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Sally G. Bergman

San Francisco, CA USA | Member Since 2002

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  • Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Barbara Demick
    • Narrated By Karen White
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1652)
    Performance
    (1058)
    Story
    (1064)

    Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years - a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung and the unchallenged rise to power of his son, Kim Jong-il, and the devastation of a far-ranging famine that killed one-fifth of the population. Taking us into a landscape never before seen, Demick brings to life what it means to be an average Korean citizen, living under the most repressive totalitarian regime today.

    Gohar says: "The man who wants to be GOD"
    "Great Book--Terrible Narration"
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    I've listened to hundreds of audible.com books and this is the first time I've felt compelled to write a review to comment on the absolutely terrible narration which it's a shame because the book is very good. The narrator takes huge gasps for air between almost every phrase. Much of the narration also came across as very condescending which I felt was disrespectful of the people whose stories are told. The only way I could continue listening was to double the narration speed.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Heart of Darkness: A Signature Performance by Kenneth Branagh

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By Kenneth Branagh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1581)
    Performance
    (1315)
    Story
    (1320)

    A Signature Performance: Kenneth Branagh plays this like a campfire ghost story, told by a haunted, slightly insane Marlow.

    Harold says: "From Civilization into Darkness"
    "A book I could read again"
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    The writing is so powerful and the performance by Kenneth Branagh so exceptional that I could read this book again and again just as I might enjoy again seeing a favorite Broadway play. This was entertainment at its best.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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