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MusicMom13

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  • 9-11 Commission Hearings: Condoleezza Rice (4/8/04)

    • NONE (2 hrs and 51 mins)
    Overall
    (220)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice's testimony before the 9-11 Commission, presented April 8, 2004.

    Michael says: "Information Everyone should hear!"
    "This is a great service to Audible listeners"
    Overall

    Despite the political bashing that other reviewers have left here, this is an excellent moment of history that we all should listen to -- and not just read about. Too many times we allow political pundits to distill information for us and we fail to consider the facts ourselves. I listened to the testimony live, but I was very grateful that Audible offers it, as it is an important piece in my education. I remember 1974 and the Watergate hearings -- listening at my summer job and being mocked by fellow workers for caring about that silly political stuff. I am glad today that I heard it happen and didn't leave it to some historian to re-characterize the events. I would hope that reviewers will stick to the benefits of having this audio record and leave their political analysis of what she says to the dinner table, breakfast table or water cooler. I don't need to read anti-Bush or pro-Bush speak here.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Laura Schroff, Alex Tresniowski
    • Narrated By Pam Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (254)
    Performance
    (230)
    Story
    (227)

    In the tradition of the New York Times best-seller The Blind Side, The Invisible Thread tells of the unlikely friendship between a busy executive and a disadvantage young boy, and how both of their lives changed forever

    Linda says: "Amazing but painful"
    "Feels like a diary excerpt"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I read at night and listen in the car, and this book actually suffered from my listening to it. The narrator was older than I pictured the author, and her voice lacked the cadence and empathetic tone I felt when I read the author's words.

    I wish this book had been just one story. Ms. Schroff is clearly not a writer, as some of her prose had the feel of high school English. She gave us TOO many details of her life, when the story about she and Maurice was really the point of the book. Her relationship with her father never made sense and really muddled my feeling that she had good judgment. Again, her ex-husband equally made me question her judgment, as anyone of any age could have sniffed out infidelity on the first weekend away.

    Ms. Schroff deserves applause for the difference she makes in the life of this boy. Just tell THAT story. Perhaps an abridged version of this can stick to the main story and skip the family pain and melodrama. It might be part of the thread, but it adds little to an appreciation of the life she built after meeting Maurice.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Middle Place: An Interview with the Author

    • UNABRIDGED (10 mins)
    • By Kelly Corrigan, Lysa Williams
    • Narrated By Kelly Corrigan, Lysa Williams
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    Kelly Corrigan talks with Lysa Williams of Blackstone Audio about her new book, The Middle Place.

    Jackie says: "OK Interview, but doesn't inspire me"
    "Fabulous insight into the book"
    Overall

    Kelly Corrigan writes like she talks -- so listening to her voice gave new voice to her message. Thanks for including this interview with the book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Middle Place

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Kelly Corrigan
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (34)

    In a coming-of-age memoir about a woman who loved being a girl and what made her finally grow up, Kelly Corrigan brilliantly explores the "middle place" between childhood and adulthood and how one woman made the leap to the other side.

    MusicMom13 says: "Very special story about the joy of a good family"
    "Very special story about the joy of a good family"
    Overall

    This is a lovely little true story about a real life --and the narrator becomes the author as she reads Kelly's story. It is written in the first person -- with a bit too much profanity for those who object to the use of it (all in context -- not excessive by any means)-- but it's a heartfelt telling of a young Mom who deals with fighting her own cancer while fearing her father's cancer diagnosis. It's not about illness -- it's about living and enjoying life. It is not a spoiler alert to say that her Dad is still alive and well -- though she wrote the book fearing a different outcome for him. Be sure to listen to the extra interview with the author -- you'll hear Kelly's own voice and appreciate her enthusiasm for having lived a pretty nice life. See her interviewed on YouTube as well.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1134)
    Performance
    (376)
    Story
    (386)

    Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century, 1951, in the middle of the United States, Des Moines, Iowa, in the middle of the largest generation in American history, the baby boomers. As one of the best and funniest writers alive, his is perfectly positioned to mine his memories of a totally all-American childhood for 24-carat memoir gold. Like millions of his generational peers, Bill Bryson grew up with a rich fantasy life as a superhero.

    David says: "Fun, but not for squeamish"
    "Andrea from PA"
    Overall

    When where you were was special because it wasn't like anyplace else... Bill Bryson remembers a Des Moines in the 50s that had character and a unique set of businesses and places...before the days of chain stores, chain restaurants, indoor malls. The reference to politics is negligible -- it's a great listen. Bryson doesn't take it seriously and neither should the listener.If you are a boomer, laugh away and just ENJOY!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Full Cupboard of Life: More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (669)
    Performance
    (308)
    Story
    (308)

    New York Times best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith's critically acclaimed No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series continues in this engaging book that won the first ever Saga Award for Wit, given to the wittiest British book of the year.

    MusicMom13 says: "#1 Ladies Detective series delivers another winner"
    "#1 Ladies Detective series delivers another winner"
    Overall

    I have now listened to the first five in this series -- and eagerly await the newest one "In the Company of Cheerful Ladies." I would buy the book, but listening to this narrator, Lisette Lecat, is the only way I want to hear this series. She's that good. I look forward to driving to work just to hear the next chapter every day. Do them in order or Precious's adventures get out of sequence....!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Life of Bees

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    Overall
    (2625)
    Performance
    (365)
    Story
    (372)

    Lily Owens has shaped her entire life around one devastating memory - the day her mother was killed. When she and her "stand-in-mother," a fierce-hearted black woman named Rosaleen, are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, Lily enters a secret world of bees and honey, and of the Black Madonna who presides over this household of strong, wise women.

    France says: "Secret Life of Bees"
    "Listening is even better than the book"
    Overall

    This was a wonderful, sweet book set in the South, and I enjoyed hearing it more than I enjoyed reading it (I split time -- listening in the car and reading in bed). The narrator's voice was that of a soothing storyteller, and I enjoyed hearing this personal narrative told by a Southern girl. I also learned more about honey and bees than a novel would typically teach -- and I found it charming throughout. I recommend it for any age or any purpose -- it would be a great "drive to" or just a great "read me a story" experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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