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Danielle

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | Member Since 2011

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  • Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated By Jeanette Winterson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (157)

    Jeanette Winterson’s bold and revelatory novels have established her as a major figure in world literature. This memoir is the chronicle of a life’s work to find happiness. It is a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a religious zealot disguised as a mother who has two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the dresser drawer; about growing up in a north England industrial town in the 1960s and 1970s; and about the universe as a cosmic dustbin.

    glamazon says: "The Title Says It All"
    "Important"
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    Winterson's writing is honest, straightforward, and heartfelt. Her performance is engrossing. This is a beautifully contextualized memoir that is about coming to terms with one's self in every way possible and the transformative power of reading and writing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Color Purple

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Alice Walker
    • Narrated By Alice Walker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1038)
    Performance
    (646)
    Story
    (637)

    Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 - when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate - and continuing over the course of her marriage to "Mister", a brutal man who terrorizes her.

    Lauren says: "Good Listen"
    "Walker's narration is superb"
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this and would recommend it. Walker's writing translates easily to an aural format and her performance is superb.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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