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PAlsum

Madison, WI, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Gold: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Chris Cleave
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (76)

    Building on the tradition of Little Bee, Chris Cleave again writes with elegance, humor, and passion about friendship, marriage, parenthood, tragedy, and redemption. Gold is the story of Zoe and Kate, world-class athletes who have been friends and rivals since their first day of Elite training. They've loved, fought, betrayed, forgiven, consoled, gloried, and grown up together. Now on the eve of London 2012, their last Olympics, both women will be tested to their physical and emotional limits.

    Patricia says: "Very Good--but not great--"
    "overcoming family trauma genre"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Gold to be better than the print version?

    don't know, as I haven't read the book, only listened


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the kid, wise like any fiction kid, because she is sustained by space fantasy


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

    she did a good job of allowing the author's characters to come through


    If you could take any character from Gold out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    the husband or the coach
    because I'd want to find out more about them


    Any additional comments?

    this is a book you will want to hear every episode, go back to those missed parts when your fall asleep when listening late at night. every character is quite interesting, you'll care about each one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michael Tolliver Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated By Armistead Maupin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (70)

    Michael Tolliver, the sweet-spirited Southerner in Armistead Maupin's classic Tales of the City series, is arguably one of the most widely loved characters in contemporary fiction. Now, almost 20 years after ending his groundbreaking saga of San Francisco life, Maupin revisits his all-too-human hero, letting the 55-year-old gardener tell his story in his own voice.

    Mark says: "I SO wanted to love this."
    "more about the family!"
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    If you could sum up Michael Tolliver Lives in three words, what would they be?

    warm human friend


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Michael Tolliver Lives?

    which mother will he be with in her extremity?


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

    the interview with Mr Maupin was interesting. I always loved reading the books, too.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    don't know what a tag line is


    Any additional comments?

    I spent a lot of comfortable evenings with this audiobook

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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