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CK Cole

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  • A Passage to India

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By E. M. Forster
    • Narrated By Sam Dastor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (305)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (190)

    What really happened to Miss Quested in the Marabar Caves? This tantalising question provides the intense drama of racial tension at the centre of Foster's last and greatest novel.

    Diane says: "Extraordinary!!"
    "Like watching paint dry."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made A Passage to India better?

    Something happen. Occasionally there was a subtlety described that was entertaining, but for the most part it was just endless conversations between irritating personalities.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Sam Dastor?

    No idea, but I found all of the voices irritating and I was still confused about who was who. Good voices, very talented in that regard.


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

    Boredom.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Chinese Chef

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Nicole Mones
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers, James Chen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (502)
    Performance
    (350)
    Story
    (353)

    When recently widowed Maggie McElroy is called to China to settle a claim against her late husbands estate, she is blindsided by the discovery that he may have led a double life. Since work is all that will keep her sane, her magazine editor assigns her to profile Sam, a half-Chinese American who is the last in a line of gifted chefs tracing back to the imperial palace. As she watches Sam gear up for Chinas Olympic culinary competition by planning the banquet of a lifetime, she begins to see past the cuisines artistry to glimpse its coherent expression of Chinese civilization.

    Dr. says: "Totally Satisfying - highly recommended"
    "Didn't Want It to End!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I already have.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Chinese Chef?

    The kitchen with his father and uncles all working with him.


    What about Elisabeth Rodgers and James Chen ’s performance did you like?

    Clear and just the right amount of drama.


    If you could rename The Last Chinese Chef, what would you call it?

    For Love of Food and the Stories it Tells


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (17968)
    Performance
    (15977)
    Story
    (15936)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Loved It! What a brain tease!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I already have. It's really long, yet you don't want it to end. It has everything, romance, adventure, intrigue. I did not want to read another nostalgic Kennedy story, so I was skeptical, but it's not that at all - just a brilliant story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The details of life in the 50's and 60's, the brain twister of any length of time in one plane being only 2 minutes in another and yet your body ages according to which plane you're in, only Stephen King comes up with this stuff.


    Which character – as performed by Craig Wasson – was your favorite?

    George, great job with the voices though. It was clear but not distracting.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Townie: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Andre Dubus III
    • Narrated By Andre Dubus III
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (101)

    After their parents divorced in the 1970s, Andre Dubus III and his three siblings grew up with their exhausted working mother in a depressed Massachusetts mill town saturated with drugs and crime. To protect himself and those he loved from street violence, Andre learned to use his fists so well that he was even scared of himself. He was on a fast track to getting killed—or killing someone else—or to beatings-for-pay as a boxer.

    Suzn F says: "More like a 3.25 star rating"
    "Great Read!"
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    If you could sum up Townie in three words, what would they be?

    Heartfelt, Honest, Genuine


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Andre III, just cuz he's the main character and who you know the most about. I appreciated his insights and growth.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The making of the casket.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    It seemed like a very unique read, like it was just a straight-out stream of consciousness but it all flowed so naturally and smoothly. He did a great job of giving sensual cues that let you be at the locale of the scene.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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