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  • I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Nora Ephron
    • Narrated By Nora Ephron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (333)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (197)

    Nora Ephron returns with her first book since the astounding success of I Feel Bad About My Neck, taking a cold, hard, hilarious look at the past, the present, and the future, bemoaning the vicissitudes of modern life, and recalling with her signature clarity and wisdom everything she hasn’t (yet) forgotten. Filled with insights and observations that instantly ring true - and could have come only from Nora Ephron - I Remember Nothing is a pure delight.

    Caro says: "Ha ha"
    "Humorous, accurate view of the human condition"
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    Where does I Remember Nothing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have only listened to two so far so in that respect I would give this on a passing grade of 79%


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Expected a part two. Wished for a part two.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Nora Ephron?

    Yes. She is an intelligent, funny, honest writer. I wish she were around to write more.


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Some of her comments are quotes to carry with you for life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Silver Linings Playbook: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Matthew Quick
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1948)
    Performance
    (1763)
    Story
    (1766)

    During his years in a neural-health facility, Pat Peoples has formulated a theory about silver linings. He believes that his life is a movie produced by God, that his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and that if he succeeds, his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. When Pat goes to live with his parents, everything seems changed: no one will talk to him about Nikki, and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as a form of therapy.

    FanB14 says: "Eagles Victory"
    "Great Book"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Silver Linings Playbook the most enjoyable?

    To be honest I read the Kindle version more than I listened to the Audible version. But, when I did listen, it didn't take away from my enjoyment of the novel. I listened when I needed to lay back and close my eyes for a few minutes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the characters and how they made the overall story mesh


    Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?

    I liked Mr Porter's read of Pat. Audio books are great but when it comes to characters, having a male imitate the female characters is bad idea. I don't know how that would be effectively carried off without having multiple readers, male and female. But in general, nothing could ruin this book. I enjoyed the book and characters too much to let my petty concerns interfere.


    If you could rename The Silver Linings Playbook, what would you call it?

    Blue Sy Through the Dark Clouds..But that sounds lame. The Silver Linings Playbook fits perfectly..


    Any additional comments?

    I am glad I read this book. I don't think I could see the movie in a theater. I woiuld be the teary eyed guy walking out at the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28301)
    Performance
    (22040)
    Story
    (22258)

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

    GS says: "Conflicting Emotions"
    "Great Read!"
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    Would you listen to Mockingjay again? Why?

    No. Since I had both the book and the Audible I found myself going to the book more because I didn't like Carolyn McCormick's reading style.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The entire series was excellent in keeping my attention and curiosity up. I couldn't stop. I saw the movie first and couldn't wait until Nov 2013 to see Part 2. After Listening to Catching Fire I couldn't stop until I found out how it all ended so I bought the MockingJay in both Audible and Book format.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Her voice interpretation of Katniss was way off. It sounded more like a middle aged woman than a 16 year old girl. I know that has to be a very hard thing to do where you are looking to appeal to a wide and varied audience. It would also be difficult to try and mimic all voices but since Katniss was the main character and the dialogue was mostly hers it would have been nice to get that voice more precise and not worry about the others.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish it had ended differently. Very disappointed with who died and who survived. But, "real or not real?" REAL life is not always fair so why should a book be any different. So I say "Real".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Atlas Shrugged

    • ABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    Overall
    (852)
    Performance
    (404)
    Story
    (401)

    As passionate as it is profound, Atlas Shrugged is one of the most influential novels of our time. In it, Rand dramatizes the main tenets of Objectivism, her philosophy of rational selfishness. She explores the ramifications of her radical thinking in a world that penalizes human intelligence and integrity.

    Shawn Levasseur says: "Edward Hermann's masterful performance."
    "Current politics foreseen"
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    If you could sum up Atlas Shrugged in three words, what would they be?

    Potent, timely, political


    Which character – as performed by Edward Herrmann – was your favorite?

    Hank Rearden


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes. Made me more angry at the way politics and government work in these current times.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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