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Kimra

My husband & I share the account. Anything on history is his read. I'm more into fiction/zombie & apocalyptic reads.

Tuscola, TX, United States | Member Since 2015

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  • Wise Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Flannery O’Connor
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (120)

    Flannery O’Connor’s astonishing and haunting first novel is a classic of 20th-century literature. It is the story of Hazel Motes, a 22-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his innate, desperate faith. He falls under the spell of a “blind” street preacher named Asa Hawks and his degenerate fifteen-year-old daughter. In an ironic, malicious gesture of his own non-faith, and to prove himself a greater cynic than Hawks, Hazel founds The Church of God Without Christ but is still thwarted in his efforts to lose God.

    Darwin8u says: "Grotesque Southern Gothic Masterpiece"
    "Wise Blood"
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    Narrator was exceptional. Actually like several short stories put together and made into a book. Disappointing.

    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Darkest Jungle: The True Story of the Darien Expedition and America's Ill-fated Race to Connect the Seas

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Todd Balf
    • Narrated By Ray Childs
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    The Darkest Jungle tells the harrowing story of America's first ship canal exploration across a narrow piece of land in Central America called the Darien, a place that loomed large in the minds of the world's most courageous adventurers in the nineteenth century. With rivals from England and France days behind, the 27-member U.S. expedition landed on the Atlantic shore at Caledonia Bay in eastern Panama to begin their mad dash up the coast-hugging mountains of the Darien wilderness.

    Kimra says: "The Darkest Jungle"
    "The Darkest Jungle"
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    This was an interesting book. I had never heard of Lt Strain and had read some other books about the canal so it gave me some additional insite. Pretty interesting to see how the area has been of interest for such a long time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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