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I am a woman, 48 years young and living in Sweden. I am a mother, have a dog and a beloved ex husband. My favorite books is the ones written with humor - the genre doesn't matter much. My taste defer but I want to feel something when I read a book - learn something, get my imagination stimulated, shiver, cry or laugh.

Lund, Sweden | Member Since 2015

  • 2 reviews
  • 51 ratings
  • 200 titles in library
  • 5 purchased in 2015

  • Life of Pi

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Yann Martel
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

    Theresa says: "Best audio of the year for me"
    "Endless lists.."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I think that a person who is really interested in zoological science, "how to survive" questions, and religion might think this book is a good one.

    Has Life of Pi turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I actually don't know which genre it belongs to, but I am quite sure about that it's this special book I don't like.

    What didn’t you like about Jeff Woodman’s performance?

    If a book has several different characters it's of course an advantage if the reader distinguish between them by different dialects and voices. This book however has only one main character, Pi, and it's completely unnecessary to try to use the special indian pronouncement for him. It only makes Pi sound like a fool!
    Also it's obvious that Jeff Woodman has to think so much about the pronunciation that he miss the meaning of the sentence and makes everything sound theatrical!

    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Definitely disappointment! I have read so many admiring comments about this book, but as I see it, the book hadn't been anything without it's endless descriptions of animal behavior, different religions and survival equipment. If you remove these from the book, there had been nothing left! No interesting dialogues, no poetry, no feelings...
    And when Pi sometimes says something in his loneliness it's mostly long theatrical declamations. Actually this book contains too many and to complicated philosophical discussions and solutions too belong to a sixteen year old boy. Pi's correct age should be at least 40!

    Any additional comments?

    The introduction of the book is definitely very much too long and the breaks of contemporary descriptions made me loose interest for continued listening. I forced myself to listen to the whole book hoping for the interesting part to come soon, but no...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seven Years to Sin

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sylvia Day
    • Narrated By Fiona Underwood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    A young man forced to sell his body for money. A young lady who watched him do it. Two tormented souls brought together years later to assuage the hunger of a desperate, irresistible attraction… With lush sensuality and unerring insight, Sylvia Day explores the underpinnings of intimacy and desire.

    Would you try another book from Sylvia Day and/or Fiona Underwood?

    Actually I don't know. It seems like the author has a tendency to repeat herself.

    What was most disappointing about Sylvia Day’s story?

    The lack of warmth and genuine passion which I found in the Crossfire novels. Also that the author repeat both story and replicas from the Crossfire novels!

    What didn’t you like about Fiona Underwood’s performance?

    It's too theatrical. The characters sounds foolish.

    What character would you cut from Seven Years to Sin?

    All of them...

    Any additional comments?

    I listened to the end of the book, but now I will delete it from my library.
    On the other hand, I will start over again with Bared to you...!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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