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Judy

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  • The Shipping News

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Annie Proulx
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (58)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    At 36, Quoyle, a third-rate newspaperman, is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his two-timing wife gets her just desserts. He retreats with his two daughters to his ancestral home on the starkly beautiful Newfoundland coast, where a rich cast of local characters all play a part in Quoyle's struggle to reclaim his life. As three generations of his family cobble up new lives, Quoyle confronts his private demons - and the unpredictable forces of nature and society - and begins to see the possibility of love without pain or misery.

    Polly says: "Can't Explain Why I Love This Book"
    "Far better than the movie"
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    What did you love best about The Shipping News?

    I love the atmosphere and the characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Billy Priddy - tough old guy who remembers everything


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

    The wonderful voices add so realism much to the the story -- I'd never get that just reading the book.


    Any additional comments?

    The book scarcely resembles the terrible movie -- Annie Proulz should sue the screen writer.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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