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Liga

Basye, VA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Kate Wilhelm
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (68)

    When the first warm breeze of Doomsday came wafting over the Shenandoah Valley, the Sumners were ready. Using their enormous wealth, the family had forged an isolated post holocaust citadel. Their descendants would have everything they needed to raise food and do the scientific research necessary for survival. But the family was soon plagued by sterility, and the creation of clones offered the only answer.

    Jack says: "Great read!"
    "Intriguing read!"
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    Would you listen to Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang again? Why?

    I would listen to this again -- I think its one of those books where you hear more of the story and understand more about the complex situation the more you listen to it.


    What other book might you compare Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang to and why?

    Perhaps books like "1984" or "Farenheit 451" in that the futuristic premise is just a framework for exploring a more relevant (and very current) social issue.


    What about Anna Fields’s performance did you like?

    Her performance enhanced the book, didn't detract from it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Molly (I think) has to leave her son behind, instructs him on how to survive on his own even though he is ostracized from the main society.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Prodigal Spy

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Joseph Kanon
    • Narrated By Boyd Gaines
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    The Prodigal Spy is a story of fathers and sons and the loyalties that transcend borders, and of a young man's search for the truth buried in his own past, when a national drama was made personal and history itself became a crime story.

    Julia Aryeh says: "very Bourne Identity ish"
    "Good story, poor quality presentation"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The book is great -- would recommend the hard copy since the poor quality of the recording really detracts from the enjoyment of hearing the story. The sound quality was poor (very muffled, scratchy), the background music was screechy and caused me to yank out my ear plugs several times. The narrator was great, but his voice, etc. suffered because of the bad production level.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Joseph Kanon is a terrific writer, I always enjoy his books -- they are tightly written, take unexpected turns, one can really get "into" the characters -- this was no exception. This book, like "The Good German" presents unique situations from unique perspectives, presenting an interesting (and educational) look at a political situation that has sometimes been stereotyped in pop movies and books...


    What didn’t you like about Boyd Gaines’s performance?

    I thought Boyd's performance was good -- the production was awful & the full impact of his performance could not be appreciated properly.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Depends -- the movie of "The Good German" was a sore disappointment, so don't know.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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