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Donna

Irving, TX, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Beyond Belief: Finding the Strength to Come Back

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Josh Hamilton, Tim Keown (Contributor)
    • Narrated By Ethan Sawyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (24)

    Josh Hamilton was the first player chosen in the first round of the 1999 baseball draft. He was destined to be one of those rare "high-character" superstars. But in 2001, working his way from the minors to the majors, all of the plans for Josh went off the rails in a moment of weakness. What followed was a four-year nightmare of drugs and alcohol, estrangement from friends and family, and his eventual suspension from baseball.

    Linda Harrell says: "A Texas who "still" loves Josh Hamilton"
    "Refreshingly Honest"
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    If you could sum up Beyond Belief in three words, what would they be?

    honest and insightful journey


    What did you like best about this story?

    That Josh really opens up and gives insight into how a drug induced mind evolves in their thinking. He is clear.....it is not easy to come back from drug use/abuse. It is an ongoing effort.


    What does Ethan Sawyer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think narrators with their performance and voice inflections, etc. help you to grasp more of the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes........but could not


    Any additional comments?

    This is not an someone I would normally pick up an autobiography about. I am not a major league baseball fanatic (I do keep up with the Texas Rangers - but casually), but I am glad I did listen to it. I am the mother of two sons.....who for whatever reason (not logical to me) went down the path of drug abuse. This book gives insight into the thinking pattern and how it develops and shows me that it was not a matter of not loving our family or how they were brought up......it is a matter of choices at any given point in someone's life - whether a good time or a bad time in their life I enjoyed learning through Josh's story.

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  • The Snow Child

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Eowyn Ivey
    • Narrated By Debra Monk
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1146)
    Performance
    (1004)
    Story
    (989)

    Debut novelist Eowyn ivey’s experience living in the Alaskan wilderness brings a palpable authenticity to The Snow Child. Alaska in the 1920s is a difficult place for Jack and Mabel. Drifting apart, the childless couple discover Faina, a young girl living alone in the wilderness. Soon, Jack and Mabel come to love Faina as their own. But when they learn a surprising truth about the girl, their lives change in profound ways.

    Bonny says: "Magical, realistic and well worth listening to"
    "Sleeper........"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Snow Child to be better than the print version?

    I feel it is better to listen.....I can drink in more of the ambiance of a book. The narrator was excellent.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Snow Child?

    The three of them dancing in the snow when she first came to into their life.


    Have you listened to any of Debra Monk’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no I have not.......but this was excellent in my opinion


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

    The snow child........she is interesting and I think it would be interesting to hear how


    Any additional comments?

    This book was recommended by my son. I did not know anything about the book, but was thoroughly delighted with the story and glad I listened to his recommendation!! Loved it.

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