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  • Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Edwidge Danticat
    • Narrated By Kristin Kalbli
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile. Inspired by Albert Camus and adapted from her own lectures for Princeton University’s Toni Morrison Lecture Series, here Danticat tells stories of artists who create despite (or because of) the horrors that drove them from their homelands. Combining memoir and essay, these moving and eloquent pieces examine what it means to be an artist from a country in crisis.

    pam says: "The Narrator Does Not Do This Justice"
    "The Narrator Does Not Do This Justice"
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    What did you love best about Create Dangerously?

    Really beautiful essays. Danticat is a wonderful author.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kristin Kalbli’s performances?

    No! She reads every sentence with the exact same intonation and lilt in her voice, she sounds like a machine, like Siri.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Let the Great World Spin

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Colum McCann
    • Narrated By Richard Poe, Gerard Doyle, Carol Monda, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1165)
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    (499)
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    (510)

    A Pushcart Prize-winning author and contributor to the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, and GQ, Colum McCann is renowned for his carefully constructed character studies. No exception, Let the Great World Spin follows the fortunes of a menagerie of New Yorkers through a day in 1974 - the day of Philippe Petit's death defying tightrope walk between the newly built Twin Towers.

    Robert says: "An essential addition to your Audible library."
    "This was fantastic!!"
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    Any additional comments?

    Every story has a different voice, and yet, as a collection they build a beautiful, breathtaking, and complete story. The best book I've "read" in years!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Just Kids

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Patti Smith
    • Narrated By Patti Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (719)
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    (621)
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    Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late 60s and 70s and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists' ascent, a prelude to fame.

    Rick says: "Exceptional. Deeply honest and thoughtful."
    "Favorite book I've "read" all summer!"
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    Would you listen to Just Kids again? Why?

    Already have. It was so informative, deeply personal, and yet incredibly relatable at the same time.

    It is a historical story about some famous people, but it's also a love story. A story that everyone has somewhere in his/her past.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked the section about Patti Smith's affair with Sam Shepard.


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

    The part between the beginning and the end. ;)


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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