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Trish

HANFORD, CA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Cheryl Strayed
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7949)
    Performance
    (6790)
    Story
    (6816)

    At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

    FanB14 says: "Glad I Took the Trip"
    "Loved it!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended it to several friends. Cheryl Strayed's bare honesty about her "journey" at this time in her life, is admirable. This book is not just about hiking the PCT. It is about healing, growth and surviving after tragedy. Well done, Cheryl!


    What about Bernadette Dunne’s performance did you like?

    All of it.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are looking for an outdoorsy story about hiking the PCT, this may not be the book for you. If you are looking for an amazing story of a woman's choice to survive after devastation and the journey she takes to accomplish that goal, this is definitely the book for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Anthony Doerr
    • Narrated By Zach Appelman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9476)
    Performance
    (8246)
    Story
    (8267)

    Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

    Annie M. says: "Time well spent"
    "Great storytelling"
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    This is great storytelling from the author and the narrator. The different stories turn and come together in unexpected ways.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Home: A Memoir of My Early Years

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Julie Andrews
    • Narrated By Julie Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (315)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (164)

    Since her first appearance on screen in Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews has played a series of memorable roles that have endeared her to generations. But she has never told the story of her life before fame. Until now.

    Christopher says: "The Road to Fame, Dame Julie style"
    "Wonderful!"
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    I loved her honesty about her early family life. It couldn't have been easy to share all of those details. I also enjoyed the detail she included regarding her voice lessons with Lilian-Stiles Allen and the psychology of singing and performing. She is such a gifted person - obviously as a singer and performer, but also as an author. Please let there be a Home Part 2!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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