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Marti

Delta Junction, AK, United States

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  • 4 reviews
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  • 94 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014
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  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Brian Selznick
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    Overall
    (301)
    Performance
    (222)
    Story
    (229)

    Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life and his most precious secret are put in jeopardy.

    Jolie says: "engaging story for the whole family"
    "LOVE this, I hope the movie is as good"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Invention of Hugo Cabret again? Why?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I don't care if this is a kid's book. It was wonderful. Just delightful. I hope the movie does it justice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Joshilyn Jackson
    • Narrated By Joshilyn Jackson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1418)
    Performance
    (1223)
    Story
    (1199)

    A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother....

    Janice says: "I wanted to cheer out loud!"
    "Really great book!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty again? Why?

    Yes, I really enjoyed this book.


    What about Joshilyn Jackson’s performance did you like?

    Enjoyed her voice.


    Any additional comments?

    Such a good book and great story about 3 generations of women.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jonathan Safran Foer
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman, Barbara Caruso, Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (2221)
    Performance
    (1384)
    Story
    (1392)

    Jonathan Safran Foer's best-selling debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated, wowed critics on its way to winning several literary prizes, including Book of the Year honors from the Los Angeles Times. It has been published in 24 countries and will soon be a major motion picture. Foer's talent continues to shine in this sometimes hilarious and always heartfelt follow-up.

    Peter J. Maerz says: "Suffused my being..."
    "Incredibly depressing...."
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you try another book from Jonathan Safran Foer and/or the narrators?

    No


    Did the narrators do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, good job of narrating.


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry, but I find no redeeming qualities in this book. I have no problem with stories that are sad. No problem with unresolved conflicts. I would just like to come away from a book, having learned something. Relentlessly depressing with no lessons learned, no new knowledge about life or living. Nothing that makes me want to remember this book, I would like the hours back that it took to listen to it.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jeannette Walls
    • Narrated By Jeannette Walls
    Overall
    (999)
    Performance
    (468)
    Story
    (465)

    Jeannette Walls's memoir The Glass Castle was "nothing short of spectacular" (Entertainment Weekly). Now, in Half Broke Horses, she brings us the story of her grandmother, told in a first-person voice that is authentic, irresistible, and triumphant.

    Kathryn says: "A BETTER BOOK THAN "THE GLASS CASTLE""
    "Half Broke Horses"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this book. It is a great snapshot of life at the end of one era and the beginning of another.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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