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Wendy

Port Townsend, WA

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  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Junot Diaz
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Staci Snell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2174)
    Performance
    (906)
    Story
    (914)

    Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuku: the curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.

    Kathleen says: "Fabulous listen"
    "Great narration"
    Overall

    I own both the audio and hard copy of this book. I found it easier to listen to than to read because of the numerous fine-print footnotes in the hard copy.

    The narrator is great! The story is good, but so much of the book is in Spanish that a lot of the time I'm just guessing at what the author was probably saying (since I don't speak Spanish). The writing, however, is truly original-- unlike anything else I've read.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The History of Love

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Nicole Krauss
    • Narrated By George Guidall, Barbara Caruso, Julia Gibson, and others
    Overall
    (976)
    Performance
    (328)
    Story
    (339)

    Nicole Krauss' first novel, Man Walks Into a Room, was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and her short fiction has been collected in Best American Short Stories. Now The History of Love proves Krauss is among our finest and freshest literary voices.

    Kathryn Lunetta says: "Beautiful story, beautifully written."
    "Loved It!"
    Overall

    Loved the story. Love the characters. Loved the narration.

    19 of 43 people found this review helpful

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