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  • 2 reviews
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  • 65 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Hannah B. Harvey

    An absolute treat for the heart and mind, these 24 lectures demonstrate how to master the art of storytelling, offering insight into the process of crafting and delivering a tale to enhancing the stories you tell everyday-to your children at bedtime, in your conversational anecdotes, and in your presentations at work. Teachers, lawyers, clergy, coaches, parents, and anyone who wants to understand the power of stories to capture hearts and minds will benefit from these lessons.

    Amber says: "At least her voice was pleasant..."
    "At least her voice was pleasant..."
    Would you try another book from The Great Courses and/or Professor Hannah B. Harvey?

    When I chose this 'Great Course,' I was under the impression that I would learn the invaluable secrets of a professional storyteller. I quickly figured out that there are no secrets; I waited hours and hours for the slightest resemblance of a tidbit of insightful knowledge, and it turns out that there weren't any at all to be found. I can think of a multitude of questions that I would've liked answered regarding the process of becoming a compelling storyteller, but instead, the information given in this audiobook was too simple. It's not that this 'Course' is developed for an elementary-level learner, but there wasn't any knowledge departed that wasn't already known from common sense. The majority of the audiobook is spent on the narrator telling stories about people she knows; and when the lessons concluded, I was left trying to understand the significance of the story and the lesson derived from it. There are no lessons in this Course, only a deluge of stories that the narrator thinks are interesting and which bear no significance to the 'lessons' given. Don't waste your time on this audiobook.

    74 of 85 people found this review helpful
  • The Woman in White

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Glen McCready, Rachel Bavidge
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Walter Hartright, a drawing teacher to two sisters, wants to marry Laura, though she is betrothed to another. But who is the mysterious woman in white he encounters? Wilkie Collins was a master of suspense, but his transfer to audiobook requires a cast of readers to faithfully reflect the11 different characters who tell the story. Naxos AudioBooks brings together a strong cast to bring alive the mystery and suspense of The Woman in White.

    Liz says: "Excellent Writing; Superb Narration"
    "Best Audiobook That Doesn't Require Full Attention"
    Where does The Woman in White rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book was so fun to listen to! The dramatized dialogue made the story come to life!

    What did you like best about this story?

    The narrators were able to capture the author's intention characterizations.

    Have you listened to any of Glen McCready and Rachel Bavidge ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've never heard their narrations prior to this audiobook.

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

    The narrators were able to portray hilarious Italian accents which were consistent with the novel's intention.

    Any additional comments?

    The best audiobook for driving/cleaning the house/walking/anything that doesn't require paying full attention.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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