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Patricia

Retired RN. Avid reader. Love the audible.

Brooklyn, New York, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • My Beloved World

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sonia Sotomayor
    • Narrated By Rita Moreno
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (559)
    Performance
    (478)
    Story
    (486)

    The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.

    Jean says: "Overcoming proverty via education"
    "Incredible."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of My Beloved World to be better than the print version?

    Listening really brought the story to life. Having lived in El Barrio (NYC) for many years I was able to relate to many of her experiences.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Justice Sonia Sotomayor. She did it against all odds. She really made it to the top.


    What about Rita Moreno’s performance did you like?

    All of it. Her ability to capture the nuiances of the speech was fabulous.


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

    Parts of it made me laugh and parts made me cry. When she spoke of her cousin and his lost talent both intellecually and musically it was very sad.


    Any additional comments?

    I will listen to this book over and over again. It is so inspirational. Will also recommend it to all.

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  • Living and Dying in Brick City: An E.R. Doctor Returns Home

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sampson Davis
    • Narrated By Cary Hite
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Dr. Sampson Davis looks at the health-care crisis in the inner city from a rare perspective: as a doctor who works on the front line of emergency medical care in the poor urban neighborhood where he grew up. He also offers practical advice for those living in such communities, where conditions like asthma, heart disease, strokes, obesity, and AIDS are disproportionately endemic. As someone who has struggled with many of the issues troubling his patients, Dr. Davis is able to write with empathy.

    Brown Skin says: "A little too much information. But interesting."
    "True,very realistic and a very exciting read. You"
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    Story
    If you could sum up Living and Dying in Brick City in three words, what would they be?

    Thought provoking and in many instances sad.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The realism, the human touch as well as the inclusion of the nurses.


    Which character – as performed by Cary Hite – was your favorite?

    It was difficult to single out one character since Mr.Hite was so excellent. I guess it would have to be Mr.Tait and his daughter. After receiving the results of his x ray his concern was more for his daughter than himself.

    Narration by Mr. Hite was so realistic.


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

    Most definitely.


    Any additional comments?

    Since I am an RN the inclusion of the nurses in this book is almost unheard of by most MD writers. Also coming from a very similar background it was very easy for me to relate to many of the characters and situations.

    Dr.Davis is a rare breed on so many levels. I have read his other collaborations and given so many copies to the young men in my church. May he continue to work and share the much needed knowledge in the ER. He probably sees as many patients as the PCP since patients tend to go where they feel comfortable. Even many of those with medical coverage.

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