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Lauren

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  • The Handmaid's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Claire Danes
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3780)
    Performance
    (3414)
    Story
    (3434)

    Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name....

    Emily - Audible says: "My Top Pick for 2012"
    "A Wonderful Voice Telling an Incredible Story"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Handmaid's Tale to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I think Claire Danes did an absolutely incredible job narrating this story. I would love for her to narrate more books!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zeitoun

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Dave Eggers
    • Narrated By Firdous Bamji
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (781)
    Performance
    (370)
    Story
    (375)

    When HurricaneKatrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun - a prosperous Syrian-American and father of four - chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. In the eerie days after the storm, he traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and rescuing those he could. A week later, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared.

    Darwin8u says: "Something bold, ebullient, yet quiet"
    "What an Incredible Story…"
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    If you could sum up Zeitoun in three words, what would they be?

    Inspiring. Shocking. Moving.


    What other book might you compare Zeitoun to and why?

    I'm not sure that I have read a book that would be a good comparison. I'll have to think about that...


    Have you listened to any of Firdous Bamji’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't, but would be interested.


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

    Not so much a moment, but the pure determination of Zeitoun's wife throughout the entire ordeal.


    Any additional comments?

    I was shocked to learn that this happened in our country in the very recent past. I have also read about what has since happened to Zeitoun and it is very upsetting. You have to wonder how much his situation after Katrina played into the broken life he finds himself in now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lonesome Dove

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated By Lee Horsley
    Overall
    (3268)
    Performance
    (1729)
    Story
    (1761)

    Larry McMurtry's American epic, set in the late 19th century, tells the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, a drive that represents not only a daring foolhardy adventure, but a part of the American Dream for everyone involved.

    Richard Delman says: "A masterpiece. An epic western story."
    "Lonesome Dove Love"
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    What did you love best about Lonesome Dove?

    I just loved the story! There was a great mix of action, adventure and romance.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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