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Debb Cozzi

Valley Center, CA United States
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  • Lily and the Octopus

  • By: Steven Rowley
  • Narrated by: Michael Urie
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,584
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,461
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,461

When you listen to Lily and the Octopus, you will be taken on an unforgettable ride. The magic of this novel is in the listening, and we don't want to spoil it by giving away too many details. We can tell you that this is a story about that special someone: the one you trust, the one you can't live without. For Ted Flask, that someone special is his aging companion, Lily, who happens to be a dog.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OMG WHY!!???!??? last hour redeemed the first 7

  • By Cynda on 03-21-18

Almost didn't finish it

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

Reviewed: 02-10-17

I've owned dogs all my life. The very first dog I ever loved was a mini doxie. I cried my way through "The Art of Racing in the Rain," "Marley and Me" and countless other "for the love of dog" books so, I was predisposed to love this book. But I didn't. I actually ended up feeling repulsed by this story. The only reason I even finished it is because the narrator did an excellent job.

The whole thing just seemed overwrought and self indulgent, a little bit weird (don't get me started on the scenes in the boat) and completely unsatisfying.

The only glimpses of enjoyment to be found was Lily talking in exclamation points, her love of salty rain and the very true to life descriptions of burrowing under the covers and nestling in the crook of an arm.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Deadly Grind

  • Vintage Kitchen Mystery Series, # 1
  • By: Victoria Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 901
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 899

When vintage cookware and cookbook collector Jaymie Leighton spies an original 1920s Hoosier brand kitchen cabinet at an estate auction, it's love at first sight. Despite the protests of her sister that the 19th-century yellow-brick house they share in Michigan is already too cluttered with Jaymie's "junk," she successfully outbids the other buyers and triumphantly takes home her Hoosier.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • History can be deadly in this cozy mystery!

  • By Byron on 04-28-14

Just ok

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

Reviewed: 07-22-16

This was a ho-hum mystery; very run of the mill. I did not enjoy the narration at all. It was like listening to a novice actor read lines.

  • Anne of Green Gables

  • By: Lucy Maude Montgomery
  • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,053
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,055

When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, send for a boy orphan to help them out at the farm, they are in no way prepared for the error that will change their lives. The mistake takes the shape of Anne Shirley, a redheaded 11-year-old girl who can talk anyone under the table. Fortunately, her sunny nature and quirky imagination quickly win over her reluctant foster parents. Anne's feisty spirit soon draws many friends - and much trouble - her way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even this old man love Anne

  • By Karen on 07-20-15

Revisiting a childhood favorite

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

Reviewed: 07-30-15

I can't think why it has taken me so long to revisit this wonderful story. I must have read it at least 4 or 5 times in my early teen years. Listening to it now after so many years was like being reunited with old, dear friends.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Winter Flame

  • By: Milly Johnson
  • Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 48

Eve has never liked Christmas, especially since her fiancé was killed in action in Afghanisatan on Christmas Day. So when her elderly aunt dies, the last thing she is expecting is to be left a theme park in her will. And one entirely dedicated to Christmas… Her aunt’s will also stipulates that Eve must run the park with a mysterious partner, the exotically named Jacques Glace. Who is this Jacques, and why did Aunt Evelyn name him in her will? But Eve isn’t going to back down from a challenge. She’s determined to make a success of Winterworld, no what what.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely

  • By Debb Cozzi on 07-14-15

Lovely

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

Reviewed: 07-14-15

I loved everything about this lovely story. It had a fun, imaginative setting, gentle humor and kind-hearted characters. It is a light, feel-good story that left me smiling. The narrator was terrific.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Endangered

  • By: C. J. Box
  • Narrated by: David Chandler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,307
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,084
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,085

She was gone. Joe Pickett had good reason to dislike Dallas Cates, even if he was a rodeo champion, and now he has even more: Joe's 18-year-old ward, April, has run off with him. And then comes even worse news: The body of a girl has been found in a ditch along the highway - alive but just barely, the victim of blunt-force trauma.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Chuck Box book!!!

  • By bluesky on 03-14-15

Love Joe Pickett...the narrator, not so much.

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

Reviewed: 06-23-15

I'm a fan of the Pickett series but have found the stories are getting predictable. I stick with them though because the characters have become like old friends. I don't like David Chandler's performance. It is stilted and dry. I really wish they would get somebody else to read this series.