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  • Shatter Me

  • By: Tahereh Mafi
  • Narrated by: Kate Simses
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,059
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,878
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,884

"You can't touch me," I whisper. I'm lying, is what I don't tell him. He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him. But things happen when people touch me. Strange things. Bad things. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon. But Juliette has plans of her own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't let the sample fool you - So Good!

  • By Amanda on 06-08-12

Interesting writing style, AMAZING PERFORMANCE !!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-13

What did you love best about Shatter Me?

The performance of the person reading. It would not have held near the interest in book form. And such an interesting use of descriptors. Always in the extreme and many times at opposite ends of the spectrum. I have never read anything like this. Very unusual ! The story is futuristic and about a time when the earth is more barren. But hope is found. The story is about how it is found and one young girl in particular.This is not the kind of thing I usually read but I loved this story. It had heart and soul and caring and hope for a better world.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Juliette because she was so resillient.

What about Kate Simses’s performance did you like?

She read with such feeling and expression, reguardless of which character she was portraying. I seldom comment on performance unless the accent is so strong I have difficulty understanding. But to have just read this book I dont think I would have enjoyed it half as much. She made it come alive. It was real. Ahe was AMAZING!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but obviously could not.

Any additional comments?

As different as it is from what I usually read (mysteries) I would recommend taking a chance on this. The very interesting use of words in the writing and the extremely well performed reading will be worth your time.

  • The Reason

  • By: William Sirls
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

When facing the impossible, will you believe? Storm clouds gather over a small Michigan town. As thunder shakes the sky, the lights inside St. Thomas Church flicker...and then go out. All is black until a thick bolt of lightning slices the sky, striking the church’s large wooden cross - leaving it ablaze and splintered in two. When the storm ends, the search for answers begins. James Lindy, the church’s blind minister, wonders how his small congregation can repair the cross and keep their faith in the midst of adversity.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is a REALLY good book!

  • By Susan P on 02-28-14

Wonderful, inspirational!

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

Reviewed: 01-24-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It was a very good story line that drew you in from the very beginning. I got so caught up in the lives of the characters and the events that I could not put my iPod away. It was an emotional roller coaster and I cried right along with them. You dont know the ending until the END. I like that about a story. Very, very good.

Who was your favorite character and why?

They were all special in their own way but the construction worker (carpenter) was my favorite. Then the little boy!

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

No

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

The carpenter, just to be in his company.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this to anyone that is looking for a good book with an uplifring message. You came away just feeling good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • On Folly Beach

  • By: Karen White
  • Narrated by: Lyssa Browne
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 621
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498

Folly Beach, South Carolina, has survived despite hurricanes and war. But it's the personal battles of Folly Beach's residents that have left the most scars, and they are why a young widow has been beckoned there to heal her own. To most people, Folly Beach is simply the last barrier island before reaching the great Atlantic. To some, it's a sanctuary for lost souls, which is why Emmy Hamilton's mother encourages her to buy a local bookstore, Folly's Finds, hoping it will distract Emmy from the loss of her husband.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You won't want to get out of your car

  • By L. Persyn on 08-08-10

On Folly Beach

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-10

I loved this story. A fun story with more serious undertones about life and a hidden secret about a familly's past. It is all there in one book. It is so enjoyable to listen to. The reader does a great job.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Winter Garden

  • A Novel
  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,909
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,103

Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard: the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father fails ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thought I made a mistake

  • By A. Musser on 11-29-17

Winter Garden

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-16-10

Awesome! It was an interesting way of introducing the story line over generations. The story was never finished until the last page. How could you not feel the joy and the pain of the mother as a child and her daughters struggle to understand her. It just gets better and better. I loved this book. I will listen again and again.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful