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Francesca Alegheri

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  • It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Breakup Buddy

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Greg Behrendt, Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt
    • Narrated By various
    Overall
    (271)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (135)

    There's no doubt about it, breakups suck. But in the first few hours or days or weeks that follow, there's one important truth you need to recognize: Some things can't and shouldn't be fixed, especially that loser who dumped you or forced you to dump him.

    Nadia says: "Made the First Few Days Bearable"
    "This is a being dumped First Aid Kit!"
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    Where does It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my tops. It makes me laugh and has REALLY helped me.
    I was dumped yesterday morning and I did not know how I would get through holding up at work and so on. This authors books have helped me to get through break-ups with dignity and kindness to myself and others. You can't beat that!


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

    I got dumped by my live-in partner of 2 years on a Monday morning (yesterday morning to be exact) totally out of the blue. Spent the day in shock and just packing as much as I could until I was exhausted. Then spent a night bawling and weeping in bed.
    I do payroll at work so I HAD to come in to work. I can't describe how EXCRUCIATING it is to try to hold myself together or think straight.
    I am very lucky to have the kind words of my friends who emailed me this morning.
    These emails brought me to crying fits again. I'm working and going to the bathroom to cry about every 30 minutes. Even with the kind words my thank you's and "smile" were forced and faked.
    In the first 5 minutes of this recording I laughed FOR REAL twice. It felt really good to be brought out of my devestating emotional tornado even for just those two laughs.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2582)
    Performance
    (1887)
    Story
    (1895)

    In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

    Thomas says: "The best book I've had"
    "Only listener who doesn't like the narration?"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Even though I did not like the narration in the sample, I sort of forced myself to go ahead and purchase the book because of ALL of the 4/5 star reviews.
    I am very interested in this story - but to me the narration is COMPLETELY FLAT.
    1 1/2 hours in to listening and there has not been one variation in volume, tone, cadence, emotion in Mr. Prebbles reading. I can barely focus on the story due to the "Victorian Tea Conversation" style narration. I think I will need to read this in print in order to enjoy the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    not sure yet


    How could the performance have been better?

    Get a narrator with a pulse.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I think it is a movie....


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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