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Nancy

FORESTVILLE, CA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Kindred

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Octavia E. Butler
    • Narrated By Kim Staunton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (533)
    Performance
    (294)
    Story
    (291)

    Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life. During numerous such time-defying episodes with the same young man, she realizes she's been given a challenge.

    Kirsten says: "Octavia is awesome!!"
    "Outstanding Book! You Won't Be Disappointed!"
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    If you could sum up Kindred in three words, what would they be?

    Page Turner, Eye-Opener, Adventurous


    What other book might you compare Kindred to and why?

    Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, Roots, Queen, Wench,

    While none of the books above include time travel as does Kindred, they are all woven around themes of prejudice and man's inhumanity to man, All of these books are well-written, well-researched and their plot lines make them hard to put down.


    Have you listened to any of Kim Staunton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I was frustrated when I had to turn it off, but I couldn't have listened to all of it in one sitting.


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  • Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5)

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Hugh Howey
    • Narrated By Minnie Goode
    Overall
    (1263)
    Performance
    (1152)
    Story
    (1152)

    This is the story of mankind clawing for survival, of mankind on the edge. The world outside has grown unkind, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they profess to want: They are allowed outside.

    Think about this says: "I was consumed by this story!"
    "Terrific Story! Detracting Narration."
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    Would you listen to Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) again? Why?

    To date, I have listened to 26 Audible books and have enjoyed all of them, mainly because I always check the book ratings on Amazon, Good Reads and Book Movement before purchasing them. Wool Omnibus has ratings of 4.4, 4.8 and 5 on these sites as well as a 4.3 rating from Audible. Wool Omnibus offers a creative, captivating plot with lots of twists and turns, well worth reading! Reading is the optimal word here, though, as Minnie Good's narration detracts from the enjoyment of the audible version. I could never get totally lost in the story because I was put off by too many characters depicted with voices of cartoon caricatures (example-Bernard). Contrived laughs and other dramatized sound effects were detracting, as well. I still rated the book an overall 5 because it's that good, but I recommend reading this particular book not listening to it.


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