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Barbara

Eugene, OR, United States | Member Since 2015

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  • Carry Me Home

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Sandra Kring
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    A moving tale of the unshakable bond between two brothers set against a backdrop of family secrets, loyalty, and small town life. Earl "Earwig" Gunderman is sixteen-years-old when the world is thrust into war and his older brother Jimmy is shipped out to the Pacific theater. Being what they used to call simple-minded, Earwig must cope without the protection of his revered older brother as he strikes out towards independence and adulthood.

    Barbara says: "Fabulous story, excellent narration"
    "Fabulous story, excellent narration"
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this listen from start to finish. Sandra Kring's writing is superb, and the narrator does a wonderful job of bringing it to life. I'm going to look for more by this author.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Long Way Home

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Saroo Brierley
    • Narrated By Vikas Adam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (408)
    Performance
    (372)
    Story
    (375)

    At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.

    Jan says: "Hard book to rate... 3 or 4?"
    "Wonderful read - loved the audiobook."
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    I loved this book. Saroo not only has a fascinating and uplifting story to tell, but also is a great storyteller from start to finish. The narrator did a wonderful job of conveying the nuances of Saroo's emotional journey. I highly recommend this book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Cheryl Strayed
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7412)
    Performance
    (6336)
    Story
    (6358)

    At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker, and the trail was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone.

    FanB14 says: "Glad I Took the Trip"
    "Very well written book with great narration."
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    If you could sum up Wild in three words, what would they be?

    Intriguing, well-written, captivating


    What did you like best about this story?

    Cheryl's perspective on the trail


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I didn't, but I could have.


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent account of Cheryl's inward as well as physical journey. Wonderful narration. Highly recommend this audiobook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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