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PAMELA S STEVENS

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  • The Friend

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Sigrid Nunez
  • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master, and by the threat of eviction: Dogs are prohibited in her apartment building. While others worry that grief has made her a victim of magical thinking, the woman refuses to be separated from the dog except for brief periods of time.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not so great!

  • By PAMELA S STEVENS on 2019-08-15

not so great!

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

Reviewed: 2019-08-15

I was expecting a story of love between the writer and a dog she got saddled with
I guess this is the story, but she doesn't give the dog much of a personality. Kind if boring.

  • The Wedding Gift

  • Written by: Marlen Suyapa Bodden
  • Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

When Cornelius Allen gives his daughter Clarissa’s hand in marriage, he presents her with a wedding gift: the young slave she grew up with, Sarah. Sarah is also Allen’s daughter and Clarissa’s sister, a product of his longtime relationship with his house slave, Emmeline. When Clarissa’s husband suspects that their newborn son is illegitimate, Clarissa and Sarah are sent back to her parents, Cornelius and Theodora, in shame, setting in motion a series of events that will destroy this once-powerful family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very enjoyable

  • By PAMELA S STEVENS on 2019-08-03

very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 2019-08-03

I like this book a lot. the plot us good and kept my interest right through to the end.

  • The Dinner

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Herman Koch, Sam Garrett (translator)
  • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse - the banality of work, the triviality of the holidays. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a 15-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good story teller

  • By Tee on 2018-09-11

Horrible!

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

Reviewed: 2019-07-28

OMG! Two hours into the book and he's still talking about freaking grapes at dinner! What a huge waste of time. I even sped it up to 1 and 1/4 speed. Didn't help. 4 hours left and I don't think I can make it. His kid is killing people and he's acting like he stole a chocolate bar! Then, he goes off on other crap that has nothing to do with the story. If it doesn't get a lot better by the time it's over, I will be very unhappy. One of the worst books I have ever read!
I've now finished the book. M review stands. Total waste of time! People say it's a thriller? I don't get it. An asshole raises an asshole and they thinkit's a thriller? The writer spent more time describing the food than the actual meat of the book. Total crap.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Perfect Match

  • Written by: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda, Susan Bennett, Michele O. Medlin
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

In the course of her everyday work, career-driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost prosecutes child molesters and works determinedly to ensure that a legal system with too many loopholes keeps these criminals behind bars. But when her own five-year-old son, Nathaniel, is traumatized by a sexual assault, Nina and her husband, Caleb, a quiet and methodical stone mason, are shattered, ripped apart by an enraging sense of helplessness in the face of a futile justice system that Nina knows all too well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book deserves 10 stars!

  • By Julia on 2019-07-03

too long

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

Reviewed: 2019-07-22

Might have been an OK story, but it was way too long. I felt like that kid should have been an adult by the time the book was finished.

  • The Loyal Wife

  • Written by: Natalie Barelli
  • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

Tamra never dreamed she would marry someone like Mike Mitchell: handsome, rich, a wonderful husband...until she finds out that Mike is having an affair. But Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and Mike Mitchell should have remembered that before he made a fool of her. Because Tamra knows something about Mike. Something he did. Something evil. And she was prepared to carry the secret to her grave. Not anymore.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It was okay but...

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-07-25

not very good

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

Reviewed: 2019-07-14

I had trouble hearing the narrator. she spoke too softly in parts and then too loud in others. I hot sick of the leading characters whining. by the end, I had had enough. I was anxious for it to end.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Still Missing

  • Written by: Chevy Stevens
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

On the day she was abducted, Annie O’Sullivan, a 32-year-old Realtor, had three goals: sell a house, forget about a recent argument with her mother, and be on time for dinner with her ever-patient boyfriend. The open house is slow, but when her last visitor pulls up in a van as she’s about to leave, Annie thinks it just might be her lucky day after all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very well told & entertaining book!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2019-07-22

Pretty Good Read

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

Reviewed: 2019-05-04

I enjoyed tihs book. Quite the twist at the end which made it better. Narrator was good.

  • Pretty Baby

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Mary Kubica
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Tom Taylorson, Jorjeana Marie
  • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

Heidi Wood has always been a charitable woman: She works for a nonprofit and takes in stray cats. Still, her husband and daughter are horrified when Heidi returns home one day with a young woman named Willow and her four-month-old baby in tow. Disheveled and apparently homeless, this girl could be a criminal - or worse. But despite her family's objections, Heidi invites Willow and the baby to take refuge in their home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the $

  • By Shyloe on 2019-01-31

easy read

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-26

this book was OK. not very exciting, but an easy read. I think it's not bad, but forgettable

  • The Second Life of Samuel Tyne

  • Written by: Esi Edugyan
  • Narrated by: Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

A young man of astonishing promise when he emigrated from Ghana in 1955, Samuel Tyne was determined to accomplish great things. Fifteen long years later, he’s an insignificant government employee who hates his job when he unexpectedly inherits his uncle’s crumbling mansion in Aster, Alberta. Despite his wife’s resistance and the sullen complaints of his 13-year-old twin daughters, Samuel quits his job and moves his family to the town. For here, he believes, is that fabled second chance, and he is determined not to fail again. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not very exciting

  • By PAMELA S STEVENS on 2019-04-20

not very exciting

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-20

I did not find this book very exciting. The narrator tried to use different voices for characters which I found very annoying. I enjoyed this authors other book much more

  • Lilac Girls

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Martha Hall Kelly
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Kathleen Gati, Kathrin Kana, and others
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline's world is forever changed when Hitler's army invades Poland in September 1939 - and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely magnificent. Loved it.

  • By WarmSunshine on 2018-05-29

I really enjoyed this book

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

Reviewed: 2019-04-05

This book not only talks about the camps, but also the experimental surgeries carried out on people. It gives the stories of 3 women, including the story of one of the doctors who was performing the surgeries. I found it very interesting and horrifying how someone can justify these actions.

  • Pieces of Her

  • Written by: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 264

What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all? Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows Laura has spent nearly her whole life in the small beach town of Belle Isle, Georgia; she knows Laura's never wanted anything more than to lead a quiet, normal life in this conventional community; she knows Laura's a kind and beloved speech pathologist who helps others; she knows Laura's never kept a secret in her life. Andrea knows that Laura is everything she isn't - confident, settled, sure of herself. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This is the book that never ends; it just goes on

  • By Avril on 2018-11-26

I'm so confused

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

Reviewed: 2019-03-22

I have one hour of the book left and really, I will have to force myself to finish it. I was intrigued at the beginning to find out the truth behind this girls mother. Then, they're talking about people who i have no idea who they are or how they fit in the story. Hours of crap that I can't get into because I don't know who they are. At this point, I really don't care. I can't recommend this book.