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Joy

MIDLAND, TX, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Madeleine Albright
    • Narrated By Madeleine Albright
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (108)

    Before Madeleine Albright turned twelve, her life was shaken by the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia—the country where she was born—the Battle of Britain, the near total destruction of European Jewry, the Allied victory in World War II, the rise of communism, and the onset of the Cold War. Albright's experiences, and those of her family, provide a lens through which to view the most tumultuous dozen years in modern history.

    Jean says: "The price of Democracy"
    "Praque Winter"
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    Would you listen to Prague Winter again? Why?

    In particular I would like to listen to Praque Winter again to here Madeleine Albright set up the Chekoslavakian position in Europe at the beginning of WWII and England's role in the downfall of the Eastern European countries. I found the politics and attempts at mingling the cultures very interesting.


    What does Madeleine Albright bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    I loved listening to Madeleine Albright read her story. She has had an incredible life of influence in the USA. It was nice to hear the "back story".


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the historical perspective that Mrs. Albright brings to WWII.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Light of the World: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1159)
    Performance
    (1025)
    Story
    (1012)

    In Light of the World, sadist and serial killer Asa Surrette narrowly escaped the death penalty for the string of heinous murders. But following a series of damning articles written by Dave Robicheaux’s daughter Alafair about possible other crimes committed by Surette, the killer escapes from a prison transport van and heads to Montana - where an unsuspecting Dave happens to have gone to take in the sweet summer air, accompanied by Alafair, his wife Molly, faithful partner Clete, and Clete’s newfound daughter, Gretchen Horowitz.

    Dave says: "Burke is still the best"
    "Will Patton is one of the best readers!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. James Lee Burke has a wonderful way of "turning a phrase". Will Patton has a wonderful way of verbally interpreting that phrase. I love following Dave Robicheaux and Cleet.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cleet has to be my favorite. He is human in his flaws and goodness plus - he gets all the best lines.


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

    I drive long distances frequently. The Dave Robicheaux series are perfect for those long drives. I would love to listen to the entire book at one sitting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wise Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Flannery O’Connor
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (107)

    Flannery O’Connor’s astonishing and haunting first novel is a classic of 20th-century literature. It is the story of Hazel Motes, a 22-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his innate, desperate faith. He falls under the spell of a “blind” street preacher named Asa Hawks and his degenerate fifteen-year-old daughter. In an ironic, malicious gesture of his own non-faith, and to prove himself a greater cynic than Hawks, Hazel founds The Church of God Without Christ but is still thwarted in his efforts to lose God.

    Darwin8u says: "Grotesque Southern Gothic Masterpiece"
    "Wise Blood -"
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    Would you try another book from Flannery O???Connor and/or Bronson Pinchot?

    I would try another book by Flannery O'Connor just because she is so famous. She seems to be a favorite of many well read people that I know. I would consider trying a few more of her books just to see what everyone is talking about. Bronson Pinchot did a good job of narrating Wise Blood.


    What could Flannery O???Connor have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Too much dialogue with very flawed characters. I can think of nothing redeeming about the Wise Blood except that I finished it in hopes that it would end well. I was disappointed as I finished the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Wise Blood was the choice of my young adult children's book club. I could suggest many other books that would be more enjoyable and challenging for discussion.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (452)
    Performance
    (352)
    Story
    (366)

    At once a Gothic thriller, a passionate romance, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of science, Frankenstein tells the story of committed science student Victor Frankenstein. Obsessed with discovering "the cause of generation and life" and "bestowing animation upon lifeless matter", Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts. However, upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness.

    Tad Davis says: "Great reading"
    "Frankenstein"
    Overall

    The book is so much more than the movies or the stage productions. Isn't that true 99% of the time? Simon Vance brings Dr. Frankenstein and his monster to life. Great reading of a great book.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28370)
    Performance
    (22098)
    Story
    (22320)

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

    GS says: "Conflicting Emotions"
    "The MockingJay"
    Overall

    I loved listening to the 3 books all at once. I had read the books as they were published and it was a pleasure to listen to the Hunger Games trilogy. I could not stop listening. Great read and listen for young adults and adults alike. I would love to meet Katness and see where she lives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30620)
    Performance
    (23672)
    Story
    (23859)

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    FanB14 says: "Dissent Rules"
    "Catching Fire"
    Overall

    Suzanne Collins continues Katness's saga for survival. By now I am totally involved in the characters and how they will handle each new trial. Carolyn McCormick's reading continues to hold my attention. can't wait for Mockingjay!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35941)
    Performance
    (26940)
    Story
    (27325)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Hunger Games"
    Overall

    Suzanne Collins brings the arena to life with the Hunger Games. Your heart breaks for Katness as she struggles for survival for her family and then as a participant in the games. Ms. Collins balances the reality of the Capital with the reality of the districts. Katness is very believable as she struggles with being a survivor and a teenager.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alas, Babylon

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Pat Frank
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4494)
    Performance
    (3420)
    Story
    (3426)

    This true modern masterpiece is built around the two fateful words that make up the title and herald the end - “Alas, Babylon.” When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness....

    Evelyn says: "Excellent listen"
    "Great Listening"
    Overall

    Alas, Babylon. Will Patton makes you think you are in Florida in the 60's after Russia has attacked the US. As a baby boomer, this book brought back many memories of the Cold War. Mr. Patton's gives a wonderful voice to the times - the apocalyptic times seem very real.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany Part 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    Overall
    (997)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended. In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys – best friends – are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying.

    Molly-o says: "Nothing better"
    "Owen Meany"
    Overall

    Excellent audible book. Joe Barrett did an outstanding job narrating the book. Owen Meany's voice was wonderful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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