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Lindsey

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  • 13 reviews
  • 162 ratings
  • 178 titles in library
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  • The Birchbark House

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Louise Erdrich
    • Narrated By Nicolle Littrell
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (28)

    With exquisite care, National Book Critics Circle Award winner Louise Erdrich has fashioned a story rich in the way of life and heritage of the Ojibwa people, a story that begs to be told out loud. As each season in a year of Omakayas' life is lovingly portrayed, the satisfying rhythm of her days is shattered when a stranger visits the lodge one night, bringing with him an invisible enemy that will change things forever.

    Mary says: "My children loved listening to this story with me"
    "Did not finish"
    Overall

    Although I listen to children's books all the time I got so bored with this one I didn't finish it. The world of the Native American tribe seemed much less real than that of many fantasy writers for children. Although the construction was described I didn't get a good mental picture of the birchbark house, nor a feeling of identifying with the culture. The reader seemed to put all Ojibwa words into speechmarks, with little pauses, and the voice was a little too gentle, without engagement with story.No comparison to Laura Ingalls Wilder.
    Disappointing.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Time: Angelfire

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Marc Scott Zicree
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall, Anne Marie Lee, Robertson Dean, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (145)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    The world has changed forever. Across America, technology has been eclipsed by magic, and people are changing into the embodiments of their darkest desires and deepest fears. In this new time, former lawyer Cal Griffin has united a small group of outcasts to battle the chaos.

    Itsiq says: "Quite enjoyable, but..."
    "Enjoyable fantasy"
    Overall

    Although this is the second book of a trilogy I had no problem picking up the plot. Having four different readers for the four different narrators is nice, and they all have very professional, clear delivery and the voices are well matched to the characters.
    As they travel on horseback across an America where technology no longer works and people have been 'tweaked' into resembling their inner natures we're in familiar fantasy territory. absorbing but not challenging it's great for listening on a commute where you might miss few words here and there through traffic noise.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By James Surowiecki
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (826)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (166)

    In this endlessly fascinating book, New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea that has profound implications: large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant. Groups are better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future.

    G Barth says: "Very worthwhile listen!"
    "Entertaining nonfiction"
    Overall

    I was entertained and informed. There were new ideas for me, as I haven't read or studied in this area, and it was presented well enough to follow in audio. I missed being able to go back and go over an idea or conclusion again- I'm using the Cretive Muvo for audible books and if a lorry passes you and you miss a bit your choices are to listen to the whole book again or miss that section for ever.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Classical Music 101

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Fred Plotkin
    • Narrated By Fred Plotkin
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    In clear and entertaining prose, Plotkin explores a thousand years of music, introduces listeners to more than 100 great works, and profiles in depth many significant composers, including Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Dvoxak, and Mahler. He describes all the musical instruments in the orchestra, defines major musical terms, and makes music theory comprehensible for the uninitiated. There are also conversations with important musicians who offer fascinating insights about their art.

    Kenneth says: "Musical lecture"
    "Terribly boring"
    Overall

    No attempt was made to add musical illustration to the audiobook. It was dull, a bit pretentious, and I didn't bother to finish downloading it.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Ill Wind: An Anna Pigeon Novel

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Nevada Barr
    • Narrated By Joanna Gleason
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (44)

    Karen says: "Ban Abridgements!"
    "Still managed to grip"
    Overall

    It was a real shock to go down to this telephone quality format. In spite of that, the national park and Anna Pigeon still entertained me.
    I had never previously considered the USA as a holiday destination, but this series of books have made me change my mind. I really enjoy mystery novels that are strongly set into the landscape and people, and Nevada Barr does this so well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By James W. Loewen
    • Narrated By Brian Keeler
    Overall
    (821)
    Performance
    (373)
    Story
    (384)

    This national best seller is an entertaining, informative, and sometimes shocking expose of the way history is taught to American students. Lies My Teacher Told Me won the American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship.

    Timothy says: "Of course he has an agenda. He wrote a book!"
    "Fascinating and well presented"
    Overall

    Very entertaining and narrated well. Not good for the car, becuase you may want to keep noting down things to check. I borrowed a lot of history books from the library while I was listening to this book, and had a great time discussing with various friends the views the author expresses, especially the view that you can be proud of a country that sometimes does bad things. I laughed myself silly when I found that our British books also censor Helen Keller's political views, and was chilled by Columbas' quoted letters. History writing at it's most thought provoking and entertaining.

    20 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • While I Live: The Ellie Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By John Marsden
    • Narrated By Suzi Dougherty
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    The town of Wirrawee is emerging from war, slowly, like a flower after a cold snap. Businesses are starting to reopen, the school has re-commenced classes, and local farmers are gradually repossessing their land. But it's not the same Australia as before the war. A new nation exists just a few miles away, a new border that separates Australia from its invaders. Or does it?

    Bev says: "Strength"
    "Excellent, even if you havn't read the series"
    Overall

    Ellie struggling to run the farm and get though school got my sympathy and attention straight away.I had read only the first of this series of books, but this didn't detract from my enjoyment of this latest title. John Marsden is an excellent writer, capable of writing a real crossover book, as good for adults as for the teenagers.
    I was swept up in Ellie's world and cheering her on.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Weeping

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Shelly Reuben
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    In the entire canon of tough-girl sleuths, gumshoes, PIs, detectives, and investigators, there's no one quite like Fritillary Quilter. A New York arson investigator, a sassy, fresh spirit with a nose for arson and an eye for dubious burn patterns, "Tilly" pushes the envelope of the traditional female investigator with a young, hip outlook and indefatigable zeal.

    Jenvictoria says: "Great!"
    "Enjoyable"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this, and will keep an eye out for further titles by this author. I think she'll improve over time, but in this one she interested me in fires enough to do a google images search for the various types of fire marks mentioned in the story- weeping, alligatoring and so on. I also enjoyed some of the cameos of minor charactors- the couple who're well insured but so callous she resents paying out to, for instance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gilbert and Sullivan Set Me Free

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kathleen Karr
    • Narrated By Carmen Viviano-Crafts, the Full Cast Family
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Libby Dodge is in a place she's never been before: prison.

    mathmac says: "Very enjoyable!"
    "Terrific book, terrific production"
    Overall

    Great voices, great characters to voice, not too complex or deep for the kids to follow, nice twist at the end that I didn't guess, but was very satisfying.
    Heaps to talk about with children if they pick up on things- relative guilt of a baby-killer versus an abortionist for instance, but nothing to give them the real horrors.
    This is what historical fiction for children should be- everyone's silent while it's playing, and everyone's talking about it as soon as it stops.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Wild Magic: The Immortals, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Tamora Pierce
    • Narrated By Tamora Pierce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (516)
    Performance
    (242)
    Story
    (248)

    When Daine comes down from the mountains, she carries with her two things: a dark secret about her own past, and a strangely powerful magic that even she doesn't understand.

    Cathy says: "The Immortals series: One of my favorite"
    "Engrossing and magical"
    Overall

    Full Cast Audio should have redone the first couple of pages- the narrator sounded flat and tired as I began to listen. After that I was caught up in the story and tried to find ways to keep listening!
    I borrowed the print versions of the rest of the series and read them afterwards, to keep enjoying this consistent magical world.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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