicki on 06-03-05

Pathetic story, terrible voice

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-05

Banal and disappointing. Couldn't finish it. A waste of a download!

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Eyre Affair

  • A Thursday Next Novel
  • By: Jasper Fforde
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Sastre
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 898
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 203

Great Britain, circa 1985: time travel is routine, and literature is taken very, very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in a Wordsworth poem and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. All this is business as usual for Thursday Next, Special Operative in literary detection. But when someone begins kidnapping characters from works of literature and plucks Jane Eyre from the pages of Bronte's novel, Thursday is faced with the challenge of her career.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a gem!

  • By Susan on 09-08-03

In addition, a fantastic reader!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-05

The reader, Elizabeth Sastre, does an absolutely fantastic job. Her command of regional accents is dead on and highly amusing. I enjoyed this story very much--if you like Douglas Adams and are an English Lit nerd (like me), try this one when you are looking for some thing light and fun.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful