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DALTON, GEORGIA, United States | Listener Since 2009

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  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Harriet Beecher Stowe
    • Narrated By Mirron Willis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (77)

    Uncle Tom is a high-minded, devoutly Christian black slave to a kind family, the Shelbys. But beset by financial difficulties, the Shelbys sell Tom to a slave trader. Young George Shelby promises to someday redeem him. The story relates Uncle Tom's trials, suffering, and religious fortitude.

    Sam Motes says: "The beginning of the end of slavery"
    "I finally 'read' Uncle Tom's Cabin."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I think everyone should read it in order to get a accurate account of slavery, not some sugar coated version.


    What other book might you compare Uncle Tom's Cabin to and why?

    Gone with the Wind, it should be compared to it to clarify the stark differences.


    Have you listened to any of Mirron Willis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me cry and made me hurt for all those who lived under the whip of slavery.


    Any additional comments?

    As I said, it is a must read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Persimmon Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1710)
    Performance
    (1263)
    Story
    (1253)

    The Persimmon Tree opens in Indonesia in 1942 on the cusp of Japanese invasion and the evacuation of Batavia (Jakarta) by the Dutch. Seventeen-year-old Nicholas Duncan is on holiday there, in pursuit of an exotic butterfly known as the Magpie Crow. It's an uncertain, dangerous time to be in Indonesia, and Nick's options of getting out are fast dwindling. Amidst the fear and chaos he falls in love with Anna, the beautiful daughter of a Dutch acquaintance, and she nicknames him 'Mr Butterfly'.

    Corinne says: "An excellent sequel"
    "Very good book!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Persimmon Tree the most enjoyable?

    The characters come to life. The story is interesting and the writer takes you through the life of the characters in a very compelling way. You do not want to stop listening.


    What other book might you compare The Persimmon Tree to and why?

    There is no comparison that comes to mind.


    What about Humphrey Bower’s performance did you like?

    Very well read, and very understandable.


    If you could rename The Persimmon Tree, what would you call it?

    Hope is like a Persimmon Tree.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the book, loved the story and will probably listen to it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18748)
    Performance
    (12858)
    Story
    (12750)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "Outlander"
    Overall

    Diana Gabaldon is an excellent writer. I listened to Dragonfly in Amber before I knew this book existed. I downloaded it, listened to it, then re-listened to Dragonfly in Amber. I just bought Voyager and will continue through her body of work. Excellent!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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