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caithriana

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  • A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Janny Scott
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (34)

    Barack Obama has written extensively about his father, but little is known about Stanley Ann Dunham, the fiercely independent woman who raised him, the person he credits for, as he says, "what is best in me." Here is the missing piece of the story.

    Amazon Customer says: "What a Woman!"
    "Infinite star person, noble book effort, ok audio"
    Overall

    Hopefully this woman's story will continue to be told in this and in other ways that capture her drive, romanticism and love of people and culture from different nations. I would welcome a different audible reading that is slower with pauses that allow more time to capture the spirit - her spirit, her expansive world's spirit, at the special moments, of which there are many, articulated in this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Winds of War

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2604)
    Performance
    (2192)
    Story
    (2197)

    Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

    Robert says: "A Masterpiece"
    "Great but where is part 2 (War and Remembrance)?"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I think Henry Kissinger was right to call this book "The war itself". The way Pariseau (the narrator) plays all the different characters, including the women and as well as men in the story, is amazing. Anyone who has seen the move and/or read the book should also listen to this.

    I'm just disappointed that Audible.com doesn't have the sequel to this (War and Remembrance). That's my only disappointment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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