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D. Grossman

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Olympia, WA.

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  • In One Person: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By John Benjamin Hickey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (551)
    Performance
    (461)
    Story
    (467)

    A compelling novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity, In One Person is a story of unfulfilled love—tormented, funny, and affecting—and an impassioned embrace of our sexual differences. Billy, the bisexual narrator and main character of In One Person, tells the tragicomic story (lasting more than half a century) of his life as a “sexual suspect,” a phrase first used by John Irving in 1978 in his landmark novel of “terminal cases,” The World According to Garp.

    Suzn F says: "Almost a Wonderful Book"
    "One is a Big Number"
    Overall
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    Story
    Where does In One Person rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    7 out of 10 ranking; important topic for transitioning individuals


    What was one of the most memorable moments of In One Person?

    Discovering the true nature of Kitridge


    Which character – as performed by John Benjamin Hickey – was your favorite?

    The narrator - William Abbott


    If you could take any character from In One Person out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Ms. Frost - very interesting history; most honest about who she is and standing for what she believes; especially coming from a small conservative town.


    Any additional comments?

    Riveting story - highly recommended

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Drop City

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By T. Coraghessan Boyle
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    Overall
    (215)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (55)

    T.C. Boyle is hailed as "America's most imaginative contemporary novelist" (Newsweek). In 1970, a California commune pulls up stakes and moves to the harsh interior of Alaska. The members establish Drop City, a back-to-the-land town, on a foundation of peace and free love. But their idealism cannot prevent tension from rippling through the group. The results are anything but predictable in this honest, surprising evocation of a time period and its enduring beliefs.

    Lynne says: "Dig this..."
    "The Drop out or In way of life"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    overall, it was well spent; however, there were some long and tedious parts to this story, which were probably representative of the times.


    If you’ve listened to books by T. Coraghessan Boyle before, how does this one compare?

    This was my first.


    What about Richard Poe’s performance did you like?

    He read very well for all the different characters even though some were better than others.


    Was Drop City worth the listening time?

    It felt more worth it after discussing it with my book group and hearing added dimensions of the experience with people from a similar age group.


    Any additional comments?

    People who were under 50 felt it was boring and a waste of time. I'm over 60, so i could relate to the experiences expressed in the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Night Circus

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Erin Morgenstern
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6711)
    Performance
    (5974)
    Story
    (5974)

    The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

    Pamela says: "The circus of your dreams"
    "A magically entranced story"
    Overall
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Night Circus the most enjoyable?

    Every sentence brought new dimensions to the story


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Night Circus?

    When Cecelia was initially showing the other Circus members her magic


    Which scene was your favorite?

    see above


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I rarely want to listen to a book in one sitting. I can't sit that long and maintain the needed attention for good literature


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the book and was sorry when it ended even though it was a "happy" ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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