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Fatina Bisat

Tina

Macon, GA, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 3 reviews
  • 10 ratings
  • 117 titles in library
  • 18 purchased in 2014
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  • And the Mountains Echoed

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Khaled Hosseini, Navid Negahban, Shohreh Aghdashloo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2519)
    Performance
    (2225)
    Story
    (2218)

    Khaled Hosseini, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations.

    FanB14 says: "Does the End Justify the Means"
    "Outstanding novel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of And the Mountains Echoed to be better than the print version?

    Unfortunately not. This is one of the rare audio books in which I had to interrupt the audio several times when one of the male narrators ( not Khaled Hosseini ) was on and refer to the book. I ended up finishing the book from the print edition.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I do not mind narrators with accents at all, I actually prefer that if the story calls for it but in this case one of the male narrators had a very heavy accent.


    Any additional comments?

    If there were more than five stars , I would have given it to this book. It is even better than his last two books, the Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crossing to Safety

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Wallace Stegner
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (317)
    Performance
    (240)
    Story
    (244)

    One of the finest American authors of the 20th century, Wallace Stegner compiled an impressive collection of accolades during his lifetime, including a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, a National Book Award, and three O. Henry Awards. His final novel, Crossing to Safety is the quiet yet stirring tale of two couples that meet during the Great Depression and form a lifelong bond.

    Melissa says: "This is life"
    "Well written novel , but average story"
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    Performance
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I learned about this novel from the " The End of Your Life Book Club" book. When I checked it out, the reviews on it were amazing. Unfortunately I do not agree with the previous reviews. It is a very well written book but I think the story is average. There were times when I just wanted the chapter to end, the details of a certain situation would linger forever. I think the book could have been much shorter and still get the same message out.
    Having said that, still, I think there were some concepts, towards the end of the book, that were worth discussing


    What aspect of Richard Poe’s performance would you have changed?

    Too monotone for me


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I think I would prefer to see it in a movie setting rather than read it in a book and spend that much time on it


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Water for Elephants

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sara Gruen
    • Narrated By David LeDoux, John Randolph Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13669)
    Performance
    (6056)
    Story
    (6136)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Some books are meant to be read; others are meant to be heard – Water for Elephants falls into the second group, and is one of the best examples we have of how a powerful performance enhances a great story. Nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski reflects back on his wild and wondrous days with a circus. It's the Depression Era and Jacob, finding himself parentless and penniless, joins the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great Narration!!"
    "Very entertaining story"
    Overall

    I thought the book was very well researched. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the both narrators ( one at age 23 and the other at 93) .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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