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Marjorie

Minneapolis, MN, USA

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  • Summer Crossing: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Truman Capote
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    In late 2004, a trove of Truman Capote's abandoned papers went up for auction at Sotheby's. Included in the lot was the handwritten manuscript of Summer Crossing, a novel Capote began writing in 1943, and continued to tinker with on and off for a decade. Since the time of his death in 1984, Capote scholars and biographers had long believed this manuscript lost, never to be recovered. They were wrong.

    Marjorie says: "Summer doldrums"
    "Summer doldrums"
    Overall

    I found this book to be a bit tedious. The writing is good with very nice descriptions of setting, but it never seemed to be going anywhere. I found myself wishing that I had used my precious credit for something better.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2252)
    Performance
    (493)
    Story
    (510)

    In 1993 Greg Mortenson was the exhausted survivor of a failed attempt to ascend K2, an American climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan's Karakoram Himalaya. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of an impoverished Pakistani village, Mortenson promised to return one day and build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time: Greg Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban.

    Karl says: "An education and inspiration"
    "A Watched Teapot Never Boils"
    Overall

    Put on your patience pants for this one. It is a wonderful saga of tenacity, travel, multi-cultural communications, and wisdom. The narrator is just hard to listen to, unfortunately. His reading is strident and unnecesarily breathless, but I have to give him credit for his knowledge and use of local accents. I was ready to give up until about 2/3 through the first CD, when it finally got interesting. I went back online to read another review just to remind myself why I chose it. In the end, it is worth the time it takes to listen, but I can think of several other narrators who would have kept me interested from the first page.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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