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Mary

WEST LAKE HILLS, TX, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • The English Patient

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Michael Ondaatje
    • Narrated By Christopher Cazenove
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (91)

    With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burned man who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal, and rescue illuminates this audiobook like flashes of heat lightening.

    Leslie A. Foote says: "4 lives in the aftermath of WWII"
    "A wonderful well-crafted story"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The English Patient to be better than the print version?

    Sorry, I haven't seen print version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The English Patient?

    I enjoyed the building of the characters.


    What about Christopher Cazenove’s performance did you like?

    Excellent. Perfect for the story


    If you could take any character from The English Patient out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    The English Patient...there has to be more to his story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Life of Pi

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Yann Martel
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10316)
    Performance
    (5589)
    Story
    (5620)

    Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

    Theresa says: "Best audio of the year for me"
    "Excellent all around."
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    Where does Life of Pi rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the top 10.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The unique concept and the way it is put together.


    What about Jeff Woodman’s performance did you like?

    Just perfect for the part. Unlike some readers he seems to actually have read the story before recording.


    Who was the most memorable character of Life of Pi and why?

    Richard Parker.


    Any additional comments?

    The first part of the story is a little brutal but once you get caught-up in the story it all fits together.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mote in God's Eye

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By L J Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3732)
    Performance
    (2195)
    Story
    (2223)

    The Mote In God's Eye is their acknowledged masterpiece, an epic novel of mankind's first encounter with alien life that transcends the genre. No lesser an authority than Robert A. Heinlein called it "possibly the finest science fiction novel I have ever read".

    J. Rhoderick says: "A great read!"
    "This cannot be the best sci-fi has to offer"
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    Story
    What disappointed you about The Mote in God's Eye?

    not an interesting story...too much detail


    Would you ever listen to anything by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle again?

    probably not


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He didn't have much to work with


    What character would you cut from The Mote in God's Eye?

    don't remember any of them


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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