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MDO

Kingsland, GA United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Working Poor: Invisible in America

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By David K. Shipler
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (52)

    Nobody who works hard should be poor in America, writes Pulitzer Prize-winner David Shipler. Clear-headed, rigorous, and compassionate, he journeys deeply into the lives of individual store clerks and factory workers, farm laborers and sweat-shop seamstresses, illegal immigrants in menial jobs and Americans saddled with immense student loans and paltry wages. They are known as the working poor.

    nancy says: "A Must Read Book for the Middle-Class"
    "The Narrator was the Problem"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about The Working Poor? What did you like least?

    The book itself I thought was very good. I would have enjoyed the book much more had I read it and not bought the audio version. I did learn to always listen to a sample because the narrator can make or brake a book. I thought Mr. Ganim would have been better suited to read a mystery or suspense book rather than a work of nonfiction such as this. To me, he sounded like he was talking down to you. I just didn't like "him."


    What didn’t you like about Peter Ganim’s performance?

    I didn't like anything about Peter Ganim's performance.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Great Gatsby

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (599)
    Performance
    (436)
    Story
    (444)

    Jay Gatsby is still in love with Daisy, whom he met during the war when he was penniless. Having made himself wealthy through illegal means, he now lives in a mansion across the bay from the home of Daisy Buchanan, who has since married for money. Holding on to his illusion of Daisy as perfect, he seeks to impress her with his wealth, and uses his new neighbor, Nick Carraway, (our narrator), to reach her.

    Tad Davis says: "Didn't realize how good this was"
    "Best in Audio"
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    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Great Gatsby in three words, what would they be?

    I'm really glad I got this book on audio and didn't try reading it again. This, to me, was one of those stories that I would have been bored to death with had I read it but the audit version helped out greatly in the slow periods of the book. But this is my personal opinion.


    Which character – as performed by Anthony Heald – was your favorite?

    I thought Mr. Heald did a very good job narrating the book. His voice is well suited for this type of novel.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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