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Deborah

Madison, WI, USA | Member Since 2004

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  • May We Be Forgiven

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By A. M. Homes
    • Narrated By Andy Paris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (61)

    May We Be Forgiven, a darkly comic novel of 21st-century domestic life, stars Harold Silver, a historian who's always been jealous of his successful brother, George. But when the hot-tempered George is institutionalized for committing a violent act, Harold finds himself comforting his brother's wife and children. What follows is a scathing examination of a family so fractured it may never be whole again.

    Jill says: "Give this one a try!"
    "Too much gratuitous sex"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who like explicit sex scenes. So boring.


    Has May We Be Forgiven turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I have no idea what this genre is.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator didn't detract the narrative did.


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

    Super disappointment, and I would actually like a refund.


    Any additional comments?

    Why do male authors so often like to write about sex. It's such a cheap gimmick. We get the idea without the details, ugh. I wish the reviewers were more clear about this. A writer I greatly respect said he does not enjoy reading sex scenes either. Ugh ugh. Who cares. Believe me, I am no prude.

    2 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Villette

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated By Karen Cass
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (29)

    With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls's boarding school in the small town of Villette. There, she struggles to retain her self-possession in the face of unruly pupils, a headmistress who spies on her staff, and her own complex feelings: first for the school's English doctor and then for the dictatorial professor, Paul Emmanuel.

    Carol says: "A change of career!!"
    "A Must Read for Young Women"
    Overall

    This book is still as timely as ever.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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