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Jane V. Hembree

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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
    (511)
    Performance
    (433)
    Story
    (441)

    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"
    "Total Pleasure"
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    What did you love best about My Beloved World?

    She is so real....good, bad, scared, overly confident and her ability, I felt, to show us who she is and why....it is all there.


    What other book might you compare My Beloved World to and why?

    Sandra Day O Connor's memoir (Lazy B) was similar and though I enjoyed it, it did not hold my attention in the same way.


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

    I loved the Spanish language, the intonations, the beauty of hearing the language used in the way I am sure the author approves totally. I do not speak Spanish but I could listen to Ms. Moreno speaking anytime.


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

    No. I often listen as I am walking in the morning so tend to listen in 45 minute segments and that has worked well. There is just so much detail, I have enjoyed not rushing through.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this with no reservations and I do not believe I would have enjoyed "just" reading it as much.

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