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Pamela

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  • The Tender Bar: A Memoir

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By J.R. Moehringer
    • Narrated By J.R. Moehringer
    Overall
    (334)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (98)

    Torn between the stirring example of his mother and the lurid romance of the bar, J.R. tried to forge a self somewhere in the center. But when it was time for J.R. to leave home, the bar became an increasingly seductive sanctuary, a place to return and regroup during his picaresque journeys. Time and again, the bar offered shelter from failure, rejection, heartbreak, and eventually from reality.

    Jim E says: "A Good Deal and a Good Deal More"
    "The Tender Bar"
    Overall

    A wonderfully insightful book about one boy's navigation towards adulthood! Listened while driving and the normally exhausting 6 hours passed very pleasantly!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (240)
    Performance
    (212)
    Story
    (205)

    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"
    "Truly a Remarkable Life"
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    Reading this book about Julia Child has been such a pleasant, gradually developing treasure! I was drawn to this book because I have long enjoyed the Julia Child that I knew from the PBS shows and was eager to learn more. This book goes back to the very essence of what helped her develop into the Julia that her fans came to love. I liked her before I read this book, and now I am utterly amazed by her! What a journey! What a spirit! What an inspiration! This book presents a Julia that I never would have guessed existed!
    This narrator puts just the right touch of emotion into her reading, so that even though the book is long, it never feels tedious; and sometimes when she is quoting Julia it actually sounds like I hear a little of the timbre of the real Julia’s voice!
    Most biographies I have read focus on certain portions of a person’s life, but I feel that this is the most thorough account I have ever read about one person...in one book. I truly feel as though I have known Julia!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heartburn

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Nora Ephron
    • Narrated By Meryl Streep
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (402)
    Performance
    (364)
    Story
    (360)

    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!"
    "Meryl delivers !"
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    I'm not sure if I would have liked this book as much as a hardback...but I LOVED this version with Meryl Streep narrating!!! That voice! It gives me the comforting impression of sitting down to an intimate lunch with my best friend, and having her tell me in the most humorous way possible, all about what is wrong with her marriage, for the sole purpose of making me feel better about mine. The voice inflections feel so intimate and perfect! I can't remember when I've enjoyed the narration of an audio book more!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By George Crile
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3179)
    Performance
    (950)
    Story
    (969)

    Charlie Wilson's War is the untold story behind the last battle of the Cold War and how it fueled the rise of militant Islam. George Crile tells how Charlie Wilson, a maverick congressman from east Texas, conspired with a rogue CIA operative to launch the biggest, meanest, and most successful covert operation in the agency's history.

    Chuck says: "Best Non-Fiction Book - Extremely Compelling!!!"
    "Reads like a history book"
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    I enjoyed the movie of the same name, but I wanted more information, so I got this book. This book was worth the time it took to listen to, but only because of the valuable insights it offers about the confusing relationship of the United States with Afghanistan.
    The problem is,the way the novel tells that information is no more interesting than a history book!
    I expected dialogue between players, but instead the story is told completely as a third person narrative....Charlie went there...Charlie called him...etc. etc. etc.The only thing that got me through this tedious book was the narrator tried his best to add interest.
    However, I rated the information in the book 5 stars (that is the only reason I stuck with it to the end), the way it was written rated 3 stars, the narrator I rated 4 stars...hence the 3 star attempt at an average I have listed above.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alexandra Fuller
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (315)
    Performance
    (269)
    Story
    (273)

    Alexandra Fuller won worldwide attention, popular acclaim, and critical accolades for her memoir of her childhood in Africa, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight. This engaging follow-up explores Fuller’s parents’ childhoods and charts the trajectories of their lives through all the British couple’s experiences in war-torn Africa. With the same sharply etched narrative that has earned the author such immense praise, Fuller expands on and offers new insights into her family’s remarkable trials and successes.

    Janet Tarasovic says: "Great by both ear and eye"
    "Entertaining and educational, but mostly fun!"
    Overall
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    Loved everything about this book! the Locations,characters,and story, with a bit of African history thrown in!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Ruins

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jess Walter
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6219)
    Performance
    (5385)
    Story
    (5379)

    The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

    Ella says: "My mind wandered"
    "Disappointing Overall"
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    I found that the parts of the story that take place in Italy are very interesting, and these are the parts where the narrator EXCELS. However,all of the rest of the multiple directions the story takes are barely tolerable, and then after all of that, the ending is not very satisfying. Guess I had my hopes up too high from all of the GREAT reviews I read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Song of Achilles: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Madeline Miller
    • Narrated By Frazer Douglas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (444)
    Performance
    (407)
    Story
    (404)

    Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. “The best of all the Greeks”—strong, beautiful, and the child of a goddess—Achilles is everything the shamed Patroclus is not. Yet despite their differences, the boys become steadfast companions. Their bond deepens as they grow into young men and become skilled in the arts of war and medicine—much to the displeasure and the fury of Achilles’ mother, Thetis, a cruel sea goddess with a hatred of mortals.

    Cariola says: "Didn't Expect to Like It, but I Was Swept Away"
    "Greek Legend at its' most compelling!"
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    I loved the whole package here!
    The magnetic voice and performance drew me in; and the story,even though I remember bits from school years ago, is written so interestingly that I am compelled to keep listening & listening!
    This is another of those rare audio books that I couldn't wait to listen to every day & was actually a little sad when I reached the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Grapes of Wrath

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Steinbeck
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1668)
    Performance
    (1454)
    Story
    (1463)

    At once naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s, The Grapes of Wrath is perhaps the most American of American classics. Although it follows the movement of thousands of men and women and the transformation of an entire nation during the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s, The Grapes of Wrath is also the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, who are forced to travel west to the promised land of California.

    RSolomons says: "Every Character a Gem!"
    "Great to reread this after so many years!"
    Overall
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    Would you listen to The Grapes of Wrath again? Why?

    No, as much as I loved it, I think reading a book twice is enough for me.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me cry.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't remember liking the book this much when I read it first in high school! Loved Dylan Baker's performance!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Learning Spanish Like Crazy, Level 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Learning Like Crazy
    Overall
    (270)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (29)

    The Learning Spanish Like Crazy method lets you learn Spanish quickly and easily. It has been created by native Spanish speakers from Latin America to make sure you learn to speak Spanish just like a native. All speakers are college-educated speakers from Latin America to make sure you develop an authentic accent. This is a fun method of learning Spanish - no tedious memory drills. You learn practical spoken Spanish that you can use in everyday situations. Level 1 consists of Lessons 1 to 30.

    Toni says: "I love this course"
    "Learning Spanish Like Crazy, Level 1 Unabridged"
    Overall

    The material this program teaches, is in a easy to learn, effective format. However the phrases being taught are phrases I rarely (if ever) use in English & doubt that I will EVER use in Spanish. (Do you brush your teeth after or before you comb your hair every morning?)I don't remember ANY NORMAL conversations in the whole book! But I DO know how to say "He takes off all his clothes every night at 11:00." That should come in real handy in a restaurant! Why can't they teach the same techniques using conversations that are actually useful?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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