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Joseph

Eugene, OR, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Inferno: From The Divine Comedy

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Dante Alighieri, Benedict Flynn (translator)
    • Narrated By Heathcote Williams
    Overall
    (54)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    "Abandon all hope you who enter here." ("Lasciate ogne speranza voi ch’intrate.") Dante’s Hell is one of the most remarkable visions in Western literature. An allegory for his and future ages, it is, at the same time, an account of terrifying realism. Passing under a lintel emblazoned with these frightening words, the poet is led down into the depths by Virgil and shown those doomed to suffer eternal torment for vices exhibited and sins committed on earth.

    Laurel says: "The Best Inferno So Far"
    "Scary"
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    What did you love best about Inferno: From The Divine Comedy?

    The overall mood was eerie and the dictation was perfect


    What did you like best about this story?

    The vivid imagination of the author was great in telling the different levels of hell


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

    The classic book was brought to life and the mood by Mr. Williams was spot on.


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

    The Levels of Hell


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The World Is Bigger Now: An American Journalist's Release from Captivity in North Korea

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Euna Lee, Lisa Dickey
    • Narrated By Janet Song
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    On March 17, 2009, Lee and her Current TV colleague Laura Ling were working on a documentary about the desperate lives of North Koreans fleeing their homeland for a chance at freedom when they were violently apprehended by North Korean soldiers. For nearly five months they remained detained while friends and family in the United States were given little information about their status or conditions. South Korean by blood, Lee was branded a traitor by her North Korean captors....

    Patricia says: "Much more than "talk therapy""
    "Freedom Regained"
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    What made the experience of listening to The World Is Bigger Now the most enjoyable?

    I was touched by the story. You don't know what life may throw your way but finding a way to overcome any obstacle is main in this story. Being captive in North Korea is one big obstacle. I found it touching the way Euna Lee talked about her Daughter and Husband constantly. You could tell that she had so much love for the both of them and one of her biggest Loves was the one with God. She stated in the book that she promised God to speak about her ordeal at church. This was hard for her because she is an introvert. Wow, I loved this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The World Is Bigger Now?

    Knowing when something was up, when her favorite Guard was back to see her and granted some requests.


    Which character – as performed by Janet Song – was your favorite?

    The Main Character Euna Lee


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

    This book made me cry especially when she talked about the love she has for her daughter.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story of English

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By John McWhorter
    • Narrated By John McWhorter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (952)
    Performance
    (708)
    Story
    (707)

    A survey of the quirks and quandaries of the English language, focusing on our strange and wonderful grammar. Why do we say "I am reading a catalog" instead of "I read a catalog"? Why do we say "do" at all? Is the way we speak a reflection of our cultural values? Delving into these provocative topics and more, Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue distills hundreds of years of fascinating lore into one lively history.

    Cookie says: "Oh the joy!"
    "A different Story of the English Language"
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    Where does Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would rank this book at the top of the list, considering I couldn't stop listening. I used to hate English because of the way it changed so radically from its earlier form. After listening to why it changed so much I have a new respect of our language.


    What other book might you compare Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue to and why?

    History of Germanic languages.


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

    Sometimes reading about grammar and linguistics can be boring but listening to it brings out the story so that it is extremely interesting. Grammar is history.


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

    Footsteps of the English Language through 1000 years.


    Any additional comments?

    Not only does the Author tell us why English changed but where possibly the Proto-Germanic languages sprung from.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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