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Elizabeth Vicinski

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  • The Marriage Plot

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Eugenides
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1790)
    Performance
    (1482)
    Story
    (1477)

    It’s the early 1980s—the country is in a deep recession, and life after college is harder than ever. In the cafés on College Hill, the wised-up kids are inhaling Derrida and listening to Talking Heads. But Madeleine Hanna, dutiful English major, is writing her senior thesis on Jane Austen and George Eliot, purveyors of the marriage plot that lies at the heart of the greatest English novels.

    FanB14 says: "Esoteric, Vapid, Trite"
    "What a let down & Waste of time"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I can't think of anyone this book wouldn't depress or offend.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm going with something political. I'm sworn off romances for awhile because this was such a let down.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Apply it to a different book.


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

    Depression from beginning to end and anger that in the end you were left hanging and not knowing what happened to anyone.


    Any additional comments?

    Remove this from your list of books and don't subject any one else to it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of Fielding: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Chad Harbach
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1212)
    Performance
    (1018)
    Story
    (1020)

    At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended.

    S. says: "Not Quite ~"
    "A little bit for everyone - Great Characters"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would personally have preferred a little less detail on the homosexual relationships. I also thought some of the character hook ups were in appropriate and detracted from the story.


    What could Chad Harbach have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Less detail on the sex scenes in general (it was a little much for something that started out as a sports story).


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Several were very good. No single one sticks out in my mind.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the characters and cheered for all of them from the moment each was introduced. They made it easy to get motivated to listen to the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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