Liesl and Po is a darling little mash up of turn of the century and fantasy world themes. From trains to magic with ghosts, the story is good fun and the narration by Jim Dale is wonderful.
A few months ago, I expressed to my brother that something must be wrong with me because in 25+ of professional corporate environment, I have been to lunch with other people a dozen times. All of the other times, I get in my car, grab some food and eat and listen to audio books in the privacy of my personal transportation device.I then listened to Quiet and it all makes sense. I take an hour in the morning before my house wakes up, an hour at lunch listening to audio books, and an hour nap after work because of my severe introversion.
Keep in mind, that when I was brave enough to announce that I was an introvert in a corporate team meeting a few weeks ago, everyone was surprised. I am very outspoken and one of the best people to lead meetings or stand up and give presentations, but I must recharge multiple times a day or woe unto me.Thank you for finally making me understand that my need for recharge time is a normal mental state for people who are introverts.
I would re-listen to Warm Bodies with a notebook and pen just to write down awesomely crafted phrases.
“I want to change my punctuation. I long for exclamation marks, but I'm drowning in ellipses.”
I went into this book thinking that it would be another YA book converted to a movie for a mass audience. I intentionally read the book first and was amazed at the elegance of the writing. This and "The Secret Life of Bees" are the only two audio books I can say that I would re-listen to just to capture some of the sentences.
This page contains spoilers, but go to it after you listen to recapture some of the best moments.
Although the book intentionally blurs the line between what is subjective, and what is objective, the book is written as a first-hand account of experiences. In the writing style adopted by the author, the mental ticks and potholes of a mentally disturbed individual truly comes through.
Not surprising that this was written by the same author as The Red Tree.
The movie did a great job of representing the book's intent, but the expansion of the story line in the book made it all the better.
The irreverent losers who lead the campaign to save the world from brain eating spiders are much more fun than stoic "everyman" characters who handle the issues the way 99% of Americans would behave. This shows us that most of us would prefer to be thought of as irreverent loses than falling into the 99%.
Yes, yes I would.
The intermixing of multiple lines of differing opinions regarding the main character's motives. This is a book where the majority of characters are viewed as antagonists by some participants, but protagonists by themselves.
I loved the performer's voice acting of the Yule Lord's voice. You really got the feeling he was in a different character state of mind when voicing Krampus.
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