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Christine

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  • The Most Dangerous Thing

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Laura Lippman
    • Narrated By Linda Emond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (168)

    Years ago, they were all the best of friends. But as time passed and circumstances changed, they grew apart, became adults with families of their own, and began to forget about the past—and the terrible lie they all shared. But now Gordon, the youngest and wildest of the five, has died and the others are thrown together for the first time in years.

    C. Byrnes says: "Good Listen"
    "Laura Lippman knows danger!"
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    If you could sum up The Most Dangerous Thing in three words, what would they be?

    intriguing, suspenseful, heartbreaking.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Go- Go was so complex. You were frustrated by his irresponsibility and recklessness. Eventually, you actually sympathized with him.


    What about Linda Emond’s performance did you like?

    She read with such insight to each character's feelings and inner dialogue.


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

    I was shocked at the ending.


    Any additional comments?

    I really thought the story was leading to a pat and predictable (disappointing ending) and was so surprised at how it really turned out. This surprise did not take away from the story. It made me listen to the story a second time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David Copperfield

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (401)
    Performance
    (185)
    Story
    (186)

    When David Copperfield escapes from the cruelty of his childhood home, he embarks on a journey to adulthood which leads him through comedy and tragedy, love and heartbreak, and friendship and betrayal.

    Parusski says: "Perfect narrator for one of the best classics."
    "A Pleasant Journey into the World of DIckens"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of David Copperfield to be better than the print version?

    The audio version breathes new life into an old favorite


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narrator was able to bring emotion and depth that is understandable to a modern audience.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Julia Scheeres
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (616)
    Performance
    (526)
    Story
    (529)

    In A Thousand Lives, the New York Times best-selling memoirist Julia Scheeres traces the fates of five individuals who followed Jim Jones to South America as they struggled to first build their paradise, and then survive it. Each went for different reasons - some were drawn to Jones for his progressive attitudes towards racial equality, others were dazzled by his claims to be a faith healer. But once in Guyana, Jones' drug addiction, mental decay, and sexual depredations quickly eroded the idealistic community.

    Rachel says: "Unforgettable"
    "A Warning for All of Us"
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    What made the experience of listening to A Thousand Lives the most enjoyable?

    The author related the experiences of a variety of people.. and each one could be you or someone you know. Its chilling to realize how they each took steps further into this nightmare.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Thousand Lives?

    The author says that this is not the story of anyone joining a


    Which character – as performed by Robin Miles – was your favorite?

    Hyacinth Thrash was an elderly survivor of this tragedy. She had joined the People's Temple over 20 years before, and witnessed the slow metamorphosis from church to cult of personality.


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

    Each of these members reached a point when they were asked to do something that went against their instincts, morals, common sense. Stepping over that line led them irretrievably under the control of Jim Jones.


    Any additional comments?

    Whether you remember this event, or only heard of it recently, a must read, and a lesson for us all!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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