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JWM

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  • 20 titles in library
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  • Winter's Bone: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Daniel Woodrell
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (704)
    Performance
    (517)
    Story
    (520)

    The sheriff's deputy at the front door brings hard news to Ree Dolly. Her father has skipped bail on charges that he ran a crystal meth lab, and the Dollys will lose their house if he doesn't show up for his next court date. Ree's father has disappeared before. The Dolly clan has worked the shadowy side of the law for generations, and arrests (and attempts to avoid them) are part of life in Rathlin Valley.

    Brooks says: "A Masterpiece"
    "enthralling, like the movie"
    Overall

    First I saw the movie. A great movie, kept me on the edge of my seat. Talking about oscars, the oscars deserved this movie. But I didn't get everything, didn't understand why things went as they went. So I bought the audiobook. Read by Emma Galvin, it took me some time to get used to her voice, her intonations. Listened to her reading the book, in my car commuting, twice. I got enthralled by it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Book Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Markus Zusak
    • Narrated By Allan Corduner
    Overall
    (9161)
    Performance
    (7235)
    Story
    (7272)

    It's just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books.

    Amazon Customer says: "Word Thief"
    "amazing power of words"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Book Thief to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the book yet, but after listening I will surely buy me a copy. It's an enthralling story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Liesl, but my heart goes out to Hans Hubermann.


    What about Allan Corduner’s performance did you like?

    Allan Corduner has a pleasant voice to listen to. Using german accents is a bit to much for me though.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Book Thief and why?

    A difficult question to answer, there are so many characters opting for the position. If must be then I vote for papa.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a story not only for teens or young adults. I can recommend this book for all adults.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Neverwhere

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    Overall
    (6370)
    Performance
    (3145)
    Story
    (3167)

    Richard Mayhew is an unassuming young businessman living in London, with a dull job and a pretty but shrewish fiancée. Then one night he stumbles upon a girl lying on the sidewalk, bleeding. He stops to help her, and his life is changed forever. Soon he finds himself living in a London most people would never have dreamed of: a city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels. It is a world that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth of sewer canals and abandoned subway stations.

    Thomas says: "Neverwhere is Great"
    "intriguing fantasy"
    Overall

    Wonderfully narrated by the writer him self, I kept listening. It's a nice enough story settled in a London I never came across. I just loved the wit and the story about London underground. Just listen and let it flow over you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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