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Jane

bronxville, NY, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Caroline Knapp
    • Narrated By Hilary Swank
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (63)

    In Pack of Two, the author of the acclaimed best seller Drinking: A Love Story tackles a different sort of relationship. Two-time Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry, Million Dollar Baby) guides us into the life of Caroline Knapp who, after losing both parents to cancer and breaking off a two-decade long relationship with alcohol in the span of one year, struggles - and succeeds - to redefine her world. The unlikely solution to Knapp’s task was found in the form of a dog named Lucille.

    Jami says: "Not what I expected, but really good!"
    "Intelligent, self-absorbed file a deux"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Interesting and charming when she gets out of her own head and focuses on Lucille, the rescue dog who became the center of this very bright writer's hapless universe.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Caroline Knapp? Why or why not?

    No, too much carolyn...though she can write up a storm, she is blindingly articulate.


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

    She is a quirky and brilliant actor.


    Do you think Pack of Two needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Charles J. Shields
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    New York Times best-selling author and biographer Charles J. Shields crafts this fascinating portrait of literary icon Kurt Vonnegut. The first authorized biography of the influential American writer, And So It Goes examines Vonnegut’s life, from his childhood to his death in 2007, and explores how the author changed the conversation of American literature.

    Invisible Lizard says: "Probably only for die hard Vonnegut fans"
    "great for obsessive vonnegut fans"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    only if someone wanted every detail of this writer's life


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    the latter years because I knew some of the people involved


    Have you listened to any of Fred Berman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    don't know


    Did And So It Goes inspire you to do anything?

    order shorter books, especially biographies


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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