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  • I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Nora Ephron
    • Narrated By Nora Ephron
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (329)
    Performance
    (194)
    Story
    (195)

    Nora Ephron returns with her first book since the astounding success of I Feel Bad About My Neck, taking a cold, hard, hilarious look at the past, the present, and the future, bemoaning the vicissitudes of modern life, and recalling with her signature clarity and wisdom everything she hasn’t (yet) forgotten. Filled with insights and observations that instantly ring true - and could have come only from Nora Ephron - I Remember Nothing is a pure delight.

    Caro says: "Ha ha"
    "Forgettable"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about I Remember Nothing? What did you like least?

    Not really a whole lot of substance here. Read by the author, and although these were stories about her life, she might have included a little more enthusiasm to her stories. The tone was quite matter of fact, leaving some of the very funny stuff bland and dry.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Nora Ephron? Why or why not?

    Let someone else read.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    see above


    Was I Remember Nothing worth the listening time?

    I enjoyed some of the stories, but the performance left me flat.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Daniel James Brown
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1774)
    Performance
    (1611)
    Story
    (1622)

    Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

    Janice says: "Do you believe in miracles??"
    "Incredible Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does The Boys in the Boat rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best audiobooks I have listened to in all the years I have been listening.


    Any additional comments?

    Incredible true story, well read! I didn't want it to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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