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Lynn

Orting, WA, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Naoki Higashida
    • Narrated By Tom Picasso
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (554)
    Performance
    (493)
    Story
    (494)

    Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, The Reason I Jumpis a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. Parents and family members who never thought they could get inside the head of their autistic loved one at last have a way to break through to the curious, subtle, and complex life within.

    Janice says: "Cracking the code"
    "Wonderful Insight!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! The insight was amazing. This is great information for anyone with a family member, friend or working with people with autism.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Reason I Jump?

    Learning that so much of how we react to people with autism is exactly the wrong thing to do.


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

    Yes, I did listen to it mostly all at once. It's a very quick "read".


    Any additional comments?

    It's good to know that technology and other advances are allowing people with autism more opportunities to better communicate with the world and, more importantly, their loved ones. It's sad to think they are so vibrant and "alive" and so trapped by their disease.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Cutting for Stone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Abraham Verghese
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4767)
    Performance
    (2173)
    Story
    (2182)

    Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics - their passion for the same woman - that will tear them apart.

    Audiophile says: "An Epic Medical Novel"
    "Amazing Story"
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    Would you listen to Cutting for Stone again? Why?

    Yes. Its full or vibrant, interesting characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved them all. they were all so well defined.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not necessarily my favorite, but the most memorable is the final scene between the son and father at the end of the book.


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

    Family, life between a rock and a hard place. LOL


    Any additional comments?

    This story shows that family can be many things. Biology, doesn't necessarily bring the love and affection we think it should, but it has it's own advantages.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14650)
    Performance
    (12032)
    Story
    (12661)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "Disappointed"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Bored housewives looking for their ideal of exciting romance.


    Has Fifty Shades of Grey turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes. I doubt I would try anything that is considered to be like this.


    What about Becca Battoe’s performance did you like?

    It was OK. She did a good job.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I was disappointed that it turned out to be a standard romance novel with S & M thrown in to give it a twist.


    Any additional comments?

    I haven't even finished it. The main character thinks she's independent, but she's really just the standard romance heroine falling for a pretty face with money.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Ultimate Gift

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jim Stovall
    • Narrated By Tom Bosley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Red Stevens has died, and the older members of his family receive their millions with greedy anticipation. But a different fate awaits young Jason, whom Stevens, his great-uncle, believes may be the last vestige of hope in the family. Jason does not become an instant millionaire. What Stevens does give Jason leads to The Ultimate Gift. Young and old will take this timeless tale to heart.

    Amazon Customer says: "The gift that keeps on giving"
    "Loved this Book"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Ultimate Gift to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version, but I liked it better than the movie.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the scene in the lawyer's office when the will was originally read for the whole family.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I loved all the lessons in this book. I'd like to get the print version to keep as a reminder.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wish You Well

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Norma Lana, David Baldacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (239)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (109)

    It is 1940 and a tragedy sends Lou and her little brother, Oz, along with their invalid mother, from New York City to the rugged mountains of Southwest Virginia to live with their great-grandmother. The story is told with both heartbreaking elegance and large doses of touching humor as the lives of Lou and Oz are changed forever.

    John says: "Not your usual Baldacci"
    "Good story"
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    Where does Wish You Well rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Average


    Any additional comments?

    This was good story that I read for book club, but it was a little predictable. It was full of colorful characters and portrayed the time period well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Playing With the Enemy: A Baseball Prodigy, a World at War, and a Field of Broken Dreams

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Gary Moore
    • Narrated By Toby Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    In 1940, at just 15 years old, small-town baseball star Gene Moore was signed to the Brooklyn Dodgers, who saw in him the potential to become one of the great catchers of all time. Before that could happen, though, WWII intervened. Gene's story, a surprising paean to the power and humanity of a game, is told here by his son, a first-time author who exhibits the confidence and pacing of a pro.

    Lynn says: "Inspirational Story"
    "Inspirational Story"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Playing With the Enemy to be better than the print version?

