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Jan

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  • Room: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated By Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Robert Petkoff, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4599)
    Performance
    (2070)
    Story
    (2058)

    To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, but what she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

    Kathleen says: "A truly memorable read"
    "Interesting but enjoyable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book. At first the fact that it was from the point of view of a 5 year old was irritiating and I felt the author forgot sometimes that it was from the perspective of a child when explaining things, but all in all I really liked it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A World Out of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Larry Niven
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (388)
    Performance
    (348)
    Story
    (354)

    After more than two hundred years as a corpsicle, Jaybee Corbell awoke in someone else’s body and under threat of instant annihilation if he made a wrong move while they were training him for a one-way mission to the stars. But Corbell bided his time and made his own move. Once he was outbound, where the society that ruled Earth could not reach him, he headed his starship toward the galactic core.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Do you know how people get old?"
    "Not bad, but not the first book I'd recommend."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about A World Out of Time? What did you like least?

    I enjoyed the ideas of what the future may hold. I felt that it lagged in the middle.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I don't know if it's the sort of book you could change much.


    Which character – as performed by Tom Weiner – was your favorite?

    Jaybee Corbell


    Did A World Out of Time inspire you to do anything?

    Ummm nope.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Catch Me If You Can

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Frank W. Abagnale
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    Overall
    (2181)
    Performance
    (940)
    Story
    (949)

    Frank W. Abagnale was one of the most daring conmen, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history. In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot's uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was 21. His story is now a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.

    Steve says: "Really entertaining!"
    "Better than the movie!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Catch Me If You Can rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was probably the most enjoyable one I have listened to so far.


    Have you listened to any of Barrett Whitener’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No particular moment moved me but I found it very interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    I feel that the book offers a lot more than the movie and things in the movie that didn't really make sense to me are clarified.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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