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  • The Book Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Markus Zusak
    • Narrated By Allan Corduner
    Overall
    (8778)
    Performance
    (6886)
    Story
    (6918)

    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"
    "Could not finish listening to this one"
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    What disappointed you about The Book Thief?

    I didn't really like any of the characters other than the Book Thief herself.


    What was most disappointing about Markus Zusak’s story?

    the constant swearing in German


    Any additional comments?

    the one thing I did kind of enjoy was 'Death' as the narrator

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • NW: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Zadie Smith
    • Narrated By Karen Bryson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (129)

    Somewhere in Northwest London stands Caldwell housing estate, relic of 70s urban planning. Five identical blocks, deliberately named: Hobbes, Smith, Bentham, Locke, and Russell. If you grew up there, the plan was to get out and get on, to something bigger, better. Thirty years later ex-Caldwell kids Leah, Natalie, Felix, and Nathan have all made it out, with varying degrees of succes - whatever that means....

    BowedBookshelf says: "I believe this book is best listened to than read"
    "stellar performance!"
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    What made the experience of listening to NW the most enjoyable?

    the narrator really brought the characters to life


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

    Karen Bryson turns the story into what feels like a live performance by someone who really understands and cares about each character. Her spoken use of the chapter numbers also adds to the story and my ability to see the words and events in their proper context.


    Any additional comments?

    I had a little trouble getting what was going on in the beginning as I am not familiar with all of the references to neighborhoods in London. It became clearer as we went along so think I will listen to the beginning again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jerome Groopman, Pamela Hartzband
    • Narrated By Linda Emond, Cotter Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Your doctor suggests you take a drug to lower your blood pressure, but you’ve read that it has risky side effects for some patients. Do you take the drug given the risks it entails, or do you risk living with high blood pressure? The answers to questions like this can be maddeningly—even dangerously—elusive. Drs. Groopman and Hartzband provide groundbreaking guidance any patient can use to tailor their medical choices to their own physical and emotional needs.

    e-Patient says: "For patient engagement, a must read"
    "Big help to me"
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    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Help!


    Any additional comments?

    I have had two big decisions to make about medical treatment for myself this year. I have made those decisions with the help of this book. I have great trouble actually reading self help books. I like to read to escape my own life and venture into other lives, but the information to be found here is most valuable. Doctors have so little time to spend with their patients these days and most are not as skilled as these two. Thank you, doctors Groopman and Hartzband. The readers have done an excellent job as well.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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