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CLD

Philadelphia, PA | Member Since 2012

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  • 52 titles in library
  • 9 purchased in 2014
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  • Country Girl: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Edna O'Brien
    • Narrated By Edna O'Brien
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (19)

    Edna O'Brien's family encouraged her to attend pharmacy school but she left before finishing, to marry an older writer, give birth to two sons, and publish, in 1960, her first novel. The Country Girls so scandalized the O'Briens' local parish that the book was burned by the priest, her family disgraced. Country Girl comes 21 books later, a rich and heady accounting of the events, people, emotions, and landscape that imprint upon and enliven one lifetime.

    CLD says: "Needs a Professional Narrator"
    "Needs a Professional Narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I bought this book, looking forward to listening to it on a long plane ride. At first, I blamed the flight noise for my inability to clearly hear the book but then once home, I had the same difficulty. Ms. O'Brien's soft voice, while charming, is too low and deep to make this a pleasant listening experience. I switched to the Kindle version and am very happily reading now. The story itself is quite good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wolf Hall

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Simon Slater
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2039)
    Performance
    (1296)
    Story
    (1303)

    In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political powerEngland in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn.

    S. Marie says: "A unique perspective of history"
    "Incredibly Engaging"
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    I recently changed my lengthy commute to a much shorter one and I am now sorry. Listening to this tale was so absorbing that I found myself sitting in the parking lot, and outside my own house, because I did not want to stop listening. The performance brings all of the characters to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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