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tpixie

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  • Home: A Memoir of My Early Years

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Julie Andrews
    • Narrated By Julie Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (264)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (118)

    Since her first appearance on screen in Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews has played a series of memorable roles that have endeared her to generations. But she has never told the story of her life before fame. Until now.

    Christopher says: "The Road to Fame, Dame Julie style"
    "Home"
    Overall

    Julie Andrew's lovely voice brought extra magic to this memoir.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By David Thorn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (20)

    The Lost Prince is the enchanting story of a young boy discovering his true destiny. Twelve-year-old Marco knows he is being trained for something, but he isn't sure what. All his life he has traveled with his father in secrecy, learning many languages and the ways of a gentleman, but forbidden to speak about their country of origin, Samavia. Samavia has been fraught with war for the last 500 years, ever since the prince mysteriously disappeared.

    tpixie says: "The Lost Prince"
    "The Lost Prince"
    Overall

    What a surprise treasure from one of my favorite children authors!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Lecture

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow
    • Narrated By Erik Singer, Randy Pausch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2117)
    Performance
    (582)
    Story
    (581)

    When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave - "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" - wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have... and you may find one day that you have less than you think").

    K. Giavelli says: "How to Live"
    "The Last Lecture"
    Overall

    Inspiring. A great listen/read for graduates.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Power of One

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (2476)
    Performance
    (1319)
    Story
    (1323)

    Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

    Bob says: "Compelling story lifted higher by the narration"
    "Powerful"
    Overall

    This was an excellent story. It is so much more than about boxing. This will be enjoyed by both men and women.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Running with Scissors: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Augusten Burroughs
    • Narrated By Augusten Burroughs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (980)
    Performance
    (221)
    Story
    (219)

    Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of being Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain.

    Arthur Held says: "NOT what I was expecting"
    "Disturbing"
    Overall

    I found this very disturbing. I have a hard time recommending this book. I would have put it down if it were an actual book and not an audiobook. I did appreciate the "What are they doing now" part at the end. I have not seen the movie. I do wonder how/why it was chosen to become a movie. This is my opinion and I might be the lone ranger of this opinion.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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