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Debra

SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Ruins of Gorlan: Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By John Flanagan
    • Narrated By John Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1118)
    Performance
    (839)
    Story
    (849)

    Will is an orphan and a ward of the castle. He hopes to someday become a great hero. But he is a small boy, and only the biggest and toughest are selected as warriors. He has other talents though, and they catch the attention of the mysterious Ranger Halt. Will soon masters stealth and accuracy with the bow.

    Deborah says: "YA?"
    "Need reader improvement"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Ruins of Gorlan to be better than the print version?

    No


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ruins of Gorlan?

    Rescue of Will and Horace from the bullies


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    There isn't enough voice variation. It takes on a one note quality.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kitchen House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7017)
    Performance
    (4973)
    Story
    (4963)

    Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

    B.J. says: "Good, but with reservations"
    "Endless tale of Abuse"
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    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    We want to learn about history but what does this story have to offer? The conundrum here is artful writing about an entire cast of ill-fated characters. A grimm repetitive account of people who never win. They are only overcome by their environment. Is this your only experience with life? When we lose out on the one hand are there not compensations on the other? When they took care of the evil school master, for example. There was no triumph. No one could every get a morsel of truth to the right person. Are people so truly handicapped? Give us some hope as well. How can any of us carry on in life if the measure of hope is so meagre.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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