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Colleen

Grayslake, IL USA | Member Since 2012

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  • Middlesex

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Eugenides
    • Narrated By Kristoffer Tabori
    Overall
    (6230)
    Performance
    (2389)
    Story
    (2415)

    In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school in Grosse Pointe, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking, strawberry-blonde classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them - along with Callie's failure to develop physically - leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all.

    Christopher Allen walker says: "Great Pulitzer Winning novel!"
    "Middlesex"
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    What did you love best about Middlesex?

    I loved how the narrator brought the characters to life. I could picture the story in my mind as it was unfolding.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed how the character's lives and story were interwoven with historical events, like World War II, the Detroit riots, etc.


    Which character – as performed by Kristoffer Tabori – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed them all, but especially Desdemona and Milton.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Empire Falls

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Richard Russo
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (130)

    Dexter County, Maine, and specifically the town of Empire Falls, has seen better days, and for decades, in fact, only a succession from bad to worse. One by one, its logging and textile enterprises have gone belly-up, and the once vast holdings of the Whiting clan (presided over by the last scion’s widow) now mostly amount to decrepit real estate. The working classes, meanwhile, continue to eke out whatever meager promise isn’t already boarded up. Miles Roby gazes over this ruined kingdom from the Empire Grill, an opportunity of his youth that has become the albatross of his life.

    margaret says: "Hugely Enjoyable"
    "First Audible Experience"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Empire Falls to be better than the print version?

    Yes: I started reading the print version, then switched over to the audio version and enjoyed it very much.


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

    Haven't listened to any of Ron McLarty's performances before, but I would again.


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

    It didn't really have that kind of "gripping" plot. I enjoyed listening to it as I was driving to work and back.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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