    I really liked the audio version, I haven't read the print version.


    What other book might you compare Playing With the Enemy to and why?

    There are so many stories of comebacks that this could be compared to, but not all of them were originally sacrificed for the good of others. This man was not only a great ball player, but a great man and a great leader.


    What about Toby Moore’s performance did you like?

    Toby did a great job of bringing these characters to life.


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

    The main character really sacrificed a lot for others, I loved when his friend gave up his chance to give him a 2nd chance.


    Any additional comments?

    It's always good to remember that our lives can turn on a dime, and we should always appreciate what we have here and now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Butler: A Witness to History

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Wil Haygood
    • Narrated By Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (160)
    Story
    (161)

    When acclaimed Washington Post writer Wil Haygood had an early hunch that Obama would win the 2008 election, he thought he'd highlight the singular moment by exploring the life of someone who had come of age when segregation was so embedded in the culture as to make the very thought of a black president inconceivable. He struck gold when he tracked down Eugene Allen, a butler who had served eight presidents, from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan. Forest Whitaker narrates the story of this remarkable man who, while serving tea and supervising buffets, was also a witness to history.

    Cris says: "Not what I was expecting"
    "Great Story!"
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    What did you like best about The Butler? What did you like least?

    I was pleasantly surprised that this is written from the perspective of the writer of the newspaper article about the Butler. So it is very different from the move. I really liked that. I didn't like the "history" of African Americans" at the end of the book. It seemed like it was just filler and unnecessary to the story. I would have preferred more history about butlers.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eugene Allen is definitely the best character.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    Eugene Allen, the Butler.


    What else would you have wanted to know about Wil Haygood’s life?

    I would have rather learned more about Will, than had a history lesson on African Americans in film, what did that have to do with a Butler in the White House?


    Any additional comments?

    The core story is GREAT. I also loved learning that the writer of the newspaper article kept in touch with his subject and really cared about him. It was heartwarming to learn that they developed such a close bond.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Sidney Poitier
    • Narrated By Sidney Poitier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (445)
    Performance
    (126)
    Story
    (126)

    In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career. His body of work is arguably the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence of that work are indicative of the character of the man behind the many storied roles. Sidney Poitier here explores these elements of character and personal values to take his own measure: as a man, as a husband and a father, and as an actor.

    A User says: "bravo!!!"
    "Mixed review"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I liked the first part best when he was telling stories of his life. I didn't like the latter part so much when he was "lecturing" about morals, etc. I felt he adequately made his point with the stories of his life, the rest I felt was filler.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Sidney Poitier? Why or why not?

    Yes, I originally wanted to purchase the book about his learning to read.


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

    He has an amazing voice and presence and it think books are always better served, when read by their authors.


    Was The Measure of a Man worth the listening time?

    Yes, Mostly.


    Any additional comments?

    Mr. Poitier lived an exceptional life, and I really enjoyed learning more about it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sisterhood

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Helen Bryan
    • Narrated By Laura Roppe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (83)

    Reeling from a broken engagement, adopted 19-year-old Menina Walker flees to Spain to bury her misery by writing her overdue college thesis - and soon finds herself on an unexpected journey into the past. The subject of her study is Tristan Mendoza, an obscure 16th-century artist whose signature includes a tiny swallow - the same swallow depicted on a medal that is Menina’s only link to her birth family. Hoping her research will reveal the swallow’s significance and clue her in to her origins, Menina discovers the ancient chronicle of a Spanish convent containing the stories of five orphaned girls hidden from the Spanish Inquisition.

    Kafwood says: "Implausible & schoolgirlish"
    "Great Story!"
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    Where does The Sisterhood rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    2nd after Cutting for Stone


    What did you like best about this story?

    Interesting story, historical information


    What about Laura Roppe’s performance did you like?

    It was OK


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was good


    Any additional comments?

    It got a little confusing with so many characters

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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