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Elizabeth

ratings
7
REVIEWS
6
FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
3

  • Bad Dog: A Love Story

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Martin Kihn
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Meet Hola. She’s a nightmare, but it’s not her fault if she tackles strangers and chews on furniture, or if she runs after buses and fried chicken containers and drug dealers. No one ever told her not to. Worse yet, she scares her family. Hola may be the most beautiful Bernese mountain dog in the world, but she’s never been trained - at least, not by anyone who knew what he was doing.

    KarenLee says: "Good Dog!"
    "Good book. Owner and dog have big problems."
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    If you could sum up Bad Dog in three words, what would they be?

    He learned to love his dog more than alcohol.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bad Dog?

    When he found out how important his dog was


    What about David Drummond’s performance did you like?

    He made alcoholic Martin believable.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Some laughs. Martin.Kihn is very funny.


    Any additional comments?

    I think he wants readers not to overlook their dogs' feelings..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Unsaid: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Neil Abramson
    • Narrated By Angela Brazil
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (58)

    Unsaid is told from the perspective of Helena Colden, a veterinarian who has just died of breast cancer. Helena is forced to witness the rapid emotional deterioration of her husband David. With Helena's passing, David, a successful Manhattan attorney, loses the only connection that made his life full. He tries to carry on the life that Helena had created for them, but he is too grief-stricken, too angry, and too quickly reabsorbed into the demands of his career.

    Diane says: "Great book but..."
    "Remarkable book not easy to explain"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes if you liked The Art of Racing In the Rain this book is somewhat on the same level. I passed it up because of reviews but finally listened and was glad I did.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Unsaid?

    When the husband goes to Paris and finds something very unusual and his point of view begins to change. Cindy was a turning point.


    Which character – as performed by Angela Brazil – was your favorite?

    Probably as the "wife" narrating the story and of course Cindy and can't forget Arthur.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    How Cindy finally ended and when Skippy let everyone know it was time for him to leave.


    Any additional comments?

    This author has a unique understanding of nonhuman life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Susan McCarthy
    • Narrated By David Ackroyd
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    This engaging and authoritative portrait of animals' emotional lives is as groundbreaking as Darwin's Origin of Species in the facts and insights it presents about the animal kingdom. You'll meet an Indian elephant known for his facial expressions, a shy gorilla who is proficient in sign language and loves to play house with dolls, and an African grey parrot who, when left at the veterinarian's, cried, "Come here! I love you. I'm sorry. I want to go back."

    Elizabeth says: "Enter the mind of another being"
    "Enter the mind of another being"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Humans tend to be arrogant about their supposed superiority but this book shows how wrong this is. Animals other than humans are not dim robotic shadows of humans but worlds unto themselves.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There isn't a character. The authors are describing the mental lives that other species live.


    Have you listened to any of David Ackroyd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't think so but he did very well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and I did.


    Any additional comments?

    If you think "man shall govern the beasts" or whatever the Bible says Wrong. The BibLe written by humans. Don't think anyone witnessed GOD guiding someone. Other species on this planet are just as important and entitled to their lives.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hitler

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By A. N. Wilson
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    In 1923, 34-year-old Adolf Hitler was languishing in prison after leading an unsuccessful putsch to overthrow the German government. Within a decade he was German chancellor, one of the most powerful men in Europe. How did he do it? Had Hitler been a regular politician, Wilson argues, he would have vanished without trace after his prison experience. He was not, however, a regular politician but rather a conjurer, seeing politics not as the art of the possible but as the art of the impossible.

    Elizabeth says: "Hitler's"
    "Hitler's"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Historically slanted towards the writer's views


    If you’ve listened to books by A. N. Wilson before, how does this one compare?

    I think he writes things that in ways might be accurate historically but he slants them toward his own viewpoint.


    Did Ralph Cosham do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I do not care for his narration but his pronunciation of foreign words and places seems accurate


    Could you see Hitler being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No. This book is much too pedestrian.


    Any additional comments?

    I wouldn't recommend it. There are better books on the subject.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Into Thin Air

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Jon Krakauer
    • Narrated By Philip Franklin
    Overall
    (2136)
    Performance
    (944)
    Story
    (958)

    The definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of Into the Wild. Read by the author. Also, hear a Fresh Air interview with Krakauer conducted shortly after his ordeal.

    David says: "Being There"
    "Jon krakauer's story is wonderful"
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    Would you listen to Into Thin Air again? Why?

    Yes. This book takes you to Mt Everest


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narrator is Jon Krakauer and this is his story of the tragedy of the climbers killed in one particular climb


    What about Jon Krakauer’s performance did you like?

    He did an excellent job. Who knows this story better.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end of the book has the best insights into the whole terrible tragedy


    Any additional comments?

    I first saw the story in OutSide magazine and thought I would read it sometime but never did. Glad I waited for the audio version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Garth Stein
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5943)
    Performance
    (3855)
    Story
    (3869)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you’ve ever loved a dog - or even patted a dog - this book, told from the perspective of man’s best friend, will tug at your heartstrings...and won’t let go until long after Welch performs the last word. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master.

    FanB14 says: "Artful Surprise"
    "The best book I have had in years.A"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Art of Racing in the Rain to be better than the print version?

    Audio is much better. The emotion is there when there's a narratorTh


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Art of Racing in the Rain?

    The ending is unforgettable


    Which character – as performed by Christopher Evan Welch – was your favorite?

    Enzo the dog who touched me so much that I now have an ENZO shirtEnz


    If you could take any character from The Art of Racing in the Rain out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Enzo's dad and of course Enzo. They are commited.


    Any additional comments?

    Passed this book up a long time because of the auto racing theme. Was I wrong!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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