This is a very touching human story of triumph over tragedy. A very good listen.
This is the story of Mariatu's life as she was touched by the most violent and the most compassionate of human spirits. She of course is the favourite character but she is shaped by all those who helped her survive.
I have not listened to any of her performances before; I did however find her voice a bit annoying.
It is a very emotional book. It shows the best and the worst of humanity and as it is a true story it is heartwarming that good triumphs over evil. It also shows the strength of the human spirit and its will to survive.
Another amazing story from a war torn country. For anyone who has always lived in a developed, "first world", peaceful, stable and democratic country, stories like this are quite unbelieveable. Most of us just cannot comprehend that this kind of thing happens, at least not in our lifetime. If you liked books like "A Long Way Gone" or "Left to Tell", you will like this book.
Yes I would. It is full of memorable characters interwoven into interesting historical scenes.
Mary Abacus is my favorite. She is smart, kind and overcomes so many terrible obstacles while still hanging onto her incredible humanity.
He was amazing with all the different voices and accents. A real treat to listen to. Whether male, female, Irish or Australian; he could do every character.
Ikey Solomon is very memorable. As his life twists and turns you never know what he is going to get up to next.
Looking forward to Book 2 of this Trilogy.
I liked how the narration twists the present day court case with the events leading up to it.
I liked the suspense and the story's twists.
The grampa in jail was pretty colorful.
Love is Not Always Blind
The characters were very unique and varied yet believable.
Near the beginning when Sally dies; tragic scene.
When they killed off the nasty tutor and hid his body.
In the middle; not the best; not the worst.
The Cellist of Sarajevo------a war story of human triumph.
Eggs for the Colonel's Daughter
Interesting story but with gruesome, disturbing details. War is not pretty so a realistic portrayal.
I had not read the print version but it had been on my "list" for years. The audio version did not disappoint so I'll assume it was at least as good as the print version.
There is a scene where Katie rescues her daughter Francie from an attacker by running for a pistol hidden in their home. That was quite a memorable scene.
The scene where the young children "catch" a large tree thrown at them to bring home as their Christmas tree was definitely one of my favorites.
Katie is the most memorable character for me because she is such a strong woman who manages to bring up her children in such extreme poverty with such love and happiness despite their unfortunate lot in life.
The narrator of this audiobook did a great job with all the characters. I also like how the book shows that money does not buy happiness and that the love of family can sustain you through the worst of circumstances. I also like how Francie, despite the less than fortunate upbringing, just loves Brooklyn, her childhood home.
There was actually singing in the book which was kind of amusing.
Yes, it's pretty good, but not an all time favorite or anything. Just OK.
Some sad and disturbing riots scenes made for some interesting insight into the racial struggles of the past.
To be fair, I listened to this right after listening to "Roots" so that was a hard act to follow.
Yes, these are a collection of interesting, moving and informative short stories from Michael Moore's life. He is an interesting man with an interesting life doing couragious and noble things.
I've listened to Betty White's short stories about here life and she is also amusing and interesting.
There are many but I'd have to say the Oscar scene where he gave a political speech during his acceptance speech rendering everyone speechless.
The story of his mother's death is very moving.
Michael Moore is very funny and a great story teller. That combined with his very interesting life makes for a good read. He was a unique individual from a very young age who would not just accept the status quo and acted on his conscience rather than being a bystander as most of us tend to do.
This is an excellent audiobook.
The family love amongst the hard times and poverty is truly heartwarming.
This is my first.
Many moving moments through the generations but it was incredibly moving to hear Alex Haley tell about how he came to write this family history and to hear about his travels as he researched for the book. This part actually choked me up.
With faint memories of this TV Mini-series I had seen as a teenager it was great to hear this book to remember the details much better now.
One of the best audio books I've listened to. The narrator has incredible voice for every character with their corresponding accents. Very entertaining.
Many memorable moments as you learn from an engaging story the many events that contributed to WW1.
The accents of the different countrymen came alive with John Lee's narrative; something that would not happen if I were reading it.
Some very profound moments during mine disasters and war scenes. Touching and graphic.
Ken Follet does not disappoint in this exciting novel.
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