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  • Can't Wait to Get to Heaven

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Fannie Flagg
    • Narrated By Fannie Flagg
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Combining southern warmth with unabashed emotion and side-splitting hilarity, Fannie Flagg takes readers back to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, where the most unlikely and surprising experiences of a high-spirited octogenarian inspire a town to ponder the age-old question: Why are we here?

    Scott says: "A Thought-provoking listen"
    "My favorite "listen" of the year"
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    If you could sum up Can't Wait to Get to Heaven in three words, what would they be?

    funny, heart-warming, thought provoking


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tottshe was almost too familiar...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The announcing of Elnor's death and each person's reflections on her life.


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Exceptional narration by the author (as we know is not always the case!)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Still Alice

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Lisa Genova
    • Narrated By Lisa Genova
    Overall
    (756)
    Performance
    (418)
    Story
    (427)

    Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At 50 years old, she's a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she begins to grow disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life - and her relationship with her family and the world - forever.

    Ira says: "Incredibly stimulating and thought-provoking"
    "Painful author narration"
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    What did you love best about Still Alice?

    The story was completely engaging, believable and memorable.


    What other book might you compare Still Alice to and why?

    In emotion a little similar to "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly".


    Would you be willing to try another one of Lisa Genova’s performances?

    Nope.


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

    Prepare for sleepless nights ahead!


    Any additional comments?

    I was wishing for another narrator! She was fine as Alice's voice, that in fairness is much of the book. However, it was very difficult to determine changes of character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dreams of Joy: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Lisa See
    • Narrated By Janet Song
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (882)
    Performance
    (617)
    Story
    (611)

    In her beloved New York Times best sellers Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and, most recently, Shanghai Girls, Lisa See has brilliantly illuminated the potent bonds of mother love, romantic love, and love of country. Now, in her most powerful novel yet, she returns to these timeless themes, continuing the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and Pearl’s strong-willed 19-year-old daughter, Joy.

    Maida says: "Dreams of Joy and all of Lisa See's books"
    "ho hum..."
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    Would you try another book from Lisa See and/or Janet Song?

    I think I'm through with Lisa See.


    If you’ve listened to books by Lisa See before, how does this one compare?

    I have read Lisa See, but not listened to.


    What three words best describe Janet Song’s voice?

    OK


    Did Dreams of Joy inspire you to do anything?

    Love my children more.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2450)
    Performance
    (1758)
    Story
    (1767)

    In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

    Thomas says: "The best book I've had"
    "Amazing story, compellingly narrated!!"
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    Would you listen to Endurance again? Why?

    Yes! I am looking forward to listening to it with my husband and then discussing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I found it reaffirming that I was able to be reminded of the BEST in human nature.


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

    Extreme awe!!


    Any additional comments?

    The narration was exceptional!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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