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LADY LAKE, FL, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By James Martin
    • Narrated By James Martin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (103)

    The Ignatian goal of "finding God in all things" eans that every part of our lives can lead us to God. The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything shows us how this is possible, with user-friendly examples, humorous stories and anecdotes from the heroic and inspiring lives of Jesuit saints and average priests and brothers, as well as examples from Martin's twenty years as a Jesuit. The traditional wisdom that Jesuits use to help other people in their daily lives is easily applied, but not often explained well to the general public.

    Michael says: "Changed My Life"
    "Just what I needed"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, it is a good representationm of Jesuit philosophy and anyone working on their spiritual well-being would benefit from this instruction.


    Which character ??? as performed by James Martin ??? was your favorite?

    James Martin


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

    couldn't imagine such a thing


    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Fault in Our Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11811)
    Performance
    (10833)
    Story
    (10896)

    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    FanB14 says: "Sad Premise, Fantastic Story"
    "All Ages"
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    Would you listen to The Fault in Our Stars again? Why?

    I almost never listen to a book twice, if I did this would be it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Although it featured teens suffering through love and loss, I weptt for us senior folks watching our beloved ones slip into dementia or other age related ills. It was a universal story


    Which character – as performed by Kate Rudd – was your favorite?

    Perhaps Dad, a solid, quiet, wise sufferer and lover.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Orphan Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christina Baker Kline
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy, Suzanne Toren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4245)
    Performance
    (3784)
    Story
    (3786)

    Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to "aging out" out of the foster care system. A community-service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse.... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance.

    Kathi says: "Moving story of sharing and transformation."
    "Just Plain Enjoyable"
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    What did you love best about Orphan Train?

    The matching of a girl in the 19th and 20th centturies in the same situation.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nimph.Dorothy,Vivian it was her story and she lived it well


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

    I did cry when Vivian lost her husband and gave up her child


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2847)
    Performance
    (1405)
    Story
    (1410)

    Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more (except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdalan) and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

    Hope says: "A Worthy Book, indeed"
    "Almost Great"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes and I would like to recommend it for young adults but a few graphic sexual descriptions rule it out. And I felt they were gratuitous. A great premise, Jesus' alter ego and buddy, the story of the "hidden years" could be accurate Tying in the Magi was very clever.. I really enjoyed the references to present day subjects, like the Yeti and even Thanksgiving. I loved tongue in cheek comments like the Bhuddist Master developing defence fighting for the non-aggressive Jewish boys and naming it after what would a Jew do? ie Judo.


    If you’ve listened to books by Christopher Moore before, how does this one compare?

    N/A


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

    I don't think I have heard this narrator before but he was remarkable, throwing in Asian,Indian and especially Yiddish accents for appropriate characters


    Who was the most memorable character of Lamb and why?

    PossiblyMary Magdeline as she was presented in a totally different light than I have ever seen before.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • What It Is Like to Go to War

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Karl Marlantes
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (299)
    Performance
    (259)
    Story
    (263)

    In 1969, at the age of twenty-three, Karl Marlantes was dropped into the highland jungle of Vietnam, an inexperienced lieutenant in command of a platoon of forty marines who would live or die by his decisions. Marlantes survived, but like many of his brothers in arms, he has spent the last forty years dealing with his war experience.

    Lynn says: "Destined to become a Classic"
    "Answers for my generation"
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    Where does What It Is Like to Go to War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The most enjoyable and informative book I have ever read


    What was one of the most memorable moments of What It Is Like to Go to War?

    The author's skill at combining personal and acedemic views of experiences.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Mass for the Dead


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

    things we should all know for a better world.


    Any additional comments?

    The Viet Nam War was "my" war, I loved and love the boys/men who journeyed there. I have never understood them (or my father in WW2). I am so much closer to that now and have learned so much about humanity. The reader was perfect

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Hal Herzog
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (94)

    Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat is a highly entertaining and illuminating journey through the full spectrum of human-animal relations, based on Herzog's groundbreaking research on animal rights activists, cockfighters, professional dog show handlers, veterinary students, and biomedical researchers. Blending anthropology, history, brain science, behavioral economics, evolutionary psychology, and philosophy, Herzog carefully crafts a seamless narrative.

    Fara says: "Thorough and beautifully written"
    "I always suspected this !!"
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    If you could sum up Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat in three words, what would they be?

    Truth in petting


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat?

    Any of the authors even handed presentation of animal rights issues


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

    no


    If you could give Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat a new subtitle, what would it be?

    The Human/Animal Bond ??


    Any additional comments?

