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MoNicA

Mexico | Member Since 2012

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  • Half a Life: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Darin Strauss
    • Narrated By Darin Strauss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (26)

    Acclaimed novelist Darin Strauss examines the far-reaching consequences of the tragic moment that has shadowed his whole life. In his last month of high school, he was behind the wheel of his dad's Oldsmobile, driving with friends, heading off to play mini-golf. Then: a classmate swerved in front of his car. The collision resulted in her death. With piercing insight and stark prose, Darin Strauss leads us on a deeply personal, immediate, and emotional journey.

    Philippa says: "Penance Finally And Thankfully Meets With Peace"
    "Terrible narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Half a Life?

    It was very difficult to follow the story with the plain, flat voice


    What was most disappointing about Darin Strauss’s story?

    Every time I tried to listen to the story I had to change to other, could not stand long time.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Darin Strauss’s performances?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The 7th Month: A Detective D. D. Warren Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 47 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    Overall
    (2434)
    Performance
    (2054)
    Story
    (2060)

    In Lisa Gardner’s first-ever short story following thirteen bestselling novels, The 7th Month takes listeners between the books and into a day in the life of Boston Detective D. D. Warren. In her seventh month of pregnancy, D.D. should be taking it easy. Instead, she accepts a small consulting role on the set of a serial killer film shooting in Boston.

    Kristi Richardson says: "A great short detective mystery!"
    "Obvious story, flat voice performance"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The story is very simple. There is no surprise in the plot. The narrator does not help to make it more interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anna in the Tropics

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 49 mins)
    • By Nilo Cruz
    • Narrated By Full Cast
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    This poignant and poetic 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning play captures 1929 Florida at a time when cigars are still rolled by hand and "lectors" are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration. But when he reads aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics, and The American Dream prove a volatile combination.

    Kristie says: "Amazing performances"
    "Liked the emotion of the performers"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    It is the first time I listen to a dramatized story.
    It was interesting, fun and surprising

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Amy Chua
    • Narrated By Amy Chua
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (656)
    Performance
    (392)
    Story
    (396)

    All decent parents want to do what's best for their children. What Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother reveals is that the Chinese just have a totally different idea of how to do that. Western parents try to respect their children's individuality, encouraging them to pursue their true passions and providing a nurturing environment. The Chinese believe that the best way to protect your children is by preparing them for the future and arming them with skills, strong work habits, and inner confidence.

    Diana - Audible says: "Surprisingly touching (and well-read)"
    "A true life story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother the most enjoyable?

    When listening I could relate to what the author was sharing


    Would you recommend Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, although it loses strength at the end


    Which character – as performed by Amy Chua – was your favorite?

    Amy


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    I really liked knowing a bit about chinese culture.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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