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Patricia

Newtown , PA, USA

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  • Shantaram

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Gregory David Roberts
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (3208)
    Performance
    (1550)
    Story
    (1551)

    This mesmerizing first novel tells the epic journey of Lin, an escaped convict who flees maximum security prison in Australia to disappear into the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The keys to unlock the mysteries that bind Lin are held by two people: his mentor Khader Khan, mafia godfather and criminal-philosopher; and the beautiful, elusive Karla, whose passions are driven by dangerous secrets.

    Jamie says: "Do Not Miss This"
    "Worth every minute!"
    Overall

    Do not miss this book. You will want the hard copy as well. Beautiful in many ways. I wish there was more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Million Little Pieces

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Frey
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (722)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
    (146)

    By the time James Frey enters a drug and alcohol treatment facility, he has so thoroughly ravaged his body that the doctors are shocked he is still alive. Inside the clinic, he is surrounded by patients as troubled as he: a judge, a mobster, a former world-champion boxer, and a fragile former prostitute. To James, their friendship and advice seem stronger and truer than the clinic's droning dogma of How to Recover.

    Robert in Denver says: "Waste of time"
    "My fury got to me. My fury got to me...etc."
    Overall

    While this book might possibly be an interesting read, I hated the audio version. The unique literary "style?" does not do well for listening. The constant repetition can be glossed over while reading, but is extremely painful to listen to. The angst of the reader seems like a bad verbal acting job. If you must, read it yourself.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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