    As a veterinarian of 52 years I have always wondered about many of these issues and just never taken the time to explore them.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Matthew Dicks
    • Narrated By Matthew Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (272)
    Performance
    (231)
    Story
    (238)

    Budo is lucky as imaginary friends go. He's been alive for more than five years, which is positively ancient in the world of imaginary friends. But Budo feels his age, and thinks constantly of the day when eight-year-old Max Delaney will stop believing in him. When that happens, Budo will disappear. Max is different from other children. Some people say that he has Asperger’s Syndrome, but most just say he’s "on the spectrum". None of this matters to Budo, who loves Max and is charged with protecting him from the class bully, from awkward situations in the cafeteria, and even in the bathroom stalls. But he can’t protect Max from everyone.

    Taryn says: "A Brilliant Book"
    "5 stars all the way"
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    Would you listen to Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend again? Why?

    yes, there are many oints i would like to review regarding autism and imaginary friends


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Boodo, of course, but Oswald and Mrs Gosk are close seconds


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

    Pacing, as an audio book, I can't jump ahead which is my evil tendency


    If you could take any character from Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Dee or Sal so we could eat "fast food"


    Any additional comments?

    i like books that open up child's minds. Like "Room" or "The Curious Case of Dog at Night' and this was a winner in that genre.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Lords of Discipline

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Pat Conroy
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (890)
    Performance
    (580)
    Story
    (581)

    This powerful and breathtaking novel is the story of four cadets who have become bloodbrothers. Together they will encounter the hell of hazing and the rabid, raunchy and dangerously secretive atmosphere of an arrogant and proud military institute. They will experience the violence. The passion. The rage. The friendship. The loyalty. The betrayal. Together, they will brace themselves for the brutal transition to manhood... and one will not survive.

    P. J. Benyei says: "Amazing book superb narrator"
    "Another Pat Conroy hit !"
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    Would you listen to The Lords of Discipline again? Why?

    Actually this was the second time, yes probably once more as it is a timeless story


    What other book might you compare The Lords of Discipline to and why?

    Conroy's "Great Santini" whose characters were as unlikeable as these were likeable. Both were tinged with Catholicism, honor, duty, concience


    Which character – as performed by Dan John Miller – was your favorite?

    Probably Pig because he was so complex


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

    it made my insides twist, what is right or wrong in what circumstance?


    Any additional comments?

    Pat Conroy never fails to satisfy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Cynthia Kadohata
    • Narrated By Kimberly Farr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    Cracker is one of the U.S. Army's most valuable weapons: a German shepherd trained to sniff out bombs, traps, and the enemy. Rick is headed to Vietnam to prove to everyone who didn't think he was cut out for war that they were wrong. When Cracker is paired with Rick, she isn't so sure about this new owner. He's going to have to prove himself to her before she's going to prove herself to him. They need to be friends before they can be a team, and they have to be a team if they want to get home alive.

    Cindy says: "Point of View"
    "An outstanding "war" story"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    absolutely, a young adult or an adult read that acurately depicts the Viet Nam war era. A great Grandparent/grandchild story to share.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The truth of the human/animal bond, the accuracy of portrayal of the politics of the era. I was 19 around the time the protaginist was 19 so to me it was a story of my "coming of age" The method of interspersing the dog's thought with the humans was masterful.


    What about Kimberly Farr’s performance did you like?

    well paced narration


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

    no, I needed to digest the events as they progressed.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read MANY Viet Nam war stories and this one is highly accurate and very appealing to all ages. I think it is the best I have read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Million Shades of Gray

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Cynthia Kadohata
    • Narrated By Keith Nobbs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    A boy and his elephant escape into the jungle when the Viet Cong attack his village immediately after the Vietnam war.

    Lisa says: "beautiful writing"
    "An overlooked era"
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    What did you love best about A Million Shades of Gray?

    an opportunity to understand a different culture


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Million Shades of Gray?

    the recurring comment they had been let down by the Americans


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

    no


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

    coming of age in Thailand


    Any additional comments?

    this part of American history has been buried and these people deserve a voice

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel of North Korea

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Adam Johnson
    • Narrated By Tim Kang, Josiah D. Lee, James Kyson Lee, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1206)
    Performance
    (1041)
    Story
    (1050)

    Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother - a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang - and an influential father who runs Long Tomorrows, a work camp for orphans. There the boy is given his first taste of power, picking which orphans eat first and which will be lent out for manual labor. Recognized for his loyalty and keen instincts, Jun Do comes to the attention of superiors in the state, rises in the ranks, and starts on a road from which there will be no return.

    Lisa says: "The most compelling listen I've ever owned"
    "big surprise"
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    I was amazed how much this book captured my thoughts, it wasn't a subject I had ever considered but the author persued a culture and a way of life and existance that is totally alien to me. However the humanity was the same as anywhere else. Very well drawn characters, Forrest Gump set of various political and social situations but NO humor. I would highly recommend it to someone who wants a very different experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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