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  • Battle Scars

  • By: Meghan O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Amanda Goodyear
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 160
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

Ray McKenna returns from the war in Iraq to find that she had attained unwanted celebrity status back home. As the only surviving American soldier of a well-publicized hostage crisis, she is the center of attention at a time when all she wants is solitude. Struggling to overcome the fear and anxiety that plague her, she relies on her psychiatric therapy dog Jagger to help her through the vicious symptoms of PTSD.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish I read reviews of narrator first

  • By cjirishlez on 07-02-16

Great story, awful narrator

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

Reviewed: 06-28-16

It's a shame that this book wasn't narrated better. The story is really great. There aren't many books that deal with PTSD, and even fewer that are love stories. Meghan O'Brien is by far one of my favorite authors in this category, I will buy every book she writes, I just hope she gets a different narrator for her next book.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Carol - The Price of Salt

  • By: Patricia Highsmith
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,773
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,616
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,614

A chance encounter between two lonely women leads to a passionate romance in this lesbian cult classic. Therese, a struggling young sales clerk, and Carol, a homemaker in the midst of a bitter divorce, abandon their oppressive daily routines for the freedom of the open road, where their love can blossom. But their newly discovered bliss is shattered when Carol is forced to choose between her child and her lover.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I can't stop thinking about this book...

  • By Shelley S. on 10-13-15

Can't stop reading this book !!!

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

Reviewed: 10-31-15

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

I absolutely would recommend this book to anyone who has ever been or wants to be in love.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I couldn't chose between the two main characters, it would be unfair. Therese and Carol have their own unique flaws and strengths.

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

I could listen to this woman talk forever. I will find more from her.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There first kiss in Waterloo. What every first kiss should be like.

Any additional comments?

I have not been able to stop listening to this book over and over. The book is excellent and the narrator, Cassandra Campbell, is what I would imagine God sounds like.

19 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • The Muse

  • By: Meghan O’Brien
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

Erotica author Kate McMannis has crippling writer's block and a deadline in less than two months. When a beautiful woman named Erato appears at her house and claims to be her muse, Kate isn't certain whether Erato is mentally ill or truly her supernatural savior. Either way, when the incredible sex Erato offers leads to genuine inspiration, Kate isn't inclined to refuse her unusual brand of help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A diffeerent view of a MUSE

  • By Bonnie on 09-22-15

What the heck!!

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

Reviewed: 10-04-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I am floored at how bad this book was. Ms. O'Brien is one of my fav's. I don't think it was the supernatural aspect because I loved Wild. This was just so unbelievable that it was hard to read or listen to. I don't have any thing I can say to help.

What could Meghan O’Brien have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I really don't know.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The ending of this book was the best part of this book. I am not being a smart ass, it really was better written than the beginning or middle.

Any additional comments?

I will still read the next one of Ms. Obrien's books but I sincerely hope the next one is better

3 of 6 people found this review helpful