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  • Flight Behavior

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1539)
    Performance
    (1346)
    Story
    (1356)

    Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at 17. Now, after a decade of domestic disharmony on a failing farm, she encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a cautionary miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders, and the media.

    Marcia says: "Tough Message Delivered in Silk"
    "Intelligent Fiction With a Heart."
    Overall
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    What made the experience of listening to Flight Behavior the most enjoyable?

    Seeing the characters use their experiences to change and mature as the story develops.


    What other book might you compare Flight Behavior to and why?

    The Poisonwood Bible book had the same growth and development of the characters as this book.


    What does Barbara Kingsolver bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brings out the humor and lightheartedness of the story as well as the seriousness of the topic.


    If you could take any character from Flight Behavior out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would take Hester since there were a lot of layers to her.


    Any additional comments?

    No one can make a character come to life with both their weaknesses and nobility better than Kingsolver.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Chaperone

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Laura Moriarty
    • Narrated By Elizabeth McGovern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2232)
    Performance
    (1969)
    Story
    (1957)

    >The Chaperone is a captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922, and the summer that would change them both. Only a few years before becoming a famous actress and an icon for her generation, a 15-year-old Louise Brooks leaves Wichita to make it big in New York. Much to her annoyance, she is accompanied by a thirty-six-year-old chaperone who is neither mother nor friend. Cora Carlisle is a complicated but traditional woman with her own reasons for making the trip.

    Amanda says: "Perfection."
    "Slice of Life"
    Overall
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Chaperone the most enjoyable?

    The characters are imperfect yet likeable people easy to identify with.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Earl for his basic decency.


    What about Elizabeth McGovern’s performance did you like?

    Her midwestern accent was entirely believable.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Love conquers all.


    Any additional comments?

    I was amazed at how much time was covered so thoroughly. It was almost epic like.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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