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Elaine

ENCINO, CA, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Madeleine Albright
    • Narrated By Madeleine Albright
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (91)

    Before Madeleine Albright turned twelve, her life was shaken by the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia—the country where she was born—the Battle of Britain, the near total destruction of European Jewry, the Allied victory in World War II, the rise of communism, and the onset of the Cold War. Albright's experiences, and those of her family, provide a lens through which to view the most tumultuous dozen years in modern history.

    Jean says: "The price of Democracy"
    "History Lesson"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    My problem with the book was that it is (so far) a history lesson. Only a small portion was about M. Albright. I was aware that her reading voice lacks so I was ready. I can forgive her for a boring voice. But a history lesson? Had the story been a story, I would not be dissatisfied. I probably will not finish the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Room: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated By Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Robert Petkoff, and others
    Overall
    (4366)
    Performance
    (1847)
    Story
    (1837)

    To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, but what she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

    Kathleen says: "A truly memorable read"
    "Urgh!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Emma Donoghue and/or the narrators?

    Couldn't get past the first few minutes. I love kids but I am not interested in hearing a child narrate a book. I wasted a credit. Since so many people loved the book, I am tempted to buy a hard copy.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    Overall
    (362)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (73)

    Today, encyclopedias, jetliners, operating systems, mutual funds, and many other items are being created by teams numbering in the thousands or even millions. While some leaders fear the burgeoning growth of these massive online communities, Wikinomics proves this fear is folly. Smart firms can harness collective capability and genius to spur innovation, growth, and success.

    Bruce says: "Editor please"
    "Boring"
    Overall

    The author repeats the same point over and over again. This is one of the more boring books I have listened to. Point well make but not enought substance.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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