I was excited to read a story about someone who is so respected in theological circles. I was disappointed at how draggy the story seemed, although well-written. Not an easy one for a weekend read. I will have to take it up another time when I am feeling more patient
As a medical person, I was still doubtful that this story would be interesting, and I feared that the jargon would lose me. However, the author did an excellent job making this story about not just a black family, but A FAMILY, and what they suffered. She could have been writing about anyone. It was beautifully done, and I ended up feeling as if personally knew the Lackses. I was SO moved, that I plan to put up a bulletin board about Henrietta Lacks for my students during Black History month. There are no words to define the magnitude of the contribution this woman has made to the advancement of science! This is definitely a MUST READ.
Whenever I fume because my husband sits at the computer while I cook after a long day of work, I think of these women, and it puts my life in perspective. The characters are well rounded and Deborah Rodriguez does a wonderful job of drawing you into the story and making you feel that you're experiencing it right along with her. You will immediately want to put on your burka to go to the Middle East to help these women.
Written from the viewpoint of a dog named Enzo, who has beautiful insight into the lives of his people. A different and beautiful story of what a dog learned in a short life, what takes most humans a lifetime, and often never grasp. It is sad, joyful, and funny.
Frightening story of a family terrorized by a dangerous neighbor, and how the author was able to find healing and forgiveness
The beginning was promising, and I was intrigued by pathos in the human aspect of this story, but I got lost in the endless discussion of minute details of politics and war. I wasnt able to even complete Part I. Perhaps another time when I am feeling more patient and political. The narrator did a great job, though
I cant get enough of Jane Eyre! I have read this in print, watched every movie and t.v. version, and I have to say this audiobook didn't fail to satisfy. The narrator did a superb job of bringing to life a story that could easily be destroyed by the wrong voice or performance. The youthfulness of the woman's voice and her gullibility made the story more believable and mysterious. All I can say is that Jane Eyre has to be the template from which all gothic romances are born, but fail to transcend. Very modern idea of a woman willing to sacrifice her virtue for a tragic, flawed man that she knows she loves.
I thoroughly enjoyed this reading. Booker T Washington's message of hard work, perserverance and dignity is as vital today as it was 100 years ago. The fact that you can rise from sleeping in a gutter to changing people's thoughts and lives should be an inspiration to all nationalities and races. The reader had a gradnfatherly tone, and I felt drawn in to each story as if I was there watching it all happen. I would recommend this story to readers of all ages
I have read the books and owned this title on tape, and now on audio. I never get tired of hearing James Herriot, even though I don't care for animal stories. The stories are well-written, and have the knack for making you feel as if you are there experiencing everything he is experiencing.
I read this book in a matter of two days, it held my interest and I couldn't put it down. This book answered a question I have always had, why didn't everyone evacuate the buildings after the first plane hit? And it drove home how important it is to act quickly and follow your instincts. I got lost on the second to last chapter, I think, where she talked about things that didn't flow with the book.
As to the reader, she irritated me with her mispronunciation of the last name Guzman! It is not pronounced "GOOSE-man" it is "gooz-MAWN" with the stress on the last syllable and the z pronounced like zebra. I would like to see a little more sensitivity shown in the area of Hispanic names from some of these readers. It may seem a small thing, but think of the commercial where the guy at the interview repeatedly says "Mr. Dumb-ass" instead of " Mr. Dumas".
However, if you like human interest stories, this is a good one. Not as good as My Life On the Other Side of the Sky, but a good book for a long weekend.
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