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  • My Extraordinary Ordinary Life

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Sissy Spacek
    • Narrated By Sissy Spacek
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (128)

    In her delightful and moving memoir, Sissy Spacek writes about her idyllic, barefoot childhood in a small East Texas town, with the clarity and wisdom that comes from never losing sight of her roots. Descended from industrious Czech immigrants and threadbare southern gentility, she grew up a tomboy, tagging along with two older brothers and absorbing grace and grit from her remarkable parents, who taught her that she could do anything.

    DCHank says: "Charming and lovable"
    "A window into her life...."
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    What did you love best about My Extraordinary Ordinary Life?

    listening to Sissy speak about her own life


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

    her mothers quote- you have the greatest gift, just by being you, you can make someone else happy, just a smile or autograph..... remember this in your own life.... the corollary to the random act of kindness...


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Paris in Love: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Eloisa James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (42)

    In 2009 Eloisa James took a leap that many people dream about: She sold her house, took a sabbatical from her job, and moved her family to Paris. Paris in Love: A Memoir chronicles her joyful year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With no classes to teach, no committee meetings to attend, no lawn to mow, Eloisa revels in the ordinary pleasures of life - discovering corner museums that tourists overlook, chronicling Frenchwomen’s sartorial triumphs, walking from one end of Paris to another.

    CathyGrace says: "Interesting"
    "Vacation photos from a stranger..."
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    Would you try another book from Eloisa James and/or Eloisa James?

    Did finish this but would not try any more by this author.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The story has no tension, no point and is very mundane. I am not sure anyone could make these anecdotes interesting. At the end of the book, there is a story about a Fan who is dying of cancer. This is really the only remotely interesting part of the book. If your best friend told you these bits of her life, maybe you could tolerate it for a while, It is a bit like seeing someone's vacation photos.... I suspect fans of her literature might be more interested. Not me.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Thérèse Raquin

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Emile Zola
    • Narrated By Kate Winslet
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (832)
    Performance
    (759)
    Story
    (750)

    Once upon a time, a teenaged Kate Winslet (The Reader, Titanic, Revolutionary Road) received a gift that would leave a lasting impression: a copy of Emile Zola’s classic Thérèse Raquin. Six Academy Award nominations and one Best Actress award later, she steps behind the microphone to perform this haunting classic of passion and disaster.

    FanB14 says: "Wonderful Winslet, Satisfactory Story"
    "Time travel to Paris of long ago..."
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    What made the experience of listening to Thérèse Raquin the most enjoyable?

    Kate is a great reader!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Character development, felt as though I knew them by the end of the book....


    What about Kate Winslet’s performance did you like?

    great voicing...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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