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Carol

Montesano, WA, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    Overall
    (2872)
    Performance
    (2616)
    Story
    (2600)

    From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new collection of essays taking his listeners on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences.

    FanB14 says: "Devout Fan Disappointed"
    "Not Up to Sedaris' Previous Books"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I don't recommend this book to readers of Sadaris' previous books. Though some stories are as entertaining as his previous ones, overall these are darker and just not funny.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The chapter on learning other languages.


    Could you see Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1496)
    Performance
    (966)
    Story
    (966)

    It is the summer of 1950 and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia's family calls home. A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw.

    Midi says: "Terrific story...spot-on narration"
    "Every Book a Winner"
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    Where does The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have enjoyed every book in this series. The premise is fresh, our heroine is clever, and yet doesn't lose her childlike behavior with her family. This book ranks about number three in my favorites--after "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" and my beloved Voyager Series.


    What other book might you compare The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie to and why?

    I am not a mystery reader so cannot compare it to other mysteries--yet the fact it is one of my favorite audio books says something for both the author and the actor who read it.


    What about Jayne Entwistle’s performance did you like?

    Her accents are wonderful. I know a reader is excellent when I forget there is only one reader and not a whole cast of readers.


    Any additional comments?

    Purchase them all!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Sherman Alexie
    • Narrated By Sherman Alexie
    Overall
    (1216)
    Performance
    (699)
    Story
    (704)

    Born poor and hydrocephalic, Arnold Spirit survives brain surgery. But his enormous skull, lopsided eyes, profound stuttering, and frequent seizures target him for abuse on his Indian reservation. Protected by a formidable friend, the book-loving artist survives childhood. And then - convinced his future lies off the rez - the bright 14-year-old enrolls in an all-white high school 22 miles away.

    FanB14 says: "Absolutely Entertaining Memoir"
    "Wonderful Voice!"
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    Would you listen to The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian again? Why?

    I've read this book several times and loved it each time. I'm from the Pacific NW so the locations are familiar. The story, however, is universal. What "made" this audiobook for me was Sherman Alexi's narration. No one else could match his rez "accent"--the story came alive with the authenticity of place.


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