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Jean

Modesto , CA, USA | Member Since 2004

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  • Stern Men

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated By Allyson Ryan
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (7)

    Off the coast of Maine, Ruth Thomas is born into a feud fought for generations by two groups of local lobstermen over fishing rights for the waters that lie between their respective islands. At 18, she has returned from boarding school - smart as a whip, feisty, and irredeemably unromantic - determined to throw over her education and join the "stern men" working the lobster boats.

    Jean says: "Thumbs Down!"
    "Thumbs Down!"
    Overall

    Having spent summers since my birth on a small Maine coast island similar to Fort Niles, I am very familiar with the lobster wars, and eagerly anticipated listening to this book. But what I found was a monotonous chronology of events which left me completely unengaged. What little personal conversation occurred between the characters often involved a prolonged litany of expletives, as if the author could not think of anything else for them to say. Although the author repeatedly made a point of the very distinct Maine accent, the narrator just didn't capture it. She sounded as much like a Brooklynite as a Maine fisherman. I would think that for an audiobook that emphasizes a local accent it would be important to find a narrator who is able to employ that accent in her reading. While there were a few interesting points in the book, overall it was a huge disappointment.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rooftops of Tehran

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Mahbod Seraji
    • Narrated By Jonathan Todd Ross
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (2)

    A 17-year-old boy finds his rooftop the perfect escape for taking in the night sky, smoking cigarettes and catching occasional glimpses of his beautiful neighbor. But when his lofty perch allows him to witness the brutality of the regime under which he lives, everything changes for the boy and those close to him.

    Jean says: "Very disappointing"
    "Very disappointing"
    Overall

    This book was much too long for the story contained within it. The characters were poorly developed, and the author repeated the same thoughts over and over again. The ending was highly implausible. It would have helped to have a narrator with a convincing Middle Eastern accent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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