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Kitty

Ypsilanti, MI, United States

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  • The Glass Castle: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Jeannette Walls
    • Narrated By Jeannette Walls
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (943)
    Performance
    (695)
    Story
    (698)

    Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family; she called herself an "excitement addict."

    Elisabeth says: "Like peeping through your fingers at a car wreck"
    "A true story that makes you appreciative."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Glass Castle to be better than the print version?

    I think either would have been good, but the audio edition allows me to listen while doing other things. If read I would not have been able to finish as quickly.


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

    The writer's own view. Since she lived this life her inflections and emotion were evident.


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

    Yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Kitchen House: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Kathleen Grissom
    • Narrated By Orlagh Cassidy, Bahni Turpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6728)
    Performance
    (4705)
    Story
    (4690)

    Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction.

    B.J. says: "Good, but with reservations"
    "Surprised me!"
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    If you could sum up The Kitchen House in three words, what would they be?

    I was very pleasantly surprised in this book. A good story that kept me engaged the entire time.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters and how you became totally involved in their lives.


    What does Orlagh Cassidy and Bahni Turpin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think the book would have been good either in narration or read, but the readers did a fine job of keeping me engaged.


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

    Many.


    0 of 0 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
    (9364)
    Performance
    (8583)
    Story
    (8633)

    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"
    "One of the best books I've "read" in a long time."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    My 13 year old granddaughter recommended this book to me. We often read the same books so we can talk about them later. I expected a "teen" book, but was pleasantly surprised by how much I really enjoyed this poignant story. Definitely would recommend this to any young adult or adult wanting a quick, but good book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fault in Our Stars?

    The ending.


    What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

    The reader disappeared and allowed the story to appear to tell itself. My idea of the perfect performance.


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

    Yes, and did. I listened on a car trip and only stopped when out of the car.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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