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Joan Price

Joan Price, author

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  • The Invention of Wings: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5537)
    Performance
    (5040)
    Story
    (5025)

    From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

    Jan says: "Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!"
    "Stunning narration"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The story gripped me, and part of its allure was the exceptional narration. I believed the characters. Beautifully done.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Invention of Wings?

    Handful's story was especially gripping.


    Any additional comments?

    I see why Oprah chose this book for her book club 2.0 selection. Masterful storytelling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • This Is How You Lose Her

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Junot Díaz
    • Narrated By Junot Díaz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (408)
    Performance
    (353)
    Story
    (359)

    The stories in This Is How You Lose Her, by turns hilarious and devastating, raucous and tender, lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weaknesses of our all-too-human hearts. They capture the heat of new passion, the recklessness with which we betray what we most treasure, and the torture we go through - "the begging, the crawling over glass, the crying" - to try to mend what we've broken beyond repair. They recall the echoes that intimacy leaves behind, even where we thought we did not care.

    josh says: "Good collection of short stories"
    "Love the author's reading!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a popular book right now, deservedly so. I enjoyed it thoroughly.


    What did you like best about this story?

    We don't usually get the inside scoop on what goes on in the mind of a "cheating" guy, how he justifies it and regrets it, how he deals with the challenges of his life -- upbringing, dying brother, and much more. I liked the linked story format -- we meet him at different times of his life, and we piece together how all of these experiences made him the person he is.


    What about Junot Díaz’s performance did you like?

    Fabulous performance. He brought his character to life with his reading, his accent, his idiosyncrasies.


    If you could rename This Is How You Lose Her, what would you call it?

    A Cheater's Life Revealed


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk About Sex After Sixty

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Joan Price
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Better Than I Ever Expected is a warm, witty, and honest book that contends with the challenges and celebrates the delights of older-life sexuality. It asserts that women over sixty are at the top of their game when it comes to enjoying sex. Joan Price's woman-to-woman straight talk transcends the self-help style of other books in this field. Yes, there are challenges to sex after menopause and beyond, says Price, but there are also creative solutions.

    Joan Price says: "Spicy Love Story & More"
    "Spicy Love Story & More"
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    Where does Better Than I Ever Expected rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's the first book I wrote about senior sex and it celebrates my later-life love affair, so of course I love it!


    What other book might you compare Better Than I Ever Expected to and why?

    This book was the prelude to Naked at Our Age, which addresses the problems and challenges faced by our age group. This book celebrates the joys.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The nail-filing scene gets me every time I read it to audiences at my talks. I see the women smile and squirm, and so do I!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Celebrating senior sex!


    Any additional comments?

    Please check out Naked at Our age, too. The two books are a pair.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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