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Ginger

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  • The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
    • Narrated By Sarah Zimmerman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (198)

    The life Kamila Sidiqi had known changed overnight when the Taliban seized control of the city of Kabul. After receiving a teaching degree during the civil war - a rare achievement for any Afghan woman - Kamila was subsequently banned from school and confined to her home. When her father and brother were forced to flee the city, Kamila became the sole breadwinner for her five siblings. Armed only with grit and determination, she picked up a needle and thread and created a thriving business of her own.

    Susan says: "Excellent Listen"
    "nice story-writing style and performance lacking"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The performance was better suited to a mystery or thriller. It got tiring after the first few chapters. The writing style was more like a long magazine article and really bogged down as the book progressed. Occasionally terms would be used that were glaring exceptions to dialog. e.g. women were warned not to goof-off? so out of place....

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Collectors

    • UNABRIDGED (32 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Bill Nighy
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (113)

    "But the thing is," said Horley, "they didn’t know each other at all. Never heard of each other. It wasn’t about the makers. Only about the works." On a dark winter's night in 1970, Horley and Grinstead huddle for warmth in the Senior Common Room of a college in Oxford. Conversation turns to the two impressive works of art that Horley has recently added to his collection....

    Christian says: "A great listen!"
    "Excellent Excerpt"
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    Story

    Bill Nighy is a huge draw and when combined with the characters and storyline makes for a winning combination. Well worth your time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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