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suzanne

Special Education Teacher

KENNESAW, GA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • And the Mountains Echoed

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Khaled Hosseini, Navid Negahban, Shohreh Aghdashloo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2226)
    Performance
    (1977)
    Story
    (1961)

    Khaled Hosseini, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations.

    FanB14 says: "Does the End Justify the Means"
    "painful..."
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    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about And the Mountains Echoed?

    narrator and boring story


    Would you ever listen to anything by Khaled Hosseini again?

    no


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    bad accent, no life


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

    disappointment in the author


    Any additional comments?

    I tried at least four or five times to get through this book. I even made it (albeit painfully) through the first part and thought, "for sure this has to get better!" But, it did not.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Handle with Care

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Celeste Ciulla
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (791)
    Performance
    (258)
    Story
    (256)

    From mega-selling author Jodi Picoult comes an engrossing tale of medical morality and parental responsibility. Charlotte O'Keefe's daughter is born with osteogenesis imperfecta and will endure endless broken bones. Facing unthinkable medical costs, Charlotte considers a troubling solution. If she goes to court and says she would have terminated the pregnancy had she known of her daughter's condition, she might get enough money for a lifetime of medical expenses.

    Amy Augustine says: "Worth it"
    "not as good as her other books"
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    What would have made Handle with Care better?

    A better ending would have helped


    Would you be willing to try another one of Celeste Ciulla’s performances?

    maybe


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

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Expected more from Jodi, I have read every other book by her and was disappointed in this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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