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milliganmoose

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  • 271 titles in library
  • 31 purchased in 2014
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  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    Overall
    (27111)
    Performance
    (13734)
    Story
    (13779)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Beautiful writing, perfect narration"
    Overall

    I have listened to hundreds of audio books but this is one of the few that compelled me to write a review. I was captivated from the first by the subject, the writing and the narration. Rarely do I come across a book that magically blends the three as this one does. For me, this was a "sit in the car the keep listening" book. I know that my 5 star rating won't change the overall rating of the book but I just had to put down in writing how wonderful this book is.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    Overall
    (692)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (73)

    Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended. In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys – best friends – are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying.

    Maxine Fuentes says: "Wonderful"
    "Audio version did not disappoint"
    Overall

    I am a huge John Irving fan and have read this book multiple (at least a dozen) times. It is my very favorite of his. So, I was extremely hesitant to buy the audio version because I was worried that the reader would not do justice to Owen's voice - in my own mind I always thought Jeff Woodman would be a great reader for this one. However, I am pleased to say that I have enjoyed listening to this tremendously. This reader does a great job of bringing out not only Owen's voice but John Irving's too. John Irving is not for everyone but if you are an Irving fan, or, if you love good writing, try this book. It is one of a kind.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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