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Alba

Cranston, RI, United States

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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • The Round House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Louise Erdrich
    • Narrated By Gary Farmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1077)
    Performance
    (920)
    Story
    (917)

    One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and 13-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe's life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared.

    Tony says: "MADE THE LISTS OF BEST BOOKS!"
    "One of my favorite (loved) Erdrich books."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The reader is perfect, just what the story needs, the voice of a native American. This book has all of Erdrich's best qualities: story, passion, mystery, humor, caritas. I will read it again & again.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Fell's Hollow

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By A. J. Abbiati
    • Narrated By David George
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    Fell's Hollow: a seedy, thief-riddled, sorcerer-plagued city tucked away in a hidden cove. Here you'll meet the most fascinating characters, characters that live and die by the skill of their blades, the breadth of their wit, and the whim of their luck...Meet these characters and more as they struggle to survive in a city smothered in crime, threatened by war, and haunted by a bloodsucking creature that stalks the streets at night. Enter the world of Fell's Hollow, where swords, sorcery, and sinister dealings are the daily fare!

    Matthew says: "A great collection of stories, I want more!"
    "Give this good story a better reader/actor."
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    Performance
    Story

    I had to listen a second time to realize that the reader's acting difficulties (putting emphasis on the wrong word in a sentence, for example) would jar me out of comfortably inhabiting the author's world. I especially liked some of the metaphors, ie., the black stone enslaving women; and the various characterizations of both men & women, their roles in this many-layered imagined world. Abbiati has set us up for sequels that I would eagerly anticipate if another reader were to be used. How about Roy Dotrice, who narrates some of George R R Martin's books?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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