Ebenezer le Page tells his story from the island of Guernsey. He shares the relationships he has throughout his life, his personal points of view and experiences. It's as if he is telling you the story himself. Starting before WWI and moving through the occupation of their island during WWII, he shares what his life is like as well as those of his family. A great listen for charm and interest. The reader does an excellent job, so much so, it's hard to believe it is not Ebenezer himself spinning the story just for your benefit.
Let the Great World Spin centers around an event in NYC that impacts many lives directly and indirectly. Each character shares his or her story which gives the reader an intimate look into his or her life at the time. As the book shifts between people, the full impact of their involvement with one another becomes more exposed. As they share their truths, you can't help but like them and respect their realities, as broken and imperfect as they are. I found myself emotionally invested in their fractured worlds and was sorry when the book wound down and I was left missing those whom I'd learned so much about.
I loved the quirky people he met and the new outlook it gives him as he wanders across England. Alongside that is his wife's own journey to better understand others, herself and her husband.
This was a story I could not stop talking about to others, saying you must read this charming book that I'm listening to right now.
Yes, because there are many statistics and stories in it that I'd like to reference to others.
Ruby Payne's The Culture of Understanding Poverty
He did a fine job at voicing the various people highlighted in the book. Consequently, it was easy to keep them apart.
The part about the under-nourished children and day-care issues for working/welfare mothers was heart-rending. Shame on us for allowing this to happen in a country where we have so much.
The Working Poor very carefully explains the multitude of obstacles interfering with chronically poor American's inability to work their way into the middle class. Even though many of these deterrents are self-imposed, they are handicaps nevertheless. He also offers some sound solutions and inspirational programs that give a hand up and not just a hand out.
Grissom explores the results of the white master fathering children with his slaves. As his property expands, so too does the tangled web of relationships, jealousies and prejudices.
Mama was compassionate as well as wise. Her protection of those living on all parts of the plantation seemed to be limitless.
Often with audio books it is difficult to keep the characters separate- their performance made each voice unique and memorable.
I own you, I love you, I hate you.
Dr. Gawande shares personal stories while weaving in details about medicine that are gripping.
Make it longer! I was shocked when it ended so soon.
A surgeon's notes on an imperfect sceince.
Really some interesting and revealing stories as well as information. I have discussed this book several times since I listened to it.
Grace finally marries!
Those in the series of the Number 1 Ladies Detective Series
Her accent is spot on and those difficult to pronounce names just slide off her tongue.
Smith's gentle characters never disapoint- with enough intrigue to keep you hooked and lots of familiar characters to keep you coming back for more.
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