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Dientes

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  • Islands in the Stream

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Ernest Hemingway
    • Narrated By Bruce Greenwood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (245)
    Performance
    (135)
    Story
    (133)

    First published in 1970, nine years after Hemingway's death, this is the story of an artist and adventurer, a man much like Hemingway himself. Beginning in the 1930s, Islands in the Stream follows the fortunes of Thomas Hudson, from his experiences as a painter on the Gulf Stream island of Bimini through his antisubmarine activities off the coast of Cuba during World War II. Hemingway is at his mature best in this beguiling tale.

    Paul says: "Best presentation of any audiobook ever."
    "A little slow"
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    Would you try another book from Ernest Hemingway and/or Bruce Greenwood?

    I love Hemingway in print but maybe just too slow and boring for me in audio... My patience probably gives out quicker when I'm listening at the gym and want a little more pep to keep me going. It was a pretty good story and classic wonderful Hem writing style, and the narration was good too, but some of the parts were hard for me to follow. Especially when some of the main characters died (no spoiler), the details given were so vague and the aftermath felt rushed, I got lost. Again, maybe in print I would have caught it better. By the end of the first half I couldn't believe there was still another half left, and I gave up.


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  • Prodigal Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (872)
    Performance
    (430)
    Story
    (434)

    Prodigal Summer weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives in southern Appalachia. At the heart of these intertwined narratives is a den of coyotes that have recently migrated into the region. Deanna Wolfe, a reclusive wildlife biologist, watches them from an isolated mountain cabin where she is caught off-guard by Eddie Bondo, a young hunter who comes to invade her most private spaces and her solitary life.

    Lily says: "Amazing!"
    "Good characters, interesting, but not her best"
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    Very strong narration and it was worth the listen. Kingsolver is an incredible author, though this is my least favorite of her books I've read. (poisonwood bible, bean trees, pigs in heaven!!) The plot was a little slow at times and it has nowhere near the complexity and stunning beauty of some of her others. Still very well written though. The characters had depth and were really the most interesting element, and I liked gradually discovering how they were interconnected.

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