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Nancy

Halethorpe, MD, USA

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  • 12 ratings
  • 145 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2014
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  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Betty Smith
    • Narrated By Kate Burton
    Overall
    (1119)
    Performance
    (548)
    Story
    (551)

    A moving coming-of-age story set in the 1900s, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn follows the lives of 11-year-old Francie Nolan, her younger brother Neely, and their parents, Irish immigrants who have settled in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Johnny Nolan is as loving and fanciful as they come, but he is also often drunk and out of work, unable to find his place in the land of opportunity.

    Barbara says: "Book: flawless. SKIP THE RECORDED INTRO!!"
    "Leaves you wondering what happened next -"
    Overall

    Many of our own lives can relate with the author as she tells a story of a life so similar to the lives we live in today's world ~ It had romance, excitement, childhood fantasies, family tolerance, sibling protection and teasing, fears of change, tears of joy and sadness. I wish it never ended.

    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • A Million Little Pieces

    • ABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Frey
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    Overall
    (728)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (152)

    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"
    "A Million Litle Pieces"
    Overall

    The worst book I ever have read on recovery ~ poorly writen and I would not recomend the purchase of this book ~ A lot of cursing and nothing about recoving just using.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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