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Melissa

NAVARRE, FL, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Storyteller

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3405)
    Performance
    (2973)
    Story
    (2988)

    Jodi Picoult's poignant number one New York Times best-selling novels about family and love tackle hot-button issues head on. In The Storyteller, Sage Singer befriends Josef Weber, a beloved Little League coach and retired teacher. But then Josef asks Sage for a favor she never could have imagined - to kill him. After Josef reveals the heinous act he committed, Sage feels he may deserve that fate. But would his death be murder or justice?

    Suzn F says: "The Baker, The Nun, The Virgin and The Monster"
    "Utterly visceral."
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    Would you listen to The Storyteller again? Why?

    Absolutely. Since reading all of Gillian Flynn's work, I have been searching for a novel that lived up to her standard of literary brilliance. The Storyteller delivered. Between the powerful characters, raw emotion, and stunning performances by all the narrators, this audiobook and I have formed an intimate relationship. It has captured my undivided attention and I feel as though I am cheating on it when I read other books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nearly impossible question. They are all so real-- it's like deciding which piece of the sky is your favorite. You need them ALL.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    With multiple narrators, there is sometimes an issue of one narrator out-performing others. All of these narrators, however, worked together so beautifully-- each one as talented as the last, which offered a seamless performance.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh, cry, cringe, nearly vomit, but always hopeful


    Any additional comments?

    You will not regret buying this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cloud Atlas

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By David Mitchell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Cassandra Campbell, Kim Mai Guest, and others
    Overall
    (3380)
    Performance
    (2559)
    Story
    (2570)

    A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified "dinery server" on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation: the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history.

    Elizabeth says: "thoroughly enjoyed"
    "Profound"
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    If you could sum up Cloud Atlas in three words, what would they be?

    What then, of human nature?


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cloud Atlas?

    The revelation of Sonmi's setup. I should have have seen natural building of power (and consequently, the building of suppression) but I am too optimistic at heart. It was like civilization finally came to EMBRACE human nature for all of it's evil. I was not ready for that reality-- although fictional. It's profound.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    I absolutely loved Robert Frobisher... he was eccentric, reflective, and deeply moving.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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