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Gisele

Fougerolles, France

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  • In a Perfect World

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Laura Kasischke
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    It was a fairy tale come true when Mark Dorn - handsome pilot, widower, tragic father of three - chose Jiselle to be his wife. The other flight attendants were jealous: She could quit now, leaving behind the million daily irritations of the job. (Since the outbreak of the Phoenix flu, passengers had become even more difficult and nervous, and a life of constant travel had grown harder.) She could move into Mark Dorn's precious log cabin and help him raise his three beautiful children. But fairy tales aren't like marriage.

    Danielle says: "Worth listening to again and again!"
    "Oh boy! Still 10 chapters to go"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Sorry but I have to force myself to go to the end. I'm tempted by abandoning it. The story is non-existent, and it has a taste of deja vu. The only thing that saves my listening is the narrator who's perfect for a foreigner who has English as a second language.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Poisonwood Bible

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Dean Robertson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3011)
    Performance
    (1830)
    Story
    (1845)

    The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.

    Lynda Rains Bonchack says: "A long time coming..........."
    "An exciting discovery"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I really enjoyed that story told in so many different characters' point of view. I ignored how Us citizens were able to be so compassionate for their African counterparts. Bravo, one of my all time best listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 'Tis

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Frank McCourt
    • Narrated By Frank McCourt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (707)
    Performance
    (315)
    Story
    (313)

    Listen as Frank tells in his own inimitable voice his story of how at the age of 19 he traveled from Limerick to New York in pursuit of the American dream. Despite the abundance of unsolicited advice he gets to "join the cops" and "stick to his own kind", Frank knows that he should educate himself and somehow rise above his circumstances.

    Stanley says: "A second delightful helping"
    "Not really"
    Overall

    I've listened to Angela's Ashes with such great pleasure that I jumped on 'Tis. But I haven't been thrilled by it. McCourt uses the same narrative techniques and I felt that the story was a repetition even though the events take place later in his life. His living in America seems drab and I can't identify with a "drunk". Sorry Mr. McCourt but one was enough for me. I won't try your other book on your teaching carreer. Sorry for my English, I'm French.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beatrice and Virgil: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Yann Martel
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (218)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (81)

    When Henry receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist, it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. As he is pulled further into the world of this strange and calculating man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey named Beatrice and Virgil and the epic journey they undertake together.

    S. Connors says: "Excellent writing and reading, but..."
    "In the shadow of a best seller"
    Overall

    After listening to The Life of Pi, I've decided to buy all the listenings avalaible from this author. Even though the topic is gloomy, the narrative is interesting. I had a lot of pleasure in imagining the taxidermist's shop and the choice of Beatrice and Virgil as metaphors helped me with the reading. Martel certainly chose a very difficult subject but it is done with respect and a total new point of view that made the story original and noteworthy.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Return to Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village in the 21st Century

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Craig Taylor
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Thirty-five years after the publication of Ronald Blythe's classic portrait of an English village, Akenfield, Craig Taylor returned to the Suffolk village on which the book was based. He sought out locals who appeared in the original book to learn how their lives had changed, met newcomers, and interviewed Ronald Blythe himself.

    Gisele says: "What a pleasure!"
    "What a pleasure!"
    Overall

    Living in France I thought that I would discover a brand new world in rural England. In fact people have the same type of preoccupations or way of life. But it was a pleasure to hear that reader who makes us discover the different points of view of this small town inhabitants . Lively and very pleasant, a real bowl of fresh air.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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