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Clifton

Richmond, VA, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Eleanor & Park

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Rainbow Rowell
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman, Sunil Malhotra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (762)
    Performance
    (709)
    Story
    (715)

    Set over the course of one school year, in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits - smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love - and just how hard it pulled you under.

    FanB14 says: "E + P 4-ever!"
    "Good Story Made Great by Narration"
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    Very good story and writing, although I agree with some reviewers that the end was disappointing. The end is not really the point with a book like this, though.

    Both narrators are a true joy. I hope they find lots of work based on their amazing work on Eleanor & Park.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Is Where I Leave You

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jonathan Tropper
    • Narrated By Ramon de Ocampo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (872)
    Performance
    (578)
    Story
    (574)

    The death of Judd Foxman's father marks the first time that the entire Foxman family - including Judd's mother, brothers, and sister - have been together in years. Conspicuously absent: Judd's wife, Jen, whose 14-month affair with Judd's radio-shock-jock boss has recently become painfully public. Judd joins the rest of the Foxmans as they reluctantly submit to their patriarch's dying request: to spend the seven days following the funeral together.

    Jamie says: "Greatly entertaining, not for all audiences."
    "Not Even Close to Franzen, But a Pleasant Listen"
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    Any additional comments?

    I've seen other reviewers compare Tropper to Jonathan Franzen. The only similarity I see is that they both write about dysfunctional families. While Tropper is a good writer, the insight that comes through his words is nowhere near that of Franzen.

    That said, if you go into this book not looking for Jonathan Franzen Jr., it's a very pleasant listen. The narrative propels forwards at a good clip, mostly thanks to the fact that it takes place in a structured seven-day window. You get to know the characters well, and Tropper finds something redeeming in just about everyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Handmaid's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Claire Danes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3336)
    Performance
    (3008)
    Story
    (3023)

    Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

    Melinda says: "Not So Far-Fetched -- Still Chilling"
    "Not Flawless, But Will Stay With You"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. The book is a very interesting thought experiment that explores the interplay between gender, power and fear. And the criticism of the book is almost as interesting to explore as the book itself.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Handmaid's Tale?

    The "historical notes" at the end were an extremely interesting explanation for why the novel is structured as non-linearly as it is.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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