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Susan

Susan-discerning reader with limited attention span

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, United States

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  • 32 titles in library
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  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (20013)
    Performance
    (15601)
    Story
    (15549)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Very Funny laugh your head off in certain moments."
    Overall

    Parts of this made me laugh out loud and parts of it were boring. Overall I would recommend it to those of us who are looking for a light distraction from the angst and grind of our daily lives. Even my 19 year old son enjoyed listening to this and actually said he wants to "read the book in print" ( He doesn't read many books). It is anti-intellectual which is also a relief.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Pastoral

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Philip Roth
    • Narrated By Ron Silver
    Overall
    (905)
    Performance
    (353)
    Story
    (347)

    Philip Roth presents a vivid portrait of an innocent man being swept away by a current of conflict and violence in his own backyard - a story that is as much about loving America as it is hating it. Seymour "Swede" Levov, a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, and the prosperous heir of his father's Newark glove factory comes of age in thriving, triumphant postwar America. But everything he loves is lost when the country begins to run amok in the turbulent 1960s. Not even a most private, well-intentioned citizen, it seems, gets to sidestep the sweep of history. American Pastoral is the story of a fortunate American's rise and fall ... a strong, confident man, a master of social equilibrium, overwhelmed by the forces of social disorder. For the Swede is not allowed to stay forever blissful living out life in rural Old Rimrock in his 170 year-old stone farmhouse with his pretty wife (his college sweetheart and Miss New Jersey of 1949) and his lively albeit precocious daughter, the apple of his eye ... that is until she grows up to become a revolutionary terrorist.

    Thomas says: "A Masterpiece"
    "If you love Phillip Roth you'll love this!!!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does American Pastoral rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Loved the story and the reader who even reads with a heavy New York accent. Very entertaining and funny yet sad. A lot of emotions about relationships particularly about family


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

    He is a fabulous reader. I have listened to every Phillip Roth book he has read and been totally engaged.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4122)
    Performance
    (3665)
    Story
    (3686)

    The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices are not appeased....

    Daniel says: "History Made Interesting"
    "intelligent and Fun"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Fun, lots to learn.Good store guess they did a lot of research.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Dialogue,filling out of chara=cters and story


    Which character – as performed by Bill O'Reilly – was your favorite?

    John Boothe


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

    Not possible


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Paris Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Paula McLain
    • Narrated By Carrington MacDuffie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2003)
    Performance
    (1399)
    Story
    (1403)

    Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet 28eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway and her life changes forever. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group—the fabled “Lost Generation”—that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

    Pris says: "Delighted in Del Mar"
    "Boring and Stupid"
    Overall

    I thought this was sort of biographical and true. I thought it was girly gibberish. Don't bother listening to it. I quit after 7 chapters. It was just boring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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