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Esher

Chico, CA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Sy Montgomery
    • Narrated By Meredith Mitchell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was different. It wasn’t until years later that she was diagnosed with autism, a brain disorder that makes communication difficult. Today, Dr. Temple Grandin is a scientist and professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her career has revolutionized the livestock industry - each year, half the cattle in the United States are handled in cruelty-free facilities she designed. She is also a passionate advocate for autism, using her experience to prove that people with this disorder can have “normal” lives.

    Tom says: "Insightful and educational"
    "Good insight into the thoughts of an Autistic pers"
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    I enjoyed this book, and learned a lot about Autism and how and why Autistic people think and act the way they do. I also learned a lot about cattle. Temples's life and success in her career, in spite of and because of her Autism, was amazing to learn about, and my admiration for her grew after learning more about her struggles.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    Overall
    (10688)
    Performance
    (9688)
    Story
    (9761)

    One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves - and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

    Lore says: "Decent but not as interesting as Divergent"
    "Loved it and anxious for the rest of the story"
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    I listened to Divergent, and immediately after finishing it I started Insurgent. It starts off right where Divergent left off, and goes full speed the entire book. Tris and Four are great characters, and I enjoyed their high stress relationship. My only complaint is that it ended, and I still have questions. I want more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By John Elder Robison
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (400)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (150)

    Ever since he was small, John Robison had longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits, an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes, had earned him the label "social deviant". No guidance came from his mother or his father. It was no wonder he gravitated to machines, which could, at least, be counted on.

    Anne says: "Refreshing!"
    "I was looking for more insight"
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    This book was not what I was looking for as it relates to Asperger's, The author tells his life story as a person with Asperger's, but I found very little actual information on Asperger's through out the book. I wanted more personal information on how an Aspergian thinks, feels, and why they act they way they do. The beginning of the book gave me some of this insight, how as a child he acted and reacted, but then there wasn't much more information that I was looking for. I am happy for the author that he is a success in the music industry, I was just wanting more specific information on Asperger's.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Prodigal Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (814)
    Performance
    (377)
    Story
    (380)

    Prodigal Summer weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives in southern Appalachia. At the heart of these intertwined narratives is a den of coyotes that have recently migrated into the region. Deanna Wolfe, a reclusive wildlife biologist, watches them from an isolated mountain cabin where she is caught off-guard by Eddie Bondo, a young hunter who comes to invade her most private spaces and her solitary life.

    Lily says: "Amazing!"
    "One of my favorite books, and author."
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    This is such a good story, intersecting four main characters, their personal struggles and their need for each other. It is about personal relationships, love, maturity, growth, change, coyotes, and so much more. I loved all the characters and was lonesome for them when the book ended. The story is in many ways simple but at the same time complex. It is about personal growth and changes in each of the characters, how differences in us make us unique and can bring us together. I also liked the author's narration. She has a slow pace which fits the story well. And, I always love Barbara Kingsolvers books, She has a great gift for story and words that bring the story and characters to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Lois Duncan
    • Narrated By Dennis Holland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (39)

    They didn't mean it. They didn't mean to hit the boy. There was a party, and it was an accident... that wasn't who they were. They were pre-law, a football player, bound for New York. No one could know, so Barry, Julie, Helen, and Ray swore one another to secrecy. But now, a year later, someone knows. Julie receives a haunting, anonymous threat: "I know what you did last summer." The dark lie is unearthed, and before the four friends know it they need to outsmart a killer... or they will be the next to die.

    Jane says: "A Quick But Engrossing Listen"
    "I'm glad it wasn't a long book"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Probably not. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either. I wasn't ever caught up in the "suspense" and never really connected to the characters. I thought it was sort of boring.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Lois Duncan? Why or why not?

    Maybe


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Dennis Holland?

    Probably not. There are so many other narrators that are so much better


    Was I Know What You Did Last Summer worth the listening time?

    Not really.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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