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Rebecca L. Barbacci

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  • American Dervish: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ayad Akhtar
    • Narrated By Ayad Akhtar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (200)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (178)

    Hayat Shah was captivated by Mina long before he met her: his mother's beautiful, brilliant, and soulfully devout friend is a family legend. When he learns that Mina is leaving Pakistan to live with the Shahs in America, Hayat is thrilled. Hayat's father is less enthusiastic. He left the fundamentalist world behind with reason. What no one expects is that when Mina shows Hayat the beauty and power of the Quran, it will utterly transform the boy.

    David says: "a complex, rewarding book"
    "A beautiful story and performance!"
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    What did you love best about American Dervish?

    Really enjoyed this story, especially the insight into the Koran from a American Muslim boy's point of view. Great performance!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The Epilogue!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Fault in Our Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8895)
    Performance
    (8149)
    Story
    (8199)

    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    FanB14 says: "Sad Premise, Fantastic Story"
    "Touching story, great performance!"
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Fault in Our Stars the most enjoyable?

    A different twist to the usual teenage story. Great performance made all the difference!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The mystery of what happened keeps you hanging until the very end!


    What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

    Great narration!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Newlyweds

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Nell Freudenberger
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (184)
    Performance
    (165)
    Story
    (164)

    In The Newlyweds, we follow the story of Amina Mazid, who at age twenty-four moves from Bangladesh to Rochester, New York, for love. A hundred years ago, Amina would have been called a mail-order bride. But this is an arranged marriage for the twenty-first century: Amina is wooed by - and woos - George Stillman online. For Amina, George offers a chance for a new life and a different kind of happiness than she might find back home. For George, Amina is a woman who doesn’t play games.

    Linda says: "You run into yourself in the darndest places"
    "Good story, great performance!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I really enjoyed listening to this book! The story was really good, and the performance was excellent!


    What other book might you compare The Newlyweds to and why?

    The Namesake, Kabul Beauty School


    What does Mozhan Marno bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The accents and mannerisms of each character!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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