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Ingrid

MILL VALLEY, CA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Sea Is My Brother

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Jack Kerouac
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Written seven years before The Town and the City officially launched his writing career, The Sea Is My Brother marks the pivotal point at which Kerouac began laying the foundations for his pioneering method and signature style. The novel chronicles the misadventures of two seamen who at first seem different but are really two sides of the same coin: 27-year-old Wesley Martin, who “loved the sea with a strange, lonely love,” and William Everhart, an assistant professor of English at Columbia College.

    Ingrid says: "A fantastic romp of a tale! A great narrator too!"
    "A fantastic romp of a tale! A great narrator too!"
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    If you could sum up The Sea Is My Brother in three words, what would they be?

    A great romp of a tale!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot and characters...developed so quickly and with gusto!


    Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?

    Martin


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

    Laughed a bit...


    Any additional comments?

    thanks!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Circus

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Erin Morgenstern
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6689)
    Performance
    (5953)
    Story
    (5952)

    The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

    Pamela says: "The circus of your dreams"
    "Curiously written, entertaining and annoying"
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    Would you listen to The Night Circus again? Why?

    No. The voice was annoying for me at times, although I understand it was narrated in the style of the writing...


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Irritating and fun all at the same time


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

    An immense ability with a range of tones and inflections


    Who was the most memorable character of The Night Circus and why?

    Celia Bowen


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Candice Millard
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1980)
    Performance
    (945)
    Story
    (957)

    At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.

    Stephen says: "River of Doubt"
    "Fantastic story but became a bit of a drudgery...."
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    Would you listen to The River of Doubt again? Why?

    No


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The River of Doubt?

    The beginning when the stage was set for the former President's ability to weather his struggles


    Have you listened to any of Paul Michael’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No but he was great.


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

    Sadness for native peoples


    Any additional comments?

    A good read, but the on-and-on of the slog that was the journey got to me after a while.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rules of Civility: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Amor Towles
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1865)
    Performance
    (1490)
    Story
    (1473)

    Set in New York City in 1938, Rules of Civility tells the story of a watershed year in the life of an uncompromising 25-year-old named Katey Kontent. Armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, Katey embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future.

    Emily - Audible says: "Like a Country Pastoral for City Rats"
    "Brilliant read! Loved it."
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    I am pretty picky when it comes to narrators....Rebecca Lowman does a fantastic job here. The story doesn't hurt either! Amor Towles does a fabulous job capturing a juicy slice of this era in American history...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of Now

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Eckhart Tolle
    • Narrated By Eckhart Tolle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3648)
    Performance
    (1619)
    Story
    (1591)

    To make the journey into The Power of Now you need to leave your analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Access to the Now is everywhere - in the body, the silence, and the space all around you. These are the keys to enter a state of inner peace.

    Kosmas says: "I'm so glad I got this book!"
    "brilliance..."
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    I am inspired in this and every moment from now on....thank you audible!
    I will take this book into my life...

    0 of 0 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
    (5003)
    Performance
    (2391)
    Story
    (2406)

    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.

    Mary Lynn says: "Brilliant story, pitch perfect narration"
    "An inspiring journey!"
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    The story and narration was absolutely breathtaking! This is one of my all-time favorite books...there are a few technical medical references that could have turned my stomach, but the rest of the story more than makes up for it....would highly recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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