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Rebecca

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  • Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    Overall
    (3831)
    Performance
    (3483)
    Story
    (3464)

    From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new collection of essays taking his listeners on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences.

    FanB14 says: "Devout Fan Disappointed"
    "Great until the last chapter, then fizzled out."
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The last chapter was lame. I didn't think that it fit the rest of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Very funny with sad moments of the author telling stories about his everyday life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Places: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
    Overall
    (5942)
    Performance
    (4981)
    Story
    (5005)

    Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

    Charles says: "Dark Places Indeed..."
    "Loved it! Can't wait to listen to more stories!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys gothic thrillers or mysteries. I listened in the car on the way to and from work every day. It was like enjoying a special treat after a hard day. I kept changing my mind as to who was innocent and who was not.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I was torn between empathizing with the main character, and wanting to tell her to at least try to have a "normal" life. Just give her a little kick in the butt; yet stay by her when she was needing stability. She was stuck in a time zone from when she was little, and couldn't function because of things that had happened from her childhood.


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

    I liked that there were different narrators for the different characters. It made me think, "Ok, now I will hear about Ben's side of the story..."


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

    I liked that I listened to this over a period of time. It kept me thinking about the book when I wasn't actually listening to the story.


    Any additional comments?

    The author's use of illustrated comparisons made the picture of the story come to life. It wasn't just "there was a black mailbox at the end of the road"; it was "there was a shadow of a mailbox sticking out of the road like a grotesque blackened wart of the end of a stubby arthritic thumb". (This is not a quote from the book). The point being that I was able to paint a picture in my mind with ease.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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