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Deborah

Love poetry...

United States

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  • 3 reviews
  • 14 ratings
  • 40 titles in library
  • 1 purchased in 2014
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  • You're Wearing That?: Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Deborah Tannen
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    It was Tannen who first showed us that men and women speak different languages. Mothers and daughters speak the same language, but still often misunderstand each other, as they struggle to find the right balance between closeness and independence. Both mothers and daughters want to be seen for who they are, but tend to see the other as falling short of who she should be. Each overestimates the other's power and underestimates her own.

    Ella says: "A little more clarity -"
    "Very Informative"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I am finding I am comparing my experience with my mother during and after the narrator's readings of different second-hand cases. I wish Tannen had compiled those cases without having to use word for word transcriptions. It's a little confusing. But the insight afterwards is immeasurable. My mother and I have a relationship that rings true with the psychology and findings.
    I would have liked Tannen to read her own work. But the narrator is fine. I even asked my mother if she would look into the book after I finished listening to it. This is an amazing and detailed self-help/psychology book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Valerie Plame Wilson
    • Narrated By Valerie Plame Wilson
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    Valerie Wilson, the object of the "Plame" CIA leak case that resulted in the conviction of the vice-president's chief of staff, Scooter Libby, has spoken publicly only twice since she was outed in July 2003. Now she tells not only the real story behind the leak, but describes her life at the CIA and what happened when her cover was blown.

    Leighboy says: "Interesting but for the bleeps"
    "Constant Interruptions"
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    Performance
    Story

    I really was looking forward to hearing this woman's story. The problem is that because it is about the CIA, it has to be reviewed before it can go public. The CIA took out details they didn't want anyone to know. In order to show the listeners what had been blacked out by the CIA, there is a long BEEEP in the reading. It is so frequent! It ruins the flow of the story! It drove me crazy so much that I cannot finish the book. This problem was not handled well. There should have been another way to deal with this without constant interruptions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Delirium

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Lauren Oliver
    • Narrated By Sarah Drew
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1989)
    Performance
    (1690)
    Story
    (1693)

    "Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe. I wonder whether the procedure will hurt. I want to get it over with. It's hard to be patient. It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet. Still, I worry. They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness. The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't."

    Joyce E McBride says: "Wonderful"
    "Wow!"
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    Story

    I would read this book again. The descriptions flow like poetry-- they are vivid and the story is creative. A different society where the characters are read with distinct voices. Very interesting world. Very good narrator.
    I haven't felt this involved with the characters of a book for a long time. Listening to characters come alive is like having a picture painted in your head and it only gets more exciting as you listen further. A great start to a trilogy!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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