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fanny

New Westminster, BC, Canada | Member Since 2011

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  • 7 reviews
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  • 158 titles in library
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  • I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Nujood Ali
    • Narrated By Meera Simhan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (61)

    Forced by her father to marry a man three times her age, young Nujood Ali was sent away from her parents and beloved sisters and made to live with her husband and his family in an isolated village in rural Yemen. There she suffered daily from physical and emotional abuse by her mother-in-law and nightly at the rough hands of her spouse. Flouting his oath to wait to have sexual relations with Nujood until she was no longer a child, he took her virginity on their wedding night.

    Douglas says: "Three stars"
    "Glad i "read" this book"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced?

    What is memorable to me from reading this book is that this horrible "tradition" is at all acceptable. It is a tragedy.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Im glad this book is a choice for elementary students to read. We all need to be educated on this very important subject and try to make changes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16313)
    Performance
    (13567)
    Story
    (14192)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "Tortuous to endure from beginning to end."
    Overall
    Performance
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    Just plain awful in story, narration and vocabulary. REALLY had to make myself finish it and it tortured me all the way through.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Beautiful Ruins

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jess Walter
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6224)
    Performance
    (5390)
    Story
    (5385)

    The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot - searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

    Ella says: "My mind wandered"
    "Made myself finish it."
    Overall
    Performance
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    Didn't enjoy the flipping back and forth between characters and their stories between chapters, but I'm sure that is part of the art of this story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Just Kids

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Patti Smith
    • Narrated By Patti Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (800)
    Performance
    (688)
    Story
    (682)

    Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late 60s and 70s and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists' ascent, a prelude to fame.

    Rick says: "Exceptional. Deeply honest and thoughtful."
    "Boring"
    Overall
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    The narration was very drone like and tedious to listen too. I won't be finishing the book. I think if you grew up in some States and that era (I'm Canada) and new a lot about art and literature it would be interesting. A lot of name dropping and I didn't know most of them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Slash and Burn: The Dr. Siri Investigations, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated By Clive Chafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    Dr. Siri might finally be allowed to retire (again). Although he loves his two morgue assistants, he’s tired of being Laos’ national coroner - a job he never wanted in the first place. Plus, he’s pushing 80 and wants to spend some time with his wife before his untimely death, which has been predicted by the local transvestite fortune teller. But retirement is not in the cards for Dr. Siri after all. He’s dragged into one last job for the Lao government: supervising an excavation for the remains of a US fighter pilot....

    Suzanne says: "This Series Hasn't Become Repetitive or Tired"
    "I just plain love this series good 4 a laugh"
    Overall
    Performance
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    I was very excite to see this addition to this Colin Cotterill collection. It was not a disappointment. Subtle and not so subtle humour as usual.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shantaram

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Gregory David Roberts
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (3307)
    Performance
    (1642)
    Story
    (1642)

    This mesmerizing first novel tells the epic journey of Lin, an escaped convict who flees maximum security prison in Australia to disappear into the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The keys to unlock the mysteries that bind Lin are held by two people: his mentor Khader Khan, mafia godfather and criminal-philosopher; and the beautiful, elusive Karla, whose passions are driven by dangerous secrets.

    Jamie says: "Do Not Miss This"
    "The Best Book Yet"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This novel was so awesome and rich in its tales and descriptions. The narrator did a tremendous performance. Never boring, not for even one scond.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Curse of the Pogo Stick: The Dr. Siri Investigations, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated By Clive Chafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (74)

    In Vientiane, Laos, a booby-trapped corpse intended for Dr. Siri, the national coroner, has been delivered to the morgue. In his absence, only Nurse Dtui’s intervention saves the lives of the morgue attendants, visiting doctors, and Madame Daeng, Dr. Siri’s fiancée.

    Cynthia says: "Curse of the Audible Series Addict"
    "Interesting characters and great humor"
    Overall
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    Where does Curse of the Pogo Stick rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    High


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters and their humorous personalities and quirks and how they interact


    What about Clive Chafer’s performance did you like?

    Love the voice.


    Any additional comments?

    Read all his books in this series and wish there were more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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