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Tim

Durham, NC, USA | Member Since 2006

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  • The Lacuna

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (831)
    Performance
    (320)
    Story
    (316)

    Born in the United States, but reared in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd finds precarious shelter but no sense of home on his thrilling odyssey. Life is whatever he learns from housekeepers and, one fateful day, by mixing plaster for famed muralist Diego Rivera. When he goes to work for Rivera, his wife, exotic artist Kahlo, and exiled leader Lev Trotsky, Shepherd inadvertently casts his lot with art and revolution.

    Tricia Stevens says: "Great story!"
    "Worth the wait for a new Kingsolver novel"
    Overall

    I listened every spare moment (and some not so spare) to this compelling love story about a kind man and his devoted stenographer living through relatively recent history from Trotsky to McCarthy. 50 years ago, but such a different time.
    At first, I wished for another reader than the author herself, it worked better in "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle"
    But Kingsolver drew me in with her gentle narrative and subtle characterizations.

    A wonderful listen. Made this grown man cry (and laugh and think.)

    0 of 0 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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27513)
    Performance
    (14113)
    Story
    (14162)

    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!"
    "Not just a "chic flic""
    Overall

    I avidly read reviews before making a purchase. A you have noticed already, "The Help" gets RAVE reviews from almost every reviewer- almost all with female handles!

    Well, another RAVE review here, from a male (Reviewer/reader is Judy's husband!). This is a really good story, well written, well read, provocative.

    Go ahead, guy (or gal), download it. I expect you will be as enchanted as I was.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By David Wroblewski
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2888)
    Performance
    (792)
    Story
    (798)

    Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents and an unusual breed of dogs on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. But when tragedy strikes the Sawtelle family, Edgar flees to the surrounding wilderness. He comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him.

    Ella says: "Just OK"
    "Doggone ending..."
    Overall

    Edgar was worth the listen- a very good, engaging story, but I wish I hadn't listened to the last hour. (Bet you won't stop listening, though)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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