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Gill

I like good books, I will follow a good author and i listen to friends recommendations. Love audio books and am fascinated and learning.

Palmerston North, New Zealand | Member Since 2013

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  • 12 ratings
  • 58 titles in library
  • 7 purchased in 2014
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  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Erich Maria Remarque
    • Narrated By Tom Lawrence
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (28)
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    (27)

    The story is told by a young 'unknown soldier' in the trenches of Flanders during the First World War. Through his eyes we see all the realities of war; under fire, on patrol, waiting in the trenches, at home on leave, and in hospitals and dressing stations.

    Gill says: "Eternally classic"
    "Eternally classic"
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    A book for every generation to read each decade... powerful prose..intense reflection..unflinching honesty..gut wrenching and life altering

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Goldfinch

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Donna Tartt
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
    (124)

    Aged 13, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld.

    Cay.S says: "Such an exquisite story, I didn't want it to end"
    "Number one"
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    I was delighted to find such a long and classy novel. Very pleased to think 'comtemporary Dickens' and find this confirmed in reviews! I will remember it - this is the highest accolade i can give.

    I have given it to my 17 year old to read - she finds it hard to get into books as she is caught up in an instant gratification age of social media. Im pleased to report that she's hooked too!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Gods

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman, George Guidall
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (109)

    After three years in prison, Shadow has done his time. But two days before he gets out, his wife Laura dies in a mysterious car crash, in apparently adulterous circumstances. Dazed, Shadow travels home, only to encounter the bizarre Mr. Wednesday, claiming to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god, and the king of America. Together they embark on a very strange journey across the States, along the way solving the murders which have occurred every winter in one small American town.

    Ian says: "A Benchmark Title"
    "Audio verses reading"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of American Gods to be better than the print version?

    Im learning about the medium of audio books and It reminds me of radio plays when i was young. This is a different reading experience, and this book would have been slightly better for me in print, in order to follow the characters involved. Apart from that excellent in all respects, an inspired writer.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of American Gods?

    I like the believable blend of reality and fantasy - Like George McDonald (?) C S Lewis


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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