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M. L. Baker

North Idaho | Member Since 2012

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  • 143 titles in library
  • 12 purchased in 2014
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  • And the Mountains Echoed

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Khaled Hosseini, Navid Negahban, Shohreh Aghdashloo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2300)
    Performance
    (2040)
    Story
    (2026)

    Khaled Hosseini, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations.

    FanB14 says: "Does the End Justify the Means"
    "Convoluted"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made And the Mountains Echoed better?

    Readers who spoke English with less of a foreign accent. Couldn't understand the text at times due to strong accents. Also, story jumped around too much. Hard to follow or connect at times.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Unsure.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Readers with less of a foreign accent.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Frustration at not being able to follow the plot. Disappointing end. It seemed as though the author just tried to hard to write an award winning novel.


    Any additional comments?

    Nothing very informative in this book. Not like his previous books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Timothy Egan
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (806)
    Performance
    (449)
    Story
    (450)

    In The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan put the environmental disaster of the Dust Bowl at the center of a rich history, told through characters he brought to indelible life. Now he performs the same alchemy with The Big Burn, the largest-ever forest fire in America, a tragedy that cemented Teddy Roosevelt's legacy.

    P. Bergh says: "A fascinating history of early Forest Service"
    "Biased"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Timothy Egan and/or Robertson Dean?

    Timothy Egan, no. Robertson Dean, yes


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Less political bias.


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

    Some enthusiasm.


    Was The Big Burn worth the listening time?

    Informative.


    Any additional comments?

    I even have the same bias as the author, and the book was too biased. So one-sided it was unbelievable. Not enjoyable to read.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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