It's very long I would have preferred abridged version
uninteresting, boring, text bookish voice
inspired me to be very cautious about very long audiobooks.
overall I was glad I did not have to read the book cause it would have taken me a year to do so.the second half was best and I would have loved the abridged version
This book was a part of a book club I belong to so I listened to it out of obligation to the club choice. When I read books fiction I don't mind predictability if the author can give a stimulating context. Perhaps take these unique characters some place outside of the usual, embellish the cast, what might it have been like if the characters ended up in Africa or France? The story was just run of the mill. Tired of AfricanAmerican Stories not having more depth and contrast, authors not thinking outside the box to build awesome interesting characters.
I will say again, I'm biased on that I don't care to read these types of stories anymore but I was asked for my opinion, my experience. I recommend you read or listen to it yourself.
The narrators voice and accent were wonderful, I think she enhanced the story with her charming accent. I think the audio offered extra added bonus with the narrator performance giving a different experience.
Millie was my favorite character. She endures a great deal
When she catches up to finally get her happiness and go off into the free
Into the free
Love love loved this book
I read this as part of a book club choice. I had no clue about who this man was.perhaps if I knew him and followed his work, the story would have been meaningful.
Disappointing was the vocal performance. Also, I am still unsure about what the point was. Was he saying that being fondled as a child caused him to be unsure about his sexuailit? Is he sure that he is bi sexual? Is he confused? Because he seemed to be sure at one point that he's repulsed by men (the hotel encounter) but never gives a storyline about any encounter with a man, only women....so it seems as though he's tried to make a story more sensational than it really is
I was a bit repulsed. I thought that the two times he was fondled by males when he was younger would not make one gay or bisexual or necessarily confused. He was never penetrated so if he did at some point have relations with a male and was penetrated and enjoyed it, it's because that's who he was all along. Those "shadowy" figures were his true self telling him who he is. But he had to continue to fit in and uphold appearances?
I loved the thorough history and that I read it just as the movie came out. I was able to understand how the script writer of the movie interpreted and edited the content of the book it was awesome.
all of it was fascinating but the trial sessions stand out
no extreme reaction, but at times a little angry at the injustice of it all but in the end proud of the triumph.
yes, but I must say that I spend a great deal of time traveling by car so to me the audiobook will always be better. I am a slow reader and books like this can take me weeks to read instead of a few days to a week. audiobooks are very convenient and this book in particular as read by the narrator was fantastic, I believe she nailed all of the tones and inflections that were needed precisely
I am new to the field of psychotherapy and as a therapist I am always seeking to better understand things from my clients perspective. most of my trainng is from the psychologist/researcher experience it was valuable insight to me to read about BPD from a successful client perspective.
Rachel of course!
it did make me laugh and cry as well as at times I found myself angry at Rachel and her "acting out" and mortified when it seemed at times she would never have a change. However, in the end, I was overjoyed at the outcome.
would love to have Dr. Padget write his perspective on BPD and how he views the treatment process.
the subject is great, the information is great the audiobook overall was fine....but
I would have a version for those who are actively driving or working out...meaning remove the pauses!! One is not neditating usually while listening to an audiobook. I think the 5 and 10 minute log meditative pauses have no place in an audiobook. its consuming to have to constantly fast forward through and not to mention the extra space the file takes up with the pauses.
not entirely..see above
perhaps you can provide another version of audiobooks when there are long or many pauses involved. I would have appreciated the non meditative pause version
I listened to crucial confrontation first and thoroughly loved the book so I then attempted to listen to this book crucial conversations. I was thoroughly disappointed. first, the voice of conversations reminded me of some high strung arrogant young white guy. I cant relate. Secondly, much of the book i had already heard in crucial confrontations but with a narrator i enjoyed. it was a wasted credit for me.
different narrator and maybe warned to read the books in order. after reading the second one first, this was a ditto book and a waste of credit
for some reason i disliked the narrator. he came across to me as arrogant, young, white guy
disappointment, i could not get past the first chapter
would like a refund
I stumbled onto this story while researching something else, and I can't describe the amazement that her story is not widely known in the mainstream society. I shake my head and wonder why not even during Black History Month there is never any real effort to spotlight her story and contributions. The narrating was great and the writing was awesome. The only draw back is it seems to me Rebecca skloot profited monetarily while handing crumbs to Henrietta's family I would like more follow up of them today
A little angry...thought provoking
I have read Dr. Carsons first book and thought I would like this one. I expected to read about what he has observed and learned through his journey of being a Neuro surgeon and his take on life in America in general. but what I heard is what I have been hearing for the the past few years (almost verbatim) of the Republican platform. I wanted to connect with his words, not the GOP words. As an African-American woman who started in the
the seemingly hidden agenda leaning towards a republican party platform
the reading was fine
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