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Jennifer

40-something with a mind that still believes I'm 20 something but a body screaming otherwise! I enjoy listening to Audible books to break the monotony of grading papers and writing exams, care plans, and other various academic baloney. It's a way to escape into another place, another time, and another life. I appreciate the availability of this platform.

Fresno, CA, USA | Member Since 2009

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  • The Cider House Rules

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (759)
    Performance
    (435)
    Story
    (433)

    From one of America's most beloved and respected writers comes the classic story of Homer Wells, an orphan, and Wilbur Larch, a doctor without children of his own, who develop an extraordinary bond with one another.

    Patti says: "Wonderful"
    "A timeless tale..."
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    Where does The Cider House Rules rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I had seen the movie long ago, but it was only memorable to the extent that I recognized a few key actors; otherwise it meant very little to me. Once I began listening to the book, I found the story to be so eerily similar to social issues we face today. Not to mention it was engaging and very beautifully written.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was by far Homer. I felt his genuineness and the complex internal struggle that he had for what he wanted to do versus what he was innately called to do.


    What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

    I loved how engaged he kept me.


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

    Both! I laughed and cried.


    Any additional comments?

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would gladly read another John Irving novel anytime, as this was my first.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26695)
    Performance
    (13333)
    Story
    (13378)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Fantastic"
    Overall

    This book was the most fantastic I've read/heard since A thousand splendid suns. So, so good. I recommend it highly!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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