Classic... Heart... Life
Little Women is in a league by itself. Why try to compare others?
Kate's voice is very pleasant and she does an excellent job with all the characters' voices. I never once wondered who was talking. The story really comes alive with a great narrator. Thank you, Kate.
Not really. I wanted to take my time with it. And did. It was great to listen to in the car on my work commute. Very calming but engaing.
I am so glad to have narrator choices with Audible, so that I can sample and pick the one I think will suit me best. Thank you, Audible, for the variety!
Of course not. The book is what it is. I am glad I finally listened to it. Now I know the true story of Dr. Doolittle.
I don't think so. It started off nicely, but grew boring for me. I don't recommend books that bore me.
I liked his voice. It reminded me a lot of Rex Harrison's, and that made me think of his entertaining movie personification of Dr. Doolittle.
I suppose so. But I was glad to be done with it at the end.
The narrator, Allan Corduner, brought the words to life.
I can honestly say I cannot think of another book I have read that is anything like this one. Starting with the storyteller himself, Death.
Everything. His voices were so distinctly different for each character. He does such a fantastic job. I never once wondered who was speaking.
No. I was ok taking a couple weeks listening to it on my work commute. But when I was down to the last 3 hours, I did stop everything else in my life, sat down, put the headphones on, and listened to the end.
The only reason I did not give the book 5 overall stars is because of the foul language and taking the Lord's name in vain many, many times. This story, as well as any other, could have been told with the same emotional impact, without the cursing.
Probably not, but one can never say never.
That's a tough question, because I'm not the author, nor do I know how his mind works. This is the story he wanted to tell, and it is told in his way, not my way.
I know it's a classic movie. I would probably watch it. I don't see it being a TV series, though. Not enough "meat" to keep it rolling for more than a season. Starring roles.... I didn't see anyone's faces in particular while reading it, so that would be a hard casting task for me.
I read/listened to this book because of a favorite episode of "Frasier" where Frasier just wanted to get through a hard day and watch this movie. I thought if Dr. Crane liked it, it must be worth seeing. I have yet to watch it. I was hoping for more in the story, I guess. It was kind of lackluster for me. But I am glad I read it finally.
Incredible, fantastic, forgiveness.
Zamperini's strength and the faith in God he didn't even realize he had.
Mr. Herrmann made the words live with such conviction and passion and touched my heart very deeply.
Both laugh and cry. I was appalled at the stories of abuse and violence in the POW camps, especially knowing this story is just one of so very many and just the "tip of the iceberg".
This book should be required reading for high school U.S. History students and anyone who wants never to forget the vets of WWII.
Absolutely I would listen again. Two reasons -- (1) the story is so very well written and told. And (2) Linda Stephens is exceptional as narrator, making the words come alive!
I don't think anything is quite on the same level, but one that comes close, in my opinion, would be the storytelling of Daphne DuMaurier's Rebecca. It's like that saying about how reading GOOD books totally ruins us for the not so great ones. It's true!
In an epic story like this, it's hard to pick a favorite. There are two that I can mention instantly, though. Scarlett looking down on the street from a bedroom window and seeing Rhett helping her father up the sidewalk to the house and then their exchange of words inside the house. The other is the night Melanie's baby was born. Scarlett was so strong and not whining about why no man was there to rescue her. She handled it alone, and very admirably.
Well, THE film has already been made on this one, although I must say the movie pales in camparison and really doesn't show the WHOLE picture. But a tag line I might use would go something like this... "One woman, her home, her world. You've never known anyone like Scarlett O'Hara."
For anyone who has hesitated on reading this, do it! Listen and get swept into the world of Scarlett O'Hara and the South after the Civil War. It is time WELL spent. Trust me.
The glorification of evil, that "being a vampire" is better than being human. And the female narrator on this book was not a good choice, in my opinion.
Ilyana's narrative gave the characters, all of them, a "smart-aleck" tone when she spoke for them. I really didn't see them that way at all, especially Jake. And her Edward voice was very bad. So it was hard to listen to her. It put it me in a bad mood that I was very glad to shake at the final sentence. As to who I would have cast instead... maybe the actress who portrayed Bella in the movies. She would have the youthful quality and more sincerity in a reading, maybe. Matt Walters, however, read just fine. Too bad his part was so short.
No, it really did not have redeeming anything for me.
I read the first Twilight book as a book club read, and surprisingly liked it. I decided to complete the series, but I liked them less and less as each book took on darker elements, and vampire stories are not my usual reading fare.
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