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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
    (2752)
    Performance
    (2421)
    Story
    (2416)

    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"
    "Such a disappointment"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I don't know. I loved A Thousand Splendid Suns, both the story and the narration of it. And it could be that the story in this book is just as intriguing, but I cannot get past the horrible narration to even follow the story line.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I am very interested in learning about that part of the world and its history.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I have to speed up the female narrator's voice...it drags so much. Like nails on a chalkboard. One of the male narrators does a good job, but the other one is also very difficult to listen too. I don't know which of the male narrators is which though to say who it is.


    What character would you cut from And the Mountains Echoed?

    I am hoping that the book itself is as excellent as his prior two books - I just loved reading them. Its just the audio version is so hard to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    I have listened to many audio books, some are excellent, some are just okay. This is really not okay.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood: Outlander, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5208)
    Performance
    (4839)
    Story
    (4827)

    Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to 1743 Scotland, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for a young soldier, James Fraser.

    G. House Sr. says: "Eloquent Fabulous Historical - Grand Continuation"
    "Fantastic!!!"
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    Would you listen to Written in My Own Heart's Blood again? Why?

    I will be listening again...the story is so intricate, it takes more than one read to get all of the details. Plus it is just a delight to listen to.


    What other book might you compare Written in My Own Heart's Blood to and why?

    All of Diana Gabaldon's books in the Outlander series are just fantastic reads!


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

    She is so much more than a narrator - I have listened to several audio books and most narrators just read the story with a little inflection here or there. Davina embodies each character, you can hear her crying when the character does.. all of the emotions are there and she reads each character to perfection.


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

    "You can't go home again...or just maybe you can"


    Any additional comments?

    Please give Davina what ever award there is for excellence in narrating!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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