LISTENER

Robyn Collins

  • 5
  • reviews
  • 7
  • helpful votes
  • 10
  • ratings
  • Summer's Child

  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,526
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,400
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,395

Early on the morning of her 11th birthday, on the beach beside her North Carolina home, Daria Cato receives an unbelievable gift from the sea: an abandoned newborn baby. When the infant's identity cannot be uncovered, she is adopted by Daria's loving family. Now, 20 years later, Shelly has grown into an unusual, ethereal young woman whom Daria continues to protect.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story, Fair Reader

  • By Cora Grimes on 03-29-16

Fantastic !!!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-05-16

I have a few Diane Chamberlain's books. I am glad I didn't read "THE ONE SHE LEFT BEHIND" and Before the storm. They were terrible, I read this book and it gave you the twist and turns, just like her trilogy. I loved it!!!!!!

But don't take my word for it I tried "The one she left behind ' hoping it would get better but after 28 chapters I called it quits, so I am not going to waste my time listening to the sequel.

let my know what you think. gd5696@gmail.com
Robyn Collins

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Before the Storm

  • By: Diane Chamberlain
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden, Kris Koscheski
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131

Laurel Lockwood lost her son once through neglect. She's spent the rest of her life determined to make up for her mistakes, and she has succeeded in becoming a committed, protective parent-maybe even overprotective. Still, she loosens her grip just enough to let Andy attend a local church social-a decision that terrifies her when the church is consumed by fire. But Andy survives...and remarkably, saves other children from the flames.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good in Reverse Order

  • By Simone on 06-29-16

WORST BOOK EVER!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 05-02-16

I have read the trilogy from Diane Chamberlain, and they were 5 stars all the way. I could not even make it to the end, true torture. I am returning this one and the sequel. That is not going to stop me from buying one or two more to see if they are any better

  • Tucker's Way

  • The Tucker Series, Book 1
  • By: David Johnson
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,966
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,953

After enduring a childhood of horrific abuse and crushing poverty, Tucker seeks refuge in her rural Tennessee home. The three grandchildren she is raising are her only connection to the outside, and her demeanor is purposefully rough. But her world is turned upside down when a new neighbor, Ella, moves into the old McDaniel place next door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best novel I have read in a long time; anxious to listen to sequels!!!!

  • By Amy A. Dye on 07-17-15

could not stop listening

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

Reviewed: 04-16-16

a great story of TRUE friendship you only wish you could experience in your life.

Narration was very very good. I already bought the rest of the series .

  • The Boy on the Wooden Box

  • By: Leon Leyson, Marilyn J. Harran (contributor)
  • Narrated by: Danny Burstein
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 474
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 474

This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler's List child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Most notable is the lack of rancour, the lack of venom, and the abundance of dignity in Mr Leyson's telling. The Boy on the Wooden Box is a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you've ever read.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Schindler's List though a child's eyes

  • By Jan on 10-16-13

GREAT book

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

Reviewed: 03-16-16

His AMAZING talent of the way he describes his life was truly so vivid! I felt so exonerated for him and his family. He made me wanting more, of course just post war. I know his family touched my heart, a book I will never forget.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • My Mother's Secret

  • Based on a True Holocaust Story
  • By: J. L. Witterick
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
  • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Franciszka and her daughter, Helena, are simple, ordinary people until 1939, when the Nazis invade their homeland. Providing shelter to Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland is a death sentence, but Franciszka and Helena do exactly that. In their tiny home in Sokal, they hide a Jewish family in a loft above their pigsty, a Jewish doctor with his wife and son in a makeshift cellar under the kitchen, and a defecting German soldier in the attic - each party completely unknown to the others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WONDERFUL!!!

  • By Robyn Collins on 02-29-16

WONDERFUL!!!

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

Reviewed: 02-29-16

I am new to audible and I have been trying to find out exactly what my taste in books are and it seems to me that they are non-fiction biographies and memoirs. Well I came across this one book and I just loved it , not only the story but the narrator telling the story was wonderful I actually had return books because the narrator was so sickening to listen to so this to me was a thumbs up of the type of book in a horrible situation....

2 of 2 people found this review helpful