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Wendy

kfar sabaIsrael | Member Since 2006

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  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Aimee Bender
    • Narrated By Aimee Bender
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (352)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (109)

    On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents' attention, bites into her mother's homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a magical gift: she can taste her mother's emotions in the cake. She discovers this gift to her horror, for her mother - her cheerful, good-with-crafts, can-do mother - tastes of despair and desperation.

    Victoria says: "I'm Going to Read the Actual Book"
    "boring!!!!!"
    Overall

    This book never got me involved, the simplistic sentence structures and vocabulary the author seems to purposely use to appeal to readers who can't comprehend anything more complex, and the lack of a real plot or conflict simply bored me completely and turned me off.I didn't bother to finish it. A waste of money.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • This American Life, 1-Month Subscription

    • NONE (1 hr)
    • By This American Life
    Overall
    (704)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    "Its mission is to document everyday life in this country. We sometimes think of it as a documentary show for people who normally hate documentaries. A public radio show for people who don't necessarily care for public radio. What we look for in putting the show together are stories that we love, truly love." Get the latest issue or subscribe!

    Martha says: "My favorite part of Audible.com!!"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall

    I subscribed to "This American Life" thinking I would be hearing Ira Glass, instead I heard Ira introducing a 10th rate standup named Julia Sweeney. A waste of money!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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