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JDel

Iowa | Member Since 2008

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  • 4 reviews
  • 10 ratings
  • 419 titles in library
  • 13 purchased in 2014
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  • The Power of One

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (2963)
    Performance
    (1761)
    Story
    (1767)

    Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.

    Bob says: "Compelling story lifted higher by the narration"
    "5 Stars!"
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    Great story, great narration! Loved this book. My first from this author, but am downloading 2 more today.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mary Coin

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Marisa Silver
    • Narrated By Eva Kaminsky, Alison Fraser, Mark Zeisler
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (76)

    In her first novel since The God of War, critically acclaimed author Marisa Silver takes Dorothea Lange’s "Migrant Mother" photograph as inspiration for a breathtaking reinvention - a story of two women, one famous and one forgotten, and of the remarkable legacy of their singular encounter. In 1936, a young mother resting by the side of a road in Central California is spontaneously photographed by a woman documenting the migrant laborers who have taken to America’s farms in search of work....

    Paula says: "Engaging, Inventive . . . Still I Wanted More!"
    "Good Listen"
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    Great story and great narration. Did not know there was a story behind this famous photo. Interesting read in these modern day times where we have so many (in my opinion) social programs in place. This story tells of a time when there were no government "safety nets" available.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • City of Women

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By David R. Gillham
    • Narrated By Suzanne Bertish
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (287)
    Performance
    (251)
    Story
    (253)

    It is 1943 - the height of the Second World War. With the men taken by the army, Berlin has become a city of women. And while her husband fights on the Eastern Front, Sigrid Schröder is, for all intents and purposes, the model soldier's wife: She goes to work every day, does as much with her rations as she can, and dutifully cares for her meddling mother-in-law, all the while ignoring the horrific immoralities of the regime. But behind this façade is an entirely different Sigrid, a woman who dreams of her former Jewish lover.

    Susianna says: "Just Fine But My High Expectations? Foiled Again!"
    "Wonderful Story"
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    Don't miss out on this great audio book. The narration was very real, could imagine what Berlin was like in those dark days.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elegance of the Hedgehog

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Muriel Barbery
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat, Cassandra Morris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2144)
    Performance
    (1117)
    Story
    (1138)

    An enchanting New York Times and international best seller and award-winner about life, art, literature, philosophy, culture, class, privilege, and power, seen through the eyes of a 54-year-old French concierge and a precocious but troubled 12-year-old girl.

    Pyles says: "It surprised me"
    "Loved this book!"
    Overall

    I found the 2 readers of this book to be perfect. They enhanced a great story. I believe this to be the rare book that I prefer in audio format. Very French!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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