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MAUREEN

West Orange, NJ, United States

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  • Tenth of December: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By George Saunders
    • Narrated By George Saunders
    Overall
    (458)
    Performance
    (404)
    Story
    (413)

    One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and Tenth of December is his most honest, accessible, and moving collection yet. In the taut opener, "Victory Lap", a boy witnesses the attempted abduction of the girl next door and is faced with a harrowing choice: Does he ignore what he sees, or override years of smothering advice from his parents and act? In "Home", a combat-damaged soldier moves back in with his mother and struggles to reconcile the world he left with the one to which he has returned.

    Molly-o says: "I could never have known"
    "Moving, quirky, intelligent, human stories"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. The stories had interesting forms, moving ideas, and revealed a sensitive portrayal of the ordinary human being.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The quirky style and the heartfelt understanding of people.


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

    His own accent, his midwestern rhythm of speech, his own portrayal of the characters as he imagined them.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The End of the Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Graham Greene
    • Narrated By Colin Firth
    Overall
    (2518)
    Performance
    (2316)
    Story
    (2306)

    Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

    Emily - Audible says: "Colin Firth Kills It"
    "Evocative read of a thought-provoking work"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved this audio book. Beautiful writing, Colin Firth's nuanced reading, and intriguing subject matter made this a valuable experience that was very engrossing and moving.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked best the writing and the subjects it caused one to consider in depth.


    What about Colin Firth’s performance did you like?

    Colin Firth's many thoughtful inflections brought the work to life and made me feel the narrator's pain.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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