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  • The Rejected Writers' Book Club

  • By: Suzanne Kelman
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 12

Librarian Janet Johnson is puzzled when she is invited - and practically dragged - to her first meeting of the Rejected Writers' Book Club. This quirky group of women would much rather celebrate one another's rejected manuscripts over cups of tea and slices of lemon cake than actually publish a book. But good friends are exactly what Janet needs after moving to the small town of Southlea Bay, Washington.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Amusing

  • By Patreesha on 20-03-17

Southern drawl...

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

Reviewed: 18-02-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I have to say this is not an inspiring story and it would have been listenable if it wasn't for the narrator's american drawl lasting for 8 hrs. I admit I struggled to get to the end favouring something more thrilling. In fact, I have 2 hours left to go and I don't think I'm going to make it... send help!!

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

Never made it!

What didn’t you like about Tanya Eby’s performance?

Boring!

Do you think The Rejected Writers' Book Club needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Absolutely not!

  • Out of Sorts

  • By: Aurélie Valognes, Wendeline A. Hardenberg - translator
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Ferdinand Brun hasn't always been a grumpy old man. Many years ago, he was a grumpy young man. Now he'd much rather spend time with his canine companion, Daisy, than any of his nosy neighbors. But as his behavior becomes increasingly peculiar, his daughter grows concerned and begins to consider moving him into a retirement home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easy listening

  • By Dominique on 05-02-17

Easy listening

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

I enjoyed this story about grumpiness and loneliness and the need for companionship. There are many people out there whose lives will reflect this story. It was also well narrated.