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Maria Cuculiza

ŽLima, Pérou | Member Since 2011

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  • David Copperfield

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    David Copperfield is the timeless tale of a thoughtful orphan discovering how to live and love in a cutthroat, indifferent adult world. It firmly embraces all the eternal freshness, the comic delights, the tender warmth, and the ghastly horrors of childhood.

    Maria Cuculiza says: "A Whole World"
    "A Whole World"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It is a true world in itself, as good novels should be.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Inventio.


    What about Ralph Cosham’s performance did you like?

    It was very much into each character. More than plausible.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Moving and full of life.


    Any additional comments?

    Simply loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Jared Diamond
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro
    Overall
    (234)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (197)

    We human beings share 98 percent of our genes with chimpanzees. Yet humans are the dominant species on the planet - having founded civilizations and religions, developed intricate and diverse forms of communication, learned science, built cities, and created breathtaking works of art - while chimps remain animals concerned primarily with the basic necessities of survival. What is it about that two percent difference in DNA that has created such a divergence between evolutionary cousins?

    Mark says: "Up to the usual high standard"
    "Intriguing and sobering!"
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    What did you love best about The Third Chimpanzee?

    Diamond's original and well documented points of view.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    Scientific interest tied to human future.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I was very much impressed by biocide in islands and the Americas due to humankind.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Meet your close relatives and start thinking.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • War and Remembrance

    • UNABRIDGED (56 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (1843)
    Performance
    (1556)
    Story
    (1543)

    Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues here in War and Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

    aaron says: "What can I say that hasn't already been said??"
    "Shaking and inspiring"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of War and Remembrance to be better than the print version?

    I simply love audiobooks; however when asked if I consider an audio edition better than the print version, I am at odds to respond. An audio edition has such beautiful and expressive reading by great specialists. They are moving, exhilarating, funny, sarcastic ... and yet a printed version, internally read by our own voice, also has its very personal touching and endearing features.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of War and Remembrance?

    The final encounter by the-long and painfully separated Natalie and Byron, and their son Louis. Though the scene is not necessarily highlighted in the book and is to some extent plagued with practical details, the built-up suspense and suffering of these people make it so significant and moving that make it one of the most memorable moments in the book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked too many scenes to say I had a favorite one. There were extraordinary scenes at the Russian Front, so many romantic scenes with Victor Henry, wonderful feeling around Italian landscape and culture in connection with Aaron Jastrow, hair-rising suspense around Natalie's many attempts at escaping Europe, peculiar Rhoda Henry's many couple and family scenes, ...there is no end to enjoyment.


    Who was the most memorable character of War and Remembrance and why?

    Victor Henry and Natalie Jastrow are the two main figures in the book, I think. So noble and yet so human in the many facets they have as the rich characters they are. However, other characters are so interesting in their transformation, like Leslie Sloat and Aaron Jastrow, and in their depiction, like Rhoda Henry. Again, it's hard to decide. It takes all kinds to make a world.


    Any additional comments?

    The historical comments in Winds of War and War and Remembrance are not to be neglected. They provide important context to these two books, a fresco of those hard times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Shelters of Stone: Earth's Children, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jean M. Auel
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (747)
    Performance
    (457)
    Story
    (468)

    After their epic journey across Europe, Ayla and Jondalar have reached his home, the Ninth Cave of the Zelandonii, the old stone-age settlement in the region known today as southwest France. Jondalar's family greet him warmly, but they are initially wary of the beautiful young woman he has brought back, with her strange accent and her tame wolf and horses.

    Thomas says: "Part V of a great read"
    "Fun and extremely interesting series"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Shelters of Stone?

    The sharing of knowledge between Ayla and The Others, all over the series, actually.


    Which character – as performed by Sandra Burr – was your favorite?

    Ayla, which in this book showed a very marked "foreign" accent!


    Any additional comments?

    It's also a very heart-warming and intriguing book for those who have close ties and care for animals.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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