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Nancy

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Santa Monica, CA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • The Humbling

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Philip Roth
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (6)

    Everything is over for Simon Axler. One of the leading American stage actors of his generation, now in his 60s, he has lost his magic, his talent, and his assurance. His Falstaff and Peer Gynt and Vanya, all his great roles, "are melted into air, into thin air". When he goes on stage he feels like a lunatic and looks like an idiot. His confidence in his powers has drained away; he imagines people laughing at him; he can no longer pretend to be someone else.

    Ry says: "Flawed novel but it's worth finishing"
    "The Humbling humbles"
    Overall

    I found this Phillip Roth book uninteresting and hard to follow. Not one of the best of Roth's endeavors.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Confession: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3352)
    Performance
    (1083)
    Story
    (1100)

    An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. Travis Boyette is such a man. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, he abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high-school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row.

    Suzn F says: "I confess, I loved it!"
    "Must read"
    Overall

    Grisham has written probably his best book yet, and I have read and loved them all. Basically, he exposes the Texas system of executing criminals, the highest percentage of any other state. An innocent man is in prison, awaiting execution. The real killer shows up and involves a local pastor in his apparent need to save the innocent man and confess that he is the real killer. Many parts of this story are very sensitive. Exposes a lot of corruption in the city government in a small town in Texas. Keep your Kleenex handy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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