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pomogirl

I like postmodernism and parody and poetic language.

Salt Lake City, UT | Member Since 2012

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  • Close Range: Wyoming Stories (Selected Unabridged Stories)

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Annie Proulx
    • Narrated By Frances Fisher, Bruce Greenwood, Campbell Scott
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Annie Proulx's masterful language and fierce love of Wyoming are evident in this collection of stories about loneliness, quick violence, and wrong kinds of love. In "The Mud Below", a rodeo rider's obsession marks the deepening fissures between his family life and self-imposed isolation. In "The Half-Skinned Steer", an elderly fool drives west to the ranch he grew up on for his brother's funeral, and dies a mile from home.

    Susan L. Stewart says: "A Wonderfully Ironic and Surprising Read"
    "Love it, but they need to work on Bookmarking"
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    This is a great book of stories, playful, sad, and lush. I've read it before, and now getting to listen to it adds multi-dimentional enjoyment to my memories of the text.

    But please, Audible, expand the capacity of your bookmarking. I've make bookmarks for class purposes, but sometimes they all suddenly disappear. All that work for nothing!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 'Night Mother

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 2 mins)
    • By Marsha Norman
    • Narrated By Sharon Gless, Katherine Helmond
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (16)

    This play tells the powerful story of an epileptic woman in her early 40s systematically preparing her own death...and the frantic and touching efforts of her mother to stop her. This searing drama, which won the Pulitzer Prize on Broadway, is guaranteed to keep any listener on the edge of their seat.

    pomogirl says: "Excellent, though not loud enough in places"
    "Excellent, though not loud enough in places"
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    This is a great, short play, and I love Gless and Helmond so much! They bring a very realistic, sometimes funny, and sad quality to this. I'm so glad I purchased it.

    Technically, though, it is a problem when they try to simulate an actor being in another room. The sound gets really low and I have to turn it up, and then turn it down when they "come back in the room."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Girl with Curious Hair: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (41)

    From the eerily "real", almost holographic evocations of historical figures like Lyndon Johnson and over-televised game-show hosts and late-night comedians to the title story, in which terminal punk nihilism meets Young Republicanism, David Foster Wallace renders the incredible comprehensible, the bizarre normal, the absurd hilarious, and the familiar strange.

    Darwin8u says: "This book is not NOT a Datsun!"
    "Some great, Some awful, but bookmark problems"
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    I finally broke down and bought this David Foster Wallace collection because I had read "Lyndon" before and thought it was written by a genius. I still love "Lyndon," and "Little Expressionless Animals," but the title story "Girl With Curious Hair" was awful--and doubly awful because of the way it was performed. So, it's an uneven collection, but worth it for the good pieces.

    But please, Audible, improve your bookmarking. I made a number of bookmarks in one of the stories for a class, but then they suddenly disappeared.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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