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Christine

Port MoresbyPapua New Guinea

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  • 159 titles in library
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  • Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Alexandra Fuller
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (428)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (183)

    Alexandra Fuller tells the idiosyncratic story of her life growing up white in rural Rhodesia as it was becoming Zimbabwe. The daughter of hardworking, yet strikingly unconventional English-bred immigrants, Alexandra arrives in Africa at the tender age of two. She moves through life with a hardy resilience, even as a bloody war approaches. Narrator Lisette Lecat reads this remarkable memoir of a family clinging to a harsh landscape and the dying tenets of colonialism.

    Cynthia says: "Captivating"
    "This is similar to my life"
    Overall

    I was born in Papua New Guinea in early 1970's to a Papua New Guinean mother and Scottish father. I could relate to alot of the issues and some incidents in the story - the racism, the colonist attitudes, hurt parents and the richness of the country.
    I got a good sense of Africa (and I havn't been there).
    Really liked the story. Olivia died by accident, it wasn't anyones fault.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Call Me Madame Esme

    • NONE (57 mins)
    • By Esme Codell
    • Narrated By Esme Codell
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    This is the diary of Esme Raji Codell, a first-year teacher at a Chicago public school. Codell describes the frustrations - incompetent administrators, abusive parents, gang members and, at times, her own insecurities - she encountered when she began her teaching career in this inner-city school and the unique ways she approached them. As Codell puts it, she has "Thirty-one children. Thirty-one chances. Thirty-one futures, our futures. Everything they become, I also become."

    Christine says: "The BEST!"
    "The BEST!"
    Overall

    I keep listening to this one over and over...always make me laugh, inspired and other good stuff.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Twisted Triangle: A Famous Crime Writer, a Lesbian Love Affair, and the FBI Husband's Revenge

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Caitlin Rother, John Hess
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (45)

    Twisted Triangle is the first complete narrative thriller about the sensational story of Margo Bennett, a married FBI agent who had a love affair with best-selling author Patricia Cornwell and whose jealous husband, Gene Bennet, a superstar FBI undercover agent, kidnapped and attempted to murder her.

    John says: "Gripping and soul-searching"
    "Interesting subject"
    Overall

    It was promising - but parts of it was quite boring (hate that word but can't think of another word).
    It was okay.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Once

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Morris Gleitzman
    • Narrated By Morris Gleitzman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Felix lives in a convent orphanage high in the mountains in Poland. He is convinced his parents are still alive and that they will one day come back to get him. When Nazi soldiers come to the orphanage Felix decides to escape and make his way home. The journey to find his parents is a long and difficult one, as all of Poland is occupied by the Nazis and a dangerous place for a Jewish boy.

    Denis says: "once ..loved by all"
    "Brillant, raw, insightful and so much more"
    Overall

    So heartbreaking and moving. Loved all the characters. Will get all the kids to listen to it.
    Barney & Fliex are such heroes and the little girls that jumped.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Brighton Trunk Case & The Blazing Car Case: The Famous Trials Series

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By Edgar Lustgarten
    • Narrated By Edgar Lustgarten
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Two true-crime trials involving Norman Birkett: in 1934, he summed up a case for the defence with matchless eloquence; in 1931, he brilliantly prosecuted an accused murderer.

    Christine says: "good stuff"
    "good stuff"
    Overall

    I love the style and the narrative. Cases of course were also interesting. Wish there were more of these series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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