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Paulette

Marinette, WI, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • The Poisonwood Bible

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Dean Robertson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3481)
    Performance
    (2256)
    Story
    (2274)

    The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.

    Lynda Rains Bonchack says: "A long time coming..........."
    "Don't Bother: read the book"
    Overall

    I foolishly ignored all the reviews that said the narrator was horrible. I thought I'd see for myself. BIG mistake. The book is excellent and I highly recommend reading it. I started with the audible recording but soon became utterly disgusted with the narrator who has absolutely no imagination and must be someone's wife or friend owed a favor. But the story is a good one so I got the book and totallly loved it. Don't waste your time with this recording!

    34 of 39 people found this review helpful
  • Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jeff Guinn
    • Narrated By Jonathan Hogan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (120)

    With dramatic flair, Jeff Guinn delivers the definitive portrait of Bonnie and Clyde. These media-savvy outlaws appealed to America's Depression-era hunger for swashbuckling characters. Glowing radio and newspaper reports transformed these "public enemies" into celebrities - much like the cinema gangsters of the time.

    Tim says: "Bravo!"
    "I couldn't stop listening - the story is that good"
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    Performance
    Story
    Where does Go Down Together rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love history and I love biography. This book brings them both together, and brings them alive. Listening to this audiobook helped me understand who they were and why they made the choices they made. I was sad to see their end come -- they felt like people I knew and cared about. A top notch book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really appreciated how the author put their story in the context of the economic and social conditions of their time -- I could see what had shaped them.


    What does Jonathan Hogan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator brings a "down home" feel to the book. He sounds like someone who knew Clyde and Bonnie.


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    I wish the author had talked more about Clyde's interest in music. I'm glad he talked about Bonnie's poetry. People were more willing to be creative back then.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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