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Michele

A freelance screenwriter with two feature length screenplays to date and one short...I am also an avid reader.

Miramar, FL, United States

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  • The End of the Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Graham Greene
    • Narrated By Colin Firth
    Overall
    (2810)
    Performance
    (2587)
    Story
    (2573)

    Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

    Karen Downes says: "Colin whispers in my ear, and I melt"
    "Enter the psyche of a man in love!"
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    If you could sum up The End of the Affair in three words, what would they be?

    The inner world of a man tortured by a romance ending too soon.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The End of the Affair?

    It was the period when he finds her again and there is hope for their romance.


    Which character – as performed by Colin Firth – was your favorite?

    The investigator..love the accent.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The coming together of Bendrix and his lover's husband after her death.


    Any additional comments?

    Please have Colin Firth be a featured narrator again! I would buy anything he narrates.

    25 of 27 people found this review helpful
  • The Great Gatsby

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Jake Gyllenhaal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3401)
    Performance
    (3113)
    Story
    (3139)

    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby....

    Darwin8u says: "Simple, Beautiful, and Exquisitely Textured"
    "The Haves vs the Have Nots"
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    Where does The Great Gatsby rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top ten


    What did you like best about this story?

    Jake's narration; a good actor can really make a story come alive. I wondered if he had aspired to the movie role..he would have been wonderful, I'm sure.


    Which character – as performed by Jake Gyllenhaal – was your favorite?

    Nick, of course, the narrator.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I loved the language, the ethereal words of Fitzgerald.


    Any additional comments?

    A must-listen!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paris: The Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (38 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Edward Rutherfurd
    • Narrated By Jean Gilpin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (372)
    Performance
    (331)
    Story
    (330)

    Internationally best-selling author Edward Rutherfurd has enchanted millions of readers with his sweeping, multigenerational dramas that illuminate the great achievements and travails throughout history. In this breathtaking saga of love, war, art, and intrigue, Rutherfurd has set his sights on the most magnificent city in the world: Paris. Moving back and forth in time across centuries, the story unfolds through intimate and vivid tales of self-discovery, divided loyalties, passion, and long-kept secrets of characters both fictional and real, all set against the backdrop of the glorious city.

    Kathi says: "Rutherfurd's "Paris"--C'est très bien!"
    "Take a vicarious trip to Paris throughout the Ages"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The narration is wonderful..Jean Gilpin inhabits all of the myriad of characters seamlessly.
    I love tiptoeing through the history of the erecting the Eiffel tower through the life of Gascon the ironworker, and Roland the aristocrat and his visits to Moulin Rouge, of course I could go on but that would spoil it for you.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Paris?

    When Gascon is building the Statue of Liberty and his meeting of Monsieur Eiffel.


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

    A wonderfully rich French accent that imparts a lovely flavor.


    If you could rename Paris, what would you call it?

    La Belle Epoque?


    Any additional comments?

    I had been a student of the French language since Elementary school and this re-awakened my love of all that is French...Viva la France!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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