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Audiblellen

W Des Moines, IA, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Rebecca Traister
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    In the last two years, the United States - its history, assumptions, prejudices, and vocabulary - have all cracked open. A woman won a state presidential primary contest (quite a few of them, actually) for the first time in this country's history. Less than a year later, a vice-presidential candidate concluded her appearance in a national debate and immediately reached for her newborn baby. A few months after that, an African American woman moved into the White House - not as an employee but as the First Lady.

    Stacey says: "Perfect refresher course in feminism and the media"
    "Enjoyed the book, narrator sucks"
    Overall

    Is Kirsten Potter a citizen of Earth? How could she mispronounce so many words? Isn't there another field she could go into? I will never knowingly purchase another book narrated by her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Maria Semple
    • Narrated By Kathleen Wilhoite
    Overall
    (2380)
    Performance
    (2138)
    Story
    (2138)

    Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

    Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle - and people in general - has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

    S says: "One of my top 10 listens of the year!"
    "Narrator Should Have the Audibook Oscar"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The way the story is told through emails and notes, listening to it takes some attention. But the narrator Kathleen Wilhoite more than makes up for it. Her interpretation of this story is a total delight, makes me glad I listened rather than read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Little Wolves: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Thomas Maltman
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    Set on the Minnesota prairies in 1987, during a drought season that is fostering the demise of the family farms, the story features two intertwining narrators: a father searching for answers after his son commits a heinous murder, and a pastor's wife who has returned to the town for mysterious reasons of her own. A penetrating look at small-town America, reminiscent of Russell Banks' Sweet Hereafter or Affliction, driven by a powerful murder mystery, Little Wolves is a literary triumph.

    karen says: "What a strange book..."
    "Great Mystery - Great Narration"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This story grabbed me early on. Hillary Huber's excellent performance made me glad I was listening to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Just Kids

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Patti Smith
    • Narrated By Patti Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (743)
    Performance
    (643)
    Story
    (634)

    Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late 60s and 70s and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists' ascent, a prelude to fame.

    Rick says: "Exceptional. Deeply honest and thoughtful."
    "Beautiful"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What about Patti Smith’s performance did you like?

    Patti Smith's performance matches her poetic telling of her very personal story. I never appreciated her more than I do now having just finished Just Kids.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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