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Debra

North Yarmouth, ME, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Imperfectionists

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Tom Rachman
    • Narrated By Christopher Welch
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (112)

    Set against the gorgeous backdrop of Rome, Tom Rachman’s wry, vibrant debut follows the topsy-turvy private lives of the reporters, editors, and executives of an international English-language newspaper as they struggle to keep it - and themselves - afloat. This hilarious and poignant look at the struggles of print news will establish Rachman as one of the 21st century’s most perceptive talents.

    Debra says: "love it"
    "love it"
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    I'm completely surprised by the negative reviews. This is one of the best books I've ever read. (I am a writer myself and an English professor, so I read--and listen to--a LOT of literary fiction.) I also love the reader and how he inhabits the various characters.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Joan Rivers
    • Narrated By Joan Rivers
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (126)

    Joan Rivers is a groundbreaking, award-winning, internationally renowned entertainment goddess. She’s also opinionated - especially when it comes to people she hates. Like people who think giving birth is a unique achievement. Or well-adjusted - a.k.a. boring - ex-child stars who don’t even have a decent addiction. With all of her diverse experiences, it stands to reason that Joan has seen, done, said, and heard a lot of hateful things. Thank god, she took notes.

    L. Standridge-Santopietro says: "Totally Honest and Brave"
    "i hated this"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me better?

    I had heard Joan Rivers interviewed recently, so I thought I would find this funny. I found it stupid and offensive. After 15 minutes, I'd had enough and didn't listen to anymore. This is really bad.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Books by Jim Shepard and Benjamin Astastos


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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