I've been a fan of the Story Corps project from its inception. It was heartwarming to listen to the various stories presented in this book.
I laughed and cried in different parts of the book. I am going on a long distance car ride with my husband and son tomorrow and I am going to have them listen to the stories. I can't wait to hear them again. Thank you for the gift Audible.
Absolutely. But, one has to listen to this by themselves, unless they don't mind tearing up in front of others (or bursting out with laughter from the sheer joy of some of the stories). If you get through this entire selection without a tear in your eye, you should check your pulse. You may already be dead.
Each story is told by the actual person and you get to hear the genuine emotion in their voices.
No, I have not heard Dave before. But I would listen to him narrate a book.
At the end, all I wanted to do was run out and find one of the places that records stories and record my own history.
I thoroughly enjoyed the unvarnished stories of life, love and inspiration. Please do more of these soon.
Oh most definitely! To hear the emotions in the story teller's voices and feel what they were describing was very nice.
The story of the soldier who wanted to buy a ticket to watch a movie in a theater, that story really touched me.
His introduction at the beginning, he frames it very nicely and sets the listener up with anticipation and it certainly does not disappoint! I will miss Dave Isay, what a great guy!
Yes, I will listen to it again in the future as well.
Please continute to offer these kinds of products...they really are priceless! I sincerely hope the program in which this book was based will continue it's good work around the country.
Yes, I found it very heartwarming and shared the stories with my family and friends.
The concept of recording your talks with loved ones to keep for the ages.
A very soothing and inviting voice. He makes you want to listen to the stories.
It gave me a warm feeling inside making me want to share it with my loved ones.
I have not read the print version, but listening to the stories in the voices of the ones telling them was wonderful! I highly recommend this audio book!!!
The story of the Korean lady who learned to hug and say I love you was one of the highlights as well as the military man who continued to have dreams of the boy he killed in self defense. The last story of the love of an elderly couple dealing with alzheimer was touching, but the one of the sister of an aids victim is when the tear really started flowing!
His voice was neither happy nor sad. He let the stories take you away, instead of getting caught in the narrative before the people told their stories! I really liked how he gave updates after the interview as well!
Yes! Once it stated, I didn't want it to end! I would love a series of these! I will have to check out the radio broadcast that was mentioned at the end!
Great Listen!!! God Bless!
This one is definitely in my top ten, what a great idea!
Listening to people's voices.
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This is touching. I loved hearing other people's life stories. You laugh and could cry with this book. It's short and I just want to hear more. It's fantastic.
The in love couple where great but there was an old man from a war that was touching also. How fabulous if our parents or great great grandparents had left us audio. It would leave you wanting more.
He's a good narrator. The music ran a little long between stories but cool book.
The Life of Pi said it would make you believe in God...These stories will emind you of your belief in your love for all the people aorund you whose voices you rerely hear, even among families. Like Studs Terkel says...where is the human voice? It's here. Let's look up from our phones and gadgets and listen better, ask someone every day for a story from their life.
I couldn't say, as I have not yet read the print version. I can say, however, that I now intend to.
All of the characters were interesting and unique.
I found the concept of StoryCorps to be wholly original. I was/am intrigued by the idea. There is something comforting in thinking about leaving a verbal legacy. I did not agree with all the perspectives in the stories, but I enjoyed hearing them...especially in the voices of the people who experienced them.I would also like to thank Audible for what may very well turn out to be one of the best gifts I receive this year! My husband and I have decided that listening to this during the Thanksgiving holiday will be a new tradition for us. So thanks audible!