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  • Me Before You: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons, Anna Bentink, Steven Crossley, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3576)
    Performance
    (3242)
    Story
    (3260)

    Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life - steady boyfriend, close family - who has never been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life - big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel - and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy - but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected.

    Michael says: "Who or What defines Quality of Life?"
    "Paints a picture with her words - fantastic!"
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    Would you listen to Me Before You again? Why?

    Absolutely! It was a beautiful book and so well performed. I wanted to stop the car and write things down. The author had such a sense of humor, I laughed out loud at times.


    What other book might you compare Me Before You to and why?

    Hard to compare, but I haven't liked anything this much in a long while. Other books I enjoyed to this extent were "The Color Of Water," "The Help" "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    The main character Louisa.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were many. Her first trip to the Opera, their vacation, the maze...to say more would give too much away.


    Any additional comments?

    I really do recommend this audio book. It was beautifully written and performed. It also opened up my eyes to the many realities what is involved in life of life as quadriplegic. If you have a heart, it's a great book. If you don't, you'll probably grow one. It will also reach out to your sense of humor:)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Namesake

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Jhumpa Lahiri
    • Narrated By Sarita Choudhury
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1000)
    Performance
    (317)
    Story
    (320)

    The Namesake follows the Ganguli family through its journey from Calcutta to Cambridge to the Boston suburbs. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world. Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before, Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd, antic name.

    Diana - Audible says: "My favorite book - in print and audio"
    "Felt like the same story I have read over and over"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Jhumpa Lahiri and/or Sarita Choudhury?

    No


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Most Interesting - The later stories of the boy's mother as she was forced to find and do for herself
    Least Interesting - The main character just seemed to whine about his life way too much


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Sarita Choudhury?

    Someone with less of a monotone voice


    Do you think The Namesake needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I was very disappointed with this book. So many people loved it, but it felt like just another story of assimilation into a new culture. I feel like I have read it over and over.....just with different cultures and religions as the focal point.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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