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Katie

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  • Schroder

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Amity Gaige
    • Narrated By Will Collyer
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    Attending a New England summer camp, young Eric Schroder - a first-generation East German immigrant - adopts the last name Kennedy to more easily fit in, a fateful white lie that will set him on an improbable and ultimately tragic course. Schroder relates the story of Eric's urgent escape years later to Lake Champlain, Vermont, with his six-year-old daughter, Meadow, in an attempt to outrun the authorities amid a heated custody battle with his wife, who will soon discover that her husband is not who he says he is. From a correctional facility, Eric surveys the course of his life to understand - and maybe even explain - his behavior.

    Stacy says: "perfect"
    "Great story!"
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    Would you listen to Schroder again? Why?

    I would listen to this book again. It was a great story and Schroder was an interesting character


    What other book might you compare Schroder to and why?

    Sophie's Choice - because terror and hardship force us to make difficult & painful decisions that we must live with for the rest of our lives.


    Which character – as performed by Will Collyer – was your favorite?

    Erick Schroder was my favorite because he was such a rich character. He did what we have all wished to do at times in our lives - become someone different, re-invent ourselves.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    What would you do if you hated your life and wanted to forget??


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris
    Overall
    (3772)
    Performance
    (1511)
    Story
    (1512)

    David Sedaris' collection of essays - including live recordings! - tells a most unconventional life story. With every clever turn of a phrase, Sedaris brings a view and a voice like no other to every unforgettable encounter. You can also listen to Sedaris in an interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air.

    Amazon Customer says: "You will ROFL"
    "Humorous and Enjoyable"
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    What disappointed you about Me Talk Pretty One Day?

    Nothing disappointed me. I was pleasantly surprised.


    Would you be willing to try another one of David Sedaris’s performances?

    Yes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Me Talk Pretty One Day?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    I had no expectations for this book, but was pleasantly surprised by the light humor in this book. It also made an enormous difference that it was narrated by the author. His intent with each story came through. I couldn't wait to listen to return to his narration.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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