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Christopher

San Francisco, CA, USA

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  • 100 titles in library
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  • Bel Canto

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ann Patchett
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1701)
    Performance
    (873)
    Story
    (879)

    Somewhere in South America at the home of the country's vice president, a lavish birthday party is being held in honor of Mr. Hosokawa, a powerful Japanese businessman. Roxanne Coss, opera's most revered soprano, has mesmerized the guests with her singing. It is a perfect evening, until a band of terrorists breaks in, taking the entire party hostage.

    Brian says: "Surprisingly engrossing"
    "Remarkable depiction of the Stockholm Syndrome"
    Overall

    Patchett does an amazing job of drawing us into this drama of the Stockholm syndrome. From the terror of the first attack through the developing personal relationships between the tribes. Despite the centering of the Red Cross negotiator and the priest, I found myself being fooled into a sense of timelessness just like the characters.

    The themes of timelessness, music and lives lost to business very very compelling.

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • John Adams

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By David McCullough
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
    Overall
    (1111)
    Performance
    (201)
    Story
    (199)

    With the sweep and vitality of a great novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough presents the enthralling story of John Adams. This is history on a grand scale - an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Read by History Channel host Edward Herrmann!

    Thomas says: "fantastic"
    "John Adams"
    Overall

    Long, but fantastic read. I learned so much about American history that they never taught in school. It is also amazing how little has changed on the political landscape in over 200 years.

    I really enjoyed the way the author used correspondance to bring the individuals and their circumstances to light.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Blind Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Margot Dionne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (811)
    Performance
    (261)
    Story
    (258)

    With The Blind Assassin, Atwood proves once again that she is one of the most talented, daring, and exciting writers of the time. Like The Handmaid's Tale, this Book Prize-winner is destined to become a classic.

    Sarah says: "The Best!"
    "The Blind Assassin"
    Overall

    Great book for listening. The narration and characterization were terrific as was the book within a book theme. Very thought provoking on issues of aging, women and power.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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