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Stephanie Vinson

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  • Tar Baby

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Toni Morrison
    • Narrated By Alfre Woodard
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (8)
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    (8)

    Through a season of untroubled ease, the lives of five people move with a ritualized grace until, one night, a ragged, starving black American street man breaks into their house. And, in a single moment, with the perverse decision not to call for help but instead to invite the man to sit with them and eat, everything changes.

    S. Crier says: "Disappointing"
    "Great Book!"
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    Would you listen to Tar Baby again? Why?

    Yes. To get a better understanding of the characters of the book


    What other book might you compare Tar Baby to and why?

    The Darkest Child by Delores Philips. Though the stories are different a couple of the characters from each books remind me of each other.


    What about Alfre Woodard’s performance did you like?

    Her portrayal of each character, how she changes her voice for each one. She never missed a beat the story continued to flow and you knew who the character was by the change of her voice. Great Performance by her, Ms Woodard was the reason I purchased the audio book, one of my favorite actors.


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

    The secret the cook had kept about the lady of the house.


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  • Fearless Jones

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Walter Mosley
    • Narrated By Peter Francis James
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    Walter Mosley, "one of crime fiction's brightest stars" (People), returns to mysteries at last! Fearless Jones is a dazzling new thriller, set in 1950s L.A. and featuring the most engaging hero since Easy Rawlins.

    William says: "Laughter and suspense"
    "Walter Mosley you have a New Fan"
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Mr. James narration of the story was excellent, he made me laugh, I got angry and sad, I experienced all the feelings you should have when reading a good book, plus I could see in my head everything he described.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    I love "who done it" type books, especially when the characters look like me, I can relate to what's going on in the book


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    He made you feel like you were actually there, seeing and experiencing everything that was happening.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Nothing. I loved his narration


    Do you have any additional comments?

    I'm a fan and will continue to purchase Mr. Mosley's books. Thank you Audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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