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Nicola M. Stone

Nicky Stone

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  • Cross Roads

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Wm. Paul Young
    • Narrated By Roger Mueller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (343)
    Performance
    (294)
    Story
    (292)

    Anthony Spencer is egotistical, proud of being a self-made business success at the peak of his game, even though the cost of winning was painfully high. A cerebral hemorrhage leaves Tony comatose in a hospital ICU. He 'awakens' to find himself in a surreal world, a 'living' landscape that mirrors dimensions of his earthly life, from the beautiful to the corrupt.

    aaron says: "Blind read, and my outlook on life is changed"
    "Not for me ..."
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    Would you try another book from Wm. Paul Young and/or Roger Mueller?

    No - I didn't finish this one.


    What could Wm. Paul Young have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I think this book must be aimed at a very Christian target market - not that I am anti-Christian in any way but I found it very tedious and uninteresting. I bought the audiobook to listen to in the car because of the good reviews but struggled through it until the native American (I think?) Jesus made an appearance ….. at that stage I was so bored that my mind kept drifting and I wasn't really concentrating on what was going on.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Roger Mueller’s performances?

    No - I think he used too much expression which I found very irritating and hastened my decision to abandon the book.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Cross Roads?

    Most of it ...


    Any additional comments?

    I would have given up on the book earlier but kept on hoping that the next chapter would jump back to the 'real' world which to me was a little more interesting than the comatose Tony's subconscious ramblings.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Poisonwood Bible

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Dean Robertson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3118)
    Performance
    (1928)
    Story
    (1944)

    The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.

    Lynda Rains Bonchack says: "A long time coming..........."
    "Wonderful book well narrated"
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    I love The Poisonwood Bible - it's one of my favourite books of all time. I sometimes find the problem with audiobooks is that the narration can spoil your memories of a great book - however I found this version very well narrated. The stories of the four girls and their mother intertwined beautifully; the narrator didn't try to give each person too much of a different voice which I think would have sounded contrived. I highly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cry, the Beloved Country

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Alan Paton
    • Narrated By Michael York
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (559)
    Performance
    (233)
    Story
    (232)

    This is the most distinguished novel that has come out of South Africa in the 20th century, and it is one of the most important novels of the modern era. Cry, the Beloved Country is in some ways a sad book; it is an indictment of a social system that drives native races into resentment and crime; it is a story of Fate, as inevitable, as relentless, as anything of Thomas Hardy's. Beautifully wrought with high poetic compassion, Cry, the Beloved Country is more than just a story, it is a profound experience of the human spirit.

    Penny says: "Two Words"
    "A classic story beautifully told"
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    Would you listen to Cry, the Beloved Country again? Why?

    Yes. It is a wonderful, powerful and emotional book and is very well read by Michael York.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cry, the Beloved Country?

    The old man's journey across Johannesburg, searching for his son.


    Have you listened to any of Michael York’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


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

    I liked listening to it in the car in instalments - it made trips a pleasure and I was sorry when it was finished.


    Any additional comments?

    A classic story of Southern Africa - as relevant today as it was in the 1940s.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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