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Michael

Oxford, MS, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Fault in Our Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11998)
    Performance
    (10996)
    Story
    (11060)

    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    FanB14 says: "Sad Premise, Fantastic Story"
    "Simply a great listen"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Fault in Our Stars the most enjoyable?

    Rudd is just perfect for this book. This is one of those books I truly cannot imagine without her voice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Its simplicity. The plot can be distilled into two or three bullet points, and this helps focus the entire experience on the characters, the situation, and their relationships.


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

    In the best audiobooks the narrator becomes a living character, and this book is an ideal example of that.


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  • The Art of Fielding: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Chad Harbach
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1193)
    Performance
    (1001)
    Story
    (1003)

    At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended.

    S. says: "Not Quite ~"
    "Wonderful"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I am still new to the audio experience, so perhaps I was overexcited by this particular novel. But, damn, did I ever love this! Maybe I missed the structural criticisms (of the novel itself) I found on Amazon b/c I was seduced by Holter Graham’s fantastic narration -- but, honestly, I don’t think so. This is simply a great contemporary novel.

    Story, character, plotting, structure, themes, writing, and narration all work well together. It may have some challenging themes and characters for some, but I found it to be a beautifully rendered story. As many have said, it is not really a novel about sports. However, at the same time, it very much is. Having been a very successful athlete in my younger years who experienced a crisis of confidence at one point, I can say that I have never encountered a truer rendition of said experience.

    I would recommend this novel for lovers of Michael Chabon, Richard Russo, or Tom Perrotta.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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