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Patricia

Greenwood Village, CO, United States
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  • Before We Were Yours

  • A Novel
  • By: Lisa Wingate
  • Narrated by: Emily Rankin, Catherine Taber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,560
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46,886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46,724

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge - until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was rivetted, finished in three days.

  • By Lin Cloward on 06-26-17

what was the big secret?

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

Reviewed: 12-11-17

Somehow the terrible secret that Judy was hiding turned out to be not so terrible in my mind, and the storyline felt a bit forced after that. So she was adopted--even in a good Southern family, that should not be such a sin. It wasn't her fault.

  • Truth & Beauty

  • A Friendship
  • By: Ann Patchett
  • Narrated by: Ann Patchett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306

The author of Bel Canto, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Orange Prize, and long-running New York Times best seller, turns to nonfiction in a moving chronicle of her decades-long friendship with the critically acclaimed and recently deceased author, Lucy Grealy.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It got better....

  • By Suzn F on 02-20-12

Patchett easy to listen to

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

Reviewed: 08-17-16

I find it difficult to listen to some authors reading their own books, but not Anne Patchett. And this is a mesmerizing portrait of a brilliant mind and fascinating personality being slowly whittled down. A beautiful testament to a truly great friendship.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Little Life

  • A Novel
  • By: Hanya Yanagihara
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 32 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,656
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,662

When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I had to call in SAD to work

  • By Angela on 10-17-15

A little slow for me.

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

Reviewed: 03-01-16

got a little frustrated that he could never do anything, and I mean ANYTHING, to help himself. And the medical facts were not always completely accurate.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Round House

  • A Novel
  • By: Louise Erdrich
  • Narrated by: Gary Farmer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,788
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,458
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,459

One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and 13-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe's life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance takes a bit of getting used to

  • By Library on 04-22-13

worst narrator I have ever listened to!

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

Reviewed: 12-10-12

This narrator could not have been worse. He paused at odd places, slurred words, did NOT pause at appropriate places like when there was a scene change, ran dialogue together so badly you could not tell who was speaking and in general massacred this pretty darn good book. What kind of audio producer let this happen? Two paragraphs in, someone should have stopped Mr. Farmer and thanked him and let him go. It is not all his fault--the recording is badly edited and produced, and everyone involved shares the blame. The story is pretty compelling and the characters are memorable, but really, it was a waste of everyone's time and energy making this recording.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful