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  • The Memory of Running

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ron McLarty
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2904)
    Performance
    (1091)
    Story
    (1084)

    In late 2003, in his column in Entertainment Weekly, Stephen King called The Memory of Running "the best novel you won't read this year." This glowing endorsement of the audiobook resulted in Ron McLarty receiving a $2 million two-book deal from Viking Penguin. Also, Warner Brothers has shelled out big bucks for the movie rights to The Memory of Running, for which McLarty will write the script.

    Neal says: "Funny and Fascinating, A Wonderful Book"
    "Get on your bike and ride across America"
    Overall

    This book was like "riding a bike". In the beginning, it was confusing. I kept rewinding the book and wondering "Is he talking about the past or present or just thinking?" But once I got into the rhythm of the book, it became enjoyable.

    I particular enjoyed the conversations with Norma and Smithy's interaction to the people he met along his ride. It was sad to listen about himself and his family dynamics, but those sections also made him a more loveable character.

    I was disappointed for this book to end and only wished there was a sequel.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Life of Pi

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Yann Martel
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11011)
    Performance
    (6201)
    Story
    (6250)

    Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

    Theresa says: "Best audio of the year for me"
    "Pi has such life"
    Overall

    I read Life of Pi about 6 months ago and it still has a profound effect on me. At times, I will think about Pi, Richard Parker, and even Orange Juice and wonder how they would react to certain situations. The narrator's child-like voice with his Indian accent brought the story to life. Even after the tsunami tragedy, I instantly thought of Pi and Richard Parker...only to realize...duh, there were just characters in a book. I love this book. It has made me believe in the resilience of the human spirit.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    Overall
    (3770)
    Performance
    (1509)
    Story
    (1510)

    David Sedaris' collection of essays - including live recordings! - tells a most unconventional life story. With every clever turn of a phrase, Sedaris brings a view and a voice like no other to every unforgettable encounter. You can also listen to Sedaris in an interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air.

    Amazon Customer says: "You will ROFL"
    "I Love David Sedaris's whinning voice"
    Overall

    I read Me Talk Pretty and for some reason it was not as funny as hearing it on tape. The Audio Version is so much funnier! David Sedaris's voice makes it more personal and adds more hilarity.

    I listened to this book on the plane. Every minute, I would burst out laughing and all the passengers would look at me.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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