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Marnette

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  • Angela's Ashes

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Frank McCourt
    • Narrated By Frank McCourt
    Overall
    (2260)
    Performance
    (1067)
    Story
    (1069)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: There’s no gentle way to put this – Frank McCourt’s performance of Angela’s Ashes is just better than the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Frank McCourt shares his sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking story of growing up poor, Irish, and Catholic in the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes.

    Karen says: "A classic book *and* a classic audiobook"
    "slow... unfulfilling ending...not worth listen!"
    Overall

    Poor Frank McCourt had a rough life... He did a good job of portraying the Irish drinking and filthy language problems. This book was VERY drawn out. I only listened to the first half, and skipped through the rest of it. I kept thinking the plot would thicken, or he would make something of himself. I listened to the ending and was SOOO glad I didn't waste another 7 hours on the second half of the book. Don't waste your time...

    1 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Atlas Shrugged

    • UNABRIDGED (52 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2030)
    Performance
    (367)
    Story
    (374)

    This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world - and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he fight his hardest battle not against his enemies, but against the woman he loves? Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's magnum opus and launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. Atlas Shrugged emerged as a premier moral apologia for capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who had never heard capitalism defended in other than technical terms.

    Robert says: "Over before you know it"
    "My favorite book of all time"
    Overall

    This book has it all... adventure, love, philosophy, economics, politics, and ethics. It is a VERY entertaining and enlightening listen. You won't regret buying this book!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • My Sister's Keeper

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Jodi Picoult
    • Narrated By various
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2692)
    Performance
    (936)
    Story
    (935)

    New York Times best-selling author Jodi Picoult is widely acclaimed for her keen insights into the hearts and minds of real people. Now she tells the emotionally riveting story of a family torn apart by conflicting needs and a passionate love that triumphs over human weakness.

    Lisa says: "Wonderful Book, Very Emotional"
    "Intense read, except..."
    Overall

    What a powerful book about a current topic! The plot and themes were interesting: the author had me thinking about what I would do in the same situation. I really enjoyed the character development. The narration was done by several people and it was great. My only complaint was the OVERUSE of the "F" word. As a Christian woman, I try to choose things that are uplifting. That is the reason I am only giving this book four stars. When I reccomend this to friends, I always warn them about the foul language used. The book would have been just as relevant without it! Overall, a great listen - I couldn't take off my ipod!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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