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Anthony

Islandia, NY, USA

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  • The Namesake

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Jhumpa Lahiri
    • Narrated By Sarita Choudhury
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (982)
    Performance
    (302)
    Story
    (305)

    The Namesake follows the Ganguli family through its journey from Calcutta to Cambridge to the Boston suburbs. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world. Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before, Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd, antic name.

    Diana - Audible says: "My favorite book - in print and audio"
    "Just wonderful"
    Overall

    This is a beautifully written book which is also beautifully read. When you find something this good it is a gift. Enjoy. I look foward to this authors next novel.

    33 of 38 people found this review helpful
  • Alice I Have Been: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Melanie Benjamin
    • Narrated By Samantha Eggar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (64)

    Few works of literature are as universally beloved as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Now, in this spellbinding historical novel, we meet the young girl whose bright spirit sent her on an unforgettable trip down the rabbit holeand the grown woman whose story is no less enthralling.

    Christine says: "Wonderful...but missing the author's note"
    "Wonderful in Wonderland"
    Overall

    Very insightful and beautifully written novel about the real Alice and Lewis Carroll. This book will have you rushing to google to read the history and check out the famous photo's Carroll took of Alice Liddal and her sisters so many years ago. Story is very well told and the narrator does a first rate job. You won't be disappointed.

    2 of 3 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
    (27344)
    Performance
    (13952)
    Story
    (13999)

    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!"
    "You must listen to this!"
    Overall

    Every once in awhile the perfect combination of book and narration comes along, this is one of those times. Kathryn Stockett's touching novel will stay with you long after it's over. A work of art.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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