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Carol E. Maurer

Teach only love, for that is what you are.

Phoenix, AZ | Member Since 2008

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  • Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (991)
    Performance
    (397)
    Story
    (394)

    At the end of her best-selling memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian-born man of Australian citizenship who'd been living in Indonesia when they met. Resettling in America, the couple swore eternal fidelity to each other, but also swore to never, ever, under any circumstances get legally married. But providence intervened one day in the form of the United States government....

    Nancy says: "Perfect timing"
    "Well researched history of marriage plus memoir."
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    If you could sum up Committed in three words, what would they be?

    Worth the listen!


    What other book might you compare Committed to and why?

    Stands on it's own. Blends historical fact with a process of coming to terms with marriage, albeit reluctantly.


    Which character – as performed by Elizabeth Gilbert – was your favorite?

    She narrated her own process.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Not appropriate for a film.


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone who still believes the political arguments about marriage can learn the truth in this well researched book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Invention of Wings: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Sue Monk Kidd
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Adepero Oduye, Sue Monk Kidd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6649)
    Performance
    (6027)
    Story
    (6025)

    From the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees, a magnificent novel about two unforgettable American women. Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world - and it is now the newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

    Jan says: "Historical Fiction - beautifully quilted!"
    "Rings true! Fiction based on fact."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is helpful to understand how the rights of slaves and women's rights have been an ongoing issue in our country, and how certain brave people spearheaded both issues.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narration was wonderful.


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

    Both equally. The voice of slave and the voice of the one who came to oppose the institution of slavery are both performed impeccably.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not necessarily, but I did because I was on a long road trip.


    Any additional comments?

    Anything by Sue Monk Kidd is wonderful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Just Kids

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Patti Smith
    • Narrated By Patti Smith
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (788)
    Performance
    (677)
    Story
    (671)

    Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late 60s and 70s and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists' ascent, a prelude to fame.

    Rick says: "Exceptional. Deeply honest and thoughtful."
    "One of the Best Memoirs I've Read"
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    What made the experience of listening to Just Kids the most enjoyable?

    I am in the same age group as the author yet have lived a very different life. This opened up my experience to the rock music scene and the art world that I had mostly ignored while having babies and dealing with survival.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Just Kids?

    There were so many . . . moments of the great love between the author and Robert Mapplethorpe were touching and inspiring and although they parted ways as a couple, their love for each other stayed strong and solid. This book is a tribute to that love and Patti made it a beautiful one.


    Which character – as performed by Patti Smith – was your favorite?

    I loved both Patti and Robert equally for the truth in their work and staying true to it while supporting each other in the best type of friendship imaginable.


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

    The moment Patti and Robert had to say goodbye when he was dying of AIDS was particularly moving, but there were many others.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved experiencing this time of my life in a whole new way. Patti was acquainted with so many famous musicians and artists of the era and helped me feel like I had met them as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rachel Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Broadbent
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3169)
    Performance
    (2820)
    Story
    (2827)

    Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack is a letter addressed to Harold from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in 20 years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person.

    FanB14 says: "Wonderful Walkabout"
    "I loved this story"
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    Would you listen to The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry again? Why?

    No, there are too many amazing books to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story rang true for me on many levels. How we can live with someone and really not know them, mostly because they do not know themselves and we do not know ourselves. And how we are all capable of so much more than we realize, and capable of surprising ourselves in the process of learning that.


    What about Jim Broadbent’s performance did you like?

    I love a British accent.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and why?

    Harold and his journey of self discovery and endurance and letting go.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a lovely book, especially for those with relationship difficulties.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Michael A. Singer
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1163)
    Performance
    (989)
    Story
    (988)

    Spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer explores the question of human identity and shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and achieve happiness and self-realization.

    Lea says: "Fabulous!"
    "Listen again and again"
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    What did you love best about The Untethered Soul?

    This book tells the truth very clearly and every time you listen you are reminded again that YOU are not the one who is listening or experiencing your life; YOU are the one observing it all. If we can step back into that truth and really untether from the temporal world and just flow from our Reality, which is only Spirit or Soul, complete peace and joy is what remains.


    What other book might you compare The Untethered Soul to and why?

    Spiritual Liberation by Michael Bernard Beckwith is the one I listened to recently.


    Have you listened to any of Peter Berkrot’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    What did you learn from The Untethered Soul that you would use in your daily life?

    Monitoring my thoughts and emotions is the key; then remind myself to let go of the thoughts and just ALLOW things to flow and they will pass.


    Any additional comments?

    Not to be listened to just once.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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