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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 49,939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,278

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

Great Story - Amazing Audio

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

Reviewed: 11-09-17

This was the best audible book that I have ever purchased. The story was very well laid out and though there were a lot of characters, they were introduced in a palatable manner. The narration was impeccable and carried the story beautifully.

  • Lucky Us

  • A Novel
  • By: Amy Bloom
  • Narrated by: Alicyn Packard
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 133

Disappointed by their families, Iris, the hopeful star and Eva the sidekick, journey through 1940s America in search of fame and fortune. Iris’s ambitions take the pair across the America of Reinvention in a stolen station wagon, from small-town Ohio to an unexpected and sensuous Hollywood, and to the jazz clubs and golden mansions of Long Island. With their friends in high and low places, Iris and Eva stumble and shine though a landscape of big dreams, scandals, betrayals, and war.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Somewhat like being in the Oz Poppy Field

  • By Syd Young on 10-20-14

Meh

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

Reviewed: 03-03-15

Characters were fun, but the story was uninteresting and disjointed. Too many characters; it became really confusing and quite tedious.

  • Lose Weight without Discipline or Willpower

  • By: David J. Lieberman
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

New York Times bestselling author, Dr. David J. Lieberman, introduces a wonderful right-to-the-point mini audio book that tells listeners how to end food cravings once and for all! Understanding how cravings seduce you into surrendering can help you to conquer them, maintain a healthy weight and improve your overall health. Most significantly, you can tip the scales in your favor, and harness the power of psychology and physiology to reprogram your brain, and to permanently counter your cravings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • End Your Cravings and Lose Weight Without Stress!

  • By morton on 07-22-10

Fairly Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 09-10-12

Would you try another book from David J. Lieberman and/or Sean Pratt?

I will probably not buy another book from these authors again.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The only information I gained from this book came from the last couple of sentences.

What three words best describe Sean Pratt’s performance?

It was monotone.

Could you see Lose Weight without Discipline or Willpower being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Hahahahaha.....NO! This book will never be made into a move or TV series.

Any additional comments?

This should have been a blog at the most; but not a book.