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Melody A Silvey

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  • It's Just a Dog

  • By: Russ Ryan
  • Narrated by: Gary Galone
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Charlie Keefe is not just your typical dog lover - he's a world famous dog painter, a.k.a. "The Picasso of Pooch Portraits". Unfortunately, Charlie's beloved muse Pete, his lovable Jack Russell terrier, has just died. So, after months of suffering over his dearly departed soulmate and wondering if he ever made it to The Rainbow Bridge, Charlie reluctantly agrees to foster a new puppy - a cute Cavalier King Charles named Brownie from the local animal shelter.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Premise OK, but came off juvenile

  • By Suzanne L Compart on 09-22-17

Great Man & Dog

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

Reviewed: 02-12-17

Would you listen to It's Just a Dog again? Why?

No, I never listen to a book twice.

What did you like best about this story?

The man and dog relationship. The believability of the story.







What does Gary Galone bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Great narrator. Well-paced. Light listening.

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

Could be. I never read anything in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

Great listen. Believable. Great narrator. Moved quickly and made me smile!

  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60,291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,069

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Great

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

Reviewed: 11-13-16

Would you listen to A Man Called Ove again? Why?

Not till I forget about it. It was so good it will be a long time before that happens.

  • Left

  • A Novel
  • By: Tamar Ossowski
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris, Kim McKean, Rachel Fulginiti
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Therese Wolley is a mother who has made a promise. She works as a secretary, shops for groceries on Saturdays, and takes care of her two girls. She doesn’t dwell on the fact that her girls are fatherless, mostly because her own father abandoned her before she was born and she has done just fine without him. Even though her older daughter regularly wakes with nightmares and her younger one whispers letters under her breath, she doesn't shift from her resolve that everything will be fine.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but somewhat sad

  • By Melody A Silvey on 12-31-15

Interesting, but somewhat sad

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

Reviewed: 12-31-15

What made the experience of listening to Left the most enjoyable?

The diversity of the characters, but different readers, always a plus

What was one of the most memorable moments of Left?

Many

Which scene was your favorite?

Realizing the relationship between all the characters

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

Many

Any additional comments?

Good read, somewhat sad, but good

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