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Cheryl

Rocklin, CA | Member Since 2012

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  • And the Mountains Echoed

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Khaled Hosseini, Navid Negahban, Shohreh Aghdashloo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2297)
    Performance
    (2038)
    Story
    (2024)

    Khaled Hosseini, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations.

    FanB14 says: "Does the End Justify the Means"
    "Hard to follow at times"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I was really looking forward to his new book. My favorite book of his is by far Kite Runner. I thought his second book: A Thousand Splendid Suns was just okay. I had my hopes up for this latest book to be as great at Kite Runner but I ended up disappointed. I felt the story was very hard to follow at times. With the different narrators and the story changing direction really made it difficult to follow even though the sections in the story were long. On numerous occasions I found myself going back in the story to re-listen so I could have a better understanding of the story. Additionally, I would have preferred there be only one narrator and for the story to be told in chronological order. It would have made it a much better book. I prefer Hosseini being the narrator of his stories. I'm disappointed that I'll have to listen to the entire book again at some point in the future to fully make sense of the story and better understand the characters.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    tell it in chronological order


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    not telling the story in chronological order and multiple narrators


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  • Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8640)
    Performance
    (7501)
    Story
    (7507)

    Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist.

    Tracy L says: "I CAN'T LISTEN ANY LONGER! I'M BUYING THE BOOK."
    "Enjoyable"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifty Shades Darker to be better than the print version?

    I do enjoy most all audio editions of the books I read more so than print editions.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Christian Gray, I liked learning more about his character. More than just his sexual side.


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

    Becca Battoe does a great job with all the characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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