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Deborah

New Market, VA, United States

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  • Guns

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (874)
    Performance
    (792)
    Story
    (777)

    In a pulls-no-punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion, Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America. Anger and grief in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are palpable in this urgent piece of writing, but no less remarkable are King's keen thoughtfulness and composure as he explores the contours of the gun-control issue and constructs his argument for what can and should be done.

    Daniel E. Jacobs says: "putting his voice on what people have been saying"
    "Timely"
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    Any additional comments?

    More than a few times over the years, I've wondered about King's thoughts on gun violence given his early Bachman story regarding just such an event. After Newtown it was on my mind again, so thank you to the author and to Audible for being there with his response. It was thoughtful, clear, and necessary. I'll recommend it to others as a springboard for futher debate.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Listening Is an Act of Love

    • ABRIDGED (55 mins)
    • By Dave Isay
    • Narrated By Dave Isay
    Overall
    (1534)
    Performance
    (1281)
    Story
    (1293)

    Drawn from the work of StoryCorps, the largest and most ambitious private oral history project in American history, comes this tapestry of the stories Americans have been sharing from their lives to leave behind to their loved ones.

    Debra says: "Touching"
    "Wow!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Listening Is an Act of Love the most enjoyable?

    Authentic voices sharing an amazing variety of American experiences.


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

    It completely touched me and, yes, there were some tears framing the smiles.


    Any additional comments?

    Leaves you wanting more. Thanks for sharing, Audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Laura Hillenbrand
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10822)
    Performance
    (6847)
    Story
    (6879)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.....

    Anastasia Burke says: "Hillenbrand could make even laundry fascinating!"
    "Excellent!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I do, I have, I will! Just an interesting, compelling story told with an authentic voice.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Unbroken?

    the strength of the human spirit.....Where does it come from? The ability to survive the hopeless circumstance again and again.


    Any additional comments?

    I've wondered, since listening, why there is so much strength available to survive the direst of events, but - afterwards - self-destructive despair can defeat the survivor? It seems such a paradox, but happens again and again with today's veterans.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By W. Bruce Cameron
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2065)
    Performance
    (1370)
    Story
    (1372)

    After a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey is surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy. Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose?

    Blythe says: "Best dog book ever!"
    "If you've EVER loved a dog....."
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    Any additional comments?

    The smiplicity of goodness - I can't stop thinking about this endearing portrait of "man's best friend".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14601)
    Performance
    (9002)
    Story
    (8873)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "Completely DISAPPOINTING!"
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    Would you try another book from Diana Gabaldon and/or Davina Porter?

    As a last resort.


    What was most disappointing about Diana Gabaldon’s story?

    She pays too little attention to moving any semblence of plot along. While the romance could have been good, it becomes a purient interest in sex. I'd fully expect beastiality in the next volume, if I get soooo bored that I read another. What a shame. These characters were enjoyable. They just became one dimensional.


    Have you listened to any of Davina Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The reader was excellent. The characterizations were clear. Her voice delightful.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm just so disappointed. I wanted something more than Harlequin romance.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Garth Stein
    • Narrated By Christopher Evan Welch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5453)
    Performance
    (3413)
    Story
    (3419)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: If you’ve ever loved a dog - or even patted a dog - this book, told from the perspective of man’s best friend, will tug at your heartstrings...and won’t let go until long after Welch performs the last word. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening very closely to the words of his master.

    Lora says: "Enzo (because he's so wize) for president."
    "Tender & Touching"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Art of Racing in the Rain to be better than the print version?

    The


    What did you like best about this story?

    Enzo's heart.


    What does Christopher Evan Welch bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He became Enzo - calm, loyal, loving.


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

    I purposely don't do that although I could have.


    Any additional comments?

    I found thebetrayal of the mother by her parents for her child and husband horrid and it touched a nerve that has not left me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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