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Cammy

Newtown, PA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • A Land More Kind Than Home

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Wiley Cash
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan, Lorna Raver, Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (200)
    Performance
    (182)
    Story
    (179)

    For a curious boy like Jess Hall, growing up in Marshall means trouble when your mother catches you spying on grown-ups. Adventurous and precocious, Jess is enormously protective of his older brother, Christopher, a mute whom everyone calls Stump. Though their mother has warned them not to snoop, Stump can't help sneaking a look at something he's not supposed to - an act that will have catastrophic repercussions, shattering both his world and Jess's. It's a wrenching event that thrusts Jess into an adulthood for which he's not prepared.

    Janice says: "An American Tragedy"
    "This book just shattered me"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Land More Kind Than Home to be better than the print version?

    Yes - you need to "hear" the distinct voices


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Clem - he seemed to be the voice of reason while Addie gave the needed moral/spiritual guidance


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They nailed the accent, the tone and the delivery of people from that area of the country


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

    This book just shattered me. I not only listened to the audible version, I read it too. The depth of storytelling combined with the perfect touch of lightness kept it from being overdramatic. It was honest and true to the region and the issue of bondage within religion, the issues of social class and structure, and the power of forgiveness.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (752)
    Performance
    (639)
    Story
    (644)

    Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. This first in the series sends Emily on her first case after she successfully persuades a skeptical CIA recruitment officer that she is the best person for the job.

    Linda says: "Miss Julia Does Bond"
    "Good Manners Never go out of Style"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it's utterly charming even though it's a bit dated - to me, that was part of the charm


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Mrs. Polifax is a mix of Mr. Magoo and Jessica from Murder She Wrote so of course I had to see what would happen next


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The one with the goats


    Any additional comments?

    Fun start to the series and one that I didn't have to worry about playing aloud with my kids in the house!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6935)
    Performance
    (6603)
    Story
    (6615)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Brian says: "Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped"
    "Not Your Teenage Son's Space Story"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Martian the most enjoyable?

    The narration was spot on and the story was just so humorous.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Martian?

    The touching ending - I was surprised to find myself a little teary eyed.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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