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Barbara

Bragg Creek, AB, Canada | Member Since 2012

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  • Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Bob Spitz
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (217)
    Performance
    (191)
    Story
    (184)

    From Pasadena to Cambridge to New York, Washington, D.C., India, Ceylon, Paris, Marseilles, Santa Barbara, and Maine, Bob Spitz re-creates an extraordinary life. He takes us beyond the image of Julia as the tall, eccentric woman with a funny voice who taught America how to cook, to establish her as a genuine rebel and beloved icon, a woman who redefined herself in middle age, helped to change the role of women in America, set the standard for how to create a public personality in the modern media world.

    S. Vann says: "Deeply mixed feelings"
    "Loved every minute!!!"
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    Performance
    Story
    Where does Dearie rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This tops the list. Julia was remarkable. I wish I had known her.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything.


    What about Kimberly Farr’s performance did you like?

    She did a great job in all aspects.


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

    Yes, but impossible given it is 25 hrs long!


    Any additional comments?

    A truly great "read".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Boy Behind the Gate: How His Dream of Sailing Around the World Became a Six-Year Odyssey of Adventure, Fear, Discovery and Love

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Larry Jacobson
    • Narrated By Larry Jacobson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (61)

    With his first mate and crew, amateur sailor Larry Jacobson embarked on a lifelong goal to circumnavigate the globe. Willing to risk all, Jacobson spent six years sailing into the unknown where the unrelenting oceans served as a teacher of seamanship, personal strength, and perseverance. In The Boy Behind the Gate, the author reveals those crucial steps that will motivate you to make your dreams come true. We are each given one great opportunity at life. What are you going to do with yours?

    LINDA says: "Wonderful!!!"
    "Meh...not life changing"
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    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Boy Behind the Gate: How His Dream of Sailing Around the World Became a Six-Year Odyssey of Adventure, Fear, Discovery and Love?

    Did not at all live up to the hype of ratings given.


    What could Larry Jacobson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Had someone else read it.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Larry Jacobson?

    Anyone.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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