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  • Calico Joe

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Erik Singer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (841)
    Performance
    (735)
    Story
    (732)

    Whatever happened to Calico Joe? It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly needed someone to play first, so they reached down to their AA club in Midland, Texas, and called up a 21-year-old named Joe Castle. He was the hottest player in AA and creating a buzz....

    Carolyn Hathaway says: "Baseball fans only"
    "Great Listen..."
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Calico Joe to be better than the print version?

    Hard to say.. but enjoyed listening to it!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way the author weaved the real events into the fictionalized account made it so very enjoyable...


    What does Erik Singer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A great reader...


    If you could rename Calico Joe, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't rename it... maybe The Pitch?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Broadbent
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3534)
    Performance
    (3136)
    Story
    (3143)

    Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack is a letter addressed to Harold from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in 20 years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person.

    FanB14 says: "Wonderful Walkabout"
    "Wasn't What I Expected"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Story moved too slowly... hard time keeping with it! Listened to about 3 hours and then gave up!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Rachel Joyce again?

    I would certainly pay more attention to the sample...


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Not a detraction...


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment, bored...


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Conor Grennan
    • Narrated By Conor Grennan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (562)
    Performance
    (403)
    Story
    (413)

    In search of adventure, 29-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Children's Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal. Conor was initially reluctant to volunteer, unsure whether he had the proper skill, or enough passion, to get involved in a developing country in the middle of a civil war. But he was soon overcome by the herd of rambunctious, resilient children.

    Angela says: "Amazing experience + Inspiring tale"
    "Incredible story!"
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    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely and it was made so much better to be heard in the author's voice!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    First and foremost the children- their incredible strength and resilience! And then of course Conor ... with his ability to reflect on his own motivation, which made me smile with self-recognition or cringe with his pain.


    Have you listened to any of Conor Grennan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first...


    Any additional comments?

    One can only hope that with Little Prince's publication opportunities for Nepal's children have improved. Then Conor has more than delivered on his promise!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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