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Patrick

Beltsville, MD, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    Overall
    (310)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (141)

    The fateful quarter-century leading up to World War I was a time when the world of privilege still existed in Olympian luxury and the world of protest was heaving in its pain, its power, and its hate. The age was the climax of a century of the most accelerated rate of change in history, a cataclysmic shaping of destiny.

    Doug says: "Fascinating history"
    "Overwhelming detail"
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    Would you listen to The Proud Tower again? Why?

    No. Too much detail for an audiobook. The amount of information is staggering and interesting but it is better suited to reading than listening.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Grapes of Wrath

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Steinbeck
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1508)
    Performance
    (1317)
    Story
    (1322)

    At once naturalistic epic, captivity narrative, road novel, and transcendental gospel, Steinbeck’s, The Grapes of Wrath is perhaps the most American of American classics. Although it follows the movement of thousands of men and women and the transformation of an entire nation during the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s, The Grapes of Wrath is also the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, who are forced to travel west to the promised land of California.

    Dan Harlow says: "Almost more relevant now than when it was written"
    "An American classic superbly read"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Grapes of Wrath the most enjoyable?

    Dylan Baker's reading was fabulous. The characters truly came alive. He did both male and female characters with sensitivity and clarity.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I had read the book before. Of course, the reader identifies with Tom Joad. This time through in audio, I was very taken with the character of the Preacher. He was insightful, conflicted, and appealing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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