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Nikki

barrington, NH, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • For the Children's Sake

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Susan Schaeffer-Macaulay
    • Narrated By Mary Woods
    Overall
    (37)
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    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Every parent and teacher wants to give children the best education possible. Everyone would like education to be a joyous adventure and celebration of life, as well as a solid preparation for living. Sadly, most education today falls far short of this goal.

    MummyCooke says: "Not Bad"
    "Inspiring; a must read for all educators!"
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    Where does For the Children's Sake rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As someone who loves books that inform and grow me where I need it, this book has slipped into my top 3 recommended books!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of For the Children's Sake?

    I feel now that I understand much more wholly what Charlotte Mason had discovered and sought to pass on to others in the position of teaching (or raising...or both) children. The lessons she has are still very much relevant today. I would say, though, that we all need to hear them now more than we ever have.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was adequate, but dull. I would have liked it to be read with a more lively tone and not so monotonous. I did, however, get used to it.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were many, but often I was struck by the simplicity of the suggestions. I often wondered why something hadn't occurred to me naturally.


    Any additional comments?

    As a home educator, I was somewhat familiar with Charlotte Mason, and as I became more so through this book, I was able to assess myself as my children's educator. I saw strengths, and took courage; I saw weaknesses and took note. I think that this is a book that I will assign myself to re-hear annually for the next few years at least.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Anna Quindlen
    • Narrated By Anna Quindlen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (306)
    Performance
    (252)
    Story
    (253)

    In this irresistible memoir, the New York Times best-selling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize Anna Quindlen writes about looking back and ahead - and celebrating it all - as she considers marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, faith, loss, all the stuff in our closets, and more. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake is filled with the sharp insights and revealing observations that have long confirmed Quindlen’s status as America’s laureate of real life.

    Sheila A. Dechantal says: "Worth a listen!"
    "Like visiting with a friend over coffee!"
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    Where does Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really like memoirs, and I loved this one. I didn't even know who Anna Quindlen was before listening to this, but her story and more importantly, her insights were so enjoyable that it made a long car trip go quicker.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    She is so real, and though in many ways a very different person than I am, there was plenty there to connect with. She was so likable.


    What about Anna Quindlen’s performance did you like?

    I loved the accent, the pace and the delivery.


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

    I would say so. I don't do that, but I suppose I could have.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm in my early 40's, and my mother is in her mid 60's. This book is more about the women of her generation, but I felt like it kind of helps me understand her a little more, even though the author is very different than her in many ways. This book is about women...the way we think, the relationships we have with one another and the men and children in our lives. It's about growing older and the different stages we pass through in our lives. I still want to recommend this one to my mother.

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  • Girl Walks into a Bar...: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Rachel Dratch
    • Narrated By Rachel Dratch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1825)
    Performance
    (1645)
    Story
    (1646)

    Anyone who saw an episode of Saturday Night Live between 1999 and 2006 knows Rachel Dratch. She was hilarious! So what happened to her? After a misbegotten part as Jenna on the pilot of 30 Rock, Dratch was only getting offered roles as "Lesbians. Secretaries. Sometimes secretaries who are lesbians." Her career at a low point, Dratch suddenly had time for yoga, dog- sitting, learning Spanish - and dating. After all, what did a forty-something single woman living in New York have to lose?

    Pamela J says: "Girl walks into your heart....."
    "disappointing"
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    What did you like best about Girl Walks into a Bar...? What did you like least?

    I like memoirs. I like SNL. I liked the few times that I would burst out laughing (like when the woman who came to the apartment to give them parenting instructions). That was hilarious. I think I would have rather just seen it in a stand-up routine though. The few funny things weren't enough to keep the story as a whole going. I think her life has been funny and interesting enough...but not the way she tells it (if that makes sense). Sometimes she just seemed too insecure for my taste.


    What could Rachel Dratch have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    She could have been less repetitive on some aspects; I imagine that she had an editor - maybe...hire a different one next time? Also...read with more confidence or something?


    What about Rachel Dratch’s performance did you like?

    She was her down-to-earth self.


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