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Paula Franklin

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  • The Sea Is My Brother

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Jack Kerouac
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Written seven years before The Town and the City officially launched his writing career, The Sea Is My Brother marks the pivotal point at which Kerouac began laying the foundations for his pioneering method and signature style. The novel chronicles the misadventures of two seamen who at first seem different but are really two sides of the same coin: 27-year-old Wesley Martin, who “loved the sea with a strange, lonely love,” and William Everhart, an assistant professor of English at Columbia College.

    Ingrid says: "A fantastic romp of a tale! A great narrator too!"
    "A great listen"
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    Where does The Sea Is My Brother rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Jack Kerouac is a master of words and combined with Ray Porter's melodious voice make a wonderful story from a time past come to life.


    Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?

    Wesley Martin


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Animals Make Us Human

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Temple Grandin
    • Narrated By Andrea Gallo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (571)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (297)

    From renowned scientist and animal welfare advocate Temple Grandin, this groundbreaking book is a clarion call to awareness of the inner lives of humankind's far-too-often mistreated and neglected companions. Based on research spanning over 30 years, these stunning insights into the very real emotions and thoughts of animals are sure to be a source of fascination and inspiration.

    Debra says: "Interesting in general, but repetitive"
    "wonderful book"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Animals Make Us Human to be better than the print version?

    Not in this case. I have heard the author speak in person and would have enjoyed the book more if it had been her voice. The reader was not familiar enough with the material to make it sound convincing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Who else but Temple Grandin could have written this book? This book is her.


    What three words best describe Andrea Gallo’s performance?

    Mediocre. Lifeless. Uninformed.


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

    When Temple talks about her childhood. She could have turned out to be a bitter, lonely person. It's amazing what she learned and what we can all learn from her.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • T Is for Trespass: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1051)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (192)

    In what may be her most unsettling novel to date, Sue Grafton's T Is for Trespass is also her most direct confrontation with the forces of evil. Beginning slowly with the day-to-day life of a private eye, Grafton suddenly shifts from the voice of Kinsey Millhone to that of Solana Rojas, introducing listeners to a chilling sociopath. Rojas is not her birth name. It is an identity she cunningly stole, an identity that gives her access to private caregiving jobs.

    Brian says: "Not much of a thriller!"
    "Entertaining"
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    Would you listen to T Is for Trespass again? Why?

    Yes. Judy Kay's voice.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    This book was probably the most violent and sinister is the series.


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

    Oh, yes. I love her voice!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Kinsay and Lula always make me laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    We're getting close to the end of the alphabet. Boo Hoo!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Prodigal Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated By Barbara Kingsolver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (793)
    Performance
    (355)
    Story
    (359)

    Prodigal Summer weaves together three stories of human love within a larger tapestry of lives in southern Appalachia. At the heart of these intertwined narratives is a den of coyotes that have recently migrated into the region. Deanna Wolfe, a reclusive wildlife biologist, watches them from an isolated mountain cabin where she is caught off-guard by Eddie Bondo, a young hunter who comes to invade her most private spaces and her solitary life.

    Lily says: "Amazing!"
    "Unforgettable"
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    What made the experience of listening to Prodigal Summer the most enjoyable?

    Barbara Kingsolver's voice


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way the three stories blended together


    What about Barbara Kingsolver’s performance did you like?

    Her intimacy with the story. She mad each character come alive in a way the written story could not.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I have read and listened to the book a dozen times and I laugh and cry each and every time.


    Any additional comments?

    My all time favorite author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rush Home Road

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Lori Lansens
    • Narrated By Ruby Dee
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (121)

    When a 70-year-old woman finds a five-year-old girl abandoned on her doorstep, she is thrust into a sorrowful past that can only be conquered with the help of the girl who opened her memory - the very girl she is trying to save. This first novel, according to author Jacquelyn Mitchard, is one of "exquisite power, honesty, and conviction...quite nearly without flaws."

    S. Davis says: "Rush Home Road"
    "A good listen"
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    What made the experience of listening to Rush Home Road the most enjoyable?

    Ruby Dee's voice was perfect for this book. I thought the ending was a little phony but overall I liked the book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rush Home Road?

    Addie's conversations with her brother Liam


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

    No


    Who was the most memorable character of Rush Home Road and why?

    Addie Shad as an older woman. That voice..................


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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