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M. Thompson

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  • 337 titles in library
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  • I'm the One That I Want

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Margaret Cho
    • Narrated By Margaret Cho
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    I'm the One That I Want, based on her show of the same name, is filled with dead-on insights about the experience of being a woman with attitude, of flowing with the highs and lows of life, and of creating one's own identity and acceptance. It is every bit as hilarious, shocking, and irreverent as she is.

    Ling says: "Hilarious and deeply engrossing"
    "This is not funny."
    Overall

    Although Margaret Cho is known to us as a comedian this audiobook is not funny. There are a few moments that are light, like when she protrays her mother, it does bring a smile, but by no means is this a comedy. It is actually just sad. Kind of pathetic in a way. Cho relates her life to the reader and as it is so desperate that one cannot help but feel sorry for her and yet you can't help but feel disgusted at the same time. It goes from a sad childhood to a sad adulthood and then some light at then end of tunnel towards the end.

    7 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jeannette Walls
    • Narrated By Jeannette Walls
    Overall
    (1012)
    Performance
    (479)
    Story
    (476)

    Jeannette Walls's memoir The Glass Castle was "nothing short of spectacular" (Entertainment Weekly). Now, in Half Broke Horses, she brings us the story of her grandmother, told in a first-person voice that is authentic, irresistible, and triumphant.

    Kathryn says: "A BETTER BOOK THAN "THE GLASS CASTLE""
    "A Wonderful Story"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this as much as the Glass Castle. An interesting story that was well written. I think having it read by the author who knew her grandmother certainly lends value to the voice of Lilly. This is one book I'l be recommending to others without hesitation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jamie Ford
    • Narrated By Feodor Chin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1976)
    Performance
    (896)
    Story
    (897)

    In the opening pages of Jamie Ford's stunning debut, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle's Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol.

    Christopher says: "Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet"
    "Once I figured out"
    Overall

    ...that the reason I didn't enjoy this book was because of the slow reading pace then I could fix it. I sped it up on my ipod and although it made the audio jerky it make the story much more enjoyable! This is a sweet story of love lost and a little glimpse into the tragedy of Japanese interment camps.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (27333)
    Performance
    (13942)
    Story
    (13990)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Sad for it to end"
    Overall

    Story: excellent
    Narration: excellent

    Can't say enough good about this book. I hope we get more from Kathryn Stockett.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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