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Gerry

gerrymor Auburn, AL

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  • The Chaperone

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Laura Moriarty
    • Narrated By Elizabeth McGovern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2002)
    Performance
    (1765)
    Story
    (1751)

    >The Chaperone is a captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922, and the summer that would change them both. Only a few years before becoming a famous actress and an icon for her generation, a 15-year-old Louise Brooks leaves Wichita to make it big in New York. Much to her annoyance, she is accompanied by a thirty-six-year-old chaperone who is neither mother nor friend. Cora Carlisle is a complicated but traditional woman with her own reasons for making the trip.

    Amanda says: "Perfection."
    "Wonderful!!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Chaperone the most enjoyable?

    Elizabeth McGovern's beautiful reading.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cora, of course.


    What does Elizabeth McGovern bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I could listen to her reading while I was working onmy other computer.


    If you could rename The Chaperone, what would you call it?

    Sometime the good guys win? I don't know.


    Any additional comments?

    This may be the best book I've ever listened to from Audible.com. I will certainly listen to it again. I have downloaded two more books, one by Laura Moriarty and one because it is read by Elizabeth McGovern. I certainly will get her reading of Downton Abbey.

    I think I prefer women's voices because women read to me when I was a child. Those were peaceful quiet times. Something in me responds to being read to. I listen to a book every night on my Ipod, but some that are as good as this one, I listen to in the day because I don't want to miss anything.

    20 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • The End of the Affair

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Graham Greene
    • Narrated By Colin Firth
    Overall
    (2188)
    Performance
    (2012)
    Story
    (2006)

    Graham Greene’s evocative analysis of the love of self, the love of another, and the love of God is an English classic that has been translated for the stage, the screen, and even the opera house. Academy Award-winning actor Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man) turns in an authentic and stirring performance for this distinguished audio release.

    Emily - Audible says: "Colin Firth Kills It"
    "Audible at its Best"
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The End of the Affair the most enjoyable?

    The way Colin Firth tells the story is as good as the plot.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Colin Firth who played the hero.


    Have you listened to any of Colin Firth’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, and he is always good. The King's Speech may be his best of all.


    If you could take any character from The End of the Affair out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Colin Firth because we would talk about English theatre and English movies.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a book I will keep on my hard drive so that I can listen to it again. It isn't so long that you lose your place. It is just the right length. I enjoyed it very much and wish you had some more just like this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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