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Marsha

Monona, WI, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Glorious

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bernice L. McFadden
    • Narrated By Alfre Woodard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    Glorious is set against the backdrops of the Jim Crow South, the Harlem Renaissance, and the civil rights era. Blending the truth of American history with the fruits of Bernice L. McFadden's rich imagination, this is the story of Easter Venetta Bartlett, a fictional Harlem Renaissance writer whose tumultuous path to success, ruin, and revival offers a candid portrait of the American experience in all its beauty and cruelty.

    Cheryl says: "Good Book - Entertaning and Educational"
    "Taking us back in time"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    McFadden takes us back in time to the Jim Crow south and the Harlem renaissance. Her protagonist is a memorable character. There is a plot twist that frustrated me and made this a 4 star rather than a 5.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Her Mother’s Hope

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Francine Rivers
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (484)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (283)

    Internationally best-selling author Francine Rivers—winner of a Christy Award and the ECPA Gold Medallion—crafts a riveting tale of mother/daughter bonds stretching across decades. Strong-willed Marta leaves Switzerland early in the 20th century and settles in California. Though Marta loves her eldest daughter Hildie, they often clash as they attempt to find their places in the world.

    Meaghan says: "Another Awesome Read From Francine"
    "Little House on the Prairie for Grown Ups"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This was a great story old time story with strong female characters persevering in the face of challenges from family, the environment and social norms. There were times when it all felt a bit simplistic and that the book was a guilty pleasure, but nonetheless, I did enjoy it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Songs for the Butcher's Daughter: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Peter Manseau
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    In a warehouse full of forgotten books, a man at the beginning of his adult life - and the end of his career rope - becomes involved with a woman, a language, and a great lie that will define his future. He runs across Itsik Malpesh, an old Russian immigrant who claims to be the last Yiddish poet in America. When a set of accounting ledgers in which Malpesh has written his memoirs surfaces, the young man is compelled to translate them, bringing together two paths that coincide in shocking and unexpected ways.

    Marsha says: "What was the Narrator Thinking"
    "What was the Narrator Thinking"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Interesting story, but the narrator chose to speak in a halting slow--really slow--manner whenever for the main character. The cadence was off for all of it. I listened at 2X speed which helped a bit, but what I really wanted to do is go out and buy the book so I could read it in peace.


    What didn’t you like about Mirron Willis’s performance?

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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