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Deborah

Love to listen on my way to work!

Member Since 2008

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  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John Green, David Levithan
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews, Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1007)
    Performance
    (795)
    Story
    (805)

    One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

    FanB14 says: "Another John Green Hit"
    "Phenomenal !!!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Will Grayson, Will Grayson to be better than the print version?

    I have only listened to the book, but as an English teacher, I think that listening really brings a dimension that many readers ( possibly struggling readers) would appreciate.


    What other book might you compare Will Grayson, Will Grayson to and why?

    I think John Green books belong in a category of their own. This one is tied for first place in that category.


    Which character – as performed by MacLeod Andrews and Nick Podehl – was your favorite?

    Tiny Cooper will live in infamy forever in my mind, but both Will Graysons (main characters) were captured perfectly. The performers were both incredible.


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

    I listened to this book with my teen daughters (14 and 16) as we were driving. We laughed out loud and became emotionally invested in all of the characters. A few times we had to drive more than needed just so we could keep listening. The book stimulated lots of great conversations!


    Any additional comments?

    This book deals with many teen issues in a way that is honest and hopeful. Everyone needs to embody a bit of Tiny Cooper!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Three Day Road

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Joseph Boyden
    • Narrated By Ruth Ann Phimister
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (49)

    Cree Indians and best-friends Xavier and Elijah enlist in the Canadian Army in 1915, eager to become heroes. Seasoned hunters, the men become expert snipers, but their horrifying experiences serving in World War I will leave devastating impressions on each man’s life.

    Charlie says: "Not Bad"
    "Joseph Boyden, Please Write Some More"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend this book to all of my friends who like to read literary fiction. It has a good blend of storyline, character and history.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Loved both of the main characters and the shift between the perspectives.


    Have you listened to any of Ruth Ann Phimister’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not sure.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were many emotional (and funny) moments in this book. The first one that struck me was the aunt's trip to the train station to pick up the friend of her dead nephew when he returned from war. This is a story about healing and the power one person can have to keep another one going.


    Any additional comments?

    Everyone I know who has read this book has loved it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Looking for Alaska

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1024)
    Performance
    (854)
    Story
    (858)

    Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words - and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

    Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another.

    Darwin8u says: "Emotional Cotton-Candy"
    "More great John Green Characters"
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    Where does Looking for Alaska rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Fairly good fiction related to teen issues. Interesting use of structure and characters; connects well to themes of marginalization and self discovery.


    What other book might you compare Looking for Alaska to and why?

    John Green books belong in a category of their own; this one is not quite as good as some of his other novels, but it was still quite enjoyable and an absorbing listen.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Thanksgiving weekend exploration of the campus.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Friends with attitude.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lullabies For Little Criminals

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Heather O'Neill
    • Narrated By Miriam McDonald
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    At 13, Baby vacillates between childhood comforts and adult temptation: still young enough to drag her dolls around in a vinyl suitcase yet old enough to know more than she should about urban cruelties. Motherless, she lives with her father, Jules, who takes better care of his heroin habit than he does of his daughter. Baby's gift is a genius for spinning stories and for cherishing the small crumbs of happiness that fall into her lap.

    Deborah says: "Perspective is Everything"
    "Perspective is Everything"
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    Where does Lullabies For Little Criminals rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very enjoyable listen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character, Baby, was very intriguing because she didn't fully grasp how horrifying her life really was -- reminded me of the narrator in the novel Room.


    What about Miriam McDonald’s performance did you like?

    McDonald has an engaging voice.


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

    Since the book is broken into a series of episodes, it was a perfect book to listen to as I drove about town on errands or went on walks on a hot summer's evening.


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks for highlighting this book Audible; I had forgotten all about it after its initial release and hubbub a few years ago.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cutting for Stone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Abraham Verghese
    • Narrated By Sunil Malhotra
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4713)
    Performance
    (2121)
    Story
    (2130)

    Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother's death in childbirth and their father's disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics - their passion for the same woman - that will tear them apart.

    Audiophile says: "An Epic Medical Novel"
    "Intricately woven story"
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    What made the experience of listening to Cutting for Stone the most enjoyable?

    The narrator is the best voice actor I have ever heard. He switches from character to character, dialect to dialect in a way that is mind blowing. There must be more than 20 characters from 10 nationalities in this book!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The storyline and the characterization against the settings was profound


    Which character – as performed by Sunil Malhotra – was your favorite?

    Couldn't possibly pick just one!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I have recommended this book to many many people and they have all had positive reviews. This is my favorite book this decade! Grateful that it was also an audio book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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