Nibley, UT, United States | Member Since 2013
This book would not have been so enjoyable to listen, if the narrator had been different. Too funny! I am just drawn in and can see Tom and characters in my mind, clear as day. I loved the stumble when it came to winning the bible. David and who?
There are a few snipettes of the audio that are cut out. Someone wasn't watching what they were doing. But these can be skipped over. It would be nice to see an updated audio prepared. If this were a paper book, then the missing pages would be cause for return to the seller. Because this book is in the public domain, the text is easily found.
If you want a funny story, the kind that are dismissed because "boys will be boys" then you should really enjoy this audiobook because of this specific narration.
Don has a quirky view of life. Every single person I know has some Don traits. I laughed and laughed because Don never sees his own faults and is just impossible to deal with, until Rosie comes along.
The project, the teaching, the food schedule and more all make me laugh because a part of each of us is in Don. Ultimately the only thing he desires is to be needed and loved. Isn't that what all of us want?
The voice lent credibility to the character. Awesome performance!
Listen with someone else, the giggles will cause you to stop and collect yourself from time to time.
Ok, so I got this book based on recommendations and it is horrible. It is stupid dribble about a woman who becomes a vampire.
Language, language, language. Nasty.
I recently picked up another book (has a TV series about it) because it was popular and everyone was talking about it. I returned the book. I love books. I don't return books! I read them, reread them, lend them, listen to them, talk about them and even sleep with them under my pillow.
This book was interesting, twisting, thoughtful, provoking and everyone walked around with their clothes on. Considering the most recent movies and TV series left me thinking that the collective "everyone" has lost their mind. This book has some unusual topics (dinner conversation about pesticides, anyone?) but it was something that could be listened to in the car with very young children, teens and even an elderly grandmother. Offensive? Not likely.
The performance was fun. The voices were great. I didn't want it to end.
I'm getting more Agatha Christie books and catching up on my library. I've plenty of books that don't talk about 50 shades of something, outlandish storylines or something called soft porn. Porn is still porn whether it is soft or hard or somewhere in between. Skip the trash and enjoy a book like this instead. Doubly good, my dear fellow!
I laughed, I cried and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This is not modern writing with modern perspectives or politically correct phrases. This is an old book with older ideas and was far more a perspective of the time in which it was written. Worthwhile to listen! Thank you, Audible, I love this book.
I have a friend who is always saying he is looking for his last book, meaning something so good and powerful that searching for another perspective is not worth the time. I suggested I have found the last author, but not the last book. Brene Brown is moving, enlightening and so real. I have re-read her books several times. I feel like I was swallowed up as a broken soul and soothed until I could stand on my feet again. I'm not alone, I'm not perfect, I'm just me. I learned that practicing what I believe means loving myself and those around me for who they are, not what they are. Practicing each day means making my life fulfilling and happy. Practicing the art of loving without constraint, without parameters, without any restriction at all is what I want in my life. WOW! Incredible author.
I started with The Gifts of Imperfection. I listened 3 times (in a row no less!) and I have given away 20 copies of the book.
I suggest that if you are looking for your last good book then you have found your last author instead.
The whole family. George, MaryAnn and Todd were great. They just worked together like a close knit family.
I didn't have a single character that was a greater favorite. I can't think of a better narrator either. The tones, the voice alterations and just the sentiment behind the words worked with Mark's performance. What a joy!
Christmas. A dog person will just understand. The credit in this book says something like 'For my wife, she has taught me so much - not the least of which is the value of a good dog'
Families who have dogs understand the values that dogs teach us - any day that ends with a bit of ball throwing/fetching is a good day, sofas are for snuggling, the outfit/haircut/makeup don't have to be perfect to be the perfect companion for a dog.
This is a short but exceptional story. It is perfect for this time of year and it is a perfect story for families. I wanted to listen all the way through but the day caught up with me and instead we went to bed with just over an hour left. While making breakfast we finished the story. We giggled about the story events as we let the dogs in then let the dogs out. By story end our dogs were curled up on the sofa ready for a mid morning nap.
A few of you may want a box of tissues but overall this is not a tear-jerker story, this is a feel good story with a good ending.
Dare I suggest that you give this book as a gift? It is awesome!
I am not sure when or why I put this book in my library. I think I viewed it to be a period book of life in the early 1700s. I am not Methodist and I don't generally read historical accounts of religious figures. So aside from me scratching my head as to why I bought this book I really liked the strong matriarch in this family tale. A recent funeral really impressed upon me how much a strong motherly figure plays into keeping families tied together in harmony. Susanna Wesley is such a woman.
The period during which this book takes place is so different than today in how many people had nursemaids in the home, staff and certainly how many trials people went through. Listening to how one nurse took a newborn to bed with her, then rolled over on the baby was a good modern times reminder that babies have their own beds. But I wonder how our society would react going from our very low infant death rate to what Susanna lived with as sad but normal. I think our society is too upset by minor things and we over-react when the mail/package is not delivered in two days or less. Yet Susanna really endured much more than we have been trained to endure. We are wimps compared to what life was like just 300 years ago. We whine too much. Susanna was a fantastic woman who had her head on straight.
This book was inspiring. Bravo!
This presentation was quite nice. At first I thought I might stop the performance and find a copy to read along but then getting the voices down helped. Dramatic recordings can sometimes be too dramatic. The story flowed well and was enjoyable. This isn't a recording to listen as you focus on other things, this takes some attention to be paid. If one knows the story by heart from readings, etc, then maybe they can count stitches, or pay the bills while listening. I could not do that!
I will listen again though, which is the real telling of enjoyment, is it not?
We all have a troublemaker side to our personalities, some of us just display it more often than others. There are lots of kid shenanigans in this book and a few need the intervention of some strong parenting, others are just kid excitement (running in the halls). The best part of this whole book is it shows honesty will always serve to the best end. When the truth is vital to daily life there are very few hiccups teams can not overcome.
Twins are so different. I had not thought of being a twin in this fashion so the topic was quite new to me. Do most twins feel like they want to be their own person and it is annoying when everyone calls them by their sibling's name? Who knows! I found the book funny, silly, enjoyable, and short but captivating.
I giggled about the skinned knee and the chicken wings.
Yes, but I was able to listen in a relatively short period of time. It was fun.
Kids books are quite interesting. Their perspective is so different from the 9-5 rut most adults live in. Short, full of laughs and great to share is how I sum up the kids section on Audible.
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