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R. Davids

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WI, USA

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  • Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Andrew Solomon
    • Narrated By Andrew Solomon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (369)
    Performance
    (314)
    Story
    (309)

    A brilliant and utterly original thinker, Andrew Solomon's journey began from his experience of being the gay child of straight parents. He wondered how other families accommodate children who have a variety of differences: families of people who are deaf, who are dwarfs, who have Down syndrome, who have autism, who have schizophrenia, who have multiple severe disabilities, who are prodigies, who commit crimes, who are transgender.

    C. Beaton says: "A Gripping Masterpiece"
    "Very good if you can get through it!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Far from the Tree the most enjoyable?

    The vast amounts of personal accounts.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The insights and love that the author was able to share with us through the personal accounts and his own experiences.


    Did Andrew Solomon do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, everyone was very different, yet he brought out their sameness to everyone and every family.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both.


    Any additional comments?

    The author gets a bit droning. I was so interested in the actual stories and the material, but his voice did put me to sleep a few times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Big Rock Candy Mountain

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Wallace Stegner
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (559)
    Performance
    (341)
    Story
    (336)

    Bo Mason, his wife, and his two boys live a transient life of poverty and despair. Drifting from town to town and from state to state, the violent, ruthless Bo seeks his fortune in the hotel business, in new farmland, and, eventually, in illegal rum-running throughout the treacherous back roads of the American Northwest.

    Heimo says: "deeply moving rollercoaster ride"
    "Very interesting book! Realistic characters"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if they are interested in how people lived in the 1900's.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Realistic characters


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Chet climbing on the rafters


    If you could rename The Big Rock Candy Mountain, what would you call it?

    Home is Wherever You Are


    Any additional comments?

    It is very long, so be prepared to do a lot of stopping and picking it back up again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Memory of Light: Wheel of Time, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4837)
    Performance
    (4398)
    Story
    (4446)

    Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, listeners have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over 40 million copies in over 32 languages. When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork.

    Amazon Customer says: "End of one of my favorite fantasy series ever."
    "Waiting for this book for years!"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    The series is a must read/listen! Characters change and develop as they age throughout the series. Interesting story just sucks you in with the sheer variety of characters and plot lines.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    The Malkieri king, Lan


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    They are awesome in their scope.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Yes and no. I knew it was the last book and wanted to savor it.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    There are a lot of plot lines that could and should be finished in additional books. I don't know if Mr. Sanderson has plans to continue Jordan's legacy, but I hope someone does!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Piece of Cake

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Cupcake Brown
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
    Overall
    (219)
    Performance
    (116)
    Story
    (121)

    There are shelves of memoirs about overcoming the death of a parent, childhood abuse, rape, drug addiction, miscarriage, alcoholism, hustling, gangbanging, near-death injuries, drug dealing, prostitution, or homelessness. Cupcake Brown survived all these things before she'd even turned 20.

    Kim says: "Amazing , Brutal, Inspiring"
    "Excellent book and reader!"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Yes! Not being entirely familiar with the street lingo, it was better to have it read and said correctly.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    It was a real and brutally honest account of the depths that Cupcake had been brought to but that she was able to soar in the end.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    When Junior and Daddy tried so hard to get custody of the kids.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Asking her boss and coworkers for help and their loving and giving response.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    So raw, eye-opening, awesome and full of hope.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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