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Katurah

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  • The New Yorker: Debut Fiction

    • HIGHLIGHTS (2 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Uwem Akpan, Karen Russell, Justin Tussing
    • Narrated By uncredited
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
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    The New Yorker's special Debut Fiction collection features three very different stories by writers who have yet to publish a book: "An Ex-Mas Feast" by Uwem Akpan, the day-to-day struggles and conflicts of a street family in Nairobi, dependent on the money their 12-year-old daughter brings in as a prostitute; "Haunting Olivia" by Karen Russell, a tale of two brothers searching the water for their dead sister; and "The Laser Age" by Justin Tussing.

    Katurah says: "Very real.....but"
    "Very real.....but"
    Overall

    All three stories I thought were very descriptive and real. Everyone can relate in one way or another. But, I strongly feel that the profanity in these books was very unnecessary and it had me cringing every time a word was uttered. Maybe this is something that could be considered or taken into account for future debut fiction. Even with this one downfall, this is a great way to introduce up and coming authors.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Under the Dome: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Raul Esparza
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10315)
    Performance
    (5224)
    Story
    (5259)

    On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

    Venita says: "Lenghtly but good, ending was rushed"
    "Does Not Follow the Book"
    Overall

    I like the experience of listening and reading at the same time. Unfortunately, this unabridged version seems like an abridged version. It does not follow the book at all. The actual book starts by introducing the characters and their encounters with the Dome but this audio unabridged version starts way after the Dome is discovered and the chaos that ensues from its arrival. So if you want to read the whole story buy the actual book. But if you like an unabridged version that is still chopped down, listen to this audio version.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Weep No More, My Lady

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mary Higgins Clark
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    Elizabeth Lange comes to an exclusive Pebble Beach spa to recover from losing her sister, Leila, a famous actress. But as she gathers information about Leila's life, Elizabeth begins to learn dark truths that threaten everything she believes about her sister - and herself.

    Sharon says: "EXCELLENT!"
    "Very Good!!!"
    Overall

    I have always liked Mary Higgins Clark's books and now even more that I can follow along by audio. Unfortunately, I agree with the other review that the young woman reading makes it hard to concentrate. She sounds like she is eating something while she is reading.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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