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  • Middlesex

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Eugenides
    • Narrated By Kristoffer Tabori
    Overall
    (6244)
    Performance
    (2401)
    Story
    (2428)

    In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school in Grosse Pointe, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry-blonde classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them - along with Callie's failure to develop physically - leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all.

    Christopher Allen walker says: "Great Pulitzer Winning novel!"
    "Great Narration to a great book"
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    If you could sum up Middlesex in three words, what would they be?

    know thy self


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this story, and the realness of how decisions we make have an outreaching consequence on many more people than we can conceptualize ourselves. I loved the sociology of family and traditions and the point of view of the narrator, Cal. This magical glimpse into things we seldom get to see regarding social taboos of sexual attraction and even gender differnces, was presented in a fresh way that allowed for compassion and understanding instead of contempt. "Middlesex" was only made better by the preformance of the reader, who brought each character to life and added sheer delight to the telling of such an outstanding story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Letting Go of God

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Julia Sweeney
    • Narrated By Julia Sweeney
    Overall
    (1553)
    Performance
    (452)
    Story
    (453)

    Julia Sweeney says she was a "happy Catholic girl" when, one day, she walked into church and signed up for a Bible-study course. "What an eye opener that was!" she says. Equally comedic and insightful, Letting Go of God is Sweeney's brilliant one-woman show about her struggle with her faith.

    Mark says: "A Brilliant Personal Journey of Discovery"
    "a great spring board for additional discussion."
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    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed learning Julia's story and hearing how she has searched and thought out a spiritual foundation for herself. She asked many of the same questions, struggled with the same text, attitudes and dogma I did while attending seminary. I have great respect for Julia, because her beliefs are her own based on her own prayer, meditation, study and search, and not that of a closed minded faith that was handed to her without her own participation. I found this book to be smart, fresh and thoughful. Blessing to you Julia on your continued search.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Susan Cain
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4335)
    Performance
    (3741)
    Story
    (3720)

    At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

    Teddy says: "Thought provoking and Uplifting.... A++++++++!!!!!"
    "enilightening"
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    Where does Quiet rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have read other books on the subject but appreciated Cain's information regarding the nueorological connection on introverted behaviors. I have already recommended Quiet to several of my friends and family.


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