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Corinne O'Rourke

Valhalla, NY, US | Member Since 2012

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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
    (12751)
    Performance
    (11681)
    Story
    (11747)

    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"
    "Highly recommended"
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    Where does The Fault in Our Stars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 5


    What did you like best about this story?

    The protaganist's voice. Hazel is instantly real and likable. I found myself relating to her even though the only thing we had in common was our gender. She had such wit, humor and an endearing vulnerability. The journey through & evolution of her various relationships in the story were masterfully written.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Rudd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No but I will look to. She was great.


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

    Without giving away details/spoilers some of the most moving moments for me were Augustus' grand romantic gestures & Hazel's realization that she can't protect everyone from her diagnosis


    Any additional comments?

    I read this because it kept coming up in my recommendations and the reviews were great. One reviewer said "if you pass on this book because of the "C" word (Cancer) you'd be missing a wonderful story" I second that. This novel gives a wonderful glimpse of young love, friendship, the strength & vulnerabilities of surviving. Please give it a try. I listened to the free sample and was instantly hooked.

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  • I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Joel Osteen
    • Narrated By Joel Osteen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (354)
    Performance
    (305)
    Story
    (311)

    Broken into 31 segments, this audiobook defines the most powerful blessings in Scripture and encourages readers to declare one each day for a month. The declarations will affirm God's blessings in the area of health, family legacy, decisions, finances, thoughts, outlook, and overcoming obstacles.

    Amazon Customer says: "Inspiring and Uplifting"
    "Helping you take control & have a positivattitude"
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    What about Joel Osteen’s performance did you like?

    He speaks to you not from a holier than thou perspective, but rather as an average person who understands the day to day areas in which a person might become discouraged or disheartened. His simple declarations can help a person feel more confident have better self esteem, feel a renewed sense of control over their life's direction.


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

    No I tried to break it up over a few days. Would have done one declaration per day but found I couldn't stop at just one.


    Any additional comments?

    Would recommend any of his books (specifically audiobooks)to anyone who is struggling with something...which really is everyone.

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  • The Casual Vacancy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By J. K. Rowling
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3012)
    Performance
    (2646)
    Story
    (2673)

    When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

    cristina says: "I was surprised by how much I liked it"
    "Sometimes like running in place"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Personally it was not focused enough with all of the characters taking their turn as main. Took a long time to engage the reader and then left me feeling unsatisfied


    If you’ve listened to books by J. K. Rowling before, how does this one compare?

    It can't compare to Harry Potter nor did I expect it to.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I guess to me the story felt slow.


    Do you think The Casual Vacancy needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. While there could be a "what happened to them next" I didn't feel attached enough to any one.


    Any additional comments?

    Not without it's merits--it showed the ways adversity can change a person both for better or worse. I will read J.K again but this just didn't engage me.

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