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  • Bad Animals: A Father's Accidental Education in Autism

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Joel Yanofsky
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A veteran book reviewer, Yanofsky has spent a lifetime immersed in literature (not to mention old movies and old jokes), which he calls shtick. This account of a year in the life of a family describes a father’s struggle to enter his son’s world, the world of autism, using the materials he knows best: self-help books, feel-good memoirs, literary classics from the Bible to Dr. Seuss, old movies, and, yes, shtick. Funny, wrenching, and unfailingly candid, Bad Animals is both an exploration of a baffling condition and a quirky love story told by a gifted writer.

    Ullanta says: "Realistic, honest, very informative!"
    "Very Irritating Narrator"
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    I was looking for a memoir about parenting an autistic child, and got a memoir about being a lousy parent to an autistic child:okay, fair enough. But the narrator's whiny voice has made listening to this book a real chore.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mask: Cassandra Palmer World, Book 4.3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Karen Chance
    • Narrated By Allyson Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (32)
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    (25)
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    Fifteenth-century Venice is a safe haven for the masterless dregs of the vampire world, a city where they can live without the fear of retribution for violating another's territory. Still, there are plenty of ways for a young vampire to die in the glittering city, a lesson that prince turned pauper Mircea Basarab must learn quickly. But there are opportunities, too - in the service of a secretive courtesan, in the bed of a beautiful senator, and in the hunt for an ancient assassin.

    Emily says: "Lousy Voice Choices"
    "Lousy Voice Choices"
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    This performer made some really ghastly decisions: over-the-top, borderline racist accents; shrill, awful children's voices. I stopped caring what happened to the characters before I was halfway through, and can't tell whether that was the writing (I am a fan of the series overall) or the performance--or both.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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