Thompsons Station, TN, United States | Member Since 2012
Penny marshals candid way of telling her story of her mark on the world. This is a great "look whack you can do with a life when your are given a ball and run with it" type story. I have always been a fan of Penny's work yet never knew why I was drawn to her, now I know why.... My mother is crazy too and I'm thankful for all I learned through her crazy.
When Penny was recounting John Balushi's death. I remember how the news hit me when I saw it on the evening news, yet I never knew him personally. I can only imagine the loss Penny and all his friends felt with his tragic passing. A brilliant comedic life lost in its prime.
I laughed, cried, contemplated my own life and choices I have made through the years only to come to the end of the book and have the same conclusion Penny did. I love my life so why change it.
This book is not only worth the credit but it is even worth paying for if you are out of credits.
I have always loved this story, but the narrator made it come to life. I am an avid reader and my eyesight does not allow me to read any longer, but audible makes it where not only can I enjoy new books but also the classics. I got this book so I could re read it before the new book comes out. I was not disappointed
This story was hard at points and made me want to hate the mom but I found that I felt sorry for her more and more. The main character in this book made me jump for joy at the end and want more!
This is the first book that I have watched the movie/ mini series first and read the book second. I usually do not do that because they leave so much out or change details in the film version. This time I was not disappointed, sure they had changed a few things In the film but for the most part they stayed true to the story.
The narrator for this was amazing, she transported me to every destination with all manner of emotions. The story was just detailed enough to paint a picture but not too detailed so I felt bored.
This I am sure will be the next hunger games! Or Divergent! The story line is great and the narration is great, I wouldn't be surprised to see this made into a movie franchise.
The fact that there are so many voices from one person... one of the best narrations I have heard
Horton Hears it Can you?
Best kids book I have gotten, my nine month old loves it and begs for my iPhone so he can listen to it.
GET ANOTHER VERSION THIS NARRATION IS ANNOYING WITH SOME OTHER PEOPLE TALKING IN THE BACKGROUND
Get rid of people talking in the background
listen before you offer up for sale
This book had me at the first chapter and did not let go, I was not disappointed, in fact I lost sleep from listening non stop.
The action, the love and the betrayal. (not saying more because I do not want to spoil it)
The end of the games of course.
If I tell it will spoil the book for another person but lets just say the undercurrent of determination to survive while falling in love was tremendous and speaks to the heart of anyone who is a survivor of anything.
READ THIS SERIES!!!
The Narrator of the series is amazing
How Alex Haley in the last few chapters tells how the story of his family history was orally passed down from generation to generation all the way from Africa to current day America. I am a genealogy buff and found myself envious of Mr Haley for having such a family that kept the history alive.
Many people see this book as a book about slavery because of the movie that was derived from it, but it is more about knowing where you come from and being proud of your people no matter the struggle so that you can always strive to make them proud that they traveled through all they did so their ancestry can be successful and be proud of who they are as a family.
THIS IS A BOOK ABOUT FAMILY!
When the family was sitting outside in the rockers telling the old tales and Alex Haley was sitting on the ground listening.
When Kunta and Bells daughter was dragged away to be sold never to be seen again, it reminded me of the moment in The color purple where the sisters are separated from each other. I was in tears.
Do not judge this book by the movie, the book has so much more substance than any movie ever could have.
Inspiring, Introspective, LOVE
When the author was talking about how to leave behind something that would show his daughter how much she meant to him and how she melted his heart. Since I have a niece that lost a mother when she was 7 it made me think of her, and how it affected her even today, and how I could help her get through her grief. Not past it but through it.
To always reach above my dreams and be pleased when I reach not just my dreams but the star above.
Since I am a psychology student reaching for my PsyD/PHD This book will be my bible for my educational and life goals, so that I can not only reach my current goals but keep dreaming of new goals to reach for. I am inspired to never give up on my dreams in my life as a regular attitude but this book helped me to solidify my attitude as well as realize that I do not have to settle for what I believe I can do, I can believe I can do more and then go and do it.
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