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Peggy Fulghum

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  • Winter Solstice

  • By: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

Elfrida Phipps, once of London's stage, moved to the English village of Dibton in hopes of making a new life for herself. Gradually she settled into the comfortable familiarity of village life - shopkeepers knowing her tastes, neighbors calling her by name - still she finds herself lonely.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The reader left me cold

  • By Peggy Fulghum on 02-17-18

The reader left me cold

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

I do not like to be negative but the reader really bothered me to the point I almost skipped to the end. Her feeble high pitched voice reminded me of an 88 year not a sixty something. The screeching and straining was unpleasant to my ears.

I enjoyed the story and decided to revisit Scotland but probably not in winter.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • A Quiet Life in the Country

  • A Lady Hardcastle Mystery, Book 1
  • By: T E Kinsey
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,227
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,219

Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they've just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life. But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There's a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A nice cozy read!

  • By BikeVON on 11-30-16

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

Light hearted fun mystery. Love the reader.’s accent. The humor was in good taste.

  • Manhattan Beach

  • A Novel
  • By: Jennifer Egan
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Heather Lind, Vincent Piazza
  • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,698
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,695

Anna Kerrigan, nearly 12 years old, accompanies her father to the house of a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Anna observes the uniformed servants, the lavishing of toys on the children, and some secret pact between her father and Dexter Styles. Years later her father has disappeared, and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that had always belonged to men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Narrative of a Girl Diver

  • By WillowGirl313 on 10-30-17

Depressing

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

Reviewed: 01-17-18

I hung on until the end but several times I had to just quit listening. Too much woeful stream of consciousness is not for me

  • Nineteen Minutes

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda
  • Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,804
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,804

Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens - until the day its complacency is shattered by an act of violence. Josie Cormier, the teenage daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state's best witness, but she can't remember what happened before her very own eyes - or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show - destroying the closest of friendships and families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Alexandria on 05-25-16

Not my favorite

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

Reviewed: 01-03-18

There seemed to be political overtones it often seemed as though the author was trying to enlighten the reader to her point of view. At times it was condescending.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • A Novel
  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,218
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 32,546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,416

Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Close To Perfection--A Definite Thumbs Up!

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-07-17

Great story

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

Loved this book. I looked for opportunities to listen. It made me laugh, cry and think. I really liked the narrators voice and pitch. However, Sometimes the accent was so thick I didn't understand the words. Still, I recommend it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wedding Pearls

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 650

Tessa Wilson's life is all over the map. She may be clumsy, but this time she's stumbled into a pickle by choice, not by accident. She's agreed to take a month-long trip around Texas jammed into a '59 Cadillac with a drama-loving teenager, two elderly spitfires, and - oh, yes - her biological mama who gave her away at birth. And the ride gets even crazier when hot-as-sin cowboy Branch Thomas crosses into her lane. They don't call him the sexiest man in the Lone Star State for nothin'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Therese M. Woolley on 10-04-16

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 03-24-17

Shallow plot, unbelievable characters, not very funny, fake southern accent. Wanted to like it but had to finally give up

  • Take Me With You

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,140

August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his 19-year-old son died. Every year he’s spent the summer on the road, but making it to Yellowstone this year means everything. The plan had been to travel there with his son, but now August is making the trip with Philip’s ashes instead. An unexpected twist of fate lands August with two extra passengers for his journey, two half-orphans with nowhere else to go. What none of them could have known was how transformative both the trip - and the bonds that develop between them- would prove....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping, brilliantly heartwarming,thoughtful!

  • By Jeffrey on 07-25-14

Great performance, touching story with light hummus tones

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

Reviewed: 03-10-17

The beginning of this story grabs you. What will you can expect in this story? There is a bit of mystery when lies and past pains are revealed. There is enlightenment over the of alcoholic thought system and addiction. There is heartbreak over human behavior. There are a few parts when the story lags the characters wrestle over situations.

The characters are somewhat believable. I could imagine the adults but struggled with the boys only because their circumstances were beyond my experience.

Having been to most of the settings, I enjoyed and appreciated the descriptions. In fact, it made me want to return to enjoy the sites again. It is a great addition to the interest of the story.

I love Jeff Cummings natural voice. It is strong and clear without overly dramatizing. His tone inflections over cleverly written musings will make you smile. Although the voice of the youngest boy was strange and not necessarily pleasant to the ear, it was as the author described. Fortunately, that voice was not abundantly necessary.

I had read other Hyd

  • The Bette Davis Club

  • By: Jane Lotter
  • Narrated by: Sue Pitkin, Tessa Marts
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,532
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,249
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,242

The morning of her niece's wedding, Margo Just drinks a double martini and contemplates the many mistakes she's made in her fifty-odd years of life. Spending three decades in love with a wonderful but unattainable man is pretty high up on her list of missteps, as is a long line of unsuccessful love affairs accompanied by a seemingly endless supply of delicious cocktails.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sharp, Clever and Elegant... and funny as hell!

  • By Charles Atkinson on 01-17-17

Funny, unpredictable, thoughtful

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

Reviewed: 02-15-17

First of all, loved the reader and her accent. I easily visualized scene after scene. This would be a good movie. I has good ending giving the reader what he wants but with many twists..
personally, I detest the use off foul language but when it was used in this book at least it was for effect.
I described this book as thoughtful,because of the life reflection. Mistakes and misunderstanding can influence ones perspective and shade one's life. Honest full disclosure can release the bondage of the past. Please excuse typos and mistakes in this review, it am in the dark and cannot read what I am writing, if I wait until morning I probably wouldn't t stop long enough to write a review.
I would recommend this book.

  • Flowers from the Storm

  • By: Laura Kinsale
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,521
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,362

He's a duke. He's a mathematical genius. He can't talk and he's locked in a lunatic asylum. Only a modest Quaker girl can reach him, but when she helps him to escape, she's swept into his glittering aristocratic world, her life torn apart by his desperate attempt to save himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ~COMPELLING!!~ Love This Author! Love This Book!

  • By 🌸DARA on 10-01-13

Good story. Sluggish at points

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

Reviewed: 12-26-16

Overall a good story but found it sluggish at points. Too many explicit sexual scene made it sound trashy otherwise, it could be a classic

  • Venetia

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,320
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,322

Venetia Lanyon, beautiful, intelligent and independent, lives in comfortable seclusion in rural Yorkshire with her precocious brother Aubrey. Her future seems safe and predictable: Either marriage to the respectable but dull Edward Yardley, or a life of peaceful spinsterhood. But when she meets the dashing, dangerous rake Lord Damerel, her well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a relationship with him that scandalizes and horrifies the whole community.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No Guilt Here!

  • By Carole T. on 05-16-14

Entertaining story

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

Reviewed: 11-22-16

It was a bit difficult in the beginning to grasp the language, characters and setting but the story was charming. I found myself smiling and chuckling quite often.