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  • Committed: A Sceptic Makes Peace With Marriage

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Gilbert
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    At the end of her bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe - a Brazilian-born man of Australian citizenship who'd been living in Indonesia when they met. Resettling in America, the couple swore eternal fidelity to each other, but also swore to never, ever, under any circumstances get legally married. (Both survivors of difficult divorces. Enough said.) But providence intervened one day in the form of the U.S. government.

    Natasha says: "The Author Let us all down with this one -A WASTE!"
    "This is not a sequel of Eat,Pray, Love"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Commited is a book for those people who have or have had at some point in their lives, a hard time coming to terms with the institution of marriage. It is probably not for those who do not or did not question marriage, or those who do not or did not feel uncomfortable with conforming to such traditional institution. Commited is a long personal reflection of the author with regard to the need of getting married independently of her will. It seems that process took her took many months. To me, it took years. So, I definitely recommend the book. But don't expect a sequel of Eat, Pray, Love. This is an exercise on introspection, with rather little travelling and fun.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Elizabeth Gilbert? Why or why not?

    After finishing the book, I immediately looked for some of her speeches and talks and particularly enjoyed her TED talk on the creative process. She is an incredibly articulate writer with the perfect mixture of ironic and serious prose.


    What about Elizabeth Gilbert’s performance did you like?

    I had never listened to a writer speaking his (her) own book. It is very interesting and she did it well. I wished, though, she sounded a little more ironic on the ironic parts and paused longer after them, so that I would have had time to finish laughing before she started the following paragraph.


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

    It is a long book, impossible to listen in one sitting for someone who juggles between family and office.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Notebook

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated By Kate Nelligan, Campbell Scott
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    J T says: "A beautiful love story"
    "Have tissue paper handy..."
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    What did you like best about this story?

    The impossible love of young people generaly make for an interesting story. That is not any different in The Notebook. But the impossible love of two elderly people, as presented in this book, is truly touching. It brings forward, to one's mind, the invevitable passing of time and the sadness of loss within reality.


    What about Kate Nelligan and Campbell Scott ’s performance did you like?

    Kate Nelligan and Campbell Scott performed brilliantly. As simple as that.


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

    While it is hard to speak about that passage without giving away the story, I was very moved by the moment when he sees her go, taken away by the monster.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have an elderly person in your family whom you love dearly, give him or her a big hug and many kisses next time you see them.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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