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C. Brown

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  • Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Piper Kerman
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2076)
    Performance
    (1886)
    Story
    (1901)

    With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money 10 years ago. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to 15 months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187-424 - one of the millions of women who disappear "down the rabbit hole" of the American penal system.

    Mark says: "My favorite book of the year, so far"
    "Really Enjoyed it!"
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    Would you listen to Orange Is the New Black again? Why?

    I would listen to it again to pick up on details I may have missed the first time around and to relive her early days/transition into the prison.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Very nicely written. I didn't think it was that far off from the tv show. Same general feel, though the details were different and the tv show was made to have more drama / watchable entertainment.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm glad I watched the entire first season of the tv show before listening to the book. The tv show was highly entertaining and funny, but the book lets you dive deeper. I coould absolutely put myself in her shoes and really liked the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Happiness Project

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Gretchen Rubin
    • Narrated By Gretchen Rubin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1026)
    Performance
    (637)
    Story
    (627)

    Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. "The days are long, but the years are short," she realized. "Time is passing, and I'm not focusing enough on the things that really matter." In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project.

    A User says: "The gift that keeps on giving..."
    "Started off really well"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I really enjoyed the first half or so of the book. It kept my interest and made me reflect a bit on my own life and how I could apply the concept to my own life.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The story is entirely too long and I honestly lost interest after listening to the first download. I eventually gave up with about an hour left of the second half as I just didn't care what happened anymore. (sad to say)


    Was The Happiness Project worth the listening time?

    The book isn't one that will make you binge listen as I tend to with other books, but it definately starts out strong. Great subject matter.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Six Years

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2657)
    Performance
    (2289)
    Story
    (2305)

    Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his career as a college professor. Six years of keeping his promise to leave Natalie alone, and six years of tortured dreams of her life with her new husband, Todd. But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself away from the funeral. There he gets the glimpse of Todd’s wife he’s hoping for...but she is not Natalie....

    Richard Delman says: "Mr. Coben has gotten waaaay too popular."
    "I loved it!"
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    If you could sum up Six Years in three words, what would they be?

    Unexpected awesome twists


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character, of course. Hugely likable and relatable


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    I liked how believable Scott was.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I loved the ending. No extreme reactions though


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Great Gatsby

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Jake Gyllenhaal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2975)
    Performance
    (2718)
    Story
    (2739)

    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby....

    Darwin8u says: "Simple, Beautiful, and Exquisitely Textured"
    "An I the only one who wasn't a fan?"
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    Would you try another book from F. Scott Fitzgerald and/or Jake Gyllenhaal?

    I liked Jake gyllenhaal's narration but the book was really slow. I found myself day dreaming


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Gone Girl


    What three words best describe Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance?

    Accurate, honest, relatable


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

    Interesting ending


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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