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  • The Corrections: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (616)
    Performance
    (453)
    Story
    (459)

    The Corrections is a grandly entertaining novel for the new century--a comic, tragic masterpiece about a family breaking down in an age of easy fixes. After almost 50 years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson's disease, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives. Enid has set her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home.

    Cindy says: "A satisfying listen"
    "Boring book, but brilliantly narrated."
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    What disappointed you about The Corrections?

    Repetitive and very, very slow moving.


    What could Jonathan Franzen have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The book could be 1/3 shorter and nothing would be lost in the story.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    Brilliant. I bought the book strictly because George Guidall is the narrator. He is my favorite narrator, and I've listen to well over 100 audiobooks. He has a great voice, does exceptionally well with foreign names and place, has a lot of variation in his voice which distinguishes the charactors well (and the voice for each character is appropriate.) His pace is also very, very good.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Life Without Limits: A World Champion's Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Chrissie Wellington, Lance Armstrong (foreward)
    • Narrated By Polly Lee, Chrissie Wellington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (268)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (241)

    In 2007, Chrissie Wellington shocked the triathlon world by winning the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. As a newcomer and a complete unknown to the press, Chrissie's win shook up the sport. A Life without Limits is the story of her rise to the top, a journey that has taken her around the world, from a childhood in England, to the mountains of Nepal, to the oceans of New Zealand, to the trails of Argentina, and finally, across the finish line. A Life without Limits reveals the heart behind her success.

    Mona says: "Chrissie winning, on repeat"
    "Inspirational"
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    Excellent. I've listened to over 300 books since 2008 and while many were very good, this is the first I listened to twice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • On China

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Henry Kissinger
    • Narrated By Nicholas Hormann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (274)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (193)

    The eminent historian and strategist reflects on how China's past illuminates its 21st-century trajectory, drawing on 40 years of intimate acquaintance with the country and its leaders.

    Ben says: "Long, academic, bland - AN ABSOLUTE MUST READ!"
    "Excellent. Informative. Interesting."
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    Where does On China rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    So much of the US economy is tied into the Chinese economy.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Thoroughness. Plus, I think Henry Kissinger is/was a fabulous statesman.


    What about Nicholas Hormann’s performance did you like?

    Yes.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Grand Finale

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (82)

    Berry Knudson had a talent for disaster, but when she climbed a tree to rescue a kitten, she wasn't prepared for the scrumptious hunk undressing in a nearby window, or her dive downward that smashed Jake Sawyer's pizza and won his heart! But was there room in her chaotic schedule for a risk-taking inventor with dreams? She took classes, delivered pizzas, and cared for three eccentric old ladies she rescued from the train station. But Jake thrived on a challenge, and he could be very inventive.

    E says: "AUG! Enough already"
    "I love when C. J. Critt narrates"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. The story is light, funny, and entertaining.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The male characters are sexy, but are very respectful. And, just about everyone has a quirky, but funny, personality. No one is judgement. Everything is kept is a humorous manner.


    What about C. J. Critt’s performance did you like?

    Her voice is perfect for the location described by the book. She has distinctly different voices for the male and female characters....much more variation than the woman who reads some of the other books by the author.


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

    No, that's is what I enjoyed about the book, and Janet Evanovich's other books. I can listen to them while I shop, clean house, and cook, and stay entertained, but can put them down and pick them back up and enjoy them just as much several days later.


    Any additional comments?

    I think I have listened to just about all of Janet Evanovich's books and liked them so much that I wish a producer would turn them into a movie series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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