LISTENER

Nadine

  • 32
  • reviews
  • 95
  • helpful votes
  • 91
  • ratings
  • The Kitchen House

  • A Novel
  • By: Kathleen Grissom
  • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,598
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,150

Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is a must!

  • By AB on 09-04-10

The Narrator is Magic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-10

This is a tale we have read about and studyied in History. BUT the Narrator of this book brings it alive. She is talented, smooth and diverse.

I could listen to her read my grocery list and she would have my full attention.

  • My Hollywood

  • By: Mona Simpson
  • Narrated by: Bhama Roget
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23

Claire, a composer and a new mother, comes to L.A. so her husband can follow his dream of writing TV comedy. With Paul working all hours and Claire left with a baby, William, whom she adores but has no idea how to care for, they hire Lola - a fifty-two-year-old mother of five who works in America to pay for her own children's education back in the Philippines. Lola stabilizes the rocky household, and other parents try to lure her away. What she sacrifices to stay with Claire and William remains her own secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Story of Have and Have Nots

  • By J. McGee on 01-13-13

Beautiful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-10

A beautiful story. I started listening and could not stop. A story of women and their families who give up so much for others children.

  • The English American

  • By: Alison Larkin
  • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,084
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 432
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 438

When Pippa Dunn, adopted as an infant and raised terribly British, discovers that her birth parents are from the American South, she finds that "culture clash" has layers of meaning she'd never imagined. Meet The English American, a fabulously funny, deeply poignant debut novel that sprang from Alison Larkin's autobiographical one-woman show of the same name.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By Michael on 07-05-09

Randomness at it's Best

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-10

This book was so strange.

It began very nicely a wonderful story of a young woman adjusting to adoption and differences between her adoptive up bringing and her natural birth parents. It began as funny, heart warming and humorous.

Then it just goes off in so many different ways it gets strange,outrageous, weird and confusing. It had random story lines shooting off here and there.

The poilitcal bashing was VERY offensive. I wish I could have only spent half a credit becasue that was about all I wished I had listened to, half.

  • Fly Away Home

  • A Novel
  • By: Jennifer Weiner
  • Narrated by: Judith Light
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 750
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 329
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 330

From the number-one New York Times best-selling author, a novel about three very different women who become friends while seeking refuge in an old beach house.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Jayne Greeley on 07-25-10

Wonderful!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-10

A well writtne story, spanning all age groups. I REALLY enjoyed this book and never wanted it to end.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Summer on Blossom Street

  • By: Debbie Macomber
  • Narrated by: Delilah
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

Knitting and life. They're both about beginnings - and endings. That's why it makes sense for Lydia Goetz, owner of A Good Yarn on Seattle's Blossom Street, to offer a class called Knit to Quit. It's for people who want to quit something - or someone! - and start a new phase of their lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, AWFUL NARRATOR!!

  • By Pamela Pashley on 12-02-10

Narration was terrible

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-10

This is such a wonderful story about so many lives that touch each other..sadly the narrator was so horrible it was all ruined. The narrator rushed reading the book in places it was hard to follow.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Burn

  • By: Linda Howard
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 318
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

Money certainly changes Jenner Redwine's life when she wins a lottery jackpot. But it also costs her plenty: Her father rips her off and disappears, her fortune-hunting boyfriend soon becomes her ex, and friends-turned-freeloaders give her the cold shoulder when she stops paying for everything. Flush with new money, Jenner can't imagine ever finding a place in the world of the wealthy. Seven years later, though, she's rubbing elbows with the rich, despite the fact she still feels like a party crasher.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • UGH!

  • By Nadine on 02-01-10

UGH!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-10

It is hours and hours and hours of the main Character and the main Villain lusting after each other while hating each other. The book was boring and simple.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Up from Orchard Street

  • By: Eleanor Widmer
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
  • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 203

Three generations of Roths live together in a crowded tenement flat. Long-widowed Manya is the family's head and its heart. But Manya is no soft touch, except, perhaps, where her granddaughter Elka is concerned. Precocious Elka is her closest companion and confidante. Through Elka's eyes we come to know the fascinating characters who move in and out of the Roths' lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tenement Life From a Child's Point of View

  • By Sara on 08-10-14

Heart Warming

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-09

Wonderful Heartwarming story of Immigration in America and a family that endures and survives.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Devil in the Junior League

  • By: Linda Francis Lee
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 673

Mercedes Hildebrand Ware is a member beyond reproach...until her life begins to unravel. When her husband betrays her, steals her money, and runs off to places unknown, it's something Frede would prefer to keep under wraps. The last thing she needs is to become fodder for the JLWC gossip mill. And to make matters worse, there's only one person in town who stands a chance at helping her get revenge - Howard Grout, a tasteless, gold-chain-wearing lawyer who has bought his way into Frede's tony neighborhood.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun chick lit

  • By Lori on 08-07-09

The Worst!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-09

The narrator was so irritating with that southern accent I never got past the first few minutes. I am so bummed I paid money for this book. Don't bother,even on sale it is beyond listenable.

1 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Hollywood Station

  • A Novel
  • By: Joseph Wambaugh
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 348
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

They call him the Oracle. He's got 46 years under his belt and more hash marks than a football field. More importantly, he has a crew of cops to look out for on the streets of Hollywood. From his understaffed office at Hollywood Station, he keeps a close eye on his squad who spend their day in patrol cars, and their nights in the underbelly of a city that never sleeps.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Patience...it IS classic Wambaugh

  • By Deborah on 01-08-07

Wonderful and Funny and Sad!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-09

I had never listened to this author before.
The BOOK was fantastic! The Characters were WONDERFUL! I just kept thinking this would be a great TV series BUT it is a GREAT Book. I am going to look for more by this author. I would listen to this over and over again. Real lives and real crime drama.

  • Chasing Darkness

  • An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 12
  • By: Robert Crais
  • Narrated by: James Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 538
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535

It's fire season, and the hills of Los Angeles are burning. As the residents of Laurel Canyon are being evacuated from their homes, Police and Fire Department personnel find the corpse of a recluse who apparently committed suicide. Clutched in his lap is a photo album containing photographs of seven young women who have been murdered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elvis & Pike Ride Again

  • By J on 08-25-08

Great Start to Finish!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-09

I LOVED this book. Suspenseful with just the right twists and turns.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful