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  • That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Anne Sebba
    • Narrated By Samantha Bond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (106)

    Here is the first full-scale biography of Wallis Simpson to be written by a woman, exploring the mind of one of the most glamorous and reviled figures of the 20th century, a character who figured prominently in the blockbuster film The King’s Speech. This is the story of the American divorcée notorious for allegedly seducing a British king off his throne.

    Gwynne says: "A fascinating read..."
    "In Depth Look at the "Life and Time""
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    Would you listen to That Woman again? Why?

    No


    What other book might you compare That Woman to and why?

    This is similar to the account of the life of Pamela Harriman in "Life Of The Party". However, Pamela Harriman was certainly more interesting and accomplished.
    Both of these memorable characters seem to have mastered the art of enchanting
    a large number of men. Both women insinuated themselves into a ring side seat
    for the most important happenings of the last century.


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

    Samantha did well with projecting the various characters through masterful simulations of voice timbre.


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

    The life and times of one of the most powerful and memorable women of the 20th Centrury


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17154)
    Performance
    (14271)
    Story
    (14893)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Holy Crap minus the Holy"
    "I dont know what all of the accolades are about."
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    Would you try another book from E. L. James and/or Becca Battoe?

    No


    Would you ever listen to anything by E. L. James again?

    No


    How could the performance have been better?

    I found the voice annoying


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

    Ridiculous.


    Any additional comments?

    Turn this one back in---ALL THREE PARTS. NOT for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Night

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Elie Wiesel
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2390)
    Performance
    (1132)
    Story
    (1150)

    Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Congressional Gold Medal, Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel offers an unforgettable account of Hitler's horrific reign of terror in Night. This definitive edition features a new translation from the original French by Wiesel's wife and frequent translator, Marion Wiesel.

    Jacobus says: "A quality production of a gripping tradegy"
    "A moving account of a very personal story."
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    What made the experience of listening to Night the most enjoyable?

    The narration was well done and the tone was in keeping with the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I found it amazing that the Author remembered fifty years ago in such detail. Obviously every part of that time is forever written in his memory. It is such an important and moving story that must be told and re told. Certainly the Darkest time in modern history and the most difficult recounting of Mans inhumanity to Man..


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

    I have not listened to a George Guidall performance previously.


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

    There were so many parts of this book that were profoundly sad. In the end, it is a testament to the strength of character of this man who lived through this extreme adversity. From this beginning he went on to do amazing and inspiring acts with his own life.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this listen to all people. This is a story that deserves to be heard and remembered.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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