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Lorraine

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  • The Time of Our Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Tom Brokaw
    • Narrated By Tom Brokaw
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (56)

    “What happened to the America I thought I knew?” Brokaw writes. “Have we simply wandered off course, but only temporarily? Or have we allowed ourselves to be so divided that we’re easy prey for hijackers who could steer us onto a path to a crash landing? ... I do have some thoughts, original and inspired by others, for our journey into the heart of a new century.”

    Amanda says: "A book for EVERY Generation - Funny & Insightful"
    "Current Thoughts of a Good Guy"
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    This book, since of course narrated by Tom, himself, was like sitting in the living room with Tom Brokaw and listening to his ideas about American life in current times. His observations and advice to the new generation, their fields of study and opportunities is hopeful and useful. If you are patriotic and you know why you are, you may relate to and be inspired by his useful thinking.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Paris Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Paula McLain
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1834)
    Performance
    (1258)
    Story
    (1256)

    Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet 28eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group—the fabled “Lost Generation”—that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

    Pris says: "Delighted in Del Mar"
    "Mildly Enlightening"
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    This book was worth reading, but it won't stand out in my mind for the future. Learning what happens in the real world of standard artists is interesting to me. So if you like that too, and you like to compare the historical realities of former times to what is current, this is good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Good Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Pearl S. Buck
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1818)
    Performance
    (980)
    Story
    (993)

    This Pulitzer Prize-winning classic tells the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China. The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works, nurturing the land as it nurtures him and his family. Nearby, the nobles of the House of Hwang consider themselves above the land and its workers; but they will soon meet their own downfall. The working people riot, breaking into the homes of the rich and forcing them to flee. When Wang Lung shows mercy to one noble and is rewarded, he begins to rise in the world, even as the House of Hwang falls.

    Marv says: "a masterpiece!"
    "Beautifully Narrated Classic"
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    I listened to this book to try to remember it from 30+ years ago...the narration was so believable, a truely theatric performance without too much drama or force of character voices. The story is a life lesson, and affected me with a sense of acceptance and balance. It also took me away to another land and another time, culturally.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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