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Corinne

Tucson, Arizona, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Heartburn

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Nora Ephron
    • Narrated By Meryl Streep
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (353)
    Performance
    (321)
    Story
    (320)

    Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter.

    Doggy Bird says: "Delicious listening experience!"
    "No negative stars allowed?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A good story and a good narrator


    What could Nora Ephron have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Written it to be remotely funny.


    How could the performance have been better?

    There could have been some emotion????


    What character would you cut from Heartburn?

    The protagonist - totally unsympathetic and self-sympathizing.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your money.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Amy Chua
    • Narrated By Amy Chua
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (655)
    Performance
    (391)
    Story
    (395)

    All decent parents want to do what's best for their children. What Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother reveals is that the Chinese just have a totally different idea of how to do that. Western parents try to respect their children's individuality, encouraging them to pursue their true passions and providing a nurturing environment. The Chinese believe that the best way to protect your children is by preparing them for the future and arming them with skills, strong work habits, and inner confidence.

    Diana - Audible says: "Surprisingly touching (and well-read)"
    "The Memoirs of a Self-Enthralled Person"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I cannot imagine who would enjoy this read. The author/narrator was so full of her own accomplishments, no matter how unappreciated they were, that it was like reading a dictionary!

    I was reminded of the journals of the Lewis & Clarke expeditions which painstakingly listed all the supplies loaded, etc.

    Ms. Chua starts each day at 3am, runs with the dogs, teaches, writes, harangues her daughters, alienates her neighbors, etc. Ad nauseum!


    What did you like best about this story?

    There were a few funny stories, and a few touching stories.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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